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Hotel or Guest House near Dublin City University

Sep 14th, 2007, 09:14 AM
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Hotel or Guest House near Dublin City University

My daughter leaves tomorrow for a Semester at DCU. Her mom and I plan to visit the last week of October, and are looking for reasonable, clean accomodations in the area. We received some recommendation from the University ... a number were near the airport, which doesn't excite me very much.

One that looks fairly nice is called Egan's House ... pretty decent reviews in trip Advisor. Is anyone familiar with the place? Any others worth looking at in the area?

Thanks
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Sep 14th, 2007, 10:56 AM
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Anything?
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Sep 14th, 2007, 12:19 PM
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Hi Larry,

DCU has a lot of campuses around Dublin, so I'm not exactly sure where you'll want to be near...but on nights out with work (ie, parties, etc.) where we can't drive home, I've stayed and recommend The Harcourt Hotel - they have simple (not very luxurious) but adequate rooms, with decent (if old) bathrooms, bar/restaurant/club downstairs - and the location couldn't be better - 2 minute walk to Stephen's Green / Grafton Street, beside the Luas stop at Harcourt Street, etc. Rates are good, if you don't want to spend an arm and a leg! Google them to get their direct website - and I also think they have apartment facilties nearby that can be rented short-term (few nights) also. I'll check out Egan's House and see what I think and try to get back to you. If you need help with anything else, just let me know! Take care and enjoy your time here!
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Sep 14th, 2007, 12:26 PM
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OK - I just checked out Egan's House for you and see that it's in Glasnevin - a section of the city on the Northside of Dublin (you'll probably be hearing things about the Northside and the Southside - this is based on the River Liffey running thru the middle of the city). There is the city centre - all the area in / around the Liffey - ie, O'Connell Street, Jervis Street, up to Grafton Street and Stephen's Green, etc. The area I told you to stay is in the city centre southside. It's central and I also did a search on the hotel and while the reviews didn't seem particularly good, I'd still recommend the hotel to people as I find it's value for money and never had an issue with noise. You have a bit of time before you leave so I'll ask some friends and try to advise further soon. Sorry, I hope I've been of some help to you!
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Sep 14th, 2007, 12:45 PM
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Thanks for the information, TB, it is very helpful.. I wasn't aware thatDCU had multiple campuses; she will be attending one on or near Ballymun Road.
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