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April 05, 2013

#rediscoverhilton: My Stay & A Giveaway

Having this blog has brought both Sinéad and myself an array of opportunities and perks that we had never really imagined when we sat down and created it a couple of years back. Without sounding overly gushy, we are always grateful for ''blogger perks'' and don't ever want to take them for granted. Recently, we were invited for a free stay at the Hilton at Charlemont Place, Dublin 2 as part of a promotional scheme with the idea that we would blog about it and give away a £100 voucher as part of the post. Of course, we leapt at the chance as it would mutually benefit both us and our readers.

As one of the choices of date we were given for our stay fell on myself and my boyfriend's anniversary, Sinéad was nice enough to let us take advantage of that, and I was really grateful because truthfully we wouldn't have been able to afford something like this otherwise. It was a lovely treat -  we had a complimentary overnight stay along with dinner and breakfast, and paid for drinks ourselves.

Some of my favourite places on Grafton St, two Luas stops away from the hotel: Brown Thomas // The Body Shop // BT2 // Gino's Gelato 
The Hilton // Barge on the Grand Canal // Bed // Nice touches!
I won't bore you all with every minor detail, but suffice to say we had a lovely time - it was a welcome break and everything about the hotel was great, from start to finish. The food was excellent and the hotel bar had a lovely subdued atmosphere. I'd totally recommend this hotel if you're looking for somewhere nice to stay in Dublin - the location is ideal as you're not in a noisy part of the city and the canal, which the hotel faces onto, is beautiful. I actually have funny memories of that canal as I used to work beside it - I hated my job and spent many lunch breaks walking down the canal bank feeling very sorry for myself! Anyhow, I digress. 

Charlemont Place is also only a few Luas stops away from Dundrum town centre, so basically an optimal place to for any shopaholic to stay! Sadly I didn't make it out there the next day, but I did hit up Make Up For Ever on my way home and made a cheeky purchase which I'll be showing you this week. So that's it really - if you like the look of this hotel and want to enter to win a £100 Hilton voucher, just fill in the widget at the end of this post!
Yummy Cheesecake // D & I // Vino // Delish breakfast



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29 comments:

  1. Sounds lovely, a relaxing break is a great tonic, even if it's short!

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  2. fionairish@eircom.net Need the night away! xo

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  3. Sounds fab! Would love to win this prize!

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  4. Sounds like a great getaway; I've never stayed at a Hilton but it looks lovely :)

    Much love,
    Jennifer x

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    email: jenniferartstylelove@gmail.com

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  5. Sounds lovely! Would love to try it out :)

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  6. Sounds lovely! I would love to see the cheeky purchase!

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    1. Hmmm, not sure where my email address disappeared to. It's cornflakegirlsmusings[at]gmail[dot]com

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  8. Great giveaway!

    contacttalisa@gmail.com

    talisa xx

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  9. Ahhh I would love to win this, never stayed at the Hilton but I've passed it a few times on the way to Dundrum & it looks lovely! confessionsofamakeupaholic@hotmail.co.uk

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  10. Wow! What an opportunity! Thanks.
    Hannahmdy17@gmail.com

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  11. This is a great prize would love to win!

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  12. sounds like you had a great time, i love staying in nice hotels melandjake99 @ yahoo.co.uk

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  13. Wow I'd love to win this :)

    janicelowry87@gmail.com

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  14. What a fabulous prize,we stayed in a Hilton in Scotland years ago and it was one of the best holidays we ever had.My boys are always asking to go again.

    mellysocks(at)aim(dot)com

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  15. Wow I'd love to win this :)

    janicelowry87@gmail.com

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  16. I've never stayed anywhere like the Hilton before, I bet you guys had a fab time :D I'm excited about the chances of winning this amazing prize! adoreabubbles@hotmail.com

    x

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  17. yes please - would be a great break in the city

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  18. Oooh, look at it!! Fabulous!x

    sorandomtoday@yahoo.co.uk

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  19. Hotel looks nice, would love to win this

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  20. valerieosipova@hotmail.com

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  21. Lovely prize and write up! We love the Hilton at Nottingham!

    oliviakirby28@hotmail.co.uk

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  22. Very good piece! Lovely prize too!
    maura_murphy@hotmail.co.uk

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  23. Wow!! Thats deadly! Looks so much fun I wud love to get that too for our 6th anniversary. Xx

    Mnbmendoza@gmail.com

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  24. Would love to be entered please! My own 9 year anniversary with the boy is coming up next month! :)

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  25. I love Hiltons the Peter Thomas Roth toiletries are possibly my favourite bit of a stay with them!

    edel.m.hennessy@gmail.com :)

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  26. would love this thanks for running mel and jake 99 @ yahoo.co.uk

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