As one of the choices of date we were given for our stay fell on myself and my boyfriend's anniversary, Sinéad was nice enough to let us take advantage of that, and I was really grateful because truthfully we wouldn't have been able to afford something like this otherwise. It was a lovely treat - we had a complimentary overnight stay along with dinner and breakfast, and paid for drinks ourselves.
I won't bore you all with every minor detail, but suffice to say we had a lovely time - it was a welcome break and everything about the hotel was great, from start to finish. The food was excellent and the hotel bar had a lovely subdued atmosphere. I'd totally recommend this hotel if you're looking for somewhere nice to stay in Dublin - the location is ideal as you're not in a noisy part of the city and the canal, which the hotel faces onto, is beautiful. I actually have funny memories of that canal as I used to work beside it - I hated my job and spent many lunch breaks walking down the canal bank feeling very sorry for myself! Anyhow, I digress.
|Some of my favourite places on Grafton St, two Luas stops away from the hotel: Brown Thomas // The Body Shop // BT2 // Gino's Gelato|
|The Hilton // Barge on the Grand Canal // Bed // Nice touches!|
Charlemont Place is also only a few Luas stops away from Dundrum town centre, so basically an optimal place to for any shopaholic to stay! Sadly I didn't make it out there the next day, but I did hit up Make Up For Ever on my way home and made a cheeky purchase which I'll be showing you this week. So that's it really - if you like the look of this hotel and want to enter to win a £100 Hilton voucher, just fill in the widget at the end of this post!
|Yummy Cheesecake // D & I // Vino // Delish breakfast|