Dublin, the birthplace of Gothic horror novelist Bram Stoker and the economical capital of Ireland, is filled with fascinating historical and cultural venues, like 11th century Christ Church Cathedral and the National Gallery. There are numerous performing arts theaters, and pub-crawlers will delight in the selection of breweries. Lodgings are available at all budget ranges, so when it comes to hotels, Dublin will accommodate anyone from the thrifty backpacker to the tourist with deep pockets.
The state-of-the-art Dublin Convention Center offers business travelers as many as 18,000 rooms in nearby Dublin hotels. Enjoy easy access to the beautiful 3,000-seat forum theater and numerous meeting rooms and halls for professional gatherings, banquets, and trade shows.
Lovers of authentic Indian and Asian cuisine will be in smorgasbord heaven at hotels in Dublin near Parnell Street near Gardiner and O'Connell Streets.
Sightseers staying in central Dublin accommodations usually head straight for the city's medieval core to Dublin Castle, a former home of the Irish monarchy which is now a museum and convention space where one can admire the Gothic Chapel Royal and browse intriguing exhibits in Chester Beatty Library.
Avid shoppers should establish digs near Grafton Street, a celebrated Dublin shopping avenue boasting luxury department stores like Brown Thomas and the best fashion boutiques and jewelry shops in town.
True to Irish nature, Dubliners love their sports, and guests at hotels in Dublin may enjoy rousing rugby matches by the Shamrock Rovers at Tallaght Stadium.