Westbury Hotel

Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland, 2

Price from: £110

Westbury Hotel

By Yvonne Kerr , your Dublin expert

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#6 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Dublin
Expert overall rating:4.8 out of 5
Location:
5
5.0
Bedrooms:
4.5
4.5
Eating/drinking:
4.8
4.8
Public areas:
4.7
4.7
Leisure facilities:
3
3.0
Service:
5
5.0
Value for money:
4.7
4.7
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Art, Nightlife, People watching, Romance, Shopping

Expert review of Westbury Hotel

This popular five star buzzes discreetly just off Grafton Street at the heart of Dublin.

This impeccable five-star hotel is so well hidden it’s almost invisible, tucked away just off Grafton Street between St. Stephen’s Green and Trinity College. A member of the Doyle Group (11 hotels in six cities), the Westbury has two restaurants, two bars and the Gallery, a spacious lounge full of comfy sofas and armchairs where having Afternoon Tea overlooking the shopping chaos of Grafton Street is a legendary weekend pastime for locals and visitors alike. One million euros worth of Irish art adorn the walls of public areas to inject some visual interest. Hell, they even have a pillow menu in the bedrooms...if it’s good enough for Naomi Campbell.

Location: 

Can’t get any better - walking distance to city centre attractions, looking down onto Grafton Street and across to the Dublin mountains from upper level bedrooms.

Bedrooms: 

Standard rooms are cosy and air-conditioned, each with their own coffee-making machine and remote control all-in-one media system. All rooms are sound-proofed – I was looking down at hordes of shoppers from a top level room and couldn’t hear a thing. The presidential suite has guest toilets, sauna, steam room and bar as well as its own butler and chef – Simon Cowell stayed here recently. Did I mention the pillow menu?

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Public areas: 

This is a busy city centre hotel, greeting 100,000 customers each year, so public areas are quite public. However, they are stylish with contemporary art, baby grand pianos and lots of inviting, plush sofas. There is free WiFi throughout and complimentary tea and coffee for guests.

Eating and drinking: 

You can eat and drink your way around this hotel throughout the day. Visit the Gallery (see above) for snacks and casual chats, while the Wilde Restaurant is a more elegant and formal setting with Michelin-starred chef John Wood at the helm. The Marble Bar is a lush and stylish space for bubbles or cocktails with changing music and lights to take you into early hours, while street-level Café Novo is lively and eclectic, with a packed, quality menu and decent wine list.

Leisure facilities: 

There is a basic gym on the second floor but clients can use a nearby city centre gym. Dylan Bradshaw’s grooming centre is close and it backs onto Metro spa for the ladies.

Service: 

Hordes of attentive staff are ever ready to take your order, answer your query, or just serve you a glass of tap water....
 

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Who stays there: 

All sorts! The last time I visited, a shaggy afro-haired member of US band Black Eyed Peas was casually waiting for the concierge attended lift (complete with red leather seat) in flip flops and long, baggy shorts, croissants and orange juice in hand, attracting eyebrow-raised looks from a formally dressed American couple. The Westbury is private enough for celebrities, ordered enough for business moguls, central enough for tourists and its two bars pour local energy into the mix.

Price advice: 

There are 48 suites, 205 rooms and five room types to suit all wallets and the standard is high. Package deals include dinner with local theatre or event tickets thrown in.

Pros: 
Great selection of public areas
You can't get a more central hotel
Lots of eating and drinking options
Cons: 
Lacks a little character
If you really want to escape, this isn’t the place

More information on Westbury Hotel:

Price from:
£110
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland, 2
Free tags / Keywords:
Trinity College, Grafton Street, Stephen's Green
Amenities:
Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
Grafton Street

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