If you are planning on taking a vacation in Ireland, then the country’s capital, Dublin, is the ideal destination in which to stay. This beautiful and historic city has plenty of interesting or fun attractions and activities to enjoy during your stay and it is the perfect place to absorb the Irish culture. It is also a great place for dining out and enjoying the vibrant night scene of the city. To get the best out your experience of this city, finding a fantastic hotel is an absolute must and a five-star hotel will give you the opportunity to include an element of luxury to your stay. Here are five of the best five-star hotels in Dublin to consider.
The Marker Hotel Dublin
The Marker Hotel Dublin is a modern yet sophisticated establishment that stands out from its surroundings due to is trendy checkerboard exterior. This hip hotel is located on Grand Canal Square in the Docklands business district just opposite the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. The ultra-modern rooms are decorated in bold colors and feature designer furnishings. Some of the amenities available in these rooms include marble bathrooms with rainfall showers, drinks-making facilities, minibars, flat-screen televisions, and free Wi-fi. If you upgrade to a suite, you will also have a separate living area. All guests have access to room service 24 hours a day. The hotel has a chic restaurant that serves regional food, a rooftop bar with views over the city, and a trendy lounge. Other facilities available for the enjoyment of guests include a spa, a fitness, center, and an infinity pool.
Conrad Dublin is a contemporary brick building that is located on Earlsfort Terrace opposite the National Concert Hall and close to many attractions and landmarks. The hotel has stylish rooms with wooden floors and a range of amenities including flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, and Nespresso machines. The suites also have a separate living area, and some have balconies with city views. There are several dining options available at this hotel, including a craft beer pub, a sophisticated lounge that serves light meals, and a chic brasserie. For an additional fee, guests can enjoy breakfast or afternoon tea at the Conrad Dublin. Other facilities for guests at this hotel include a business center, a fitness center, and paid parking.
Set in landscaped gardens on Simmonscourt Road in the Ballsbridge neighborhood, this upscale hotel is close to both public transport and local attractions. The spacious rooms are classically elegant, and all have floor-to-ceiling windows with either city or garden views. Each of the rooms has a marble bathroom with a soaking tub, a satellite television, a DVD player, and a minibar. If you upgrade to a suite, you will also have a dining table and a sofa. Guests can dine in a refined restaurant and enjoy drinks in either the whiskey bar or the cocktail lounge. The hotel has its own spa which provides beauty and wellness treatments, a gym, a pool, and a sauna.
Located in The Westbury Mall, this hotel is close to attractions including Dublin Castle and the Little Museum of Dublin. The luxurious rooms have chic furnishings and custom wool carpets. Each of the rooms comes with marble bathrooms, heated floors, flat-screen televisions, designer toiletries, free Wi-Fi, and Nespresso machines. Additional features in suites include four-poster beds, free-standing baths, and separate living areas. This hotel has a posh restaurant, a brasserie with a terrace, and a 1930s inspired cocktail bar. There is also a fitness center and meeting rooms.
The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel
Built in 1842, this impressively grand hotel overlooks St. Stephen’s Green, which is within walking distance of Trinity College and the National Gallery of Ireland. The posh rooms are decorated in a classic style and feature marble bathrooms and elegant fabrics. Some of the amenities available in the rooms include flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, drinks making facilities, and iPod docks. If you opt to stay in a suite, you will also have living and dining areas. Breakfast is complimentary at this hotel. There are two fine-dining restaurants and a lounge that serves afternoon tea. This hotel has a chic spa and offers valet parking.
Written by Garrett Parker
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