Family Attractions in Dublin

Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross is ideally located right at the gateway to Dublin’s main family attractions, including Dublin Zoo, Aqua Zone and Tayto Park, making us the ideal base when exploring Dublin city and its surrounding areas.

Our location just off the N7 flyover at exit 1A and also only a five-minute drive from exit 9 off the M50, means you won’t have to spend too much time in the car with the kids when travelling from all over Ireland.

Check out our various family deals and packages available and book your stay at Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross!

Dublin Zoo

Located in Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo is a fantastic day out for the whole family where everybody will have the chance to monkey around. The zoo is located across 28 acres and is home to over 400 animals. Visiting Dublin Zoo also helps fund their international breeding programmes.

Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross is located only a 20-minute drive from the zoo so don’t waste any more time and book our Dublin Zoo package today!

Fort Lucan

Fort Lucan is less than a 15-minute drive from the hotel and is a lovely place to visit, especially when the weather is nice! This adventure playground is fun for all ages and includes an under 5’s play area so the little ones can have just as much fun (recommended for kids between 2 to 14 years old).

Fort Lucan is Dublin’s biggest and best outdoor adventure centre. It is a fully supervised adventure playground, where the main aim is to provide a fun day out for the whole family.

At Fort Lucan, kids create their own adventures as they discover secret slides, climb 40-foot towers and high walkways before zipping across the aerial runways. There are also 2 massive waterslides, crazy golf and go-karting for the kids.

And for the under 5’s, there is a mini fort Lucan where the little ones can play, climb and dig. It is complete with aerial runways, baby Go-Karts, sandpit and much more.

When travelling to Fort Lucan, why not make a full event of it and stay at the Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross?

Tayto Park

Tayto Park is Ireland’s first dedicated theme park and zoo. Built around the factory that produces the iconic Irish Tayto crisp, the theme park offers a range of attractions to suit all ages, including the Cu Chulainn Rollercoaster, Europe’s largest wooden rollercoaster. This year, Tayto Park has opened up a new exciting water flume ride, the Viking Voyage.

Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross is located about a 25 minutes’ drive from the theme park, making us the ideal place to base the whole brood.

Book your Tayto Park package today and enjoy overnight accommodation with a family pass to the park.

Corkagh Park

Corkagh Park is a massive 120-hectare public park that offers a range of different activities that is bound to keep the little ones occupied. Families can spend time fawning over the pet farm or running themselves ragged in the playgrounds or even get on their bikes to use the cycle tracks.

If mam and dad are looking to spend some quiet time away from the energetic kids, there is also a beautiful rose garden where they can relax and spend some quality time together.

The park is located only a five-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross and is the ideal place to waste away a few hours when the sun is shining.

Book your stay now to see all that Corkagh Park has to offer.

Irish National Stud & Gardens

The Irish Nationals stud is located just a 30-minute drive from the hotel and is a lovely place to spend a day. There are several attractions within the stud, including the stud farm, the Japanese Gardens, St Fiachra’s Garden, Living Legends and the Horse Museum.

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Common Questions

  • Facilities

    Does the hotel have meeting rooms?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross has 9 dedicated meeting rooms, catering from 2-60. All meeting rooms are fully equipped with AV, natural daylight, still and sparkling water on the tables and an on-hand meeting specialist to ensure that your meetings start off without a hitch. Contact a member of our events team on +353 (0)1 464 0140 for more information or to book your meeting room.

    Does the hotel have WiFi?

    Yes, the hotel provides complimentary WiFi in all bedrooms and public areas.

    Is there a gym at the hotel?

    Yes, there is a small fitness suite available in the hotel.

    Does the hotel have a swimming pool?

    No, the hotel does not have a swimming pool, but there are 2 nearby. Please ask at reception for more information.

    Is the hotel accessible?

    Yes, we are proud to be verified as offering superb levels of accessibility throughout our hotel. Please click the button below for full details or contact us if you would like any additional information.

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  • Booking

    Can I cancel or amend my booking?

    Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross offers free cancellation up to 2.00pm on the day of arrival for almost all reservations made on or Some special offers and key dates may specify a special cancellation policy. These will be clearly outlined in the terms & conditions.

    Reservations booked via third party websites and online travel agents have their own cancellation policies. Please refer to your confirmation email for full details.

    Are corporate rates available?

    Yes, corporate rates are available. Should you wish to enquire about setting up a preferred rate agreement, feel free to contact a member of our sales team on +353 (0)1 464 0140 or

  • Dining

    What time is breakfast served?

    Monday to Saturday: 7.00am – 10.00am

    Sunday: 7.00am – 11.00am

    Our breakfast is served buffet style so you can sit back, relax and read our complimentary newspaper while grabbing a coffee and tasty bite to set you on your way for a busy day ahead.

    What time is lunch served?

    Monday to Saturday: 12.00pm – 3.00pm

    Sunday: 12.00pm – 5.00pm

    What time is dinner served?

    Monday to Friday: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

    Saturday: 5.30pm – 10.00pm

    Sunday: 5.30pm – 9.00pm

    Is room service available in the hotel?

    Yes, the hotel offers room service. Menus with more information are available in every bedroom.

  • Hotel Services

    What time is check-in?

    Check-in is 2pm. In the cases of earlier arrival, we try our best to accommodate our guests where possible. For further details or to book early check-in please contact reservations on +353 (0)1 464 0140 or Please note that a charge may apply.

    What time is check-out?

    Check-out is 12 noon. In the cases of late departure, we try our best to accommodate our guests where possible. For further details or to book late check-out please contact reservations on +353 (0)1 464 0140 or Please note that a charge may apply.

  • Location & Parking

    Is there car parking at the hotel?

    Yes, there is complimentary car parking at the hotel for all guests.

    How can I get to the hotel from Dublin Airport?

    By Car: Head southbound on the M50. Take exit 9 heading towards the N7. Take exit 1A and proceed under the N7 flyover. You’ll find the hotel on your left-hand side.

    By Airport Hopper: The Airport Hopper heading towards Tallaght will leave you across the road from the hotel at Newlands Cross.

    Is the hotel in Dublin city centre?

    No, the hotel is located in the west of Dublin – approximately a 20-minute drive from Dublin city centre.

    How close are public transport links to the hotel?

    The hotel is close to public transport with the bus being just a 3-minute walk and the LUAS just a 15-minute walk from the hotel.

    Are there any shopping venues nearby?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross is perfectly located for a shopping break in Dublin. The hotel is close to several great shopping centres including Liffey Valley, The Square, Dundrum Shopping Centre and Kildare Village, as well as being just a short drive from Dublin city centre.

    How far is Tallaght Hospital from the hotel?

    Tallaght Hospital is just a 10-minute drive from Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross. Stay with us if you’re visiting a loved one in hospital to make your days easier and don’t face into a long drive home.

    How far is CityWest Business Park & Convention Centre from the hotel?

    Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross is located a 10-minute drive from the venue. Our access points on and off the N7 makes it easy to get to and from the centre and makes it the ideal spot to stay for whatever event you are attending.

    How far is Park West Business Park from the hotel?

    Maldron Hotel Newland Cross is just a 5-minute drive from Ireland’s largest business and residential campus and therefore the ideal place to stay.

    How far is Grange Castle Business Park from the hotel?

    Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross is located just a 6-minute drive from Grange Castle Business Park. Grange Castle has several large companies located there including Google, Aryzta, Takeda, Pfizer and Grifols. If you are attending work in any of these companies then Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross is the perfect place to stay.

    How far is National University of Ireland from the hotel?

    Ireland’s second oldest university is located just a 20-minute (24km) drive from the hotel. The universities main faculties include Arts, Celtic Studies, Engineering, Philosophy and Science.

    How far is the Institute of Technology Tallaght from the hotel?

    Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross is located just a 7-minute drive from the college, making it the ideal place to stay. If you are attending a course in the college and need to stay overnight then choose Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross.


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