Get an overview of this hotelCentral Dublin hotel near Trinity College, National Gallery

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Business center
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property

In city centre

Just off Merrion Square, this Dublin hotel is 0.3 km (0.2 mi) from the National Gallery and National Museum of Natural History. Trinity College, home to The Book of Kells, is 0.7 km (0.5 mi) away. Grafton Street is also within easy reach.

Breakfast buffet

The Alex features WiFi throughout the hotel, business friendly amenities such as a business center, meeting rooms and event space. Guests can relax at the spacious and stylish bar and restaurant and also enjoy a buffet breakfast (surcharge).

Plasma TVs, Free WiFi

Premium bedding includes Irish King Koil mattresses, and cozy duvets. These comfortable and spacious rooms also have smart TVs, Chromecast®, and rain forest shower heads.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This city center hotel is just off Merrion Square, a Georgian square featuring historical homes, two renowned museums, and Leinster House. A park is in the center of the square.

The Alex hosts a lobby bar and restaurant focusing on fresh and local produce resulting in great Irish cuisine. Relax and enjoy tea or coffee in the spacious lobby.

The Alex (formally O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel) also offers a business center, a small fitness facility, and concierge services. Parking is available for a surcharge.

This property is smoke free.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Express check-out 
  • Year Built 1762 
  • Meeting rooms 7 
  • Restaurant 
  • Total number of rooms - 103 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Desk 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Flat-panel TV 

Where to Eat

The Alex features a restaurant and bar. 24-hour room service is also available.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 17 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 15 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Alexander O'Callaghan
  • O'Callaghan Alexander
  • O'Callaghan Alexander Dublin
  • O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel
  • O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel Dublin
  • Alexander Hotel Dublin
  • Dublin Hotel Alexander
  • Alex Hotel Dublin
  • Alex Dublin
  • The Alex (Formally O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel)
  • The Alex (formally O'Callaghan Alexander Hotel)

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

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