, 44 Booterstown Ave, Dublin.
Located in the attractive Dublin suburb of Booterstown, Gleesons Townhouse (or Gleeson's of Booterstown) is an award-winning family-run hotel, restaurant and bar. The 16 en-suite rooms of the hotel are a complement to the multi-award-winning bar, gastropub, restaurant, deli and off licence. There is easy access to Dublin city centre and venues like the Aviva stadium, 3 Arena and the Royal Dublin Society.
The restaurant is open daily to hotel guests and the public from 8am, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. All the usual fare is available at breakfast from croissants to Full Irish, but it was the Warm Breakfast Salad that caught our eye, with poached eggs, crispy bacon, black pudding asparagus, rocket and pine nuts. The lunch and dinner menus have a good range of tip-top dishes and lunch also has a generous selection of lighter bites. Gleesons also offers a Food Corner with a selection of sandwiches and rolls, homemade pies, home-cooked take-away meals, salads, coffee and pastries. There’s plenty of treats and ice-creams for children too, plus daily papers and some gourmet foods from the chilled cabinet.
The large pub bar and cocktail bar are pleasing places to drop by for a drink, where they have a full range of draught beers and lagers, a fine selection of craft beers and a nice cellar of wines.
The newly-built part of Gleeson’s of Booterstown that houses the hotel has a landscaped roof terrace exclusively for guests. All 16 rooms are built to the highest standard with external views of Booterstown. The selection includes doubles, twins, triples and a suite. All rooms are en-suite with rain showers, luxury toiletries, powerful hairdryers and a flatscreen TV with a great choice of channels, plus Netflix. The Superior rooms have the addition of an in-room jacuzzi bath or a sitting area. Best of all is the spacious suite with 12ft high floor-to-ceiling corner windows and bay views.
Blackrock village is only a short walk away, as is Booterstown railway station where you can catch the DART either into Dublin or to the bustling harbour town of Dun Laoghaire.