Dylan Hotel Dublin
On a peaceful cul-de-sac on the edge of the swanky Ballsbridge area, The Dylan is a design-focused boutique hotel, set in a charming old building. Inside, the interiors are anything but quiet—the lobby is a cacophony of color, with flocked wallpaper, elaborate gilt mirrors and oversized velvet armchairs. The bedrooms are a little more subdued, and all have individual touches—you might find a sunken, red-leather bed or an extravagantly carved wooden bedframe. The sceney first-floor bar is the place to be after dark, especially in summer, when the party spills out onto a spacious terrace.