"Location, Elegance, and Hospitality"
The hotel was a home away from home for about a one week stay in Dublin. Even though it has the glossy, polished appeal of a fine hotel (Leading Hotels of the World), the staff are extremely courteous, consistently going out of their way to accommodate guest needs. For example, we had to change rooms because we found the bathtub/shower combo. was too cumbersome for us (people with fall risk), and they made switching to a very nearly identical room (save for the bathroom configuration, which was handicap accessible) a breeze.
We were greeted with a complimentary full breakfast upon our arrival; the breakfasts in the Wilde restaurant are not to be missed! For dinner, the other restaurants (Balfes and the Gallery) are worth a visit, but be sure to check out the surrounding eateries as well. One of the concierges even made a reservation for us at a local hot spot, Fade Street Social (highly recommended).
Aside from the elegance of the hotel, which cannot be overstated (the proprietors of the Doyle Collection, of which the Westbury is a member, purchased Waterford crystal chandeliers that are hung in the public areas/salons), the location of the hotel recommends it the most. The front entrance lies on a short dead end off of Graffton Street, and Graffton Street forms a comfortable connection between the Trinity College campus and St. Stephen's Green in a matter of a few blocks. Dublin itself is a very pedestrian-friendly city.
The rooms were comfortable, a little compact but probably standard for European and many American hotels of this caliber. There were comfortable sitting areas in both rooms we stayed in and use of a Nespresso machine - great for early AM wake-ups!
The elevators even feature small sofas for your weary traveler's body.
All and all, a great experience - one that made our visit to Dublin and Ireland memorable and comfortable.