5 smart Dubcations for folks living with level 3 lockdown in the capital
We’re all feeling lockdown fatigue right now … particularly those living in the capital, where Level 3 Lockdown has been implemented … so why not reset the system with an elegantly distracting staycation in the city? Deals abound at Dublin’s coolest accommodations.
You don’t have to be a Dad rocker to enjoy the The Hard Rock Hotel’s, above, Dublin Rocks package … it’s also perfect for music lovin’ couples who are missing all the concerts and live music gigs they might have experienced together this year.
Check in and you can begin to soak up the music you love from the moment you arrive. The Sound of Your Stay programme – a curated, personalised playlist especially for your room, streaming from the in-room entertainment system from the moment you open the door — is complimentary to all guests.
The Dublin Rocks package is available as a one- or two-night stay with B&B, dinner on one evening in the hotel’s Peruvian inspired Zampas Restaurant & Bar with a signature pisco sour to start the evening. Dublin Rocks is available to book from €285 per room for a one night stay.
This converted Victorian townhouse, above, on Dublin’s leafy Adelaide Road dates back to the 1830s. With its stunning red-brick façade, the three-story Wilder Townhouse evokes a real sense of history, combining its rich heritage with tasteful elegance and comforts, while every detail comes across as being very thoughtfully considered.
The townhouse is offering a Fall on the Wilder Side package that includes an overnight stay, two autumn inspired cocktails a full Irish breakfast, as well as flexible cancellation, up to 24 hours prior to arrival. From €16o per stay.
The stunning and spacious accommodation has a living area which overlooks a stable yard, while two of the bedrooms look back towards the main house, which has one of the few remaining gardens on Merrion Square.
This feels like a country retreat smack-bang in the centre of Dublin’s Georgian heart. Stock up the kitchen with your favourite foods and beverages, batten down the hatches and bed in for a fantastically unique city stay.
The mews is available to hire from €884 for two nights and sleeps six, comfortably, if you fancy a triple-date.
The Shelbourne Moments package (€349 per night) comprises an overnight stay in one of this grand hotel’s Deluxe King guest rooms, a delicious breakfast, a memorable dinner, and complimentary parking to ease any logistical stresses.
Currently, the Shelbourne is also celebrating the return of oyster season, so there are sumptuous briny specials to be enjoyed – a simple half-dozen delicious oysters with two glasses of Laurent Perrier champagne is available for €50, or a complimentary half dozen oysters come with every bottle of Laurent Perrier for €100 during September.
Meanwhile, dinner at the Shelbourne’s glitzy Saddle Room restaurant is a highlight of this rejuvenating stay.
Celebrate the city during the early days of autumn with the new Picnics in the Sky experience that includes overnight accommodation for two, a delicious breakfast and a carefully-crafted Dyflin Kitchen Box for your rooftop picnic.
Open for lunch and dinner from 3pm to 10pm on weekdays and 3pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday, the stylish and relaxed terrace tucked away within the hotel serves a full menu, or you can opt for a Dyflin Kitchen Box giving you all the joys of a picnic experience with none of the fuss.
Along with al fresco lovin’, The Dyflin Garden also serves a specially curated wine and cocktail list featuring Dyflin Gin cocktails with herbs grown right on the terrace.
Available from €205 per room per night.
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