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In the leafy Ballsbridge neighborhood of Dublin, 10 minutes from city center
The Herbert Park Hotel has a quiet, serene location overlooking lovely Herbert Park in the neighborhood of Ballsbridge. Though few of Dublin's major attractions are within easy walking distance, the hotel is an eight-minute walk from the Lansdowne Road train station that connects to the city center. Many buses pick up and drop off at this point as well and in a taxi, most of Dublin's sights are within a 10 to 15 minute ride. The Ballsbridge neighborhood is home to many restaurants and pubs that locals frequent, for visitors that are looking for an authentic Dublin experience.
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. And then the recession came, and made the city 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 the high point for many tourists.
The Herbert Park Hotel is a comfortable, quiet pick in the Ballsbridge neighborhood of Dublin. Named after the park that it overlooks -- an excellent spot for jogging or picnics -- this hotel offers 153 simple, stylish rooms. Though some rooms have tube TVs, all have minibars, fluffy duvets, and writing desks. Additional hotel highlights include a bright breakfast room, small fitness room, and spacious lobby bar with plenty of lounge seating. The hotel also has underground parking and serves great food utilizing produce from local suppliers. Though the location is not completely central, this neighborhood is full of local restaurants, pubs, and shops. Central Dublin is a 10-minute taxi ride away.