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1. Posted by naci (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

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Hi,

We are a family of 3 (9y boy) planning couple of days in
Dublin in Aug.
Need hotel recommendation and places to see.

Thannks.

2. Posted by NatDoog (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

Dear Naci,

I would recommend staying in a B&B in Dublin as they are very comfortable, family friendly and you get the true Irish hospitality. With a young boy, I think you should definitely opt to stay on the south side of the river Liffey as it will prove safer especially when walking places in the evening.

There are some excellent B&Bs on both Upper and Lower Leeson St, Morehampton rd and Ranelagh Rd - all within walking distance to the city. The aircoach (blue bus from airport) also stops on leeson st & Morehampton road making it easy to get to and from the airport. I don't know the exact names but if you log on to www.ireland.ie or www.discoverireland.com they have accommodation listed.

In terms of sights, you can't go past the Guinness Factory which has a fantastic view of Dublin from the bar at the top - takes a good few hours. St Stephens Green park is beautiful as well. Temple Bar is full of tourists so don't bust your boiler to go there. And making a trip to Johnny Foxes pub, in the beautiful hills just outside Dublin (about a €20 taxi fare each way) is definitely worth it, they are a touristy pub but you will get excellent food, great service, a very Irish experience with Irish singing and dancing etc and your son will also enjoy it. It books up quickly on weekends so best to ring ahead. They do lunch and dinners but lunch might be best as they restrict Children after 7.30pm. www.jfp.ie or phone (01) 295 5647.

Hope you have a fantastic time!

NatDoog

P.S. The information centre in St Stephens Green shopping centre at the top of Grafton st in the city gives away very good free maps of Dublin city which might be useful.

3. Posted by SusanMur (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

check out the following sites to see if any of these hotels suit. They are city centre based so easy access to all the attractions and they are budget which will suit a family.

Ripley Court Hotel
Central Hotel
Charles Stewart Guesthouse
Blooms Hotel
Quality Hotel Dublin City
Comfort Inn Smithfield
Royal Dublin Hotel

Hope this helps.