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Basically conceived with well-heeled shopaholics in mind, this top-end hotel on busy Grafton Street is a luxurious and stylish retreat. The lobby is vast and grand, with sofas designed to keep your posture perfect as you gossip. Bedrooms are huge and modern, with subtle floral wallpaper, handmade furniture, and soothing beige and cream tones. Beds are comfortable (although with so much space to spare, they could be bigger), and a few are modern-style fourposters. Wilde, the excellent Modern Irish restaurant, is a beautiful space overlooking Grafton Street; it also serves an excellent afternoon tea. Check the website for some enticing package deals, including dinner-bed-and-breakfast and theater options.