Travel customer review site Tripadvisor is an essential reference for many people before they book a place to stay. Guess which hotel is currently top rated in Dublin? It isn’t the Shelbourne or the Merrion, nor is it the Westbury or the Marker. It isn’t any of the luxurious, well-invested five-star hotels across city. It isn’t one of its more traditional gems, either.
According to Tripadvisor’s reviews, the top rated of all 176 hotels in Dublin currently is the Holiday Inn at Dublin Airport, which this month closed its doors to the general public after just seven months in operation to become an accommodation centre for foreign nationals seeking asylum.