Dublin’s hippest hotel, The Dean is an urban sanctuary for creative types. With its industrial chic style and James Earley-curated modern art collection, locals outnumber residents in its rooftop restaurant and late-night bar. Rooms range from ‘punk bunks’, to suites where all-back-to-mine parties are welcomed – as demonstrated by the fully-stocked Smeg fridge and Marshall speakers. The helpful features of The Dean go on forever, but it’s the funky, friendly atmosphere that gives its lasting impression.
Where is it? Harcourt Street, right in Dublin’s city centre. The Guinness Storehouse is about a mile away, and you’re a ten-minute wander from St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Which room? The James and the Dylan Suites are colourful and glorious, with awesome free-standing baths. But if it’s just the two of you? Even the small double will do just fine.
Time Out tip: Rooms on the road can be a bit noisy as there are clubs nearby, so if you’re a particularly light sleeper, mention that when you book (staff here are super helpful).