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Need a budget, family-friendly hotel in Dublin

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Need a budget, family-friendly hotel in Dublin

My husband and I will be in Dublin for 2 nights in mid-October 2014 with our 4 year old daughter. We arrive at 7:00 a.m. on an overseas flight, so we are hoping for a hotel that could offer early check in so we can nap for a few hours on arrival. Might we have more luck with a larger hotel? We'd like to stay within a 20-30 minute walk of the central sites. We'll need a room with a one or two Queen beds or one King bed.

I've identified a couple of good prospects but both are in the 140 - 160 Euro range. Is it realistic to think we might find something closer to the 100 - 120 Euro range? Any suggestions? I've already checked out all the options in the thread on mid-range hotels.

We fly out of Dublin at 8:30 a.m. on October 25. Normally, I'd want to stay in the city-centre for our last night, but I am thinking we might book an airport hotel as they're cheaper and we'll likely turn in by 8:30 p.m. anyway for our daughter's sake.

Any suggestions for a family-friendly hotel in the city centre in the under 120 Euro range, and a good airport hotel option for a family?

Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Need a budget, family-friendly hotel in Dublin

Try www.trivago.co.uk and you'll find a range of options.

Hotels worth looking at which offer rooms with a double and extra single for a child would include

Jurys Inn

The Mespil just on the outskirts of the centre, a straightforward 15-20 minute walk to centre of town (or a cheap cab ride) , a quieter location than being in the centre itself, lots of neighbourhood restaurants including italian/pizza etching and local shops, could be ideal

Hilton Doubletree (previously known as The Burlington), but refurbed and rebranded. Similar to the Mespil, local places to eat etc

Jurys Inn, various locations,

Th Maldron John Rogerson's Quay,

A bit further out, easy bus ride or cab Bewleys in Ballsbridge, again plenty of neighbourhood restaurants and the bonus of Herbert Park great for kids. Again much quieter than being right in the centre.

Good rates available on all of the above for October, BUT you may find the best rates through a site like www.trivago.co.uk for example booking direct with the hotel The Mespil is showing way over budget, much better rates via Trivago.

If you wanted a more relaxed, guesthouse type experience take a look at Waterloo House. Near to the Mespil but smaller and privately owned. A friendly place and quiet, especially if you ask for a room overlooking. The garden at the back. Currently looks a bit over budget but worth considering.www.waterloohouse.ie

All of the.above offer rooms with a double bed and a extra single for a child, and we've either used them or know someone who has, so feel free to ask any questions

Regarding early checkin, ! think you'd be very lucky to get such a early checkin, worth asking but unlikely due to check out times for the previous guests. Worth asking, but your best best if you want to be sure of access to a room on arrival first thing in the morning might be to book the room for the night before.

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2. Re: Need a budget, family-friendly hotel in Dublin

This is a decent downtown hotel that should come in on budget.


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3. Re: Need a budget, family-friendly hotel in Dublin

Between Dublin Airport and the city centre - closer to the city centre - you will find the mainly residential areas called Drumcondra and Glasnevin.

Egan's Guesthouse in Glasnevin offers early check in for an additional price and their rate does not include breakfast, although it is available on the premises.

The guesthouse has triple rooms and various family room combinations:



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4. Re: Need a budget, family-friendly hotel in Dublin

Have a look at Leeson Bridge Hotel they have apartments as well and it is only a 10 walk to St.Stephens Green and the airport bus stops outside it.

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5. Re: Need a budget, family-friendly hotel in Dublin

There is a growing trend for families to take apartments. However a lot of places look for a minimum of 3 nights stay. Have a look at www.halfpennybridge.ie and you might find some good ideas.

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