$142 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 12, 2014 Check-out: Oct 13, 2014

O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

4 stars
At Merrion Square, Dublin, 2
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
91 reviews
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
Great visit.

When my husband and I stayed at O'Callaghan Davenport, the hotel was under construction but we were... See full review

  • Liani
  • Apr 10, 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

Hotel Map

53.3415 -6.2501
Area served
Dublin.
Nearby airports
Dublin International Airport.
Area description
Dublin is ultimately a vibrant city of contrasts and leaves an indelible memory in the minds of many visitors. The O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel is located in Dublin City's Georgian Merrion Square, ideal for Dublin shopping as it is within strolling distance of the renowned Grafton Street area.

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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
  • St Stephen's Green: 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

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 (91)

Ratings and reviews for O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
91 out of 91
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traci S.
San Diego, CA
Apr 17, 2013

Great place!

We got a great deal & stayed for 3 nights. Walkable to everywhere. Staff was awesome.

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

4
5.01.0
Texas family of 4
Vernon, TX
Mar 17, 2013

Great Vacation

The hotel is very nice and the staff was very helful and friendly. The only criticism I have is that the hot and cold water faucets are separate and that makes it difficult to wash hands and face, but it seemed to be that way in a lot of places in Ireland. Also, the parking is not very close and costs. On the whole though, I reccomend this hotel - good location and very nice!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Do not rent a car in Dublin! If you need one to travel outside of Dublin, ok, but save your money! We got taken with the cost of the car insurance and it is VERY difficult to drive in Dublin - windy one way streets! And don't forget, they drive on the other side - walk instead - it's a definite time saver as well as not nearly as stressful.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rodrigo76
San Jose, CA
Mar 2, 2013

Fun weekend in Dublin, but...

Staff was great, very friendly and helpful; especially in helping sign up for the PAID wifi which was problematic, expensive, and very slow :( Not their fault. That's on management! Management: Offer free, competitively-performing wifi if you want more goodwill -- your staff is working hard to cultivate it; what are you doing to help them? That's the question a leader asks.

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

3
5.01.0
shana2581
NJ
Feb 19, 2013

Adequate hotel with some good staff

The hotel is centrally located and most of the staff is extremely helpful and friendly. I did encounter one rude friend desk clerk but this was made up by another front desk staff who went out of his way to help us book theater tickets.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AnnieB
Yorkshire UK
Feb 12, 2013

Great location

We had an excellent experience at O Callaghan Davenport and would definitely recommend it and stay again. Staff so helpful and would recommend junior suites and breakfast. Made a good Dublin weekend even better.

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

5
5.01.0
SUZI Q
Blyth Northumberland
Feb 1, 2013

Dublin virgins

A lovely well furnished hotel. Staff friendly and helpful. Rooms were large, huge beds, table,chairs coffee making, tv, and large sliding wardrobes . Bathroom clean and spacious, with hairdryer, mirrors and toiletries. Ordered room service on one evening and was surprised with the size of portions and time it took. The breakfast was a variety of choice, cooked, pastries, fruits, meats, cereals and juices. Only negative was that for the price I feel breakfast should have been included in the cost and not to be paid for extra.

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

5
5.01.0
River People
Ogdensburg, New York
Jun 19, 2012

Super Hotel

We just loved this hotel. We started our bus tour here and wish all had been so near places and had the classiness this one had. They don't have a pool but we were not looking for things like that. We were near Trinity College, and all other places we wanted to see in Dublin. Bus was a few feet away. Two pubs nearby, Kennedy and Ginger Man had GREAT food. Would love to stay there again. Helpful staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Trinity College, Book of Kells, Molly Malone, Pubs,Museums, Bus

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
alexa the queen
Business
new york, NY
Jun 7, 2012

old classy hotel

The hotel has an old classy charm in its appearance, and the staffs were very polite, classy, and pleasant. One thing I found very annoying was the faucets in the bathroom, which consist of two separate outlets for cold water and hot water, and they were far apart, so it was not possible to adjust the water temperature. (unless you mix hot water and cold water in the basin) Because the hot water was too. hot, and I didn't want to use water trapped in the basin, I ended up using only the cold water which was darn too cold. Other than the separate faucet piping problem, the rest was good. I liked the bed & bedding, and the breakfast buffet was pretty good. The options for room service is very limited, but the food tasted very good.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
A Chap from the States
Los Angeles
May 11, 2012

Great location, needs some work

A short walk to Trinity College and many other sights. That's the best thing. The rooms themselves need updating. Cleanliness can be stepped up (had to call to have sheets changed) Water pressure in shower great -- but where are the washcloths? Bed is extremely firm. I like to wind down at night by watching a little tv. Half the stations listed were not available. And although it was a flat screen -- no high def.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lola Marie
california
Mar 31, 2012

great price during the off season

a better deal during the off season for sure, it can be pricey during the high season.

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