Category Archives: Ireland

Guest post: Dublin on a Budget

Submitted by Alex Siborn

The perfect city to visit on a shoestring, Dublin is home to museums and galleries offering free admission, along with a wealth of other things to see and do. Book yourself into a great value room at one of the Travelodge Dublin hotels and prepare to enjoy the city without breaking the bank.

Getting Around

Dublin is a relatively small city which you can enjoy on foot with ease. If you’d prefer to explore on wheels however, why not hire a Dublinbike? For just 5 Euros for three days, you can hire a bike from any of the 15 locations dotted throughout the city, enabling you to get around at a somewhat quicker pace. Continue reading Guest post: Dublin on a Budget

Teen travel: Easter in Dublin

With the Easter bank holiday providing a rare chance of an extended weekend, it seemed only right to get away for some sightseeing to Dublin.

I decided to arrange a visit to Dublin for my teenage sister and I. With it being Easter the usual attractions such as Guinness Factory and the Jamesons Distillery were closed (no alcohol is served anywhere on Good Friday). Continue reading Teen travel: Easter in Dublin

Best Western Academy Plaza, Dublin, Ireland

For a recent stay in Dublin, I needed somewhere close to the main shopping areas but affordable and offering a safe and quiet location to stay with my younger sister. After some research I decided upon the Best Western Academy Plaza located just off Upper O’Connell Street. As we had an early flight, I wanted to ensure that we had somewhere to store our luggage allowing us to get stuck into our sightseeing. Following an email and a ‘Tweet’ courtesy of Twitter, this was arranged as a much welcomed add-on for our stay. Continue reading Best Western Academy Plaza, Dublin, Ireland

The Camden Court Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

In April 2010 I arranged a two-night break to Dublin courtesy of a cheap flight with Ryanair seeking a change of scene from home 🙂

Having decided upon the destination, I was looking for a hotel that would meet my needs by being:

  • Relatively close to the main areas itinerary – primarily Temple Bar
  • Central enough to view key sights on my itinerary – Guiness Factory and Jamesons Distillery
  • Offered a pool AND gym (at the time I was keen to develop my swimming ability!)
  • Within reasonable budget to not break the bank during the stay – essential!

After much browsing via a preferred provider, I decided upo the Camden Court Hotel which at around £50 per night offered all the facilities that I needed and was not too far from the main attractions of Dublin. Continue reading The Camden Court Hotel, Dublin, Ireland