I am planning on visiting Dublin for a long weekend but am not familiar with the area.
From what I read, the Temple Bar area is the most lively and has alot to do.
I am looking for a reaonably priced Hotel or Bed and Breakfast to stay at for 4 nights.
Any recomendations are greatly appreciated! Thanks!
We stayed here the first time I visited. It was nice and clean with a good breakfast, and a short bus ride from the city centre, if I remember right.
Hi there Jomile,
even though I'm from Ireland I rarely use hotels in Dublin (that's what friends are for) but here's two sites you could try and I'm sure there's bound to be something to suit you...
www.visitdublin.com and/or www.gulliver.ie
If you still can't find anything send me a PM and I'll do my best to find something for you.
Temple Bar is lively alright but not somewhere I personally would go (but I'm not young)... If I want to see a lot of British Hen and Stag Parties I could always go to Manchester, London or any Eastern Europe capital city with a Ryanair connection.
Plenty of other places to have fun in Dublin though and Temple Bar is worth a visit of course just to get your bearings.
Thank you both for your replies. I found some great info on things to do and hotels from the websites.
In fact, im a bit overwealmed by all the things to do! I think im going to try out a hotel in the Temple Bar area. However i will only be in dublin for 3 full days and im not exactly sure about what to see and where to eat.
I am meeting some special there and want to take her to a nice dinner. I see alot of places to eay but dont want anything too touristy. I also read that its nice to watch the sunset over the river. Any suggestions on those?
Thanks again for your advice.
I've never been myself, but the restaurant in the U2 hotel looks mighty fine (I peeked in the window). It's a bit pricey, but it looks delicious. It's in the Temple Bar area.
Let me know when you're travelling and I'll see if I can find a nice restaurant for you.
As for sunset over the river, I'm sure it may be nice but I've never actually noticed, you see the river flows East out to sea... but who knows?
Somewhere special to eat: I hear the Mermaid Cafe on Dame Street is really good, and is right beside Temple Bar. Have always meant to go. Also, I would recommend Monty's of Kathmandu for nepalese food, it's very good. It's near to the Irish Film Institute (IFI) which is good for arthouse films and a quick bite to eat. Queen of Tarts in Cow's Lane is excellent for lunch and has amazing cakes and pastries. I'm afraid I can't recommend a hotel, as i live in Dublin and never use them, as the other poster said! Although if you need advice on anything else, ask away, I have lived here 13 yrs
For some fun ideas take a look at local website Hidden Dublin http://www.hidden-dublin.com it's got some good money saving tips.