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This charming guesthouse in Ballsbridge has won legions of fans over the last few years. And rightly so—it’s a smoothly run, great value-for-the-money operation, situated on a quiet Victorian street. Depending on your point of view, the most obvious landmark you can see is either a hideous blot or a great day out—the Aviva Stadium, one of Ireland’s major sports grounds, literally a block away. Inside the hotel, the vibe is decidedly old-school, with a subtle contemporary flourish. Simple guest rooms are tastefully decorated in earthy oatmeal or cream with brocade-pattern bedspreads. There are tiny televisions and decent bathrooms. The lounge is a pleasant space with an honesty bar; musically inclined guests are even free to tickle the piano ivories. Breakfasts here are legendary, with good-size portions and plentiful hot and cold options, and afternoon tea is served. The neighborhood is quiet enough to make you feel tucked away from the crowds, but with good transport links to central Dublin.