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Mespil Hotel 3.5

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Dublin

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  • Great location overlooking the Grand Canal in upscale Ballsbridge
  • Spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs, comfy beds, and electric kettles
  • Some rooms have lovely views of the Grand Canal
  • All-day bistro and casual lounge serving bar food
  • Hearty breakfast served daily
  • Free Wi-Fi and business center with 2 computers
  • Free self-parking (but space is limited)


  • Some bathrooms in need of an update
  • Some tube TVs (currently being replaced)
  • Some rooms feel dated (but are comfortable)
  • No fitness center

Bottom Line

The Mespil Hotel offers a fantastic location overlooking the Grand Canal in the upscale Ballsbridge neighborhood. Big, contemporary rooms have comfortable beds with crisp white linens, color accent walls, large windows, and updated amenities such as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Hotel features include an all-day bistro, casual bar, free self-parking (though space is limited), and hearty breakfast. While there's no fitness center, there are many paths along the canal for a jog. Some rooms can feel a little dated, but this hotel offers great value and service in a safe, quiet neighborhood.

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In residential Ballsbridge, a local neighborhood with restaurants, pubs, and cafes

The Mespil Hotel overlooks the southern bank of the Grand Canal, within an easy walk of numerous restaurants and a 15-minute stroll from the city center. This area is part of Ballsbridge, an upscale residential neighborhood home to hotels, restaurants, and embassies. Several major sights are within 15 minutes of the hotel. For longer distances, the neighborhood is well served by several bus lines.

  • 23-minute drive to the Dublin Airport
  • 10-minute walk to historic Merrion Square
  • 15-minute walk to St. Stephen’s Green, a beautiful park
  • 18-minute walk to George Bernard Shaw’s birthplace
  • 18-minute walk to historic Mansion House
  • 18-minute walk to lovely Iveagh Gardens
  • 19-minute walk to Grand Canal Theatre
  • 19-minute walk to AVIVA Stadium
  • 22-minute walk to Trinity College and Grafton Street
  • 25-minute walk or 6-minute drive to dining and drinking in the Docklands
  • 28-minute walk or 11-minute drive to shopping in the Temple Bar area
  • 30-minute walk or 8-minute drive to Dublin Castle
  • 12-minute drive to the Dublin City Gallery

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50 - 60 Mespil Road, Dublin, Province of Leinster D04 E7N2, Ireland


3 (531) 488-4600

Room Types

  • Double-Single
  • Family
  • Twin

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