It’s time to start planning your next weekend break with friends, family or your travel partner. You’ll want somewhere with history, beauty, culture and fun, all things that Dublin City has in abundance. From gourmet dining to long walks by the sea, Dublin is one of the number one short break destinations in Europe and it’s not hard to see why. Book flexible, comfortable accommodation in our serviced apartments in Dublin’s leafy suburb Ballsbridge and enjoy Dublin like a local. Enjoy exclusive access to our best available rates, learn more about our property and read hints and tips about spending the perfect short break in Dublin on our website.
Dining in Dublin
One of the first things to plan when booking a short break is the great places you’ll eat. Dublin has no shortage of high-quality eateries from fine dining to food trucks and everything in between. Ballsbridge, the neighbourhood surrounding our serviced apartments in Dublin, will leave you spoiled for choice. Enjoy a delicious dinner followed by some drinks and music in The Bridge 1859 which serves excellent pub grub. If you’d like something a little more exotic, Al Boschetto is a well-known Italian restaurant with a great reputation for pizza, pasta and homemade desserts. Nearby, The Girl and The Goose is a more high-end, luxury experience with a French & Irish fusion inspired menu.
Things to do in Dublin
There are no shortage of things to do in Dublin. You could do something new every day for a year and never have to repeat yourself! One of the main attractions in Dublin is The Guinness Storehouse, an experience for every Dublin bucket list. Enjoy a self-guided tour through the history of the brand, ending with pulling your own pint and enjoying the views from the Gravity Bar. If you’re more interested in the history of our wonderful city, perhaps a trip to Dublin Castle, or Trinity College would suit you better. These two attractions are free to enter and a short walk from each other and each gives a unique and interesting insight into the city’s varied past. If you’re travelling from overseas, you might like to learn more about your family history with a trip to Epic, an award-winning emigration museum which also features a family history section.
Shopping in Dublin
No weekend in Dublin would be complete without a little retail therapy. Dublin has everything you could possibly want from a shopping trip with all styles, budgets and interests catered to. High-end and luxury brand lovers will be in heaven on Grafton Street, particularly in Brown Thomas, a prestigious department store. Trendsetters and bargain lovers will be at home on Henry Street and the shopping centres dotted around the North Side of town. Vintage and thrift shoppers won’t have far to look with lots of bargains to be had in shops on both sides of the city particularly Temple Bar, Wicklow Street and Georges Arcade. If you’re travelling in or out of Dublin, Kildare Village is a short drive & you’re sure to bag a designer bargain in one of the 50+ outlets.
Back to Nature
When you think of a trip to Dublin, chances are a day at the beach isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Dublin has an impressive coastline that is easily accessible by public transport, close to our Dublin accommodation. Hop on a dart to Dun Laoghaire and enjoy a walk on the pier with some of the finest seafood on the island. Sandymount is also a popular local beach with beautiful views of Poolbeg Lighthouse and plenty of families and dog walkers. Closer to home, one of the main attractions in Ballsbridge is the beautiful Herbert Park. It has tennis courts, ponds, a playground, boules courts and a coffee shop all on-site. It’s the perfect place to spend a warm afternoon or for an after-dinner stroll.
Our serviced apartments in Ballsbridge are a walk or bus ride away from the city centre. Our Dublin accommodation is flexible, and comfortable and has the facilities of a home-from-home. Secure our best available rates exclusively on our website.