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Can Anyone Recommend A Hotel In Dublin?  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

So I might be going to Dublin this summer, a city I've never visited before, and don't really know much about.

Me and my traveling party would like to stay at a nice (or at least decent) hotel relatively central in Dublin, but away from any noisy or rough areas. So a "family friendly" hotel would be ideal I guess.
From what I understand Dublin is divided by a river, so I pressume a hotel with a river view would be the most appealing.

Does anyone have any good suggestions (perhaps based on experience)?

Thom@s


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User currently offlinebill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

I stayed at the Radisson Blu on Golden Lane a few years ago. It wasn't in the centre of things, but it wasn't too far away either.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

If you want something on the edge of the entertainment zone the Paramount is a nice hotel. I would call it small and boutique like. I stayed there when my Dad brought my Sister ( 12 ) over and it was fine for a Family. 4-5 mins walk from the Temple Bar area but far away not to be too bothered by noise.

Another few are the Jurys Inn Christchurch and for something just off Grafton street and more up market the Westbury is a good choice. For a 4 star + the Westin is a great location just a few mins from Trinity college.

http://www.doylecollection.com/locat...lin_hotels/the_westbury_hotel.aspx

http://www.paramounthotel.ie

http://www.thewestindublin.com


User currently offlinedesertjets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7773 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

How much are you looking to spend?


We (the GF and I) were in Dublin in May of 2009 and stayed here: http://www.travelodge.ie/hotels/560/Dublin-Stephens-Green-hotel

Though at the time it was not branded as a Travelodge. Basic but nice hotel with a good location. One block away from St. Stephens Green, literally behind the St. Stephens Green shopping centre. 2 blocks from the Grafton St. pedestrian mall. All in all I found central Dublin to be very walkable -- we never even bothered with buses to get around. Only time we used transit was to take the train to Howth to see the sea.



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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3769 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

I stayed at Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge this January. Rooms were nice, and the staff is professional. It's located on Merrion Road in the Ballsbridge area. In fact it's right on the edge of the embassy district, and it's a quiet neighborhood.

Very decent place indeed, and housed in what appeared to be a former Freemason's lodge, judging from the symbols on the floors. 5 minute walk from the Sandymount Dart station which has quick and frequent trains that go into the city centre. Good bus connections too. Takes about 40 mins to get to College Green on foot if you feel like hoofing it.

I payed roughly about 650 SEK per night (although this was early January, so expect summer prices to be higher), with the breakfast included. The breakfast buffet was nice, BTW, kept me full untill dinnertime!

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User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1628 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

When I visited Dublin in 2002, I stayed at the Lynams Hotel on O'Connell Street (the very wide street, just north of the river); it's at 63-64 O'Connell Street. It's very central. It has a restaurant on the ground floor.

Here are two website links to it:

http://www.lynamshotel.ie/

http://www.lynamsdublinhotel.com/

SmithAir747



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7250 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Quoting bill142 (Reply 1):
I stayed at the Radisson Blu on Golden Lane a few years ago. It wasn't in the centre of things, but it wasn't too far away either.

I second this, it's a nice hotel in a quieter part of the city but close enough to Temple Bar to walk in a few minutes, it's fairly new, the rooms are nice, it has a great breakfast and there's a pretty decent steakhouse next door.

http://www.radissonblu.ie/royalhotel-dublin


User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10677 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1708 times:

Last time I was in Dublin in 2008 I did stay in "Number 31", Leeson Close, a very smart individual hotel I can recommend.

http://www.number31.ie/


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1687 times:

You're lucky as -- thanks to the recession -- Dublin has some of the best value room rates in Europe. Avoid anything in the centre of Temple Bar if you want somewhere quiet. It's a very safe city and very walkable, but the usual travel advice applies, particularly around the city centre. I would avoid anything around the O'Connell St area: it's not dangerous, but there's not much to do there at night, apart from fast food joints.

