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is quite compact, so most hotels are within walking distance of the city
centre. You can find cheaper accommodation further away, but you'll likely
spend more money on transportation than you'd save.
Hotels are rated on a five-star-scale so that visitors may easily distinguish
between the various kinds of accommodation. There are many types, each with
their distinct characteristics. Hotels all comply with the same regulations as
to their physical requirements and services they provide. Hotels can be
operated out of everything from stately country houses to castles, but all
hotels have a bar. Guesthouses can be five-bedroom family houses to Victorian
residences to large, modern premises; they offer an informal atmosphere and
personal attention. Country homes can be modern bungalows or traditional Irish
homes, all with modern amenities. Town houses often run bed & breakfasts,
offering a personal, homely atmosphere.
Traditional hotels are those iconic, old-world, neo-classical buildings with
lavish foyers and the like. A few of Dublin's traditional hotels have been
serving guests for more than 150 years – some have even seen gunfighting and
political machinations in their halls. Others are newer, based out of
converted churches and banks. If you have to get a room in a hotel, you might
as well be able to say you stayed in a castle. Traditional hotels tend to be
more expensive, though you can find a few fit for a modest budget. If this is
the type of hotel you want, Dublin will surely have a fitting choice.
Boutique hotels are in vogue these days – usually intimate, tasteful, and
well-equipped to serve their guests. They're aimed at young professionals
looking for something better and willing to pay for it. The stylish boutique
hotels are often the choice of visiting celebrities and some are quite
well-known among the moneyed set. Offering styles from minimalist to Eastern
luxury to distinctly Irish, Dublin has a boutique hotel for every taste.
Many hotels have conference space available for large groups. These need to be
reserved in advance, but hotels will work with organisers to make sure the
event proceeds as planned, taking into account numbers, special equipment
needed, meals served, and all the other details involved.
If you're heading to Dublin for a stag or hen weekend, make sure to check the
hotel's policies. Only a few hotels are equipped for such groups and some have
"no stag" rules that allow them to evict parties if they didn't inform the
hotel when booking.
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