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aa61hvy
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Hotels In Dublin

Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:36 pm

Hi gang,

I'm going to Ireland late this summer with my lady. I come from a very Irish family, and I'm very excited to go back and see "the motherland."

I'm looking for hotel suggestions-at this point I have no price line so all suggestions are welcome. My rough criteria:
-no hostels
-near real pubs (not some touristy pub)
-in decently nice area

So I am an open book, basically.

In all honesty, I want to engross myself into the culture as much as possible. So any thoughts would be great!

(MYT332/KROC spare me with the lame mick jokes  Wink )

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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:55 pm

Hi,

The Clarion and the Jury's Inn are both fairly good - our guys go to those- I'd take a look at either or both of those.

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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:01 pm

Well there's a lovely hotel out in my village, which is about 12 miles from Dublin with a regular bus service into Dublin City Centre. It's called Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa:

http://www.dunboynecastlehotel.com/

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserR...le_Hotel_And_Spa-County_Meath.html

There's a great hotel pub there, with live traditional music every Saturday night (In fact, my mother plays the fiddle there so I can vouch for it!)

In the village of Dunboyne, there are four pubs, with "Brady's Pub" being the most quintessentially 'Irish'!

Might be worth checking out.
 
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:21 pm

The Westin.

Great location just between the Liffey and Trinity College area. OK, so it isn't that far from Temple Bar (which I didn't like either, complete tourist trap) but it is across the other side of Westmoreland Street and then some...

Staff very friendly, rooms are great, if not a little on the smallish side if you opt for a suite. I'd definitely go back.
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:37 am

When you say "decenctly nice area" what do you mean? If you want an upmarket area you won't be in the city centre, but then the city is small and nearly everywhere is walkable.

There's a really nice five star boutique hotel called the Dylan, which is in a really nice area with some good pubs nearby. It's still within walking distance of the city centre and it's around 230 euro per night for a double room. It has a great restaurant too, although it's not cheap.

http://secure.dylan.ie/bookings/checkavailability

Nearer the city centre you could try any of the ones mentioned above. The Westin is bang smack in the centre, the Clarion and Jury's Inn are cheaper and good value, and not far from the centre, but if you go for Jury's, go for the one in Christchurch as it's more central.

If you want great value check-out the Ballsbridge Inn. It's got really spacious rooms for just 105 euro per night. It's just outside the city centre, but still within walking distance (probably 20 mins).

http://www.d4hotels.com/ballsbridge_inn.html

If you need any more information or help with your trip message me or post on here. Enjoy your stay!
 
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:44 am



Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 4):
decenctly nice area"

Sorry I should have stated-a place where it is not super dangerous for a woman to walk around at night..

Thanks for the tips so far guys-I am doing some research so I may have some more questions.
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:25 pm



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 5):
Sorry I should have stated-a place where it is not super dangerous for a woman to walk around at night..

Generally the city is very safe, even for women walking around on their own at night, but you have to take the usual precautions.

Check out this place just a few minutes walk from the centre as well. For room rates hit the "Rates" button and then run your cursor over your dates: the price changes for different days. It seems to vary between 80 to 155 euro, with a few more expensive exceptions. It really is good value, and it's very central:

http://hotelisaacsdublin.dublinhotel...source=googleh-isaacs+hotel+dublin
 
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:16 pm



Quoting Aa61hvy (Thread starter):
in decently nice area

So Dublin City Centre is a big no-no then  Big grin. But like some other people in here already suggested, what about some regions in South or if you want it cheaper North County Dublin.
 
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:46 pm

Hello from a fellow Irish-American!  

I've visited my homeland twice now, and would love to return someday.

I highly recommend Lynams Hotel, right on O'Connell Street!

http://www.lynams-hotel.com/

The first time I visited Ireland, in 2002, I was visiting medical schools in Dublin (Trinity College, etc). So I found the Lynams Hotel, which is centrally located, on the super-wide O'Connell Street. Lynams is on the west side of O'Connell Street. Everything in Dublin is within walking distance of O'Connell Street (which is the central thoroughfare).

