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Wynns Hotel  
35/39 Lower Abbey Street
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Call: +353-1-8644066

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Wynn's Hotel has been a well-known Dublin landmark for over 150 years. During this time it has provided luxury accommodation to countless numbers of people including many famous personalities and dignitaries.Today Wynn's is a family run concern and they are keen to preserve the emphasis on personal attention and friendly service that has long been the hallmark of the establishment. With its traditional bars and lounges, superbly prepared food, delightful bedrooms and its downtown location close to fashionable shopping areas, theatres, cinemas and places of interest, Wynn's Hotel is your ideal address when visiting Dublin.


Wynn's Hotel is perfectly located right in the heart of Dublin, only a couple of doors from O'Connell Street. The shopping area of Henry street is a 2 minute walk and Grafton Street is a 5 minute walk. Temple Bar is only 5 minutes walk from the hotel and is bustling with bars and restaurants. Dublin's theatres are all within walking distance and the famous Abbey Theatre is only 50 yards from the hotel. Directions to Wynns Hotel from the N2, main Dublin/Derry Road Head towards Ashbourne and on into Finglas, heading towards the City Centre. pass by Glasnevin Cemetery towards Glasnevin, take a right turn onto Withworth Road. Go to the endof Whitworth Road, taking a right turn onto Dorset Street. On Dorset Street take the third left onto Gardiner Street. Onto Gardiner Street, pass by Mountjoy Square and take the next right turn after the Hill 16 Public House, onto Parnell Street, taking an immediate left turn onto Cathal Brugha Street. Here, take a right turn heading onto O'Connell Street. Pass down O'Connell Street pass Clery's Department Store on the left and take the next left turn onto Lower Abbey Street & park on the left hand side in the loading bay for further assistance from the Porter of the Hotel at the main door to the Hotel.


Our 70 bedrooms, comprising single, double and twin rooms are bright and tastefully furnished with many features to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. These include remote control colour television, direct dial telephone, hair dryer and trouser press. In addition a 24-hour room service is available.


Peacock Restaurant at Wynn's Hotel The Restaurant at Wynn's is renowned for quality food, superbly presented and served with special attention to detail. A delicious carvery lunch is served daily from 12 noon to 3 PM and a-la-carte dinner from 5.30 PM to 9.00 PM. Compliment your meal with a bottle of wine chosen from our extensive wine-list. A Pre-Theatre Set Dinner is available from 5:30 pm until 7pm Monday to Friday. Saints & Scholars Bar at Wynn's Hotel The Lounge at Wynn's hotel has long been a favourite rendezvous point with Dubliners and visitors alike. The elegant environment featuring a beautiful teak and mahogany bar is popular with theatre and cinema goers, young couples, old friends meeting for a chat and many others. Guests may choose from a large selection of quality drinks served by our friendly professionally trained bar staff. Shopping near Wynn's Hotel Grafton Street > Grafton Street, located between Trinity College and St Stephen's Green is a popular shopping area with fashionable stores such as Brown Thomas, the department store catering for many designer showcases, both foreign and local. Dublin's leading and most exclusive jewellers, Weirs, is also here, as well as the most popular of the famous Bewley's Cafés. Other principal shopping streets in the area include Wicklow Street, Dawson Street, and South Great Georges Street. The nearby Powerscourt Towncentre is one of the nicer, albeit small, shopping centres in the city. Also close by is The Georges Street Arcade, an indoor market well worth a visit. Henry Street > Henry Street has department stores such as the popular Arnotts, and an assortment of popular clothing and footwear stores. The ILAC shopping centre and the newer Jervis Street Shopping Centre are both here. The well-known outdoor food market of Moore Street is always full of bargains. The nearby O'Connell Street, Dublin's main thoroughfare, is home to the excellent Clery's Department Store and Eason's Booksellers and many smaller shops. Places to See near Wynmn's Hotel General Post Office (GPO) > Built in 1818 halfway along O'Connell Street (formerly Sackville street), the GPO became a symbol of the 1916 Easter Rising. Members of the Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army seized the building on Easter Monday (24th of April) and Patrick Pearse read out the Proclamation of the Irish republic from its steps. The rebels remained inside for almost a week, but shelling from the British eventually forced them out. Inside the building is a sculpture of the legendary Irish warrior Cuchulainn, dedicated to those who died for their part in the Easter rising. > Location: O'Connell Street. > Opening Hours: 8am-8pm Monday-Sat. 10.30am-6.20pm Sunday. > Admission: Free. # Trinity College > Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth. It was not until the 1970's that Catholics started entering the university, as they were banned by the archbishop. Among many famous students to attend the college were playwrights Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Beckett. Trinity's lawns and cobbled quads provide a pleasant haven in the heart of the city. The major attractions are the Old Library and the Book of Kells, housed in the Old Library. Location: College Green. > Admission: Free to the college: admission to Book of Kells, &euro8. Bank of Ireland, College Green > The prestigious offices of Ireland's national bank began life as the first purpose-built parliament house in Europe. Completed in 1739 it served as Ireland's Parliament until the Act Of Union in 1801. This imposed direct rule on Ireland from London. Today attendants lead tours that point out the coffered ceiling and oak panelling. There are also huge tapestries of the Battle of the Boyne and the siege of Derry, and a splendid 1,233-piece crystal chandelier dating from 1788. The present building also known as Grattan's Parliament was completed in 1808 after additions were made. > Opening hours: Monday- Wednesday & Friday 10am-4pm, Thursday 10am -5pm. > Guided Tours: Tuesdays: 10:30am, 11:30am, & 1:45pm or by appointment. > Telephone: (01)-6615933. > Location: College Green. > Admission: Free Leinster House - Dáil Éireann - Irish Parliament > Originally built for the Duke of Leinster in 1745, the building's Kildare Street façade resembles that of a large town house. Bought by the Royal Dublin Society in 1815. The government obtained it in 1922 for parliamentary use and bought the entire building two years later. Visitors can arrange to tour the main rooms, including the Seanad chamber, and can sit in the public gallery in the Dáil. > Location: Kildare Street. > Admission: Free.