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>Mark booked through Middle Abbey Street-based Tour America (www.touramerica.ie), staying at the Rosen Plaza and Hard Rock Hotel.

>The Rosen Plaza Hotel is ideally situated on the nicest part of International Drive. The hotel has its own 24-hour deli and is across the road from one of Orlando's best shopping and entertainment areas, Pointe Orlando.

With its own trolley-bus stop and a host of bargain restaurants nearby, it's a good choice for families who don't want to rent a car. A week from August 12 costs from €739pp based on two adults and two children travelling.

>The Hard Rock Hotel boasts its own man-made beach and guests get free skip-the-lines Express Pass access by using their room keys at Universal park rides. It's got its own boat to Universal Citywalk (nightlife and eating area).

A week at the Hard Rock Hotel from August 12 costs from €1,115 per person.

>Three-star hotels start at €599pp, departing August 24.

>Aer Lingus is the fastest option there, flying on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For the latest deals see www.aerlingus.com.

>For more ideas, check out www.orlandoinfo.com/ireland. The official, well-constructed tourist site, dedicated to Irish visitors. Download the Magicard for great family deals and info.