Nestling in the corner of a quiet cul-de-sac in Dublin 4, five minutes in a taxi from the city centre. A number of popular bars are nearby and Expresso Café across the road is an excellent option for breakfast or lunch.
Forty four individual bedrooms. Picture this; the soulful lyrics of classic song ‘Martha’ greet you as you enter your bedroom. How did the Dylan know you’re Tom Waits’ biggest fan? You told them. Tell reception about your favourite artists when booking and the iPod station in your room will be whipped into shape to suit. Genius. The same stores six Georgian walking tours of Dublin so just borrow earphones from reception and head off on foot with your own tour guide (umbrellas provided, this is Ireland after all). For the ladies, there’s a selection of gorgeous organic Ren beauty products in each marble framed bathroom. Bang & Olufsen phones, but of course. Each room is different – there’s a pink room, some have balconies, others have walk-in wardrobes and Plasma TVs above the bathtubs. All rooms are quadruple glazed so you won’t be disturbed by the party downstairs. No wonder it was voted best boutique hotel in 2008 by Hospitality Ireland.
Funky, stylish and original. Bold styling in antique and contemporary design throws up stylish, vibrant spaces.
Eating and drinking
The bar menu plays the usual tricks – club sandwiches, chips, chicken wings and burgers – and the restaurant raises the bar with local Dublin prawns and grilled east coast lobster. An extensive wine list and superb cocktails complete the picture. Men will drool over an extended whiskey and brandy menu.
Classes in cocktail making can be arranged for groups -- one for the ladies - and you can book the terrace for a BBQ.
No spa or gym is a minus but you’ll probably be having too much fun.
Five star and it filters from the management right down through the ranks.
Who stays there
Honeymoon couples, global business travellers, high profile celebrities in search of a quieter city centre experience, young trendy socialites.
Use our booking widget to look for midweek offers. You pay extra for breakfast and it costs 20 euros for 24 hours parking - ouch
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Business travellers
Pros & Cons
- A little out of town
- Trendy, very
- Great eating and drinking
- A little out of town
- You pay extra for breakfast and 20 euros for 24 hours parking - ouch