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01 January 2014

1898 – Rhos Abbey Hotel, Rhos-on-sea, Wales

Architect: Booth, Chadwick & Porter Built in 1898, the large 32 bedroom red-brick building was a local landmark. Trade, however, began to decline in the 1980s and the hotel went bankrupt in August...

01 January 2014

1897 – The Grand Hotel, Gold St., Northampton

Architect: Charles Dorman An hotel belonging to the Phipps Northampton Brewery Company. Still a hotel, under the Travelodge brand. Published in The Builder, April 24 1897.

21 December 2013

1887 – Harbour Rocks Hotel, 34 Harrington St, The Rocks, Sydney, Australia

Fine colonial building now renovated into fashionable hotel.

11 September 2013

1887 – Central Hotel, Exchequer St., Dublin

Architect: Millar & Symes A Dublin landmark, the Central Hotel was opened in 1887. Extended several times in the early 20th century, it was unusual in Dublin at the time of its construction...

11 September 2013

1852 – Clarence Hotel, Wellington Quay, Dublin

Former incarnation of the Clarence Hotel, later replaced in the late 1930s. Originally a couple of quayside houses, knocked together and some facade stucco decoration to to form the hotel.

09 August 2013

1890s – Northern Counties Hotel, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Architect: John Lanyon / Berkeley Deane Wise The Belfast and Northern Counties Railway purchased a share in the lease of the well-established Antrim Arms hotel in the 1870s. By 1883 it had formed...

08 August 2013

1880s – Castle Erin / Golf Hotel, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Former hotel built between railway line and coast to service Portrush’s links course. Originally called the Hydropathic Hotel but changed its name to the Golf Hotel, and later Castle Erin. It was later...

06 June 2013

1854 – Great Southern Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Architect: Frederick Darley Constructed after an architectural competition in 1852, that was won by William Atkins with a premium also awards to Richard Brash. The railway line to Killarney from Dublin was about...

26 May 2013

1880c – Royal Hotel, Valentia, Co. Kerry

Now described as a Bed & Breakfast with a barrather than a hotel, the Royal is sited by the quayside on Valentia Island. Originally constructed circa 1880 and later extended in the 1930s....