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The Alex is a stylish and smart city centre hotel set on the corner of Dublin's Merrion Square with a bar, restaurant, café and large co-working space.

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Culture lovers will appreciate being close to the National Gallery and Trinity College. Perfect for business and leisure travellers alike, it's a short walk from both the city centre and the docklands.

The hotel is on the doorstep of Georgian Dublin and a two-minute walk from Merrion Square.

By plane: Manchester, Birmingham or London to Dublin takes around an hour, after which, it's a 25-minute drive to the airport. Paid parking available nearby. Book flights to Dublin.

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There's a real 1950s aesthetic to the hotel, with rich velvet upholstery and bespoke furniture. Tram lines once ran past the hotel, so there's a nod to its past with plenty of train references.


Book an Executive Room or Suite to have access to the lounge, well stocked with snacks and drinks. The steam café on the ground floor is ideal for fuelling up for a day of meetings - and the coffee comes from local roastery Cloud Picker.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Free Wi-Fi


Decorated in dusty pinks with rich greens, rooms have everything you need from comfy beds and fast Wi-Fi to a 50-inch smart TV.

Room types: Classic, Executive, The Junior Suite, The Alex Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi


Enjoy casual dining at The Carriage Restaurant, which has an all-day menu. Steam Café is the on-site coffee house. For a unique experience, head to the outdoor terrace for food or drink at The Secret Garden.

The Carriage Restaurant: modern European cuisine, open for lunch and dinner.

The Secret Garden: casual, al fresco dining. Open 12-10pm.

Steam: speciality coffee, sandwiches and pastries.

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