The hotel's magnificent façade dates back to 1863, when it was originally a Gospel Church. It comprises a total of 114 en suite rooms all of which recently underwent refurbishment in 2008. This city conference hotel offers traditional, timeless elegance, combined with all the modern facilities expected by today's traveller. Facilities on offer to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe, a currency exchange facility, a cloakroom and lift access. Business travellers will appreciate the conference facilities and WLAN Internet access (charges apply) and there is parking available (for an additional fee) for those arriving by car.
There is a 24-hour gym with cardiovascular and weights equipment and a range of sports and entertainment facilities close to the hotel.There is car parking available for residents, located within 2 minutes' walk of the hotel. Guests are requested to contact the hotel reception for car park access codes and location details. Between all hotels of this chain in Dublin there is an inter-billing facility enabling guests to visit any of the sister properties and enjoy dinner or a drink, for example, and charge it back to their own room account! Guests requiring car parking need to check in at reception before parking their car as a security code is required which changes daily.
This hotel enjoys a convenient location in the elegant Georgian quarter of Dublin city, just off Merrion Square, 50 m from the National Gallery and close to business and shopping amenities. It lies in the heart of Dublin and is 50 m from the nearest links to the public transport network and within a few minutes' walk of Pearse Street Dart train station. It is 100 m from the National Library and government buildings and 150 m from the National Museum. The city centre is just 200 m away and guests will find restaurants, bars and nightspots just 400 m away in Dawson Street. The city's main tourist attractions including Trinity College and Grafton Street (500 m) with its shops are also only minutes away on foot and it is 1 km to Temple Bar. Dublin Airport is just 8 km away.
All rooms are spacious, classically furnished and fully air-conditioned. All come with a private bathroom with a shower/bathtub and a hairdryer and offer a double bed with a bed throw. They are equipped with a direct dial telephone, a flat-screen TV, a radio, broadband Internet access (which may incur an additional fee), a safe and tea and coffee making facilities. Furthermore, an ironing set, air conditioning and heating are provided in all accommodation as standard.
Guests arriving by car on the N1 from Dublin Airport to the O'Callaghan Alexander, O'Callaghan Davenport and O'Callaghan Mont Clare hotels should take the M1/N1 to the city centre. This route leads through Drumcondra, onto Dorset Street. Turn left off Dorset Street onto South Fredrick Street which leads on to Parnell Square and on to O'Connell Street. Continue straight down O'Connell Street and over O'Connell Bridge onto D'Olier Street, then to College Green and around Trinity College, staying in the left lane and continue on to Nassau Street. At the end of Nassau Street keep left on to Lincoln Place staying in the right hand lane. At the next set of traffic lights, the O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel will be visible straight ahead; the O'Callaghan Mont Clare Hotel faces the O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel on the other side of the street, while the O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel is to the left of the O'Callaghan Davenport Hotel (Fenian Street).