It is 10 days since Ireland’s newest hotel Keavan’s Port opened on Dublin’s Camden Street on 16 August. Opening during the current restrictions could have been difficult but the hotel reports that business has been good, especially last weekend.
Under the current restrictions they can seat 480 people inside and 160 people in the leafy beer garden. Bar and food sales have been strong and customers love the design, which you will see in this video.
Keavan’s Port Hotel on Dublin’s Camden Street is the first hotel to open in the city since the pandemic began. The 89-bedroom opened its doors last Monday 16 August and is owned by JD Wetherspoon, the British pub and hotel operators.
The site in Camden Street Upper and Lower was derelict for many years. It is eight Georgian buildings, and a former convent of the Little Sisters of Assumption.
The extensive building and renovation work was overseen by conservation architects and skilled craftsmen were employed for the development.
It is a substantial property, with many areas to sit and relax; have a drink or eat. A soaring 20-metre atrium floods it with light and it has a vast leafy beer garden.
The church with its original fittings is now a restaurant. Dotted around are lots of interesting pieces of art and sculptures, and unusual pieces of furniture, add to the interest.
Looking back at its origins the carpets were designed to look like stained glass
The bar and hotel stock a wide range of beers, wine and spirits. Though not well-known brands in Ireland the prices are very competitive.
Food will be available from 7am to 10.30pm, every day
Rooms and Rates
Accommodation is in doubles and family bedrooms.
The introductory offer is €85 (Sunday to Wednesday) and €125 (Thursday to Saturday), until September 26. Rooms can be booked on (www.jdwetherspoon.com) or on booking.com.