Visit the country’s top modern and contemporary art institution, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, located a few minutes away from the hotel. In addition to its impressive collection of more than 3,500 works by Irish and international artists created from the 1940s through the present, the IMMA features rotating exhibitions and presents regular lectures and other art-related programs.
While you're in Dublin, be sure to visit Kilmainham Gaol, a former prison now operated as a museum. Built in 1796, the prison was decommissioned in 1924, but it has since been restored for visitors. For a lighter side of the city, hit the Old Jameson Distillery in Dublin's Smithfield Square. After tasting some of Ireland's best whiskey, hit the local-favourite Cobblestones Pub for a pint.
The National Aquatic Centre, which is located within minutes of the hotel, features an Olympic-size swimming pool, the Aquazone Water Park for all ages, and other aquatic facilities that are open to the public. The centre hosts competitive swimming events throughout the year, and the Dublin Football Squad has also been training at this facility since 2013.
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Strolling through a lush retreat at Phoenix Park, marked by the giant obelisk at Wellington Monument and the serene Papal Cross, often with deer grazing nearby. The Park contains the fascinating Dublin Zoo and is 10 minutes' drive from the hotel.
For a unique tour of the city, try the Dublin City Hop On Hop Off Tour. Ride on the top of a bus to see the sights of Dublin, and listen to a narrator provide commentary along the way. You can also, as the name suggests, hop on and off the bus as many times as you like. The route includes many must-see attractions, including the Old Jameson Distillery, Phoenix Park and the Guinness Storehouse.
Located within the hotel just off the lobby, Forchetta Italian Restaurant features contemporary decor and authentic Italian cuisine prepared by an Italian chef. The menu includes a variety of antipasti, minestrone, fish soup and pasta and rice dishes. The seafood risotto and tagliatelle with lamb ragout are particularly popular. Main courses include roast lamb shank, an assortment of steaks, grilled black sole and seared tuna.