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#11 of 179 hotels in Dublin
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2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
The perfect balance of luxury, privacy and location. Aberdeen Lodge Ballsbridge is one of Dublin's gems, discretely hidden in the exclusive embassy district of Ballsbridge. Large well-kept gardens surrounding grand mansions give the place an air of refined exclusivity. Aberdeen Lodge Hotel Ballsbridge Dublin shares all these privileges. The elegant rooms and suites in this urban estate include four poster beds, period furnishings and views of the attractive gardens. The award winning breakfast is served in the period style dining room overlooking the landscaped gardens. Afternoon teas and fine wines are served in the main drawing rooms and library where guests can relax. Staff are extremely welcoming and are happy to assist guests in arranging city and countryside tours. Complimentary secure guest car parking is available onsite at Aberdeen Lodge Dublin.
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gomathisadhasivan wrote a review Mar 21
San Francisco, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
The Aberdeen Lodge is a quiet, clean, comfortable, and convenient base from which to explore Dublin. The B&B is well maintained and the hosts (Pat and his team) are so hospitable. The property is a short walk from Sandymount village (small and charming) and the beach. Valerie welcomed me with a pot of tea as I checked in and I got my 3-day transit pass from Pat at the lodge (thank you!). The property has a garden/backyard off the kitchen/dining area and guests can sit out, if the weather permits. Aberdeen Lodge is a short walk away from DART (the Dublin train system) and is at the terminus for a couple of bus routes making it a short commute into Central Dublin. The neighborhood felt safe even as I walked back late at night after a full day spent exploring. I would recommend this property for solo travelers, couples, friends, and families visiting Dublin!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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M S wrote a review Mar 13
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We spent three wonderful nights at this lodge. Upon arrival, the host was very welcoming, made us tea, and took time to go over maps and suggested sites to visit in Dublin. All of this while enjoying a relaxing time at the Drawing Room. He also made sure to get our room ready although it was quite early when we arrived. Our room was facing the backyard. It was quiet and spacious. The bed and pillows were very comfortable; therefore, we slept very well. Nice radiators heated up the room and kept it at an ideal temperature throughout the night. WiFi is excellent. Bathroom has all the needed toiletries. The dining room, where they serve breakfast, is also very inviting and cozy. The food was excellent and the service superior. Everybody in the staff was extremely nice and helpful. The location is also very convenient, the neighborhood is quiet and residential. It is only a few minutes walk from a small village with great restaurants and a Tesco. It is also very close to a light rail station, which it rides to the city center in under ten minutes, and the frequency of trains is excellent. In summary, we were very pleased and would certainly stay there again. One more thing, we were also very lucky to have met Sandy and Robin, their two wonderful dogs. They are sweet and playful.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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ClasChauffeur wrote a review Mar 6
Belfast, United Kingdom188 contributions49 helpful votes
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An outstanding period house sustained in a quiet suburb of Dublin . The house is immaculate and spotless and has all the charm to take you out of the ‘rat race’ of staying in other hotels in a city . The rooms are spacious, bed is very comfortable with usual coffee / tea amenities in room . Hosts and staff are charming and very helpful booking us a restaurant after a long day travelling. Close to the Sandymount beach for a stroll or jog…this beats a city hotel hands down. My partner who is vegan was provided for and breakfast was superb . A great private back garden to play with the two golden retrievers . We will be back .. thank you for your hospitality, James & Karen
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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MrsHederman wrote a review Feb 2023
Cork, Ireland3 contributions9 helpful votes
Just back from a weekend at Aberdeen Lodge feeling totally refreshed. It's one of those rare family-run gems, with all the professionalism of a city hotel but the kindness and friendliness you might associate with a more rural setting - from the welcoming tea and homemade biscuits in the drawing room on arrival - and onwards. It is immaculate, comfortable, brilliantly located near the city, the beach, local bakeries, restaurants etc, the DART and bus route into town...but you will find it hard to leave its comforting embrace! I love the rooms with baths but they've recently added amazing showers in some of the rooms - all are calm and quiet. I also love the coming and going of international guests in the drawing room where you camn help yourself to espresso based coffees and sit in front of the fire. Dublin is a great city and this corner of it is luxurious, homely and so far ahead of anywhere else I've stayed in the centre.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Meredythe B wrote a review Feb 2023
