The best hotel in the city is now up for grabs with a bid for the title of best hotel Dublin has to offer.
The city-owned Ballymore Hotel and Conference Centre has been the top choice in the recent poll, which has seen the Ballymores top the list with more than 1,300 votes.
The Ballylogue Hotel and Spa, which is owned by the Irish Water, is also one of Dublin’s most visited hotels, attracting almost 40,000 people per week.
Ballymore has also been voted the most popular hotel for a number of years, but has never been the best in terms of reviews.
However, Ballyup’s popularity has increased with a new wave of tourists coming to the city in recent years.
Its popularity has been driven in part by its proximity to Dublin Airport, and the city has also become a hot spot for the Irish Film Industry.
“This hotel is so well-known across the city, so it is an obvious choice, and a lot of people who visit Dublin for work or leisure visit Ballynmore,” said Andrew Gwynne, editor of Hotel Guide, an Irish publication.
“They will also come for the fantastic views of the city from the Blyth Hotel.”
The poll, conducted by Dublin City Council, was based on the public’s perception of hotels, with hotels rated highest by the public and lowest by staff.
The average rating for the top hotels was a perfect 100, while the average rating of staff was 99.
A number of other factors were also considered, including whether the hotel had indoor or outdoor views, whether it was in a hotel, whether its lobby had a bar and/or a restaurant, whether the lobby was open during the day and/ or whether it offered a massage.
There are more than 150 hotels in Dublin, with a total of over 200,000 rooms and suites.
The latest poll also asked people how much they would pay to stay in a particular hotel.
The average rating was a whopping €13,000 per night, with the average price at €4,800.
Belfast-based property and property services firm H&M was voted the third best hotel, followed by the St James Hotel and the Bully Inn Hotel.