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On A Budget by Mairead Foley
With the current economic climate
we are all looking for ways to save money, this does not mean however that
you cannot take that well-deserved holiday! The following article takes
a look at Dublin city and offers some great tips and advise on how to holiday
in this great European city on a budget.
FLYING TO DUBLIN
|Dublin Airport is conveniently
located approximately 10km north of Dublin City Centre. Dublin Airport
is Ireland's busiest airport with over 33 airlines catering for both direct
and transfer flights making this wonderful city easily accessible from
all corners of the world. When booking flights you will want to avail of
the best price possible, the following tips can certainly pay off when
booking a flight to Dublin:
Shop around - Prices do change
so it is advisable to shop around, check online and with your local travel
agent and compare prices. There is a huge difference in airline prices
between high and low season. During high season there is great demand and
prices are normally at their most expensive. During low season airlines
can cut their rates dramatically to attract business. So if you can travel
during low season you could save yourself a considerable amount of money.
There are some great last
minute deals available and you can bag yourself a bargain, however, booking
well in advance can also be a money saver! The 'Low Fares Airlines' are
cheaper when booked in advance and continue to increase in price closer
to the date as seats are filled. For 'Charter Flights', seats are sold
at a higher rate in advance, and closer to the date prices are cut on all
|Booking on-line can save
you money, time and hassle. Be aware however of any hidden extras and ensure
to go to the end of the booking process to view all taxes, insurance and
any other additional fees that may be added on. Never confirm a booking
until you are fully aware of the total price!
Be as flexible as you can
when choosing your dates, weekdays are normally cheaper than weekends and
flight times can also make an impact on price. Research and research again,
then compare pricing.
Unfortunately there is no
one rule to purchase cheap flights, but the above information can help
in achieving just that. Never ponder too long on a great deal and if the
time is right, and most important, if the PRICE is right then book that
TRANSPORT IN DUBLIN
Bus - Dublin provides over
1200 buses serving over 200 routes in Dublin city.
Tram - The Luas is Dublin's
light rail transit system and is a popular and efficient means of getting
around the city.
Rent a Bike
FREE DUBLIN ATTRACTIONS
Dublin City has an abundance
of fantastic tourist attractions only waiting to be discovered. Some attractions
in Dublin charge an admission fee, these however are pretty reasonable
but if you are strictly sticking to that budget you will be happy to hear
that Dublin also has an abundance of free attractions well worth a visit
and all it will cost you is time and time well spent!
|The 'Dublin Pass' is also
a fantastic way to save money while you explore Dublin City. Offering free
entry to approximately 30 tourist attractions in Dublin, The 'Dublin Pass'
is a great money saver and also entitles the holder to great discounts
and savings at many restaurants, shops and cafés!
EATING OUT IN DUBLIN
You certainly will be spoilt
for choice when it comes to dining in Dublin. Dublin has huge selection
of fine restaurants and cafés peppered about its city that will
satisfy all tastes and budgets. If you are on a budget I am sure Michelin
Stars are not a priority, however this does not mean you have to dine 'a
la take-away' every day!
Always check the displayed
menu of each eatery and if the dishes are tempting ensure the price is
just the same! Don't be afraid to ask for some advice and suggestions from
your host or some local people.
Featured Dublin Hotels
About the Author: Mairead
writes for GoIreland.com - Ireland's leading travel and accommodation website.
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DUBLIN HOTELS - REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
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Western Premier Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin
This hotel is located in
Dublin, and Gate Theatre, General Post Office, and The Spire are area attractions.
Other attractions include Croke Park. Dining options at Best Western Premier
Academy Plaza Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service
is available 24 hours a day. This 3.0-star property offers small meeting
rooms and audio-visual equipment. Wireless Internet access is available
in public areas. This Dublin property has event space consisting of banquet
facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Additional property amenities
include a coffee shop/café, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff.
Hotels Ballsbridge Inn. Dublin
D4 Hotels Ballsbridge Inn
is located in Dublin, close to Landsdowne Road, Croke Park, and National
Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square. Nearby points of interest also include
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and History and The O2. Dining
options at D4 Hotels Ballsbridge Inn include a restaurant and a bar/lounge.
Spa amenities include massage/treatment rooms, beauty services, and a hair
salon. This 3.0-star property offers small meeting rooms and secretarial
services. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas.
The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Guest parking is available
for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café,
a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Dylan Hotel is located in
central Dublin, close to National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square,
Croke Park, and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and History. Nearby
points of interest also include St. Stephen's Green and Trinity College.
Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. This 5.0-star property
offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service.
Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available
in public areas. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Business
services and wedding services are available. Additional property amenities
include a library, valet parking, and a concierge desk. This is a smoke-free
Inn Christchurch, Dublin
Jurys Inn Christchurch is
located in Dublin, close to Dublinia, Christ Church Cathedral, and Dublin
Castle. Nearby points of interest also include Four Courts and St. Patrick's
Cathedral. Dining options at Jurys Inn Christchurch include a restaurant
and a bar/lounge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café,
multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. Bathrooms feature hair dryers.
Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones with voice mail. Rooms also include
coffee/tea makers and electronic/magnetic keys. Housekeeping is offered
and guests may request irons/ironing boards.
Located in Dublin, Mespil
Hotel is in the business district and close to National Gallery of Ireland
at Merrion Square, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and History,
and Croke Park. Nearby points of interest also include St. Stephen's Green
and Trinity College. Dining options at Mespil Hotel include a restaurant
and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Complimentary
wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Complimentary guest
parking is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff,
and laundry facilities.
Suites Dublin, Stephens Hall, Dublin
This hotel is located in
Dublin, and Iveagh Gardens, St. Stephen's Green, and National Museum of
Ireland - Archaeology and History are area attractions. Other attractions
include Croke Park. Premier Suites Dublin, Stephens Hall features gift
shops/newsstands, currency exchange, and self parking. Room service is
available. Additional property amenities include a porter/bellhop. Bathrooms
feature hair dryers. In addition to in-room safes, guestrooms offer phones
with voice mail. Plasma televisions are available in guestrooms. Rooms
also include trouser presses, irons/ironing boards, and clock radios.
North Star Hotel and Premier Club Suites, Dublin
Set in the heart of Dublin,
this hotel is close to Custom House and Croke Park, as well as The Spire.
Additional attractions include Trinity College. Dining options at The North
Star Hotel and Premier Club Suites include a restaurant and a bar/lounge.
Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include
a sauna and a fitness facility. This 3.0-star property has a business center
and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and audio-visual
equipment. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public
areas. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk and
laundry facilities. This is a smoke-free property.