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Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin 4.0

City Center North, Dublin, Ireland

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This hotel has undergone significant renovations since our visit.
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  • Central location on O'Connell Street in Dublin's city center
  • Classic, pleasant rooms with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and electronic safes
  • Renovated rooms have marble bathrooms, some with separate showers and tubs
  • Solid breakfast buffet served until noon on the weekends
  • Total of 2 restaurants, a casual bar and brasserie, and lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi and free use of business center
  • Airport bus stops across the street
  • Small fitness center


  • Some worn areas, especially non-renovated rooms
  • Fee for self-parking

Bottom Line

The Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin is centrally located on the north side of the River Liffey in Dublin's city center. Dating back to 1817, the property has some refurbished areas, while others could use an update. The hotel is classic and warm with decent-size rooms featuring minibars, electronic safes, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. While standard rooms could use refreshing, superior rooms and suites feature big bathrooms with separate walk-in showers and soaking tubs; the Elizabeth Taylor suite has a balcony. Hotel amenities include two restaurants, a casual bar and brasserie serving afternoon tea, and a lounge with street views. However, the fitness center is small and there's a fee for self-parking.

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On the north side of the River Liffey, near attractions, dining, and shopping

The Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin has a central location on historic O’Connell Street, a short walk from major attractions on the south side of the River Liffey such as Temple Bar and Trinity College. The street is lined with handsome old buildings, such as the 19th-century General Post Office. Many bus lines run along this wide avenue, so access to other parts of the city is easy and fast, including the airport, to which guests can take the bus that stops right outside the hotel.

Once the main stage of Ireland’s political struggles, O’Connell Street is now Dublin’s main thoroughfare, home to hotels, a decent shopping scene, and casual restaurants. The main appeal of this area is the number of fantastic theaters in the neighborhood, including the Abbey Theatre and the Gate Theatre.

  • 22-minute drive to the Dublin Airport
  • 3-minute walk to the General Post Office and James Joyce Statue
  • 5-minute walk to the Hugh Lane Gallery of Modern Art
  • 6-minute walk to the Abbey Theatre (National Theatre of Ireland)
  • 10-minute walk to Trinity College
  • 10-minute walk to Temple Bar area
  • 12-minute walk to Grafton Street
  • 18-minute walk to St. Stephen’s Green, a wonderful and central park
  • 20-minute walk to historic Merrion Square
  • 21-minute walk or 8-minute drive to dining and drinking in the Docklands
  • 24-minute walk or 7-minute drive to Dublin Castle
  • 26-minute walk or 7-minute drive to Grand Canal Theatre
  • 11-minute drive to AVIVA Stadium

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23 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin, Province of Leinster D01 C3W7, Ireland


3 (531) 874-6881

Also Known As

  • The Gresham Hotel Dublin

Room Types

  • Lavery Rooms
  • Standard Rooms
  • Suites

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