Central Hotel Dublin  3 stars

Exchequer Street Dublin 2 , Dublin, Ireland, 2  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This luxurious hotel has a rich and elegant period décor dominated by Edwardian velvet and gracious Irish fabrics. The sleeping rooms are smaller than your standard modern hotel but that doesn’t seem to bother most of the guests. The Library Bar has the same elegant yet relaxed feel and if you have the time, you can relax in one of their really comfortable armchairs and enjoy the warmth from the great fireplace.

Verified Reviews:

  • Short stroll from grafton st - Rooms nice - No views - Excellent service
  • Block from trinity college - Charming lounge - Clean rooms - Comfortable beds
  • Huge bathroom - Good price - No parking - Highly recommend
  • Right next to temple bar - Good breakfast - Late night music - Wifi on site
  • Central hotel - Staff was very helpful - Library bar is quite crowded - Very noisy


Centrally located, the three-star Central Hotel enjoys proximity to the main cultural venues in Dublin.

One of the Dublin's oldest and traditional hotels, the hotel boasts of free Wi-Fi.

Each of 20 elegant rooms are complete with remote controlled cable TV and coffee maker.

The Library Bar is open for a lunch or dinner.

Heuston Train Station is just 2.4km away.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   70.

City Center Dublin - 1000 ft
Airports Dublin (DUB) - 5.8 mi
Train Stations Connolly Train Station - 4600 ft, Grand Canal Dock Dart Station - 1.2 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants The Rustic Stone (cuisine: European, Healthy) - 100 ft, The Exchequer (cuisine: Irish) - 100 ft
Parks St. Stephen's Green - 2200 ft, St Stephen's Green (Faiche Stiabhna) - 2200 ft


All rooms are non-smoking and feature a remote controlled cable television, direct-dial telephones, wake up call, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, Wi-Fi.

Dining options

The Library bar is a stylish place to enjoy varied cuisine and a choice of drinks. The bar was voted Number one pub for Guinness in Dublin by a major travel company in 2010.


Approximately nine meeting rooms are available for 110 persons and all rooms are staffed with AV equipment including 5FT tripod screen.

Breakfast meetings are available for approximately 4 - 90 people.

Free Wi-Fi is provided through the hotel.

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  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Elevator
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • TV



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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All rooms are non-smoking and feature a remote controlled cable television, direct-dial telephones, wake up call, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, Wi-Fi.

Single Room
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The room is modern and consists of one Single bed, remote controlled cable television, bathroom amenities and Wi-Fi is available.

Double Room
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The room is modern and consists of one Double bed, remote controlled cable television, bathroom amenities and Wi-Fi is available.

Twin Room
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The room is modern and consists of two Single beds, remote controlled cable television, bathroom amenities and Wi-Fi is available.

Triple Room
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Bright room consists of one Double and one Single beds or three Single beds, remote controlled cable television, bathroom amenities and Wi-Fi is available.

Family Room
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The room is modern and comfortable consists of one Double and two single beds or four single beds, remote controlled cable television, bathroom amenities and Wi-Fi is available.

Suite Room
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This room is cozy, bright and comfortable with one Queen size bed and all contemporary amenities for your unrivaled staying.

The Central Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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  • Airports
  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
  • General

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What's nearby

What's nearby.

Dublin Castle, a former seat for the British rule is within walking distance

Trinity College, the oldest university in Dublin is a short walk away

Christchurch Cathedral, the oldest architecture in the city is within walking distance

Temple Bar, a cultural heart of Dublin is approximately 500m away

Tourist attractions
  • 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour
    400 ft
  • The International Bar
    400 ft
  • Dublin Castle
    400 ft
  • The National Gallery of Ireland
    700 ft
  • Graphics Studio Gallery
    700 ft
Places of interest
  • Isolde's Tower
    400 ft
  • Dermot's Chair
    700 ft
  • Famine Sculpture
    700 ft
  • Smithfield: Old Jameson Destillery und Chimney
    700 ft
  • Baldoyle Convent
    700 ft
  • Chapelizod Parish
    700 ft
  • General Post Office
    700 ft
  • Die Liffey
    700 ft
  • African Mission Office
    700 ft
Sport related
  • Classic Yacht Ealu
    700 ft
  • Rotary Club
    700 ft
Shopping areas
  • 400 ft
  • Busy Park
    700 ft
  • Blessington Street Park
    700 ft
  • Coillte - Irish Forestry Board
    700 ft
  • All Seasons Tree Care Ltd
    700 ft
Historical sites
  • Temple Bar Area
    700 ft
Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
  • Dr Declan Murray
    700 ft
  • City Hall Exhibition
    400 ft
  • Olympia Theatre
    400 ft
  • Dublin Fringe Theatre Festival Ltd
    700 ft
  • New Theatre
    700 ft
  • Temple Bar Music Centre The
    700 ft
  • Rockarchive Gallery
    400 ft

Local Attractions

  • National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History
    1.1 mi
    Benburb St., Dublin
  • National Print Museum
    1.1 mi
    Garrison Chapel, Beggar's Bush, Dublin
  • Blessington Basin
    1.2 mi
    Phibsborough, Dublin
  • Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
    1.3 mi
    St Josephs Avenue, Dublin
  • St. Anne's Park, Dublin
    1.5 mi
    James Larkin Road, Dublin

Near the hotel

  • Temple Bar
    500 ft
    2 - 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin
  • The Rare Auld Times
    500 ft
    64 Dame Street, Dublin
  • Dublin Castle
    700 ft
    Dame Street, Dublin
  • Bank of Ireland
    700 ft
    2 College Green, Dublin
  • National Photographic Archive
    700 ft
    2 Kildare Street, Meeting House Sq., Dublin
  • St. Teresa's Church
    800 ft
    Clarendon St., Dublin
  • Chester Beatty Library
    1000 ft
    Clock Tower Building, Dublin