Seeing that you're coming from Norway and will get a good exchange rate, you should probably spoil yourself, so here are a few really nice hotels that should be good value for you. All prices are for a double/twin room in late July:

Around 400 euro for a weekend in late July. It's right on the edge of Temple Bar, away from all the bars, and in the shadow of Christchurch Cathedral:
http://www.georgefrederichandelhotel.../?gclid=CMrrrOmy4LcCFUEd4QoddlMAMA

If you're a U2 fan you can stay at their hotel for around 500 euro for a weekend in late July. It overlooks the river:
http://www.theclarence.ie/

Also on the river, almost opposite the Clarence. Around 430 euro for a weekend in late July.
http://www.morrisonhotel.ie/

A brand, spanking new five star hotel which is very competitively priced at around 540 euro for a weekend in late July:
http://www.themarkerhoteldublin.com/

Quoting Doona (Reply 4):
I stayed at Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge this January. Rooms were nice, and the staff is professional. It's located on Merrion Road in the Ballsbridge area. In

This is a bit far from the city centre. The area is nice, but you'd need to get taxis to get into the city centre if you wanted to avoid long walks.


User currently offlineScooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1201 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1664 times:
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My family(wife and two sons) and I visited Dublin at the end of June 2010 and stayed at the Grand Canal Hotel
http://www.grandcanalhotel.ie/

The hotel is in a fairly quiet area of the city, within walking distance of St. Stephens Green, the DART station etc. (I've got a walking problem du to MS), a great hotel-bar with good food and great beers and good coffee too.
The rooms were nice, the view from our room not so good (who wants to sit in a room to look outside anyway?)
Check out my post from earlier. (below)


Scooter01

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User currently offlineThrottleHold From South Africa, joined Jul 2006, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

The Hilton on Charlemont Street is good. Beside the canal and within walking distance of the city centre.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Quoting Scooter01 (Reply 9):
and stayed at the Grand Canal Hotel
http://www.grandcanalhotel.ie/

That's a nice hotel indeed.

Quoting ThrottleHold (Reply 10):
The Hilton on Charlemont Street is good. Beside the canal and within walking distance of the city centre.

Good location right next to the LUAS , rooms ok. Been to a few work functions there over the years and stayed also. They do a decent enough breakfast. Wouldn't pay more than EUR100 a night for it though.

My favourite hotel in Dublin is the Four Seasons Sandymount. Its just an amazing place. A mate who used to work in the British Embassy next to it used to meet me there for lunch or afternoon tea. Still go there every now and then for the afternoon tea. Its around EUR200 a night though but would be worth it for a special event.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

Thanks for all the suggestions and recommendations, but I've picked a hotel now. Ended up with the Clarion hotel by the river. Looks a good one.  

Thanks again all.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26909 posts, RR: 58
Reply 13, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 12):
Ended up with the Clarion hotel by the river. Looks a good one.  

Yes thats a good one . There is a nice Malaysian restaurant along the Quay there too  http://dublindiscountcard.com/swai-malaysian-restaurant/

Enjoy.  


User currently offlinejohns624 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 911 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

The Liffey isn't a very scenic river.

User currently offlinedjb77 From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

We recently visited Dublin and stayed at the http://www.georgefrederichandelhotel.com/ which was on the edge of Tempel Bar and not far away from the river. I was concerned that the hotel would be noisy - I had the best night of sleep there than in our entire Ireland trip.

The staff were very friendly, breakfast was OK, no deposit or pre-pay was necessary and parking was available close-by. The room itself wasn't the newest but was very fresh.

Enjoy Dublin - I was very pleasantly surprised by the city!


User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

Quoting johns624 (Reply 14):
The Liffey isn't a very scenic river

Nor is the Hudson...

That is subjective. You should let them form there own opinion. I love the Liffey and the area to the east of the main part of Dublin. Also worth a visit is Malahide when there is not a flood.



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5678 posts, RR: 32
Reply 17, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

Quoting djb77 (Reply 15):
Enjoy Dublin - I was very pleasantly surprised by the city!

Welcome to Dublin, and expect the unexpected:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7FXmbf3-Yw


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