Dublin Can Be Heaven: Five Romantic Places to Stay

“Dublin can be heaven with coffee at eleven and a stroll down Grafton Street,” sang Noel Purcell. The Dublin Saunter was written by Leo Maguire and the song captures perfectly a day in Dublin, and the romance of it all. So, this Valentine’s Season consider taking that stroll with someone you love, and stay in some of travel2ireland’s romantic choices for accommodation in Dublin city. 

Dublin Can Be Heaven: Five Romantic Places to Stay

Iveagh Garden Hotel 

Where better to start your stroll around Dublin than from the Georgian streetscape of Harcourt, across St. Stephen’s Green and into Grafton Street. The Iveagh Garden hotel is a relatively new property in Dublin. You may enter through a classic Georgian entrance but inside it is a modern luxury hotel. Guests that are ‘green aware’ will like that this hotel has the lowest carbon footprint of any hotel in Ireland. The hotel produces its own power from tapping an underground thermal spring. See here

The Dylan 

This boutique five-star property is full of urban chic, in a lovely quiet location off Upper Baggot Street. The stylish staff are always happy to help. On sunny days the front of the hotel is lovely for lunch, and the heated outdoor terrace is perfect for cocktails from dusk. Food in the restaurant is delicious. Cool and luxurious best describes this gem. See here

The Wilder 

Not your usual hotel, the Wilder is more like a boutique townhouse in a classy area of the city. Yet it is steps to the heaving nightlife and dozens of restaurants on Harcourt and Camden Street. The Victorian building has been sensitively renovated, and retains many period features, it is also only ten minutes from Grafton Street. The location is perfect for romantic walks along the Grand Canal at the end of Harcourt Terrace. See here

Zanzibar Locke 

This new Aparthotel property in Dublin is open just over a year. The location is central, overlooking the River Liffey by the Ha’penny Bridge. The stylish luxury accommodation is ideal for staying more than a night or two with extra facilities, like kitchens and seating areas.  The pared back style of the property is flooded with light and the rooms and suites have lots of space to loll about and just relax. Zanzibar Locke is more than a hotel, it is also has workspace, a gym, café, cocktail bar and more. See here.

 

Number 31 

This dote of a property is tucked down a lane off Upper Leeson Street and was originally renovated by Ireland’s renowned architect Sam Stephenson. It is a mews and a tall Georgian house with the secret garden as a leafy space between. This bolthole has won dozens of awards and is famous for its breakfast. They make a special homemade brown bread every morning. See here.

Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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