Dublin Journals

Whistlestop Dublin

An October 2009 trip to Dublin by fizzytom

The North Star Hotel Photo, Dublin, Ireland More Photos
Quote: Reviews and recommendations from a short trip to the Irish capital with a special focus on drinking places.

Bull & Castle Beer Hall and Steakhouse

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Restaurant | "Irish Real Ales and Great Grub "

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While Ireland is famed for Guinness, it’s by no means the only beer made in the country and visitors to Dublin can sample a good selection of the excellent Irish craft beers at the Bull & Castle in the Christchurch area of the city. Billed as a Beer Hall and Steak House this popular joint is open daily and does get very busy in the evenings but real ale enthusiasts who want to do some ‘research’ will find the place more comfortable earlier in the day, just after lunch and into the early evening. That said, it’s the kind of place where, once installed and in the flow, you’ll find it hard to leave. Compared with prices in the UK Dublin is expensive and as this is a city with some great p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 22, 2012

Bull & Castle Beer Hall and Steakhouse
7 Lord Edward Street
Christchurch, Dublin
01 475 1122

The North Star Hotel

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Hotel | "In the Footsteps of Joyce...Apparently"

The North Star Hotel Photo, Dublin, Ireland
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A search through lastminute.com threw up the North Star Hotel, billed as a three star hotel and situated close to the city’s main coach station and opposite Connolly train station. We were able to secure a price of £107 for a standard double room for two nights which was a decent saving on the hotel website's full price of approximately £126 .The hotel has several grades of accommodation and we chose the most basic. Next up the scale is "Executive" and after that "Premier Club". My first impression of the North Star was very favourable although I was secretly on the lookout for tell-tale signs that the hotel was "all fur coat and no knickers". I had already made up my mind that...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 17, 2009

The North Star Hotel
Amiens St.
Dublin, Ireland
353 1 8363136