The Westbury Hotel and 5 Cool Things to do in Dublin
The Westbury Hotel and 5 cool things to do in Dublin
Where? Dublin, Ireland
Exactly? The Westbury Dublin, one of Ireland’s coolest hotels
When? Summer 2018
Why? I was invited on the ultimate girls trip to Dublin for a reunion get together. My girl squad for this epic Irish adventure consisted of gorgeous fellow bloggers @LornaLuxe, @MajaMalnar and the most fab PR Emma Nachman.
Where We Stayed – The Westbury Dublin
Set in the heart of Dublin’s cool quarter, the Westbury Hotel is one of the cities most stylish destinations. It blurs the lines between tradition meets trendy. It’s main restaurant, 1930’s inspired Wilde is perhaps the cities most revered eatery of the moment, Balfe’s is THE place to brunch, the Sidecar bar delivers the best cocktails in town. Dubliners and tourists alike love afternoon tea at the Westbury, it’s a fine and elegant institution. Well that’s all our meal sorted out! What about the rooms…
Well as you can see from my huge, spacious suite, (pictured above) complete with four poster (divinely-comfy) bed, dressing room area, chaise long, beautiful marble bathroom with rain shower and champagne and strawberries pretty much on tap, the rooms are extremely luxe, to say the least.
A few choice goodies and treats were on stand by to greet me in my room.
Voted one of the best restaurants in Dublin, you can’t help but go Wild over Wild. I can safely say that this is one of my all time favourite hotel restaurants. An eclectic European meets Asian flavoured menu (the head chef is Indian), I know it sounds unusual but the flavours will blow you away. You MUST try the cauliflower and all the sides, they were incredible. It’s a delicious menu which will tantalise your tastebuds. Everything we had was soooo tasty, I literally couldn’t stop eating!
New York style eatery Balfes, on the ground floor is Dublin’s number one brunch spot. I highly recommend the avo on sourdough toast with poached eggs, washed down with a trendy turmeric detox shot. The granola is pretty spectacular too, not something I’ve ever said before! It’s open all day but I highly recommend brunching and lunching.
5 Fun Things to do in Dublin
Visit the Guinness Factory. Well it would be rude to visit Ireland and not try a pint of their number one drink, Guinness. Head to the factory and join the tour, it’s a fun couple of hours with multi sensory displays, tastings and you’ll even get to pull your own pint.
And lunch in the restaurant is pretty good too. Pictured below.
Shopping and Eating with Fab Food Trails
As if you’ve not eaten enough at the hotel, Fab Food Trails can take you on an indulgent journey of Dublins cool boutique shops such as The Westbury arcade’s Paula Rowan gloves, The Perfumeria and Makers’ Dublin, purveyors of fine linens.
Once you’ve shopped you can drop and enjoy all the delicious artisan bakeries, sweet shops and salmon & oyster places that your guide takes you to. You can tailor make the journeys too. Find them on instagram @fabfoodtrails
Have a cocktail from the cocktail trolley at The Sidecar Bar
Featuring Dublin’s only cocktail trolley, where the mixologists rock up to your table to concoct the cocktails of your dreams right in front of you, Sidecar Bar is THE place to see and be seen on Dublin’s nightlife scene.Try the classic Irish pairing, have a Guinness and oysters in the infamous Temple Bar District.
Afternoon tea at the Westbury
From ladies who lunch, graduation groups to high end hens, eating scones and chinking champagne glasses, afternoon tea at the Westbury is a decadent and lavish affair. Indulge in the full high tea, it’s simply splendid.
That’s all from Dublin and the gorgeous Westbury Hotel, next stop, Brazil!
Bon voyage xx
Nicely narrated dear….knowledgeable
Nicely narrated dear….knowledgeable keep posting
thanks so much
I will keep this place in mind as I plan my trip to Dublin next year. My husband has been dying to go.
You defo should go it’s lovely
Wow everything looks so Chique! Especially the hotel restaurant (PS love the white dress in that pic)
Wow, the food looks delicious! Wish I could be there to try some of it too. I also love your outfits, you all look so fashionable!
Dublin is such a fun place to visit. Westbury hotel looks so classy. I love hotels with big rooms. You all look so lovely….!!
oh why thanks x
I’ve never been to Dublin, but I do have a bucket list, so I’m definitely adding this place!
Wow! This is a great hotel to check in, loved the review. You’ve given us a good glimpse of what is stored for us.
Lovely hotel, and it looks like you all had a great time in Dublin. I’ve not been to Dublin yet, but I can see from your photos it’s a city not to be missed.
Love how you have jotted down each and every fun aspect and showcased the property so well. A glimpse of the space and culture. Im tempted to go now :)
You defo should x
I have never been in Dublin, Ireland but upon seeing these stunning photos it invites me to go there. That hotel is so beautiful and it looks like that you are enjoying so much.
Looks like you all had an amazing time in Dublin! Your hotel is so posh yet homey at the same time – love it!
This hotel is so beautiful, it’s like travelling back in time – romance, drama, intrigue. Loves it
love this hotel
This looks like photos from a movie set lol. I’ve never even been out of the country. Looks amazing.
thanks so much
The interiors and architecture of the Dublin hotel looks very elegant. It seems you guys had real fun on the Guinness factory tour… the Temple Bar District click was my favorite
These pics look amazing! I’ve never been to Dublin but looks so beautiful.
it’s so beautiful there
These photos are amazing! I’m in the UK at least once per year but haven’t made it to Dublin yet. Hopefully, I’ll get to experience it soon!
I hope to one day visit Ireland. I love being able to see how things are around the world through pictures like yours
How lovely thanks x
You sold me on this from the very first photo! That room looks so modern and stylish… and I would have that bartender mix me a drink anytime. So cute! Thanks for the travel inspo.
I love Dublin! It’s such a fun, old city. I want to bring my family there someday and enjoy it like you all – eating our way through the city and going to Guinness.
Oh how I would LOVE to visit DUBLIN someday! Thanks for the neat ideas!
you must it’s great x
Dublin looks like such an amazing place to visit. It seems like you had a great time exploring and especially getting to visit the Guinness storehouse.
Such a great shots! Those photos are truely stunning! Hope that visit there someday!
yay thanks x
You made Dublin seem like tons of fun. The photos made me feel like I was there a little too. Love your outfits too and those bags are everything!
it was really fun
Wow this seems like an awesome hotel. all those pictures were fun to see.
The Westbury Hotel looks so beautiful! I have always wanted to visit Dublin. My maternal grandfather immigrated from Ireland and my mother and I would like to visit one day. Your trip looked like it was a lot of fun!
oh please do i’m sure you’ll love it
Oh how I wish I could visit Dublin someday. The hotel looks amazing and it seems you guys enjoy your stay there.
its so lovely
Amazing post! Your pics are fantastic!
These photos are incredible! I want to run away to Dublin it sounds incredible.
I want to do every single one of these things. If I wasn’t so busy right now, I’d pack up and head to this hotel to enjoy a little R & R.
haha do it
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I love how you captured the excitement, beauty, and culture in your pictures and narrative. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful experience.
Thanks so much
Dublin is one of the places on my bucket list! It looks so beautiful and fun!
I wish I could go Dublin and do all those cool things.. ahahah~ Looks so fun!~ Envy~
yes please do
I heard a lot of good reviews about Dublin. It is one of the places I want to visit someday. The hotel looks fancy and cozy.
yes please do its great
This place looks absolutely AMAZING. A bottle of Moet in the room will do it for me every time!
haha me too x
This sounds like wonderful trip! Love the hotel and yummy food! I would love to take my family to Ireland one day.