We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Irish hospitality at its best!”
Review of Ariel House

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Ariel House
Ranked #5 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 September 2013

I can't say enough wonderful things about Ariel House. We stayed for 2 nights and it was by far the nicest hotel we stayed in. They gave us an upgrade when they found out we were on our honeymoon. We had a beautiful suite with a 4 poster bed and a huge bathroom with a separate tub. Our flight left early in the morning and they put together 2 bags of breakfast food for us to eat at the airport, since we were missing breakfast- fresh fruit cups, scones, bread, etc. It was delicious! Every night they left out different goodies- brownies, cakes, coffee, tea. Easy access to the train. Beautiful modern room. Top notch service. You can't find a cleaner place, which is most important on my list! And the breakfast is more of a gourmet style breakfast that you won't find anywhere else. I would absolutely stay here again!!!!!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank LisaD678810
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (1,621)
There are newer reviews for Ariel House
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

885 - 891 of 1,622 reviews

Reviewed 25 September 2013

This little place is such good value! It's so central and the people who work here are just so helpful and pleasant. I went here for my birthday and to be honest I couldn't have gotten a better present. They even gave me a free scone with jam with a candle on it here haha. But seriously this place is so quaint and pretty and yes they have an award winning breakfast here which is so good!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank GrahamPhelan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 September 2013

This establishment can't be faulted.

Our delight commenced during the booking process, when every effort was made to accommodate our needs. Enquiries about dining options for a birthday were met with a number of recommendations. When we indicated one sounded nice, it was booked even though we hadn't specifically asked for.

We arrived early, and our room wasn't quite ready, but this didn't phase the staff...they ushered us into the drawing room, and supplied us with scones, tea and drinks. We were made to feel very welcome.

The room was a delight...a complementary upgrade when we asked, and huge...with a wonderful bed, AND importantly opening windows...nice big ones that slide up, allowing us to invite the cool evening air into our room. We were at the front of the House so we could watch the to-ing and fro-ing of the locals.

Breakfast was superb...and generally all the staff gave 150% to looking after the guests.

It should be noted that this really is a type of guesthouse and NOT a hotel. So don't expect airtight and soundproof rooms. You may hear comings and goings but this adds to the atmosphere. The social areas of breakfast room and drawing room really foster a great interaction amongst guests. Before long, you seem to have life long friends (both guests and staff).

An experience like this doesn't come along often, and should be grabbed with both hands.

Room Tip: Whilst they have some new rooms at the back, the older rooms, though costing a bit more, are well wo...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DWJH1965
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 September 2013

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Easytobook.com
Thank Stephen S
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We have just returned from this hotel, we went up to see a concert in Dublin. First impressions were lovely the outside of this large victorian style house, very clean and we got a warm welcome from the the staff, which is always so important in my book. It is very central to town and just a short taxi drive costing about €10.00.The room itself was nice, it was down in the basement of the building, personally I would have preferred to be upstairs with more light and I don't know what the rooms look like, but I would suspect they may have been more plush,but am only guessing they might have been.Our room was ok, a bit dark, it was facing the gardens, but if it was a cold winters day, it may a felt a bit cold, saying all that the room was very clean, didn't have any body lotion, which was strange, but had tea/coffee facility and all the rest.
The breakfast in the morning had a wide choice and it was all home made, and all very delicious and were we full when leaving. The dinning room is small and they seem to be very busy, but the surroundings were lovely, and the breakfast staff were very helpful and polite.
So it was a lovely experience to stay at this hotel. We really had a lovely weekend and enjoy it no end, and yes I would recommend this to all travellers.

Room Tip: Maybe ask for a room upstairs, more light!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Geraldine o
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

A perfect little getaway if you don't want to stay in the absolute centre of Dublin, but still close enough to walk. The best service you can ever imagine for a small place like this! I've nothing bad at all to say about Ariel.

  • Stayed: September 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank KarlssonMarcus
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 September 2013

First of all I would like to say that the Hotel looks beautiful and the rooms with some quaint, old school touches to the decor seem inviting and comfortable. Very spacious as well. The staff is efficient and friendly as well and will help out to sort any of your requests. The hotel is not exactly in the center of the city although the DART station is literally a 2 minute walk away and you can get into the city in about 10 minutes. The airport is about half an hour away. All in all great looking hotel, comfortable rooms , helpful staff and in a nice area. Nothing mind blowing mind you but definitely worth the money.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank James T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Dublin hotels
2.3 mi away
Clontarf Castle Hotel
Clontarf Castle Hotel
#3 of 150 in Dublin
4,034 reviews
2.1 mi away
The Croke Park
The Croke Park
#6 of 150 in Dublin
4,589 reviews
0.8 mi away
The Marker Hotel
The Marker Hotel
#2 of 150 in Dublin
3,333 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.9 mi away
The Merrion Hotel
The Merrion Hotel
#1 of 150 in Dublin
3,339 reviews
1.4 mi away
The Westbury
The Westbury
#7 of 150 in Dublin
3,992 reviews
2.7 mi away
Ashling Hotel
Ashling Hotel
#13 of 150 in Dublin
4,569 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Ariel House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ariel House

Address: 50-54 Lansdowne Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone Number:
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#5 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#5 Family Hotel in Dublin
#14 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: £112 - £183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ariel House 4*
Number of rooms: 37
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travel Republic (UK), Odigeo, Agoda, Hotels.com, Ebookers and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Ariel House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ariel House Hotel Dublin
Ariel Hotel Dublin

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing