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    • Cotta
    • By Cotta 28th Nov 19, 1:11 PM
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    Staying in Dublin
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    • 28th Nov 19, 1:11 PM
    Staying in Dublin 28th Nov 19 at 1:11 PM
    Hi All,


    Does anyone have any recommendation of where to stay for a weekend in Dublin in the new year? Something that is nice but not too expensive but would make a nice romantic getaway.


    Thanks in advance.
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    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 28th Nov 19, 1:22 PM
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    • 28th Nov 19, 1:22 PM
    Really depends on how many people.


    As a couple?


    I like the pub on the corner over the road from Dublin's oldest pub. (
    O'Sheas Merchant & Ned O' Sheas)



    Can be a bit noisy being on a main road. All that depends on you. Is in a good place though.


    More towards the other side? Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin is also nice.


    Those are for couples, if you are a groups, apartments are a better deal most times.
    • Cotta
    • By Cotta 28th Nov 19, 2:47 PM
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    • 28th Nov 19, 2:47 PM
    Really depends on how many people.


    As a couple?


    I like the pub on the corner over the road from Dublin's oldest pub. (
    O'Sheas Merchant & Ned O' Sheas)



    Can be a bit noisy being on a main road. All that depends on you. Is in a good place though.


    More towards the other side? Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin is also nice.


    Those are for couples, if you are a groups, apartments are a better deal most times.
    Originally posted by Carrot007
    It's for a couple.
    • Cotta
    • By Cotta 2nd Dec 19, 3:58 PM
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    Any other takers on this?
    • wifeforlife
    • By wifeforlife 2nd Dec 19, 11:07 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 19, 11:07 PM
    Hey Cotta

    We recently stayed in the Marlin, opposite St Stephens Green shopping centre, it's still fairly new but was really lovely but my fav place is The Dylan it's gorgeous!!
    • baldeagle09
    • By baldeagle09 8th Dec 19, 7:29 PM
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    I would advise going in January. Any later and prices escalate pretty quickly with rugby weekends etc.
    Depends also how close you want to be to the centre. If it was me I would stay at Hilton Airport for £81 a night incl breakfast and use the airport buses to get in and out of the city centre (10-12/1)
    Similar choice would be Crowne Plaza in Blanchardstown which has a regular bus service to town
    £90 a night incl breakfast
    In the city itself Hilton Kilmainham £111 per night Sandymount £111 per night at the Aviva stadium..bit old-fashioned but perfectly acceptable. A lot of dross on the North side of the city. Trivago gives accurate reviews 8.3 would be my cut-off! Have stayed also at Hilton Grand Canal and Hilton Garden Inn and can recommend but prices are higher
    • baldeagle09
    • By baldeagle09 8th Dec 19, 7:35 PM
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    If you want to push the boat out a bit 5 star Intercontinental is £177 a night incl breakfast. It is by the RDS Ballsbridge. Haven't stayed there but it looks great!
    • IrishRose12
    • By IrishRose12 8th Dec 19, 11:35 PM
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    Personally I wouldn't go past Jurys Inn on Parnell street, or the Maldron just up the street from Jurys. Both very central, 10min walk away from Grafton street and St. Stephens Green, plus the Luas stop is just 2 mins away from Jurys. I'm just back today from a weekend in the Jurys. Nice relaxing weekend.
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    • guiriman
    • By guiriman 9th Dec 19, 9:11 AM
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    If you want to push the boat out a bit 5 star Intercontinental is £177 a night incl breakfast. It is by the RDS Ballsbridge. Haven't stayed there but it looks great!
    Originally posted by baldeagle09

    I've stayed there (free night via a credit card that comes with a £99 annual fee). The hotel was all very fancy as you'd expect and the room was huge and very comfortable. Unfortunately it also had windows facing a nightclub and the soundproofing wasn't great so that was a definite negative on a Saturday evening. The gym/spa area seemed very nice albeit I only used it to get a shower. Breakfast wasn't included in my rate so can't comment on that. Depends how much time you typically spend in the hotel versus out, I'm more of a 'place to sleep' person but the Intercontinental used the same voucher as the Holiday Inn so why not...
    • qwert yuiop
    • By qwert yuiop 9th Dec 19, 10:37 AM
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    We stayed in the westbury behind grafton street on the first night of our honeymoon. Very special occasion and I wouldn’t be doing it every weekend - even the breakfast was €27 each. Nice, though.
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    • BigAl94
    • By BigAl94 9th Dec 19, 6:29 PM
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    I've used the Mespil a few times and always found it good and prices can be quite reasonable. Nicely located on the canal, easy walk to city centre, car parking and some decent pubs and restaurants nearby https://www.mespilhotel.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiA_rfvBRCPARIsANlV66MXwpmtv9Qx3eiWyPc BelsUFCJT6EfwlXTkraZ_h5A-ftVITRuPGE0aAnhREALw_wcB
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