Although retaining its distinguished redbrick Victorian facade, the inside of this handsome hotel on bohemian Botanic Avenue has been revamped in a cool contemporary style. Chic, modern guest rooms come in varying sizes and are popular both with weekenders and the smart business set. Villeroy & Boch bathrooms add bliss with drench showers, while swank and comfy Rolf Benz swivel armchairs are added bonuses. The hotel's location is perfect: Queen's University and Botanic
Gardens are a five-minute stroll away, and if you want to eat out you can wander the leafy streets and choose among restaurants serving Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Italian, and Irish cuisine.