Dublin Hotels

Jan 10th, 2006, 06:24 PM
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Dublin Hotels

I will be in Dublin in March or April for a few days. A friend is travelling with me. We are both - well let's say - over 50 and we each want our own room. We are on a budget and have been checking out affordable hotels in Dublin City. As soon as we find something that seems affordable we then read the reviews and find complaints of noise. This noise is not just from street traffic but apparently comes mostly from bars. A theme that runs through many reviews is that this has become worse in recent years because of the non smoking rules in bars. The drinkers now spill out into the streets or patios to smoke. We are both light sleepers and have a hard enough time without this type of noise going on to 4am. We intend to stay 3 nights in Dublin before moving on to see the rest of Ireland. We want to stay close to all that there is to see in Dublin and we will rent a car as we leave the city. We can afford 2 rooms at around $100.00 (approx. 83 Euros) per night for each room. I would love to hear from someone who can recommend a nice quiet place that won't cost us an arm and a leg. We are looking forward to seeing Dublin and all Ireland so very much. Thank you.
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Jan 10th, 2006, 06:29 PM
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I was last in Dublin in November, and stayed at the Central Hotel (great price, excellent location, quiet).
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Jan 11th, 2006, 04:29 AM
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Check out the Camden Court--they might have rates close to that and my recollection is that noise was not an issue. It's a couple blocks from the very central city, but well located and a quite nice hotel. I'd stay there again.
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Jan 11th, 2006, 04:36 AM
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Jurys Inn Christchurch. The price is in your range and the only noise I recall was the church bells on Sunday morning.
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Jan 14th, 2006, 01:43 PM
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Thank you all for your replies in response to my e-mail asking for recommendations for a quiet and affordable hotel in Dublin. We have narrowed our list down and will decide when it's closer to our departure date. Thanks again.
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Jan 17th, 2006, 03:16 AM
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I would not leave it any later as booking go up in March with St patricks day and people stay on afterwards for holidays.
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Jan 18th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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Thank you for your suggestion about booking now. We hadn't thought about the effect St. Patrick's Day will have on accomodation, etc. We are in the process now of booking hotels, a car and a cell phone.
Thanks again for your help.
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Jan 18th, 2006, 11:02 AM
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Three of us stayed at Stephens Hall Hotel and Suites in one of their two-bedroom apartment-style rooms when we were there in March of 2002. It's only a block or so from St. Stephen's Green, the rooms were lovely and large (2 bedrooms, bath, full kitchen, dining room, living room) and the staff was helpful and friendly. And it was quiet. I think we paid about $210/night for the 2-bedroom suite but I don't know what the prices are now. I'd stay there again, absolutely. Definitely book now for St. Patrick's week -- it does get quite crowded for the parade and festivities.
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Jan 18th, 2006, 11:14 AM
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Try the pembroke townhouse at: http://www.pembroketownhouse.ie/ We stayed there in May. Very quiet and about a 15-20 minute walk to the city center. You can wander through St. Stephens Green on your walk in that direction.

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