While this little gem is a bit outside of Dublin's bustling city center, it is well worth the drive. Winner of the 2009 Prix Villegiature Award 'Best Hotel Interior Design in Europe', this hotel marries old world castle and modern amenities in the most unique and beautiful way. The staff was stellar, the Fahrenheit Grill was good for an amazing meal (dessert is a must!) and the ambiance was one of a kind. Definitely one of my favorite places I have ever stayed!