Heading to the rugby, a concert or event at The RDS? We’ve got ya covered. Why not treat yourself to a stay at The Devlin – Dublin’s newest and coolest place to stay.
We’re only a 7 minute drive or 20 minute walk from the RDS, making The Devlin the perfect Dublin location to stay if hotels near the RDS Dublin are what you need!
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Head southeast on Ranelagh/R117 toward Cullenswood Park. Turn left onto Eglinton Rd/R824. Turn right onto Donnybrook Rd/R138. Turn left onto Anglesea Rd/R815. Take a slight left to stay on Anglesea Rd/R815. The RDS Main Arena will be on your right.
Head southeast on Ranelagh/R117 toward Cullenswood Park. Turn left onto Marlborough Rd and continue straight until you reach the end of Herbert Park Road. (or alternatively cut diagonally across Herbert Park on your right-hand side) Continue through Ballsbridge for a couple of minutes, you will reach the RDS Main Arena on your right-hand side.
The route 18 bus will bring you directly to the RDS Main Arena and is about an 11 minute journey depending on traffic. The stop is 350m from our front door. (Turn left and walk until you reach Dillinger’s restaurant, turn right and cross the road at the junction and continue straight on to Chelmsford Road. The bus stop is on the left-hand side of the road.) For timetables see the Dublin Bus website or official app.
Our rooms are cosy. Snug. Perfectly formed. Clever design makes us happy. Our rooms are filled with all the important stuff – done right. Custom made beds. Crisp white cotton sheets. Smart gadgets. A Munchies Box. Everything you need – nothing you don’t. you’ll have the perfect sleep before or after your big event.
Finished up at your conference, or got some time before the show? Enjoy a leisurely dinner at Layla’s with stunning views of the South Dublin Skyline, including unparalleled views or Landsdowne Road, our official Rugby stadium. (This is where we beat the All Blacks!) All finished with dinner? Perfect, then it’s time for cocktails in Americana Bar or a movie in our basement level Stella Theatre. Sounds like the perfect day out to us.
In Dublin for a business trip? The Devlin is conveniently located along the LUAS line, connecting you to both the city centre and also one of Dublin’s biggest business parks, Sandyford Industrial Estate. The Sandyford Industrial estate is home to some of Europe’s largest companies – including Vodafone, SalesForce, Microsoft and Accenture – and Beacon South Quarter.
Smack bang in the city centre is Trinity College, often voted as a top visiting spot when you hit Dublin. Founded in 1592, Trinity College and it’s historic buildings are absolutely breathtaking. The Old Library, within the grounds is home to one of the world’s most famous books, The Book of Kells. Written around the year 800, this gospel manuscript is on display in the library for you to view. Take the 35 minute tour (no need to book in advance) to explore the 4 major quads and to learn about the history of this beautiful college. In the summer time, the cricket pavillion is a favourite spot for folks to sprawl out with a picnic in the balmy sunshine!
More than 350,000 people from over 70 countries visited the Jameson Distillery in Dublin last year. The visitor centre in Smithfield, which is on the site of the original Jameson distillery that operated from 1780 to 1971, has recently undergone a huge refurbishment, making it one of the best ‘must see’ whiskey destinations in the world. Learn how to blend whiskey and create whiskey cocktails. Grab a personalised distillery Jameson edition bottle, the perfect gift for a whiskey connoisseur – they even hosted 4 marriage proposals last year in John Jameson’s secret office, if popping the question to your SO is on the cards!
Want to know everything about Guinness, from barley seed to glass? The Guinness Storehouse have been making the stout that is now synonymous with Ireland since 1759. If you’ve ever been curious about how the black stuff is made, a visit to the Storehouse is a definite must. The former Guinness fermentation plant has been remodelled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness.With 7 floors of interactive experiences, this is Ireland’s most popular tourist destination.The self-guided tour finishes in the Gravity Bar, which offers a 360-degree view of Dublin City. Soak up the views while supping on a pint of perfection.
Sandymount Village, awash with local bakeries, gift shops, boutiques and cafes. Sandymount Strand is also a quick jaunt away from the village, grab some fresh fish and golden chips, with liberal amounts of salt and vinegar, and investigate the most famous beach in Irish fiction. James Joyce’s novel Ulysses was set here, and indeed you can see the Sandymount Martello Tower here, too. W.B. Yeats was born here, and Seamus Heaney lived in Sandymount for many years.
Sports and music fans, rejoice! We are located just 5 mins by taxi or a leisurely 20 minute stroll to the iconic Aviva Stadium. Opened in 2010, this fantastical curvilinear shaped stadium is a soccer, rugby, and concert venue. Whether you’re cheering for us or against us, you’ll love this awesome venue.
You can also take a tour of this impressive structure (and we recommend it!) Check out www.avivastadium.ie for details.
Only moments from Grafton St you’ll find George’s St. Lined with great cafes, vintage shops and greata variety of bars, George’s St is hopping day and night. Just off George’s St you’ll find the treasure trove that is George’s St Arcade. Spend some time browsing the shops and stalls that line this beautiful old market place. You are certain to find something you just can’t do without.
Grafton Street has been at the centre of Dublin’s social life for over 100 years. This is our gorgeous pedestrianised street, filled to bursting with international and local shops, high street and high fashion sit side by side. Jump on the Green LUAS line from The Devlin, it’s just a 5 minute journey by our light urban rail system to get into the heart of the action. With cafes, restaurants, street stalls and buskers. you could easily find yourself spending a day here, exploring the side streets (the fabulous Powerscourt Townhouse and Westbury Mall are only a stone’s throw from Grafton St and both house quirky fashions, trinkets, jewellery and more). South William St is always buzzing, Grogan’s pub here is a must see. Sit outside (in any weather) and people watch while nursing one of Dublin’s top notch pints of Guinness.
Everyone deserves a some TLC. If pampering is on the cards there is a host of beauty spots, hairdressers and barbers within a five minute walk of The Devlin. Check out OSLO, Grafton Barber, The Red Lotus Hand & Foot Spa, GMALE, Rouge Beauty Salon, The Brow Artist and more. Ranelagh has everything you could want right on your doorstep, with a friendly, neighbourhood vibe. You might not want to leave The Devlin during your stay (and that’s absolutely cool with us!) but if you do choose to venture out.