Luxurious hotel with fantastic staff
I stay in Dublin regularly on business so am familiar with a lot of the 4 and 5 star hotels, but this was my first time staying at The 5 star Conrad Hotel (a Hilton Hotel). From the moment I arrived the porter took my bags, and after a swift check in, I dropped my bags in my fabulous deluxe double room, and I literally stayed put for the next 24 hours! I was attending 2 private events - a meeting followed by a small Christmas party of 30 people. The meal was lovely, and whilst I always tend to keep my reviews as positive as possible, I have never in my life seen such tiny portions of food at any hotel, 5 star or otherwise. Let me also say that I am a person who enjoys quality rather than quantity when it comes to food, but these portions were noticeably tiny. I couldn't take photos as I was with clients but suffice to say, unfortunately, I was actually really hungry after a 4-course meal!
I ate in the hotel twice more after the client lunch - I had dinner that evening in the main restaurant, which was absolutely mouth-watering (I had Venison) and it was worth every cent. Breakfast was also lovely the following morning, with very attentive, friendly, and professional staff.
If you are a tourist, it is a great location, very central, 100M from St Stephens Green where you can feed the ducks, or soak up the atmosphere of Georgian Dublin nearby, or walk another 100M to the main shopping district of Grafton St, and another few minutes walk from one of Dublin's landmark buildings, Trinity College (where you'll find The Book of Kells).
Bottom line: Would I stay here again? Yes, definitely! Fabulous hotel. Great staff, luxurious rooms, and very comfortable beds - it was the best nights sleep I had in years!