Great place for fun!!
This is by far the best place to stay while having fun in Temple Bar. It's a very reasonable five minute walk from a TON of sights and nighttime action, but far enough to encourage sound sleep on party nights when other hotels within Temple Bar are swallowed by music and noise until around 4am (especially Thurs, Fri, Sat). Rooms on the church side are either treated to or cursed by the cathedral bells right across the street, depending on your point of view.
If you're looking for a plush, graciously appointed room, stay at the Four Seasons on the other side of town. Don't expect pillowtop mattresses here. This is an affordable, clean, friendly and VERY convenient place to wind down your day or get ready for the night...we had fun watching all the ladies getting gussied up around 8:00pm on party nights.
Everyone in Dublin has a great attitude and Jurys Christchurch is no exception. We found knowledgeable desk staff that was good with directions and the few problems we had were corrected immediately with a genuinely glad heart. We did have one service issue with a wakeup call (there are no alarm clocks in the rooms) which was also dealt with in a very understanding way that turned the situation into a surprisingly positive one. Lesson learned: travel with an alarm clock. Most savvy travelers do anyhow.
Finally the lobby bar is fun and the restaurant is good. Tip: Only get the breakfast if you want a full meal. While the food is great, you get charged the same whether you get a single sausage link or a heaping plate.
Bottom line: Have fun and enjoy the best of Dublin from this ultimate launching point. The location is easily the best in town.
great location, cant get better
I visited this hotel in April 2003. Although the rooms are nothing to write home about, you really cant get a better location. Temple bar area is only 5/10 mins walk, the bus stop (for the bus that takes you round all the city and stops to allow people on and off and places of interest). Only minutes to dining aswell - TGIF's was great. Its also only a 10 min walk to the shops and only about 5 minutes away from the bus stop which you need to get to go to the airport. Restaurant was closed for refurbishment while we were there but there is a great little chippy round the corner and a great restaurant just opposite. Also opposite is a internet cafe at reasonable rates - cheaper than sending postcards anyway. I recommend visiting the Gaol (Jail) among others.
Can you recommend some relatively inexpensive Dublin hotels. I'm travelling with my 13 year old daughter and we're staying there mid-week in two weeks. And if you only had two days to spend in Dublin, which sights would you see?
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Dublin isnt a huge city, so I think you should just take the first day just for walking around the city centre - Stephens Green, Grafton St, Temple Bar, Merrion Sq, Trinity College, O'Connell St, the Spire, Smithfield Chimney Viewing Tower, the Four Courts and Christchurch.
Then on Day 2, if there are any musuems/galleries/shops you want to go to, you can save it til then.
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A great and inexpensive place to stay right in the city centre would be Jurys Inn, Christchurch cheap and very comfortbale.....just a quick walk down dame street brings youi onto Temple Bar.
As for stuff to see..theres loads, the viking tours the literary walks etc......have a browse through www.visitublin.com and www.dublintourist.com. Especially if youre looking for fun things to do for a 13 year old.
Have a great trip