As our Official Travel Partner, MainEventTravel.com is always hot on finding the best deals for all our players and has negotiated great room rates at the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge. This is one of the finest 4-star hotels in South Dublin and lies just four minutes’ walk from this year’s Irish Open venue at the Royal Dublin Society.
Set in a striking, beautifully-restored 19th-century former school with landscaped gardens, this informal hotel provides gorgeous accommodation for your time at the Irish Open. MainEVentTravel.com has reserved a block of rooms for Irish Open players offering an exclusive and deeply discounted rate. Bagging your room on MainEventTravel.com also means you can sort out your Main Event buy-in at the same time.
There are 335 rooms at the Clayton Ballsbridge – spacious and well-equipped, with TVs, tea and coffee-making facilities plus fluffy duvets and hypo-allergenic pillows so you can get super-cosy after an exhausting day at the poker tables. Night owls and online grinders will appreciate that in-room desks have free-standing lamps and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
In the mornings, you can roll out of bed and mosey down to the breakfast room at the GrandStand Restaurant where a traditional fry-up awaits you or the Vitality Breakfast Selection if you’re after a less carb-heavy option. The hotel even has its own fitness centre if you’re really feeling guilty.
If you miss breakfast, don’t panic – light snacks and a carvery are available all day so you can always grab something before you head over to the RDS. Dinner is served in the Grandstand Bar & Restaurant until 9.15pm. Room service is also available from 6.30am to 9.15pm and the bar is open until around midnight for late-night revellers.
If you fancy eating out, you have a huge choice of some 30 restaurants that all lie within a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. That includes Dublin favourites like The Bridge 1859, The Lobster Pot, Al Boschetto, Roly’s Bistro, the Baan Thai Ballsbridge and the Girl and the Goose Restaurant.
The Clayton Ballsbridge has very handy transport links to the city centre with buses stopping right outside the hotel on Merrion Road and the Sandymount DART station just five minutes away. If you have driven to this year’s Irish Open, the hotel also has ample underground car parking at a £12 per night rate for guests.
MainEventTravel.com has also secured special rates at the Maldron Hotel. This is a sister hotel to the Clayton Ballsbridge and lies around 10 minutes from the RDS. It’s a brand new hotel and offers ultra-modern facilities for those who don’t mind not staying super-close to the venue.