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“Stress free family experience”
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Ariel House
Ranked #4 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
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“Stress free family experience”
Reviewed 8 September 2011

We stayed for 3 nights in late August traveling with 2 boys aged 6 and 10. Stayed in a family room. Fabulous huge room, well appointed ensuite including bath and shower and heated towel rail. Very quiet lovely suburb of Dublin. 2 mins walk to the DART (Lansdowne Road) and a short trip into Dublin City. Very friendly helpful staff, delicious breakfasts with a huge choice. Kids said the pancakes were the best ever! Lots of steps so probably not good for prams or wheelchairs but staff very helpful with luggage. Seemed popular with business people as well as tourists. Good value laundry service too. Went on advice from Tripadvisor and was delighted. Totally surpassed expectations.

  • Stayed August 2011
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ArielHouse, General Manager at Ariel House, responded to this review, 15 September 2011
Dear Spikethecat17
Thank you for talking the time to submit a trip advisor review of your stay at Ariel House and for your positive feedback. It’s lovely to hear that your stay at Ariel House exceeded your expectations. We try our best to create an atmosphere where guests feel relaxed and at home. We would love to have the opportunity to welcome you and your family back should you return to Ireland
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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

We stayed at Ariel House for a week and absolutely loved it! The staff was friendly and helpful, the bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and spacious, and the food was absolutely wonderful!!! The DART station is literally a minute and a half walk and the rugby arena is right across from that. Not only is Ariel House at a great location, but Ballsbridge is a lovely area to stay in! Quiet and peaceful with a great little selection of pubs and restaurants as well as easy access to starbucks and a pharmacy. I wouldn't stay anywhere else and we will be back as soon as we can!!!
Thank you, Ariel House, for making our stay so enjoyable!!!

Room Tip: Superior Double room was fantastic and worth every penny!!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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ArielHouse, General Manager at Ariel House, responded to this review, 15 September 2011
Dear Amanda W
Thank you for your review of Ariel House and for your lovely comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the location and comforts of the house and the assistance of our staff. It is great to hear that Ariel House is your new favourite place to stay in Dublin and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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The team at Ariel house
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Ferns, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 September 2011

We had a wonderful stay here, the bedroom was superb, staff very friendly, excellent breakfast, 2 mins to the DART station, lovely locality, this Hotel has it all, we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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ArielHouse, General Manager at Ariel House, responded to this review, 15 September 2011
Dear Sauvysue
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Ariel House. We are delighted to hear that your family enjoyed their stay and your daughter the rugby game! We are glad that you have discovered us and the leafy suburb of Ballsbridge! We look forward to welcoming you back soon
Best Wishes
The team at Ariel house
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Bangor, Northern Ireland.
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

Booked the rugby match, birthday treat for hubby and exam treat for my daughter. She is crazy about rugby and got to see Ireland play 27th August . Booked guest house just for 1 night and it was a lovely experience. Having stayed all over Dublin mostly city centre I can say that Ariel House is one of the nicest I have stayed in. Lovely and clean home from home really could not fault it in any way. Close to Dart which we used Sat nite to go in for a meal but think the next time we are down we will eat round this area . I feel Dublin centre, well Temple Bar area has become very trashy over the last few years I know I wont be staying in the centre again ! Going to explore Dublin 4 and beyond now !
Will be booking again shortly !

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

The service in Ariel House is first-class - attentive, caring front-of-house staff and friendly, responsive breakfast-room staff. Our room was really a mini-suite, with a decent bathroom, comfortable big bed, settee, comfy chairs, table and flat-screen tv. We travelled on public transport, so having the DART almost literally on our doorstep was a great boon. Otherwise, a 5 minute walk takes you to regular bus-stops. Its not too far to consider walking to the city centre and we did indeed walk alongside the nearby river all the way to Docklands. We know that balanced reviews are best but its hard to find the negatives alongside the free wifi, free coffee and biscuits throughout the day, free daily newspapers, and a breakfast that makes getting up really worthwhile. Sorry, but we are just smitten with Ariel House!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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ArielHouse, General Manager at Ariel House, responded to this review, 1 September 2011
Dear Tom O
Many thanks for taking the time to submit a review of your stay at Ariel House. We are delighted that you enjoyed the comforts and hospitality that we have to offer (and the coffee and biscuits). We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon!
Best wishes
The Team at Ariel House
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

We stayed at the Ariel House for four nights and were very pleased, would definitely stay here again. All of the rooms are different, but are furnished Victorian style. The beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are clean and modern. It's located in Ballsbridge, a nice residential area in the Dublin suburbs. There are several restaurants within walking distance. You could walk to City Center (probably 15 minutes), but it's a really quick trip on the DART. The DART station is very convenient, located just a block from Ariel House.

What sets this place apart is the outstanding service. We arrived early in the morning from the U.S., and were served tea, coffee, and scones while our room was being prepared. The staff helped us with dinner recommendations and reservations, made tour reservations for us, and advised us on traveling the DART. One day we took an all day tour to Wicklow, and it was cold, wet, and windy the entire time. When we returned to the hotel, we did not feel like going back out for dinner. Yanna helped us order pizza for delivery, and then set up a table in the dining room so we could enjoy our meal. There aren't many places that offer this level of attention! The entire staff is warm and welcoming.

The breakfasts are wonderful, fresh and something for everyone. There's also a pleasant old fashioned drawing room, with newspapers and an honesty bar in the evenings. Stay here--you will be comfortable!!

Also, it's a fun day trip to take the DART to Dun Laoghaire and several of the towns south of Dublin. We did this one day when the weather was spectacular, and really enjoyed the scenery and just walking around the towns.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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ArielHouse, General Manager at Ariel House, responded to this review, 1 September 2011
Dear CWJ201156003

Thank you for writing a Trip advisor review of your stay at Ariel House. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the style, décor and ambience of the house and are particularly pleased that you rate our staff and the service so highly. We are really grateful for the lovely feedback and delighted that you felt so at home in Ariel House

Best wishes
The Team at Ariel House
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Wicklow, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

I have stayed in many big hotels here and abroad and was hesitant about staying in a boutique like hotel such as this but the personal touch and warm welcome was so refreshing. I have only positive things to say, the dart is right beside hotel so going into town or anywhere along the dart line is made so easy. We were able to walk to Roly's Restaurant in Ballsbridge (10mins away) for a fabulous meal that evening. The breakfast was delicious, everything freshly cooked and a great choice, you will definitely be full for the day. We were tired on arrival and we received a lovely tray of tea and fresh scones to revive us. When I asked how much I was told it was complimentary - nice touch ! Beds very comfortable and bathroom with all the necessities. A good mix of the old with the new without compromising your desired comforts. Cant wait to go again.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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ArielHouse, General Manager at Ariel House, responded to this review, 1 September 2011
Dear Paula h
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Ariel House. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and to receive such positive feedback on the service, location and little extras we offer our guests, like the tea and scones! Your comments are very much appreciated in particular the fact that you would return in the future. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ariel House
Best wishes
The Team at Ariel House
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Property: Ariel House
Address: 50-54 Lansdowne Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#4 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#5 Family Hotel in Dublin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#14 Business Hotel in Dublin
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Hotel Class:4 star — Ariel House 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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