Lynams is a very nice 3-star boutique hotel (of Georgian architecture) with reasonable rates (in 2002, I paid 65 euro per night; I stayed a week).

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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:38 pm



Quoting Aa61hvy (Thread starter):
(MYT332/KROC spare me with the lame mick jokes )

Oh to be sure, I have no idea what you're talking about!

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 3):
The Westin.

Ding ding ding! We have a winner. I've been to Dublin six times now yet I've only stayed over twice. Once was in a dodgy airport hotel and the second was The Westin. It's a real beautiful hotel and if I were to stay over again then this is where it would be, like Fraser says. The bar downstairs is actually pretty cool too. I remember back when I stayed there me and my friend couldn't decide what to drink so we asked the bartender. Since Casino Royal had just come out he made us two vodka martini's which as I recall were great and that was also my first time trying that particular drink. Just good memories you know?

I was just in Dublin last week as it goes, like I was telling KROC, but I didn't stay over. With FR and EI offering these mega cheap fares it just makes it perfect for a day trip on your day off. Funnily enough I live closer to DUB than LHR. Strange old world.
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:43 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 9):
I was just in Dublin last week as it goes, like I was telling KROC, but I didn't stay over.

Thank you.  biggrin   Wink
 
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:49 pm



Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 10):
Thank you.

It's ok. I saw you and ran home! Big grin
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:58 pm

The best hotels in Dublin are :::

The Westin which is the old bank and a really nice hotel bang in the City center .

The Four Seasons in Sandymount which is a nice up market area of Dublin near the Embassies. Close enough to the city center also .

The Shelbourne which is owned by Renaissance ( Marriott ) group and is right a St Stephens Green .

The above are all 4-5 * hotels but hey its only money LOL......

http://www.fourseasons.com/dublin/

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dubbr-the-shelbourne/

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin...314&EM=VTY_WI_dublin_1314_overview


I have been in all three for various functions and parties and I love them. Another idea would be the Hilton if Im not mistaken there is a LUAS (tram) station right next to it. 2 Stops to St Stephens Green.

http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hote...BDUHN-Hilton-Dublin-hotel/index.do

Also try the various hotel booking websites www.bookabed.ie I do all my stuff with them and they are always reliable.

Another few hotels are the Park Inn Smithfield 4* which is city center and the Fitzwilliam 5 Star at St Stephens Green.

http://www.dublin.parkinn.ie/?csref=ppc1_dubpc_uk_hotel_smithfield

http://www.fitzwilliam-hotel.com/?gclid=CKDmvPq6iJICFRjWXgodP1Id9Q
 
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:45 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 11):
It's ok. I saw you

God you must've been slumming it . . .
 
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:19 am



Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 13):
God you must've been slumming it . . .

Haha ...his problem is if he saw a real man he wouldnt know what to do !!!  Big grin
 
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:11 pm

Good to see another American tourist (we need as many as we can get, so spread the word!!!) ...

Another nice hotel you could try is the Mespil, which is in a very nice area, just beside the Grand Canal, about 10-15 minutes walk from the city centre. It's also near Baggot Street and Leeson Street, which between them have a few nice pubs. Walk about 5-10 minutes south, along Northumberland Road and you'll see the US embassy - a big circular building, with bollards around it; just across from that is a VERY nice restaurant called Roly's Bistro.

Have a very good time!
 
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:15 pm



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 15):
Good to see another American tourist (we need as many as we can get, so spread the word!!!) ...

Damn, they want your tourist money already spent for the Hotel-Bill  Wink. As I said before dont take a Hotel in the City Centre, it is a rip off - take a Hotel outside of the City and buy a Dublin-Bus Rumbler Ticket for the duration of your journey.
 
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RE: Hotels In Dublin

Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:18 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 9):
I was just in Dublin last week as it goes, like I was telling KROC, but I didn't stay over.

At least you were smart enough not to stay!  Wink

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