We stayed for a one night weekend in September and loved the hotel. It is a charming property (an old converted schoolhouse) with lots of character, the restaurant and bar (pub)are both lovely..... very cosy, the food was excellent and very reasonably priced (the live music on the Saturday night at the bar was very enjoyable). I would advise booking a table in advance for Saturday nights as it can get quite busy. We noticed that local Dubliners were amongst the clients in the restaurant and the bar which is always a good sign. Reception staff and restaurant staff were very friendly and efficient. The rooms are beautifully decorated (each room is named after an Irish writer)...we stayed in James Joyce and were very happy with it. I definitely would recommend this hotel for couples who appreciate style with character. It's best to get a cab straight to the hotel from the airport (costs 30euros)....the hop on hop off bus stop is a 10 minutes' walk.....the Trinity College is also about 10 minutes' walk. Location was good (not right in the centre so sheltered from the noise) but walkable distance to bus stops and certain attractions. Pubs with traditional Irish music are walking distance (we were recommended Donahughs') but we were very happy to stay in and enjoy the hotel's restaurant and bar which both have a very nice Irish flavour to them. Wifi worked well in the rooms and there is a good selection of in house movies for free. We would definitely go back....just the kind of place we love.
- 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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- Schoolhouse Hotel Dublin