The Westbury Hotel, one of Dublin's premium spots, has been named as the number one hotel in Ireland for the third time in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. 

The lavish hotel has been listed on the top of the list for the past three years, and this year has beaten out other spots like the Merrion, the Shelbourne and the Marker. 

With holidays cancelled or postponed for many this year, Irish people have embraced the country around them, finding new ways to explore the cities and counties we thought we knew. Of course, there are few things as thrilling as going on holiday in your own capital city, so this list could not have come at a better time. 

Photo: The Westbury

The awards take place each year, with the magazine inviting readers to vote on their favourite spots, and is always a swoon-worthy round up of the most stunning locations around the world. 

Dublin, the guide says, has seen a boom in hotels in the last couple of years. "You can slip between the sheets in some of the city's most opulent Georgian mansions or discover a more urban take on the city in other happening hotspots."

Something reliable is always worth its weight in gold however, they write. "If the Westbury were a person, it would be that friend you call up as soon as you hit town."

"It's all about location, location, location – tucked away just off the shopping mecca of Grafton Street and perfectly placed to tap into the scene.

Photo: The Westbury

"Guest rooms are gradually being spruced up and burnished with a lighter, brighter touch, there are killer cocktails and a local crowd at the glamorous Sidecar bar and staff work hard to help guests unlock hidden sides of the city.

Speaking about the award, Vincent O'Gorman, General Manager of The Westbury said: "We are delighted to have been voted the number one hotel in Ireland by the Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers' Choice Awards for a third time. 

"On behalf of the entire team at The Westbury, I would like to offer a heartfelt thanks to all of our guests for their continued support. In a year that has brought many challenges, we are sincerely grateful."

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Also on the list of top 10 Irish hotels were the Merrion, which they call "arguably Dublin's grandest place to bed down"; the Shelbourne, which is celebrated for its role in Irish history; and Henrietta Suites, a refurbished Georgian townhouse with deep ties to Dublin social history. 

And even if you can't travel for the next while, the list is full of daydream-worthy hotels around the world. The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park was named as the Best Hotel in London, La Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa the Best Hotel in Paris and Hassler Roma the Best Hotel in Rome.