The landmark Grafton Street cafe opened in 1927 with no expense spared on its interior. The famous Artist Harry Clarke created six wonderful stain glass windows at a cost of 60000 pounds.
The Bewley family were Quakers who originated in France and moved to Ireland in the 18th century. They entered the tea trade and in 1835 Samuel Bewley and his son landed an unprecedented cargo of 2,099 chests of tea shipped directly from China to Dublin, thereby breaking the East India Tea Company's monopoly.
The Bewley family subsequently expanded into the coffee trade and in the late 19th century they opened cafes in Georges Street (1894) and Westmoreland Street (1896) in Dublin.
Visit the café today and experience the warm welcome, the friendly smiles, the irresistible aroma of freshly ground coffee and the buzz of conversation hanging in the air. Little has changed since Ernest Bewley first opened the doors in 1927. People loved it back then and they still love it now.
Special Bed and Breakfast rate for Rugby weekends - Exclusive to our own website.
4 Nights or more Special
Stay 4 nights or more and get a great discount, must be booked at least 60 days in advance. Rate is room only, breakfast is available in the hotel.
Advance Purchase Rate
Buy Now Pay Now! Room only rate, Breakfast is available at the hotel, priced at €15 per person for full Irish and €12 for Continental breakfast. Booking must be prepaid in full, no changes or cancellations on this offer.
Our favourite hotel in Dublin!!!!!!We have stayed MANY times and are always satisfied.Ideal location lovely rooms and friendly staff
We stay about 3 times a year at the Grafton Capital, and always have a fantastic time!! Excellent sleep in very comfortable rooms, and staff are a credit to hotel, extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming.
Really enjoyed our stay
Over the past 10 years I spend an average of 190 nights per annum in hotels throughout Europe and the USA, and the Trinity is my favourite hotel of all! The friendly staff and the accommodation make for an enjoyable stay.
Really nice hotel, staff very helpful. Bed very comfy and rooms nice and warm, would recommend it to all.