Dublin's top 10 hotels, perfect for your spring break or summer vacation
Rates: If you book two consecutive nights, you get a third free, a deal that comes to $160 per night for a “moderate” room.
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Voted Best Hotel in Dublin by Conde Nast Traveller in 2009, the Merrion is a venerable Dublin establishment, favored by politicians and Ireland’s elite. The décor is subtle and the whole place has a cosy drawing room feel. The hotel’s Cellar Bar is well known and frequented by Dublin locals.
Rates: In the St. Patrick’s special (March 15-19) a standard double room with queen bed is $170.
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Buswell’s is part of Dublin life. Directly opposite the Dail, its bar is a known watering hole for politicians and journalists and the hotel itself, made up of five Georgian houses linked together, has operated as a business since 1882. The atmosphere is both refined and relaxed.
Rates: in the “online special,” a single room is $128 per night, a double room $137.
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Famous at least in part because its owners are Bono and The Edge, the Clarence is hip hotel along the banks of the Liffey. It also has an excellect cocktail bar, The Octagon.
Rates: On Valentine’s night a king room is $193.
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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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