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Heads Up Almost impossible to find Dublin area B&Ba for 5/20

It is August/2019 and is next to impossible to find a Dublin area B&B for 5/2020. Do I really want a Holiday Inn Express Room or the like ?

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Maybe it is too early to book?? Sometimes I think they don't open bookings until six months out.

Posted by
11925 posts

As Gail suggests, it is too early to book most small family-accommodations for next May. Try in November or December.

Posted by
3664 posts

If you can narrow down your preference list, maybe just email them and ask whether too early or really fully booked.

Posted by
73 posts

My experience booking for June '20 was that a lot of (good) places seemed to be filled and the one I settled on was not taking bookings until December of this year. Nervous about not getting a place we liked, I booked a nice room over a pub a block north of the river across Liam Mellow's bridge. McGettigans Townhouse. Pub serves brekkie in the morning too.

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I see that Premier Inns (UK brand) have opened up in Ireland. Not sure it is much better than Holiday Inn Express, but I found them adequate....though breakfasts are hit and miss and expensive added cost.

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Note: almost everything else we booked in Ireland(Northern, Killarney, Valentia Island, Cashel, Portmarnock) took our booking 6 months ago. That's why we were a little concerned about getting the 3rd choices...