Dream Escape Magazine
WHERE TO STAY
Set in four elegant Georgian townhouses, just off Merrion Square, The Merrion Hotel is the choice of presidents and pop stars. With dazzling Georgian interiors, impeccable service, lavish bedrooms and a sensational Irish art collection, it's a wonderful bolthole after a day's sightseeing. Sink into a deep sofa, enjoy fireside drinks and slink next door for dinner in Guilbaud's. With two Michelin stars, this chic restaurant is celebrating 40 years serving some of the most exquisite food in the country. The Merrion's Garden Room is wonderful for al fresco lunches, and there's a lovely pool and spa. Spoil yourselves by staying in the Main House with its huge bedrooms and original period features, including a fireplace, ornate ceilings and beautiful sash windows.
A landmark hotel for almost 200 years, The Shelbourne Hotel stands proud on St Stephen's Green in the heart of Georgian Dublin. Considered the Grand Dame of Irish hotels, it enjoys one of the loveliest locations in the city.
This fashionable five-star establishment has always found itself at the centre of Dublin's social scene, with great bars and a famous afternoon tea. The impressive Park View rooms offer bird's eye views over leafy St Stephen's Green, giving you one of the best views in the city.
With views towards Grafton Street, The Westbury Hotel puts you at the very heart of Dublin's buzz. Stay in one of their newly upgraded bedrooms, and surrender to the decadent decor that's a heady mix of art deco glamour and modern comforts.
With the chic Sidecar cocktail bar, dazzling Wilde dining room and buzzy Balfe's for lunch, you could happily stay indoors for your whole visit. Afternoon tea is always popular, and don't miss The Westbury's eggs Benedict for breakfast – they really are the best in the city.
Overlooking St Stephen's Green,
The Fitzwilliam Hotel is currently undergoing a stylish refurbishment, floor by floor. The new bedrooms are a dream, offering a nuanced evocation of deco-liner luxe.
Enjoy luxurious window-seat sofas, desks with a view, and beautiful details like reeded glass, brass, walnut and marble. Offering a luxe 1930s vibe that reaches all the way to Glover's Alley
(the hotel's glamorous fine-dining restaurant), this tranquil five-star venue feels intimate, elegant and very stylish.