dealchecker's guide to Dublin

Dublin, the capital city of the Republic of Ireland, with great pubs, amazing attractions and vibrant street culture is a fantastic destination for a city break. Use our search to hunt around for a deal on Dublin accommodation but don't forget you'll probably need at least a couple days to take in its wonderful theatres, wander around its museums, enjoy its fine dining and sample a Guinness or two in its friendly and lively pubs!

What to see in Dublin

Once you've selected from the wide range of Dublin hotels the best place to start is probably on the south side of the city that is divided in two by the famous River Liffey. Most of the main attractions are concentrated in a small area that is close to the city centre. As a result you'll also find that there is a good selection of Dublin hotels to be found in this area. Once you've picked a cheap hotel in Dublin Temple Bar is definitely the area to head for if you're after a bit of nightlife. The area is awash with chic restaurants, quality bars and is usually buzzing with activity every evening. If you fancy something more traditional then a night out in a traditional pub is a must. Food is hearty and simple, folk are extremely friendly and before long you'll find yourself singing along to the traditional Irish folk music. No visit to Dublin is complete without a visit to the ever popular Guinness Storehouse. With 250 years of brewing history behind it, it is a great day out especially as you end up at the top floor bar where you can enjoy a complimentary Guinness and enjoy the best views of Dublin.

When to go to Dublin

Once you've found a good deal on a hotel, Dublin is welcoming at any time of the year. Although the summer months of June, July and August have the best weather there is no real peak season meaning that you should be able to get a good deal on Dublin hotels all year round as well as a cheap flights to Dublin and you will be able to choose from a good range of hotels. Dublin in winter can be cold and wet but the friendliness of the people and the warmth of the pubs more than compensates!

Choosing a hotel in Dublin

There are a few luxury hotels in Dublin like the Radisson SAS or the boutique Browns. The mid range sector is well catered for and the Marine Hotel Dublin gets good reviews. At the budget end you'll find lots of B & Bs and traditional inns to choose from and ABC Guesthouse is a popular choice.

When you've picked your Dublin hotel why not try our search for cheap Dublin car hire? Then you can explore the beautiful Irish countryside and villages and maybe even make it all the way down to Cork for a few nights.

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