This is the only Irish outpost of Malmaison, a British mini-chain that specializes in turning unusual historic buildings into hip boutique hotels. This one used to be a seed warehouse, of all things. It’s a gorgeous four-story building, with weathered stone walls and tall arched windows. Inside, they’ve done beautiful things with the soaring space, using a chic, playful design that retains some original industrial touches. Carpets are dark-hued, and walls are painted in deep matte colors of grey and dark blue, with exposed steel girders here and there. Bedrooms are large, very quiet, and comfortable, with neutral colors, low lighting, huge beds, and modern bathrooms—most have separate baths and showers. Breakfasts are large and varied. Chez Mal is the good in-house brasserie restaurant (dinner-bed-and-breakfast packages are available), and the bar is lively.