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Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge 3.0

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Dublin

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  • Quiet location in the safe, leafy Ballsbridge neighborhood
  • A brick 19th-century building set on attractive grounds
  • Spacious, bright rooms with electric kettles
  • Modern, big lobby with plenty of cozy lounge seating
  • Large on-site restaurant and bar with seasonal outdoor patio
  • Located near the DART train for easy access to central Dublin
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Not within walking distance of the city center
  • No fitness center or spa
  • Rooms have generic decor and some old tube TVs

Bottom Line

The Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is housed in a striking, 19th-century building that was once a school and is surrounded by attractive grounds. It is beautiful and grand from the outside, and makes a great first impression with a big, modern lobby full of cozy seating. However, rooms aren't quite as modern. While they are clean and spacious, decor is generic and some have old tube TVs. All rooms have electric kettles, and suites offer contemporary decor and updated bathrooms. Hotel amenities include a large restaurant and bar with a sunny patio for the summer months. The Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is a good value pick located in the safe, upscale neighborhood of Ballsbridge, a 10-minute drive from the city center. The DART train is close by for easy transportation to centrally located sights.

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In the upscale Ballsbridge neighborhood, less than a 10-minute drive to the city center

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Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is located in the upscale residential neighborhood of Ballsbridge. Though its quiet streets are mostly lined by homes, the neighborhood is also home to several hotels, restaurants, and embassies -- including the U.S. embassy. The Grand Canal runs through Ballsbridge and there are some nice spots for a coffee along its banks. Bewley's is located near the RDS Arena and offers easy access to the DART train for quick transportation into central Dublin.

  • 23-minute drive to the Dublin International Airport
  • 5-minute walk to the RDS Arena
  • 8-minute drive to St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • 9-minute drive to IFSC, the business district
  • 9-minute drive to Dublin Castle
  • 9-minute drive to Grafton Street, the main shopping street
  • 9-minute drive to Trinity College
  • 9-minute drive to the city center
  • 10-minute drive to Temple Bar, the "cultural quarter"
  • 10-minute drive to O'Connell Street
  • 11-minute drive to the James Joyce Centre
  • 11-minute drive to the Rotunda Hospital
  • 11-minute drive to the Ha'Penny Bridge
  • 12-minute drive to the Guinness Storehouse
  • 12-minute drive to the Dublin Writers Museum
  • 12-minute drive to Parnell Square
  • 12-minute drive to the historic General Post Office
  • 17-minute drive to the Dublin Zoo
  • 17-minute drive to the Irish Museum of Modern Art

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Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Province of Leinster 4, Ireland

Also Known As

  • Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge

Room Types

  • Executive
  • Family
  • Standard
  • Suite

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