$114 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 7, 2015

O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

4 stars
At Merrion Square, Dublin, 2
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
93 reviews
A Wonderful Weekend

What can I say? Perhaps that I would like to go back to the O'Callaghan Davenport as soon as we... See full review

  • Attilla the Librarian
  • Oct 20, 2014
Historic property with charm and ghosts (maybe)

This hotel was the first "railway" hotel and is supposed to be haunted--no ghosts for me but it was... See full review

  • Nianqua
  • Jul 6, 2014
Deluxe accommodations in one of Dublin’s best addresses
The O'Callaghan Davenport, housed in a former church, is situated in one of Dublin's most impressive Georgian areas surrounded by the National Gallery, Natural History Museum and steps from the architecturally stunning Merrion Square. The hotel's beautiful facade is complemented by interior accents of polished wood, marble and leather which make the Davenport a refined choice for travelers. Spacious guest rooms have recently been decorated in warm tones of cream and mahogany and include luxurious touches like cashmere throws and plush bedding.
Highlights
  • Historic facade in one of Dublin's stateliest areas, minutes from attractions and shopping
  • Newly decorated rooms feature little luxuries such as cashmere throws and cozy duvets
  • President's Bar and Lanyon Restaurant offer fine dining and refreshments until late
Rooms
The hotel's 114 rooms include 10 junior suites and two one-bedroom suites. All rooms have recently been decorated in cream and mahogany tones and feature Sealy mattresses and luxury bedding with cashmere throws by Foxford of County Mayo. European and North American electrical outlets, TV, personal safe, three telephones per room, work desk, tea and coffee station, garment-care unit featuring trouser press, iron, and ironing board are all included. Broadband, wired and wireless Internet access is available.
Features
The President's Bar and Lanyon restaurant offer a dark-wood-paneled refuge from the hurly-burly of modern Dublin. The President's Bar has a snack menu and the Lanyon offers full breakfast daily, as well as a sophisticated menu and wine list appreciated by guests and locals alike. A 24-hour fitness room, business center and private dining rooms are available. Car parking is available (fees apply) and babysitting services can be arranged for those travelling with children.
Transportation
  • Aircoach stops close to hotel
  • Short walk to both tram lines and to the city's bus and train service
  • Taxi service in front of hotel
Attractions
  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • National Museum of Ireland--Natural History
  • Temple Bar
  • Christchurch Cathedral
  • St. Stephen's Green Park
  • Trinity College
  • The Old Jameson Distillery
  • Bank of Ireland Arts Centre
Business
  • Four meeting spaces
  • 24-hour business center
  • Boardroom features library-like setting with high-tech amenities
  • Broadband Internet access
  • Satellite link available

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O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel Rooms

Twin room or double room
The room offers 2 single beds or 1 double bed which includes air conditioning, ironing board, trouser press, tea and coffee making facilities, personal safe, hairdryer, wired and fixed broadband, North American and European built in plug sockets and cable.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Oscar Wilde House: 0 mi
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History: 0.1 mi
  • National Gallery of Ireland: 0.1 mi
  • Merrion Square: 0.1 mi
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 0.2 mi
  • Leinster House: 0.2 mi
  • National Library of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • State Heraldic Museum: 0.2 mi
  • The Science Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Science Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • Pearse Street: 0.2 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 0.2 mi
  • Oscar Wilde House: 0 mi
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History: 0.1 mi
  • National Gallery of Ireland: 0.1 mi
  • Merrion Square: 0.1 mi
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 0.2 mi
  • Leinster House: 0.2 mi
  • National Library of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • State Heraldic Museum: 0.2 mi
  • The Science Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Science Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • Pearse Street: 0.2 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 0.2 mi
  • Kildare Street: 0.3 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.3 mi
  • The Doorway Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Taylor Galleries: 0.3 mi
  • The Douglas Hyde Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Dawson Street: 0.3 mi
  • Mansion House: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Hibernian Academy: 0.4 mi
  • The Duke Street Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Weingreen Museum of Biblical Antiquities: 0.4 mi
  • Brown Thomas: 0.4 mi
  • Grafton Street: 0.4 mi
  • River Liffey: 0.4 mi
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 0.4 mi
  • Economic and Social Research Institute: 0.4 mi
  • Talbot Memorial Bridge: 0.4 mi
  • Famine Memorial: 0.4 mi
  • Dublin Mall: 0.5 mi
  • College Green: 0.5 mi
  • Grand Canal Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • University of Dublin: 0.5 mi
  • Jeanie Johnston: 0.5 mi
  • Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Westmoreland Street: 0.5 mi
  • Butt Bridge: 0.5 mi
  • Gaiety Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • The Keeling Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Grand Canal: 0.5 mi
  • The Custom House: 0.5 mi

Dining

Restaurant
This charming Dublin restaurant is named after a famous architect, Sir Charles Lanyon. Like the historic faade of this Dublin hotel, Lanyons exudes an old world, traditional charm. This is a very stylish restaurant, serving top class international cuisine. A real favourite among local Dubliners.
Bar
Presidents Bar is a very popular choice to relax and enjoy a drink from the bar or a snack from bar menu available all day.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (93)

