Rooms with a view and the best bars in town
From luxury spas to funky penthouse rooms with views over the River Liffey Dublin has oodles of chic boutique hotels. One of the stand out features of an enjoyable hotel stay is the atmosphere of the hotel bar. With that in mind the Dublin Visitor Centre Team bring you our top 3 boutique hotel bars in Dublin.
The Dean is the newest edition to Dublin’s ever expanding boutique hotel scene. The gorgeously converted Georgian houses on Harcourt Street, are now known as The Dean, a boutique hotel situated on one of the most beautiful Georgian roads in Dublin. This hotel has not one but two outstanding bars. The Lobby Bar which makes a bold statement as you arrive into the hotel! This shade of cool continues in Sophie’s rooftop bar, which offers 360 degrees of Dublin, unbelievable cocktails and enough craft beers to make your head spin. Popular with locals and the new place to be seen in Dublin! The hotel’s unique room décor gives a nod to times past with vintage style fixtures and fittings including Smeg fridges and….. record players.
The Central Hotel’s Library Bar combines classic décor with a twist of modern vogue. Located just a two minute walk from the Grafton Street Shopping District, the Central Hotel is a destination in itself. Winner of the Hotel Bar award 2012, the Library Bar’s Edwardian décor, its leather couches and fashionable cocktails (accompanied by…..no music) make it is a popular destination for hip Dubliner’s looking to catch up for a banter. Savour a quiet pint of Guinness or your post-dinner coffee in one of Dublin’s best kept secrets. Away from the tourist trail, but in the heart of everything the Central Hotel is a wise choice (for atmosphere and value for money) for a weekend or midweek city break.
Less boutique hotel, more 5 star palatial, The Merrion Hotel features a number of top class facilities including a stylish garden room, the 2 Michelin starred Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud and the popular Cellar Bar & Restaurant. The Cellar, located in the Georgian wine vaults of the hotel, has a relaxed ambiance and an all-day gastro-pub menu. Known for its extensive wine collection, the Cellar is the perfect city centre chill out spot for lunch or an early bird meal. Enjoy perfectly mixed cocktails in the luxurious surrounds of this modern and sophisticated hotel located in an historic listed building. If the walls could speak….