I have stayed at the Arlington a number of times over the past few years and have never been disappointed. The hotel is ideally located next to the Liffey and close to all amenities and rooms are tastefully decorated and modern. The check out time of 12noon allows you to have a bit of a lay in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast. The layout of the bar area has significantly changed and been reduced in size since I last stayed but it is still a comfortable and welcoming environment. The staff (as always) were efficient, helpful and polite at all times. Bar staff in particular were efficient in serving drinks and could usually remember your order when drinks needed replenishing. The evenings entertainment of live music and Irish dancing took place downstairs and was fabulous. The Irish band playing traditional Irish music were not only brilliant musicians but they were extremely witty and great at encouraging audience participation (the lead singer in particular was superb). The dancers were great too and the whole evening was thoroughly enjoyable. A great atmosphere and highly recommended.