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Schoolhouse Hotel
Ranked #27 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 August 2011

We were generally pleased with this hotel. The decor was great and the breakfast was delicious. However the housekeeping was slightly disappointing. The hotel restaurant was tasty but had almost no vegetarian options. Staff were efficient. The themed rooms were interesting and informative. Our room was in the basement at the end of the hallway and therefore quite dark at all times of day.

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Thank WitraB
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SchoolhouseHotel, General Manager at Schoolhouse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2011

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the feedback, it is much appreciated as it plays a vital part in allowing us to constantly improve the service which we provide to our guests.

I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to The Schoolhouse Hotel, should you be travelling to Dublin in the near future please contact me directly.

Kind regards,

Jenny

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Reviewed 19 August 2011

Old Schoolhouse tastefully converted into modern hotel,bar and restaurant.Located centrally,but provides a quiet oasis in the hustle and bustle of a city

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

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!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

Just back from a great long weekend break in Dublin. Trip was complimented by our stay in the Schoolhouse Hotel.
All staff were so friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble.
Rooms - clean, comfy and spacious. 'Welcome' bottle of wine and box of chocolates were a nice touch.
Food - absolutely delicious.
Hotel is only 10-12 euro taxi / 20-25 minute walk from Temple Bar.
If we ever go back to Dublin then the Schoolhouse would be our first choice of accommodation.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

This hotel was perfect. Our room was beautifully decorated, very comfortable and clean. The gourmet restaurant was superb and the pub was great fun(good food too). Breakfast was complete and included hot and cold choices...we loved the eggs and salmon. This hotel is located in a quiet area not far from bus line and central Dublin. It is also on a bus line from the airport...so convenient! We would most definitely stay there again. Thank you for a terrific stay in Dublin.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

We visited Dublin for the first time this month and found out about Schoolhouse Hotel on tripadvisor.ie. We were extremely pleased with the nice rooms, the excellent and helpful staff, and the delicious breakfasts, as well as the cozy ambience. We also enjoyed the adjacent pub. The hotel is easy walking distance from places like Trinity College, shopping, and tour bus stops, and it is not far from the airport and the ferry port. Each room is named for Irish notables (we had the Maude Gonne room), which is a nice touch. We'll definitely stay at this hotel the next time we're in Dublin!

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Reviewed 30 July 2011

a friend and i just returned from two weeks in england and ireland. one of the places that we stayed was the schoolhouse in dublin, ireland.
this converted schoolhouse which played a part in the irish rebellion, is now the perfect home away from home. the staff was excellent. they went out of their way to make our stay of five days very pleasant.
the hotel is a bit away from the centre of the city, so it is quite. beautifully situated on the lock canals, it is a very easy walk to get to the centre of it all. there is a wonderful pub that serves excellent food as well as a formal dining room. the breakfast comes with the cost of the room.
the rooms themselves are named after famous irish writers and politicians. the william morris wallpaper and furniture makes each room very cozy and unique. the bathrooms always had enough towels and the low bathtubs made getting in and our of the roomy tubs easy and safe.
if i am ever in dublin again....and i will be, (what a great city!!!) i would return to the schoolhouse without question.

Room Tip: we did not see the rooms in the basement, but we heard that the rooms on the main floor and the seco...
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Address: 2 - 8 Northumberland Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Dublin
#23 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#23 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#34 Family Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: £100 - £229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Schoolhouse Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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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