Motel-One Launch

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07 September 2023

The long-awaited Motel-One Dublin has finally launched in July. Strategically located right next to the Luas stop on Middle Abbey Street, Motel-One Dublin is the perfect spot for city breaks and business travelling in the heart of Dublin city.

7 floors of bedrooms concluding 310 bedrooms in total with 3 different room categories.

The hotel was heavily inspired by the renowned novel by James Joyce with illustrations and quotations from the novel displayed throughout the building.

Motel One Dublin is located in the north of the city, close to the Ha’penny Bridge and Temple Bar area. Just off the entrance, a large work area seating up to 16 people in a fixed boardroom style, can be used by guests.

The concept of the hotel is very specific to the Motel One brand, blended with an Irish theme. As guests are welcomed to the first Motel One in Ireland, they are greeted with the saying “Céad mile fáilte” or “a hundred thousand welcomes” in LED writing, alongside greenery nodding to the “green island”.

Throughout the hotel you will find references to Ha’Penny Bridge and Georgian architecture. The facilities around the Motel one include a breakfast bar, serving a full continental breakfast and seating booths just off the bar area. Each room is equipped with high-quality box-spring beds, 100% Egyptian cotton bedding, rain dance showers, and smart TVs, starting at €109.00.

Accessible rooms are of course, also provided, along with a wide range of breakfast options for €15.90. The hotel is a six-minute walk from the James Joyce Statue, a short walk to the Guinness Storehouse via the Temple Bar area of the city. Motel One Dublin also has a cosy bar designed using heavy wooden furniture from an old pub, plants, and metal shelving. The bar is inspired by Davy Byrne’s Pub from Ulysses – where Bloom enjoyed a gorgonzola sandwich and glass of burgundy.


The Motel Ones are already located in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, London and now Dublin. They each have their own unique theme and design.

Daniel Müller, Co-CEO at Motel One, said: “We’ve seen great success with our hotels in Europe and especially our growth in the UK. We’re really proud to be in a position where we can branch into Ireland for the first time.”

“We’re passionate about embedding our hotels in the culture of each and every city we are in, so Motel One Dublin is no different. Our design theme is inspired by a novel recognised worldwide and which takes in almost all of the major Dublin landmarks and attractions, so we look forward to inspiring guests’ trips to the green island and the city itself.”

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