This grande dame of Dublin's hotel scene is back following a major revamp and change in ownership to the Great Southern Hotel Group. All you need to know, however, is that the city centre's largest hotel is close to Grafton Street, Stephen's Green and all major sights and transport networks - sightseeing and airport buses stop on its doorstep. Hundreds of bedrooms range in status from suites to executive rooms, and the executive floor has fantastic views of the city and Dublin Mountains. The extensive conference facilities are a big hit with business types who also enjoy a tipple or two at the new Bellini bar. Locals love this hotel, too, and the public areas are usually filled with lots of chatter. Definitely worth a visit.