Staying in Dublin can offer you an experience you will never forget, with beautifully renovated old buildings and chic interiors growing in popularity. Here are some of the best boutique hotels the capital has to offer.
Prime luxury and sophistication
For class and contemporary flare, check out The Marker. Sitting on Grand Canal Square, it offers a spa, gym, infinity pool, free wi-fi, and air-conditioned en-suite rooms complete with LED TVs, while The Rooftop Lounge affords unparalleled views of the city. Alternatively, the five-star Dylan Hotel oozes style and luxury with its Italian marble bathrooms, memory foam mattresses, and Bose iPod docking stations.
The Schoolhouse Hotel
Formerly a school in 1861, the Schoolhouse Hotel has transformed the classrooms into a vibrant restaurant and a bar offering Irish, French and gastropub food. Modern touches are added to this quaint hotel and you will be in a leafy, peaceful area just a 15-minute stroll from the centre.
Rocking at The Clarence
Bono and The Edge own this four-star rock and roll offering on the River Liffey. You can expect free wi-fi, oak flooring, hand-crafted finishings and furnishings, an art deco-inspired bar, and a therapy area for ultimate relaxation. Why not check out an award-winning restaurant in Dublin during your stay, such as http://www.toscanarestaurant.ie/?
This late 1700s Georgian townhouse has been extensively refurbished following a €2m (£1.7m) makeover, bringing a modernised, Scandinavian design to this comfortable B&B.
The budget-friendly Kelly’s Hotel
The adult-only Kelly’s Hotel brings visitors a clean interior, wooden flooring, exposed beams and chic, monochrome touches, with rooms offering en-suite bathrooms, custom-made mattresses and flat-screen TVs. You will also be in prime position for the Chester Beatty Library, Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and Grafton Street’s shops.
The best views
The Dean is within throwing distance of Harcourt Street’s enigmatic nightlife; however, it is the outstanding 360-degree panoramic view from the hotel’s restaurant that truly amazes. Alternatively, the floor-to-ceiling windows at The Gibson Hotel complete its light, contemporary interior and serve up expansive, eye-opening views of the Dublin port.
The Merchant House
For more classic touches, visit The Merchant House. Exposed walls and beams hark back to the roots of this 1720s building in the heart of Temple Bar, giving it a warm, homely and luxurious feel.