I'd like to book a surprise trip for myself and my boyfriend to Dublin but I know nothing about the City. Can anyone recommend a hotel, please? I've been told to stay as close to Temple Bar as possible - is this where the night-life is? Basically I can't afford anything too expensive but am willing to pay enough not to end up somewhere run down! We only want to stay a couple of nights so the expense isn't the major issue, I just want to pick somewhere nice that is close to the shops, bars and restaurants.