18 Nov 2020
Dublin’s newest hotel, The Mayson, combines historic architecture with modern luxury, amazing views and a buzzing central location.
Located in Dublin’s Docklands, a vibrant area where the city opens onto the River Liffey and the old rubs shoulders with the new, The Mayson is a trendy, boutique hotel that reflects the Docklands vibe.
Architecturally unique, The Mayson combines two protected buildings – a nineteenth-century warehouse and a Victorian pub – with an ultra-modern glass and steel edifice that rises into the sky overlooking the river.
Inside, the upper bedrooms feature exposed brick in a nod to the warehouse, and glass facades that flood the rooms with light and offer stupendous views.
The Townhouse Suites are designed with soft lines reflecting a waterside theme and all bedrooms have superior facilities including Netflix-enabled smart TVs, Marshall Amps for tunes, premium Irish toiletries, Smeg fridges, munchie trays and much more.
With three dining options there is a menu to suit everyone. Tuck into Elephant & Castle’s famous wings, grab a snack in the Dime Coffee Bar or relax in Ryleigh’s Rooftop Steakhouse Restaurant and Terrace, which matches incredible views over Dublin Bay with excellent cuisine.
And to work off the indulgence you can head to the hotel’s world-class Power Gym with its state-of-the-art sound and lighting, sauna, steam and a heated relaxation pool overlooking the central outdoor courtyard.
The Mayson, Dublin City
The Mayson is the ideal place to stay for those attending shows in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Ireland’s largest fixed-seat arena, which presents an exciting and eclectic programme of world-class entertainment. The Studio Daniel Libeskind-designed theatre, with its façade of soaring glass and tilting geometric shapes, is an impressive sight in itself.
It’s also a great base from which to explore the Docklands, which is home to EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum, named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards. Spread over 20 interactive galleries, EPIC features visually entertaining presentations on how, where and why the Irish emigrated and explores the influence of Irish emigrants over 1,500 years.
Near the museum on the riverside promenade stands the haunting Famine memorial sculpture and moored there too is a replica of the Jeanie Johnston famine ship, which can be boarded and explored.
There is also the River Liffey to enjoy, spanned by the stunning Samuel Beckett Bridge. Devised by bridge designer extraordinaire Santiago Calatrava, this is one of the most iconic images of Dublin.
The Docklands also offers multiple opportunities for further sightseeing and entertainment, with a cruise of the river or a trip into Dublin Bay well worth making before returning to The Mayson to relax in luxury and drink in the view.
EPIC Museum, Dublin City
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin City
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