Dearest guests, a lot of you live in Dublin, so won’t need to read any further. In which case, move along, there’s nothing for you here.
Some of you are coming from further afield. Some of you are coming up from Wexford, over from Edinburgh, across from Hertfordshire, and some of you are even making the journey across the Atlantic. For you, I’ve put together a short guide on accommodation in Dublin city centre.
Firstly, our Wedding will be held in The Sugar Club. This is a glorious little venue just off St. Stephen’s Green, one of Dublin’s most beautiful landmarks.
There are many fine hotels, B&Bs and other accommodation options in the immediate vicinity, but Dublin isn’t that big, so as long as you are staying in or around the city, you will be able to walk to the venue or take a short taxi ride to get to us.
I am a huge fan of AirBnB whenever I visit a new city. Dublin is certainly not the cheapest place in the world, but bang for buck AirBnB is the best value for money. You can get your own place, a decent amount of space, for a reasonable price. If you are planning on staying for a few days, this could be your best option.
If you want to stay close to the venue, look around St Stephen’s Green, Harcourt Street, Leeson Street, Baggot Street, but anywhere in the city centre is ideal.
There are so many hotels in the city centre, so it all depends on what you’re looking for. If you want to treat yourself to something high end, go for The Shelbourne, Merrion or Westbury – they are all quite close to the venue. However, they are crazy pricey. Aim for something more mid-range. Some of the wedding guests are already booked into Stauntons on the Green, O’Callaghans, Russel Court, Harcourt Hotel, and others but have a look at the VisitDublin website for a few more great suggestions.
Dublin is truly littered with B&Bs and guesthouses. Personally, I think you’re better off with a hotel as there isn’t a huge difference in price but the quality is often a lot higher. But check out Booking.com for some good options. I’d try to be around St Stephen’s Green, Harcourt Street, Leeson Street, Baggot Street, but anywhere in the city centre is ideal.
If you’re on a budget, you will still be very happy in some of Dublin’s Hostels. Isaacs and the Generator are excellent, but if you want something closer to the venue try The Times Hostel. Keep an eye on HostelWorld for all your options.
Transportation To and From the Airport
At just 10 kilometers away from Dublin’s city center, the Dublin Airport is not a long trek. However, you’re pretty much limited to bus or taxi to get to the city. For just €7, you can catch a ride with the Aircoach and arrive at the city center within 20 to 30 minutes. Taxis, Uber, etc. should cost you around €25 to €30.
And here, if you have any questions, drop me a message and I’ll happily help you out whatever way I can.