O Callaghan Alexander Hotel Non Refundable
(Dublin) 4 4 Star:
Nestled in a calm corner of Merrion Square in the heart of Dublin city is The O’Callaghan Alexander, a superbly appointed 4* luxury hotel. As well as being ideally situated for Dublin’s cultural and shopping areas, the hotel is within walking distance of some of Dublin’s main points of interest including the Grand Canal, Aviva Stadium and the National Museum of Ireland.
The O’Callaghan Alexander offers spacious rooms in a contemporary design that runs throughout the hotel. All hotel rooms feature an extra comfortable bed, ample space, air-conditioning, trouser press and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Within the hotel you will find Caravaggio’s Restaurant, where you can start your day with a traditional Irish breakfast, and the Winner’s cocktail bar to wind down in the evening after a full day of exploring Ireland’s capital.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 102
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Air Conditioned Public Areas
- Concierge Desk
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- In Room Safe
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Offsite Parking Distance: 100 yards
- Treatment Rooms
- Gym Free: Yes
- Name: Pearse Street Station
- Distance: 300 metres
- Name: Dublin Airport
- Distance: 15.2 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 07:30
- Monday to Friday: 07:00
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 11:00
- Monday to Friday: 10:30
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Guide dogs only
- Nearest Rail Name: Pearse Street Station Distance: 300 metres
- Nearest Airport Name: Dublin Airport Distance: 15.2 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1290 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Two out of three ain’t bad?
Stay Date: 12/2017, John M wrote this review.
As a businessperson, with early starts, the main things I seek in a hotel are quality of sleep, a shower where there’s hot water and a reasonable breakfast – two out of three ain’t bad? The walk-in shower was fine, once I figured out the settings, th… See more
As a businessperson, with early starts, the main things I seek in a hotel are quality of sleep, a shower where there’s hot water and a reasonable breakfast – two out of three ain’t bad? The walk-in shower was fine, once I figured out the settings, the breakfast a delight – a full-Irish isn’t part of my regime but irresistible sausages and the best; but the best was muesli came with the high-calorie stuff – a meal in itself. On the other hand, sleep was a proble. Was there on a weekend – a hen party took up residence in adjacent rooms and was in full-cackle til way past midnight. Come 6.30 some hissing motor sound, probably the heating, cranked up for exactly one hour – this happened both mornings. The retro style was pleasing – my room looked onto a brick wall for most part, but good tea and coffee making facilities, and WiFi with a password. Interesting but not 1st choice for a return. Event and conference rooms include seven meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 400 delegates. Collapse
Strange breakfast setup
Stay Date: 12/2017, benshe1 wrote this review.
Overall the hotel is beautiful and has had a lovely refurbishment. The rooms are very tastefully decorated with great comfortable beds. Staff are friendly and helpful. However, the big talking point from our group of 6 was the breakfast. On day 1,… See more
Overall the hotel is beautiful and has had a lovely refurbishment. The rooms are very tastefully decorated with great comfortable beds. Staff are friendly and helpful. However, the big talking point from our group of 6 was the breakfast. On day 1, 2 of us went ahead and had a bowl of fresh fruit which you served yourself. We were then given a menu and proceeded to order cooked full Irish and were informed there would be a 5 euro supplement as we had eaten the "forbidden fruit" from the continental breakfast. Our friends weren't charged the extra as it wasn't explained to them properly. Day 2 one of our party had the full Irish and a huge bowl of muesli with yogurt, fruit compote and garnished with fresh apple and because this was served from the kitchen, it was free! Staff spent a lot of time explaining these rules over and over. This will not stop us returning for our annual trip but I would like to think these new rules will be abolished by next year and common sense prevails! Collapse
Comfortable retro rooms
Stay Date: 11/2017, Lottelli wrote this review.
