The Dean

Cool, design-savvy, boutique

33 Harcourt Street, St Kevins, Dublin D02 WC81

353 (0)1607-8110

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At a Glance

Located just off the lively St. Stephen’s Green, The Dean represents the new Dublin—buzzing, hip and highly designed.

Indagare Loves

  • The buzzy lobby, that also functions as a bar
  • The fun touches in the room, such as the record players and the bright orange mini-fridge
  • The panoramas and delicious pizzas from Sophie's, the rooftop restaurant


The Dean Hotel, which opened in 2014, warns guests when they are booking a room about its noisy neighbors. They explain that the property is located in the heart of Dublin’s nightlife quarter, so complete silence in guest rooms cannot be guaranteed. A youthful, edgy energy pervades within as well, which boasts a prominent bar in the entryway and a neon Tracy Emin sign hanging above reception. (In bright teal it states, “I Fell in Love here.”)

The art collection throughout the hotel is impressive and quirky in equal measures, featuring mostly young, Irish artists, whose works celebrate Ireland pre- and post-Celtic Tiger, the boom years seen throughout the country in the 1990s and early 2000s. Fifty-two rooms range from tiny (the Mod Pod room can really only comfortably fit one person) to spacious, and all feature dark gray–painted walls, mid-century modern furniture and retro décor, like a bright orange, oversized desk lamp and record player with excellent vinyl collections. The minibars are of particular note, including a Smeg mini-fridge and an assortment of only-found-in-Ireland treats like prawn-flavored chips.

Sophie’s, the restaurant on the top floor, has nearly 360-degree views of the city and serves excellent Italian fare, including wood oven fired pizzas. There is no spa or gym but the hotel lends bicycles for exploring Dublin.

Who Should Stay

Young couples or groups of friends will enjoy the hip vibe of the Dean, if they don’t mind staying amidst nightclubs that can occasionally be loud very late at night. The service is also very casual and low-key.

Written by Amelia Osborne Scott

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