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Me and my boyfriend spent three days at the Dylan Hotel in January. The hotel is approx 15 min stroll from the main shopping area around Grafton Street. Even in freezing cold January the walk was quite pleasant. The hotel is located on at the far end of a mainly residential side street overlooking what appears to be a small park. Many people including the taxi drivers did not know of it's existance, but when they see it everyone is very impressed. We arrived early evening and were met at our taxi by a smartly dressed attendant who escorted us along with our luggage to the hotel reception. We were greeted by name and showed to our room by a very polite young lady who continued to brief us about all the gadgets within the room. The gadgets included an ipod and Bose docking station, plasma tv and bang & olufsen phone - very smart!!! Plush robes and slippers were also provided. We got our room at a special internet rate and although it was beautifully decorated and V stylish it was a little on the small side and did not have a bath (although did have a shower for two!) considering we still paid a pretty hefty price. Nevertheless I can't grumble as we were only there for a couple of days so it was more than adequate, and had we wanted a larger and perhaps more elaborate room we could have booked one (and paid the extra for it), I would definateley recommend doing this if it is a special occassion as I saw inside a couple of the more expensive rooms and they were fantasic. On that note it was my boyfriends birthday that weekend and the hotel welcomed us to our room with some rather scrumptious choccie cake. We ordered room service a couple of times, again very expensive, but so fab...what a choice, even for those on a bit of a health kick, egg white only scrambled eggs, fresh fruit smoothies with ginseng etc etc! The mini bar was just as elaborate and even included a naughty 'night in' kit. Every night they offered a turn down service, whereby they put out robes and slippers, got the bed ready and left mineral water and choccies. They have though of everything at this hotel. In your room you have a professional hairdryer, umbrella and if you have forgotten your hair straighteners you just need to call front desk and they will have some sent up straight away. You can even hire a mobile phone, laptop, organise an babysitter or spa treatment in your room. I actually forgot my toothpaste, a quick call and within two mins they sent a tube to my room FOC. Every time a member of the staff saw us they greeted us by name and made us feel like VIP's. The hotel decor is very funky I loved it. The bar is busy with 'it' people on the weekend and I was surprised to see that the restaurant (food looked fab by the way) was also busy even though in my opinion it was expensive. Could not find fault, perfect boutique hotel...made us feel like celebrities!