Dublin is Ireland’s capital and is a tourist hotspot. People from all over the world come to enjoy the craic at The Temple Bar and to visit the Guinness Storehouse at St. James’ Gate Brewery. It’s not just alcohol-fuelled fun though, the city is full of culture, whether you want to look at the Book of Kells at Trinity College, take in the paintings at the National Gallery or the Irish Museum of Modern Art or visit the historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral. In this blog, we’ll have a look at some of the best luxury hotels in the city.
The Shelbourne Hotel
This historic hotel is a landmark on the north side of St Stephen’s Green in Dublin. The two-hundred-year-old building has been at the heart of modern Irish history, with the Irish Constitution being drafted in room 112, now known as The Constitution Room. The luxury, recently renovated rooms have views over the historic St Stephen’s Green. Suites include The Presidential Suite, which has two bathrooms – including one marble one- a living room and dining room and seating for up to eight people. The hotel also offers various dining options. The Saddle Room’s cuisine is based around the finest Irish ingredients and includes an Oyster Bar. The Lord Mayor’s Lounge is an elegant setting for afternoon tea and supper. If you fancy a drink you can grab a cocktail at No.27 Bar and Lounge or enjoy a drink in the famous Horseshoe bar, full of original artefacts and memorabilia. The three-storey spa complex is an oasis in the middle of the city with an 18-metre swimming pool, a dance studio and thermal facilities on top of all the usual spa treatments.
Westin Hotel Dublin
Located in Dublin’s temple bar and situated opposite Trinity College, the Westin is located perfectly for exploring the city. The site of the old Allied Irish Bank has been transformed into a luxury hotel with 163 rooms. The rooms range from standard rooms through writer’s suites to luxury suites. The four library suites have spiral staircases joining the lounge area to the bedroom. And balconies overlooking College Green. The Presidential College Suite is one of the largest suites in Dublin. The lower level includes a living room, a dining room, a bedroom and dressing area as well as an en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath. The upper level has an office/library, a private exercise area and a Nordic steam room.
The hotel also has three food and beverage facilities. The Morelands Grill is a contemporary restaurant offering premier dining. Dinner and Lunch are served here. The flavoursome dishes are cooked on a Josper Grill to endure great tasting food. The Mint Bar is set in an old bank vault and offers personalised cocktails and atomised gin and tonics. The Atrium Lounge is flooded with natural daylight from its glass roof, which reveals the elegance of marble floors, ironwork and palm trees. It serves morning coffee, lunch, dinner and afternoon teas.