Standards are always high at The Doyle Collection, and never more so than at The Westbury, a Dublin landmark. Like its three London sisters, The Kensington, The Bloomsbury and The Marylebone, it marries sleek design with intuitive staff and luxuriously comfortable rooms and suites. Its unrivalled location, overlooking Grafton Street, means a galaxy of consumer delights on the doorstep. After a long day exploring the city your room will seem like the answer to a prayer – enveloping and soothing in shades of taupe, with custom-woven Irish wool carpets, mohair-covered chairs and underfloor-heated marble bathrooms. For dining there’s Balfes, a contemporary cross between a New York eatery and Parisian brasserie, where the dishes match the edgy decor, or haute cuisine at the sophisticated Wilde. Don’t miss afternoon tea on The Gallery, home to one of Ireland’s leading private art collections, including works by Norah McGuinness, Barrie Cooke, John Lavery, Patrick Scott and Louis le Brocquy. The Sidecar, meanwhile, is a stylish modern take on a classic 1930s cocktail bar.

Doubles from €395 (circa £360)

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