A €13-million refit has transformed this standard business hotel into an exceptional five-star property. The style is contemporary chic – marble bathrooms, wonderfully comfortable beds and a clutter-free aesthetic that doesn't skimp on mod cons (bedside docking stations for iPhones, USB sockets and HD flat-screen TVs) – and it works. The Coburg Brasserie is exceptional.
The Conrad's one/three/five 'Stay Inspired' concept – where guests can avail of tailored one-, three- and five-hour itineraries based on their interests – is a tad overambitious: it would be miraculous to reach Powerscourt in Wicklow in the 20 minutes allotted in the five-hour itinerary, but the recommendation of Catch 22 in the three-hour itinerary is spot-on.
This 5-star luxury hotel is in Dublin city centre, opposite the National Concert Hall, 600 metres from the shops of Grafton Street. It has air-conditioned rooms and a stylish restaurant. The bright and spacious rooms are decorated with sleek wooden floors, oak panels and bespoke Irish artwork. Guests will also benefit from a Nespresso coffee machine. The Coburg Restaurant is an all-day brasserie featuring seafood bouillabaisse, roaring water bay rope mussels, Coburg club sandwich and the crab cocktail. Enjoy cocktails and afternoon tea in Lemuel's lounge bar or for a craft beer experience visit Alfie Byrne's by Galway Bay Brewery which boasts an outdoor terrace. The Conrad Dublin also has 24-hour room service, a fitness centre with gym and a business centre offering secretarial services. St. Stephens Green is 200 metres away and Trinity College is less than a mile (1.6 km) from the Conrad.