Dublin, Ireland, lies steeped in tradition, part of this tradition being a deep reverence and respect for family values. As such, the city offers countless opportunities for visitors of all ages, and a host of wonderful accommodations catering specifically to the traveling family.
Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane – A four-star hotel, hailed as one of the most family friendly in all of Dublin, it is located smack dab in the city center, and provides easy and convenient access to the airport, and the main bus and rail stations, to get your family anywhere in town you chose to wander. The hotel includes a large indoor swimming pool, complete with a kiddie pool. The best shopping and sightseeing around are all located within close proximity, such as, Trinity College, The National Wax Museum, and O’Connell and Grafton Street. A short public transportation ride ahead is the Dublin Zoo and the Guinness Storehouse. The hotel offers a children’s menu, and many great restaurants are located along the waterway, a short walk away. For the pleasure and entertainment of the kids, The Bord Gais Energy Theater, just opposite the hotel, offers an array of shows and theater productions.
The Holiday Inn – Located on Pearse Street, one of Dublin’s most noteworthy streets, the Holiday Inn invites children under 12 years of age to stay at no cost. Children’s cots are available, and they even offer babysitting service when the adults want to slip out for a little alone time.
Citywest Hotel – The perfect place for a family stay, Citywest offers a kid’s activity room, open nightly from 5pm until 11pm during the summer holiday months. Activities include nightly movies, arts and crafts, games, toys, and countless other fun-filled things to keep them occupied and happy. There is also an arcade room with all the latest games. The staff will gladly offer suggestions for the many family attractions, all easily accessible. Family rooms are spacious and comfortable.
Camden Court Hotel – For families seeking luxury, also seeking a location in the city center, the Camden Court Hotel is the answer. All rooms are non-smoking, with the largest rooms able to accommodate 2 adults and 4 children, 12 years old or younger.
Ashling Hotel – Offering great value, right in the beating heart of Dublin, the Ashling is located directly beside the Dublin Zoo. All family rooms have been recently refurbished, and they are quite spacious. The hotel offers a children’s menu as well as special family dinner deals.
One of the most family friendly locations in all of Europe, Dublin should be high on your list of places to visit. Safe travels!
Editor’s Note: While there, take the family to the Mulberrry at the Halfway House for a great meal. Read about it here.