The charm and history of Dublin are known worldwide but it is something you can only truly understand by visiting the place itself and witnessing its magical spots. Museums to the troubled history of Ireland, and to the great writers and artists that came from here, are just part of the magic of this city. Visit on St Patrick’s Day, and you can see the city’s river, the Liffey, dyed green, while at nearby St James’ Gate you’ll find the original Guinness brewery, where perhaps Ireland’s most famous export is made. If you’re looking for somewhere to rest your head for the night, you’ll appreciate the following bed and breakfasts in Dublin, Ireland, which put you in the heart of Ireland’s capital.
This peaceful B&B in the upmarket Drumcondra area of Dublin is a perfect resting spot for people wanting to experience the thrills of Dublin and is just a ten-minute drive from the airport. Every room has a TV, and there is free WiFi throughout, while the city centre is just a short walk (15 minutes on average) from the door. In a quarter of an hour, on foot, you can be sampling a pint of Guinness in Temple Bar, or at the national GAA stadium Croke Park. Offering exceptional value and delicious cooked breakfasts, this is a place worth checking out (and checking into).
An impeccably-decorated B&B with a traditional feel, Gardiner Lodge is perfectly located for visitors to the city who want to get to all of its attractions quickly and easily. It’s just 600 m (656 yds) from the Irish Emigration Museum, an ideal place to learn about the history of the substantial Irish diaspora. It’s also1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Temple Bar and a very short drive from the airport. With the Dublin Convention Centre also close by, it’s an ideal place to stay on a business trip to the capital.
The centrally-located B&B is a family-run endeavour, and the homely feel of the accommodation really comes through as a result. For the “breakfast” part of the title, a range of healthy foods are on offer, ensuring that vegetarian and child-friendly options are taken care of. Five minutes by car from Croke Park, the property also has a garden terrace that is open to guests and is a wonderful place to sit outside with a drink on a warm summer’s day.
Address: 217 Swords Road
Smoke alarms Luggage storage Non-smoking rooms First aid kit available Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Ticket service Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Golf course (within 3 km)
In the renowned Blackrock area of Dublin, this B&B offers a spot of luxury for guests who want a quiet stay. As well as your own private bathroom, you’ll have a flat-screen TV in your room, and free toiletries and a hairdryer laid on. 2.3 mi away (3.8 km), you’ll find the Aviva Stadium, home to the national rugby and football teams and a venue for huge open-air concerts. A full Irish breakfast is another of the treats you can look forward to, and if you weren’t convinced already, that should be enough to make your mind up!
This B&B will be perfect for literary-inclined travellers, as it is just five minutes’ walk away from the birthplace of one of the great Irish writers, George Bernard Shaw. It’s also a five-minute drive to both the Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar - although we’d recommend that if you’re visiting either of those parts of the city, you at least make the return trip in a taxi. The Irish Museum of Modern Art is also a short jaunt away, and with a vast breakfast menu offering something for everyone, you’ll find this B&B has everything you could want.
Directly opposite the British embassy, this B&B in the Ballsbridge area of the city is a very sound option for visitors who want a quiet time. Each room has a radio (and most have a TV), while WiFi and tea/coffee-making facilities are also standard. Every morning, traditional Irish breakfasts are served in the communal dining room, and public transport links are excellent - including an Aircoach stop just three minutes from the property that takes you directly to Dublin Airport.
This Georgian-era B&B was once part of the estate belonging to famed Irish senator and agricultural reformer Sir Horace Plunkett. It’s easy to see the links to gentry from the moment you turn down the driveway to a high-quality house with traditional decor and furnishings. From here, you can be at the country’s most famous racecourse, Leopardstown in just ten minutes, while Ireland’s largest shopping mall is also close by (15 minutes by car). It’s a particularly fine option if you sail to Dublin - the harbour at Dun Laoghaire is just 15 minutes away.
In the suburb of Ballsbridge in the leafy Dublin 4 area of the city, Aaron Court is an Edwardian-era house offering a comfortable place to stay for the duration of your break in Ireland’s capital city. It’s on Merrion Road, in what is referred to as the “Embassy Belt” - it shares a street with the British Embassy and is close to the US building too. Each room includes a small ensuite bathroom along with TV and WiFi, and there is a shared lounge for guests to relax in after a day’s sight-seeing. The RDS, home to Leinster’s all-conquering rugby team, is three minutes away by car.
The stylish Almara B&B is well-located for all areas of Dublin, with a short 10-minute drive to the 3 Arena, the city’s premier entertainment venue. There is also a bus stop directly outside, with buses every 15 minute running the short route into the city centre. Handily, the proprietors also make available discounts to many of the city’s top attractions thanks to a linkup with Ireland’s tourist board, Failte. Each room has either a shared or ensuite bathroom, with fresh towels and hairdryer supplied.
This excellent-value property is just ten minutes from the centre of Dublin. Each room has a TV and ensuite bathroom, and all common areas, as well as some of the rooms, have free WiFi access. You’ll also be close to numerous areas of tourist interest, such as the Jameson Distillery, Croke Park and Temple Bar. The B&B is also extremely close to the airport - just 7 km (4.3 mi) away.
Botanic View B&B
Address: 3 Iona Road, Glasnevin
Find a gem of a B&B on the Emerald Isle
You’ll love Dublin - everyone who visits this splendid hive of Irish culture and custom finds that they fall deeply for it pretty much immediately. By booking into any of the above Bed and Breakfasts, you’ll get to see the city at its dynamic best, and be well-rested for the sight-seeing trips you plan to make in this fair city. Comfort, style and Irish hospitality await you in a country and city filled with stories - so why not check these options out today?
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