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Aberdeen Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   53 - 55 Park Avenue | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #7 of 176 Hotels in Dublin
Wickford
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Attention to detail.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Great place to stay. The room was lovely, clean,warm and comfy. Breakfast was really good, lots of choice and cooked fresh. With a short walk to the dart station (5 mins to central dublin or beyond ) a great location. Walking distance to some good restaurants too. The owner and his staff all made us very welcome and gave us some great tips on places to visit and how to get around. Yes we did occasionally hear the person upstairs moving around but it really didn't bother us. If you fancy a trip out of town ask the owner to put you in touch with the wicked Wicklow tour its a great day out and pick you up at the door.
There is free parking at the hotel but the dart train is so reliable, cheap and frequent leave the car behind.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Getting off the airport bus at the wrong stop meant a wonderful walk past many of the Embassies in Dublin which were very impressive, and Aberdeen Lodge is literally just around the corner from these magnificent buildings. On arrival, the welcome was outstanding! Coffee and a slice of chocolate whilst the room was being finished was a welcome treat. The room was very comfortable and warm with no complaints whatsoever. After a day in Dublin City centre (Dart train is only about 5 mins walk) and a fantastic pub meal in nearby Sandy Mount (10 min walk) a good nights sleep was had. To set us up for the day, an Irish breakfast awaited! To say the food is delicious is an understatement and worthy of their many awards proudly displayed at the entrance. All in all, a fantastic short break with absolutely no complaints. Thanks!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scotland
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The location is perfect in a quiet, leafy upmarket Dublin 4 road just a few minutes walk from Sydney Parade station, a short ride by train to Dublin city centre. For a pleasant stroll Sandymount strand seafront is only a few hundred yards away. The large Edwardian house is full of character with high ceilings and is beautifully furnished. A wonderful lawn of vibrant emerald green graces the rear of the house where Paws the cat prowls like the Lord of the Manor. The proprietors and staff were very friendly and helpful. We appreciated the pot of tea and cake served in the drawing room on arrival, and the use of their internet and printer to print our boarding pass for return home to Scotland. There was a very good choice of cereals and fruits at breakfast plus the traditional full Irish breakfast and several other choices. The traditional Irish breakfast was so good we had it it on both mornings. Unfortunately we were only in Dublin for two nights and we hope to return soon when Aberdeen Lodge will, without doubt, be our first choice of accommodation.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boyle, Ireland
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Very friendly, family run hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Lovely furnishings and lots of interesting antiques and a wealth of books. A warm welcome awaits with open fire and tea and home made scones. Whilst tucked away the hotel is near the Dart station giving easy access to the city centre (10mins) and the suburb of Ballsbridge has many restaurants and bars as well as the lovely Herbert Park if you fancy a stroll. The room was very comfortable if a little small. Breakfast was delicious and the hotel is gluten free friendly (advise when booking).

Room Tip: our room was a little small but perfectly formed! You might ask about the rooms if you need more spa...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic hotel & from the moment you arrive the service, attention, atmosphere & food is second to none! We were given a very comprehensive meet & greet on arrival where all the key attractions that were a must on your visit to Dublin were explained in detail. The location is fantastic as it's close enough to the city centre and at the same time you really do get the best of both worlds with a walk along the beech only minutes away.

Looking forward to the next trip already.......

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Omagh, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We have stayed at Aberdeen Lodge a couple of times, both experiences have been lovely. Friendly, stylish, clean, warm, beautifully cooked fresh breakfasts, walking distances to restaurants & beach, large garden for the kids to play, great recommendations on restaurants etc, and tea & slices on arrival. What more could you ask for.

Room Tip: Just ask the owner, he is very helpful.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Basel, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The Aberdeen Lodge is a cozy little lodge near Dublin. The rooms are extremely luxurious and the staff is very helpful and friendly.

One does have to take notice, however, that it is really more of a five-star, family-run Bed and Breakfast than an actual hotel. What is problematic in this sense is the fact that you're being charged 150 Euros per night, when a hotel of this quality range would probably cost about the same.

There are three issues I had with the Aberdeen Lodge.

First: Location. The Aberdeen lodge is not located in the Dublin city centre, but in the suburbs. Trying to find it is difficult, as all the buildings look alike and it is situated in a narrow side street.
Hence, imagine having to find it in the dark while it's raining.

Second: Noise Factor. As it is a relatively old building, the walls are thin and you hear everything. Whether someone is walking down the stairs, coughing in the hallway or even snoring at 4 am in the room above you; you get to hear it all.

Third: Front Door. The front door is locked at all times. This means that whenever you arrive at the lodge you have to ring a bell and hope that one of the employees hears it. In our case, the manager was sitting in the living room, with the door closed, and he obviously didn't hear the bell. This forced me to have to knock on the window to the living room. As a hotel guest, I don't feel comfortable being kept waiting outside in the cold.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 53 - 55 Park Avenue | Ballsbridge, Dublin Dublin 4, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#13 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#17 Family Hotel in Dublin
#28 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aberdeen Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The perfect balance of luxury, privacy and location. Aberdeen Lodge Ballsbridge is one of Dublin's gems, discretely hidden in the exclusive embassy district of Ballsbridge. Large well-kept gardens surrounding grand mansions give the place an air of refined exclusivity. Aberdeen Lodge Hotel Ballsbridge Dublin shares all these privileges. The elegant rooms and suites in this urban estate include four poster beds, period furnishings and views of the attractive gardens. The award winning breakfast is served in the period style dining room overlooking the landscaped gardens. Afternoon teas and fine wines are served in the main drawing rooms and library where guests can relax. Staff are extremely welcoming and are happy to assist guests in arranging city and countryside tours. Complimentary secure guest car parking is available onsite at Aberdeen Lodge Dublin. ... more   less 
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