From chic boutiques and historic castles to a restored Georgian townhouse, use this insider’s guide to the top 10 hotels in Dublin to get the most out of your stay.
Renovated from an elegant Victorian building, bold red walls greet you at the luxury boutique Dylan Hotel. Sleep soundly in your contemporary room with richly colored furnishings, and stark white walls splashed with contemporary artwork.
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Eastmoreland Place, Dublin 4
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Located in the seaside suburb Dun Laoghaire, family rooms at Royal Marine Hotel have extra beds and comfortable pull-out sofas. Little guests can enjoy a kids’ breakfast, babysitting service and special sessions in the spa’s swimming pool.
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Marine Rd, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
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Most treasured of the top 10 hotels in Dublin, The Shelbourne oozes luxury and history. The chandelier-studded lobby leads to your guest room, with traditional furnishings and elegant marble bathrooms. Enjoy afternoon tea in the Lord Mayor’s Lounge or join Dublin’s luminaries in the Horseshoe Bar.
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27 St Stephen’s Green North, Dublin 2
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Re-created from an elegant Georgian townhouse with art-lined walls, The Merrion’s luxury spa and discreet service make for a perfect romantic retreat. Guest rooms reflect Georgian colors scheme of slate blue and sage green, some overlooking the 18th-century-styled garden.
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Upper Merrion St, Dublin 2
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Located in the regenerated Docklands’s hub, opposite the International Financial Services Centre, the Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane (formerly the Quality Hotel Dublin City) has high-speed internet access in all guest rooms. Four hi-tech boardrooms and a suite, hosting up to 50 delegates, ensure your business meetings go smoothly.
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Cardiff Lane, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2
Guests feel at home at Premier Suites Dublin Stephen’s Hall near Stephen’s Green. The spacious living room has a wall-mounted plasma screen and comfortable desk, and a kitchen area including hob and washing machine.
14-17 Lower Leeson St, Dublin 2
It’s 1km from the airport to Premier Inn Dublin Airport, just a few minutes in the hotel’s free shuttle bus. This modern hotel has comfortable extras like complimentary tea and coffee and internet connection. Children stay free in the family rooms.
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Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co Dublin
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Relax with a detox seaweed wrap at Green Isle Conference Leisure and Spa Hotel, or enjoy a dip in the massage pool. Good-value spa breaks are a feature, and children stay free in family rooms. The hotel is a short drive from central Dublin.
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Newland Cross, Naas Rd, Dublin
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Fashion and interior designer John Rocha spearheaded The Morrison’s feng shui-influenced design, so naturally its soothing cream walls and original artwork are exquisite. Dine at Halo, with eclectic antique furniture and eye-catching iron sculpture.
Ormond Quay, Dublin 1
Enter the ivy-covered historic fortress Clontarf Fastle Hotel, built in the 12 century to protect the city. Bright guest rooms are in a contemporary style, with strong bold colors. Relax by the open fireplace at Knights Bar.
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Castle Ave, Clontarf, Dublin 3
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