Blackrock is ideally situated on the picturesque Dublin Bay and offers wide choice of hotels in which to enjoy your stay. From hotels with conference centres for visiting businessmen, to comfy bed and breakfasts for those looking to enjoy the city on a budget, there is variety of accommodation to suit any need.
Overlooking a stunning coastline, and with the centre of Dublin within striking distance, Blackrock is the perfect spot to base yourself in and still be able to enjoy the Irish capital.
The Perfect Place to Stay for Shopping & Sport in Blackrock
To enjoy Blackrock with a minimum of fuss there are a number of hotels close to Rock Road in the centre of town. The main shopping area is nearby, as well as the tranquil Blackrock Park that looks out onto Dublin Bay.
Blackrock Market is also close at hand. Here visitors can peruse the many stalls where independent traders sell a unique mixture of second hand, new and antique goods. It’s ideal for anyone looking to find a unique souvenir from their time in Blackrock.
Sport lovers are well catered for in Blackrock, with the shiny new Aviva Stadium just to the north hosting football and rugby internationals as well as world class concerts. And horse racing fans can enjoy a day at Leopardstown Racecourse just south of the main town. There are plenty of hotels in both locations to make any sporting holiday even more memorable.
Where & When to Stay
For visitors using Blackrock as a springboard for travels further afield there a number of hotels to the east of town close to the Dun Laoghaire ferry port. With routes to Holyhead and the Isle of Man it’s the perfect place for an overnight stop before continuing your journey.
Dublin many festivals and special events throughout the year and you may wish to time your visit to coincide with these.
August brings show jumping fans to the city for the Dublin Horse Show at the Royal Dublin Society Showground. Dublin’s Animation Film Festival in October has grown in no time at all from a few screenings in a former church to an annual two day event where international film fans are able to attend important industry events and catch premieres of the latest animated films.
DART in and out of Dublin
Dublin’s city centre is only 15 minutes away on the DART, the local suburban rail system, so the attractions of the Irish capital are easily accessible. And the friendliness and charm of Blackrock hotels ensure that it’s a perfect place to base yourself while enjoying the local area.