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The Perfect Hotel - Dublin?

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The Perfect Hotel - Dublin?

Hello All,

As most people here, I am looking for "The Perfect Hotel" in Dublin for me and my wife. It is a "no kids" weekend so I would like to book something really nice for us. Here are some criteria - Preferabley not a chain hotel, 4 star if possible, close to the town center and/or restaurant and pub scene, lots of charm with local flair, cost not an issue. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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1. Re: The Perfect Hotel - Dublin?

Hi thertzler1

Your perfect and mine may be different, added to that as a local I haven't actually stayed in any of these...but just thinking of a break away with no kids and the following hotels would appeal to me :-)

The Merrion

The Westbury

The Shelbourne

The Fitzwilliam

All of which are actually 5 star, but you did say price not a factor and you may be able to pick up a good deal depending on when you are travelling.

Brooks Hotel also tends to get favourable mentions on this forum and if you have been following another thread, The Gibson which would be a tram or taxi ride away from the centre, also seems good.


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2. Re: The Perfect Hotel - Dublin?

I've stayed at the Westbury - fine hotel, great central location.

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The Shelbourne

The Clarence Hotel

The Westbury

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The Shelbourne. No contest!

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5. Re: The Perfect Hotel - Dublin?

I agree. If it was me and money was not an issue, I would opt for the Shelbourne.

It fits all of your criteria, except that it's a 5 star(which is a bonus really:-))

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6. Re: The Perfect Hotel - Dublin?

IMO, the Shelbourne is not in the same league as The Merrion. This is also reflected in the Dublin Hotel Rankings on Tripadvisor. IME, it is rare for hotels at the upper end of the market to feature as "numero uno" choices amongst hotel-goers. Whereas the Merrion, although it is pricier than many Dublin hotels, is ranked by hundreds of Tripadvisor reviewers as the number one hotel in Dublin. The Shelbourne, on the other hands, is ranked in a much lower place in the Tripadvisor rankings. Although the rankings are by no means conclusive, they at least provide a pointer as regards the respective merits of both the Shelbourne and the Merrion.

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