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Schoolhouse Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 - 8 Northumberland Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Ranked #24 of 177 hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great little hotel, had a lovely stay, quiet and relaxed with good and helpful staff. Will definitely be back, room was lovely, fine big bed... Need too polish all the brass on the doors though, but other then that it was spot on Had one year old with us and she slept like a baby!!

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Thornhill, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old schoolhouse converted into a hotel. Elegantly decorated, very nice rooms, quiet, good location to downtown, staff is very helpful and the food in the restaurant or tavern is excellent. You can't go wrong.

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Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for a wedding which this place does well and the day was fab. Therese and the team really looked after us; from the minute we arrived until we left (very late, we did not stay overnight). While photos were being taken (and after) we had our own little balcony to wait until dinner was served. This is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here a few times now and always leave thinking .. "Can't wait for the next time"!! Consistently excellent..!! The professional staff, the fabulous hotel, the attention to the smallest detail, and the fantastic food.. Two courses for €24.95 all evening...seriously good value in our capital city..Looking forward to the next time!!

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent a few nights at the hotel and enjoyed the repurposing of the building. The staff was friendly, breakfasrt was good and there was a very nice bar with a lovely outdoor space. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the busiest part of town but the hotel is situated in a mixed residential/commercial area so... More

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SchoolhouseHotel, General Manager at Schoolhouse Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Many thanks for your recent review. We are thrilled you had such an enjoyable stay and appreciate your comments in relation to our location, staff and facilities. Many thanks once again, Warm Regards, Therese Seale General Manager More

Antrim, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first stay in Dublin, and I had left it up to my travelling buddy to book a hotel. I was not disappointed. This is a small, clean, friendly hotel in the middle of a city. The staff were friendly and could not help us enough - even when we had a very early morning check out. After... More

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both started and ended our 3 week trip to ireland at the Schoolhouse Hotel and it was brilliant! The place was recommended to us by a friend from Dublin who thought we would like the place and the neighbourhood - well, she was right. The restaurant and bar are used by local people as well and that makes you... More

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Tolland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More

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Address: 2 - 8 Northumberland Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Schoolhouse Hotel 4*
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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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