The Gresham is a historic hotel on O’Connell Street in Dublin. O’Connell Street is not always the most salubrious at night time, but you couldn’t be closer to the heart of the city. The hotel was founded in 1817 by Thomas Gresham when O’Connell Street was still called Sackville Street, and it was refurbished in 2006.
Rates: In their January sale you can get a room for $79 per person. The “Valentine’s surprise,” from $155 per person, includes breakfast, chocolates and a bottle of champagne.
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Bewleys hotel, Ballsbridge
A short distance from the city center in the exclusive Ballsbridge area, Bewleys hotel is in a beautiful 19th century building, which was originally a Masonic School; and it’s a stone’s throw from the American Embassy. It is excellent value and provides a nice family environment.
Rates: In their “big room sale” double rooms are going for $79 per night.
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Wynns’ is an old Dublin favorite in the city center. Its charms are less elaborate than the likes of the Shelbourne or Westbury but it offers decent accommodation at a good price. The hotel has been open since 1845, when its owner was a Mrs. Phoebe Wynn. Little is known of her but the operation that she began is still going strong. The hotel has played its part in Irish history. In 1913 founding members of the Irish Volunteer force met there, as did the women’s wing of the group, Cumann na mBan. Actors and playwrights from the Abbey Theater have also spent time in its bar.
Rates: In the “Winter warmer” deal a double or twin room is $113, including a full Irish breakfast.
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