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“Well run, great alternative in Dublin!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Aberdeen Lodge
Ranked #5 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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Santiago, Chile
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“Well run, great alternative in Dublin!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

I stayed at Aberdeen Lodge in March 2013, during the St. Patrick's festivities. To be honest it's a bit off the centre and Temple Street, but I think that's exactly what I was looking for. We took a bus from the airport, unfortunately the driver missed our stop and we had to make the rest of the route to get back, but once we got there the stop was very close to the hotel.

The hotel is situated in a very pretty, quaint residential neighbourhood, and is run like a home: as soon as we got there we were greeted warmly and offered wine or tea before being showed to our room. To be honest I would have rather unpack and then have the wine, but it was very relaxing, in a living room with an awesome fireplace, where we talked to another guest. Other guests kept coming and were greated in the same manner, until there were around 5 of us drinking and chatting in the living room. Great experience!

We then went up and were showed our room. The hotel is an old Mannor, but very clean and well preserved. The room and bathroom were a bit old fashioned, but all very welcoming. Bed was comfy and the view was nice but we had to minor issues during our stay: the night we arrived, the heating was not working in our room. Middle of March in Dublin can be cold, and we asked for it to be solved. In the end it was indeed solved, but it took a couple of hours and 2 visits from the owner and a technician. The other issue was noise-related: the second night a guest sleeping in the adjacent room snored like a drunken beast, and we could really hear it. We tried to bang a bit in the walls to see if something happened, but eventually fell asleep after an hour or so.

The location is very nice and we made it walking to the centre and aviva stadium, which was great for getting to know Dublin. You can also take a cheap bus, but the weather was fair and we opted for walking. The only problem with the location is that it's extremely residential, and the night we arrived I was dying to get a drink but we got there late (around 10pm) and the pubs nearby were closed when we checked them at around 11pm.

The best thing of this hotel, by far, is the breakfast. My goodness, it was one of the greatest breafasts I've had, with pancakes, eggs, scones, tarts, and just about everything cooked to order, with delicious pastries, syrups, breads, juices and coffee. The dining room overlooks a beautiful garden and we truly enjoyed waking up every morning to have breakfast there.

All in all, I think the hotel is very good, nothing fancy (other than the breakfast), but the service was excellent and we truly felt at home. Would glady repeat my stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

What a lovely hotel with a friendly and helpful staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Would recommend this to all my friends. The breakfast was excellent. The hotel is well placed for access into Dublin with the Dart railway a short walk away and the number 1 bus starts from just outside.
Nice outside area when the weather is good. Free tea and coffee with home made biscuits are available either in the room or the louge area. This was most appreciated after a day out sightseeing.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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North Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

All the good things people have said about the lodge we found to be true. Accomodating and attentive staff, very comfortable bed in room 27, nice area, quiet, good breakfast, etc.
It is close to public transportation-10 minute walk to DART Line, 10 minute ride to Pearse Station and a 10 minute walk from Pearse to Temple Bar area, very convenient. Note that at the local DART station, once you have paid your fair and entered, you need to walk about 50 yards and walk over a bridge to get on the correct side of the tracks to go into Dublin.
Sandymount is a nice little village with a couple nice restaurants and is about a 20 minute walk from the lodge.
In getting to the lodge from the airport we had planned to take the Airlink bus to the first Dart station and then take DART to the lodge. Via email, the staff gently suggested we take the taxi and that they would arrange for the taxi. That was the correct choice; it cost 27 euros and was worth every penny. Airlink can be dreadfully slow since it makes many stops to and from the airport. For example, one day after returning from Galway, it took us 90 minutes starting at 2:00 PM to get from the Heuston station to the airport.
If you want a relatively quiet location a little ways out of town with easy access to downtown, this is the place.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Very quite nice location in a residential neighborhood. Clean room and very helpful staff. The breakfast was fantastic and you can walk to the beach. Not much around there, you need a car to get around.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

located in ballsbridge you have to either take taxis (approx. 14 euros) or ride the dart (there were four of us so taxis it was). Nice and quiet and just a few blocks from the coast, we were greeted with hot tea and cookies and an introduction to the family and cat, Paws! Shown to our rooms which were roomy, bright and clean bathrooms had the most amenities (only place I was offered body lotion). Breakfasts were good, even though the buffet area was a little thin compared to others we had on the trip. Very accommodating.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Worth, Texas
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111 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Our group spent a couple nights at the Aberdeen Lodge in June 2014. Our rooms were all en-suite, roomy and comfortable. The staff went out of their way to take care of us and make sure our visit was trouble free. The breakfasts were delicious.

It is located on a treed street of large homes just outside the main city. Also fairly close to the airport.

This would be a great place for your stay in Dublin.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Next time in Dublin I will be back here. Friendly and really helpful staff, great breakfast, nice atmosphere. Slept really well. Enjoyed the spacious garden. Quiet neighborhood in a great location. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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