Hotel Harding

3 Stars

  Copper Alley, Fishamble Street - D2 - Dublin, Ireland View Map
Area: City Centre South

Harding Hotel in Dublin is one of the best choices to explore the city, literally being within walking distance of Dublin's main attractions, such as the Castle, the Cathedral and the Temple Bar. In addition to that, the hotel is perfectly served by public transport. There is something weird, though. It seems strange presences hung around the Harding Hotel, especially on the 5th floor, mostly ghosts whose presence was felt by some scared guests. Moreover, it is said that in the area where the hotel stands today, in 1761 a woman, one Darkey Kelly, a prostitute working in a brothel was burned there. It seems she committed such horrible crimes up to be considered the first female serial killer in Irish history. The Harding Hotel bar is named after her.

Hotel Details


Guests will find a courtyard, reception staffed 24-hours a day, lift and disabled facilities for guests with reduced mobility. A Bureau de Change, tourist and travel information booking service, safe and luggage storage provide additional convenience.


The lobby has also been recently refurbished and is medium in size and modern in design. It is warm and welcoming.


For your comfort and relaxation every room has: En-Suite Facilities Hairdryer, Free WIFI, Direct-Dial Telephone, Complimentary Tea and Coffee, Trouser Press Iron and Ironing Board, Remote Control Cable Television.


Guests can relax with some fine food and drink at the onsite Darkey Kelly's Bar & Restaurant where our own traditional Irish band “The Darkey Kelly Gang” play every weekend. The Harding Hotel Dublin also boasts the Copper Alley Bistro where you can dine in a more relaxed atmosphere. Other facilities at the property includes a 24 hour reception, a lift and facilities for people with disabilities, safe facilities and luggage storage. OUR BAR CAN ALSO BE HIRED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS FROM MONDAY TO THURSDAY.


he Harding Hotel is a purpose built hotel recently re-classified as a 3 star *** with 52 spacious bedrooms in a marvellous location to enjoy the best of Dublin city centre. The Harding provides clean, comfortable and convenient accommodation in the heart of the city centre. It's located on Fishamble Lane in the Medieval area of the city so you're just within a stone's throw of top attractions like Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's Cathedral and the Old City walls. The premises is located between Christ Church Cathedral and Dublin's lively Temple Bar area. The Harding is a modern facility with a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Hotel facilities

  •  Lifts 1
  •  Bar
  •  Restaurant
  •  Check-in at From 14:00
  •  Lobby Size MD
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Car Renting
  •  Voltage 230
  •  Twin rooms 9

The Hotel Harding offers a relaxing bar. Guests can use the hotel's restaurant. The Hotel Harding offers a laundry service. The accommodation has a car rental service.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Air conditioning
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Hairdryer
  •  High Speed Modem
  •  WiFi
  •  Alarm Clock
  •  Flat Iron

The Hotel Harding offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The hotel rooms offers disabled facilities. The Hotel Harding rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The hotel rooms offers high-speed Internet service. The hotel rooms offers WI-FI wireless Internet service. The hotel offers a wake up service for guests. The hotel offers its guests the use of an iron.

 Public transport

  • Airport: DUB
  • Time to the Airport: 30 MIN
  • Railway Station: TARA STREET
  • Time to the Railway Station: 15 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 16 KM
  • Fair site: I.I.E.C.C. - RDS ARENA
  • Distance from Railway Station: 1.3 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 1 MIN


  • Dublin City Hall - 105 m
  • Dublin Castle - 162 m
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 178 m
  • Temple Bar Markets - 254 m
  • St Audoen's Church - 345 m
  • Original Print Gallery - 364 m
  • St Marys Abbey Dublin - 373 m
  • Temple Bar Gallery and Studios - 381 m
  • Graphic Studio Gallery - 434 m
  • Powerscourt Townhouse Centre - 495 m

 Guests' Reviews

Enniscrone Sligo, Ireland

Very Good: 3.9/5 More Details

Great place,needs updating

Hotel was in an ideal position for getting around ,breakfast was very nice,the rooms could do with updating,the bathroom was clean ,but only a shower curtain around the shower which did not work great so floor got very wet,might be no harm in letting people know about the bells in the church across the road,don't expect a quiet sleep in, on sunday mornings unless you got good ear plugs!!!!!!



Chicago, United States

Good: 3.3/5 More Details

Great price, great location!

Great price for the location. friendly staff. good shower. but spotty internet access and rooms could use some updating/freshening up.

Bristol, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.6/5 More Details

Great location

The harding hotel is a great little hotel that offers a very friendly service. staff are always available to help and are happy to do so. the rooms are basic but generally your not spending too much there. the hotel is just on the edge of temple bar which means everything is in walking distance.



Missoula, United States

Excellent: 4.6/5 More Details

Good location

the hotel was neat and clean. the rooms nice. it's in a good location as my daughter and i were able to walk to many great locations. and lot's of places to eat.

Newton Abbot,Devon, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.4/5 More Details

New year in dublin

Good hotel in the heart of temple bar area.
good clean rooms.
very helpful staff throughout the hotel

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.1/5 More Details

Great hotel but rooms too hot!

This is our second stay in the harding, so was impressed enough first time round to come back. plus points are location- just on the edge of temple bar and the city centre so you can walk just about anywhere in dublin city from the hotel; price is good value for such a location; staff and facilities are good. building is beautiful with a history.

downsides; well now- last stay was on the second floor. room was too warm, but opening the window helped. however this time we were on the 4th floor and with all radiators off and windows wide open the place was still a sauna. bathroom was too hot to close the door- must've been 40degrees+. we slept each night on top of sheets (and this is in october). i understand that this is just the way things are and there is nothing the hotel can do about it short of a rebuild! so if you like to sleep cool this might not be the place for you, or ask for a cooler room (if they exist).

another slight critisism- though just a small point, was the breakfast arrangements. maybe we're just getting spoiled with the current trend for buffet breakfasts where you can eat what you like, but it just feels a little annoying when you choose a cooked breakfast, that you're not allowed to pick up a croissant or scone as this counts as part of the continental selection. the continental brekkie is delicious so i had it for 2 days, but on my 3rd i had cooked and really wanted to have a croissant with my coffee afterwards!

another point about the continental breakfast is that it's a bit limited in selection- no cold meat or cheese at all. just bakery products, yoghurt and cereal. fair enough i suppose- but again- nowadays many places offer more.

so in summary, the harding is a good hotel and good value (for dublin!), but if you dislike being over-heated and sweating through-out your stay enquire about room choice or give a miss.



Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.6/5 More Details

Lovely place.

It was a lovely hotel. we stayed for the weekend and it was a perfect base for us. couldn't have asked for better.

Peterborough, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4/5 More Details

Long weekend in dublin

Very enjoyable stay at the harding. difficult to imagine this was a 2* budget hotel. the room was extremely clean & the bed comfortable. the bathroom was well fitted & towels changed daily.
breakfast was excellent - i requested mushrooms which were not on the menu & got them.
had dinner on the first night in the resaurant. amazing value.
our friends had a problem with their shower - immediately offered another room.
could not fault the serive & the standards in this hotel.
its location so close to temple bar, yet quiet - another plus.



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