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Stay at The Grafton Hotel Dublin City

Six Nations Rugby Championship 2025

Looking for the perfect stay during the Six Nations matches? Look no further, The Grafton Hotel has it all!

Our prime location in Dublin 2, which is a central and safe area in the city, is the perfect base for you to explore all that Dublin City has to offer, and the best part is that we are just a 15-minute drive or DART ride from the Aviva Stadium, making us the ideal choice for rugby enthusiasts. 

We have a selection of room types for you to choose from when you stay with us: Classic Twin, Classic KingDeluxe KingTerrace RoomFamily Sharing Rooms and Deluxe Suite.

After the game, join us at Bartley's Bar for post-match drinks, signature cocktails, and a great atmosphere.

Step outside The Grafton Hotel, and you're immediately engulfed in the vibrant heart of Dublin. Take a stroll through the lively Grafton Street, Dublin’s shopping paradise, or immerse yourself in the serene beauty of St. Stephen's Green.

Culture enthusiasts will revel in the proximity to world-class museums and galleries, each a testament to Ireland’s artistic and historical legacy.

Choose from one of our fabulous hotel offers to ensure the perfect bank holiday weekend for you at The Grafton Hotel.

Book your stay today and live the best of Six Nations while staying at The Grafton!

Six Nations Fixtures 2025 - Aviva Stadium Dublin

1st February 2025
Ireland vs England - Kick-off 4:45 pm at Aviva Stadium

8th March 2025
Ireland vs France - Kick-off 2:15 pm at Aviva Stadium


What is the Six Nations Rugby Championship?

The Six Nations Rugby Championship is an annual international rugby union competition involving six European teams: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious tournaments in the sport.

When is the Six Nations Championship held?

The Six Nations Rugby takes place annually in February and March. The exact dates vary each year, with matches played over several weekends during this time.

The 2025 Championship set to kick off on Friday 31st January, with France hosting Wales.

How is the tournament structured?

The tournament operates on a round-robin basis, where each team plays every other team once. Matches are held in each of the participating countries, with home field advantage rotating each year.

Fun Facts

Ireland's Johnny Sexton holds the record for most points in the competition, with 566.

The Championship is run from headquarters in Dublin, Ireland by Six Nations Rugby Ltd.

Ireland is the reigning champion, winning a Grand Slam in 2023.

Did you know that the Six Nations Championship, played between England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, and Italy, has a rich history dating back to the late 19th century? It all started with the Home Nations Championship, and evolved into the Five Nations Championship, before Italy joined in 2000 to form the Six Nations. As we gear up for another season of thrilling rugby action, let's take a moment to appreciate the tournament's heritage and the skill and passion of these world-class athletes.

Your Room

Enjoy the breathtaking views of Dublin's skyline provided by the floor to ceiling windows and benefit from The Grafton's wonderful bedroom facilities, which include:

  • Walk-in showers.
  • Premium Ritual bath amenities.
  • Fluffy bathrobes and slippers in Deluxe
  • Rooms and Suites.
  • High thread count bedding.
  • Flat-screen HDTVs with Chrome casting capability.
  • Open wall closets.
  • Work desk with comfortable seating and desk light.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • A mini-fridge with complimentary water bottles.

Bartley's Bar and Restaurant

For those seeking to dine and drink in an elegant and upscale setting that exudes old-school glamour, The Grafton provides the ideal setting. Bartley's is the perfect place to have breakfast, a quick lunch, an after-work cocktail with coworkers, a weekend get-together, or perhaps a quiet sip of wine to unwind.

Carefully crafted cocktails are paired with an inventive menu that includes everything from lite bites to main course classics, all finished off with attentive and friendly service. This is how we impress our visitors!

Special Offers

Double Room

Stay More and Save More Package

Enjoy an Winter 5 or 7 night stay with our City Explorer offer.

  • Save up to 25% off the best available rate
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Discounted parking is available beside the hotel

Mid-Week Dublin City Break

Enjoy an winter 3-night midweek stay with our City Explorer offer.

  • Stay longer and enjoy a 15% discount on our best available rate
  • Book now and pay later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours prior to arrival
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Book direct and Save 10%

Book direct for guaranteed lowest rate. Save up to 10% off our best available rate.

  • Book now and pay later
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Discounted parking is available beside the hotel
  • Applicable to all room types