Good Hotel Guide Review
In the city’s Georgian quarter, a grand terrace town house overlooking the People’s Park is owned and run by Patricia Roberts as a chic hotel with a spa ‘in the vaults’. Until 2003 it was a youth hostel – out went 65 bunk beds, in came chandeliers! The reception is round the corner, with 15 snug, contemporary ‘club rooms’ and a top-floor suite. The spacious, elegant town house bedrooms enjoy views of park or kitchen garden and terrace, a handmade brass and gilt bed. All have a bathroom with roll-top tubs, separate monsoon shower and VOYA toiletries. A reader was greeted by ‘porters in smart Irish tweed waistcoats’ and shown to ‘very roomy’ Vanderkiste. Tea and home-made biscuits ‘were brought up to the room promptly’. In the first-floor restaurant, ‘a very pleasant environment from which to watch the world go by’, ‘excellent’ dishes include slow-cooked beef cheek, bourguignon, colcannon, parsnip crisps. On the ground floor, an all-day menu offers fish and chips, cheese and charcuterie plates. The orange juice at breakfast is freshly squeezed, the porridge organic, the eggs are free-range, the kippers served with rocket, mustard and lemon. (DB)
1 Pery Square
00 353 61 402402
20. 3 suitable for disabled.
all year except 24–27 Dec.
lift, lounge, drawing room, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, small kitchen garden, terrace, basement spa, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
in restaurant and lounge.
all ages welcomed.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single from €135, double from €195. Set dinner (Sash restaurant €49. À la carte (Long Room) €49, 2/3 courses from €33.
Two Night "Dine & Unwind" Escape Special Offer
Stay two nights with breakfast each morning club style; Two course a la carte dinner in our Long Room on one evening of your choice; late bar @ No.1, 35 euro spa voucher per person towards a treatment of your choice. From €179.00 per person Midweek Stay & 249.00 Per Person Weekend Stay. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.