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In residential Donnybrook, a local neighborhood with restaurants, pubs, and cafes
The Hampton Hotel is located in residential Donnybrook, a pretty neighborhood with restaurants, pubs, and cafes. It is also walking distance to beautiful Herbert Park. The city center is a 20-minute walk away and the area is well served by several bus lines, including the airport bus.
Dublin has changed dramatically in the last 15 years. First there was the boom of the Celtic Tiger that brought great development and growth to the city. As a result of this wave of wealth, the city now has a cosmopolitan feel that it never had before. Since the economic bust, restaurants and hotels have generally retained the same quality, but the city is less expensive. Dublin has beautiful gardens, museums, and theaters, but it is the everyday things in the Irish capital -- like sitting in a local pub and having a pint -- that are more exciting here than anywhere else.
The Hampton Hotel is a 24-room boutique in the pretty, residential neighborhood of Donnybrook. The exterior of the building is classic Georgian architecture, but the interior is contemporary. Rooms are spacious with a fun use of color and pattern along with flat-screen TVs, comfortable beds, and electric fireplaces. Big bathrooms are updated and some offer soaking tubs. The bar and bistro serves continental cuisine in a cozy environment, and room service is available. The bistro also offers al fresco dining during the warm months. Another highlight of the hotel is a nightclub, Vanilla, open on weekends. With a quiet location and free Wi-Fi, this hotel is a good pick for guests that don't need to be in the very heart of the city.
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