The Best Hotels with Pools in Dublin

Cross the iconic Ha'penny Bridge over the River Liffey on a trip to Dublin
Cross the iconic Ha'penny Bridge over the River Liffey on a trip to Dublin | © eye35 / Alamy Stock Photo
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29 December 2020

What better way to unwind after a craic-filled day of exploring Dublin than taking a relaxing dip in a splendidly heated swimming pool back at your hotel? Whether you visit the Irish capital for sightseeing around Trinity College or to party in Temple Bar, here are the grandest hotels with pools across Dublin.

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

Hotel
Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane
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Water is a dominant theme at this four-star deluxe hotel. Overlooking the River Liffey on one side, this edition of the Clayton Hotels collection is located next to the Grand Canal dock, a popular haunt for locals watching waterskiing and paddleboarding in the summer months. The property’s well-equipped Club Vitae fitness centre boasts a 22-metre heated pool, the largest hotel pool in central Dublin. As for the rest of the hotel, the spacious rooms suit family city breaks or a business stay, while the Stir restaurant offers fine dining.
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The Spencer

Spa Hotel, Hotel
The Spencer Hotel
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Close to Dublin’s financial district and National Convention Centre, the Spencer Hotel is a great base for exploring the area around the River Liffey. There are over 200 newly refurbished, spacious bedrooms. Families and friends will love the interconnecting and triple rooms, as well as the family suites. The on-site health club features an 18-metre swimming pool and fully equipped gym.
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Hilton Dublin Kilmainham

Chain Hotel
Hilton Dublin Kilmainham
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Situated 6km (3.7mi) to the east of Dublin city centre, directly opposite the famous Kilmainham Gaol, this Hilton branch is also just minutes away from the Guinness Storehouse. After an early swim in the hotel pool, breakfast in Cinnamon restaurant sets guests up for their morning, and dinner in the Broyage Bistro is a great way to end the day.
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Camden Court Hotel

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Camden Court Hotel
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Close to the famous St Stephen’s Green on Dublin’s southside, the Camden Court offers fresh, contemporary ensuite rooms. Dining is available outdoors in the Coachyard and inside in the Iveagh Restaurant. A visit to Camden Court Fitness, which comprises a 16-metre pool with steam room, sauna and jacuzzi, is a must after a day exploring the city.
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The Mayson Dublin

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Mayson Dublin
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Designed with the discerning traveller in mind, the Mayson is virtually a destination itself. The 94 rooms have rainfall power-showers, Marshall amps for music and Smeg refrigerators to keep things cool. The hotel – located just a few minutes from the 3Arena music venue – also includes a number of restaurants and bars, plus there’s even a barber on site. Dublin’s newest boutique gym and health club is also available to residents, and the relaxation pool overlooks the outdoor central courtyard.
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The Bonnington Dublin & Leisure Centre

Spa Hotel, Hotel
The Bonnington Dublin & Leisure Centre
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Within easy reach of Dublin Airport, the Bonnington offers two restaurants, 200 guest rooms and one of the premier health clubs in the city. The ensuite rooms can be configured for families and groups if required. The menu at DXTR restaurant mirrors the vibrancy and diversity of Dublin, while the Croft Bar offers gourmet dining. The 18-metre pool is a welcome escape, and the sauna and jacuzzi are a great way to relax.
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  • The Royal Marine Hotel

    Spa Hotel, Hotel
    The Royal Marine Hotel
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    Dating back to 1863, the Royal Marine is one of the most historic hotels in Dublin. High ceilings, Victorian staircases and sash windows exude elegance at this stately property located in the seaside suburb of Dún Laoghaire. You could splash out and stay in the Frank Sinatra suite, named after its eponymous guest. Otherwise, many of the classic rooms enjoy sea views. The celebrity connections continue in Laurel’s Bar and Hardy’s Bistro. The Sansana Spa offers a full thermal suite and pool for guests to relax.
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    The Marker Hotel

    Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Luxury
    The Marker Hotel
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    Dublin’s regenerated Docklands area is home to young creatives and professionals, with the Marker Hotel almost as its gravitational centre. Many are attracted by the property’s rooftop bar and its amazing views over Grand Canal Dock. The hotel has a number of suites, which are well-appointed and have stunning vistas from each window. The dramatic 23-metre infinity pool is the centrepiece of the hotel spa. Coupled with a eucalyptus-infused steam room, spacious jacuzzi and gym, it’s little wonder the Marker was named as Dublin Spa of the Year for two years running by Irish Tatler magazine.
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    The Shelbourne

    Hotel, Luxury
    Guest room at The Shelbourne Dublin
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    The Shelbourne has been at the heart of Dublin social life, both physically and culturally, for nearly 200 years. Guest rooms are exquisitely decorated and history oozes from the walls. The Saddle room offers sophisticated dining and old-school Irish service. The 18-metre swimming pool, gymnasium and dance studio offer a more modern twist for relaxation and rejuvenation.
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    InterContinental Dublin

    Spa Hotel, Hotel, Luxury
    Suite at InterContinental Dublin
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    Offering traditional luxury and a trace of old-school glamour, the Intercontinental is nestled in Ballsbridge, one of Dublin’s most affluent areas. Surrounded by stately-looking embassy residencies and tree-lined avenues, the hotel offers some of the city’s largest guestrooms, most with mountain, city or sea views. Described as one of Dublin’s finest and most discreet five-star spas, guests can cosset themselves away in the luxuriant swimming pool and relaxation area.
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