Fun Filled Day Out

Hotel Near Dublin Zoo

Dublin City

Our hotel location

We are the ideal choice for families and travellers planning a visit to Dublin Zoo. Located just a short 15-minute walk from the hotel, Dublin Zoo offers an exciting day out with its diverse wildlife and engaging exhibits.

Why Choose Ashling Hotel Dublin?

Perfect Location: Just a short stroll from Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo.
Family-Friendly: Spacious rooms, kids’ menu, and goodie bag.

At Ashling Hotel, we offer comfortable and modern accommodations that make you feel right at home. 

Great Day Out

Visiting Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo is a vibrant home to over 400 rare, exotic, and endangered animals from all corners of the world. This 28 hectacre park allows visitors to explore a variety of exciting indoor and outdoor habitats, it’s a fantastic place to see your favourite animals up close. Discover the wild heart of Dublin at this unique and fun-filled destination while on a City Break to Dublin. 

Open daily from 9.30am – 6.00pm

African Plains closes at 5.30pm. Last admission is 5.00pm.

Save up to 15% by pre-booking your ticket. Click here to book your visit

Monkeys and More

Zoo Favourites

While the monkey’s are a favourite for many Dublin Zoo has so much more on offer. It is a lively sanctuary home to animals from around the globe, offering a fun day out for people of all ages.

Discover the enchanting Sea Lion Cove, where Californian seals glide through a deep saltwater pool with spectacular underwater views.

Explore the African Savanna to see majestic animals, visit the Family Farm for an interactive experience with friendly animals, and wander the lush Kaziranga Forest Trail. The Gorilla Rainforest, Roberts House, and House of Reptiles provide fascinating glimpses into diverse animal lives.

Experience the vibrant biodiversity in the South American House, and enjoy the serene Asian Forests and Orangutan Forest. Every corner of Dublin Zoo promises a new adventure, making it a thrilling destination to explore the wonders of wildlife!

Perfect Family Getaway

Family Rooms

The Ashling Hotel has spacious Family Rooms and is perfectly located within walking distance of Dublin Zoo. We are delighted to welcome families of up to 5 people and have a dedicated number of rooms just for you, including a dedicated Sensory guestroom. Each family room contains a double and 2 single beds, with space for an additional rollaway bed or cot if required. Relax in the comfortable seating area, with ample space for the children to enjoy a board game or movie and a treat before bed. 


Discover Dublin

From Dublin City Escapes, family trips to the zoo, girls’ getaway breaks or perhaps just a relaxing weekend enjoying our Iveagh Bistro and Chesterfield Brasserie, we have something for everyone.  

Gift Vouchers

The Perfect Gift

Treat someone special to a luxurious dreamy night in Dublin City. Our gift vouchers can be redeemed for accommodation, a delicious dining experience in our Chesterfield Brasserie, or a casual meal in our Iveagh Bistro.

Best Rate Guarantee

Our Promise to You

When you book on our official website we will always give you a better price than any online travel agent or price comparison website, we GUARANTEE your booking will be cheaper.

Ashling Hotel Dublin & Dublin Zoo FAQ

Yes, we are located approximately a 10-minute drive or a 25-30 minute walk from Dublin Zoo.

To walk from the Ashling Hotel to Dublin Zoo, follow these steps:

  1. Exit the Ashling Hotel and head east on Parkgate Street toward the train station.
  2. Continue walking on Parkgate Street until you reach the intersection with Conyngham Road and Wolfe Tone Quay.
  3. Cross the intersection and continue straight onto Conyngham Road.
  4. Follow Conyngham Road as it leads you directly to the Phoenix Park Gates, Dublin Zoo is not far now.
  5. Once you reach the gates, you have arrived at Phoenix Park.
  6. Continue straight along Chesterfield Avenue for approx 1km. Dublin Zoo is on your right.

This walking route provides a pleasant journey from the Ashling Hotel to the Dublin Zoo for guests looking to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the area.

Yes, we offer family-friendly packages that include goodie bags for children when visiting Dublin Zoo. 

While Dublin Zoo is within walking distance, we can also arrange a taxi or provide information on public transportation options for your convenience.