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The exterior of this hotel is nothing to write home about—it’s a nondescript 1980s building a few blocks from St Patrick’s Cathedral, surrounded by bland office buildings. But don’t let appearances fool you. Inside, it’s all about convenience and comfort. There’s a sophisticated restaurant, V’nV, and three bars—ranging from a glitzy cocktail bar (the O Bar) to a quiet lounge (the Vintage Room), perfect for after-dinner conversation. Bedrooms are spacious and modern, with new, comfortable beds and large bathrooms equipped with baths and separate walk-in showers. Soundproofing is excellent throughout. Service is friendly and helpful across the board. All the technology is modern, and the Wi-Fi is fast. Here, you’re an 8-minute walk from Dublin Castle and the Old City, and 12 minutes’ stroll from Temple Bar. Guests have free access to the nearby Iveagh Club gym and swimming pool. All in all, if you’re looking for a central, reliable option, this is the place. It's nothing flashy, but absolutely everything you need.