Perfect Family Destination

We delight in looking after younger ones with lots to entertain them here at InterContinental Dublin as well as numerous attractions in the city centre and beyond that are perfect to keep them busy. 

Private Courtyard Garden

Relax And Enjoy

Our inner, private landscaped gardens offer two acres to enjoy including a small terrace. Perfect for those little ones who want some outside space along with alfresco dining in the Summer and our legendary Hot Chocolates with Cream, Chocolate Sticks and Marshmallows to warm up cold hands in the Winter.

Our Heated Indoor Pool

The Perfect Break

We have a 14metre, heated indoor pool in our Health Club and Spa with lovely relaxing lounge chairs, perfect for guardians to have a break, while enjoying watching the kids have fun swimming. 

Our Five Star Family Friendly Guestrooms

Spacious And Elegant

We are renowned for having the most spacious Guestrooms in the city, making us the perfect choice for families of all ages. All of our Guestrooms can interconnect offering you more choice and flexibility. From our luxurious Deluxe King with its roll-away Bed to our Executive Double Double Guestroom with its two Queen Beds, we offer the most choice of any Five Star in the city. We also offer complimentary Cots for younger guests under two years, complimentary. For more information, please contact our Reservations Team on Tel: 01 665 4000 or Email:   

Sandymount Strand

Discover The Beach

Explore the pretty beach just a few minutes stroll from the Hotel, the pretty Sandymount Strand which has been made famous by appearing in James Joyce's work, Ulysses. Simply take the Pedestrian Crossing on Merrion Road and walk down Sandymount Avenue. In Irish, Sandymount Strand is called Dumhach Thrá - and is adjacent to the village and suburb of Sandymount. The Strand is part of the South Bull, (a mirror to the North Bull sandbank, which grew into North Bull Island) and is a major component of the south side of Dublin Bay, part of the Dublin Bay Biosphere Reserve. Sandymount Strand is a popular place for locals to take a walk, relax, go for a jog or push a pram. Look out for the Martello Tower, about half way along the Strand, part of a system of defences built to warn of an invasion by Napoleon. Also look out for the landmark red and white chimneys of ESB's Poolbeg Generating Station which provide a striking landmark on Dublin's skyline and are deloved by locals.

Sandymount Village

Dublin Village Life

Explore the cafes, restaurants and shops of the Village of Sandymount which has a lovely Village Green and offers access to enjoy the local, friendly culture.   

Herbert Park

Jog, Trails and a Play Park

Herbert Park is a wonderful area in Ballsbridge which has a terrific children's play park, duck pond along with walking/jogging trail and is only 5 minutes from the Hotel. 

Dublin Zoo

Award Winning And Educational

Dublin Zoo is much more than a fun-filled, stimulating day out for all the family... it’s a place to learn about wild animals, especially those which are endangered. The Zoo is a registered charity – your visit will help maintain Dublin Zoo to a high standard, improve the Zoo and contribute to conservation programmes. Located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin city, Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family attraction, and welcomed over one million visitors last year. Its 28 hectare park in the heart of Dublin is home to some 400 animals in safe environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience!


Children's Museum 

Imaginosity is the only dedicated children’s museum in the South of the country, providing learning experiences for children up to the age of 9 years. The museum hosts three floors of interactive, educationally designed exhibits that children can navigate at their own pace. All museum exhibits present children with opportunities for learning through ‘hands on’ interaction and exploration.Visitors can supplement their learning and creative experience at Imaginosity by taking part in daily interactive workshops engaging in topics such as; science, theatre, art, engineering, health and environmental.