Hotel Review: The Wilder, Dublin
The Wilder townhouse is a boutique hotel set in a converted red-brick Victorian building, with lots of original features like high ceilings and sash windows, teamed with a quirky and fun design theme throughout. There's a relaxing residents-only bar, lounge, conservatory and outdoor terrace with a thoughtful gin and tea menu plus light bites.
Rooms available from £178.39 per night
Your expert reviewer
The Wilder is on a quiet tree-lined street around 15 minutes' walk from Grafton Street and 20 minutes from Trinity College. The townhouse is located on a pleasant street of Victorian and Georgian buildings which mostly contain offices. It is away from the buzz and noise of the city centre.
By plane: direct flights to Dublin from Manchester and Birmingham (1 hour), and London (1 hour 15 minutes). It's a 30-minute drive to the hotel. Free parking on-site. Book flights to Dublin.
THE LOOK AND FEEL
This is a beautiful old redbrick Victorian building which has been converted into a boutique hotel. Rooms are all different and many have original features such as fireplaces, sash windows and high ceilings. The building has been beautifully refurbished and there's a gorgeous design theme throughout - exposed brick walls have wooden panels with richly patterned wallpaper, and there are unique light fittings in public areas. A lot of thought has gone into every detail from wallpapers and light fittings, to artwork and objects placed in each room.
There is a small bar and lounge leading to a conservatory area which opens out onto an outdoor terrace for when the weather is warm. There is no restaurant but there is a light bites menu and also a great selection of cocktails, gins and teas on the bar menu.
- Dining room
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
BED AND BATH
Rooms are all different and start with a cosy 'shoebox' size and go all the way up to a suite with a separate sitting room. Rooms are bright and ceilings in many rooms are high, with original sash windows. Bathrooms are modern and well equipped.
Room types: Shoebox, Small, Popular, Townhouse Deluxe, Suite
Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, tea and coffee facilities, bottled water, TV, free Wi-Fi
FOOD AND DRINK
There's no restaurant but a light bites menu serves soup and sandwiches, charcuterie boards and a salmon plate. The bar specialises in gins and has a good selection of Irish and European gins as well as cocktails, and a choice of teas.
The Garden Room: daily breakfast buffet and hot food cooked to order, served daily (hours vary).
The Gin & Tea Rooms: cosy lounge, serving afternoon tea, light bites and craft gins. Open daily, 12-10pm.
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