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Recommendations for reasonable historic Dublin B and B

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Recommendations for reasonable historic Dublin B and B

My wife and I are flying into Dublin on Dec. 18th and want to stay at a cool historic B@B for 2 nights. Are there any with shuttle service from the airport or should we just cab it. We will need a rental from the 20th till Jan. 3, but I can't get the rates on CDW or Super CDW on the internet which people recommend to get. I'm a little nervous about the roundabouts and worry about getting out of Dublin. Can a B@B or hotel have car rental tips?

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1. Re: Recommendations for reasonable historic Dublin B and B

You can always go back to the airport to pick up your rental car if you want to avoid driving in Dublin. There are buses from the city center to the airport.

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2. Re: Recommendations for reasonable historic Dublin B and B

Which direction are you heading from Dublin on the 20th December? The best choice of B&Bs and Guesthouses is not in the city centre but in the suburbs.

You don't need a car for your two days in Dublin so maybe staying north of the city centre in Drumcondra or Glasnevin (half way between Dublin airport and city centre) would work.

Or, you could look at Malahide on the coast with good transport links to city centre.

Not sure what cool and historic mean, in terms of a B&B in Dublin.

Have you already made arrangements for a place or places to stay for Christmas and New Year?

This will get you started on car rental:

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g186591-c138899/Irela…

This covers the various Rules of the Road, including Roundabouts:

www.drivingschoolireland.com/contents.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbqBUXgQ8oM

Edited: 6:02 pm, December 08, 2012
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3. Re: Recommendations for reasonable historic Dublin B and B

Cool and or historic. Please define.

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Thanks for the info!

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I was in Ireland about 20 years ago and remember old homes with plush overstuffed sitting rooms, bedrooms with antiques furnishings, and fresh marmalade for toast in the morning. Just looking for something nostalgic about what my prior experience was.

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6. Re: Recommendations for reasonable historic Dublin B and B

I think you are more likely to find what you're looking for in the Country House type of accommodation, which tends not to be in Dublin:

http://www.hiddenireland.com

hiddenireland.com/bed-breakfast-guesthouses

http://www.irelands-blue-book.ie

Within Dublin city, something along these lines might work:

http://www.morehamptontownhouse.com/rooms.htm

pembroketownhouse.ie/georgian-townhouse-dubl…

http://www.glenogra.com

BTW, As far as I know, there are no shuttle buses in Dublin between any B&B or Guesthouse and the airport. I'm open to correction, for sure.

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7. Re: Recommendations for reasonable historic Dublin B and B

On the car rental front, these are examples of companies that quote all-in rates for car rental to Ireland:

http://www.easytourireland.com

http://www.dooleycarrentals.com

No personal experience of either. Tread carefully in the area of car rental in Ireland.

If in doubt, ask questions here, before committing and have everything in writing.

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