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Dublin’s newest hotel The Address at Dublin 1 is ideal for a luxurious city break

We checked out Dublin's newest boutique hotel - located in the heart of the city centre

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A brand new luxury hotel has opened in the heart of Dublin’s city centre.

The Address at Dublin 1, which was launched by Brian and Ciara McGettigan of the Irish family owned McGettigan Hotel Group, is a boutique hotel located on Amien’s Street.

It boasts over 80 rooms, and aims to offer guests the “perfect blend of refined comfort and exclusive service, with high standards of luxury and technology throughout”.

We were lucky enough to spend a night at the new development, which cost €15 million to create, and it definitely didn’t disappoint.

First Impressions

As we entered the beautifully decorated reception area, we were greeted by the most helpful staff.

While checking in, we had a chance to look around the foyer, and were instantly drawn to the attention to detail in the decor. The hotel is modern, but still feels warm and inviting.

To the left of the check in area is The Parlor, a really lovely café which serves breakfast, lunch, and baked goods (prepared by their resident pastry chef) seven days a week from 7am.

From 6pm ’til late, The Parlor also offers an extensive selection of cocktails – for those of you on date night.

The Room

After checking in, we were escorted to our room, and we immediately noticed the impressive level of technology throughout the hotel. The elevator is operated by simply swiping your keycard – very swish indeed.

Our hotel room was opened with a keycard the same way as the elevator, and the first thing we laid our eyes on was the fabulous view.

With city centre hotels you don’t expect to see much but the building next to you, but we were greeted by a stunning view of old Connolly Station.

We stayed in a Twin Club Room, which had everything we could possibly need – including bathrobes and slippers (always a plus!) and a proper coffee machine.

The ensuite bathroom was modern, complete with a Rainforest shower and complimentary toiletries.

Similar to the rest of the hotel, each room boasts in-room smart technology, with a one touch device which controls in-room lighting, climate, and entertainment.

The device also offers a direct connection to housekeeping, the 24-hour concierge, and in-room dining.

Club Room guests also have pre-programmed keys to provide complimentary Rooftop Lounge access. Once we heard this, we headed up to the 7th floor to check it out.

The Club Lounge is a lovely area for guests to chill out, grab a complimentary tea/coffee and a pastry, and check out the incredible view of Dublin on the rooftop terrace.

This space is a really great addition to the hotel.

The Dining Experience

For dinner, we headed downstairs to McGettigan’s Cookhouse & Bar, which is located within the hotel.

The restaurant offers a comfortable and casual dining space, and the food was seriously to die for.

Whether you’re in the mood for fresh fish, a hearty steak, or an artisan pizza – the Cookhouse has an extensive menu, and it’s also great value. We highly recommend the grilled Dublin Bay Prawns!

If you’re looking for an after-dinner cocktail, they’ve recently opened a new area called The Place.

The Place can be reserved for small get togethers, after work drinks, parties or basically any occasion for a group to gather.

There’s also a lovely outdoor area just off The Place and The Parlor, where you can sit and relax when the weather’s nice!

As for breakfast, we had ours in their newly refurbished and renovated breakfast room, which is situated on the lower floor of the hotel.

The buffet offered both a Continental breakfast choice and a traditional Hot Irish Buffet, so there was plenty to choose from, and the staff were very attentive when it came to fetching tea/coffee for the table.

All in all, the formula for The Address at Dublin 1 is luxury and privacy; and that’s exactly what you get.

Whether you’re on a business trip, or hoping to explore the streets of Dublin on a staycation – The Address at Dublin 1 is ideal due to it’s central location (it’s opposite the Connolly Luas stop), but it still retains all the luxuries of a boutique hotel. We’ll definitely be back!

Rates for the hotel start from €229.00 when booked directly on the website: www.theaddressatdublin1.ie.