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We went for a long weekend to visit Dublin and stayed at the Aberdeen Lodge. We were met with a welcoming atmosphere and a beautiful location. From the moment we got there, the staff was extremely eager to help with anything we could need. Taking the time to explain the public bussing system, explaining with a map the things to visit near the inn, furthering our knowledge of the amenities the property had to offer, and exciting us for a weekend filled with fun. Pat took the time to talk with us to ensure we had everything we could need.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Katie R wrote a review Jan 2023
Horndean, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
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My boyfriend and I stayed for three nights at the Aberdeen Lodge and had a really pleasurable stay. From the moment we arrived, we felt so welcome; everyone was so friendly and accommodating (Sandy, Robin and Coco included!), and you could tell how much love and care was poured into this place. We were given some great recommendations by Pat on things to do during our break. Navigating around the local area couldn’t have been easier; the city is easily accessible via the bus but we focused our trip along the gorgeous coastline of Dublin, which we travelled to via the DART. If you’re staying for a few days like us, I would suggest taking a day trip to one of the coastal towns/villages! Each and every morning, we were greeted at breakfast with a smile and some of the best food from our trip. The highlights for us were the buttermilk pancakes, the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, and freshly baked brown soda bread. My partner being vegetarian was no issue not only due to the great range of choices, but also because they were happy to make changes based upon his requirements. Quiet and tucked away, this B&B is the perfect getaway for couples and families alike. I have a feeling this won’t be the only time we will be visiting! Thank you again for such an amazing stay.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you enjoy walking, take a day trip to Howth where there are many route options. Bray,...
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Antonio C wrote a review Dec 2022
Genoa, Italy16 contributions6 helpful votes
terrible stay we are 2 senjors 60+, they refused to call a taxi leaving us in the night in the middle of the street. No human people! THIS IS NOT an HOTEL but B&B, no heating in the room! no concierge in the night! very distant from the city. The village is at 15/20 minutes walking for a restaurant...in the winter is far! You can find better in Dublin...
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: non andate li è un falso hotel! it is a fake!
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Camille K wrote a review Dec 2022
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I had such a lovely stay at the beautiful and charming Aberdeen Lodge. Ann & Pat were so friendly and welcoming - Ann greeted me with tea and homebaked cookies, and she gave me the best! sightseeing tips perfectly fitted for my personality and preferences. She had Enya on her playlist during breakfast hours at the restaurant - I loved that! and the home-cooked breakfast was amazing!! I would come back anytime to enjoy the gorgeous quiet classy surroundings, the nice neighborhood with great public transportation and the warm hospitality - hopefully soon!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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BuckisLove wrote a review Nov 2022
Edmond, Oklahoma74 contributions55 helpful votes
We are a family of four and finding accommodations in one room can be tricky. Although we did not stay in one room together here, they do have a two room suite which worked out great. The rooms are exceptionally clean and if anything needs attention, the staff gets right on it. One nice thing is that you can partially open the windows in both the bedroom and the bathroom. Most American hotels do not have this capability and it is really nice to have fresh air through the night. You can hear a bit train noise from the tracks that are 1/3 mile from the place, but it is not a disturbance. The bathrooms include a tub-shower combo with a shower curtain and a pedestal sink. The beds were two twins that can be pushed together. There is a small wardrobe to hang things in. They provide robes and slippers for two which is vert nice. There is a small, wall-mounted t.v. with remote. A desk and chair is also provided. Inquire about a refrigerator, I did not see one in the room itself. The delicious breakfast is served in a small dining room (capacity for about 20-30 diners simultaneously) starting