The Royal Dublin Hotel
One of the best known hotels on Dublin's O'Connell Street is the Royal Dublin Hotel. The original part of the hotel is housed in one of the oldest Georgian building on the street dating back to 1752.
This traditional style hotel has 120 guestrooms, a large bar with a bar menu and a restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast and mouth watering meals during your stay.
The Royal Dublin Hotel is at the very heart of Dublin city centre so you're within easy walking distance of many top attractions like Trinity College and Dublin Castle, Henry and Grafton Street for shopping and Temple Bar for nightlife.
Looking for a cosy home from home when in Dublin city? Then check yourself into Cassidy's Hotel - a friendly family owned and operated hotel situated on Cavendish Row on Upper O'Connell Street.
This little gem in the heart of the city offers 88 comfortable guestrooms, a restaurant which serves the best of Irish cuisine and a welcoming bar where you can enjoy a bite of lunch, dinner or simply relax with a drink.
Cassidy's is located opposite the Gate Theatre and within a few steps of the Dublin Writers Museum, the Hugh Lane Gallery and the Garden of Remembrance. It's also within walking distance of Croke Park, Henry Street, Grafton Street and Temple Bar.
Comfort Inn Parnell Square
The Comfort Inn Parnell Square is located just off O'Connell Street on Parnell Square - Dublin's oldest city square.
The Comfort Inn has 96 guestrooms which are well equipped for your stay. The hotel is also home to the popular Belevedere Bar which is a bit hit with guests and locals alike. There is also a bistro, complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby and a chargeable car park nearby.
The Comfort Inn Parnell Square is located just a few steps from The Gate Theatre, the Irish Writer's Museum, the Hugh Lane Gallery, The Ambassador Theatre and the James Joyce Centre.
The Castle Hotel Dublin
Operating as a hotel since 1809, the Castle Hotel is renowned as one of the oldest hotels in Dublin. Its charming and elegant interior still retains many of it characteristics from times gone by including open fires, chandeliers, antiques and original plasterwork.
The boutique style hotel is cosy and intimate with 38 guestrooms - each one individually decorated and equipped with internet, direct dial phone and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also has a resident's bar, a breakfast room and a 24 hour reception.
When you stay at the Castle Hotel you're within a short stroll of attractions like the Abbey Theatre, the Gate Theatre, the Hugh Lane Art Gallery, the Dublin Writer's Museum and the James Joyce Cultural Centre. It's also within walking distance of Croke Park, Henry Street, Temple Bar and Grafton Street.
The Aston Hotel
The Aston Hotel has a superb location on Aston Quay overlooking the River Liffey. The hotel's situated right next to O'Connell Bridge, which leads on to O'Connell Street, and it's also within a stone's throw of Temple Bar.
The Aston has 27 ensuite guestrooms, some with a view of the River Liffey. Guests can enjoy a drink in the resident's bar or a continental or full Irish breakfast in the restaurant. Parking is available at a nearby chargeable multi storey car park.
If you really want to be in the heart of all the action then you couldn't be better placed than the Aston Hotel. It's within walking distance of top attractions like Dublin Castle, Trinity College and the Natural History Museum and it's also within easy reach of Grafton Street, Henry Street and Temple Bar.
These 3 star Dublin hotels are the ideal option if you're in the capital for some shopping and there also well placed for sightseeing and nightlife, so you can really get the most out of your stay in Dublin.
Mairead Foley writes for the Ireland travel and accommodation website http://www.GoIreland.com
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