Selection of The Best Dublin Hotels
Dublin is the ideal place to stay for those who want to explore Ireland, but it is also a grand place to choose a hotel. From Victorian to luxury, there is a hotel that matches everyone’s needs in Dublin. Here are just a few of the most impressive choices, if you want to make your visit to Dublin a real holiday adventure.
First up on the list is InterContinental Dublin, which has the feel of an old gentlemen’s club from the moment you walk in the door. The hotel design décor is sleek wood mixed with leather chairs and granite finishes. The service at the hotel is splendid, and it is only a short ten-minute drive from Dublin city centre, allowing you to access the city without staying right in its heart and dealing with the traffic. Couples that want to be pampered, and business travellers that want the best facilities, will enjoy a stay.
Next on the list is a slightly more feminine choice, the Ariel House, located next to the Aviva Stadium. The Ariel House offers a much more personal and cosy stay in Victorian townhouses. The hotel itself is quite charming, with greens and creams filling the rooms and fresh cut flowers everywhere you turn. However, it is economical, and practical, given it is across the street from Herbert Park, and the DART station is right down the road.
O’Callaghan Stephen’s Green Hotel looks like it is straight out of a style magazine. Chances are it has been featured in quite a few, because its rustic interior décor, stylish fireplaces, and stunning room service make it one of the top rated in the city. It offers its guests the best of contemporary design mixed in with Georgian architecture and is located right next to the Iveagh Gardens. Grafton Street is just a minute’s walk away and there are plenty of public rooms for socialising. Plus, there is a bar on site that offers food all day, making it the perfect place to meet up, entertain, and retire to after a long day in Dublin.
Rounding out the list is the Merrion Hotel which is a piece of luxury, preserved carefully and mixed with Irish history. The drawing rooms certainly mark the period of the hotel, with turf fires and plenty of authentic Irish artworks. In fact, the Merrion Hotel boasts the largest collection of private art in the country. The rear offers gardens composed of manicured greens and fountains, making an outdoor stroll one of the best parts of the stay. Of course, visitors are not disappointed when they get to their rooms, which are as ornate as the public areas!
If you are wanting to discover the true Ireland in all it’s beauty and still be close to Dublin, then why not stay in Carlingford Heights. Located the hills of Carlingford and just an hour and a half from Dublin this luxury property will make you feel extremely relaxed during your visit to Ireland while also making it easy to get to Belfast or Dublin.