The Westbury Hotel
What it is
A beloved 178 room Irish institution, with an enviable art collection.
What it isn't
Actually old, though you could swear Oscar Wilde himself holed up here, given the storied atmosphere.
What we think
Irish hotels are chockablock with charm—it’s part of what makes Ireland Ireland. But few are as endearing as this Balfe Street landmark, thanks to staffers that go above and beyond to welcome you like you’re Saoirse Ronan herself, from the curbside check-in to the 24-hour room service. Start your stay by sinking into a velvet seat overlooking tony Grafton Street and ordering afternoon tea; the champagne trolley will whir you a Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé as you await your three-tiered tray of sandwiches, like Limerick ham and sundried tomato relish on malt harvest bread. It’s an ideal prelude to an afternoon nap in your 270-square-foot (or more!) room; each one fitted with duck down duvets, George Smith furniture and marble-lined bathrooms complete with heated floors.
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The hotel’s art collection is exquisite, with works by Louis le Brocquy and painter Sir John Lavery.
After a debauched night at The Sidecar, the hotel’s award-winning 30’s inspired cocktail boite, where you tipped back more Glendalough Wild Botanical G&T’s than you can even remember, you awake with a pounding head. And then you remember something fabulous: the hotel now has a Juicery on site. Founded by New Yorker Cindy Palusamy, it’s restoration in a glass. This morning, you opt for the the Vine: with celery, cucumber, apples, spinach, lime, mint and avocado, and feel good as new.
Restaurants & Bars
Balfes - All-day dining at Parisian-brasserie-meets-New York-deli
Wilde - Timeless cuisine in stylish surroundings
The Marble Bar - The perfect place to sip champagne
The juicery - Enjoy a wide variety of healthy concoctions
On Dublin’s buzzing Balfe street, you’re in the beating, historic heart of the city. The hotel is just a six minute walk from Trinity College’s iconic library, built in 1592 and home to the Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript from the 9th century. It’s one of the world’s most Instagrammable libraries, natch.