Located in Grand Canal Square, The Marker is a 20 minute stroll from the city centre making it the perfect location to base your family for a weekend away whether it's just the two of you or the whole family. Nestled between the River Liffey, the Grand Canal and a short stroll from Sandymount Beach and the Irish Sea, many of Dublin's most unique experiences are within walking distance from the hotel - perfect for entertaining the troops during the mid term break! Take part in a wakeboarding session or stand up yoga class in Grand Canal Basin, experience a show at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre or visit Windmill Lane recording studio where the band U2 recorded many of their albums including the Joshua Tree. For a unique guide to Dublin, check out what Irish band Kodaline have to say below!
Whether you want a break with the kids during the mid term or just want to make the most of the long weekend with your loved one, our team have put together some October offers to help you plan your next staycation in Dublin.
A Child-Friendly Hotel in the Heart of Dublin City
Knowing that rest and relaxation can be a real luxury for busy parents, our dedicated Kid’s Concierge have devised and road tested a menu of family amenities to keep parents at ease and little ones entertained over the mid term break.
Our newest member to our Kid’s Concierge team, Aoife The Marker Fairy can't wait to welcome all of our younger guests over the October mid term. Just let our team know on booking if you are travelling with little ones so Aoife can join in on the family fun!
One thing all kids love is to spend time outdoors and at The Marker, we’ve decided to bring the fun of the outdoors into our luxurious guestrooms with our handmade Irish teepees! A complimentary enhancement to our corner suites, our teepees are large enough to sleep two kids and are fitted with fluffy pillows, blankets and a torch – the perfect starter pack for any little adventurer! Once the kids have settled in and snuggled up into their own camping wonderland, our Kid’s Concierge will deliver a fun night time turndown of cookies and milk and a bedtime story from Irish author and illustrator Peter Donnelly. If you would like to add our children’s enhancements to your stay, let our team know on booking!
Wrapped up in our children’s robes, burn off some of the mid term excitement with a swim in our 23 metre infinity pool. Located on the Mezzanine level of the hotel, our Spa & Wellness team have allocated kid’s swim times to families so kids can splash about until their hearts content! With Wellness facilities such as our eucalyptus infused steam room, sauna and a large Jacuzzi, parents can take turn in minding the kids and take some time out for themselves. View our kids swim times here.
A unique sleepover adventure for the kids with luxury and pampering for the adults, our 'Trick or Treat' package starts from €450 per room per night and includes a complimentary box of Halloween goodies for little ones. To book your mid term break, please click here or contact our team on +353 (0) 1 687 5130 or email email@example.com
Shrek-Themed Hotel Packages
If you are one of the lucky families to have tickets to see Shrek in our neighbouring Bord Gais Energy Theatre, then you are in for a treat! Our team have sprinkled some Princess Fiona magic on our rooms for the duration of the show to include some Shrek themed goodies in your room on arrival!
Our team at The Marker know how hard it can be to feed little ones, which is why our children’s menu served throughout the hotel and during pre-theatre comes in an entertaining fun pack laden with activities and colouring to keep busy ones satisfied before the show. Featuring produce from the land and sea, all of our dishes on our children’s menus use local, Irish produce and are paired with a selection of vegetable sticks and dips to keep the little ones going. Our culinary team are parents too and are experienced in creating dishes for even the most picky of eaters - if you have any specific requirements, dietary or otherwise – just let us know! Two course children's meal is €15.
Shrek the Musical runs from October 23rd to November 2nd in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. For tickets, please click here. Our Shrek package starts from €249 per room per night and includes a Shrek themed amenity on arrival. To book your stay, please click here or contact our team on +353 (0) 1 687 5130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Run, rest, yoga
Taking part in the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday October 28th? We've made things as easy as possible for anyone who has signed up with our overnight Marathon package. Fuel up ahead of the run with an early healthy breakfast from our Equilibrium menu in the Brasserie, before making the short walk to the start line.
After the race, rest easy knowing one of our luxurious beds awaits your return. Continue your post-race relaxation with a dip in our 23 metre infinity pool in our award-winning Spa & Wellness. Located on the Mezzanine level of the hotel, our wellness facilities are complimentary to all guests and include a eucalyptus infused steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and state of the art gym.
On the morning after the event, loosen out sore muscles and stretch out tired legs with a complimentary Rooftop yoga class. Focusing on stretching and meditation, this class is guaranteed to soothe both body and mind before checking out.
Make the most of your marathon adventure with our Dublin City Marathon package. Starting from €249 per room per night, our Marathon package includes a complimentary Rooftop yoga class. To book your stay, please click here or contact our team on +353 (0) 1 687 5130 or email email@example.com
A Docklands Adventure!
The Docklands itself is a vibrant, exciting and truly historic area with stories hidden in every nook and cranny. Immerse the family in the stories of old and new with local hotspots and hidden gems such as the Design Tower, Lir Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Diving Bell, Monuments on the Quays, Jeanie Johnson, EPIC Ireland and more.
If your little explorers are eager to discover further afield, ask our Kid’s Concierge about our Marker bikes and picnic option! Fitted with a trailer on the back of the bike and our convenient picnic backpack, families can choose to dine wherever they want whether it’s Grand Canal Square, in the park, on the beach or in the mountains! Perfectly packed for your adventure, our picnic backpack is complete with a rug, cutlery and wine cooler.