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Last updated: 30 July, 2022
Expert travel writer: Nicola Brady

If you want to balance the buzz of Dublin city with a calming yet central bolthole, The Wilder Townhouse is just the ticket.

Set within a gorgeous Victorian redbrick building, the Wilder has an eccentric vibe, with quirky touches to the interior (think bronze dogs and sewing mannequins) balanced with super friendly staff. If more Dubliners knew about the airy Garden Room bar it would be packed out every day – as it is, the light-filled, colourful conservatory is a great spot for a sneaky G&T (the bar is fully stocked with the best Irish bottles).

There’s no restaurant on site, but no matter – the best dining spots in the city are just a few steps away on Camden Street. You’d never guess, though – the peaceful, side street location gives the place a real country house vibe.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Trinity College Dublin

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland[1.3 miles]

Birthplace of Oscar Wilde, and originally built in 1592, Trinity College is Dublin’s hallowed seat of learning, and home to the world-famous Book of Kells.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre

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Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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A festive Brown Thomas department store entrance with All Aboard signage and clock

Brown Thomas

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland[1.1 miles]

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Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Outdoor seating in the central atrium of a beautiful historic building

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland[1.1 miles]

A chic mix of speciality shops, art galleries and restaurants housed in an atmospheric, 18th-century Georgian mansion that retains many of its period features. Centrally located, just off Grafton Street.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Old stone steps leading up to the library entrance

Marsh’s Library

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland[1.2 miles]

This atmospheric library dates back to 1707 and has barely changed in the last 300 years – the mahogany shelves groan with books. A bibliophile’s paradise.

Best for ages: 18+ | £4

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County Dublin, Ireland

Medieval history, literature, art and culture marry epic nightlife and dining in a charming urban village.

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