The Croke Park: Dublin’s Iconic Sporting Hotel

We flew in to Dublin late at night and headed straight forto a rather unusual hotel – the Croke Park Hotel Dublin’s iconic sporting hotel. With its convenient location, just minutes from Dublin Airport, the city centre, and primary business parks,The Croke Park is an excellent choice for those travelling for business or leisure.

The Croke Park Hotel outside

Many of Dublin’s concerts, hip bars and restaurants, and cultural venues – like The 3Arena, Bord Gáis Energy Theaatre and Dublin Zoo are within a 10-minute drive.

The Croke Park Hotel inside view

As you have probably guessed, this is a fully sports-oriented hotel, with a special emphasis on football, and you feel that immediately upon entering the building.

Enjoying hotel bar

Relaxing in The Croke Park Hotel

Fireplace in the Croke Park hotel

There are so many different statues, photos on the wall, and even a sports bar with a fireplace and huge screens so you can watch sports 24/7.

The Croke Park Hotel interior

The Croke Park Hotel lounge

Relaxing in hotel lounge

Enjoying breakfast at The Croke Park

The hotel is really popular, not only with tourists but also among locals. It’s lively bar, restaurant and heated outdoor terrace, which plays host to live music and summer barbecues, are popular destinations for everyone.

Hotel room details

The Croke Park hotel room

Behind every door there’s a super comfortable bed, the crispest linens, cosy duvets, marble bathrooms and plenty of space to work or relax.

Relaxing in hotels room

Deluxe Room and Suite guests enjoy access to a beautifully appointed Executive Lounge, which offers complimentary all-day refreshments in a calm and serene space.

Beautiful room interior in hotel

We were lucky to stay in one of the deluxe rooms with a beautiful living room, bedroom and a view of the historic and world-famous Croke Park Stadium, the spiritual home of Ireland’s native Gaelic games and one of the city’s leading venues for international conferences and headline con-certs.

View on Dublin from Croke Park Stadium

View on industrial Dublin

Dublin view from top of the Croke Park Stadium

There is also an Etihad Skyline Tour on top of Croke Park Stadium which is, without any doubts, the best way to see Dublin City from above. Besides, where else would you be able to walk along the very top of one of the largest Stadiums in the world?

The Croke Park Stadium entrance

Located directly opposite the hotel, Croke Park Stadium is not just a legendary sporting destination, but also one of Ireland’s most unique event venues. It can host up to two thousand people in spaces ranging from intimate rooms to lofty conference suites and exhibition halls, many overlooking the magnificent stadium.

Enjoying The Croke Park Stadium view

The main screen, which looked pretty small at first, is actually the size of a real tennis court.

Exporing The Croke park Stadium

The tour is truly amazing and very informative as well. At the end you get the chance to visit the GAA Museum – the Museum of Gaelic sports.

Enjoying largest stadium in the world

We’ve been in many places but we’ve never seen a luxury hotels that is so sports focused and has an entire stadium on its doorstep. If you’re a sports fan, this is a place you must visit. I really couldn’t think of a better place for a group to get together and spend a weekend watching and discussing sports events. On the other hand, don’t think you need to be a sports enthusiast to come here. Personally, I am not a sports fan, not even a little bit, but I was still blown away by this fabulous place.

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