Tuesday 7th March, 2023

Herbert Park – the ideal place to stay for this year’s Irish Open

By Mad Harper

MainEventTravel.com is the Official Travel Partner of the Irish Poker Open and has set up a load of exclusive deals with the Herbert Park, a gorgeous hotel that lies just a stone’s throw from this year’s Royal Dublin Society venue including discounted Room + Breakfast options at Herbert Park, which offers a hot & cold Breakfast buffet each day throughout your stay.

This is a great opportunity to stay in one of Dublin’s top hotels whilst being able to walk back and forth to RDS in minutes, and have a really fabulous time during the festival.

Located in Dublin’s exclusive Ballsbridge district, the Herbert Park is close to both the airport and the city centre and just two minutes’ walk from nearly 30 restaurants. The Herbert Park offers unashamed luxury, all without breaking the bank. With nearly 200 rooms, it’s big too and already looks set to be chock-full of poker players during the festival.

There’s an abundance of amenities that seem tailor-made for poker players. The rooms are roomy and spacious and equipped with top-notch, high speed wi-fi – perfect for online grinders and gamers (100 mb upload and download via the dedicated fibre connection.)

Obviously 24-hour room service is a must – who knows what time you’ll need a snack? But there are lots of other stand-out features too that make the Herbert Park ideal for your Irish Open stay. The blackout curtains are fab, ensuring you can get some decent shut-eye whatever time you hit the sack. And there’s also a Nespresso coffee-maker in every room if you need a bit of oomph to get you back into the tournament room!

For Irish Open participants who have remembered that it pays to keep up your fitness levels, the hotel has a well-equipped gym and workout room that’s open 24/7. You could also go for a jog around the gorgeous 42-acre Herbert Park; a full circuit of the park's perimeter is almost exactly one mile – no need to even bring your tracker. If you just need to reconnect with nature after a bad beat, the park has lovely trees and open grassy spaces.

Food-wise, there are several good options at the Herbert Park hotel. The Pavilion Restaurant offers international and uniquely Irish gourmet cuisine in a beautiful setting and is open daily from 5:30pm to 9:15pm. If you miss that, the Terrace Lounge, located in the hotel’s stunning lobby, serves light bites and snacks until 9:45 pm. The bar is open pretty much all night for guests, so there’s nothing to stop you enjoying the craic until the early hours if you want to.


If you fancy eating out, you have a huge choice of some 30 restaurants that all lie within two minutes’ walk of the hotel. That includes Dublin favourites like The Bridge 1859, The Lobster Pot, Al Boschetto, Roly’s Bistro, the Baan Thai Ballsbridge and the Girl and the Goose Restaurant.

All in all, the Herbert Park looks like being THE place to stay during the Irish Open. Hang out with your mates, have a great time – check out the Herbert Park offers on MainEventTravel.com or click here for more info.

In addition to fantastic hotel offers, MainEventTravel.com offers advance purchases for the Irish Open €1,000,000 Main Event, as well as the High Rollers and Mystery Bounty events. 

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