Offering classic style and attentive service, along with a great location in the heart of a vibrant area, this hotel offers a glimpse of a unique area of Dublin that could easily remain undiscovered during a short visit to the city.
OCallaghan Davenport Hotel
The Davenport offers one of the most impressive exteriors of any hotel in Dublin. Originally built as a prayer hall in the 17th century, it has a dramatic neo-classical façade but unfortunately much of the interior was destroyed by fire in the 1990s.
Inside, it is more modern with classic decor in rich tones. There are 115 rooms and two dining options: Lanyon's Restaurant and the President’s Bar, which is more informal.
Service is warm and friendly and its convenient location is a major draw. Located close to Georgian Merrion Square, home to the National Gallery, the hotel is also within easy walking distance of Grafton Street, Trinity College and historic O’Connell Street.
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The hotel has 115 rooms and suites decorated in a traditional style with warm wood furnishings, burgundy and cream decor and plush bed runners. Rooms range from standard double, twin and triple rooms to more spacious king rooms and junior suites with a separate lounge area. Each room features US and European plug sockets, LCD TV, free Wi-Fi and a standard bathroom layout of a shower over the bath.
The Davenport is located close to exclusive Merrion Square, one of the city's most handsome Georgian districts and home to the National Gallery. The hotel is also within easy walking distance of Grafton Street, Trinity College and historic O’Connell Street as well as many of the city's main museums.
Food and drink
Enjoy the international menu at the hotel’s Lanyon's Restaurant as well as a full Irish buffet or a la carte breakfast. For a more casual dining experience, bar meals are served for lunch and dinner in the characterful President’s Bar with its dark furnishings and wood paneled decor.
Although the hotel does not offer any child friendly facilities, they can provide a cot or a rollaway bed in most room categories. The playground in nearby Merrion Square is a great place for younger children to explore.
Facilities and activities
The hotel has a small gym which is open 24 hours a day.
Although in need of updating, this charming hotel has a great central location, friendly staff and offers excellent value for money. One of our favorite aspects of a stay is the ability to walk to most of the key city sights.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
A chance to enjoy incredible food and a lively cultural experience, this food trail through Dublin's streets takes you off the beaten track to meet artisan bakers, cheesemongers and chocolatiers on a quest to learn about the contemporary Irish food scene.
Explore Dublin's rich literary heritage on this highly entertaining and informative tour. Your guides are a team of enthusiastic actors who introduce you to the city's most famous writers and the pubs they gathered in to discuss their work.
Learn about the history of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland and the eventual formation of the Free State on this highly engaging and informative tour that brings the political, economic and social situation of the time to vivid life.
Explore behind the scenes at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin's most celebrated church. Learn about the history and legends of this monumental structure, see where Jonathon Swift once preached and walk along the roof for sweeping views over the city.
Join a full-day guided tour to explore the ancient history and rich heritage of the Boyne Valley, just north of Dublin. Visit the Neolithic passage grave at Newgrange, an early Christian church at Monasterboice, and the mythical Hill of Slane.
Explore the highly impressive monastic ruins of Glendalough and the glorious Wicklow mountains in which they are set on this full-day tour from Dublin which also includes a stop at the James Joyce Museum in Sandycove tower.