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Dublin hotels

11 June 2010

1896 – Dolphin House, Essex Street, Dublin

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Originally the Dolphin Hotel, a famous Dublin hostelry, this has now been converted to office space for the courts service. A fine Victorian exterior with much decoration including a very...

09 June 2010

1780s – Ferryman Hotel, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin

One of the few remaining older buildings on this quay, as most of the former industrial premises have been pulled down for redevelopment. The Ferryman Hotel was built in the 1780’s by Lord...

09 June 2010

1939 – Clarence Hotel, Wellington Quay, Dublin

Architect: Bradbury & Evans Fine 1930s hotel which was modernised and extended upwards in the 1990s. In 2007 a Norman Foster designed scheme was proposed that would have meant the demolition of all...

04 May 2010

1884 – Former London and North Western Hotel, North Wall Quay, Dublin

In 1861 the London and North Western Railway Company which had been operating a steam packet service across the Irish Sea, moved its Irish terminus from Kingstown (DĂșn Laoghaire) to North Wall Quay....

07 April 2010

1927 – Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Robert Atkinson Rebuilt (1925-27) after the ravages of the Civil War, the Gresham Hotel is a Dublin landmark. It was designed by Robert Atkinson (b Wigton, Cumbria, 1 Aug 1883; d London,...

10 February 2010

1807 – Grand Canal Hotel, Portobello, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Colbourne The hotel was one of five operated between Dublin and the Shannon and opened in 1807 and operated until 1860 despite passenger services being stopped in 1852. Sited beside the...

10 February 2010

1875 – Scottish Widows, Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Newenham Deane Orginally built in 1875 with some minor additions in 1879 for Scottish Widows, this was for many years a bank branch of AIB. It has a magnificent sandstone facade...

05 February 2010

1999 – Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay, Dublin

Architect: Douglas Wallace Architects Understated exterior to this trendy Dublin hotel. The interior was styled by John Rocha in various muted shades of brown and cream.

20 January 2010

2001 – InterContinental Hotel, Merrion Road, Dublin

Architect: Wimberley Allison Tong and Goo According to the Four Seasons Hotel group who constructed it, this horrendous building “combines both Georgian and Victorian architectural styles”. The architect Mr Chun summarised his work...