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.The Merrion Hotel
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. The Morgan Hotel
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since demand is high, it's not easy to book these apartments, but it's worth a try.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.