Ratings and reviews for O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
93 out of 93
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Peter the pirate
Business
Olney, Bucks, UK
Nov 29, 2014

Disappointing

Looked good on the web site. Fairly impersonal , no nice touches in the room, eg, no water, no biscuits, no flowers, over priced buffet breakfast, Noisy location. Staff were helpful and friendly. Room was of a nice size, the decor, especially the bathroom needed some renovation, chipped poorly applied paint, the wardrobe was taken up with an ironing board etc, even though it had a separate cupboard elsewhere in the room. Over all disappointing, we wouldn't go back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Pigs Ear, excellent food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff, a real find!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Attilla the Librarian
Business
in the Fiction section
Oct 20, 2014

A Wonderful Weekend

What can I say? Perhaps that I would like to go back to the O'Callaghan Davenport as soon as we can! The hotel is perfectly situated, close to museums and art galleries, on a main tour bus route and within walking distance of the shopping areas. The hotel is clean, smart and comfortable. The food is fantastic. But, most of all, the hotel is made by the staff who were warm, welcoming, polite and kind. Without doubt this is the best hotel stay we have ever had (and that includes top flight places in London)!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The food is great with fantastic fresh ingredients. It is also substantial, so allow plenty of time for your meals! The Guinness really is much, much better than anywhere else.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nianqua
Business
Maryland
Jul 6, 2014

Historic property with charm and ghosts (maybe)

This hotel was the first "railway" hotel and is supposed to be haunted--no ghosts for me but it was really great to stay in the historic property in such a comfortable bed. If you are coming from the London area and taking the train to catch the ferry to Dublin, I highly recommend staying here and exploring Chester as a side trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Do the tour of Chester in the old bus--very fun

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bloom2014
Business
tipperary
Apr 27, 2014

date night

Great location perfect for getting around Dublin extremely clean but small rooms

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Liani
Business
Washington DC
Apr 10, 2014

Great visit.

When my husband and I stayed at O'Callaghan Davenport, the hotel was under construction but we were impressed that it wasn't a nuisance. The staff was friendly and very helpful especially when it comes to giving pointers to local eateries and points of interests. The location was perfect: it's near Trinity College and Temple Bar area but far enough that it was not as crowded and noisy as Temple Bar. We had great time and would recommend O'Callaghan to our friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Great place to stay because it's quiet but it is near many points of interest, like Trinity College Library where the Book of Kells is housed. Many cafes in the neighborhood that serve great hot breakfast and yes, Irish breakfast too.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
gaz1
Business
scotland
Mar 23, 2014

nice tidy hotel

This is a nice hotel well within walking distance of the Town Centre. Very. Friendly staff who were glad to help. I never ate in the hotel therefore cannot comment on the food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Look at hiring a bike to tour this fabulous city

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bandaid308
Business
Washington State
Mar 13, 2014

Dublin Birthday Week end Bash

Have stayed in OCallaghan hotels before always a great value. The Davenport has the charm of early Dublin. The dark woods and rich colors are rich. The beds are very comfortable. The bathrooms with pedestal sink was spacious and the shower had a good water pressure. The breakfast room had a good variety of foods and hot food was hot!! The President's Bar served good food and a strong drink . Staff were welcoming, friendly and a good resource for finding local activities. The room was quiet. There was a lot of construction going on in and around Grafton Street so the advantage of this location was that it was well within walking distance to Trinity College at the top of Grafton, Pearce station was just around the corner a block away. Didn't spend daytime there as we were out and about, but would reccomend staying there. Enjoy!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cappa1500
Business
Waterford Ireland
Feb 16, 2014

A very comfortable stay

The room was large and clean with a fantastic bed . The room and location can not be faulted. The free wifi was adequate as I only needed 10 minutes . The reception staff were just ok . I didn't get one word from the front desk as I dropped my key in the morning . Perhaps it's me but why can't any irish hotel have an irish receptionist ?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AbZz
Business
Staffordshire
Nov 27, 2013

Special Birthday Celebration

Fabulous weekend from start to finish the hotel and its location added to the overall experience. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly nothing seemed to much trouble for them and our room was ready when we arrived at 10am. The room was booked for 3 and was a great sized room with good facilities. We'd certainly use this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Bewleys Restaurent in Grafton Street is well worth a visit

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
L to the B
Business
Philadelphia
Aug 23, 2013

O'Callaghan Davenport

For those looking for a hotel in a quite neighborhood setting within a 5 minute walking distant to the bustle of downtown Dublin. There were 2 local pubs (O'Donoghue's and the pub across the street) that make you feel like a local and have the best fish n chips, also a local start up with great sandwiches and a fine line of local start up brewery beers in bottle's. The room was comfortable, clean and had all that this traveler needed. I will stay the next time I am in Dublin.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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