$116 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 24, 2014 Check-out: Jul 25, 2014

O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

3 stars
At Merrion Sqaure, Dublin 2, Dublin, 2
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
59 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

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

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Hotel Map

53.3413 -6.251
Area served
Dublin.
Nearby airports
Dublin International Airport.
Area description
Centrally located within easy walking distance to Grafton Street, which is Dublin's busiest shopping street, approximately 10 minutes walk away. The National History museum and Art gallery are literally a stroll away along with Merrion Square and St Stephen's Green. There are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance.

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
  • St Stephen's 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

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 (59)

Ratings and reviews for O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
59 out of 59
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.6

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Uncle Earlo
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
Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

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

Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Weet
Jacksonville, FL
Jan 23, 2014

Vacation treat

This hotel is a great value, in good location, has friendly & helpful staff, very clean. Only complaint is lack of free Wi-Fi. Happy to recommend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Kennedy's around the corner - great irish food, authentic atmosphere, pleasant service

Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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

Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
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.

Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
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.

Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jemmao
Cornwall
Nov 3, 2010

Lovely Hotel in good Area

The hotel was about a 10 minute walk from the main street and in a quiet square. The rooms at the front of the hotel faced the road and the ones at the back face the back of other hotels, so if you're looking for rooms with a view this isnt the hotel for you! However, the hotel was fab, clean rooms, friendly staff, great location as it was close enough to the centre to walk but not so close that you heard all the party goers!

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

Guiness factory is a must, as is the hop on hop off bus tours.

Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
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