Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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Pros

  • Convenient, quiet location near the Grand Canal Theatre
  • Spacious, contemporary rooms with balconies, electric kettles, and safes
  • Huge indoor lap pool (a rarity in Dublin)
  • Massive fitness center with modern equipment and free weights
  • Restaurant and cozy bar with plenty of couches
  • Nice breakfast buffet served daily
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Furniture is on the generic side
  • King beds are two twins pushed together
  • Some rooms have old tube TVs

Bottom Line

The 304-room Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane is located near the Grand Canal Theatre, just south of the River Liffey. While the location isn't exactly in the city center, it is a short walk away from central Trinity College and Temple Bar. Spacious, contemporary rooms offer good value, especially considering the free Wi-Fi, and include electric kettles and safes; some have small balconies. The furniture might be a bit generic, but the hotel has impressive features, including the huge indoor lap pool and massive fitness center. There's also a decent on-site restaurant and bar serving a nice daily breakfast buffet. While there's plenty to do around the hotel, some of the most popular sights are a good walk away.

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 Location

Off the south bank of the River Liffey, a short walk from Trinity College

The Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane is just south of the River Liffey, a short walk from Trinity College. Attractions in this neighborhood include the Grand Canal Theatre and the O2 Arena. Merrion Square and Trinity College are about a 10-minute walk away, and other interesting areas such as Temple Bar and St. Stephen's Green are within easy walking distance too. There is access to several bus lines down the street, but Dublin is small enough to be explored on foot.

This area of central Dublin is known for its Georgian architecture, historic sights, great shopping scene, and for Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland. The college was founded in the late 16th century and has one of the most impressive book collections in Europe, including the Book of Kells. The central location of this hotel makes it a convenient pick.

  • 19-minute drive to the Dublin Airport
  • 4-minute walk to the Convention Center
  • 5-minute walk to The O2 Arena
  • 5-minute walk to the Grand Canal Theatre
  • 8-minute walk to the Custom House
  • 10-minute walk to Trinity College
  • 12-minute walk to Merrion Square
  • 16-minute walk to Temple Bar
  • 16-minute walk to the Abbey Theatre (National Theatre of Ireland)
  • 18-minute walk to O'Connell Street, a historic avenue lined by handsome buildings
  • 19-minute walk to Grafton Street
  • 20-minute walk to St. Stephen's Green, a beautiful park
  • 27-minute walk to AVIVA Stadium
  • 27-minute walk to the Dublin City Gallery
  • 31-minute walk or 6-minute drive to Dublin Castle

 Bottom Line

The 304-room Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane is located near the Grand Canal Theatre, just south of the River Liffey. While the location isn't exactly in the city center, it is a short walk away from central Trinity College and Temple Bar. Spacious, contemporary rooms offer good value, especially considering the free Wi-Fi, and include electric kettles and safes; some have small balconies. The furniture might be a bit generic, but the hotel has impressive features, including the huge indoor lap pool and massive fitness center. There's also a decent on-site restaurant and bar serving a nice daily breakfast buffet. While there's plenty to do around the hotel, some of the most popular sights are a good walk away.

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Address

  • Sir John Rogerson'S Quay, Dublin, , Dublin 2, Ireland

Room Types

  • Double and Single Room
  • Double Room
  • Executive Room
  • Family Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 304
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Trinity College, Dublin
Address: Sir John Rogerson'S Quay, Dublin, , Dublin 2, Ireland
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