Rail-Trip with The Go Anywhere Gift Card
Posted on: Fri, 06 August, 2021
Following on from the reopening of hotels on June 2nd and then the welcome return of bar, café and restaurant dining around Ireland on Monday July 7th, the appetite to explore Ireland has increased again for many. Whether you are looking for a weekend or mid-week break this summer or perhaps looking even further ahead planning will be key especially given the increased demand on Irish staycations now. Many are lucky enough to be able to work on the short term and plan a roadtrip on short notice once they see the right deal. However, we realise that not everyone owns a car these days and certain road trips may not be possible. With this mind we have taken the opportunity to help you plan getting around by train.
We have taken a quick look at some of the most conveniently located hotels in Ireland which accept our Go Anywhere Gift Card that you can (in most cases) walk straight from the train station to the hotel and without the need for a taxi (perhaps excluding you heavy packers!!).
This week’s #TravelTuesday blogs looks to make things as easy as possible for the non-drivers out there. It’s time to plan a RailTrip.
Tip: Plan ahead!! With increased demands for staycations, finding availability can be difficult. There are great Sunday and midweek packages in available in most hotels now with added benefits. If you are travelling by train, book your seat in advance. Capacity on buses and trains still reduced book early and board your carriage early. Don’t forget to bring your mask as common areas in hotels will still require masks to be worn.
Hotel: Ashling Hotel
County: Dublin City
The Ashling Hotel sits just a little stepped back from the River Liffey within a 4-minute walk of Heuston Station right on the edge of Dublin City. The hotel is one of the most conveniently located in the whole city with Luas and Bus stops just 3 minutes’ walk and key tourist attractions including – Guinness Storehouse, the Military Museum, Phoenix Park and National Museum of Ireland, within a comfortable walking distance. Dublin Zoo is also a short taxi journey away. This award winning 4-star hotel provides both style and comfort as well as a host of family, city and activity escape packages.
Hotel: Midlands Park Hotel
A 5-minute walk is all that separates you from your carriage to this stylish 4-star hotel. Popular for couples, families, groups young and old the hotel caters for everyone without making any sacrifices. The hotel has a selection of drink and dining options which even includes a steakhouse and a substantial cocktail menu in the bar and onsite spa and leisure centre to relax or indeed workout.
Waterford train station on the north of the River Suir gives those availing of rail travel the option of more than one hotel within a 5-8 mins walk. With the luxury of Fitzwilton Hotel a sort stroll from Waterford City Train station, you can be deciding on your lunch before you know it. This boutique hotel offers 4 wheelchair accessible rooms and access to the Waterford Greenway only 5mins away.
Only an extra 2mins walk will bring you to one of the City’s best known family hotels, Dooley’s Hotel. Celebrating over 70 years in business Dooley’s boasts of its welcoming family atmosphere and a selection of package breaks from golfing, group, family and activities getaways available.
The Boyne Valley Hotel and Country Club may be a little far to walk from Drogheda train station, but for good reason. The hotel provides a relaxing country side feel right on the edge of one of Ireland’s most historically rich towns. Offering on site leisure centre and pool, grounds to ramble and a selection of golf clubs nearby.
Hotel: The Metropole Hotel
A city hotel and only 8 mins walk from Cork City train station and a 10 min walk from Cork City centre. Rich in both style and history The Metropole is a proud member of the Historic Hotels of Europe, their onsite leisure facilities offers a great escape from city centre exploring. The hotel also offers a much loved Afternoon Tea option and also a Vegan menu.
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