at 7:30 AM and includes coffee/tea/juice service, plus the choice of a few starters and about half a dozen mains. Everything is home-cooked by the co-owner of the hotel! The table service is friendly, attentive, and prompt. They offer a full Irish breakfast on the menu which is wonderful, but there are lighter options as well. Although in the suburbs the hotel is in a family-friendly, safe, and walkable upscale area. The village of Sandymount is about a 10 minute walk away and offers a quaint town square, a few restaurants, a bank ATM, a Tesco Express (small grocer) and several other stores. We walked up with the kids and bought our dinner at the Tesco and brought it back and ate it at a table in the backyard at Aberdeen Lodge. You can also take about a 10 minute walk to a seaside promenade, too. As far as transportation to the city goes, it is convenient to the Dublin center. About a 5 minute walk away you can board a city bus (routes C1 or C2) at their terminus across the street from St. John's church. These busses operate 24 hours a day departing every 7 minutes on the weekdays and every 30 minutes on the weekends. Just a 1/3 of a mile (550 meters) walk (takes about 10 minutes) is the Sydney Parade DART station, which is a train line that whisks you to the Dublin city center in about 10-15 minutes. Trains come frequently. Get the visitor LEAP card from Transportation for Ireland (TFI) which is very reasonably priced and is good for almost all public transport in the area (busses, LUAS tram, and DART) for particular durations. We got one for 72 hours and it was so handy. Access to the hotel was great. They give you a code to the front door which you access electronically, and they you grab your room key from a cubbie near the front door. When you leave, you just leave your room key there in the cubbie and exit on your way. Also, there is a lovely lounge area which feels very homey. I spent a couple of evenings there visiting with the owners which was very enjoyable. There is always coffee and tea available for guests there as well. The only slight downside I can see choosing this hotel is that it is not right in the city center, which can be handy sometimes when you are out touring and need to return for a respite. However, part of my family had to do just that during our trip and found it wasn't too bad getting back to the hotel from the city center in the middle of the day. They came back in later in the evening to join the rest of us and it was fine. The trade offs for value and safety and quiet and personal hospitality is well worth it. We would stay here again to be sure.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Cate V wrote a review Nov 2022
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I'm a solo female traveller and stayed here in April 2022. I spent a full week at the Lodge and would happily stay again. The neighbourhood feels very safe, I walked around by myself and felt comfortable walking between the DART and the Lodge when I got back late in the evening. It is about a 10 minute walk to the DART station in order to get travel to downtown Dublin. The Lodge is in Sandymount, a beautiful and peaceful area just outside the main attractions of Dublin. It is very easy to get into Dublin's main touristic areas from the Lodge, either by DART or the bus stop right outside the Lodge. The Dublin Bay is gorgeous and is a short 3-5 minute walk from the Lodge. This family owned and operated hotel is quiet and relaxing, and the family was extremely nice and accommodating. They showed me the hottest tourists spots on a map, explained how the transit systems worked, and were always happy to engage in conversation. The breakfasts were very delicious and the rooms were clean. The bed was very cozy and comfortable after a long day of exploring. There is an outdoor laundromat next to an ice cream shop right next to Dublin Bay, or the Lodge can do laundry for a fee; I did both and they were both great options. If you want to feel safe, have easy access to Dublin's attractions while also seeing the beautiful Dublin Bay and a slower side of life, and stay with a lovely family with the cutest Golden Retrievers, this is the place for you. I also recommend going for a walk around Sandymount if you are there in the Spring and enjoying all the beautiful flowers around the neighbourhood.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aberdeen Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Aberdeen Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sandymount Strand (0.5 miles), Panda Play Cafe (0.7 miles), and Sandymount Green (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aberdeen Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Aberdeen Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Aberdeen Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aberdeen Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mulligans of Sandymount Bar & Restaurant, The Merrion Inn, and Horse Show House.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aberdeen Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Aberdeen Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (4.2 miles), 14 Henrietta Street (3.0 miles), and Guinness Storehouse (3.3 miles).