Ireland's most famous city and the capital of the republic, Dublin, is awash with history and heritage and suffused with a party atmosphere. This east coast city is home to Dublin Castle and towering St Patrick's Cathedral, as well as 18th century architectural gems and a wealth of fine old pubs in many of which traditional Irish music is played with joy and supreme musicianship.
Travel costs are cheaper if you opt for travel packages. Flights outside the months of June to August tend to be cheaper. In mid-October, international flights are reduced for the winter months.
It's cheaper to fly to Dublin outside the tourist season. June, July and August flights are likely to be the most expensive. From March it's summer season in Ireland but from October flights are likely to be considerably cheaper.
The Croke Park Hotel is a perennial Dublin favourite. This eco-friendly hotel is located close to Dublin Airport, Croke Park, the Garden of Remembrance, and the James Joyce Cultural Centre. The hotel serves meals and is within walking distance of the city center.
The Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin is located close to Grafton Street, with most of Dublin's landmarks within easy reach. Dublin Airport is about 6 miles from the hotel. In the lobby are black-and-white photographs that depict old and modern life in Dublin.
The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel is located in central Dublin and is an excellent family-oriented hotel. An airport shuttle can be arranged and you'll soon be within a 10-minute drive of War Memorial Gardens and Tallaght Stadium. There is a gym, and the LJ Bar and Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch.
The Arlington O' Connel Hotel is also a great family establishment. Designed with affordability in mind it's within strolling distance of the Spire, Temple Bar and Dublin Castle. St. Stephen's Green, and the Natural History Museum are 15 minutes away.
The North Star Hotel is a great city hotel option for couples. Located in Amiens Street in central Dublin, it's only a 10-minute walk from Croke Park, the Abbey Theatre and Custom House. The Convention Centre and O'Connell Bridge are also nearby.
The Westbury Hotel offers old style elegance in the heart of Dublin. The hotel was renovated in 2009 and is just off Grafton Street close to Trinity College and Temple Bar. Dublin International Airport is just over 5 miles away. A grand staircase leads to the first-floor and the Wilde restaurant serves Irish meals. The hotel organizes airport transfers.
The 5-star Shelbourne Dublin is a Renaissance Hotel located in a majestic building. It's the most popular city center hotel in Dublin. Rooms are opulent and generously furnished with all the modern conveniences and complimentary Wi-Fi. There is a Spa offering wellness treatments and pampering. Airport transfers are arranged.
The Intercontinental Dublin is an elegant luxury hotel in Ballsbridge and a favorite among many travelers for its close proximity to the CBD, landmarks and attractions. There are 197 luxurious rooms and suites with views of the skyline coast and mountains.
The Paramount Hotel is a comfortable 3-star hotel situated close to modern amenities in the Dublin CBD. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi for business and leisure guests. It has a reception desk open 24/7.
The Jury's Inn Parnell Street is a delightful 3-star hotel in central Dublin, close to the James Joyce Centre, Gallery of Modern Art, Henry Street, the Spire, Abbey Theatre, Temple Bar, and Trinity College. A restaurant serves meals and a lounge offers pub fare throughout the day.