firstly, this is a very nice B&B. It is in Ballsbridge and whilst quite close to a pretty major road; it is mostly quiet. I was on the entry level floor (2nd floor but really the floor that is the lobby floor) and although I heard noise from the floor above, otherwise, it was quiet. Others have commented on the dated rooms but they are fine. bed comfortable, shower and bath fine….nice touch on the Irish "hand made" toiletries. All of this was good. However, and I hope the management does read this; you need to do something about the selection of TV channels. The location of this B&B, close to firms and research/education offices suggest that folks might (like me) be coming to Dublin for business. If this is the case, then what you really need is to be able to come back and watch something other than one of the 11 really poor channel selections. It is not that costly to get better cable and you do need to listen to the reviewers earlier on this. Yes, if you are here as a tourist, watching TV is not high on the list but Ariel House, if you want to get business travelers back, having decent channels to watch when you are not here to see Dublin is a good (smart) idea. For that reason, and a few other small issues, I doubt I would suggest this again--for business travelers-- given the choices in the area. If this is not an issue, then apart from the noise factor (people above me were just really noisy), this was a fine choice. One tip, on Shelburne Road (out the door, take a right, then a left and then walk straight) is a wine bar called French Paradox. Very nice wine and you can get tapas like food. Nice atmosphere, fine to go by yourself and wi-fi!
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