Fiona Byrne

The Dean

with Fiona Byrne byrnenotice.com
  • Where:Dublin

  • Why:Home for Christmas.

  • When:December 2015

  • Who:Me

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Highs & Lows

  • The vibe is very chill and welcoming. It doesn’t feel too cool for school, thank gawd. Thirstiness is so whack.

  • The mini bar is stocked with so many Irish favorites. Do yourself a favor and try it all. Also: it’s affordable.

  • Amazing service. Friendly and on it. Super high-standard with an international feel.

  • The noise. Some guests may have an issue with the noise from the next door bar patios but TBH the windows are really good for soundproofing and they have Howard Leight earplugs in every room which are the Rolls Royce of earplugs.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury boutique hotel

  • Vibe

    Creative professionals. For twenty and thirty-somethings who enjoy a decent cocktail and pleasing surroundings. Hipsters and regular folk too.

  • Location

    Totally central and a one-minute walk to St. Stephen’s Green.

  • Rooms

    51

  • Music

    Yes, there was music! Just background though. Don’t remember much of it.

  • Year Opened

    2014

  • Designed By

    O’Donnell O’Neill

  • Pool/Gym

    Nope

  • Restaurant

    Sophie’s on the roof does dinner, drinks, coffee, whatever. The breakfast is insane. Do yourself a favor and have a full Irish.

  • Bar

    You can have a drink in the chill lobby or on the roof.

  • Minibar

    Filled with Irish classics like Milky Mints and Teacakes and some new amazingness such as Brodericks cake bars. Also, the mini bar is incredibly reasonably priced. No $8 bottles of water here, thank you very much.

  • Wifi

    Yes and it's free!

  • Children

    Fine during the day.

  • Price

    Really reasonable – rooms start at $129 or so.

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Irish Design Shop, 41 Drury St, Dublin 2, Ireland

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The Dean

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Davey Davey, 23 Drury St, Dublin, Ireland

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The Dean

The Dean, 33 Harcourt St, Dublin

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