Night of Luxury at Conrad Dublin

Conrad Dublin is one of Dublin's finest luxury hotels located in the heart of the city, and they made us feel so extremely welcomed from the second we set foot in their gorgeous lobby.

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Pet-Friendly Check-In


Located in the center of the city, parking was no issue when staying at the hotel as they have an underground parking lot with an elevator that brings you up right into the lobby.

The receptionist who checked us in was so kind and showed an interest in Poppy as soon as we approached his desk, which is always the first sign of how dog-friendly a hotel will be. He commented on how cute Poppy is, something that I know already, and gave me Poppy's registration form and liability agreement to fill in.

The Conrad Dublin's pet liability agreement, is quite cute, written from the pet's perspective acknowledging that they will be on their best behavior and keep their noise level down and stay on a leash while in public areas of the hotel. It also confirms the pet fee of €100 per night and that if they cause any damages, their human will be responsible for payment, which is standard for all pet-friendly hotels. 

They also give you the cutest Pet Registration Form to fill in, and you really can tell that they love having dogs at the hotel. In the form, the hotel informs you that they have partnered with Dogs Trust and they donate 10% of the pet fee to the charity. They have you fill in your dog's name, breed, gender, and contact details. They even have a section for you to decide how the account will be settled, "by my owner" or in "pet treats"! We obviously settled our account with pet treats! 😉
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During check-in, we made a reservation for the on-site restaurant The Terrace Kitchen & Social House, which has dog-friendly outdoor dining.

We made our way up to our room, and man oh man what a surprise we had. The room itself was absolutely stunning. There was a large bathroom, a king-size bed, and floor-to-ceiling french door windows that opened up onto a small private balcony. 

However, the best part of the room was the welcome package they had prepared for Poppy. Poppy had her very own luxury dog bed, her own blanket, water and food bowls, treats, waste bags, a new toy, a do not disturb sign to hang on the door, and a walking map of the area. They even had printed out and framed a photo of Poppy, and written on the windows was a big "Welcome Poppy" message! 

None of us wanted to leave our little private oasis!
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Dog-Friendly Dining at the Conrad Dublin


For dinner, we decided that we wanted to try their onsite restaurant The Terrace Kitchen & Social House, where we booked a table when we checked in. The restaurant itself is absolutely stunning. The interior is done in soft shades of green with accents of brass and wood, there are big leather chairs that make it perfect for cozying up with a cocktail, and there are large indoor plants nestled between the different seating areas. The ideal location for sharing an intimate cocktail!

The food was delicious, they even had vegetarian and vegan options on the menu! The waiter was very attentive to Poppy and brought her a water bowl as soon as we sat down and even brought her a dinner bowl with some treats in it when our dinner was served! It was nothing less than 5-stars.

Breakfast at Conrad Dublin

Breakfast at the Conrad Dublin was equally as nice as dinner, they even made us a vegetarian fry-up which wasn't on the menu. Dogs are not allowed in the breakfast area, but they do have the option for room service if you just can't pull yourself out of the heavenly bed.


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Dog-Friendly Cafes Near Conrad Dublin


Once you are able to pull yourself away from all the luxuries of the hotel, below are some pet-friendly cafes worth visiting while exploring the city. 


Brew Town Cafe - (1-minute walk)- Located just in front of the hotel, this cafe focuses on offering an exceptional customer experience and delivering high-end products in a friendly atmosphere. With their specialty brews and artisan food, they are definitely worth visiting. All sized dogs are welcome to sit both inside and outside and they provide water bowls as well.


The Cake Cafe - (9-minute walk) - With a beautiful sunny courtyard and yummy cakes, this hidden gem is not to be missed. They welcome all dog breeds and sizes inside and out. They also have water bowls and puppuccinos! 


Nock Nock Cafe - (10-minute walk) 100% vegan and dog-friendly café that offers homemade dishes, treats, teas, and coffees. They welcome both small dogs and large dogs in their inside and outdoor seating areas and they even have homemade vegan treats!


Wall & Keogh Superior Teas - (10-minute walk) Loving the brew since 2010, this cafe is on a mission to find the finest loose leaf teas in the world and share them with their clients. All pups are welcome both in their inside and outside seating areas and they have water bowls and treats on hand! 


Network Cafe - (11-minute walk) - They have plenty of healthy vegan and vegetarian options on their menu, and also offer brunch and sandwiches. All sized dogs are allowed to sit both inside and outside and they also have a water bowl for any thirsty pups!


