After staying in downtown hotels in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast, Aberdeen Lodge was a welcome change. It is located on a quiet street in Sandymount, but the bus stops a few houses away,and the DART train is just a short walk. We were welcomed warmly upon our arrival and the service only got better from there. Our room was spacious, well appointed and clean. The owner was friendly and chatted with each guest at breakfast, answering questions and providing suggestions on sights to see. The Lodge is a family run business and service is their top priority. The owner's nephew, who is learning the business, could not do enough for us. As dinner is not served at the hotel, we took to stopping at the local market and bringing home a light dinner. This young man would set up a table for us in the garden where we could enjoy our meal and relax after a busy day. The local restaurants and pubs were lovely too, and just a short walk away. We enjoyed walking to them via the sea wall overlooking Dublin Bay which is only a block away. I will definitely return to the Aberdeen Lodge the next time I visit Dublin.