When choosing accommodation for your family, what do you look for? You’ll need somewhere safe, budget-friendly and kitchen facilities that are free to use. If you’re planning a family trip to Dublin, DCU Rooms have an ideal solution to your family travel needs, without the restrictions of a standard Dublin City hotel. The cost of a Dubin City hotel rises greatly in the summer months or school holidays. Our value accommodation is everything your family needs and more and heres why.
When you book a standard Dublin city hotel for a family stay, you are restricting yourself in all sorts of ways. You may not have anywhere to prepare, store or eat meals, meaning you need to eat out for every meal. Typically more affordable restaurants are unhealthy and not ideal for every day with a family, while healthier restaurants can often be pricey. DCU rooms offer a great value alternative accommodation, ideal for family travel.
One of the main benefits of choosing DCU for your family holiday is our self-catering option. Travelling with children can be expensive, especially when you factor in eating out three meals a day. Having a fully equipped kitchen means you can choose to prepare meals at home, saving you money and time finding appropriate restaurants. Stop in one of the local convenience stores and stock up on family favourites to eat in your own time or prepare packed lunches to enjoy on the go. It also means you can store food safely, prepare food for fussy eaters and not have to choose from a limited menu. It’s ideal for travellers with an allergy or dietary restriction too.
If you have children, you know how difficult it can be to entertain them constantly, especially when they’re out of their comfort zone. Luckily, DCU campus has many facilities on-site, ideal for entertaining your little ones. If you’d like to stay active while having family fun, you could take a visit to our top-class sporting facilities including swimming pool & gym. We also have some beautiful green space on the DCU campus. If the weather is good, you can take full advantage and enjoy a picnic or some outdoor activities in Albert College Park. We also have many other useful facilities on campus, like our restaurant & cafe, pharmacy, convenience store and free Wi-Fi throughout.
Family Events in Dublin
Family events are commonplace when the kids are off school. From parades, plays, Ceiles, street performers, funfairs and so much more, summer is a great time of the year to visit Dublin as there is a real buzz around the city. Check the What’s On In Dublin website for more info on the upcoming events.
Family fun in North Dublin
If you choose to stay in our value Accommodation DCU Rooms, you’ll also be close to many excellent family-friendly activities in North Dublin. You could take a 20-minute drive to the gorgeous Malahide Castles & Gardens to enjoy the playground, fairy trail, butterfly house & more on the 260 acres of parkland that surround the 800-year-old castle. For a more adventurous afternoon, head to GoQuest, an indoor multi challenge centre for adults, teenagers and older children. Here you can relive your dreams of being on Crystal Maze and enjoy mental, physical and skill challenges in their 28 unique rooms. For soft play options for the little ones, head to a Malahide Play Centre for an afternoon of safe, supervised fun for under 7’s. Best of all they have a great café where you can relax and enjoy a cup of tea in peace!
To ensure you are enjoying the best available rates for DCU rooms value accommodation, make sure to book your stay directly with our staff or on our official website. We also offer free wi-fi and free parking when you book direct. Contact us today to arrange your next family trip to Dublin.