The capital of Ireland is an entertaining city, well known for its party atmosphere, but business travellers coming to serviced apartments in Dublin will find a charm that goes beyond the lively reputation.
SITU has a wide variety of long or short stay serviced apartments in Dublin, from the business and social centres located in the heart of the city to the suburban and outlying properties that quickly come to embody a holiday home, more village-like feel.
It is the facilities and the convenience of serviced accommodation in Dublin that separates them in terms of quality from other bookable property options. Free Wi-Fi, fully-equipped kitchens, spacious living and dining areas, in-apartment washing facilities and free private parking are just some of the things that corporate guests in our Dublin apartments can choose to have included in their stay when visiting the Irish capital.
Have a look at the handpicked range of home from home corporate apartments in Dublin above this guide and pick a serviced apartment that’s right for you and your trip to the city.
Going against the expectation that a capital should be at a country’s centre, the city of Dublin is on the Republic of Ireland’s eastern coast. The city is also based in what is the County of Dublin, which makes up a significant part of the Leinster Province. The Dublin population is just under 1.5 million.
The Irish capital has grown to become welcoming of all ventures. Not only is the city one of Europe’s most popular destinations for a city break, but also one of the more accommodating for relocating businesses. Google’s European headquarters here says a lot about the city’s business credentials.
For the everyday traveller, however, Dublin is small, safe, and easy to get around on foot, or even by bike. In fact, Dublin has been ranked the 9th most bike-friendly among the major world cities. The Luas tram system and the city’s suburban railway do though provide a comprehensive network for those who find themselves in aparthotels in Dublin a little outside the city centre.
Dublin Airport is also there to be used by those looking to travel overseas, just under 10km north of the city centre and already supporting the travel of over thirty million passengers each year.
The stats do not lie when it comes to assessing the quality of the Dublin economy and business climate. Not only is the economy dubbed as one of the most diverse in the UK, propelled by sectors such as tech, financial services, professional services and life sciences, but it is also ranked as the city with the most potential for economic success.
This is evident for overseas companies too, with both the Dublin business district and outer areas recording the highest level of FDI on a per capita basis in Europe. Investments from Facebook and Google only reiterate the city’s promising business environment.
The Grand Canal in Dublin is one of the more popular areas for business in the city as well. Here is where the Grand Canal and the River Dodder empty into the River Liffey, where Google’s Grand Mill Quay Building is located in Dublin. Amazon also has their Irish HQ not far away and close to the canal. It is for these reasons that there are plenty of Dublin city apartments and corporate accommodation options in this area.
Dublin also takes pride in its talent workforce, generated by the likes of the University College Dublin. The city contributes to one of the most educated national workforces in the world which occupies most of the student accommodation in Dublin, and the fact that the country ranks first in the world for productivity in industry and first for flexibility and adaptability.
As you can see, Dublin has much to offer in terms of supporting business. It's why many of the almost six million people who visit the city each year either visit the business centre in Dublin or the business parks in Dublin. Business parks such as the Premier, Park West and Eastpoint are all great supporters of not only local businesses, but corporate travellers who visit from outside the city.
The history of Dublin stretches back to the 800s. It was at this time that the Vikings invaded the area and built settlements on the previously unoccupied land. Dublin actually then became a Viking stronghold before the arrival of the English colonies in and around the 12th century.
The city then went on to be embroiled in English Civil Wars. Dublin was typically a major settlement too, meaning it suffered many territorial swaps and warfare involvements. This all changed, however, by the time of the early twentieth century. Fights for independence from the British built up and following the War for Independence in 1919, Ireland and Dublin became free.
There are many historical sites and museums in Dublin, as it is a city with a long and proud history, which displays its past struggles openly and pays homage to them. A by no means exhaustive list of places to visit might include; Kildare Street with its museums and the Houses of Parliament, The Little Museum of Dublin, which opened in 2011 and provides a local history through the peoples’ lives, the GPO, or General Post Office, where the independence uprising of 1916 began and EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum.
If you find yourself with some free time during your stay in short term accommodation in Dublin, be sure to explore the history of the city, with it being so vast and important to the local people.
When it comes to things to see, the Dublin attractions make the Irish capital one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. One of the first places that those staying temporarily in luxury short term rentals in Dublin city centre may want to visit is Grafton Street. It is hands-down the most popular Dublin shopping centre and also a popular busking site. Some very well-known artists and bands have turned up to busk there, including U2. The Dublin Visitor Centre and Irish Whiskey Museum are also to be found along Grafton Street.
Just to the northwest, bordered by the south bank of the Liffey, you come to the Temple Bar area. This is again a great shopping spot, but is also arguably the best area in the city to wine and dine, with some of the best restaurants in Dublin being based there. Of course, there are hundreds of Dublin pubs, in this area and across the city that can be enjoyed too.
Other attractions to look out for when you visit Dublin around this part of the centre include the historic Dublin Castle and the legendary Trinity College Dublin, a historic university that dates back to 1592. Both are stunning architecturally and are highly admired structures in the city. For modern-day entertainment there are huge venues such as the 3 Arena Dublin and the Aviva Stadium, showcasing some of the most top-level musical, drama and sporting Irish performances.
Or, if you are just a fan of the great outdoors and like to get out here and there, be sure to take a relaxing walk around St Stephens Green, Merrion Square or along the beautiful Grand Canal in Dublin. All in all, wherever you choose to visit in the Irish capital, our Dublin self catering apartments in the city centre make sure your stay in Dublin is hassle-free and ideally located depending on where you need to be.
Serving the Irish capital is the Dublin International Airport. Over thirty million people travel in-and-out of the airport each year, growing more and more since it first opened in 1940 and after the second terminal was built.
Many taxi companies can help with a transfer to-and-from the airport from luxury serviced apartments in Dublin. The airport is accessible by over 1,000 bus and coach services too.
Dublin has several train stations inside and outside the city centre which contribute to one of the largest railway networks in the country. The three main intercity stations are Connolly Station, Pearse Station and Heuston Station; all of which you can catch long-distance buses from.
For more detailed information on the intercity and suburban railway network which function in the city, visit the Dublin Public Transport website. Here you can plan journeys and pick services and routes which best suit your travel.
The main bus station in Dublin is Busáras, served by Sinbad and National Express. The main provider of bus services in the city though is Dublin Bus. They are the most popular and have the most services to offer, which are typically ‘medium’ distance, whilst companies such as Bus Eireann and Go Ahead offer longer and shorter distance journeys respectively.
Corporate travellers who get in touch with SITU can pick accommodation which is both equipped for a stay of self-catering in Dublin and that is ideally located within walking distance of stops and running services which suit their business trip.