With a history that stretches back over more than 200 years, the Jameson Distillery Bow St. is one of the oldest distilleries in the world. With the opportunity to watch live whiskey maturation and learn about one of Ireland’s most thriving industries, a visit to the Jameson Distillery is a must for people of all ages.

If the Jameson Distillery is high on your to-do list while you’re staying in Dublin, consider booking a room at the Maldron Hotel. It’s located just 80 metres away, or a one-minute walk from door-to-door. You can purchase tickets at reception, just ask a member of our team. Alternatively, you can purchase your tickets when you arrive at Jameson Distillery. Additionally, the Maldron Hotel is perfectly situated for other Smithfield Square activities.

The Distillery

In 1780, James Jameson began his distillery adventure with the aim of making the world’s best whiskey. Today, his Bow Street distillery still stands strong, manufacturing bottles for whiskey enthusiasts around the globe. As the building and the business within it form a strong part of Dublin’s industrial history, visitors and locals alike can see what happens inside. There’s an interactive museum aspect, as well as the chance to blend cocktails, making it an interesting experience for the entire family.

Available tours

If you want to bring the kids along, or those who don’t drink, try the Bow Street Tour. It lasts for 40 minutes and gives you the chance to experience the heritage and history of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey. In addition to learning about the drink, you’ll gain a good grounding in other elements of Irish history.

Alternatively, why not book a whiskey cocktail making class? Whether you’re a fan of Irish whiskey or not, this is an excellent opportunity to get creative in the pursuit of serving a delectable drink. Hosted by a skilled Jameson bartender, you’ll learn how to make three exciting cocktails.

Or, if you really want to impress your friends on the return home, try the Jameson whiskey blending masterclass. You’ll start your adventure by tasting premium whiskeys before creating your own blend to take home.

Of course, you don’t need to book a Jameson Distillery tour to enjoy the distillery itself. The bar is open to non-ticket holders so consider heading in there and trying one of the many drinks they serve.

Other things to do in Smithfield Square

After spending some time at the distillery, there’s plenty of other activities to enjoy in Smithfield Square. They include:

  • The Guinness Storehouse, which also offers exciting tours and a rooftop bar.
  • Trinity College, which is a short walk from Smithfield Square and home to one of the world’s oldest libraries.
  • Phoenix Park, which you can reach on foot within a few minutes and immerse yourself in nature.

Whether you want to visit the distillery or explore everything else Smithfield Square has to offer, the Maldron Hotel is a convenient place to stay.

Search our FAQs

Common Questions

  • Location & Parking

    Is car parking available at the hotel?

    For your convenience, the multi-storey car-park adjoining Maldron Hotel Smithfield can be accessed from Queen Street and hotel residents receive special discounted parking rates from just €17.00 for 24 hours. Find full details here.

    How far is the LUAS stop from the hotel?

    The Smithfield Luas stop ‘Red Line’ is located 2 minutes from the hotel. Grangegorman Luas stop ‘Green Line’ is located less than 10 minutes from the hotel.

  • Hotel Services

    What time is check-in?

    Check-in is officially from 2.00pm.

    What time is check-out?

    Check-out is at 12 noon.

    Can I check-in earlier?

    Earlier check-in is subject to room availability and can not be guaranteed. You can leave your luggage with our front office team at the reception area until your room is ready.

    Do you hold luggage before check-in or after check-out?

    Yes, you can leave your luggage with the reception until your room is ready or you are ready to depart.

  • Rooms

    Do bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms?

    Yes, all bedrooms have a private en-suite bathroom.

    Does the hotel provide a hairdryer in the rooms?

    Yes, all our rooms have hairdryers.

    Are there amenities available in the rooms?

    Yes, all 92 of our rooms have shower gel and shampoo provided in the bathrooms.

  • Dining

    What are the times for breakfast?

    Breakfast is served from Monday to Friday from 7.00am to 10.00am and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 8.00am to 11.00am.

    Do room rates include breakfast?

    Maldron Hotel Smithfield offers both room only and bed & breakfast rates. Room only rates do not include breakfast. However, you can always add breakfast on when you arrive.

    What time is dinner served from in the restaurant?

    Dinner is served from 6.00pm to 9.00pm from Monday until Sunday. We have an early bird menu available from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. Bookings are not required.

  • Booking

    What does our “no show” policy entail?

    If you do not show up on the day of your booking, you will be charged the full amount for your first night’s stay. If you have booked our “advanced purchase” or “prepay and save” rates, you will incur a 100% penalty charge for the entire duration of your stay.

    What are the room rates at Maldron Hotel Smithfield?

    Room rates vary from season to season, day to day and for special events. All room rates quotes include taxes and charges. For the best available rate always book directly with Maldron Hotel Smithfield. Give us a call +353(0)1 485 0900 or email us info.smithfield@maldronhotels.com.

  • Facilities

    Is the hotel wheelchair accessible?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Smithfield is wheelchair accessible and we offer five fully accessible wheelchair rooms.

    Is the hotel a non-smoking hotel?

    Yes, all bedrooms at Maldron Hotel Smithfield are completely non-smoking. We do have a designated outdoor smoking area at the front of the hotel to accommodate guests who smoke. A deep cleaning fee will be charged to guests who are found to be in breach of our no smoking policy.


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