Restaurants Nearby

  • The Rustic Stone

    69% likes this, based on 770 reviews
    Cuisine: European, Healthy
    Price Range: USD 37 - USD 141

    100 ft
    17 South Great Georges Street

    Phone: 01-7079596

  • The Exchequer

    72% likes this, based on 163 reviews
    Cuisine: Irish

    100 ft
    3-5 Exchequer Street

    Phone: 01670 6787

  • Fallon & Byrne

    60% likes this, based on 421 reviews
    Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Bistro, Irish
    Price Range: USD 9 - USD 48

    200 ft
    11-17 Exchequer Street

    Phone: +353(0)14721000

  • Ukiyo Bar

    56% likes this, based on 86 reviews
    Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Korean
    Price Range: USD 14 - USD 54

    100 ft
    7-9 Exchequer Street

    Phone: 0035316334071

  • Odessa Club & Restaurant

    71% likes this, based on 227 reviews
    Cuisine: Irish

    100 ft
    13/14 Dame Court

    Phone: 1-670 7634

Getting there.

Dublin Airport is within 10 minutes driving.

By aircoach you will reach the Trinity College that is within three minutes walking. The transfer costs EUR7.

Taxi costs EUR 25/30.

By bus 16A you can reach the hotel at price EUR 2.20. Just ask a driver to let you off first stop on Georges Street.

By car take the M1 to Dublin city center, continue straight onto O'Connell Street, over O'Connell bridge and follow the road round, with Trinity College on your left. Then veer right to go up Dame Street. Once on Dame Street, keep watch for a left turn onto South Great Georges Street. The hotel is at the next main left, onto Exchequer Street. Parking available in nearby car parks, the hotel does not provide parking facilities.

Getting around.

Heuston Train Station is just 2.4km away.

The hotel offers car parking at location nearby

Drury Street Car Park is less than a minute walking away.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday from 7am to 12am

Friday from 7am to 1am

Saturday from 8am to 1am

Sunday from 12pm to 7pm

From Dury Street Car Park:

Turn left upon exit from car park onto Exchequer Street, then turn left along Exchequer Street. The Central Hotel is along this street.

Trinity Street Car Park is within two minutes walking.

Opening Hours are :

Monday to Saturday from 8am to 12am

Sunday from 11am to 7pm

From Trinity Street Car Park:

Head southeast on Trinity St toward St Andrews Lane (5m)

Turn right at St Andrews Lane (110m)

Turn right at Exchequer St (84m)

Hotel will be on the right

Brown Thomas Car Park is within three minutes walking.

Opening Hours are :

Monday to Saturday from 7am to 1am

Sunday from 9am to 10pm

From Brown Thomas Car Park:

Head northeast on Clarendon Street toward Wicklow Street (43m)

Turn left at Wicklow Street (97m)

Continue onto Exchequer Street (130m)

Hotel will be on the right

The Central Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Central Hotel

Average guest rating

out of 10
Based on 856 reviews

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Individual guest reviews

  • Group of friends

    The location.

    This hotel did not in anyway live up to the review it received on bookings.com.

    • Average rating
  • Couple

    the location was excellent for the city and the staff were polite and helpful, everything was as described, just wish we didnt have to arrive a day late due to the flights.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    Too noisy and shower not very hot and slow

    • Average rating
  • Family with children

    Very central location, reasonable price

    Hotel decoration a bit tired, however there was redecoration in progress, presumably standard will be better when this is finished.

    • Average rating
  • Couple

    Good location near all activities in city center; including night life.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    Very nice staff and nice room. Good value the most important thing.

    The breakfasr was terrible. No yogurt, it was either a full irish or nothing it seemed.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    Central location and friendly staff. Great value for money.

    I was in room 304. There was no hot water on saturday night. There was only luke warm water on Sunday morning.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    Central Location

    No real attention to my dietary request

    • Average rating
  • Couple

    Room was tiny, room was on 3rd floor landing on this floor the walls were damp, paint peeking from walls. Fan could be heard from room view was of drains and fan.

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    room very comfortable, breakfast good, bar satisfactory, location excellent for city centre and places of interest.

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    I thought the staff were helpful and the hotel was very central.

    Hotel been under refurbishment and not informed, no toilet paper in the bathroom, no wake up call which was booked, been kept awake for two nights due to the fire door outside our room slamming shut, this was very frustrating. Booked two rooms together but were on separate floors when asked for them to be together and told this was ok..

    • Average rating
  • Couple

    it was in a great location, the room was lovely and we got a free upgrade which was nice!

    there was a lot of noise from the busy street outside, but being a city centre hotel, that was to be expected!

    • Average rating
  • Older travelers

    Reception staff were very helpful, library bar is great with lots of atmosphere and room was clean and adequate.

    The room key card refused to work on a daily basis.

    • Average rating
  • Single

    My room was very clean and modern with very good sound proofing on the window. You need that in the area where the hotel is located as it's a popular area for going out at night. The hotel bar is very good.

    Aside from my room, which was very clean and modern, the rest of the hotel is shabby in a not-charming way: bits missing off the elevator, corridor carpets that don't fit.

    • Average rating
  • Couple

    Great location in the city center, walking distance to everywhere, and located in a very nice area. Hotel was quiet enough so we were able to get a good nights sleep. Check out wasnt until 12pm, which took pressure off us getting up too early.

    The decor of the hallways upstairs wasnt great, and needs a good paint job. Saying that, the room itself was perfect.

    • Average rating
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