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Want to enjoy a romantic break in Ireland’s capital city? You’ll find lots of things to do, from visiting medieval castles to strolls and afternoon tea in Phoenix Park. Of course, you’ll need the perfect place to stay, and there are plenty of options. Whether you prefer to stay in the heart of it all or enjoy a tranquil retreat outside of the city that’s within easy reach, you’re sure to find an option among these top picks.
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If you’re looking for romance and luxury, this Victorian home offers magnificent views of Dublin Bay with lots of outstanding restaurants within walking distance. Central Dublin is easily accessible too with a bus stop right outside. As it has five bedrooms, sleeping up to 10, wedding parties may want to consider it, with nearby Clontarf Castle a popular wedding venue, although it would work well for couples traveling together, or any couple who wants to enjoy plenty of space to relax. It comes with all the amenities and then some, including a full kitchen, washer/dryer and extras like fresh scones, butter and jam, milk, chocolate and wine.
Located in South Dublin in the back garden of a suburban home, Lilac Cottage is aptly named with its cozy, romantic feel. Ideal for a couple, sleeping up to two guests, it comes with everything you need, including a fully equipped kitchen (tea, coffee and other basic necessities provided), a living area with a TV and DVD player, and free Wi-Fi, all at an affordable price. It’s close to a variety of transportation options for exploring the city center, while shops, pubs, parks and restaurants are within walking distance.
This super cute 19th-century cottage sits alongside a canal in the eclectic Portobello neighborhood, a 20-minute walk from the city center and some of Dublin’s best restaurants, trendy cafes and bars. You’ll enjoy the best of both worlds with a stay in the city, set along a pedestrian lane surrounded by lush greenery and a garden that makes it feel like you’re staying in the countryside. Sleeping up to two, it has a kitchen, dining area and south-facing terrace for enjoying the morning sun with your coffee. You’ll get a welcome basket with a variety of Irish breakfast and artisan food items, as well as a bottle of wine for the ideal romantic escape.
Ideal for couples who want to enjoy peace, tranquility and gorgeous views, including the sea and Irelands Eye, this log cabin offers a convenient base for exploring the city and private access to a beautiful sandy beach. Howth Village is just minutes away, with its renowned restaurants on the pier serving fresh seafood, and the cliffs are easily accessed for hikes too. It sleeps two and has a living area that includes a couch and a TV with Netflix. The kitchenette is stocked with ingredients for breakfast, like homemade Irish bread and jams, eggs, butter, milk, coffee, tea and all the necessary condiments.
This beautiful home offers a B&B stay with a delicious breakfast included, along with easy access to the city and the countryside. Your friendly hosts will provide you with transport cards for discounts on buses, trains and trams, with the city center just 20 minutes away, the airport reached in under 15 minutes, and a bus stop is right out the front door. You’ll have a private double room and you can also enjoy access to the sitting room with satellite TV, the kitchen and dining room, a tranquil south-west facing garden and a hot tub.
This large, three-story townhouse was originally built in 1916. It sits just a short walk from the heart of the city center, with many popular attractions nearby like Trinity College (home to the famous Book of Kells), and one of the most popular shopping areas, Grafton and O’Connell streets. It includes three bedrooms, sleeping up to six, with the master bedroom featuring a sunken Jacuzzi bath and steam room as well as a south-facing balcony. Relax in the family room with its original brick fireplace and enjoy cooking meals in the high-end kitchen by Scavolini which comes with everything you need, plus a dishwasher and washer/dryer.
This unique and romantic Airbnb sits on the north coastline of Dublin Bay, offering spectacular 360-degree views of the water. Built in 1804, this self-catering Airbnb has two bedrooms among its 10-foot-thick walls, with an original stone staircase and sits right on the rocks at the edge of the sea. There’s a balcony that spans the entire building and a stairwell for access to the pebbled beach. Ideally located for enjoying the area’s restaurants, shops, and attractions. It’s just a 5-minute drive to Sutton, 10 minutes from Howth Harbour and 20 minutes to Dublin.
Located in a vibrant working and living district in the southside area near Dublin’s city center on both sides of the River Liffey, this stylish two-bedroom, fourth-floor apartment, is just a 15-minute walk from the Temple Bar, Grafton Street, St. Stephen’s Green, and a wide range of popular cafes and restaurants. The complex itself has its own shops and eateries, sports facilities and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. You’ll have two balconies on either side of the apartment, a fully-equipped kitchen stocked with breakfast ingredients like a variety of teas and coffee (including Nespresso pods), fresh brown soda bread and preserves; granola, muesli & porridge, free-range eggs, yogurt and fresh fruit. It also comes with a comfortable living area with a large flat-screen TV, while bedrooms feature wireless Internet TVs, an Apple TV system, DVD and skyHD.
You can even enjoy a unique romantic night right on the water in the Grand Canal with this Airbnb. The Sunny Barger is a houseboat located just a 20-minute walk from the Temple Bar area. It sleeps up to four, with three bedrooms, and has a living room with a TV and wood-burning stove. There’s also a kitchen with an oven and grill, making it perfect for a quiet, quirky stay close to everything.
Another very unique option in the heart of Dublin city, this Airbnb is located over a horse stable that’s occasionally used by the Mounted Unit of An Garda Siochana. You’ll enjoy a quiet stay with plenty of space and historic character. The building is part of one of the most significant survivals of an 18th century Dublin townhouse, made up of the main house with a garden, mews and stables that has its own small garden, set within the classic Fitzwilliam/Merrion Square area. It includes three bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a wood-burning stove and a washer/dryer.
Located in a prime spot just off Ailesbury road in the historic postal district of Dublin you’ll be just a short walk from the DART train that will bring you to the center of Dublin in about 10 minutes, while Dublin Bay is just around the corner. The elegant two-bedroom apartment offers a fabulous sea view from a south-facing balcony, and picturesque garden views too. It also comes with a cozy open fireplace and plenty of character, with works of art, a cocktail cabinet, mid-century furniture, plants and Sonos speakers, a TV with Netflix and strong Wi-Fi.
This spacious suite apartment offers an ideal location for taking advantage of many city attractions, just a few minutes on foot from Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Grafton Street, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in the quiet quarter of the Temple Bar area on Cow’s Lane. Pubs, museums, music venues and theaters are all close by. You’ll enjoy a friendly and welcoming host, a fully-equipped kitchen, cable TV and free Wi-Fi too.
Another ideally located city center apartment, it will put you directly opposite St Patrick’s Cathedral and the park, with picturesque views enjoyed from the large balcony that spans its width. Trinity College and the Temple Bar are within a 10-minute walk, and it also happens to be one of the best spots in Dublin for watching the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, so plan to book early if you hope to be here for the popular Irish holiday. It comes with one large bedroom, television, reliable Wi-Fi and a fully-equipped kitchen that includes a washing machine and dishwasher.
This one-bedroom apartment is ideal for two, providing views of the Clontarf promenade along the seafront. You’ll have a patio for enjoying the salty sea breeze while being close to Clontarf Castle, shops and restaurants. The city center of Dublin is 15 minutes away by bus or car, while East Point is within walking distance. A kitchen, breakfast, indoor fireplace, Wi-Fi and cable TV are all included.