Best places to stay in Dublin
Where to stay in Dublin
Despite being the commercial and cosmopolitan Irish capital, Dublin gives you a compact, country-like feel. The overly hospitable locals and various price-bracketed options ranging from chic hotels to city-centre apartments make the entire city a perfect base for vacationers. So if you are travelling across Ireland and seeking a perfect stay in the 1,000 year old Dublin city, try searching among our insider’s guide to top 3 places for accommodations in Dublin:
1. City Centre North
If you wish to be in close proximity to everything the city has to offer, then nothing beats the City Centre. All the main attractions rest in an easy walking distance, be it the shopping area of Grafton Street, the historic Trinity College or the cultural quarter of Temple Bar. General Post Office is one of the many Dublin’s luminaries. Cafes, restaurants and bars line the streets in this locality, besides an impeccable public transport system to connect you to Dublin’s neighborhoods. Take a stroll down the Liffey Boardwalk if you wish to explore the alfresco cafes of the Italian Quarters. However, the neighborhood being noisy even at late hours is quite a fly in the ointment.
2. St. Stephen’s Green
This lush green locality lies to the South of Trinity College and is linked to it by Grafton Street. Merrion Square rests to the west of it, where beautiful Georgian houses lay iin elegance with Dublin’s iconic doorways. Visit the Leinster House Parliament building if you are a history-buff. The leafy waterfront walks of Grand canal, just west to St. Stephen’s Green are a perfect haven for locals after work. Travelers also fancy Portobello’s well-maintained Victorian-styled, red-brick terraces. As you move further south, the splendid suburbs of Ballsbridge offer many upscale restros and hotels for tourists making it the right place to stay in Dublin.
3. Dun Laoghaire
Seven miles south of Dublin city is this charming coastal neighborhood of Dublin, a mere 20-minute ride from the City centre. The two huge piers are the most loved promenading points here. Spectacular rolling hills surround this beautiful neighborhood, making it ideal for peace seekers and nature lovers. Going further south, you reach Sandycove, a cozy bathing spot flocked by locals and travelers alike. The centuries-old Martello Tower houses the famous James Joyce Museum. Fishing is a popular activity here; you can rent rods and boats from one of the many operators at harbor. You can even try a hand at sailing, swimming or hiking up to one of the many mountains around.
Rough on the exterior, but soft and warm on the inside, Irish culture is a must-have on your bucket list. So don’t miss out on the magical Scandinavian North!