Yes, it's a chain hotel, and big with business travellers; but don't be put off. This is an excellent hotel: great looking, well run, fabulous location, decent prices and lots of extras. The guest rooms are spacious with sweeping views of the River Liffey; they're done in soothing neutral colours, all cream and taupe; they feature Egyptian cotton duvets, large TVs, free broadband and even video-game consoles. The laid-back atmosphere in the stylish bar and restaurant is more relaxing than intimidating; those after something more energetic can try out the fully-equipped gym or the truly gorgeous heated indoor pool. As chain hotels go, it doesn't get much better than this.