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From the historic streets and architecture to just enjoying the craic and a pint of the black stuff, Dublin has it covered. Dylan offers guests a stylish and comfortable base to explore Ireland’s fair city.

Style Boudoir-chic Victorian townhouse
Setting Foliage-rich city fringe

Why this week? From October 12, the Irish Museum of Modern Art will be hosting a major exhibition of the work of Eileen Gray, one of the most influential architects and renowned designers of the 20th Century. While you’re there, take advantage of the autumn temptations offer, giving you free valet parking, a bottle of wine when you dine at the restaurant and a full Irish breakfast on each morning of your stay.

Dylan hotel in DublinOur favourite bits: Victorian on the outside and victorious on the inside; a rather austere exterior conceals playfully cool and modern interiors and beds you’ll never want to get out of.

Mr and Mrs Smith say: ‘It’s clear that the staff, nattily turned out in chic black uniforms by trendy Dublin designer Leigh Tucker, take pride in this newly converted building, because as soon as we get there they offer us a personal tour of the ground floor. From the recently re-styled elderberry, amethyst and metallic hued restaurant and patriotically elegant library to the bar, with its myriad candles, super-slick brushed-metal fireplace, handmade pewter counter and huge, comfy chairs, this 19th-century townhouse is a symphony of grand design.’

Read the rest of the anonymous hotel review of the Dylan in Dublin by Scott Manson.

You say: ‘The service was consistently outstanding. All members of staff were extremely helpful, friendly and attentive throughout our stay. The food was excellent and we would recommend that anyone staying in the hotel should indulge themselves with a dinner in the restaurant. The lavish interiors really define luxury; I couldn’t fault any aspect of this hotel and will definitely return here in the future.’ — Heather, BlackSmith, stayed on 28 Mar 2013

Read more entries in Dylan’s guestbook.

Compiled by Andy Miller

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