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Schoolhouse Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 - 8 Northumberland Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #28 of 171 Hotels in Dublin
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“A great stay in a special hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

We stayed 4 days and it was an amazing experience! The location is great, the staff is very friendly and helpful and it's only about a 15-minute-walk to the city centre. The hotel is right beside the canal in Ballsbridge and it's peaceful.
There is free wifi and even free movies. You definitely won't get bored.
It's also very easy to get there as there's an aircoach-stop right outside the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

I arrived at the hotel to be met by very friendly staff, who were most helpful. The room was very nice, and something a little different to the normal 'chain' hotels, where they all look alike, the decor was most pleasent, providing a very homely feeling, and you imeadiatly feel all relaxed. Just the thing after a busy day of meetings....

Theres two restaurants, one very fine dining, (unfortenatly I didnt get the chance to try this one on my visit) and also a bar that serves food, which was very good, especially the steak :-)

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2011

This is a really great hotel. The staff are particularly friendly. We ate in the bar restaurent and the food was delicious. So near to the city, we walked to Grafton Street in 20 minutes. Wonderful breakfast, especially the pancakes. The only drawback was that the shower curtain needs to be replaced..

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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irl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

To sum up the schoolhouse its nice, the receptioinst was very nice and competent. The room we were given was freezing, so she immediatly retified this changing the room for us (which was toasty). The rooms are good in size, and have everything that you might want in a mid range hotel. The beds are very comfortable. However 4 star it ain't folks, and if you've paid for a four star you will be disapointed. We would rate it as a very good Guesthouse. Its nice, cosy, homely, there is a bar with lovely decor with average bar food and very average, over-priced wine list and restaurant. We paid €85 an internet special. It is situated well with everything within walking distance, it is on a main bus route, including an Aircoach stop just outside which services dublin airport.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

Had a great time at the Schoolhouse Hotel. Lovely neighbourhood, great room, nice ambience in the hotel. Extremely convenient for city centre while offering a measure of peace and quiet. Also exceptional value for money for Dublin City (Advance Purchase Rate from hotel itself).

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2010

We stayed just one night in the Schoolhouse Hotel. On arrival, we were greeted by a very friendly, helpful receptionist, however our hotel room was very sub-standard. The room was freezing cold, and the dated heating system took forever to warm up. The wooden radiator cover had a hole in it, like as if someone had put their leg thorugh it !!
The shower curtain was a disgrace, with mildew scattered all over the curtain. The bed was large but uncomfortable. To say this is a 4 star hotel baffles me......2 star is more appropriate.
On our second night we stayed in a proper 4 star hotel, - The Gibson Hotel.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2010

Just returned from today from 3 nights at the Schoolhouse Hotel. We had booked 2 rooms; and we were disappointed on every level.
First of all, it is not a 4 star, luxury hotel as described. No attention whatsoever is paid to detail.The reception area was shabby, the hallways dingy, the rooms tired and depressing. In both rooms, wallpaper was peeling from the walls in areas; light bulbs were missing; bathtubs chipped and shower curtains mildew stained. We had booked the hotel requesting a cot in one room for a five year old, when we arrived there was a pack and play for a baby. There were no bottles of mineral water, no luxury bathrobes until I called and made a request. When we arrived back rom sightseeing, the bed looked as though we had just gotten out of it and the wastebasket was full. I went out into the hall and asked the maid if she had fininished the romm and she said she had so I askled her to please come back and make the bed, etc. I left a letter for the manager (who turned out to be someone other than who was listed in their info booklet...which, one would expect would be changed and refilled each day but it was not) I never received the courtesy of a response.
On the second morning we asked reception to make a reservation for dinner that evening in the hotle bar/restauarnt she told us "absolutely not, the bar doesn't take reservations, just walk in." Needless to say when we arrived, they asked if we had a reservation and, fortunately the bar manager Adam was terrific and made a place for us as soon as he could because of opur five year old.
I cannot say the recpeion hotel staff was particularly friendly...the only positive about the Schoolhouse is the bar/restaurant is lovely. But stay somewjhere else and go there for a drink or dinner!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Dublin
#23 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#28 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#44 Family Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Schoolhouse Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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