We went to Dublin in December 2012 for a pre-Christmas weekend get-away. This hotel was magnificent with luxurious, warm, elegant rooms. We spent more time in the hotel than in the city because it was so lovely! Staff were friendly and courteous. Food was scrumptious. Room service was reasonably priced, as was the bar downstairs. It was a pleasant 10-15 minute walk into the city centre. It was nice to stretch our legs in the morning. The LUAS stop is just outside the hotel, we took it once - but the walk is much pleasanter! Excellent hotel!!! And value for money.