Hey guys, welcome back to the blog. I hope you’re all adjusting to your new routines and schedules, whether that be working from home or finding an alternate way to get to work. I’ve slowly but surely gotten into a bit of a routine so hopefully it’ll carry on and my body will readjust after being at home for the last three months!
As someone who used to work from home, I know how hard it can be to separate work life from home life when you’ve no choice but to work from home. One thing I did that I found to work was working from coffee shops and most recently, from hotel lobbies. Most hotels now have hot dusking spaces where, unlike WeWork or other similar companies, you don’t have to pay to use the space. I found these spaces perfect if I was early for a meeting or had some time to kill and got some work done. These hot dusking spaces can cost anything
Situated on Fenian Street just off Merrion Square, The Alex hotel is the perfect place to work from. Having recently been refurbished, the Alex has an allocated space with lights, plugs and free wifi for you to work from. The best thing is, there’s no time limit so you can stay for as long as you like. When I was in college in town, I used to pop into The Alex to catch up on work as I find I can be quite sensitive to sound which is obviously amplified in a quiet environment like a library. The Alex will be open to guests and the public from the 10th of August.
Located on Harcourt Street above the popular Everleigh nightclub, The Dean is designed for the urban traveller on the go. Upon entering the hotel, you’re greeted to a relaxed atmosphere with plush sofas and mood lighting. This area is perfect for you to drop in and do some light work in between meetings or after lunch.The Dean is open and the perfect central hub to do some work from with a nice coffee or something stronger beside you brought to you from the lobby bar.
The Mont is one of the newest hotels to enter the Dublin market after a heavy refurbishment and it does not disappoint! As well as a hotdesking space which is nicely tucked away from the main lobby area, the hotel also has its own resident dog, Monty! Located just off Merrion Square, it’s a short stroll from all TUD campuses as well as Trinity and a short walk from Pearse Street station and numerous bus stops so is perfect to finish projects or submit assignments when you’re in a rush.
The Marlin has to be the most central hotel in Dublin withit being on a rather strange shaped site just behind Stephens Green Shopping centre.
The Mont is a the perfect hotel for that city business traveller who just needs a bed, bathroom and somewhere to eat before running to meetings. The reception/lobby area is quirky with exposed concrete walls and floors along with a tree and other quirky items such as a horse box that’s been converted into a coffee dock!
Just behind the coffee dock and beside a wall of windows, is their hot desking space with space for 12 people, each space has a double socket with plug and USB inputs as well as lights and of course, fast reliable wifi. There are also plush seating areas dotted around the lobby with plugs that you can use if you’re having an informal meeting over food or drinks. The Marlin reopened on the 29th of June!
With Dublin FULL of the famous seattle coffee chain, you’ve endless space to work from! Coffee shops are a great place to work from as they’ve got wifi and sometimes only require you to buy something small (I usually buy a bottle of still water). The one downside can be that they’re quite loud with coffee machines and people as well as their closing times which don’t always work with college or work schedules.
The Moxy hotel is situated on Malrborough Street just behind the old Clerys shop and right in front of a Luas cross city stop. Upon entering, you get a fun and quirky feel for the place with the bar and reception desk being one big space. The ethos of Moxy is that they want their guests to have a fun and enjoyable stay whether it be overnight or at the bar for a drink or few with friends. With plush seating with proper sized tables and plugs as well as free wifi, The Moxy is perfect for that last minute meeting or just to change up your work day.
I’ve found that working in spaces like the ones I’ve mentioned above are a great way to separate your work life and home life!
I recently updated my Pinterest boards showcasing my taste and love of interiors which I’ve linked below!
Til next time,