I and my parents stayed at the Schoolhouse Hotel for two nights at the beginning of August 2011. It was a last minute arrangement having been severely disappointed by a hotel elsewhere. The Schoolhouse could not have been a more different experience; the staff were extremely helpful in arranging our stay, providing detail on the local area and about the best places to visit in Dublin itself. Our most important requirement, parking for the duration of our stay, was available for no additional charges.
The rooms that we stayed in had William Morris arts and crafts theme decor with solid wood furniture and huge beds. Generous quantities of tea, coffee and biscuits as well as flat or sparkling water were provided in the rooms, together with an bucket of ice. Flat screen televisions in both rooms gave a good selection of Irish and British television channels and also allowed viewing of recent movies for no additional charges.
The ensuite bathroom facilities both had a fixed central shower over bath facility with victorian styled suite. The recessed sink area with surrounding triple mirrors was appreciated by my father; he said he'd had his best shave for years having been actually able to see his chin!
Breakfasts were served over a good timeframe with a wide selection of cold and hot food on offer. Hot food items were cooked to order and done exactly as requested.
The attached but separate Schoolhouse Bar was a pleasant bonus; excellent staff, delicious and generously portioned food at reasonable prices with a relaxed atmosphere. We only intended to go there for one evening meal but it was so good we couldn't resist going back for a second time the following day. I did not visit the associated restaurant, Olivier's, but can only say that it seemed very well attended.
I'd definitely be quite happy to stay here again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a class of its own... For those seeking somewhere truly different in Dublin, The Schoolhouse Hotel Ballsbridge is definitely ahead of its class, one of the leading D4 hotels. Unique, intimate and ideally located, the four star Schoolhouse Hotel in Ballsbridge Dublin 4 exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere. Described as a hidden gem in Dublin city this D4 hotel is located just 10 minutes walk from many of Dublin's main visitor attractions: the fashionable area of Grafton Street, Trinity College, Temple Bar, St. Stephen's Green, The National Museum, The R.D.S and Landsdowne / Aviva Stadium. Boasting luxury d4 hotel accommodation in Ballsbridge, each of our rooms have Super King Size Double Beds or Deluxe Twin Single Beds and include a host of luxury extras such as Full Irish breakfast in the comfort of your room or at The Restaurant in The Schoolhouse, on site Car Parking, Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee & Cookies, Movies, Email & Internet on your plasma television, Luxury toiletries and a Schoolhouse bathrobe on request. As one of the best Ballsbridge hotels Ireland has to offer you will be in a haven of luxury at the Schoolhouse Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Schoolhouse Hotel Dublin