We were so excited to visit Dublin and all of Ireland. Highly recommend the Perryville House in Kinsale. Cannot say enough great things about how positive that experience was. On an unfortunate note, please avoid the Grafton Hotel in Dublin. This location could use a lot of updating.
Any particular reason to avoid the hotel?
This was the hotel the RS Ireland tour used when I went in 2010. I know that was 5 years ago now and things can change drastically over that amount of time, but the hotel was OK. The staff at that time was very friendly. The breakfast was generous and filing. The rooms were comfortable. Only real complaint was WiFi was only available in the lounge and it was slow and iffy at best.