Iveagh Gardens & Hotel

During our time in Dublin, Ireland, my boyfriend and I stayed near the Iveagh Gardens, in a hotel by the same name.

The Iveagh Garden Hotel

Outside of the Iveagh Gardens Hotel in the heart of Dublin Ireland. One of the best places to stay there.

When searching for a place to stay in Dublin, I found an amazing deal on Expedia, and went for it. It’s a brand new boutique hotel in the perfect location, and I would highly recommend booking it, even at full price.

The place oozes charm and sophistication. It’s very reminiscent of hotels from a bygone era, and is as far from a cookie cutter chain hotel as you can get.

The most beautiful hotel in Dublin. Mid-century modern lobby at the Iveagh Garden Hotel.

The lobby is luxurious; I honestly could have sat there soaking up the decor all day. I took a million pictures of the interior instead.

These bookcases are very Art Deco to me, which I think is so unique to find across the pond.

Mid-century modern reading nook with gorgeous velvet chairs and navy walls.
Perfect bookcase styling for mid-century modern or boho style.

Whoever designed this hotel should be applauded; it has the perfect mixture of modern, comfort, and classic style.

Mid-century seating area with gold and blue decor.
Plush velvet sofa and chairs in mid-century style with gold and turquoise accents and marble floors. A boutique hotel in the centre of Dublin.
The most beautiful boutique hotel lobby in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. The Iveagh Garden Hotel. Turquoise and gold mid-century decor.

Each room is a little oasis of much needed peace and quiet in the heart of the bustling city that is Dublin. I think this might have been the comfiest bed we slept in during our time in Ireland.

Mid-century modern hotel bed.

The rooms were unexpectedly spacious for a big city and perfectly clean.

Mid-century modern hotel in the heart of Dublin. Mustard chair and cute vintage luggage.
Love this desk at the Iveagh Garden Hotel in downtown Dublin. So modern and chic.

The bathroom was the cherry on top, with an amazing shower and tub. I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of bathtubs when traveling around cooler climates. Nothing takes away a chill at the end of the day like a hot bubble bath.

Modern and clean bathroom design. Wood and stone.

Iveagh Gardens

Even if you’re not staying at the hotel, I urge you to check out Iveagh Gardens. Nicknamed Dublin’s “Secret Garden”, it’s extremely charming, and very quiet compared to the city’s other green spaces. Much of the garden is exactly as it would have been when it was first designed in 1865, as it was restored in the 1990s.

Iveagh Gardens in Dublin Ireland. You're very own secret garden.
Spring outfit with jeans and floral embroidered flats, a circle bag, and cute rose sunglasses outside in a green park.
Iveagh Garden in Dublin, Ireland. Green park with statue fountain.

Iveagh Gardens is a little hidden gem. And by hidden, I mean hard to find. It’s completely tucked away. Look for the little sign in the first picture for the entrance.

Waterfall at Iveagh Garden in Dublin, Ireland.
Old-fashioned sundial in the middle of a maze.

This waterfall, maze, and fountain are all features of this outdoor beauty.

Elle’s Bar & Bistro

Back at the Iveagh Garden Hotel is the lovely Elle’s Bar & Bistro. They serve up an amazing buffet brunch each morning. The cocktails and dinner food are pretty delicious too. If you’re looking for modern Irish fare, this is the place.

While most of Dublin’s patios are overflowing on a warm, clear day, this one is serene. The aesthetic is made to match the rest of the hotel.

Elle's Bar & Bistro in Dublin, Ireland.
Mid-century modern bar at the Iveagh Garden Hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
Drinks on a patio in downtown Dublin.
Outside on the patio.
Mid-century modern boutique hotel in the heart of Dublin that has the best buffet breakfast.

Overall, our stay at the Iveagh Garden Hotel was amazing. Not only was the decor beautiful, but the service and level of comfort and cleanliness were top notch. I would go back in a heartbeat. Y’all know I love a good AirBnB, but it’s hotels like this that go the extra mile that make me willing to pay the extra dollar.

Besides, this place is close by all the Dublin highlights. Location, location, location when it comes to accommodation! What you pay in hotel prices, you’ll make up for in not paying for transportation. (And yes, I know that all rhymes rather nicely.)

Staying at the Iveagh Garden Hotel in Dublin, a review. Sitting on the plushest velvet sofa in gold.
My boyfriend Derek and I, happy to be in Dublin.

Location & Booking:

Book your stay at the hotel here.

Check out Elle’s menu here.

Here is the Google maps link to the Iveagh Gardens.


  1. Patricia
    June 6, 2019 / 2:37 pm

    Omggggg THE DECOR IS BEAUTIFULLLL!!!! The bathrooms especially, i would stay there just for those counter tops!! Lovely review! Im definitely going to stay here when I visit!

    • catekittlitz
      June 6, 2019 / 2:40 pm

      It’s seriously amazing ?? thank you!

  2. June 12, 2019 / 4:03 pm

    This hotel is chic! Keeping this hotel on my radar for when I visit Dublin! Also agree that location is one of the most important factor when it comes to choosing accommodations. Not only do you save in transportation costs, you save on time to get around as well.

    • catekittlitz
      June 12, 2019 / 4:06 pm

      It’s beautiful! They often have sales, so that’s awesome! The initial cost can be expensive, but it saves you so much time and money in the long run.

    • catekittlitz
      May 15, 2020 / 12:06 am

      Yes!! And time while traveling is so important.

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