Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham


Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham


Located in the heart of Dublin, the Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham is a historic building on the famous O’Connell Street and has become one of Dublin’s most emblematic sites.


Dating back to 1817 this grand hotel has many original period features. The Gallery Restaurant serves a varied continental and buffet breakfast and Toddy’s Bar and Brasserie is traditional in design and open for lunch and dinner. A favourite with guests and locals alike, Toddy’s offers the widest selection of whiskey in Dublin. The Writers Lounge Bar is the perfect location for an aperitif or to relax with an authentic cup of tea and serves lunch, dinner and snacks. The hotel also has a 24 hour gym.


There are 340 ensuite guest bedrooms. Standard rooms can be double or twin and are stylish and contemporary. Deluxe Superior rooms are larger with spacious bathrooms. Deluxe Family rooms are 33 meters square in size and feature a double bed and sofa bed. Suites have a living room with sofa and provide the greatest in comfort with a full range of amenities. Senior suites boast a balcony with spectacular city views. Adapted rooms are available.

• TV • Safe • Wi-Fi • kettle • toiletries • hairdryer

Room choices

  • Standard Double or Twin
  • Deluxe Superior
  • Deluxe Family
  • Suite
  • Senior Suite


PRICING in Standard Double/Twin, Bed and Breakfast

Low season Mid season High season Peak season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 516
£ 904
£ 554
£ 876
£ 557
£ 935
£ 609
£ 1063
2021 Dates
Jan – Feb Nov – Dec Mar – Apr
May – Sep

A SELECTION OF GUIDE PRICES per person (based on two adults sharing) in £ with flights from London Gatwick to Dublin. Other dates of travel, room types, half-board and single occupancy will be quoted on request. For further flight and ferry information please give us a call.



How to get there

By Plane – There are numerous regional direct flight options into the Republic of Ireland’s main airports of Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock. See below for some of the main routes on offer with various airlines:

  • Flying into Dublin from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Inverness, Jersey, Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and Southend), Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay and Southampton.
  • Flying into Cork from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted), Manchester and Newquay
  • Flying into Shannon from Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, London (Gatwick and Heathrow) and Manchester
  • Flying into Knock from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London  (Gatwick, Luton and Stansted) and Manchester

By Ferry – Stenaline operate sailings between Holyhead to Dublin and Fishguard to Rosslare. P&O Ferries also operate a route from Liverpool to Dublin. You can travel as a foot passenger or with a car – call us for more details

Top tips

  • Renting a car is well worth it to beat the crowds and do things at your own pace
  • Get a Heritage Card and get free admission to all fee-paying state owned heritage sites
  • Ask a local – if in doubt about where to go and what to see next, ask a local, who will know the most up to date must-do’s and will greet you as a friend
  • Don’t be afraid to visit out of season, in December Dublin has fantastic Christmas markets to give you that festive feeling or check out Waterford’s ‘Winterval’. The snowy peaks of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo are simply stunning.
  • Ireland can look small on a map, but packs a punch. Don’t try and fit too many cities or attractions into one trip, allow yourself time to give each place the attention it deserves

When To Go

Festivals run throughout the year so if there is something in specific you would like to see/do then please ask us

November – March – Rural island tends to close down at this time of year but the larger cities will still have a buzz. St Patrick’s Day is of course on the 17th March so expect crowds and book early to avoid disappointment.

March – May – Spring flowers bloom and the beautiful parks and green spaces wake up from their winter slumber. This is a great time for walkers and those wanting to explore the great outdoors in a mild temperature.

June – September – This is the warmest time of year here, and where the landscape is at its most vibrant

September – November – As Autumn comes to Ireland some of the key attractions of the summer including the Skellig Islands close to the public or become impossible to reach due to the change in weather. But this is still a fantastic time to visit with less crowds and plenty of festivals on the calendar.