Best Western Academy Hotel and nearby sports venues in Dublin, Ireland

Best Western Academy Hotel

11-13 Findlater Place, Off Upper O'connell Street, Dublin 1, Dublin, 1

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Best Western Academy Hotel, Dublin
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Location. The Best Western Academy Plaza Hotel is located in Dublin, Ireland. The cafes and restaurants of Temple Bar are 500 metres away and Trinity College is 1.5 kilometres away.
Hotel Features. Set in the city centre, the Best Western Academy Plaza Hotel occupies a contemporary property spread over seven storeys accessible by lift. The hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet access throughout and provides a concierge service to assist with sightseeing and currency exchange. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

The Best Western Academy Plaza offers three dining options on site. Oscar's Restaurant serves local and international dishes in a contemporary setting. Abacus, with its Oriental furnishings, hand painted pillars, and bamboo bar, offers Asian cuisine, and the informal Sir Harry's Bar and Brasserie with its dramatic chandelier, offers modern British fare.

Five conference rooms are available onsite.

Guestrooms. The 285 air conditioned guestrooms have contemporary decor. Amenities include complimentary wireless Internet, flatscreen televisions with satellite channels, direct dial phones, coffee and tea facilities, and safes. Marble bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Expert Tip. Dublin Castle, located 1.5 kilometres from the hotel, dates for the most part from the 18th century. The former seat of British rule in Ireland, the castle is now open to the public and highlights include St Patrick's Hall, the Throne Room and the Viceregal Apartments. The crypt of the Chapel Royal is now used as an arts centre.
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From Dublin International Airport (DUB):
Distance to the Best Western Academy Plaza Hotel is 10 kilometres, approximately 30 minutes' drive.

Getting there. Airlink buses numbers 747 and 748 connect the airport to the hotel, and depart every 15 minutes. Tickets can be bought from the driver and the single fare is approximately 5 EUR. A 24 hour service to central Dublin and Dublin South is offered by Aircoach. Local bus services regularly depart from the arrivals terminal, connecting to destinations throughout the city and its suburbs. Taxis cost approximately 25 EUR to the hotel. Prices are subject to change.

Getting around. Dublin city centre and Temple Bar's cobbled streets can easily be explored on foot. Dublin's extensive double decker bus system and tram network operate throughout the city and the suburbs. Taxis are available at ranks, and can also be hailed on the street. Parking in the city centre is limited and expensive, but a car is recommended for exploring further afield.

Nearby Sport Venues

Football Stadiums
Croke Park Stadium (1.1 km) map
Bohemian FC (1.5 km) map
Shamrock Rovers (1.8 km) map
Rugby Stadiums
Croke Park (1.1 km) map
RDS Stadium (3.6 km) map