Dublin City Tourist Attractions

Planning a visit to Ireland? Make sure you find time to visit Dublin!

Do you have some time to visit Dublin City before a flight or have some time to kill during a layover in Dublin? Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport provides an excellent base while you explore all that is on offer in the capital. The hotel is located just outside the hustle and bustle of the city but close to all major public transport links which makes it so convenient to explore the sights, engage in a spot of shopping or indulge yourself with our great Irish hospitality. Whether traveling alone or with family and friends, Dublin has a lot to offer. If you need any help in planning your visit, we are always on hand to offer friendly advice and recommendations. Check out some of Dublin City’s top tourist attractions and plan your trip from Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport.

Top family attractions

Dublin Zoo

Kids and grown-ups alike love a trip to Dublin Zoo located in the Phoenix Park, only 25 minutes from Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport. See exotic animals from all over the world and why not combine this with a picnic in the park and you have the perfect family day out.

The Phoenix Park at 707 hectares (1752 acres) is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces within any European capital city and home to Dublin Zoo.

National Aquatic Centre

Have a splashing time at the National Aquatic Centre. Serious swimmers will adore the 50m pool while Aqua Zone is a world of fun with flumes galore, lazy river, surfing and even a pirate ship! AquaZone at the National Aquatic Centre is located just 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel, it is the perfect place for a fun getaway for families

Some well know Dublin City attractions

Guinness Storehouse

Located in the heart of St James Gate Brewery, the Guinness Storehouse offers an interactive tour that takes you through the story of Guinness and how it is made. The Storehouse is very interactive: you can even learn how to pull the own perfect pint or join the Taste Experience to sample some of the different types of Guinness. It is a must see tourist attraction whilst visiting Dublin!

Many public transport services travel from Dublin Airport to the city centre where a connecting bus, Luas tram or taxi can take you within minutes to the iconic Guinness Storehouse.

Book of Kells

The beautifully illuminated manuscript was written around the year 800AD by Irish monks and later buried in Kells to hide it from the Vikings. After being eventually rediscovered, it was deposited for safe keeping in Trinity College Dublin in 1653 where it resides to this day. Located in the magnificent Old Library building, the Book of Kells the exhibition explores the fascinating process the monks used to produce these manuscripts.

The National Gallery of Ireland

Take time to discover new favourite artists amongst the 12,500 pieces as you view works by Vermeer, Caravaggio, Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet. The National Gallery of Ireland hosts a busy calendar of temporary exhibitions. Located on Kildare Street in Dublin city centre, catch one of the frequent bus services from the airport.

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Common Questions

  • How close is the hotel to Dublin Airport?

    Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport is the closest hotel to Dublin Airport, only 3 minutes’ walk from both Terminals and offers complimentary 24-hour shuttle bus service.

  • Can I print my boarding pass?

    Airline check-in and complimentary boarding pass printing is available in hotel lobby along with airport flight status screens so you know exactly when to leave.

  • How often does the hotel shuttle bus operate?

    The 24-hour courtesy bus runs from the hotel to both Terminals 1 and 2 in Dublin Airport. It operates every 20 minutes between the hours of 4.00am – 10.00am and 6.00pm – 11.00pm. At all other times it operates every 30 minutes.

    Use the courtesy phone in arrivals hall to let us know you have landed then proceed to the pickup point. The most convenient pickup point for Terminal One is zone 8 or to the right as you exit Terminal Two arrivals door.

  • Can we check-in early?

    Rooms are available for check-in from 2.00pm. If you arrive before this time we can store luggage until room is available. To guarantee early arrival please contact reservations on +353 1 80 80 500 (additional charges may apply).

  • Can I weigh my bags?

    Baggage weighing is available in the lobby for access by all guests, nominal fee applies.

  • Is there somewhere I can store my luggage?

    Should you arrive early or depart late, out porter team would be delighted to store your luggage while you wait.

  • What is the cancellation policy?

    Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport offers free cancellation up to 2.00pm on the day of arrival for almost all reservations made on maldronhotels.com or maldronhoteldublinairport.com. Some special offers and key dates may specify a special cancellation policy, these will be clearly outlined in the terms & conditions.

    Reservations booked via on third party websites and online travel agents have their own cancellation policies, please refer to your confirmation email.

  • Are Corporate Rates available?

    Yes, corporate rates are available, should you wish to enquire about setting up a preferred agreement, please contact a member of our sales team on 01 8080 589.

  • Does the hotel have a restaurant?

    Yes, The Apron Restaurant offers an array of European & Asian dishes to tempt your taste buds. Each dish is carefully prepared by our team of expert chefs and is complimented by a fantastic choice of fine wines. Alternatively dine in The Sky Bar which serves a full menu as well as a wide range of drinks, snacks and coffees – we’re particularly proud of our cocktails.

  • Is car parking available?

    Secure on-site car parking is available (charge applies). Leave the car with us and take advantage of our great value Stay, Park & Fly offers.

  • Can we add extra bed/roll-away bed to the room?

    A limited number of rooms can accept roll-away beds or infant cribs, please contact our reservations team on +353 1 80 80 500 to check availability (additional charges apply).

  • What time is breakfast served?

    In-room breakfast to go bags are available for guests with very early flights. Breakfast is served in The Apron Restaurant from 6.00am until 10.30am daily.


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