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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 78%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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A well run hotel with very pleasant staff

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At a glance

Family rooms
Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor parking

This long established family-run hotel is located at the northern end of O'Connell Street, in a terrace of red-brick Georgian townhouses, directly opposite the famed Gate Theatre. The warm and welcoming atmosphere created by the hospitable team in Groomes Bar and Bistro adds to the traditional atmosphere. An all-day menu is served, together with a pre-theatre offering. Bedrooms are individually styled and well appointed; many have air conditioning, with executive rooms in a modern block to the side. A residents' gym, conference facilities and limited parking are all available.


  • En-suite rooms: 113
  • Family rooms: 3
  • Ground-floor rooms: 12
  • Smoking bedrooms: 30
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms

Opening times

  • Closed: 24–26 December


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 8


  • Steps for wheelchair: 4
  • Accessible bedrooms: 3


  • Children welcome


  • Gym


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 80
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 45
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 45

Getting here

In city centre at north end of O'Connell Street.

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Nearest train station

Tara Street/Connolly/Abbey Street

Nearest motorway junction

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