Apologies in advance for what is probably the most preposterous question I've ever posted on TA . Here goes . . .
We are travelling in Ireland for two weeks, with the second week staying in a cottage rental and spending the first hitting up Dublin, Galway, Cork and some sights in between . . . staying at a nice hotel in Dublin, but hotels get a bit sterile and boring . . . for Galway trying to decide between all of us staying in a big room at the Park House OR staying in two rooms at a B&B in one of the surrounding areas. We are two adults and three kids ages 8, 11 and 13. Not little little kids but not all teens either. For us to be comfortable at this B&B we would need to put the kids in one room and stay across the hall.
This arrangement makes me nervous. We are not in the middle of nowhere--there are lots of pubs and restaurants around. My biggest worry is someone climbing through the window and snatching my 8 yr old daughter. However, I know the chances of that happening are statistically itty bitty but is it completely unheard of? This is a decent sized B&B so there will definitely be other lodgers.
By the way, cost-wise, the B&B is only a little cheaper than a big room at the Park. B&Bs might be more economical for couples or singles but not for families. We are primarily doing it for the experience.
Frankly, if this were the US I probably wouldn't do it but since it's Ireland I am assuming it is okay.
Also, I am not a hysterical person and my family travels a bit but this would probably be the first time we have stayed in two separate rooms so this is a first for me. Any thoughts would be appreciated.