we stayed at the Aberdeen Lodge during our Honeymoon in Ireland. We stayed at three hotels while in Ireland, and the Aberdeen Lodge was, hands down, our best experience. The owner, Pat, was just as friendly and helpful as could be. Also, he has a full staff, and every member of the staff was friendly and helpful. We truly felt welcomed. The hotel is outside of Dublin, but right by the DART commuter train, which drops you off in a central location and the ride is really nice. The area that hotel is in is really lovely and Dublin Bay is within walking distance -- the sight of Dublin Bay at low-tide is just incredibly dramatic. The breakfast was great too, plenty of options to choose from. When we return to the Dublin area we plan to stay there again, no question.