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“Lovely Stay, but REVIEW YOUR BILL CAREFULLY!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Aberdeen Lodge
Ranked #5 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Alexandria, VA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay, but REVIEW YOUR BILL CAREFULLY!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2008

My mom, aunt and I spent two nights at the Aberdeen Lodge, and it was absolutely delightful. The breakfasts were lovely, the staff was kind and attentive, and the location was excellent.

There were a few problems, however. First, I had requested a triple room (which was an option when booking; three single beds), but the room had only two beds when we arrived. I spoke with the manager on duty, and by the time we returned from tea, there were three beds in the room! It was a very quick resolution, and the beds were all great (the extra bed was a REAL bed, not a cot).

Secondly, when I got our bill at checkout, I found almost 200 Euro in additional costs! (Fortunately, I had read the reviews on TripAdvisor warning guests to review their bill at the end of the stay, so I caught them immediately). There were bar fees and room service fees, none of which we had used. After a discussion (which almost made us late to the airport), the manager resolved the matter and we were charged the amount that appeared on my initial reservation invoice.

So, heed this advice:
1) Take a copy of your online reservation, which clearly shows the cost that you expect to pay.
2) Keep careful track of what amenities you use. (Even request receipts at the bar or at breakfast if you order anything not included in the B&B fee)
3) Review your bill at checkout to ensure that all charges are legitimate. Do not leave until you resolve any issues.

Do not let this keep you from staying at this wonderful B&B. It is a wonderful place that you will fondly remember - - - Just watch out for yourself!

  • Liked — Ambiance
  • Disliked — Lots of stairs! Not accessible for disabled and not ideal for elderly travelers. In fact, I, a fit 25-years-old, had a hard time lugging my luggage up the 4 flights of stairs!
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Eirebella
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75 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2008

We have just returned from two nights at this outstanding guest house, which gives the feel of a small luxurious hotel. It is situated 15 mins outside the city centre, in a quiet residential part of Dublin within easy reach of all the main sights. Excellent staff, who cannot do enough to help and make your stay comfortable. Hotel was spotless and the breakfasts first class. It is so easy to get to the city centre, with the choice of buses or the dart, which run frequently within 5 mins walk of Aberdeen Lodge. There are excellent eating places within 10 mins walk, we enjoyed a lovely Italian meal at Marios. Five mins walk to the sea, this is just a perfect place to stay. If you are looking for a first class place to stay and explore Dublin than look no further than The Aberdeen Lodge. We have travelled a lot and this is one of the best places that we have ever stayed in. We cannot wait to return. It may be that you cannot book via the website, they are looking into this, so do phone and book direct: [--].

  • Liked — Spotless, location.
  • Disliked — it was all first class
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank PhilipG
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England
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2007

Beautifully furnished room, lavish breakfast. Great surrounds in an elegant leafy suburb just a 7-minute train ride into the city centre (trains leave every 10 - 15 minutes) and close to a stop for the excellent Aircoach service from the airport.

Staff very welcoming, friendly and helpful - though sometimes there was a language barrier: none were speakers of English as a first language. Sometimes hard to get attention of staff - they were squirreled away in the kitchen - but neither of this issues is insignificant given the comfort and value of the stay in such a beautifully kept home.

I travelled with my nine-year-old and we stayed in a good sized twin room.

  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank EdenLily
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Miami
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2007

We loved our stay at the Aberdeen Lodge. We wanted somewhere quiet and didn't mind taking the DART just 4 stops into Dublin. The Lodge is in a beautiful neighborhood with no traffic but with restaurants and other necessities just a 5-10 minute walk. The rooms were nice, the facilities updated to be comfortable, and the breakfast was very good. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who doesn't want the noise and traffic of staying right in the city.

  • Liked — Appearance, quiet and location
  • Disliked — the breakfast breads/scones were dried out
  • Stayed June 2007
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Miamitraveler_10
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South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2007

I have stayed at the Aberdeen Lodge twice now and have already made plans to return. The neighborhood is safe and quiet - the perfect anticdote for the busy streets of Dublin. Breakfast is superb and the beds were very, very comfortable. The staff was helpful in planning a day out in the city and greated me upon my return. When you stay here, be sure to take a stroll on the nearby beach. All around, the Aberdeen Lodge is delightful!

  • Liked — The staff and the tea
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank elsa829
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England
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2006

Very pleasant stay. Really friendly and helpful staff. Excellent breakfast. Based in a quiet and upmarket suburb, and central Dublin accessible by the DART. No problem parking if you have a hire car.

  • Liked — Helpful staff
  • Disliked — Sound proofing between rooms not brilliant.
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank Travelator2
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Lancashire England
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2006

We stayed at the Aberdeen Lodge for four nights whilst the Dublin Horse Show was on. From the time of our arrival to leaving the staff could not have been more helpful.
On entering the property we were straight away offered complementary coffee and biscuits (which were available all the time during our stay), we were given maps of the area, and directions were explained to restaurants, pubs and the RDS. The room No34, on the top floor, was clean and tidy, with a view of the garden.
We ate at the Merrion Inn, which was great. Breakfast in the hotel was excellent, the service I cannot speak highly enough of as they couldn't do enough for you. All in all I would not hesitate to stay here again, or its sister hotel the Merrion Lodge, where we have stayed in the past.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
4 Thank GG
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Additional Information about Aberdeen Lodge

Property: Aberdeen Lodge
Address: 53 - 55 Park Avenue | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#11 Family Hotel in Dublin
#18 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#61 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Aberdeen Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect balance of luxury, privacy and location. Aberdeen Lodge Ballsbridge is one of Dublin's gems, discretely hidden in the exclusive embassy district of Ballsbridge. Large well-kept gardens surrounding grand mansions give the place an air of refined exclusivity. Aberdeen Lodge Hotel Ballsbridge Dublin shares all these privileges. The elegant rooms and suites in this urban estate include four poster beds, period furnishings and views of the attractive gardens. The award winning breakfast is served in the period style dining room overlooking the landscaped gardens. Afternoon teas and fine wines are served in the main drawing rooms and library where guests can relax. Staff are extremely welcoming and are happy to assist guests in arranging city and countryside tours. Complimentary secure guest car parking is available onsite at Aberdeen Lodge Dublin. ... more   less 
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