Our location in Santry overlooks 85 acres of parkland, yet is close to a host of business parks. We are just 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre and major tourist attractions.
The Crowne Plaza Dublin Airport location North of Dublin City gives you a head start in visiting the ancient passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth. These pre-historic monuments pre-date the Pyramids of Giza and attract thousands of visitors daily. We are also just 7km from Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, which offers vibrant tours showcasing Ireland's social and political history and heritage.
Beyond the Trees Avondale is a newly opened attraction (June 2022) in County Wicklow, south of Dublin. It offers a wooden tree top walk with breathtaking views of the natural Irish landscape, in addition to a spectacular 38 metre high spiral viewing tower. Perhaps best of all, the walk is fully wheelchair and pram accessible making it an attractive day out for everyone.
Buy a Leap Card, it's cheaper than cash and can be used on the bus, train and Luas tram network across Dublin. If it is your first time here, book a Hop-on-Hop off bus tour, or experience the amphibious Viking Splash Tour! Dress in layers! It can be warmer during the day but get very cool at night. Make sure to reserve your tickets in advance for popular attractions, as they can sell out fast.
The Guinness Storehouse, just 20 minutes' drive from the hotel, showcases the history of this iconic dark beer through interactive displays over seven floors. The venue's centrepiece is a large glass atrium in the shape of a giant pint glass. There are tastings on offer in the top floor Gravity Bar, which offers panoramic views across Dublin through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Experiencing Ireland's unique food and drink! Alongside Guinness, taste some locally brewed Craft Beers in a pub or a cup of tea in a café. Start the day with a full Irish Breakfast (make sure to try the brown soda bread and black pudding!) and then grab a chicken fillet roll for lunch from the deli counter in a local supermarket. For snacks, Tayto or Keoghs crisps (potato chips) are a must-try!
Malahide Castle & Gardens, Malahide, Dublin, K36 YP65
The oldest parts of Malahide Castle date back to the 12th century. The beautiful grounds, including a walled garden, butterfly house and fairy trail make this a unique destination for all ages. A Visitor's Centre offers guided tours of both the Gardens and the Castle, in addition to special events such as whiskey tasting and open air cinema. A visit to the Avoca craft shop and café onsite is a must.
Trinity College, College Green, Dublin, D2
Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed. The Old Library is home to the spectacular Book of Kells - a 9th-century gospel manuscript which is famed for its intricate decoration.
Guinness Storehouse, St. James's Gate, Dublin, D08 VF8H
Come and explore Ireland's number one visitor attraction, providing an unforgettable welcome and a magical journey deep into the heart of the world famous Guinness brand and company. This historical building is central to Dublin's and Ireland's heritage, and contemporary and interactive features make the visit special. Guests can also visit the adjoining Roe & Co. whiskey distillery and Open Gate Brewery.
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre, Glebe, Donore, Co. Meath A92 EH5C
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the pre-historic passage tombs at Newgrange and Knowth are one of Europe's most significant historical and cultural sites. Access is by advance reservation only and all tours start from the Brú na Bóinne Visitors Centre. Opening times vary seasonally.