We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“beautiful place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ariel House

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save
You added Ariel House to your Saves list
Ariel House
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   50-54 Lansdowne Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Book Direct Here!
Ranked #5 of 176 Hotels in Dublin
Bangor, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“beautiful place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is a gem of a place to stay if you need to be near to the Aviva Stadium. As soon as we arrived the girl at reception checked us in and got us sorted even though we had arrived before check in time.
There was afternoon tea in the drawing room with delicious banana bread and shortbread as well as water with mint and lemon.
Our room was superb with a huge bed and extremely comfortable. The breakfast was made up of buffet and table service and the choices were plentiful.
i left here feeling full and happy after a great night at a concert in the Aviva. The owners are lovely and the staff are attentive. Definitely stay here if you need to be in this area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

914 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    622
    227
    37
    15
    13
See reviews for
215
402
33
59
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (164)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Calgary Alberta Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and could not have asked for any better service. All of the staff went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable and memorable. They even arranged for flowers and a cake for a birthday. The breakfasts each morning were fabulous and the staff were highly attentive to making sure everything was provided. The location is very close to public transport but walking to town is also easy.
There is a lovely sitting room and afternoon tea is provided daily. It is a nice touch after a busy day in Dublin.
We would highly recommend this property.

Room Tip: This is an old Victorian building so the floor boards are somewhat creaky. Try for a room on an upp...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Austin, Texas, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Pros:
I stayed here for four days at the beginning of my trip in Dublin and had a wonderful experience! The hotel is in a beautiful old house with traditional furnishings and a tea room which serves tea, coffee and snacks all day long. The rooms are very cozy and the breakfast was delicious! The staff was so helpful and really took the time to make sure I was comfortable and if I needed any help they were very available.

Cons:
The hotel is in a quiet neighborhood a bit far from the city centre, so if you are traveling with children it is probably not the first choice. I would say this hotel is really centered around couples and small groups of friends who are traveling through Dublin.

Overall, I absolutely loved my experience and would definitely recommend the Ariel House!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stafford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

What a place for the Aviva stadium!
We had a standard room in the basement which was fine for one or two nights. The bed was comfortable and the room very clean. Nice touch with soaps and toiletries which you don't always get and fresh milk for the tea and coffee. Tea and tiny cakes were served mid afternoon and this was great as we did not eat lunch and intended to eat our main meal later. Reception staff tremendous - we had a ferry problem which they helped us sort despite being busy with check outs. Breakfast was terrific - i had the pancakes with crispy bacon - a real treat. Use the DART to get into Dublin - good value E3.70 return to Pearse Street which is central and just two stops away. Lots of American guests who are very discerning Would definitely stay here again especially if visiting the AVIVA

Room Tip: If you are staying more than 2-3 nights opt for one upstairs as the stairs down can be difficult to...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Ariel House is a little gem and was certainly a highlight of our visit to Dublin. Staff were incredibly friendly and very helpful. Special mention to the man on the afternoon shift who called up several restaurants to make a dinner reservation for us. Rooms were immaculate and beautifully furnished. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lakeland, Tn
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

After 6 nights at the Ariel Hotel we feel like experts! Other than the location being a bit of a walk to the city center, it was perfect. The neighborhood is extremely quiet,something you won't find in other parts of Dublin. A short walk to the Dart and you'll reach the historic area in a few short minutes. Breakfast is incredible, not only a self-serve breakfast of breads, cereals, fruit and juice, but a wonderful menu with a variety of delicious choices. The staff was always friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northern Virginia
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I had the opportunity to stay at the Ariel House and would do so again in a heartbeat. The rooms are lovely, the beds comfortable, and the location a treat. You are in a neighborhood setting and really not a far walk from the city center. The breakfasts are lovely, and best of all, you can bring in guests which helps when you have family staying and living in the city!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Been to Ariel House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ariel House

Address: 50-54 Lansdowne Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone Number:
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#5 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#6 Family Hotel in Dublin
#12 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ariel House 4*
Number of rooms: 37
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Despegar.com, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Ariel House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Ariel House Hotel Dublin
Ariel Hotel Dublin

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ariel House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.