Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin
Dublin the capital city of the Republic of Ireland retains the charm and intimacy of the small town that was the birthplace of Wilde, Yeats and Beckett. The low-rise landscape features distinctive Georgian public buildings, streetscapes and parks. The city offers wonderful shopping, vibrant theatre and entertainment and, of course, the traditional pubs that are famous the world over. The buzzing, prosperous hub of Dublin lies mostly south of the Liffey, beginning with the Georgian elegance of St. Stephen's Green, moving toward the river via bustling Grafton Street, heading farther north and west through the trendy cafe scene of Temple Bar, and even farther west to the capital's hippest new shopping district, known as "Old City."
Set within the Royal Dublin Society showground, offering a bustling cosmopolitan environment in a period-style ambience beautifully in tune with the historic neighbourhood, Four Seasons Hotel Dublin brings its renowned service to the charming and dynamic Irish capital.
Set among the ivy-covered residences of Ballsbridge, the six-storey red brick building of Four Seasons offers extra-spacious luxury accommodations from which to explore the city's museums, music and warmth - close enough to feel Dublin's vitality, yet with meditative views of the mountains and sea.
The most notable feature of the hotel is its idyllic location that is rich in natural beauty and yet offers a host of activities to suit every taste. The Four Seasons Hotel Dublin is located within the residential neighbourhood of Ballsbridge which features manicured and sculpted private gardens, fascinating period architecture and several quaint local pubs and restaurants. Located adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel Dublin, the show grounds of the Royal Dublin Society are home to exciting events, trade fairs, the annual Dublin horse show or simply an interesting stroll.
With 259 elegant guest rooms and suites, Four Seasons Hotel Dublin offers the city's most extensive selection of guest rooms. Each of the rooms and suites come with a range of luxuries including complimentary toiletries, 100% wool blankets, duvets and down pillows, DVD/CD players, hairdryer, in-room massage, in-room safe, private stocked bar and refrigerator, thick terry bathrobes, twice-daily housekeeping services, two or more multi-line telephones, video or laserdisc player, cable TV and AM/FM radio, and high speed Internet access.
From the lower floors of the hotel, Moderate Rooms overlook the Royal Dublin Society and Simmonscourt Road. With similar dimensions, the thoughtfully appointed Superior Rooms and Deluxe Rooms provide views of the Georgian homes in the surrounding neighbourhood, the stunning courtyard adjacent to the showground and the Hotel's landscaped gardens. Premium Rooms are significantly larger, offering more space for work or leisure, and overlook the ornate courtyard and hotel grounds. Expansive Four Seasons Executive Suites feature the privacy of a separate living room for working or entertaining, with sweeping views of the cityscape or Dublin Bay and the Wicklow Mountains.
Deluxe Suites offer a large living room and secluded bedroom, featuring enhanced views of the landscaped gardens and the beautiful streets of Ballsbridge and Donnybrook. More spacious Premium Suites are convertible into two-bedroom suites and include a powder room, elegant entry foyer and well-equipped pantry. The opulent Presidential Suite on the fourth floor, offering views of the grounds and city roofscape, is convertible into a two- or three-bedroom suite, and its dining area seats eight comfortably.
Four Seasons Hotel Dublin offers two restaurants and three bars to take care of all your dining needs. Seasons Restaurant is an elegant dining room with the cuisine being contemporary European focusing on the best of the Irish produce. With a view of the magnificent garden courtyard, this is a "room with a view" like no other in Dublin. The restaurant's intimate private dining room is an ideal place to host small gatherings.
The Café offers a more casual alternative to Seasons Restaurant. Its lighter, all-day menu features home-style daily specials and a selection of traditional Irish dishes. It is a comfortable and cosy chance to sample the present day Irish cuisine and to have a simple, satisfying bite to eat.
The Lobby Lounge overlooking the garden courtyard, with daily piano entertainment is perfect for morning coffee and pastries, afternoon tea or light refreshments and cocktails.
Adjacent to the Lobby and overlooking the outdoor courtyard, The Bar is a wonderful, welcoming meeting spot, serving an exceptional collection of wines, champagne, Irish and international beers, and a wide selection of Irish whiskeys.
With stylish, modern design and construction, Ice features dynamic Irish artwork by well-known contemporary artists. The lounge is an ideal venue for beverages and light snacks.
At Four Seasons Hotel Dublin, you enjoy a unique vantage point from which to explore the sights, sounds and experiences around you.
The Royal Dublin Society is host to a wide range of exhibitions, artists and concerts, including the Dublin Horse Show, which is held every august. Lansdowne road is the national rugby stadium and home to the national soccer team. The lush green space of Herbert Park is just a short stroll from the hotel. With a large duck pond and lovely gardens-including semi-tropical plants and a wide variety of roses, the park is an excellent place for strolling, jogging or simply relaxing.
Return to the hotel and simply enjoy a remarkable experience for mind, body and spirit. The Spa at Four Seasons offers a selection of life-enhancing massage, skin and body treatments that are inspired by the magic of the Irish landscape. Soak in the sauna and steam rooms, or the lovely atrium pool with its adjacent whirlpool. An indoor lap pool is located beside the Spa, naturally lit by windows looking onto an outdoor sunken garden. An adjacent whirlpool is available by the pool. The state-of-the-art Fitness Centre offers a wide range of cardiovascular equipment and an extensive variety of weight-training machines and free weights along with the services of personal trainers for the fitness enthusiasts among you.