Dublin is one of my most favourite cities and one that I try to visit as often as possible, on a sunny day there are few cities in Europe that look quite as beautiful as Eire’s capital. On my last visit to Dublin I decided to splash out a little and turn my weekend there into a luxurious one. I booked a private apartment in Templebar overlooking the beautiful River Liffey and ate in some of the finest restaurants that the city had to offer. When I was planning my luxury weekend I came across a site that offered chauffeur driven service and as luxury was the name of the game this weekend, I couldn’t resist booking one for my airport transfer in Dublin, both directions, and I am so pleased that I did.
The company was called Blacklane and I booked the first class service, when I arrived in Dublin I had a message on my phone advising me that my car was ready, not something you usually get from the airport taxi service! As I came through arrivals, my driver was waiting for me with a smile, he took my bags and led me to the sleek black Mercedes S Class that would be my carriage. The interior was beautiful and so clean, it was a pleasure to sit in the car alone, far nicer than my Renault back home!
Part of the reason that I was happy to do this in Dublin is because the airport is quite a way outside of the city centre so I knew that the 30 minute or so transfer would be done in pure comfort. The driver was so friendly, we chatted about who I was, what I had planned for my time in Dublin and he gave me a few pointers of places to go that I hadn’t seen or heard of before. Eventually we reached my destination, the entrance to which was stashed away so I was really pleased that I had a patient driver, I imagine a taxi would have booted me out near the destination and wished me good luck!
The cost for the service really wasn’t as expensive as I might have thought, and well worth it for the peace of mind and comfort that I experienced. My journey back to the airport was just as comfortable and just as professional, the driver was there bang on time and equally as friendly as the first driver that I had. What I loved most about this service was that the price that I was told was the price I paid, no sneaky fees like many other companies add on, and no additional taxes, secondly the communication was perfect, receiving a text when the car was on it’s way and another when it arrived. Finally, there is something very exciting about having a personal chauffeur service and I don’t see anything wrong with treating yourself from time to time with a service that makes you feel special.