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Where to stay that is central and quiet?

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Where to stay that is central and quiet?

Hi - we are three women travelling for a weekend in September. We would like a reasonably priced (3*) hotel or guest house/B&B. We are looking for a central location (culture rather than bars) without too much walking or bus rides. We need somewhere quiet - not on the stag/hen circuit. I'm not sure which location we should be looking for or which reviewed B&Bs/hotels would be best.

Any tips gratefully received. Thanks

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1. Re: Where to stay that is central and quiet?

Suggest you check out hotels in the vicinity of Merrion Square - it is a good location for National Gallery, National Museum, Trinity College and shopping generally -and is removed a little from the noisier part of town. However, not sure how cheap the hotels are in this area -maybe check out the Davenport, Alexandra and Mont Clare (all adjacent to each other and owned by the same company). Otherwise, try hotels on or near St Stephens Green. Avoid Temple Bar area if you wish to avoid hen parties etc.

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2. Re: Where to stay that is central and quiet?

We just returned from Dublin. Spent 2 nights at a 45e/person B&B on a bus line 10 minutes from City Center. This B&B was clean and adequate. It's called the Aghadoe House and is about a 10 minute walk from the Botanic Gardens [which were a VERY pleasant surprise and worth the visit} and also 10 minutes from a pretty good restaurant which wasn't overpriced. The #19 bus runs right to the museums/ Merriam's Square area and there are also 2 other bus lines that you can catch just down the street that go to town.

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3. Re: Where to stay that is central and quiet?

Bewleys hotel is very nice. The location is good and its a short bus ride to city centre. It's not a typical hen/stag place. The Capital Trinity is nice also and you can walk into town - the area is not as quiet as Bewleys.

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4. Re: Where to stay that is central and quiet?

I have just returned from a three-girls weekend in Dublin. We stayed in Cassidy's Hotel on O'Connell Street. A short walk into the city centre, lovely walks along the river and away from the night life. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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5. Re: Where to stay that is central and quiet?

Check out where you are going to stay. There are bad locations in Dublin that have cheaper accommodation that wuldnt be safe for a woman to walk on her own at night.

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6. Re: Where to stay that is central and quiet?

It might be helpful if you let people know where these 'bad locations' are rather than just ominously mentioning them.

The Ketchup Bottle
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7. Re: Where to stay that is central and quiet?

Dublins the same as any city in the world and has good and bad areas. Im not giving names and starting hate posts. But one example Ballymun. Bad reputation bad areas but also new nice hotel in nice new redeveloped area. Some areas safe and some not. See? Both good and bad so dont start the hate posts. Look into the hotels location and the areas you will have to walk around before booking.

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8. Re: Where to stay that is central and quiet?

I dont mean look into Ballymun only. Look into ALL areas.

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9. Re: Where to stay that is central and quiet?

Please note, if your planned visit is on the weekend of 20th and 21st September, the All Ireland Gaelic Football Final is taking place on the Sunday afternoon and, overall, it will be a busy, colourful weekend with plenty of atmosphere:

visitdublin.com/Events/Sports/Detail.aspx…

Some other September Dublin Events here:

visitdublin.com/Events/Festivals/dublin.aspx

visitdublin.com/Events/…dublin.aspx

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10. Re: Where to stay that is central and quiet?

A couple of people warned us to be careful because we were staying on O'Connell Street. I think one of them thought we were drunk as we were being a little loud. From what I can gather it is not recommended that you go there as a single female while inebriated after about 11 o'clock. The the three of us strolling home together at 10.30pm felt perfectly safe.