Rate based on Check-in: Sep 4, 2014 Check-out: Sep 5, 2014

O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

3 stars
At Merrion Sqaure, Dublin 2, Dublin, 2
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
36 reviews
Nice hotel, good location.

Hotel was very nice, and the staff were friendly and helpful. Only small complaint was that water... See full review

  • Jim Jimmers
  • Jun 2, 2014
Vacation treat

This hotel is a great value, in good location, has friendly & helpful staff, very clean. Only... See full review

  • Weet
  • Jan 23, 2014
Traditional Irish comforts with modern conveniences
O'Callaghan Mont Clare is situated on Merrion Square, one of Dublin's most impressive Georgian areas. The hotel sits next to the National Gallery and a quick walk to Trinity College and the shopping and nightlife of Grafton Street. Hit the weekend art market at Merrion Square, watched over by a statue of Oscar Wilde.  Warm rooms feature dark wood, leather upholstery and wired broadband Internet. Enjoy breakfast in the tearoom with large windows overlooking the square. Later, visit popular traditional Irish pub, No. 1 Merrion Street Bar.
Highlights
  • Grand views of attractive Dublin's area brimming with traditional Irish character
  • Cozy rooms decorated in warm burgundies and wood accents
  • Home to No. 1 Merrion Street Bar, a traditional Irish pub and restaurant
Rooms
The hotel's 74 rooms are equipped with plasma TVs, individual temperature controls and broadband Internet access (fees apply). Several rooms overlook the National Gallery. Each room has three telephones, tea and coffee station and a safe. Room service, concierge, laundry and dry cleaning are also offered.
Features
The O'Callaghan Mont Clare houses a restaurant and bar for guests. The No. 1 Merrion Street Bar is a classic Irish pub serving traditional Irish cuisine to locals and tourists. Goldsmith's Restaurant serves a breakfast buffet daily in a tearoom atmosphere with large windows overlooking Merrion Square.  The hotel offers babysitting service and guests can use the health and fitness facilities of the O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel on the other side of the square. Parking is available for a fee.
Transportation
  •  Aircoach stops close to the hotel
  • Steps from Pearse St. train and bus station
  • Taxi service in front of hotel
Attractions
  • National Gallery of Ireland (nearby)
  • National Museum of Ireland--Natural History (nearby)
  • Bank of Ireland Arts Centre (nearby)
  • Trinity College (nearby)        
  • Temple Bar (.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Dublin Castle (.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • St. Stephen's Green (.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Christchurch Cathedral (1 mi/1.6 km)
Business
  • 7 meeting spaces can accommodate up to 150 guests
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  •   Catering and banqueting available

O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel Rooms

Double and Twin Room
Room with one queen bed or 2 single beds. Approximately 20 square meters. Decor is traditional Irish with well-appointed soft furnishings and dark wood. Room includes air conditioning/personal safe/trouser press/cable TV/hairdryer/tea and coffee making facilities.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Dining
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

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Hotel Map

53.3413 -6.251
Area served
Dublin.
Nearby airports
Dublin International Airport.
Area description
Centrally located within easy walking distance to Grafton Street, which is Dublin's busiest shopping street, approximately 10 minutes walk away. The National History museum and Art gallery are literally a stroll away along with Merrion Square and St Stephen's Green. There are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance.

