‘Dublin can be heaven, with coffee at eleven and a stroll in Stephens Green’ ….a famous Irish song goes and there’s no better spot to begin that gentle stroll, passing Georgian-era Dublin than from the Sandymount Hotel situated in the gracious leafy district of Dublin 4.
Some hotels are corporate assets run by bean-counters. All very glitzy and flash but having nothing personal and genuine behind a false façade of ‘customer service’.
It’s an audience like no other. The musicians are surrounded by children in wheelchairs. They all have some kind of mental handicap but really do seem to be enjoying the music, some of them joining in.
Located between the City, Islington and Shoreditch within Norman Foster’s ‘250 City Road’ development, nhow London will be a 190-room four-star hotel under NH Hotel Group’s urban design and lifestyle brand.
.Considering he was the third chef in three years to head up this brigade, Mark Lloyd wasn’t looking the slightest bit ruffled. “It’s been a struggle but the neighbourhood’s slowly coming round,” he told me after delivering a very impressive dinner.
The colder months present problems for those looking to pack light for hiking as, of course, you’re going to need more layers and stouter boots.