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The Westin Dublin Hotel

by Katie Skrzek

Oct 7, 2014

Samuel Beckett Bridge and the Dublin Convention Center © D_Light | iStock


My arrival to reception at The Westin Dublin Hotel was a bit hectic. Two lines were open and guests checking in, including myself, weren’t sure where to stand. Four guests who arrived after me were able to sneak in line and check-in before me. I was on a tight schedule, so I was slightly annoyed. Once checked in, I left my luggage with the concierge to bring to my room and left for my appointment.


The hotel is in the heart of the city, near the popular Temple Bar area and Trinity College. Housed in an old bank, the property features a bar, called Mint Bar, in what used to be the old vault. There are plenty of shopping and dining options close by, both touristy and popular with locals. I had dinner at a nearby restaurant, then walked the short trip back to the Westin.


My room had two twin beds fitted with the hotel’s signature Heavenly bed, so it was comfortable. My second-floor room overlooked Temple Bar. I was worried it would be noisy and I was pleasantly surprised when it wasn’t. I slept peacefully.


In the morning, I ventured to the Exchange Restaurant for breakfast. Instead of ordering a full Irish breakfast from the menu, I opted for the lighter buffet options of fresh fruit, yogurt, smoked fish and a croissant. Breakfast is one of my favorite parts of any hotel stay and the Westin didn’t disappoint.


Though my stay was brief, I enjoyed the time I spent at the Westin and would recommend the hotel to anyone visiting Dublin.


The Westin Dublin Hotel

Westmoreland Street

Dublin 2


+353 (0)1 645 1000



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