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“Best stay ever” 5 of 5 stars
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Waterloo House
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8-10 Waterloo Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #22 of 176 Hotels in Dublin
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best stay ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Went to Dublin for 2012 Marathon, selected Waterloo House for its location. Incedible B&B - if you want to experience Ireland, stay here. Staff makes ever accommodation,we needed to maintain medicine temperature and staff bent over backwards. Travel plan changed in mid-visit, staff re-arranged accommodations so we could stay there. Irish breakfast and other breakfast choices are wonderful. Clean, comfortable, priced right, location perfect for walking anywhere. Bus services to anywhere 100 feet away. The Waterloo House is Irish, feels Irish and made me want to stay in Ireland.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

My daughter and I travelled around Ireland and wanted to spend our last
2 nights in Dublin. Unfortunately the Irish football finals were that night. I
am not a big B&B person, but took the chance. Boy were we pleasantly
surprised!

This B&B is run more like a hotel. The owners had purchased two houses
and turned them into a B&B. There is 1 person at the desk at night. The
room we stayed in (lower floor facing the street) was huge, comfortable and
quiet. I felt like I was in a hotel suite. We elected to sleep in and did not partake
of breakfast, but there were several quaint restaurants within walking distance.

The walk to downtown Dublin was only about 15 minutes. I would stay here
again if I have the opportunity to visit Dublin.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Great staff,great breakfasts and a lovely quiet room.Felt more like home than your usual hotel.Comfortable 15min walk to the centre of the city.For sightseeing further out,taxis were in abundance and reasonably priced.

Room Tip: Contact the hotel directly to get a better price. Rooms looking over the rear garden are very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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227 reviews 227 reviews
65 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Thank you to Mary Jo and staff - we loved our rooms and hospitality at the Waterloo House. They treat the guests with such a personal touch and the food and furnishings make us want to return very soon. The environment is very comfortable, spic and span clean and great location. Plus, it is a very affordable B&B. Thanks again to Mary Jo for personally making sure all guests arrive and stay in comfort and leave quite well rested

Room Tip: All beautiful, but one on the ground floor has a fireplace and looked very special.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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14 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We had already stayed at another place close by just 3 days before.... And for the same amount money, there was simply no comparison.
Waterloo House is a great accommodation choice if you are looking for somewhere quieter to stay and you don't want to stay right in the middle of Dublin. Having said that, the walk into Dublin isn't that bad and there is a hub of shops, cafes and restaurants just a 10 minute walk away, called Raneleigh Village..... Great tapas restaurant here!
Our room was a real surprise, so much more spacious than we had anticipated with a king sized bed overlooking the lovely back garden.
We were welcomed by a friendly Irish woman, which made a nice change to be greeted by a local who really knew about the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Georgian style hotel, in Ballsbridge, about 4 mile out of Dublin - need to take bus or walk about 20 minutes to get train.

Small but comfortable room, very good food although not a lot of choice, staff very friendly - amazingly enough not all Irish!

Enjoyed our stay - bed comfortable, room quiet but expensive taxi to get back from theatre around 11 at night

Room Tip: can't help - we booked last minute - unknowingly for night before the American Football Match be...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Verona, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

"This time I treat myself well" I thought planning my journey to Dublin. And I did it, I booked at Waterloo House and I had a very good experience. The house was charming and the staff very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was gorgeous with freshly squeezed juice, organic yogurth and choice of five different hot plates: try traditional full Irish breakfast to start your day like a real Irish! Waterloo House take 20 minutes' walking to Trinity College but it's an easy and safe walk where you can appreciate fantastic georgian houses and parks.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Waterloo House

Address: 8-10 Waterloo Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Business Hotel in Dublin
#20 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#21 Family Hotel in Dublin
#25 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterloo House 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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