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

  • Location & Parking

    How close is the hotel to Dublin Airport?

    Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport is located in the grounds of Dublin Airport within walking distance of both Terminals. It takes approximately 5 minutes to get to Terminal 1 and approximately 10 minutes to get to Terminal 2. The hotel operates a complimentary 24-hour shuttle bus service to and from the hotel to Terminal 1 & Terminal 2.

    Do you have on-site car parking?

    Yes, secure on-site car parking is available to hotel patrons (charge applies). Leave the car with us and take advantage of our great value Stay, Park & Fly offers. Advance booking is recommended to ensure you confirm a preferential parking package.

    Do you provide transport between the hotel and city centre?

    Many great public transport providers operate to and from Dublin City Centre departing from Dublin Airport. For further detail, please check out their website.

  • Airport Hotel Shuttle Bus

    Does the hotel offer a shuttle service to both terminals?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport runs a 24-hour courtesy bus from the hotel to both terminals in Dublin Airport.

    How often does the hotel shuttle bus operate?

    The shuttle bus operates every 20 minutes between the hours of 4 am – 10 am and 6 pm – 11 pm. At all other times, it operates every 30 minutes.

    How can I avail of the shuttle service?

    In both terminals, a courtesy phone is available.

    In terminal 1, it is located opposite the exit door of the arrivals hall next to the Information desk. Please pick up the phone and advise of your collection requirements and then proceed via the exit door through the Atrium on foot to Zone 8. We are the second bus stop on the left as you exit the Atrium doors which are clearly signposted.

    In terminal 2, we have a courtesy phone located on a post as you exit the T2 exit door of the arrivals hall. Please pick up the phone an advise of your collection requirements and then proceed via the main exit door. After which please wait at the ‘Authorised Vehicle’ pickup spot which again is clearly marked and is located to the right of the main exit door.

    Is the shuttle service complimentary?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport provides a complimentary 24-hour courtesy bus to and from the hotel to both Terminal.

  • Hotel Services

    What’s the check-in time?

    Rooms are available for check-in from 2 pm onwards.

    Is it possible to check-in early?

    If you arrive before 2 pm we can store your luggage until the room is available. To guarantee early arrival please contact our reservations team on +353 (0)1 80 80 500. Please note that additional charges may apply.

    Can I print my boarding pass?

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

    Can I weigh my bags?

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

    Do you store luggage for early arrival/late departure guests?

    Yes, a guest service is available to hotel guests to store their luggage prior to check-in or on departure. Our porter team would be delighted to store your luggage while you wait.

  • Rooms

    Do you have day let rooms?

    Yes, day let rooms are available and should be booked directly with a member of our Reservations team by calling +353 (0)1 80 80 555 or email reservations.dublinairport@maldronhotels.com.

    Can we add extra bed/rollaway bed to the room?

    Yes, a limited number of our rooms accept roll-away beds or infant cribs. Please contact our reservations team on +353 (0)1 80 80 500 to check availability. Please note that additional charges may apply.

  • Dining

    Does the hotel have a restaurant?

    Yes, the grain & grill 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 complemented 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.

    What time is breakfast served?

    Breakfast is served in the grain & grill Restaurant from 6am until 10am daily. Additionally, in-room breakfast to go bags are available for guests with very early flights.

  • Booking

    What is the cancellation policy?

    Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport offers free cancellation up to 2pm 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 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 inquire about setting up a preferred agreement, please contact a member of our sales team on +353 (0)1 80 80 589.


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