The Alex Hotel


The Alex Hotel


The Alex Hotel is an old favourite with a brand new look in the heart of Georgian Dublin with a superb restaurant and a range of facilities.


Just moments away from the National Gallery, Grafton Street and the gardens in Merrion Square & Trinity college, this hotel has a truly unbeatable location. The Carriage Bar and Restaurant serves lunch and dinner and is a popular destination for both hotel guests and Dublin’s ‘glitterati’. The barista café Steam is a fantastic spot for coffee and a pastry with floor to ceiling windows where you can watch the world go by (open weekdays only until 4pm), breakfast is buffet. The Core is a 24 hour fully equipped fitness centre with all the latest machines, located in the sister property across the street.


There are 103 designer bedrooms all with custom retro furnishings. Classic rooms are chic and relaxing and can have either King bed or twins. Executive King rooms give guests that extra space to relax and include access to the Executive Lounge, which offers snacks and a range of beverages including beers and spirits throughout the day. The Junior Suite and Alex Suite have spacious bedrooms with separate living area and can sleep up to 3 guests.

• Wi-Fi • retro radio • TV • air-conditioning • rain forest shower • safe • Chromecast • TV • fitness centre • parking

Room choices

  • Classic King/Twin
  • Executive King
  • Junior Suite
  • The Alex Suite


PRICING in Classic Room, Bed and Breakfast

Low season Mid season High season Peak season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 538
£ 921
£ 595
£ 1,054
£ 634
£ 1,146
£ 698
£ 1,297
2021 Dates
Jan – 12 Mar
23 Oct – 31 Dec
13 Mar – 4 May 19 Jul – 6 Sep 5 May – 18 Jul
7 Sep – 22 Oct

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.