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In the upscale Ballsbridge neighborhood, less than a 10-minute drive to the city center
Bewley's is located in the upscale residential neighborhood of Ballsbridge. Though its quiet streets are mostly lined by homes, the neighborhood is also home to several hotels, restaurants, and embassies -- including the U.S. embassy. The Grand Canal runs through Ballsbridge and there are some nice spots for a coffee along its banks. Bewley's is located near the RDS Arena and offers easy access to the DART train for quick transportation into central Dublin.
The Bewley's Hotel is housed in a striking, 19th-century building that was once a school and is surrounded by attractive grounds. It is beautiful and grand from the outside, and makes a great first impression with a big, modern lobby full of cozy seating. However, rooms aren't quite as modern. While they are clean and spacious, decor is generic and some have old tube TVs. All rooms have electric kettles, and suites offer contemporary decor and updated bathrooms. Hotel amenities include a large restaurant and bar with a sunny patio for the summer months. Bewley's is a good value pick located in the safe, upscale neighborhood of Ballsbridge, a 10-minute drive from the city center. The DART train is close by for easy transportation to centrally located sights.