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“A perfect weekend”
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Ariel House
Ranked #5 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We have just returned from a weekend break at this lovely hotel. The situation was perfect with easy access to the centre of Dublin just across the street via the Dart. Our room was quiet and comfortable. Every member of staff was welcoming and helpful. Delicious cakes freely available in the lounge, a superb breakfast and late night snacks! We thoroughly enjoyed dinner both nights in Ballsbridge thanks to staff recommendations, it's a short step to some good eating. We hope to return.

Room Tip: Superior rooms are very good , slightly faded but charming.
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

My family of 7 (3 generations) shared 2 rooms for 4 nights in Dublin. Its uncommon to find a room in Dublin that allows 3-4 guests per room (sharing 2 double beds). The staff were very helpful and courteous and you can tell they take grade pride in Ariel House and their job. We found that it was an exceptionally good price for what we received. The rooms were clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The highlight for all of us though was looking forward to our breakfast! They have wonderful food and it is presented in such a nice way with a good variety for everyone (even my family!). The breakfasts kept us going through most of the day of sightseeing and travelling. Highly recommend Ariel House to travellers to Dublin.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

I had seen this place advertised as a B&B but it is so much more, we stayed one night on our way to Galway and it was easy to find due to its location near the stadium on Landsdown rd. We arrived a bit bedraggled due to the weather and Cecelia organised tea and scones while we sorted out the booking, just one of the lovely touches which makes this place much more than a B&B. The room was large, comfortable, quite and had a good bed. the bathroom was large and lots of soft towels. The place is tastefully presented with professional and friendly staff and for what we paid represented excellent value. The breakfast was fantastic too. Thank you to all the staff who made our visit so special. We decided to stay local for lunch and Cecelia recommended a 5 minute walk and we came across a traditional bar called Mary Mac and we got a fantastic lunch for 10 euros. A taxi into temple bar cost around 10 euro too.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

The hype on this place is absolutely justified. Took a bus from the airport and walked a couple blocks from the drop off point. An email from Ariel House suggested that rather than a taxi. The room was comfortable and spacious. We were on the second floor in the older section of the building which was perfect. A quiet street although just a minutes walk to the train. Walking distance from city center. Breakfast was lovely and served in a room with large windows. Order off the menu and help yourself to the buffet. Only one odd thing was the shower head in our room was on the side of the tub rather than at the end. Probably a function of when they remodeled the rooms. Plenty of hot water and good bath supplies. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

We stayed 1 week. Nice room, outstanding staff, tram station 1 short block away - 10 min ride to city center. Great selections at breakfast including a buffet table with lighter choices. And, the bill at the end of the week was exactly what was quoted to me by email - NO SURPRISE CHARGES. A few small improvements would give this hotel 5 stars. Better lighting in the room - very difficult to read a map or write notes. A larger TV. Yes, we didn't come to Dublin to watch TV, but after a long day of sightseeing, relaxing and catching up on the news before dinner is what I enjoy. The 15" flat screen on the wall was barely visible from the bed. Full bar of soap - the little round soap samples - barely larger than a 2 Euro coin - just don't make it. But as said earlier, these are all small nuisance that could easily be corrected and I will certainly stay at Ariel House on my next visit to Dublin

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the main building on an upper floor
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Absolutely wonderful boutique hotel. Huge rooms, huge bathrooms (separate bath tubs and showers) with towel warmers, excellent staff, and tucked away in a quiet and beautiful Dublin neighborhood. Downtown and other attractions are easily accessible via DART tram or bus. Loved staying here, hope to come back again.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We stayed in the James Joyce room which was extremely large and worth the extra cost. The regular rooms are good value, but nothing special. Very nice free coffee and cake option in the lounge, good breakfast options, and very friendly staff who went out of their way to offer excellent service.

A cut above the average B&B

Room Tip: james joyce room
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Address: 50-54 Lansdowne Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#5 Family Hotel in Dublin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#5 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#14 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: £112 - £184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ariel House 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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