Honeymooning in Dublin
After the wedding, the honeymoon is one of the most important parts of a wedding celebration. The couple will want to pick a place that offers both privacy and comfort, with high levels of service, to create memories that will last a lifetime. Dublin is an excellent destination for a honeymoon, with its natural beauty, pleasant climate, and friendly people. We have chosen a few hotels that will help you make the most of your honeymoon experience in the city.
Here are the top 16 hotels in Dublin, each hotel on this list offers high-quality service and incredible value within its market niche. We will start with the most luxurious and costly hotels and move towards the more affordable options.
The No. 1 hotel in Dublin
The Merrion Hotel is a bit pricier but is one of the best hotels that Dublin has to offer. The happy couple can enjoy a sumptuous meal at the hotel's Patrick Guilbaud restaurant, which is the proud holder of 2 Michelin stars, or have a more intimate, cozy dinner at the No.23 Cocktail Bar.Instagram
The spacious rooms offer excellent views of the city or the hotel's period gardens. Several suites are available to give you a range of choices.Instagram
The penthouse suite in the Garden Wing is the largest, but two bedrooms may be more than you need. The Garden Wing Suite is very large too and comes with a single bedroom option. Late checkouts can be requested, and butler services are available. The couple will also likely enjoy the Tethra Spa, which is open throughout the week and offers massages and beauty treatments.Facebook
The hotel offers 123 rooms in total. Each of these is designed to make best use of subtle colors and natural light. In the Garden Wing, guests can choose between the standard queen room, with its city view, and the superior king room, with its view of the gardens, and in the Main House, they can choose the deluxe king room, which may overlook the city's government buildings or the hotel's period gardens. Rooms range in size from 30 to 40 square meters and are all non smoking.
The Marker Hotel
Chic and stylish hotel with luxury design
This contemporary hotel located by the Dublin Grand canal features well-equipped rooms, luxury design, and beautiful furniture. Ask for a room with a view of the canal for some picture-perfect moments. A wonderful bar and restaurant can be found on the rooftop, the Marker's high-quality spa, a stunning 23-meter infinity pool and well-equipped gym add to the positive experience.Instagram
There are also four luxury suites and two single-bedroom suites. The crowning glory is the presidential suite, but it may be overkill since it has two bedrooms, and you'll only need one unless you're bringing your mother-in-law or kids with you on your honeymoon.Instagram
At the spa, the honeymooning couple can enjoy a dip in the 23-meter-long infinity pool or the large Jacuzzi. There are four treatment rooms as well as a couples room for privacy. There are also two cocoon spaces suspended from the ceiling where guests can relax.Facebook
Featuring floor to ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light, Superior rooms are spacious and comfortable. Deluxe rooms have the same amenities as Superior rooms, with a bird's eye view of the Grand Canal Square and the city. Corner suites are perfect for work as well as rest and relaxation. Besides the usual amenities found in the other rooms, they also have dual aspect views, bespoke armchairs, sofas, and footstools. The luxury one-bedroom suites are found on the 6th floor in the exterior wings, they feature, among other things, a private dining area for 6 people and a separate living room.
The Spencer Hotel
The Spencer Hotel is a very good hotel for couples, with a nice spa area. The rates are reasonable. Some of the rooms offer a river view. Several rooms have a private balcony.Instagram
The accommodations are comfy and the service is good. Suites are available for a larger space. If you really want to splurge, try the penthouse. The bedroom features blackout curtains to keep unwanted brightness at bay if you're trying to catch up on your sleep during the day. Room service is available 24 hours a day.Instagram
The health club is hugely popular, and couples can grab an opportunity for a couples massage treatment in a private room or time spent in the hot tub.Facebook
The boutique-style contemporary rooms bear an urban chic decor. Mood lighting is employed to accentuate the ambiance. Windows extend from floor to ceiling and blackout curtains provide both privacy and comfort for naps during the day. Each room includes a Respa bed, fluffy bathrobes, digital TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, rainforest power shower. Deluxe rooms and suites have the added bonus of access to a private balcony, as well as a media hub. Suites offer luxury accommodations, some are designated family suites, while business executives may prefer the penthouse.
Modern-looking hotel, located right in the center of Dublin's nightlife
The Morgan Hotel is the perfect venue for an intense honeymoon. This posh hotel features a trendy design and is right in the heart of Dublin's nightlife.Instagram
Young couples will especially love being close to the action. The beds are super comfortable. They are attached to the wall and have no legs; the lights under the bed give it the appearance of a floating cloud. The bathrooms feature extra deep tubs and power showers. Suites, a junior penthouse, and a full-sized penthouse are available for those who want to splash out. The suites have their own kitchen, and the adjacent fitness centre can be reached via the hotel courtyard without walking through the lobby, affording an extra measure of privacy.Instagram
The Morgan Bar is where it all happens at this hotel. Serving up innovative cocktails as well as a variety of meals from brunch or lunch to tapas, residents and visitors alike flock to this hip venue. This trendy bar dishes out cocktails that can be either classic favorites or creatively inspired. The design is hip and funky to match the clientele and follows the concept of "cool, crazy, and curious."Facebook
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.
