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5 Tips When Visiting Dublin For The First Time

Posted on: 2018-03-14 10:14:18Events
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If you’re planning on visiting Dublin this year, get ready for one of the most exciting trips of your life. Dublin is a wealth of culture, history, sport, music and so much more. Whether you’re a major sight-seeing junkie or can’t wait to experience the pubs that Dublin is famous for, check out our 5 tips when visiting Dublin for the first time. 

1) Buy a Leap Card.

Save buckets on your transport costs with a Leap Card. You can use it on Dublin Bus, the LUAS (Dublin’s tramline), the DART, commuter train and some private coach companies offer discounts for Leap Card holders. Leap Cards are available at most newsagents and spending is capped per day, so you can take as many journeys across Dublin without worrying about a huge cost. If you’re planning on taking your car to Dublin, don’t worry. The Spencer has its own carpark for our guests to use. Simply ask your ticket to be validated in reception. Check out more info. on car park prices per hour and per night on our parking page.

2) Book your stay in advance.

Accommodation in Dublin gets filled very quickly, especially during the most popular periods and during festivals over the summer months. You’ll find it hard to find affordable and stylish accommodation at short notice. Here at The Spencer, we offer great savings on our stylish bedrooms if you book your stay with us direct. Save up to 10% if you book your stay direct. We always have a number of offers running at The Spencer, be sure to check out our special offers page.

3) Dress for the weather!

If there’s one thing that all Dubliners can agree on, it’s that Irish weather is notoriously unpredictable. It’s not uncommon to have all 4 seasons in one day. If you’re out and about in the city, don’t forget your rain coat and keep a pair of sunglasses on you just in case. Guests are welcome to use the changing rooms in the Spencer Health Club if their room is not ready on arrival, to change into something more weather appropriate. You can store your bags at our reception desk if needs be. Our staff are more than happy to help, whatever your query. If you need any question answered before you arrive make sure to contact

4) Don’t be afraid to try the food.

While Irish cuisine may not be the most popular worldwide, the Dublin food scene is not to be missed. From Italian to Thai to everything in between, you’re sure to find something new and delicious. Make sure to try the delicious Asian-Fusion cuisine here at East Restaurant at The Spencer. Our curries are legendary or try our chef’s authentic Nasi Goreng. Have a look at our delicious menus here.



5) There’s more to drink than Guinness.

While the black stuff may be known worldwide, Ireland’s craft brewery scene has exploded in recent years. Pay a visit to The Spencer Cocktail Bar and enjoy a refreshing bottle of HOPE Craft Beer, brewed right here in the city. Or sip the night away with one of our stunning cocktails. Inspired by our Asian-Fusion cooking. Our signature cocktails are different from anything else you’ll get in Dublin. Make sure to try the Wasabi Martini, it’s a taste sensation not to be missed.

Dublin is a city with so much to see and do for everyone and we hope you’ll get time to experience all the incredible sites here. If you feel like extending your trip, remember staying at The Spencer for 3 days or more gives you 15% off the best available rate. We’re looking forward to meeting you soon!

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