Why I prefer apartments in Dublin to hotels or bed and breakfasts
Dublin is a wonderful city for short breaks. Whether you’re planning to attend a major sporting event like the Rugby Six Nations or follow the progress of Giovanni Trappatoni as he tries to lead the Republic of Ireland to the final of Euro 2012, there’s plenty of history, culture, shopping and nightlife to complement your visit. trip.
When I visit Dublin, I prefer to rent an apartment rather than stay in hotels or Bed and Breakfasts. The boom of the 1990s led to large amounts of high-quality accommodation being built in the city center and beyond. The recent financial crisis has resulted in an oversupply of apartments in central Dublin, often very high quality accommodation available at bargain prices. Even for short stays, renting an apartment in Dublin is usually cheaper than staying in a hotel.
Dublin city center is a comfortable size. Most of the tourist sites are within walking distance, if not on foot, by public transport, but there are also many local shops and supermarkets, as well as the more expensive shops in the Grafton Street area. Renting an apartment in Dublin city center is a great base for touring the Irish capital.
Apart from the financial savings, renting an apartment for myself is also more comfortable. While Dublin has plenty of restaurants and takeaways to suit all tastes, many people enjoy preparing their own food. The city center is packed with all kinds of food stores, from small supermarkets to specialty food stores and the larger supermarkets like Tesco and Marks & Spencer. So a city center apartment with a well-equipped kitchen is an ideal way to enjoy a comfortable stay.
Here are some things you may want to do while enjoying a visit to Dublin.
Guinness Brewery: Visit the home of Ireland’s famous stout, where beers have been brewed since 1759. Like pizza in Naples, Guinness is best enjoyed in its hometown and where better to taste it than from the fountain itself. The brewery is located in Saint James’s Gate, where there is also a museum that tells the more than 250 years of history of Guinness in Dublin. Guided tours of both the factory and the museum are offered where there is also the possibility of tasting Guinness from the fountain.
Temple Bar on the south side of the city center has become one of Dublin’s main cultural areas. Live music, pubs, clubs and restaurants create a lively and vibrant nightlife. Dublino appartamenti offers apartments for all types of rentals within walking distance of this area.
As well as its musical heritage, Dublin has been home to a long list of famous writers. Exploring the city center, one is constantly reminded of its literary past. For those interested in following in the footsteps of writers from James Joyce to Sean O’Casey, Samuel Becket, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, the following are just two sites worth visiting: Dublin Writers Museum, 1 Parnell Square, Dublin 1; The Abbey Theatre, 26/27 Lower Abbey Street Dublin 1.
All the tourist sites mentioned are within walking distance of the apartments and accommodation offered by Dublino Appartamenti.