Located in a village style collection of old mill buildings just a short distance outside Dublin, Cliff at Lyons provides a relaxing retreat. Rooms are beautifully furnished and the dining options here are excellent.
This charming, centrally located hotel with its attractive red brick façade has a friendly atmosphere and excellent service, and offers convenient access to many of the city sights.
It is located on a quiet side street in a thriving area and has a well-regarded restaurant, Francesca’s, which is committed to sourcing the finest local Irish produce. Its menu features a range of organic options prepared by award-winning chefs, while the stylish Jasmine Bar and Café Lounge serves whiskey from around the world. Alternatively, you may prefer to relax in the hotel’s residents’ lounge and library or enjoy a movie in the private cinema.
The 98 rooms have contemporary but classically elegant decor with handcrafted walnut furniture from Galway and a simple, pared-back style.
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The hotel has a classic style with contemporary feature wallpaper and bright tones in its quality fabrics and furnishings. Each of the hotel’s five different room categories follows a similar theme but has a unique palette. Deluxe rooms are spacious and all include large beds as well as a Robert’s radio and a quirky dressmaker’s mannequin. In addition, every room includes a full range of modern amenities including flat screen TVs, air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi. Due to the hotel’s small size and central location, views from the rooms are limited. However, the location more than makes up for this.
Situated in a fashionable, creative area of Dublin, there are a number of charming independent bars, restaurants and boutique shops in the immediate area. Many of the city’s main sights are within easy walking distance, and Grafton Street, the city's main shopping area, is just a few minutes’ walk away, as is leafy St. Stephen's Green.
Food and drink
Guests can enjoy breakfast or dinner in the hotel’s Francesca’s Restaurant (one of Dublin’s top restaurants) where emphasis is on ensuring seasonal, quality and local ingredients are included. Lunch is served in the Jasmine Bar and Café Lounge from midday.
We love this hotel for its central but tranquil location, easy access to all the main sights, and comfortable modern rooms.
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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 favorite 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.
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.
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 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.
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.