Buswells Hotel, Dublin

23-27 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, D02 DT80, Ireland (show on map)

Expert reviews

The Guardian review:

“Buswells is a Dublin institution that offers restrained Georgian opulence in the heart of town. Rooms are compact and well-appointed, with those on the lower floors boasting higher ceilings, as is the case with nearly all of Dublin’s 18th-century town houses.”

Telegraph review:

“Snug, welcoming, and quietly atmospheric, Buswells enjoys a prominent setting just across the road from the Irish Parliament. Come here for a comfortable home from home right at the very heart of Dublin life.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of Buswells Hotel, Dublin. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.5 out of 5.0

Ranked 4th in Dublin


What guests liked

All you need to know

Just a short 1-minute walk away from Trinity College and Grafton Street, this elegant and stylish boutique hotel offers rooms with the best of modern facilities and fitted with the finest furniture. Buswells Hotel is located in an excellent location where guests can easily reach several places of interest in the city. The famous Temple Bar district can be reached within 10 minutes by foot while the Dublin Castle is a 15-minute walk away from the hotel, and St Stephen’s Green is a little less than a 5-minute walk away from the hotel.

Guests can enjoy the hotel gym where professionals are available to help guests stay fit and stick to a healthy regimen. The restaurant is also a staple of several local and international cuisines which are served in an exquisite manner.

The hotel’s on-site bar is the perfect relaxation spot for guests in the hotel.

With classic decor, each room includes a comfortable bed with goose feather, along with a private bathroom and hairdryer. Free tea and coffee provided for guests, while all the rooms have free Wi-Fi to ensure guests stay connected to the rest of the world.

The hotel has a 24-hour front desk which provides all the needed assistance for guests such as ticket/tour assistance.

The traditional Buswells Bar serves drinks and a bar food menu, with comfortable large leather sofas and armchairs for guests to relax in.

The hotel provides free overnight parking from 17:30 to 09:30 available for visitors with cars.


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Recent guest reviews


1 February 2024

Lovely, clean and welcoming

Really nice room, friendly check in staff and seamless check out. I let them know it was my partners birthday when booking and they left lovely chocolates in our room.

Night porter wasn’t that friendly when we arrived back late (only 2am, it’s Dublin)


29 January 2024

Very good



21 January 2024

Great value money & perfect location to all touristy things.

We booked a twin room and it was good and large with plenty of space & add ons that were lovely. I love how property is older and you have kept that quaintness around hotel .



17 January 2024

Great city centre location

Perfect location

Not a lot


14 January 2024

I love staying at Buswells - it’s like a home from home!

It’s location and great staff



13 January 2024

lovely would definitely stay there again

it was very central to everything and had a lot of charm.

the radiator in our room didn’t work so we had to use a fan heater.


11 January 2024

Great value super location.

It was warm and friendly. Very welcoming and the room was very comfortable

Bar area a bit drafty


11 January 2024


Location excellent- rooms comfortable lovely fires


11 January 2024

Good stay could do with improvements

The location was great and the beds were extremely comfortable. Bedroom was very big for three people. The spanish man at reception was lovely and very helpful. The general aesthetic of the hotel was beautiful.

We called reception a few times for a few different things like toothpaste and a radiator and it took a while for them to get things to us, and we had to call twice to get things up to us. There was a lot of condensation on the windows and you need a heater on to stay warm as the radiators are controlled by a central heating system - this seemed a bit unusual for a more expensive hotel. Some of the furniture was on the older side and could do with being replaced or restored. Overall it was a good stay but I don’t know if it’s worth the price, and the general vibe in the hotel was a bit snooty.


10 January 2024

The stay was very pleasant and the staff were lovely

Location is excellent - you can walk everywhere. The Room was a little cold. Breakfast was good.

Nothing really


8 January 2024

Other than the breakfast situation we had a lovely time.

The location was great, the room was good, enjoyed the faciities except for breakfast. The decor of the hotel was lovely and the gentleman at the door was more than helpful. The bar staff were also very helpful.

We had not booked in for breakfast and when we went to the dining room the next morning we were told that breakfast would be 25 euro each which I felt was far to expensive. I did explain that we had stayed the night but it made no different. We went down Grafton Street and had an amazing breakfast for 15 euro each/


7 January 2024

Last ot The Great Dublin Hotels

The hotel is in a great location..old style dublin hotel with a lovely ambience that is uniquely Dublin..you could feel the ghost of Michael Collins ...Room was perfect located on the Molesworth side..Staff friendly and the Concierge who was a Dub was really friendly and helpful..Last of the old style Dublin hotels..

Everything was perfect...no faults


4 January 2024

Strangely disappointing- I expected better

Very warm and comfortable, lovely room and bathroom.

My welcome was poor- I was “accused” of booking two rooms! And I emphasise “accused”.. very harsh tone used by the young receptionist. She needs to be trained better in customer care.. Breakfast staff has some issues understanding my requests and hence got them wrong.. before they proceeded to have their own breakfasts from the same buffet! A very average breakfast also. Wifi/connection wasn’t working for me, had to go out on the street to text/call!


1 January 2024

Very good

Great location. Friendly staff. Great Christmas decorations!


1 January 2024

Excellent spot to stay with a toddler. Great staff and location perfect for walking.

Beautiful hotel in a location that makes it easy to walk most places but is also quiet at night. The staff was beyond helpful, especially with according our toddler.

The headboards were showing some wear


1 January 2024

A traditional hotel in heart of Dublin

You cannot beat the location, convenient to shops, restaurants and galleries. The staff are always friendly and welcoming; the rooms and general area traditional and comfortable. A place you will return to. It has character and charm.


29 December 2023


Very friendly staff. Great location


28 December 2023


Lovely traditional style hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great location


25 December 2023

Great hotel and soo central 👍

Excellent location and great staff.

Bedroom was a little bit away from front lobby 🤔


25 December 2023

a fantastic stay in every way possible

exceptional hotel staff made the experience even better a fantastic place location perfect

There was nothing to complain about


23 December 2023



Duvet -if climate change wasn't an issue, it would be perfect. My God way too heavy.


18 December 2023


The hotel was full of charm and elegance

Price of a breakfast @ €25 each.. Which I declined.


17 December 2023


Hotel was lovely and Christmas decorations were beautiful! Friendly staff, nice food and comfy beds. No complaints at all :)


14 December 2023

Highly recommended, locate in a prestige area in Dublin.

Friendly staff. The location is absolutely amazing, right in the city centre that all places you need to get in Dublin is within walking distance.

Bedding can be improved. Other than that, nothing much, we would like to go back!


9 December 2023

Very good….I would stay again and recommend to others

Very good traditional breakfast however It was unclear if the continental breakfast cereals etc was included with traditional breakfast.

The menu at breakfast should be more specific on what is included and the price needs to be clear. It was good however and my comments are just suggestions.Staff was very good particularly at reception

Hotel facilities

Food & Drink

  • - Restaurant
  • - Bar
  • - Special diet menus (on request)
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)


  • - Room service
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Lift
  • - Safety deposit box
  • - Heating
  • - Allergy-free room
  • - Non-smoking throughout

Business facilities

  • - Meeting/banquet facilities (additional charge)
  • - Fax/photocopying (additional charge)

Reception services

  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Luggage storage
  • - Concierge service
  • - Invoice provided

Cleaning services

  • - Laundry (additional charge)
  • - Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • - Daily housekeeping


  • - Wheelchair accessible
  • - Toilet with grab rails
  • - Lower bathroom sink
  • - Emergency cord in bathroom


  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - Fire extinguishers
  • - Delivered food is securely covered
  • - Access to health care professionals
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