Accommodation in Dublin will leave you spoilt for choice. There are a vast amount of centrally-located Dublin hotels on both sides of the river Liffey (which splits the city into two), ranging from the budget to luxurious.
The Temple Bar area, on the south bank of the river and once a decaying part of the city, has now become a thriving commercial and cultural centre. However, it also attracts large numbers of young, noisy groups on stag parties. If that doesn't put you off, an excellent riverside choice in Temple Bar would be the 5-star Clarence, owned by Irish rock band U2, which houses the renowned Tea Room restaurant and the stylish Octagon bar. A good budget option in the area would be the 3-star Temple Bar Hotel on Fleet Street.
The Grafton Street area and the surrounding districts of St. Stephen's Green and Merrion Square are home to a fine architectural heritage and some of the most upmarket commercial properties in Dublin. In keeping with the affluent nature of the area, the accommodation options here are generally high-end.
For those looking for something a little more contemporary, newer establishments can be found overlooking the elegant St. Stephen’s Green. These areas are a short walk from some of the city's most timeless attractions, including the National Gallery, the National Museum, Trinity College and Dublin Castle.
North of the Liffey, Dublin still suffers from a downmarket – and even dangerous – reputation. However, a whole host of property developments means that the area is more accessible and tourist-friendly than in previous years. The Smithfield area north of the quays has also undergone major gentrification.
The embassy district around Ballsbridge and Lansdowne Road is about 2km east of the city centre, but has excellent transport connections and some of the most exclusive hotels in Dublin.
Read more in our Dublin Guide.
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