Situated just off bustling O’Connell Street in Dublin’s city heart, this hotel is perfectly placed to discover the many restaurants, shops and attractions in this central locale. Contemporary and well-appointed guestrooms are a welcome respite after a day of exploring sights such as the Temple Bar district, Trinity College and Dublin Castle, all strolling distance away. At the hotel guests can enjoy a tasty meal at Sir Harry’s Grill Bar and Bistro, make use of the fitness centre and indulge in a massage at the beauty salon.
Why we recommend the Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel
- Modern hotel in city centre
- Near Dublin Castle and Trinity College
- Close to Temple Bar nightlife
- Fitness centre and beauty salon
- Relaxed dining at grill bar and bistro
Attractions near the Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel
A medieval moment with Vikings
You can learn about medieval Dublin, get up close and personal with the Vikings, and experience the world of a history hunter at Dublinia, located just two kilometres from the hotel. Open every day, Dublinia houses three exhibitions that provide insight into how the locals lived through various ages.
During your visit, you can try on actual Viking clothes, board their boats and enter a cramped Viking house. You can also experience medieval Ireland and visit a rich merchant’s kitchen. You may want to finish your visit by climbing the 96 steps of Dublinia’s 17th-Century viewing tower for panoramic views of the city.
Journey back 800 years
Some of the most prestigious State Rooms in the country are just over 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel at one of Ireland’s most significant historical sites, Dublin Castle. In a single visit, you can view some of the oldest surviving architecture in the city, which dates back as far as 1204.
Walk in the footsteps of English viceroys at their former residences, known as State Apartments, and step back in time with a visit to the 13th-Century record tower. Dublin Castle is the site of the most pivotal events in Ireland’s history and it houses museums, cafes and gardens, so there’s plenty to fill your day.
|Laundry service||Wheel chair access in hotel|
|Swimming pool||Recreation game room|
|Health club or gym||Day spa|
|Parking||Parking cost applicable|
|Internet (wireless)||Internet (cable)|
|Cable TV||Iron and ironing board|
|In room safe||Room service|
|Telephone||Tea and coffee making facilities|
|Internet (common wireless)||Non-smoking|