Top 5 boutique hotels in Dublin

Boutique hotels are small stylish hotels that feature random decor or designs that make it stand apart from the norm. Customer service is a high priority at boutique hotels, and the number of rooms is small, so each guest receives personalized attention. In many cases, repeat guests will be remembered by staff by name, including all of their preferences. Small unique touches add to the overall experience, making boutique hotels an excellent choice for those seeking something out of the ordinary.

Here are the top 5 boutique hotels in Dublin, each hotel on this list offers high-quality service and incredible value within its market niche. We will start with the more luxurious and costly hotels and move towards the more affordable options.

The Morgan Hotel

Modern-looking hotel, located right in the center of Dublin's nightlife

The Morgan, which also calls itself a boutique hotel despite offering up to 120 rooms, features unique design and decor, allowing for some excellent photo opportunities while staying at the hotel. As soon as you enter, you are greeted with the fragrance of scented candles and the warm smiles of the desk staff. The quirky, stylish hotel offers trendy and chic accommodations and dining facilities.

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Some of the rooms have a small balcony with a table and chairs. Although it's located in the city center, the windows provide adequate protection from the noise outside, so guests can be assured of a good night's sleep. Each room is individually decorated. Breakfast is served buffet style but eggs can be made to order. The staff are noted for being very friendly and efficient. The outdoor Parisian courtyard receives many favorable reviews as well.

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The unique guestrooms feature custom-designed wardrobes, hand-carved Italian beds, deep baths, power showers, White Company toiletries, slippers, pashminas, umbrellas, and a mini bar. The rooms are deliberately uncluttered to create a greater sense of space.

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The unique guestrooms feature custom-designed wardrobes, hand-carved Italian beds, deep baths, power showers, White Company toiletries, slippers, pashminas, umbrellas, and a mini bar. Even the artwork is deliberately chosen for its style and color and carefully positioned in each room. The Morgan offers 14 luxury suites that feature natural elements and wood features. The bed, lit from below, has no legs and is only attached to the wall to create the appearance of a bed floating on air. The junior penthouse features a ground level living area and a bedroom on the upper floor. The Penthouse Suite is designed for its wow factor, parties are often hosted here, including events managed by the hotel.

137 to 380 €
137 to 380 €
137 to 380 €

The Schoolhouse Hotel

Great value boutique hotel

With a long history dating back two centuries, the Schoolhouse Hotel is so named because of its origins, having started out as a school in 1859. Today, the hotel is renowned for its trendy restaurant and bar as well as for its old-world charm. Hidden away in Dublin's Georgian Quarter, the hotel continues to leave its mark on the social scene for locals and tourists alike.

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The 31 boutique hotel rooms are named after well-known Irish men and women. The four-star hotel is near Aviva Stadium and Bord Gais Energy Theatre on the Grand Canal Dock. Round-the-clock discreet and friendly service is provided to all guests.

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lthough the hotel's Restaurant is very popular, the Bar also serves all meals from breakfast to brunch to lunch and dinner. There's also a solid bar menu, offering canapes, casual bites, and finger food. Summertime BBQs are also arranged here. The two-storey venue is popular as much for its food as for its Old World charm with a history reaching back two centuries ago.

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The hotel's 31 rooms are uniquely designed to ensure maximum comfort and a restful sleep. Luxury micro-fibre duvets, fluffy towels and power showers are all included. The rooms can feature either a king-sized canopy bed or deluxe twin beds. All rooms receive complimentary access to Wifi, coffee, tea, cookies, sparkling and still waters, ice, luxury bathrobes and toiletries, and car parking.

109 to 220 €
109 to 200 €
109 to 200 €

O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel

High-quality experience in a central location

The historic hotel offers comfortable rooms with all the amenities of a modern hotel, and it's less expensive that it looks. With 114 rooms, the Davenport is a large hotel, but it does have a boutique hotel feel to it. Overall, this hotel has a nice design, good food, spacious air-conditioned rooms, modern bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries from BeeKind, and a convenient location.

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The facade dates back to the 19th century. The rooms are all spacious and comfortable, and the staff are eager to please.

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The Davenport is an ideal hotel for those on a budget seeking a high-quality experience in a central location.

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With 103 classic bedrooms and 12 suites on offer, a large number of guests with special preferences can be accommodated. Each room is air conditioned and decorated in a classic Irish style. Rooms on the south side offer panoramic views of Dublin and Merrion Square. Each room has tea/coffee-making facilities, a personal safe, a 28" LCD TV, on-demand movies and music, a hairdryer, both European and American sockets, a trouser press, an iron with an ironing board, and laundry and dry cleaning services. The King Room features one king-sized bed, all of the usual amenities, and a large work desk. The spacious Double Room offers a double bed, soft furnishings, and dark wood. The Triple Room features one double and one single bed, which is ideal for adults with kids. The suites also make good options for families or large parties. The Junior Suite features a bedroom with a king-sized bed and a separate living room. There are ten of these compared with only two one-bedroom suites. The large beds are all very comfortable in each of the boutique hotels owned by the hotel group.

107 to 200 €
82 to 200 €
82 to 200 €

Clontarf Castle Hotel

Dublin's only castle hotel

The Clontarf Castle is Dublin's only castle hotel, it's history can be traced to a 12th century keep. The exterior hints at a medieval background, but the present building dates back to the 18th century. If you're seeking a high-quality hotel in Dublin that is not overpriced and offers a fine pub and restaurant, not to mention a bit of history, this is the perfect hotel for you.

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The Clontarf Castle is an easy choice for a honeymoon or a romantic trip to Dublin just by virtue of being a castle. It's also a very stylish hotel, so you're unlikely to be disappointed with your stay.

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The Clontarf Castle is based in a quiet neighborhood, so there are fewer chances for disruption or noise waking up gentle sleepers. Rather large rooms are offered, which is great for families.

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Deluxe rooms offer a 28-inch LCD TV; direct dial phones; interactive satellite TV inclusive of movies, a music library and Internet access; as well as both wireless and wired Internet access. The room also includes a laptop safe, mini bar, hairdryer, and tea and coffee maker. Executive rooms offer all the amenities and features of the deluxe rooms as well as large four-poster beds, complimentary bottled water, fluffy bathrobes, and twice daily housekeeping services. Each luxury suite is unique in its design and size. The junior and king suites both offer a separate dining area and a welcoming living room.

139 to 320 €
150 to 320 €
146 to 320 €

Roxford Lodge Hotel

Enjoyable stay on a small budget

Roxford Lodge in Ballsbridge is another luxury boutique hotel that offers reasonable rates for those on a smaller budget. Housed in a Victorian townhouse, it is well within reach of the city's attractions.

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Fine wines and beers are served in the room or in the lounge, according to the guest's preference. All rooms have drinking water on tap, directly from the mains. Most of them also have an infrared sauna and Jacuzzi.

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A variety of rooms are on offer at this hotel, depending on the needs of the guests. Guests can choose between standard or luxury single or double rooms, while twin and triple rooms are both defined as luxury rooms. The Luxury Triple, which features a double bed and two single beds or a total of three single beds, as well as the Family Room and the Executive Suite are all excellent options for families. The Family Room can accommodate two adults and two children. The Executive Suite offers a two-person Jacuzzi, a 3-4 person sauna, a fully equipped kitchen, a bar, a king-sized four-poster bed, a large flat-screen TV, a music system, a sitting area with a computer terminal, and a balcony with a breathtaking view of the Aviva Stadium. Guests who choose this suite will also receive a special surprise.

99 to 350 €
91 to 250 €
91 to 325 €
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Carolyn John, 2015

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