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Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Junior Suite | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Suite, 1 Bedroom | Living area | 40-inch flat-screen TV with digital channels, TV

Overview of The Alex

The Alex

4.0 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
41-47 Fenian Street, (off Merrion Square), Dublin, Dublin, 2

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationO'Connell Street13 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt. Stephen's Green15 min walk
  • Popular LocationDublin Castle17 min walk
  • AirportDublin (DUB)25 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Alex is located in City Centre Dublin, a neighbourhood in Dublin, and is near the airport and near a metro station. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and 3Arena are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Dublin Castle and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at Aviva Stadium. Guests love the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology - 8 min walk
  • Bord Gáis Energy Theatre - 12 min walk
  • O'Connell Street - 13 min walk
  • St. Stephen's Green - 15 min walk
  • Dublin Castle - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Dublin Pearse Street Station - 3 min walk
  • George's Dock Station - 13 min walk
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 25 min drive


  • The Blackboard Bistro - 3 min walk
  • Mama's Revenge - 4 min walk
  • The Lombard - 4 min walk
  • J.P. Mooney’s - 5 min walk
  • The Pig's Ear - 5 min walk

About this property

The Alex

4-star hotel located in City Centre Dublin
Located close to Trinity College and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, The Alex provides shopping on site, a cafe and dry cleaning/laundry services. Be sure to enjoy Irish cuisine at the on-site restaurant. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a bar and a 24-hour fitness centre.
Other perks include:
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), express check-out and smoke-free property
  • A front desk safe, luggage storage and a lift
  • Meeting rooms, multilingual staff and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say great things about the quiet location
Room features
All 103 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as perks such as free WiFi and air conditioning. Guest reviews speak positively of the overall comfort rooms at the property.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and free toiletries
  • 40-inch flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, fridges and coffee/tea makers


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Off-site parking within 66 ft (EUR 15 per day)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily: EUR 25.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Shopping


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Lift
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee for check-in between 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 23 December and 28 December.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

This property does not allow children
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 40.0 per night.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 25.00 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 15 per day (66 ft away)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in fee for check-in between 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 40.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

National rating

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

Property is also known as

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)
The Alex Hotel
The Alex Dublin
The Alex Hotel Dublin

Frequently asked questions

Is The Alex pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 5 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 27 Feb 2023 start from €174.25, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at The Alex?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability). Late check-in is available from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM for a fee.

What time is check-out at The Alex?

Checkout is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is The Alex located?

Located in City Centre Dublin, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Trinity College, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and The Convention Centre Dublin. St. Stephen's Green and Dublin Castle are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dublin Pearse Street Station is only a 3-minute walk and George's Dock Station is 13 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Alex and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Alex offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Alex cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in. Nice room, good location.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
The staff was also generally unhelpful - lots of standing around and doing nothing much.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent stay. Highly recommend.

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Gareth at the front desk made the stay amazing for us. Over the top customer er service. Thank you! Gorgeous property and well located.

10/10 Excellent


Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly Knowledgeable staff, clean, delicious food. Wish the dinner menu had a few more options but plenty of local dining option outside the hotel to choose from make up for this
Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I had a great experience at the hotel. I was traveling solo and felt very comfortable here and safe and it was clean. The location is fantastic and was walkable to all the major sites and close to all the pickup spots for bus tours.
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2022

4/10 Poor

Elizabeth, Amherst

Travelled with family
Room was not available. Pleasant manager directed us to a nearby hotel with supposed comparable accommodations. No offer to upgrade, include breakfast etc for the inconvenience. Just shipped on our way-pleasantly.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location if you are heading shopping, going to the Aviva, 3 Arena or Bord Gais

8/10 Good

Michael, San Francisco

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
We were at the Alex for nearly two weeks. Staff were friendly and professional, but made no effort to problem-solve and help guests resolve issues--guests are generally on their own. For example, The Alex listing on Expedia says parking is available, and when we asked about parking at check-in, and were told parking was available for guest through a 3rd party garage. We were NOT told that parking was based on limited availability and not guaranteed. So, after we picked up our rental car three days into our trip and needed the parking, we were told it was full and not available. Staff made absolutely no effort to help us find other parking; we were told to use google. We spent 2 hours of our vacation looking for overnight parking. There is no assistance available to help with luggage; even after we asked for help we were not even offered a luggage cart. Guests are on their own to move their luggage from the curb/parking space on the street in front of the hotel to the room, which is typical of lower level hotels, but not of hotels in the category of the Alex. The daily room refresh was poor. Each day, housekeeping staff failed to fully refresh the room; several days no coffee was refreshed; the milk was not replaced; glasses and cups were left unchanged, etc. Amenities listed by the hotel on Expedia are false/deceptive. Example: "laundry" is listed as an amenity, but it does not exist at the Alex; they only provide dry cleaning service. (ran out of space)

8/10 Good

Mrs MB

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A pleasant stay a pity about the service
Overall the Alex was really good. The hotel decor and room were beautiful. The room was spotlessly clean and the bed comfy. The gym at the Mont was amazing, the best hotel gym I’ve ever been in. What let’s hotel down is the reception staff. There was a long wait at reception with only 1 person on the front desk who was quite abrupt and rude and didn’t give us the warm welcome we expect in Dublin. when we did get our room after 4 pm check in and come back downstairs 10 mins later and ask for an umbrella the receptionist asked if we were residents. When we rang down at night for green tea bags we were told that we had to come downstairs for them - not the room service that I expected and so went without tea as I was ready for bed, overall there just seemed to be a level of incompetency with the reception staff. The location of the hotel is brilliant and we had a pleasant stay but I feel we could have had a warmer welcome which is the first impression of any establishment.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022