As soon as The Leopold Hotel opened LARK made sure they featured in The Observer’s acclaimed travel supplement Escape.
They appeared in a feature ‘best chic city hotels’ and ranked number 4.
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‘To be filed under pleasing introductory offers, this 90-room hotel opened at the end of June in a grandiose piece of Victoriana located near the town hall and is the first boutique hotel from the Irish PREM group. This was formerly a boys’ school (the Central Technical School, specialising in woodwork and metalwork, with both Roy Hattersley and musician Joe Cocker as old boys), and amid the starched linen and mood lighting of its makeover you’ll find a certain amount of academic memorabilia inside – from the ranks of coat pegs to old school photographs.
At the moment rooms are from £79 when you book online. Come mid-September rates will go up to £115 a night, but there should be regular special offers that bring the rate down to under three figures. The bedrooms go for the moderne look, with digital TVs, iPod docking stations and a suitably masculine decor in earth tones, wooden furniture and striped carpets.’