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Offering a stylish and oh so welcome oasis of calm in the bustling metropolis of Dublin, The Gibson Hotel is the perfect place to get away for a short break for couples and families.

Located at Point Village, just next to the 3Arena, The Gibson is the perfect stopping point for visiting the capital, catching a concert or just getting a much needed break away from it all.

Situated at the end of the Luas Red Line (The Point) it is easily accessible for those opting for train or bus connections but opting to drive into the city from Leitrim, we were delighted to avoid the peak hour traffic of the city centre, breezing through the M50 and Port Tunnel in a journey that took only 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Sleek modern design may guarantee The Gibson an imposing first impression, but for us, it was the excellent customer service on offer that really made our stay in Dublin a truly amazing experience.

From the friendly receptionist at check in through to the welcome plate of handmade treats placed in our room - along with a personalised handwritten note welcoming us to The Gibson - it is clear that no detail is too small when it comes to providing the very best in customer care.

Elegantly understated the decor in the hotel is a fun mix of quirky art and functional design. The corridors are wide and lighting subdued and when you enter each floor you can easily forget you are surrounded by the bustling city. The hotel itself is built around a central courtyard, allowing light into the centre of the building and offering beautiful views of a landscaped Hemi Bar courtyard.

Room with a view

And the rooms themselves! We were lucky enough to be allocated an executive room complete with private balcony with views of the port, city and the nearby 3Arena. The spacious room boasted a king size Respa bed, stylish ensuite and a separate dining section for those opting for in-room meals.

Adding an extra personal touch for us were up to date magazines, complimentary daily newspapers and, most importantly for those visiting the capital for work, there is complimentary wifi and a laptop safe for securing valuables during your stay.

Upgrade with a Junior Suite and get a separate bath and shower plus ensuite and separate sitting and bedroom areas.

For the ultimate in accommodation you could stay at The Gibson Suite, a luxurious penthouse with it's own private terraced balcony, walk in wardrobe. state of the art sound system, two flat screen televisions and separate sitting area and a large bedroom with a king size Respa bed.

But even the more basic rooms all boast climate control air conditioning and heating, luxurious Respa beds, flat screen TVs and bathrooms stocked with luxury soaps and other essential products.

Family rooms also offer an additional sofa bed enabling each room to sleep four in comfort. And, with each room an oasis of quiet, you never feel as if you are staying in a hotel - it really is a home away from home!

Dining in style

We took the opportunity to visit The Gibson's Coda Eatery, a stylish restaurant which also doubles as the area for the fabulous full Irish breakfast buffet each morning.

Coda is an experience in itself with beautifully presented dishes in mouthwatering combinations and sinful deserts you can't say 'no' to! Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable and clearly loved working in The Gibson and the atmosphere was warm and inviting, even with the soaring ceilings - and the place was full on a week night so they are definitely doing something right.

Coda is worth a visit for the amazing wine wall alone with tipples from around the globe.

For more casual dining why not visit the Pee Wee, The Gibson's very own Street Food Van. Located on the ground floor lobby it is open from 8am until 3pm Monday to Friday.

A drink or two

Enjoy a tipple or two at the Hemi Bar. Located on the third floor, this open area features a 10m long bar and an outside private courtyard which draws its inspiration from contemporary Asian landscape design.

But wait, there's more!

There is also a gym - open 24/7 - complete with state of the art fitness equipment with keycard access.

For those looking for a little R&R there is a decadent relaxation room - featuring two beautifully crafted copper Zen Jacuzzi baths (shipped in from San Francisco) located on a private terrace. You can chill out, sip champagne and soak up the fabulous views of the distant Dublin and Wicklow mountains. You can also have a sauna or a detox steam too.

For more information

For more details on special offers or to make a booking contact The Gibson on (01) 681 5000, check out the website www.thegibsonhotel.ie or email: info@thegibsonhotel.ie

You won't be disappointed!