Nearby points of interest

  • Oscar Wilde House: 0 mi
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History: 0.1 mi
  • National Gallery of Ireland: 0.1 mi
  • Merrion Square: 0.1 mi
  • Leinster House: 0.1 mi
  • National Library of Ireland: 0.1 mi
  • State Heraldic Museum: 0.1 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 0.2 mi
  • The Science Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Science Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Pearse Street: 0.2 mi
  • Oscar Wilde House: 0 mi
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History: 0.1 mi
  • National Gallery of Ireland: 0.1 mi
  • Merrion Square: 0.1 mi
  • Leinster House: 0.1 mi
  • National Library of Ireland: 0.1 mi
  • State Heraldic Museum: 0.1 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 0.2 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 0.2 mi
  • The Science Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Science Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Pearse Street: 0.2 mi
  • Kildare Street: 0.2 mi
  • The Doorway Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Taylor Galleries: 0.3 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Dawson Street: 0.3 mi
  • Mansion House: 0.3 mi
  • The Douglas Hyde Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Hibernian Academy: 0.3 mi
  • The Duke Street Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Weingreen Museum of Biblical Antiquities: 0.4 mi
  • Brown Thomas: 0.4 mi
  • Grafton Street: 0.4 mi
  • Famine Memorial: 0.4 mi
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 0.4 mi
  • Dublin Mall: 0.4 mi
  • College Green: 0.4 mi
  • St Stephen's Green: 0.4 mi
  • Gaiety Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • The Keeling Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • River Liffey: 0.4 mi
  • Talbot Memorial Bridge: 0.5 mi
  • Westmoreland Street: 0.5 mi
  • Economic and Social Research Institute: 0.5 mi
  • The Dolls Store Hospital & Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Butt Bridge: 0.5 mi
  • University of Dublin: 0.5 mi
  • Grand Canal Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Jeanie Johnston: 0.5 mi
  • Castle Market: 0.5 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The Number One Bar is relaxing and comfortable in a traditional pub style. It has a very busy carvery lunch served daily and a lounge menu during the evening. The typical Irish pub feel is popular with residents and locals alike.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (36)

Ratings and reviews for O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
36 out of 36
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.6

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
UK Traveler
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 24, 2011

Great Service!!

Amazing customer service and great location!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Rhode Island
Jan 19, 2011

Nice Place, Great Location

The O'Callaghan Mont Clare was a great value for the price paid. We arrived in Dublin at 0530 and were able to check in at 0730. Desk staff was very courteous. The room was neat and clean. Very little noise in the hotel and beds were very comfortable. The location is very convenient for most of the Dublin sites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JenandPat
Indianapolis, IN
Oct 17, 2011

Great staff!

The staff is very friendly and helpful! Unfortunately we had a flat tire on our rental car about 5 minutes into our drive to our hotel. After we walked to our hotel the front desk manager, Kris, helped us find a tire iron and get on our way. Our stay was wonderful too, very nice place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Hamilton, NJ
Jul 30, 2009

Central but quiet location

Perfect city center location, within walking distance to all the major tourist attractions in Dublin, but surprisingly quiet/peaceful even during a busy U2 concert weekend. Hotel staff were friendly and always helpful. Decor was a bit dated and the room was rather small, but it was clean and we we didn't spend much time at the hotel anyways. Great value and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Bring your most comfortable shoes. All that walking on cobblestones will do a number on your arches! Also, we took the Aircoach (Ballsbridge/Donnybrook route) from the airport to Merrion Square North for $8 euro one way pp ($12 euro round-trip). It dropped us off right across the street from the Mont Clare hotel (but the trip took around 45 minutes). If you plan on taking the Aircoach BACK to the airport, you need to drag your luggage to the Suffolk street stop (in front of the Dublin tourist center, about a 10 minute walk from Merrion Square)

Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jim Jimmers
Kansas City, MO
Jun 2, 2014

Nice hotel, good location.

Hotel was very nice, and the staff were friendly and helpful. Only small complaint was that water pressure in the room was pretty low, though this may be a city regulation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
WA
Apr 30, 2011

Awesome hotel

Breakfast spread is wonderful and contains a full hot Irish, pastries, fresh fruit with a pot of tea or coffee. Rooms are clean and spacious with a restraunt guide that gives you the menus for several surrounding restraunts. Easy walking distance to EVERYTHING in the city. Cab fare to airport a reasonable 25 euro. Wonderful stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Ginger Man pub right around the corner. Full bar, super good food (and very generous portions) and chatty bartenders who will tell you the best to see in Dublin and what to skip over.

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