Within strolling distance of Temple Bar and close to the Grand Canal, Wilder Townhouse hotel is a handsome red-brick retreat on a sleepy residential street in Dublin. Built during the Victorian era, its name nods to a time when Oscar Wilde once resided in the Irish capital. The dapper design would make any dandy proud: jewel-coloured velvet chairs, polished parquet floors and botanical-print wallpaper, with vintage silk Ottomans, wood-panelled walls and original fireplaces in some of the suites. The chic Gin & Tea Rooms stock an elaborate array of Irish gins and whiskeys – just the tonic for perfecting those erudite Wilde quotes. Sláinte!


  • Service with a smile

  • Fun, unfussy design

  • Superb setting

Smith extra

A G&T each in the Gin & Tea Rooms

In the know

Also need to know:

The Wilder’s original incarnation, when it was built in the 19th century, was as a home for retired governesses; you can still sense the air of erudition and enlightenment.All common areas are accessible for wheelchair users and there are specially adapted rooms available.

Packing tips:

Stuff your suitcase with first-edition Oscar Wildes and James Joyces, and don’t forget an appetite for Guinness.

Dress code:

Dapper dandy and literary heroine.

Mr and Mrs Smith reviews

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Ireland and unpacked their first-edition folios, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside the Wilder Townhouse in Dublin…

Away from the Temple Bar drag but within swift strolling distance for when the Guinness calls, the Wilder Townhouse is the sort of place Oscar Wilde would have loved to call home. The stylish sanctuary near St Stephen’s Green is in a listed red-brick Victorian building, originally intended as a home for retired governesses. There’s no one making you do your homework today, though: just in-the-know staff who will impart insider information about their beloved city. Bountiful breakfasts will equip budding flâneurs for enlightening strides around the streets in the manner of Leopold Bloom, and the Gin & Tea Rooms are a welcoming retreat to return to. It won’t come as a surprise to hear that they serve lots of gin, but its whiskey selection is something to settle in for, too. There’s no restaurant, but cheese boards and charcuterie platters are served amid the parquet floors, botanical wallpaper and velvet chairs of the bar, or out on the lantern-lit terrace. It’ll be a top morning after a night here.

Accommodation details


22 Adelaide Road, Dublin, D02 ET61


1.2 mi / 1.9 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Onsite laundry
  • On-Site parking
  • Internet services
  • Restaurant
  • Lounges/bars

Dining information


There’s no restaurant at the hotel, but you can grab a bite in the bar, and breakfast is served in the Garden Room every morning. There’s a choice of breads, scones and muffins, along with some cooked options, including smashed avocado with poached eggs, buttermilk pancakes and full Irish breakfasts.

Top Table:

Sequester a table on the terrace if there’s no Irish rain, or choose your favourite colour seat (teal, mustard, slate).

Last Orders:

Breakfast hours are 7am to 11am. The Gin & Tea Rooms are open all day, from 7am until 11pm.

Hotel Bar:

The residents-only Gin & Tea Rooms has red-brick walls, botanical-print wallpaper, parquet floors, deco lighting and jewel-toned velvet chairs. That may sound nice, but the most impressive thing is the extensive gin and whiskey selection. Staff will be able to fetch cheese and charcuterie boards, soups and sandwiches to help soak it all up.

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