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Dylan Hotel 4.5

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Dublin

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  • Excellent upscale location in Dublin 4, near restaurants and cafes
  • Stylish rooms with bold headboards, flat-screen TVs, and stocked minibars
  • Luxurious bathrooms with underfloor heating (some with soaking tubs)
  • Rooms have iPods loaded with historical Dublin walking tours
  • Cozy bar, contemporary restaurant, heated outdoor terrace, and 24-hour room service
  • Memorable architectural features, including rooms with lovely bay windows
  • Fantastic concierge services and valet parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Some bathrooms are on the small side
  • Quiet location isn't directly in Dublin's city center (15 minute walk away)
  • Hip decor not to everyone's taste

Bottom Line

The Dylan Hotel is a stylish 44-room boutique with a quiet and safe location in Dublin 4, an upscale neighborhood a short walk from the city center. Each room has been individually styled with a mix of whimsical decor -- artistic headboards, intricate mirrors, and statement chairs -- and classic pieces. Amenities are fantastic for such a small property. In the room, there are flat-screen TVs, iPod docks (with iPods loaded with historical Dublin walking tours), stocked minibars, and bathrooms with underfloor heating. Some bathrooms also have big, luxurious soaking tubs with small flat-screen TVs. Amenities in the hotel include a fitness room, cozy bar, heated outdoor terrace, solid restaurant, and 24-hour room service. In addition to its character and sleek style, the Dylan is known for excellent service.

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In residential Dublin 4, a neighborhood just outside the city center

The Dylan Hotel is located on a quiet, tree-lined side street in Dublin 4. This residential neighborhood is a 15-minute walk to the city center and there are many restaurants cafes, and pubs along the way. There are few attractions in the upscale Ballsbridge neighborhood, although the AVIVA Stadium is nearby. Major tourist sights are within easy walking distance or the neighborhood is well served by several bus lines.

  • 23-minute drive to the Dublin Airport
  • 12-minute walk to historic Merrion Square
  • 14-minute walk to St. Stephen’s Green, a wonderful and central park
  • 16-minute walk to the National Gallery
  • 17-minute walk to Grand Canal Theatre
  • 17-minute walk to AVIVA Stadium
  • 18-minute walk to historic Mansion House
  • 23-minute walk to George Bernard Shaw’s birthplace
  • 23-minute walk to lovely Iveagh Gardens
  • 23-minute walk or 8-minute drive to Trinity College and Grafton Street
  • 30-minute walk or 8-minute drive to Dublin Castle
  • 30-minute walk or 10-minute drive to dining and drinking in the Docklands
  • 12-minute drive to Dublin City Gallery
  • 12-minute drive to shopping in Temple Bar area

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Eastmoreland Place, Dublin, Province of Leinster 2, Ireland


3 (531) 660-3000

Room Types

  • Experience Suite
  • Luxury Queen Room
  • Style King Room
  • Style Twin Room