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“An Oasis within Minutes of the City Center”
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Schoolhouse Hotel
Ranked #29 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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Tolland, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“An Oasis within Minutes of the City Center”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Having heard of the noise problems of staying close to the enter of town, I explored hotels a bit removed, but in walking distance, from the city center. The Schoolhouse Hotel intrigued me because it was a former schoolhouse converted into hotel rooms and had received good reviews on Trip Advisor. I'm so glad we chose to stay here. It's within a 15-20-min walk to the center of town (Trinity College, etcl), and is also accessible to areas closer to the coast (slightly longer, but doable, walks). The rooms are comfortable. My only (very minor) issue is that there were no dressers with drawers; so, t-shirts and the like had to be stashed elsewhere. Again, no big deal. I would stay here again in a heartbeart. The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful. The surrounds along the Grand Canal make for a great walk as well.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Went there recently and I was impressed by its old style charm and decor. It is a beautiful building full of its own quirkiness. It's about 15mins walk to the city centre and is situated right on the Dublin canal in a clean and safe area of Dublin. One downside is the price of a glass of wine is over €7, overall it's a nice place to have food or to stay, would recommend.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salem, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Our last night in Ireland was spent at the Schoolhouse Hotel ... we could not have picked a better spot! The Hotel is lovely and fairly easy to find (we were driving into Dublin after driving through Ireland). Our room (we stayed in the Arthur Guinness room) was spacious and elegant. Our bathroom was huge - especially compared to most of the bathrooms we had in our travels. We had supper at the bar restaurant and our food was excellent! I had the mussels and my husband had a local beef burger - so yummy :) We had a fabulous breakfast the next morning after sleeping great in our comfortable bed. The staff were so helpful and kind, helping us figure out how to get to the airport the next morning. What a wonderful way to end our stay in Ireland! I would highly recommend the Schoolhouse to anyone travelling to Dublin.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
929 reviews
157 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We enjoyed the stay very much, well located with regards to transport and access to the city and located in a quiet part of town.

The rooms are reasonable spacious, but the bathroom is a tad compact. Breakfast selection and service was quite good.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Enjoyed the walking proximity to downtown, and ditto other comments about staff. We recently spent 2 nights at The Schoolhouse Hotel in Dublin. The staff was extremely helpful and went above and beyond to answer questions and get local tourist information for us and helped us retrive the ipad left on a taxi!. Everyone was very friendly The hotel is charming. Our room was sweet and comfortable

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Second stay and standards of accommodation, food and attention by staff still very high. Two minor niggles though. Why do so many hotels bring your toast at breakfast when you've hardly started on your cereal? If we must have music to eat by please destroy what was surely the worst rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody ever (don't know by whom). The hotel is perhaps slightly overpriced, but fact we comeback means we were prepared to pay the asking price

Room Tip: Although the oldest the room above the entrance in the old part of the building has real character
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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County Meath, Ireland
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Popped into this hotel for a meal and a look around recently. Bar staff were friendly and helpful. prices were better than their better known neighbours. Meal was delicious and a very good deal for a three course meal was €25, though adding on €.3.50 for vegetables was disingenuous. Our waiter Paul, a student, was friendly and informative. Service was good. Asked at reception for hotel tarrif and young receptionist did not know what that was . We asked for hotel rate to be told it was on the website. Management take note! Would definitely visit there again.

Room Tip: Did not check out the rooms this time but it is next to the canal and that side would definitely be...
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Property: Schoolhouse Hotel
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
#24 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#34 Family Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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