One Kinda Folk - (11-minute walk) A hidden little gem in the middle of the city, you will find yourself sitting behind a beautiful ivy wall. They have good coffee, fresh pastries, and a range of vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free treats. Pups of all sizes are welcome in their indoor and outdoor seating area, and doggie treats are available.


31 Lennox - (12 -minute walk) A New York style cafe/restaurant that serves coffee, breakfast, lunch, brunch, and drinks. They love having their big and small four-legged clients in their outdoor terrace areas, and offer water bowls, treats, puppuccinos, and even a small dog-friendly menu!


BrewDog Dublin - (35-minute walk) - We followed the canal all the way down to the Grand Canal. The walk itself is well worth doing, as there are sidewalks the entire time, and you get transported back in time as you pass the intricate levy system. Arriving at the Grand Canal, there are lots of trendy bars and restaurants. BrewDog is a dog-friendly brewery and restaurant that offers craft beer and a selection of food from pizza and burgers to salads and bowls. There are even plenty of vegan and veggie options on the menu! It is a great spot to sit with any sized dog, either on their terrace or inside, and there are plenty of water bowls around for the pups too!
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Dog-Friendly Walks Near Conrad Dublin


If your pup has a bit of energy to burn, or you are looking for nearby jogging routes, why not check out some of these local dog-friendly walks. 


St. Stephen's Green - (2 minutes walking) Right across the road from the hotel is St. Stephen's Green, which is 22 acres and the largest of the parks in Dublin's main Georgian garden squares. We walked through the park on our way to Grafton Street, which is located adjacent to the park and The park itself is rectangular and one of Dublin's main shopping streets. The pathways were plenty big and there were lots of bins located throughout the park.

Iveagh Gardens - (4 minutes walking) Located a short walk from the hotel, these gardens are not to be missed. We took Poppy for her early morning bathroom walk here, and they were almost empty. In the afternoon when we visited again, the gardens were not busy at all. They ask that all dogs remain on lead, however both times we were there we saw a few dogs running and playing fetch with their owners.

St. Patricks Cathedral - (15 minutes walking) Not to be missed when visiting Dublin is St. Patricks Cathedral, the national cathedral of the Church of Ireland. While dogs are not allowed inside the church, you are able to walk around the gardens surrounding the church.
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Dog-Friendly Activities Near Dublin 2


If you have a car and you are wanting to explore a little more of what the city has to offer, below are some dog-friendly activities not to be missed while visiting Dublin.


  • Phoenix Park - (19-minute drive) One of the largest city parks in Europe (1,752 acres) Phoenix Park is not to be missed while visiting Dublin. It is over 350 years old and is also home to the Dublin Zoo. While the zoo is not dog-friendly, there are plenty of open spaces for you and your pup to stretch your legs, take a long walk, and enjoy the green spaces and maybe spot a deer or two!

  • Howth - (40-minute drive) - The cute seaside town of Howth has lots to offer you and your pup. 
    • Take a walk along the Howth Cliff Walk, with stunning views of the village, sea, and Dublin city. Dogs are welcome on the walk, just always remember to clean up after them. 
    • Test out your pup’s sea legs and take them on Island Ferries, Howth’s premier ferry company. They offer a tour of the Howth Cliffs, as well as one to Ireland’s Eye. Both tours allow dogs of all sizes, and the tour to Ireland's Eye allows you to get off and explore the deserted island. The island itself has lots of lovely trails to explore, as well as a beautiful sandy beach for you and your pooch to play on. 

  • Powerscourt Waterfall - (40-minutes drive) Set at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, Ireland's highest waterfall at 121m, is not to be missed. Enjoy a picnic within the grounds or explore some of the numerous walking trails. The park is dog-friendly, however, they must remain on a leash. Admission is €6.50 per adult, €3.50 per child, and dogs are FREE! You can also visit the nearby Powerscourt Estate, which while the private gardens do not allow dogs, you are able to walk around the public grounds. 

  • Walk around Dublin City Centre - Check out the famous Temple Bar area, where you will find plenty of dog-friendly restaurants and cafes.
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We had a PAWsome stay at Conrad Dublin and our only regret was not staying longer! Poppy was treated like a princess, with all the staff members not only greeting her by name but fussing over her. Our stay with the hotel is a stay that we will remember for years to come, and can personally recommend to anyone looking to spoil the whole family.

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