Sunday 20 November 2022

My new favourite hotel

 It has been a dream of mine for about a decade or so to have stayed in The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. I would go for a drink in the bar, or gaze at it as I walked by, and dream about an overnight stay.

Back in June/July of this year that dream was fulfilled and it really was as lovely as I thought it would  be. It also was just lovely staying right in the heart of Dublin and going our for dinner etc and then back to the fab hotel.

Well this weekend gone, The Shelbourne has been surpassed and I have found my new favourite. The (Fairmont) Royal York in Toronto! 

The lobby in the afternoon when we arrived to check in

The lobby the day after, when I guess they put up their Christmas decorations, while we were sleeping.

Beautiful tree in centre of the hotel!

So, when I told Patrick it was my favourite hotel he said...really?? More than The Shelbourne?? More than The Powerscourt Hotel.  He also affirmed that he thinks the Powerscourt is his favourite. 

And while yes, undoubtedly the Powerscourt Hotel is just beautiful...

(Not our room...Lounge area!!)

...and we did have the most amazing upgraded room! Whereas, in both The Shelbourne and The Royal York, our rooms were the very standard and SMALL!!!

But as I said to Patrick. "Yes, powerscourt is fab. And indeed, it is in the middle of the beautiful Irish countryside"
And that's when it hit me "well of course you love the Powerscourt hotel, it is in the middle of the country. And of course I love the Royal York, it is in the middle of the city"

Town mouse versus Country mouse

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