Luxury 5 star hotel
If you want the best, try the InterContinental Dublin. It's a bit farther out from the city center but offers high-quality rooms and service. It also offers the chance for a more relaxed honeymoon.Instagram
A bridal suite is on offer for honeymooners, and room service is available. Suites come with an executive desk and a fully equipped kitchenette. The bathtubs are deeper than usual. There's also a barber and beauty salon on site as well as a full spa offering massages and beauty treatments. The hot tub is a good place to unwind as well. Breakfast can be taken in the room, and packed lunches can be ordered for impromptu picnics.Instagram
The InterContinental Dublin is a great choice for travellers seeking excellent facilities or a little pampering; and families with children come here in search of space and comfort.Facebook
The hotel offers 197 guest rooms and suites, some of these are wheelchair-accessible. The rooms are about 41-51 square metres wide, the view from the picture windows is usually of the courtyard or the surrounding neighborhood. The hotel offers different types of hotel suites, of which there are a total of 48. Sizes range from 53 square metres to 250 square metres, the view is typically of the landscaped grounds or the cityscape or roofscape of Dublin.
The Merchant House
Historic apartments in Dublin city center
The Merchant House makes the perfect accommodation for a couple, especially as a honeymoon destination. Although it's a bit up-market, the prices are lower than those you'd expect to find at top hotels in the area.Facebook
The design is authentic for a Georgian Dublin house. However, this stylish guesthouse in the heart of Dublin comes with a few rules. For one, kids cannot stay in your room.Instagram
Since demand is high, it’s not easy to book these apartments, but it's worth a try.Facebook
The Merchant House provides four different rooms and suites plus a Georgian townhouse. Each is elegantly appointed with a comfortable, cozy charm. They include a full bathroom, a safe, a work desk, a TV and DVD player, and free WiFi Internet. Each room has been sound-proofed, so the noise of the bustling city doesn't filter indoors. In-house refreshments are provided free of charge on arrival, in addition to chocolates. The suites have a private entrance, and breakfast is included in the price.
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.Instagram
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.Instagram
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.Facebook
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.
For couples seeking accommodations outside Dublin, the following hotels may be of interest.
Radisson BLU St. Helen's Hotel
5 star hotel just outside Dublin
Radisson Blu St. Helen's Hotel, located in a leafy demesne just outside Dublin, is the perfect backdrop for a romantic stay. The surroundings just lend themselves to romance.Instagram
For those who want to help honeymooners pay for the wedding, the hotel even has a special gift card that can be used at any of its partner hotels around Europe. While all the rooms are very comfortable with plush furnishings and excellent views, the business class suite with a balcony is the icing on the cake. Located on the top floor, the balcony on this suite offers expansive views of the gardens, the mountains in the distance, and Dublin Bay. Room service is available 24 hours a day.Instagram
The Radisson BLU St. Helen's Hotelcan be reached by bus or train, and there's a frequent Aircoach shuttle service running between the town and the Dublin airport.Facebook
The hotel features 151 non-smoking rooms and 25 business class suites, each room looks out on the lush gardens or Dublin Bay. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel. The beds are covered in Egyptian cotton. Each room has a laptop safe and coffee/tea facilities.
King Sitric, an old-fashioned guesthouse, is the perfect seaside getaway, located in a cozy fishing village. You can stay close to Nature's beauty in Ireland, with its sun, sea, birds, and many lighthouses, while remaining close to Dublin. If you've decided to emulate Kim Kardashian and Kanye West who travelled to many different places during their honeymoon to experience as much of Ireland as possible, this could be a nice option for a day or two and is very reasonably priced. The fresh seafood served in the restaurant is also delicious and well worth the trip.Instagram
While we can't be too sure whether Kardashian and West ever stayed at King Sitric, we do know for sure that they stayed at Ballyfin for part of their honeymoon. If you have a few thousand euros to spend, this gorgeous facility, surrounded by acres upon acres of spectacular gardens with a lake, grotto, and so much more, is the ideal place for a romantic getaway.Facebook
Your experiences here would create memories that last a lifetime. Special romantic packages are also on offer at Ballyfin for couples to enjoy at special rates.
Carolyn John, 2015