One of the most important factors that guests consider when choosing a hotel is its location. The Roxford is located in the popular Ballsbridge area which is a residential area that is very posh. While the Ballsbridge area is extremely vast, the Roxford is situated very close to the tourist part of Dublin or South East Dublin.
South East Dublin has a number of popular tourist attractions such as the National Gallery, Merrion Square, the National History Museum, Ely Place Street, Aviva Stadium and St Stephen’s Green Park. All of the above locations can be reached within a 20 minute walk. The Bank of Ireland, Grafton Street and the popular Temple Bar are also nearby but will take a little longer by walk.
The stadium hosts a number of football and rugby matches throughout the year and as a result the hotels nearby tend to get filled up pretty quickly as visitors want to stay near the stadium. The Ballsbridge Hotel is a pretty big hotel that is located near the stadium and most visitors going to a game tend to book here. However the Roxford is another great option as it is also very close to the Aviva Stadium.
National Print Museum
The museum opened in 1996 and has a great collection of artefacts and printing machinery (take a look at the reviews from TripAdvisor Community). There is also a good collection of Irish books, photographs, periodicals and pamphlets which will give visitors a great education on Ireland’s history.
This is a great place to spend an hour or two learning about the Irish culture and history. The Museum also offers a guided tour for a very small fee and chances are that you could end up with a private guided tour as there are not many visitors to the museum.
The Museum is also known for running a number of workshops and activities for children and adults. Some of these workshops teach kids to make their own origami, gift cards and how to print a pamphlet. These workshops generally cost around €10 - €15.
The Educational Area for kids is also a great place for children to learn and have fun. There is no fee for entering this area and there is also an Education Officer present who will guide and help kids have a great experience.
The Museum is very close to the Roxford and is also a great place to pick up some unique souvenirs. There is also a nice cafe for guests to chill-out and grab a quick bite.
The Roxford is located on Northumberland Road which is pretty famous as the Czech Republic and Italian embassies are located here. There are also a number of business establishments situated here including officers for a number of lawyers, architects and business consultants.
Northumberland Road also has a bloody history dating back to 1916 when there were fierce fights between British Soldiers and Irish volunteers during the Eastern Rising. It was at House 25 on Northumberland Road where a 28 year old carpenter by the name of Mick Malon took charge over the Volunteers and led a charge against a British regiment called the Sherwood Foresters.
The young British regiment was not very well trained and the assault would cost the British 240 causalities with 4 officers and 24 other ranks being killed in the attack. The attack also resulted in the death of 4 civilians and 4 volunteers.
Great Places To Eat
There are a number of great places to eat very near to the hotel. These are some of the places that you can visit.
The Lovin Dublin featured Farmer Brown’s in 2015 as being one of the best places to grab a brunch in Dublin and also for serving up a fabulous burger.
If you are looking to have a big meal and are not conscious about the calories you are going to consume, Farmer Brown’s is a great place to visit.
This establishment is located pretty close to the hotel and are known for serving up great chicken sandwiches. Lovin Dublin stated that their chicken sandwiches come with alteast two chicken fillets.
Just across the road from Junior’s is a separate Junior’s Paulie's Pizza restaurant which has a reputation for serving up some of the best pizza’s in Dublin. The restaurant serves some great Neopolitan style wood fired pizza’s.
If you are vegetarian or would like to try a vegetarian meal, you can walk to Grattan street which is not very far from the hotel and visit Staple Foods.
While this is not an exclusive vegetarian restaurant, they do serve a number of vegetarian foods that have a South American and Middle Eastern flavour to it. Their whole grain wraps and vegan backed falafael are great and will provide you with sufficient protein to recharge your batteries to go sight-seeing and shopping. Whole grain foods are reported to provide more energy when compared to the usual cake flour that most bakeries use. The whole grain wraps have a number of different fillings which you can choose from.