$90 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jan 11, 2015 Check-out: Jan 12, 2015

O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

3 stars
At Merrion Sqaure, Dublin 2, Dublin, 2
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
36 reviews
Nice hotel, good location.

Hotel was very nice, and the staff were friendly and helpful. Only small complaint was that water... See full review

  • Jim Jimmers
  • Jun 2, 2014
Vacation treat

This hotel is a great value, in good location, has friendly & helpful staff, very clean. Only... See full review

  • Weet
  • Jan 23, 2014
Traditional Irish comforts with modern conveniences
O'Callaghan Mont Clare is situated on Merrion Square, one of Dublin's most impressive Georgian areas. The hotel sits next to the National Gallery and a quick walk to Trinity College and the shopping and nightlife of Grafton Street. Hit the weekend art market at Merrion Square, watched over by a statue of Oscar Wilde.  Warm rooms feature dark wood, leather upholstery and wired broadband Internet. Enjoy breakfast in the tearoom with large windows overlooking the square. Later, visit popular traditional Irish pub, No. 1 Merrion Street Bar.
Highlights
  • Grand views of attractive Dublin's area brimming with traditional Irish character
  • Cozy rooms decorated in warm burgundies and wood accents
  • Home to No. 1 Merrion Street Bar, a traditional Irish pub and restaurant
Rooms
The hotel's 74 rooms are equipped with plasma TVs, individual temperature controls and broadband Internet access (fees apply). Several rooms overlook the National Gallery. Each room has three telephones, tea and coffee station and a safe. Room service, concierge, laundry and dry cleaning are also offered.
Features
The O'Callaghan Mont Clare houses a restaurant and bar for guests. The No. 1 Merrion Street Bar is a classic Irish pub serving traditional Irish cuisine to locals and tourists. Goldsmith's Restaurant serves a breakfast buffet daily in a tearoom atmosphere with large windows overlooking Merrion Square.  The hotel offers babysitting service and guests can use the health and fitness facilities of the O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel on the other side of the square. Parking is available for a fee.
Transportation
  •  Aircoach stops close to the hotel
  • Steps from Pearse St. train and bus station
  • Taxi service in front of hotel
Attractions
  • National Gallery of Ireland (nearby)
  • National Museum of Ireland--Natural History (nearby)
  • Bank of Ireland Arts Centre (nearby)
  • Trinity College (nearby)        
  • Temple Bar (.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Dublin Castle (.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • St. Stephen's Green (.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Christchurch Cathedral (1 mi/1.6 km)
Business
  • 7 meeting spaces can accommodate up to 150 guests
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  •   Catering and banqueting available

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O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel Rooms

Double and Twin Room
Room with one queen bed or 2 single beds. Approximately 20 square meters. Decor is traditional Irish with well-appointed soft furnishings and dark wood. Room includes air conditioning/personal safe/trouser press/cable TV/hairdryer/tea and coffee making facilities.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Dining
Room service
Services
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
  • Leinster House: 0.1 mi
  • National Library of Ireland: 0.1 mi
  • State Heraldic Museum: 0.1 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 0.2 mi
  • The Science Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Science Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Pearse Street: 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
  • Leinster House: 0.1 mi
  • National Library of Ireland: 0.1 mi
  • State Heraldic Museum: 0.1 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 0.2 mi
  • The Science Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Science Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Pearse Street: 0.2 mi
  • Kildare Street: 0.2 mi
  • The Doorway Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Taylor Galleries: 0.3 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Dawson Street: 0.3 mi
  • Mansion House: 0.3 mi
  • The Douglas Hyde Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Hibernian Academy: 0.3 mi
  • The Duke Street Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Weingreen Museum of Biblical Antiquities: 0.4 mi
  • Brown Thomas: 0.4 mi
  • Grafton Street: 0.4 mi
  • Famine Memorial: 0.4 mi
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 0.4 mi
  • Dublin Mall: 0.4 mi
  • College Green: 0.4 mi
  • Gaiety Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • The Keeling Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • River Liffey: 0.4 mi
  • Talbot Memorial Bridge: 0.5 mi
  • Westmoreland Street: 0.5 mi
  • Economic and Social Research Institute: 0.5 mi
  • The Dolls Store Hospital & Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Butt Bridge: 0.5 mi
  • University of Dublin: 0.5 mi
  • Grand Canal Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Jeanie Johnston: 0.5 mi
  • Castle Market: 0.5 mi
  • Trinity Street: 0.5 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The Number One Bar is relaxing and comfortable in a traditional pub style. It has a very busy carvery lunch served daily and a lounge menu during the evening. The typical Irish pub feel is popular with residents and locals alike.

