The Mercantile Hotel is located right in the heart of Dublin city centre on Dame street which is the main thoroughfare south of the river Liffey.
The Mercantile is almost opposite the Central Bank of Ireland. Depending on how you are approaching the following directions may help:
We recommend that you take the 16A bus from the airport. It is very regular and only costs €2.20 per person. Ask the driver to let you off at the first stop on Georges Street and the hotel is a 1 minute walk from the bus stop. The bus stop is indicated on the map above. The entrance to the hotel is located on Dame Lane. The Aircoach also provide a fast and efficient service to the city and the nearest drop off point is Trinity College which is a 3 minute walk from the hotel. Fares cost €7.00 per person.
A taxi from the Airport should cost no more the €25.00. If you decide to take a taxi agree a price with the driver before you get in.
If you are arriving into Dublin Port there is a regular bus service (53 or 53A) provided by Dublin Bus from the ferry port to Eden Quay right next to O’Connell Street, the hotel is short walk from here. If you arrive into Dublin via Dun Laoghaire Port, the train station is right next door and you can travel by DART to Tara Street station and walk to the Mercantile Hotel. Trains run about every 20 minutes from 6.30am to 11.30pm; €1.80 for adults and €1.00 for children.
Train or Bus
By train the two primary train stations are Connolly and Heuston. Connolly Station is a 10 minute walk to the Mercantile Hotel. It is possible to catch the LUAS from Heuston Station; you would get off at Jervis station and walk across the Liffey at the Millennium Bridge through Temple Bar. Busaras, the national bus station is similar to Connolly rail station and can be reached by a short walk.
If you are travelling by car we recommend Drury Street Car Park which is 2 minutes from the hotel. Please quote that you are staying at the Mercantile Hotel and wish to avail of the overnight rate which is €5.00 from 6.30pm – 10am. It costs €2.80 per hour after this time.
AA Roadwatch – www.aaroadwatch.ie
Aircoach – www.aircoach.ie
Avis Car Rental – www.avis.ie
Budget Car Rental – www.budget.ie
Bus Eireann – www.buseireann.ie
DART – www.dublin.ie/transport/dart.htm
Dublin Airport Authority – www.daa.ie
Dublin Bus – www.dublinbus.ie
Hertz Car Rental – www.hertz.ie
Irish Ferries – www.irishferries.com
Irish Rail – www.irishrail.ie
Luas – www.luas.ie
Stena Sealink – www.stenaline.com
The Mercantile has had an association with Dames Street and Dublin city centre since the early 19th century. Scottish insurance company North British & Mercantile Insurance who had offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Calcutta opened their first Irish office on Dames Street in 1835. Dames Street was at that time the commercial and political centre of Ireland and all major financial institutions had premises on the street. This was preceded by the Mercantile Credit Company of Ireland that continued the financial tradition of the Mercantile until 1962.