I’m a sucker for nice hotels. I really am.

It’s the little things that get to me. A newspaper on the door knob in the morning. Clean sheets and fluffy towels. A choice of tea bags. A voluminous robe. There are few things in life that make me more excited.

Last weekend we went to Dublin. We got a good deal at The Westbury, on Grafton Street. It happened to our anniversary weekend, so I told them that when we made a booking. We  got upgraded to a suite.

It was lovely.

Here are some things I liked about The Westbury.

1) On Sunday afternoon, they had a  fellow tinkling the ivories on the grand piano in the lobby.
2) It was right in the middle of the city, so we walked everywhere, all weekend.
3) Next to the large flat screen was a well labelled box for input and output cables; for USB, PC Audio, HDMI and  AVI. Handy. Very handy.
3) At night when we came home there was not only a chocolate on the pillow and slippers laid out next to the bed, but a bottle of water and a glass cued on the bedside table. How did they know that all that Bulmers had made my brain thirsty?

Here are a few other things I liked….

The Westbury Hotel
Grafton Street, Dublin 2
+353 (1) 679 1122