On Smithfield Plaza, this snazzy, good-value hotel is at the heart of Dublin's gentrifying old market district. The look, outside and in, is definitely functional-modern, but the beige and brown tones do soften things a bit and the public spaces are bright and cheerful. Bedrooms are big for the price and most include large floor-to-ceiling windows allowing for great light, plus under-floor heating in the bathrooms. Try to get a room at the front on a higher floor, as they have some stunning views of the neighborhood and the city beyond.
Smithfield Village, Dublin, Co. Dublin, 8, Ireland