$92 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 9, 2015 Check-out: Apr 10, 2015

O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

4 stars
View map of At Merrion Square, Dublin, 2

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
94 reviews
Beautiful, comfy hotel

Lovely hotel for a couple. Quiet area but in walking distance to great restaurants and central... See full review

  • Michelle
  • Feb 4, 2015
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
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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Reviewer score 3.9 out of 5

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:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
94 out of 94
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NYC, USA
Sep 13, 2010

Never again!!!!

When you arrive they let you know the breakfast will be served in the morning between 7-10am, and make it seem it is included - beware of surprise charges on your credit card for breakfast that is overpriced and not worth the trouble. You're better off eating somewhere else. Also, The electricity was going off few times a day and they were NOT quick to fix the problem saying they are busy with other guests at the moment and that it is out of their control as it is an old hotel. THAT'S RIGHT!!! I purchased an all inclusive media package as my son wanted to see a movie and I needed to browse the internet - the keyboard did not work and when I contacted the front desk, they wouldn't even offer to replace it. Overall, unpleasant stay and WILL NEVER AGAIN BOOK THIS HOTEL when staying at Dublin. They wouldn't even accommodate me in any way for ANY of the troubles they caused. Unprofessional, unfriendly, and RUDE!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

STAY AT THE DIFFERENT HOTEL!!!

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Review of O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
St. Louis, MO
Jul 15, 2009

Over rated ...

Would not select this hotel again ... questioning using Orbitz again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
jamaica man
Business
San Francisco, CA
May 2, 2009

Don't expect too much

There were several problems during my stay- the heat was not working after the first night, they gave me a small space heater, but it was not the same. The wireless does not work well during the day (only after 11pm or before 7am when fewer people are on the system), toilets don't flush properly. This was my first stay in Dublin, I expected it would be similar to the UK but was extremely disappointed. Perhaps the hotel is fine compared to others in the city, I'm not sure, but it isn't what I expected for 4 stars. I wouldn't stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
A Chap from the States
Business
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
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
shana2581
Business
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rodrigo76
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wilton, CT
Oct 15, 2010

comfortable but no dining

Great location for central city sight-seeing, but marred by lack of a restaurant. Breakfast was served in a dining room but was only buffet style, and that food was poor in quality. No lunch or dinner. Too expensive for what you get.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to Trinity University and Book of Kells exhibit.

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Review of O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
los angeles
Jul 23, 2010

good hotel

nice hotel, good location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 4, 2009

Good Location-but smoky hotel!

The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. However the hotel hallways and rooms smell of smoke even in the non-smoking areas. The hotel offered free internet (lifesaver) and it is close to pubs, restaruants, shopping, bus lines, and a cute little park to walk or exercise at. Overall it is a pretty good hotel- especially if you are only there to sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Make sure you check out Temple bar area but stick to the pubs in other areas- they are just as fun and much cheaper. Also take a day trip to Belfast, Londonderry, and the rope bridge (paddywagon trip)--- skip the trip to Wicklow- its not that thrilling.

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