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Short-break visitors have been pouring into Dublin hotels for decades, which accounts for the colourful, sophisticated and far-ranging nature of the city’s accommodation.
There are handsome five-star Dublin townhouses, modern design boutiques, mid-range B&Bs and everything in between. Be assured that unless you’re visiting at the height of the summer tourist season, the sheer number and variety of Dublin hotels will spoil you rotten.
Looking for a room close to all the action? Here's a selection that should have you covered.
Generator Hostel Dublin
This quirky hostel in Dublin’s lively Smithfield neighbourhood offers budget accommodation and a convenient base to explore Ireland’s spirited capital. Crucially, it’s within staggering distance from the Old Jameson Distillery, Temple Bar and the Guinness Storehouse. Other key features include free wi-fi, a bar, 24-hour reception and a cafe.
Staycity Aparthotels Saint Augustine Street
The perfect compromise between price and flexibility, Staycity Aparthotels offer an affordable option for families that want to see Dublin at their own pace. Spacious rooms include a kitchenette, dining room and modern bathrooms. The Saint Augustine Street location is convenient and served by good transport links.
The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
Grand and lavish, The Merrion Hotel is a slice of supreme luxury in the heart of vibrant Dublin. If you’re looking for a special few days with the other half, the Merrion, with its classy decor, bright rooms, onsite spa and 2 Michelin-star restaurant, is up there among the city’s best five-star hotels.
The Westbury Hotel
Elegance personified, the Westbury Hotel combines luxury and style to provide a classy five-star stay in the Irish capital. The chic rooms have been crafted with luxe in mind, from the locally-sourced bed linen to the marble bathrooms. Enjoy the hotel’s restaurant, ballroom, roof terrace and beauty centre.
The Fleet Street Hotel
Located in Temple Bar, you won’t get much closer to the Dublin action than The Fleet Street Hotel. Besides its convenient location, the hotel has plenty of room options, ranging from economy to suite, with bed and breakfast also available. Key features include free wi-fi, 24-hour reception and free coffee in the lobby.
There are some great hotels on and around Grafton Street in Dublin city centre.
Hotels such as The Shelbourne and The Merrion are prime examples of Dublin-city-centre luxury, their restored Georgian facades housing all manner of in-room comforts and silver-service indulgences.
The nearby Clarence Hotel is a hip choice that’s notable for being owned by U2 members Bono and The Edge.
From nabbing the best views to sweet talking your way into an upgrade, improve your chances of getting the best hotel room – without paying through the nose – with these expert tips.Read moreabout Ask the experts: How to bag the best hotel rooms
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