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Waterloo House
Ranked #25 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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Guadalajara, Mexico
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18 reviews
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“Friendly and comfortable place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Dublin for 4 days, soaking in the sites of the city and enjoying the comfort and quiet when we came back to the hotel every day. The room was nice and the breakfast tasty. We traveled with our two-year-old. They have a high chair in the dining room and offered us a baby cot if we wanted (we opted to just share the king size bed). There is free parking and wi-if which was a plus. It is located close to a nice little grocery store and several restaurants. It is also an easy walk to many of the local attractions in the city. Would stay again!

Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Birmingham, Alabama
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26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

We found the buses were easy to use, came frequently, had digital signs telling exactly how many minutes left to wait for each bus. The neighborhood was a good one and we appreciate a few stores and restaurants off the tourist track. Our room had a large window looking over the garden, quiet, peacefu and attractive. The huge tub, strong shower and copious hot water was revitalizing. The breakfast area includes a glass solarium, nice place to have breakfast. We could choose from a catch of the day, full Irish breakfast, French toast or waffles along with yogurt, fruit and cereal. We appreciated the variety and all was appetizing. I never saw a flaw in the 3 days that we stayed at Waterloo. Be careful to not mix up your Waterloos - be sure to get Waterloo House - the surrounding properties are similarly named. There was an elevator and there was always someone at the desk. We did not need it but there was parking. We were given a card to slide at the front door to get in and out as we wished. The other hguests were mostly European.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ruth V
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Macon, Georgia
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

My husband and I stayed her for the second week in April. When we first arrived, several hours before check in, we were immediately shown our rooms so that we could rest a little bc we were pretty jet lagged. I was freezing and Evelyn gave us an electric radiator to warm me up and it warmed the whole room up. We had a lovely view of the garden at the back side of the hotel.
Everyone there was incredibly nice and helpful. The breakfast was absolutely the highlight of this wonderful bed and breakfast. They had a wonderful spray of various wholle grain cereals, organic yogurts and several fruit selections to munch on before ordering from the menu that also had several options to choose from as well. My husband and I were both impressed with the french toast and ordered it more than once during the week.
The location is a nice walk to St Stephens Green and the City Centre. We enjoyed walking back and forth everyday and it was a nice way to unwind in the evening after spending several hours in the hustle and bustle of downtown.
If I ever make it back to Ireland there is no question where I would stay. I would also reccomd this to any couple who wants a nice romantic get away.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

We have just returned from an Easter break in Dublin staying at Waterloo House..We found all the staff friendly and welcoming. There is a very pleasant lounge area with the use of a computer if required. The breakfast is served either in the attractive dining room or attached conservatory. waterloo house is situated in a residential area of Dubluin and is about a 15 - 20 minute walk into the centre.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

My family stayed 3 nights at Waterloo House. MaryJo, Mgr. made our stay wonderful. She and Evelyn (Owner) and all of the staff were extremely helpful. Close (15-20 minute walk) to St. Stephen's Green and Trinity College and Temple Bar area. Quiet location with very nice, clean and quiet rooms. Reasonably priced and much better than hotels, which lack Irish charm! Great breakfasts ! Can't say enough about this wonderful spot and their kind, excellent and helpful staff. Thanks a million MaryJo and Evelyn. All the Best to Ye!!!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2013

Top marks overall for this well run and well-situated B&B. Located about a minute's walk from Baggot Street Upper, there are pubs, restaurants, and cafes (literally) around the corner, not to mention a large and well-stocked Tesco supermarket about 2 minutes away. To get to the downtown Temple Bar area, it's a 20ish minute walk or 7-minute bus ride.

Waterloo House itself offers guests a range of different rooms (with #22 highly recommended), a sitting area with complimentary newspapers and internet, free parking (right in front), and a variety of breakfast choices - all delicious - and which you enjoy in a lovely dining room with a view of the outdoor garden.

After being initially underwhelmed by the size of our room (especially given the premium we'd paid during St. Patrick's week), we soon discovered issues with the plumbing as well. However, after speaking with the very helpful and affable person on duty, Kevin-Scott, we were assured that we'd be taken care of the following morning. As promised, the next morning we were moved to an absolutely gorgeous room (see photos), in which we stayed for the remainder of our visit.

All in all, I would highly recommend Waterloo House. Although a bit pricier than some, the location, amenities, breakfasts, and service - with special mention to both Kevin-Scott and Evelyn (the owner/operator), make Waterloo House a great choice during your stay in Dublin.

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Vermont
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

Nice and clean facilities located in a very quiet and safe area, with public transportation not far away, including Airlink bus stop. Staff very helpful and accommodating. Umbrellas available for loan. Great breakfast with extremely friendly servers. About a 15-20 minute walk to Temple Bar area. Planned on two nights but stayed a third. Squeaky bathroom door was promptly fixed when we mentioned it. Would definitely stay here again and have already recommended it to friends travelling to Dublin.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 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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Property: Waterloo House
Address: Waterloo House 8-10 Waterloo Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin DO4T651, Ireland
Phone Number:
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#21 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#27 Family Hotel in Dublin
#31 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#32 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterloo House 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a Four Star Guesthouse and our facilities include the following: * All rooms are en-suite, T.V., telephone, hairdryer and trouser press, tea/coffee making facilites in all bedrooms. * Lift access available to all floors. * Extensive breakfast menu is served in our garden-level dining room and conservatory and includes Full Irish Breakfast, Catch of the Day, French toast, waffles, croissants, homemade soda bread, fresh fruit, stewed prunes, apricots and yogurt. * FREE Wireless internet access either to our computer or your own. * We provide a 24 hour taxi service. Waterloo House has a unique and ideal location south of the city in the embassy belt with only minutes walk to: • City centre, Stephen's Green, Grafton Street, Museums, Trinity College shopping centre • Entertainment hub of Avivia Stadium & RDS Arena adjacent to house • A Walking Haven on our doorstep - Grand Canal, Herbert Park (32 Acre Public Park) and Sandymount Strand • Excellent 'menu' of quality restaurants • Nodal point of Cafes, Bars, banking and laundry services • Epicentre of the best of the city's transport system Located within close proximity to a wide range of public transport services, DART, numerous Dublin Bus routes (37, 38, 38A, 39, 145) Aircoach stop point with fast and direct access to Dublin Airport. ... more   less 
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