Once British Empire’s second city, Dublin is renowned all over the world for its picturesque parks and elegant Georgian architecture. Dubbed as a UNESCO City of Literature, the capital of Ireland has given the world literary geniuses like Shaw, Joyce, Yeats, Wilde, and Beckett. You can also say that the beauty of this city inspired these writers to create spectacular pieces of literature. In fact, James Joyce chose this city as the setting for a few of his works including Dubliners and Ulysses because it is a ‘center of paralysis’ where nothing ever changes.
Dublin is regarded as one of Europe’s most lovely and popular travel destinations. When you are in this city, you will be entertained irrespective of whether you are in old or new Dublin. There are a lot of attractions to see in this city despite its intimate size, but there are a few of them that must not be missed during your trip to this historic city. Some of these are St. Stephen’s Green Park, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, Newgrange, James Joyce Cultural Center, and National Museum of Ireland. If you want to indulge in some shopping, do not forget to go to Grafton Street, which is filled with diverse range of jewelers, boutiques, and department stores.
The summer season is the best time to visit this Irish capital, especially the week around St. Patrick’s Day, because this is when there are numerous parades, parties throughout the night, as well as cultural happenings. You can also choose to visit in December because Christmas here seems to last for a month. New Year’s bring the recently launched New Year’s Festival Dublin that offers three days of stunning music. No matter when you visit just be prepared for rain because this city gets more than its fair share.
Once you have decided on your Dublin itinerary, the next step is to choose one of the hotels in Dublin. Although this city is famous for its lively pubs and cheerful locals, it is also home to several luxurious hotels. If you want to truly experience Irish grandeur, choose to stay at one of these luxury hotels in Dublin.
One of the best luxury hotels in Dublin, the Merrion offers you spacious rooms, exceptional services, and graceful Georgian décor. Regarded as this city’s most exclusive luxury hotel, it is located in the heart of Georgian Dublin and just minutes away from St. Stephen’s Green, National Gallery and National Museum of Ireland. Contained within four restored Georgian townhouses, there are 142 suites available at this hotel. When you choose to stay at this hotel, enjoy the extensive list of facilities that include a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, and the indoor pool. Do check out the two Michelin star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud and the Cellar Bar during your stay here.
If you want to stay at one of the most stylish hotels in Dublin, book the Fitzwilliam Hotel. The entire décor of this hotel is a unique combination of the contemporary and the classical. Rooms at this hotel are decorated with modern furniture and feature a bold use of color. Most of the rooms have soaking tubs as well as a separate walk-in shower stall, all the rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars, and free Internet access. It will definitely succeed in charming you with its small touches such as nightly chocolates and fluffy duvets. Overlooking St. Stephen’s Green, this hotel boasts a spectacular location in the heart of Dublin. You can choose between three distinct restaurants when it comes to dining options; depending upon whether you feel like eating French, Mediterranean, or Irish, take your pick. So whether you are looking for a stylish retreat or a landmark hotel, choose the Fitzwilliam out of the other hotels in Dublin for a luxurious stay.
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