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Take a trip to Dublin Zoo when you stay at Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

Are you looking for a hotel with great access to Dublin City Centre? A hotel near Dublin Zoo, the Guinness factory, Dublin Castle and Temple Bar?  Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport is the right choice for you.  Whether you are flying in or out of Dublin Airport and wish to spend a day in the city centre visiting some of Ireland’s biggest attractions.

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport is a 20-minute drive to Dublin Zoo when travelling by car.  If you are using public transport the best route to take will have you feeding the animals in no time.  Simply take the complimentary airport shuttle departing the hotel every 20 minutes 24/7 and change to the No.16 bus to take you to the city centre.  From the city centre you have a number of bus routes, buses numbered 25, 26, 46A, 66 / 66A / 66B, 67, 69 will bring excited children big and small to the Phoenix Park where Dublin Zoo is located.  If you have more time on your hands and want to see all of the sights Dublin’s Hop on –hop off tour also stops at the zoo.

Dublin Zoo was opened in 1831 with 42 mammals and 72 different bird species donated by the successful London Zoo in 1840.  The decision was made to open the zoo to the public for 1 penny per person on Sundays which helped fund the growth of the zoo.  Today the zoo is Ireland’s largest family attraction, spans over 28 hectares and attracts over 1 million visitors per year.

Upcoming events in Dublin Zoo

The zoo runs numerous events to day and night that are open to the public and all ages.

  • ‘Sunset at the Zoo’ is a special event with an evening tour and a chance to see and hear the animals at night, there is also a sumptuous meal and music included.
  • ‘Educational bird watching’ mornings with lessons from the zoo keepers and take place on the last Sunday of every month (except December).
  • ‘Wake up with the Orangutans’ is an opportunity to see the whole family wake up before the zoo opens and is a real special treat.
  • Santa’s Grotto is open from the 26th of November 2016 and is sure to be a big hit.

Contact Zoo

To contact the zoo about special events please call +353 1 474 8900.  Dublin Zoo pamphlets can be obtained in the lobby beside the reception desk.

Special offers

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport has a wide range of special offers, see our offers and book a hotel close to the zoo today.

The hotel is a 4-star property with 469 rooms, family accommodation which is ideal for 2 adults and 3 children under 12 or interconnecting rooms are available for larger families.  Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport is ideally located just off the only interchange of the M1 and M50 and is easily accessible from all parts of the country. Whether you are flying in or out of Dublin Airport or coming to Dublin for a staycation during the school holidays or just for the weekend and a day out to the Dublin Zoo is a treat for all.


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