Birthday Fun at The Beacon Hotel

My amazing husband surprised me with a stay at The Beacon Hotel in Dublin.  The package included shopping vouchers, free cocktails in the Crystal Bar, dinner at My Thai restaurants and delicious breakfast the next morning!

The way he told me about it, was possibly the best bit of all – he gave me breakfast in bed with “Hotel for 2” spelled out with bacon, haha!

So, here’s some snaps from our stay!

The Hotel

The Beacon Hotel

The Beacon describes itself as being a place “where boutique hotel style and design blend with outstanding service to create a new concept in luxury travel.”  The decor was just amazing – the photos above are taken in the lobby.  There’s a huge four poster bed which is actually a table and seating, a giant leaf table with stools and an amazing pool table – which people were actually using!

The bedroom was gorgeous, and to my delight there was a huge bright mirror at the desk – perfect for doing makeup haha!

The Beacon Hotel

Crystal Bar

Crystal Bar

The Crystal Bar was really nice and surprisingly relaxed!  It was super warm that day, so we went outside to the courtyard where there’s this amazing ‘day bed’ type seating for lounging on.  (Of course we LOUNGED, you can see us lying on one in the bottom right!)  The napkins were a pretty cool touch so I had to include them too!  My cocktail was delicious, super potent though haha – so “one and done” and off to dinner!

My Thai Restaurant

My Thai Restaurant

The ‘My Thai Restaurant’ was AMAZING!  One of the most enjoyable meals I’ve ever had!  The service was fantastic too, all of the staff were so nice!  The photos aren’t doing it justice!  If you are a regular reader you know how much I love this type of food, I was in heaven.  Finding Dim Sum in Ireland is pretty difficult so I was delighted with that.  So delicious – if you’re in Dublin looking for a great restaurant, definitely go here!

The next morning we had a huge breakfast and headed off home.  I have to admit, I was getting very weepy on the way home because I couldn’t wait to see Devin!  I know it was only one night, and we had such an amazing time – but I missed him!!  I’m really only completely happy when we’re all together!

Another GREAT birthday, thanks to my lovely hubby!

Thanks for reading! x

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Noel was also struggling with rent on his own apartment downstairs.  We figured that, considering we spent most of our time together anyway, we should just move in together.

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