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A Guide to Booking Dublin Hotels

 


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Dublin is quite a small compact city so really, no matter where you base yourself you should have no problem getting around. If you choose a hotel in the city centre you should have no need to use public transport as you'll find all the shopping streets, nightlife areas and attractions within easy walking distance of each other.

Dublin city center hotels. . .

O’ Connell Street is the city's main thoroughfare and so it could be considered the heart of Dublin. Hotels here have a prime location for sightseeing, shopping and nightlife as everything is literally a stone's throw from O'Connell Street. If you want to stay here, choose hotels like the Gresham Hotel, the Royal Dublin Hotel, Lynam's Hotel and the Academy Hotel.

If you can't find accommodation on O'Connell Street, don't worry, as there are plenty of other hotels just off this street like, Cassidy's Hotel, the Arlington Hotel, the Aston Hotel, the Comfort Inn Dublin Parnell Square and the Abbey Hotel.

The Irish Financial Services Center (IFSC) and the Point Depot Concert and Exhibition venue are located within close proximity of each other on the North Docklands area of the city. So if you're in Dublin for business or you're going to a concert in the Point you can choose hotels like the Clarion Hotel IFSC, Jury's Inn Custom House Quay or the Quality Hotel Dublin City.

Dublin city is divided in two by the River Liffey. On the south side of the River Liffey you'll find Dublin's main shopping street - Grafton Street. This is a pedestrianized street will lots of high street stores and boutiques and can be found at the top of St. Stephen's Green. We've lots of hotel accommodation in this area like the Westbury Hotel, Stephen's Green Hotel, Brooks Hotel, the Mercer Hotel, the Central Hotel and the Grafton Capital Hotel.

Temple Bar is Dublin's cultural quarter, famed the world over for it's lively atmosphere. It's got a whole host of restaurants, bars and nightclubs so if you're in Dublin for some nightlife you'd do well to find accommodation here. Check out Temple Bar hotels like the Paramount Hotel, the Parliament Hotel, the Fleet Street Hotel, the River House Hotel and the Temple Bar Hotel which can be found right in the heart of this area, so you won't have far to walk to your accommodation after a night out! The Aston Hotel and the Westin Hotel are also located close to Temple Bar.

Dublin's old medieval quarter of the city can be found next to the Temple Bar area. Here you'll find top attractions such as Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and the Old city walls of Dublin. Hotels in this area include Jury's Inn Christchurch or the Harding Hotel.

If you're off to Dublin for a match then you'll probably be heading to either Croke Park or Lansdowne Road. Croke Park is a stadium located north of the city in an area known as Drumcondra. The stadium is popular for concerts, sporting events and the All-Ireland hurling and football finals that are held every September in Dublin. Hotels around Croke Park include the Regency Hotel, the Dublin Skylon Hotel and Jury's Croke Park Hotel. Lansdowne Road Stadium and the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) concert and exhibition venue are within close proximity. If you're attending a game or a concert here then check out Dublin hotels in the area like the Berkeley Court Hotel, the Herbert Park Hotel, the Lansdowne Hotel, Jury's Ballsbridge or the Mount Herbert Hotel.

Dublin hotels outside the city center. . .

We've also got lots of hotels outside the city center and with the LUAS tram, DART train and a very efficient bus service - you'll be in the city center in no time! And if you really want to get away from it all and enjoy a peaceful nights sleep after a long day in the city then we suggest you check into hotels like the White Sands Hotel in Portmarnock, the Rochestown Lodge in Dun Laoghaire or Finnstown Country House Hotel in Lucan.

Dublin Airport hotels. . .

Need hotels near or at Dublin Airport ? We've got them too! So whether you're on an early morning flight or arriving late there's sure to be something to suit your taste and budget, from cheap hotels to more luxurious properties.

Dublin hotels for Golf & Leisure. . .

Golfing enthusiasts can enjoy an on-site golf course at the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, Deer Park Hotel & Golf Course, Roganstown Golf & Country Club or Castleknock Hotel & Country Club. Or if you're bringing the family in tow you'll want a leisure center, so check out hotels like the Lynch Green Isle Hotel & Suites in Clondalkin, the Quality Hotel Dublin City, the Clarion Hotel IFSC and the Merrion Hotel.

Dublin hotels for that special stay. . .

For a memorable stay in Dublin choose a historic castle like the Clontarf Castle Hotel or the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel. And if you're on a magical weekend break and need somewhere stylish and special to stay then we suggest you check yourself into the Dylan Hotel, the Radisson SAS Saint Helen's Hotel, the Merrion Hotel or maybe you'd like to stay at the stylish Clarence Hotel, which is owned by Bono and the Edge from the world famous Irish rock band U2!

Remember Dublin can be really busy especially at weekends during the summer months so to avoid disappointment we recommend that you book early. If you can't find what you want why not widen your search, or choose a guest house or a B&B. No matter where you are in Dublin, you'll never be far from the sights and sounds of this exciting city.

Book Dublin hotels now for your visit to Dublin.

Mairead Foley writes for Ireland travel website http://www.GoIreland.com

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