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 (36)

Ratings and reviews for O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.6

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mimidibi
Business
NYC
Mar 15, 2011

Great hotel, central location

I loved this hotel and the staff was super friendly. I loved that they let me check in early as I was exhausted from my travel. The room was bigger than expected and actually being able to regulate my heat was amazing. The location is walking distance from everything in the city. I would definitely recommend this hotel- it was a great value for someone on a budget!

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't spend your money on a hop on hop off bus unless you have mobility issues- everything is within walking distance including the Guinness Brewery.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oakland, CA
Jul 11, 2009

Great location, stayed more nights

The location is perfect, across from the Oscar Wilde house & statue, hop-on & off tour bus stop and AirCoach from the airport. Staff was very friendly. We arrived early and groggy after the flights from SF, and they had a room ready at 10am. They also helped book us for the musical pub crawl. We stayed on the 4th floor and didn't hear any street noise. We liked this hotel and Dublin so much we decided to extend our stay 2 more nights. They honored the same low orbitz rate for the extra nights. The full Irish breakfast buffet was good, but it cost 16 euro extra, so we did that only once. Only bummer was the Internet access code for our laptop cost an extra 12 euro a day.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The green hop-on-hop off bus tour was a good way to get to some of the attractions like Jameson Distillery and Guinness Storehouse. The live commentary from the tour drivers was great and a few drivers were witty and humorous. Much better than the red bus tours that use the cheap earbuds and pre-recorded commentary. Dont miss the literary and music pub crawls.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tennessee
Jun 3, 2010

Fulfilled our needs nicely

Good location on Merrion Square, rooms spotless. Service was good, only problem was upon checking in had to go back down to reception because key card didn't work. Made three trips, but got problem resolved. Staff were polite and helpful, abundant hot water for showers. Would stay again.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Many restaurants in the Temple Bar area offer early bird specials with good savings, look around while sightseeing as most are posted outside the restaurants.

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Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA-CT
Aug 10, 2010

Great location friendly staff

This hotel offered easy access to all attractions in Dublin.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Do the musical pub crawl and the historical walking tour while in Dublin

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Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tampa, Florida
Sep 19, 2009

Wonderful

Hotel was good, although access to food after 9pm was hard to come by. One had to pay for access to the TV, but okay if you are not a TV person.

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

Business

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Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
UK Traveler
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 24, 2011

Great Service!!

Amazing customer service and great location!!

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

Business

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Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Michigan
Aug 22, 2010

Nice folks, good location

Staff was exceptionally helpful, including storing luggage while we were on a 4-day walking trip, and phoning our next B&B to get directions. Great location, but the room was small and our room was on the street side and somewhat noisy. Good buffet breakfast.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Temple Bar has great dining spots and is only a short walk from this hotel.

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Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Clemente, CA
May 8, 2009

Great Irish Hospitality

Had great suggestions on where to go for food, tourist sites, transportation, history, etc. Met people from all over Europe as well at breakfast in the hotel. Great pastries! Right across from the City tour bus for "Hop-on-hop-off" to all the city sites including the tasting at the Guinnes Brewery and Jamison Irish Whisky sites.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the Tourist Bus for the Tourist sites in Dublin - The Hop-on-hop-off is less than $10.00 for 24 hours. You just buy the ticket and get off at the site you want to see and get back on to the next one. Hint - start early as there is lots to see.

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Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
SF Bay area
Aug 12, 2010

Good Value for Money

This was great value for money in central Dublin. Rooms are cozy but with ample space, and everything works well. The staff was very helpful with our multiple questions. Travelers should be aware that they will have to pay extra for internet, TV, breakfast, etc.

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

Business

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Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Uncle Earlo
Business
St. Paul, MN
Dec 29, 2009

Mont Clare - Dublin

A great Dublin location. My only complaint was the cleanliness. The daily housekeeping was done quite well but items not attended to on a daily basis such as smoke detectors, air vents, etc, were caked with dust and lint. Their housekeeping supervisor needs to be more attentive, and look up occasionally.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Don't miss the Temple Bar for food, nightlife, and music!

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