On the edge of the Temple Bar area, this newly redecorated hotel is in a prime location for shopping, sightseeing and merrymaking. Opposite Christchurch Cathedral in the city center, the Harding Hotel is a block from the bank of the Liffey and not far from the Grafton Street shops. Fresh decor gives the hotel a new and modern feel, each room equipped with tea and coffee making supplies, mini fridge and cable TV while a hearty Irish breakfast is served in the adjoining cafe. From here it's possible to walk to the main sights or just let the tourist bus take care of things. The hotel pub is a good place to grab an inexpensive ale before heading off to explore Temple Bar's seemingly endless supply of drinking holes.