Good location about a 10 minute walk into the shopping heart of Dublin and right next door to a pub! . We had an upgraded room - it was very pleasant and comfortable. Bed was huge with nice feeling duvet and pillows. Tea and coffee making facilities… See more
Good location about a 10 minute walk into the shopping heart of Dublin and right next door to a pub! . We had an upgraded room - it was very pleasant and comfortable. Bed was huge with nice feeling duvet and pillows. Tea and coffee making facilities. Shower and toiletries. Decor of the room was cool. Bar is good but offer no snacks or food. In fact, they do not do room service at all. Breakfast seemed complicated. You could chose a full Irish breakfast or continental but not have both and then there were add ons but I think these were extra. It was a shame as it’s nice to have some toast with your full breakfast! The service wasn’t very good in terms of waiting time. We had to be at a conference for 9.30 within the hotel and got down to breakfast at 9:08. Our order still hadn’t arrived at 09:28 and they said it was going to be another 5-10 minutes so we had to leave it! We were obviously a bit annoyed about that. Not much improvement the next morning but at least no time pressures. They have a car park which is extra just down the road - you have to get the code from the staff before you can enter the gates. They charge 15 Euro’s a day from check in at 3pm-check out 1pm and anything extra to that is 3 Euro’s an hour. So we ended up spending a fortune on the parking. We also had to pay a little extra for early check in. Just these little annoyances really got to me. You spend enough as it is for the room at an ok price then it turns expensive because of all these add ons. In all it was a nice stay but I was annoyed at the breakfast and the car park fee so knocked a star off. Collapse
Excellent stay, refurbished rooms & wonderful thoughtful staff
Stay Date: 11/2017, Lemons93 wrote this review.
I stayed here last weekend for 2 nights. Reviews were a little mixed so I was so pleasantly surprised. I don't generally write reviews but because I enjoyed our stay so much I have to. I loved the rooms and new décor. We were upgraded to a junior sui… See more
I stayed here last weekend for 2 nights. Reviews were a little mixed so I was so pleasantly surprised. I don't generally write reviews but because I enjoyed our stay so much I have to. I loved the rooms and new décor. We were upgraded to a junior suite which was lovely - and much bigger than junior suite size that I expect to see in Dublin. We were also given some complimentary treats as it was a special occasion. The hotel has just been recently refurbished (can still smell the paint in the corridor) so as a result there are still one or two minor teething problems. On the first morning, we were trying to use the nespresso machine but couldn't get it to work and it turned out that many of the sockets in the room weren't working. We mentioned it at the desk when we were going out and when we came back, they told us that they needed an electrician to check the room so they upgraded us to a beautiful even bigger suite and offered free breakfast the next morning. Every hotel can have little problems but I think how the hotel handles the problem is much more important. Every staff member we met was equally helpful and friendly so I can't praise them enough. All round great value for money too. Collapse
Perfect location and great service
Stay Date: 11/2017, The_Nomadic_Doctor wrote this review.
Wonderful stay! They let me check-in early and I appreciated that after being on an overnight flight. No bathtub in the bathroom, but the shower was spacious and water pressure is great. I had a Nespresso machine in my room, which was perfect for tha… See more
Wonderful stay! They let me check-in early and I appreciated that after being on an overnight flight. No bathtub in the bathroom, but the shower was spacious and water pressure is great. I had a Nespresso machine in my room, which was perfect for that espresso in the morning. Breakfast was included in my package and it was scrumptious. The full Irish is delicious and the full veggie breakfast is surprisingly good. There is a nice spread of continental breakfast goodies - croissants, pastries, yogurt, juices, cured meats, cheese, etc that you can pick from in addition to the full Irish or full veggie breakfast. I highly recommend it. Front desk staff were nice and professional. They called taxis for me whenever I need one, and were helpful with directions. Hotel location is perfect - within walking distance to Merrion Square, Trinity College, Grafton Street area, and the river Liffey. I selected an Executive suite room and it was the size of a standard hotel room in USA, but that is to be expected in all European hotels. I can only imagine the size of the standard or single room - they are probably the size of a closet in a Marriott Courtyard hotel in America. Overall, it was a fantastic stay. I will happily return if I am in Dublin again. Collapse
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