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Need guidance as to the best area to stay in/around Dublin

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Need guidance as to the best area to stay in/around Dublin

Hi everyone! Planning my 2nd trip and need suggestions for the best area to search for hotels in Dublin. We want to spend more time in Dublin but found last time, that we were not in a great location when it came to our hotel, near St. Stephen's Green. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Need guidance as to the best area to stay in/around Dublin

What was wrong with Stephens Green? Seems central enough. Are there particular sights you're interested in seeing this trip?

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2. Re: Need guidance as to the best area to stay in/around Dublin

We were close enough to food and the lovely park but found that we needed to take a taxi to the "center" of Dublin for the traditional sites like Trinity, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's, etc. I was looking at a map and thought our best bet might be the area around Trinity College, does that seem about right if we are interested in walking?

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3. Re: Need guidance as to the best area to stay in/around Dublin

Forget the area. What's your budget per night.

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4. Re: Need guidance as to the best area to stay in/around Dublin

Have you looked on the site called: airbnb?

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5. Re: Need guidance as to the best area to stay in/around Dublin

The Gresham Hotel O`Connell St. get a room at the back not a great view but alright for a good nights sleep.

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6. Re: Need guidance as to the best area to stay in/around Dublin

St Stephens Green and Trinity College are almost side by side. If you stayed in a hotel in St. Stephens Green and wanted to move to Trinity College you would only be moving a couple of hundred yards? No matter where you stay you will be closer to some sights than others.

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7. Re: Need guidance as to the best area to stay in/around Dublin

Hmm, last time I was there, you could throw a stone from St Stephens Green and hit smack in the middle of Trinity College!

My favourite hotel is Jurys Croke Park but that would be of no use to the OP. If not the Gresham, what about the Westbury or the Academy Plaza Hotel .

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8. Re: Need guidance as to the best area to stay in/around Dublin

All the sites you listed are only a short walk away from st stephens.if you get in a taxi they have to go in a circle because of one way streets.

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9. Re: Need guidance as to the best area to stay in/around Dublin

I stayed at the Conrad Dublin near St. Stephen's Green and everywhere from there was walkable.

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10. Re: Need guidance as to the best area to stay in/around Dublin

st stephens green is only about 200m from trinity, down ONE street which is the major shopping street in Dublin. and basically everything is then easily within short walking distance of trinity. puzzled as to why you got taxi for 200m!

but you should consider staying a bit outside Dublin, somewhere with a station that will bring you back into Dublin when you require. make the most of your visit, see a bit of the scenery.

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