Explore the exciting city of Dublin from the comfort of this contemporary four star Secret Hotel, ‘Great hotel with super central location – 4 star – Dublin’, located just off O’Connell Street. Relax in the sumptuous guest rooms, fully equipped with plush duvets, flat screen television and coffee and tea making facilities or why not sample some of the traditional delights of the onsite restaurant that uses only fresh produce. First class facilities include a beauty salon, fitness center and meeting rooms equipped with audio/visual equipment for business guests.
Shopaholics will be pleased to know that the shopping quarter starts near the hotel at O’Connell Street and runs down to Grafton Street. Pop into James Fox Cigar & Whiskey Store to find some unique gifts. The shop dates back to 1881, and became famous during WWII when they were the only place in northern Europe to stock Havana cigars consistently- although they’ve never revealed how they were able to do it! Duty free liquor and cigarettes at airports was also the bright idea of Fred Fox, the founder’s grandson. To find some bargains, Dublin Flea Market has a great selection of vintage clothing, retro furniture and second hand goods over its 60 stalls. There’s also a good selection of street food and live music to keep you jolly whilst you browse.
Sports enthusiasts should head to Leopardstown for a day at the races or indulge in local culture and watch Gaelic Games at Croke Park. For a day out with a difference, head into the Dublin Mountain Range for stunning views of the city and woodland walks through the magical forest. If you’re visiting with children, why not hire bicycles so you can see even more of the Irish scenery. For stag dos or lads weekends, Dublin is renowned for its first class selection of golf courses. Grange Castle Golf Club is perhaps one of the best pay and play courses in Ireland because it offers golfers a mixture of beginner and more challenging holes to play. With the Dublin Mountains in the background, it’s a truly magical place to enjoy the game.
Children will adore Dublin Zoo, set within 28 hectares of Phoenix Park. With over 400 animals from all over the globe, you’ll be able to get up close and personal to everything from rhinos to pythons, as well as learn how the zoo keepers take care of them, what they eat and what their natural habitat is like through the various talks throughout the day. The Sealion show is a highlight for many visitors, where you can watch them perform tricks like catching fish and jumping through the water.