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Let’s talk about Dublin and some tips for you to plan the best trip through the city. Stay tuned and discover our Dublin travel guide with some of the best places to visit, best hotels to stay and the most delicious restaurants for you to try!
Where to stay…
The unrivaled location and luxury of The Westbury in Dublin, a member of Leading Hotels of the World, blends city living with an oasis of comfort and calm. From the moment guests ascend the hotel’s central staircase to be introduced at check-in, there is a sense of being welcomed into a home from home. The perfect place to have the best experience in the city
The Morrison, a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Meeting the standards of the Duble Tree Hotels by Hilton, The Morrison is one of the hotels of the group and is an excellent choice to have a luxury and ultimate experience in Dublin. The boutique hotel is conveniently located on Lower Ormond Quay in the heart of Dublin’s city center, overlooking the River Liffey. Walk to famous landmarks such as Trinity College, Temple Bar, Guinness Storehouse, Phoenix Park and Jameson Distillery from the hotel
Where to eat…
The Winding Stair
The Winding Stair Bookshop & Café became a famous Dublin landmark in the 70s and 80s. The food is good, old-fashioned home cooking, with produce sourced from artisans within the island. The beer list focuses on local and international microbreweries with an emphasis on good, food-matched beers and ales. If you’re looking for something local and traditional, this will be a great option.
Chapter One is a Michelin Star restaurant, perfect for the all the food lovers. Located in a basement, deep in the Northside of the city, the place was refurbished by Irish and international craftspeople, transforming part of what was the former home of George Jameson, the whiskey maker, into a uniquely Irish dining space. What you see on a plate in Chapter One is an expression of many artisans, many landscapes, and much hardworking talent.
What to visit…
If there is something that you cannot miss in this city is the Guinness Storehouse, considered the city main attractions! Located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery and home to the black stuff since 1759, this massive seven-storey building, a former Guinness fermentation plant, has been remodeled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness. The highlight of this place is the Gravity Bar where you receive a complimentary pint of Guinness and a chance to relax and enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree views of Dublin City.
If you like nature and gardens, this one is for you! National Botanic Gardens are composed by 19.5 hectares on the south bank of the Tolka River, contain many attractive features like an arboretum, sensory garden, rock garden and burren area, large pond, extensive herbaceous borders, and an annual display of decorative plants including a rare example of Victorian carpet bedding.
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