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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.
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.