I stayed at the Schoolhouse Hotel for two nights on a business trip to Dublin. It was just around the corner from my meeting venue and about a 10 minute walk from the city centre, so very conveniently located. An airport bus stops right in front of the hotel as well. My room was quite big and nicely decorated, even though it was on the ground floor and didn't have much of a view. It featured a kingsize bed with comfy linen, a seating area and a bathroom with full bath. The decoration is classic, ging well with the historic building - very charming overall. All rooms are named after famous Irish persons. My room was quite cold, but the aircon worked exceptionally well, so that it got cosy quite quickly. Breakfast was not included in the room rate and I got room service one morning. It was 7.50 EUR plus 5 EUR room service charge which was horribly overpriced. The continental breakfast consisted only of one croissant, one danish (both very dry), toast (which was missing in my case), some butter, a choice of juice, tea/coffee and cereals/porridge. There was no cheese, jam, fruit or anything else to go with the dry croissant and Danish... the second morning I opted for just using the tea making facilities and getting breakfast elsewhere. Very annoying was the fact that Wifi wasn't working at all. Considering the fact that the hotel is used by a lot of business travellers, it was extremely unfortunate. The reception staff was very friendly and apologetic, but couldn't do anything to make the situation better.
My rating is solely based on the room and decor, not on breakfast or Wifi - otherwise it would have been poor, unfortunately!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Schoolhouse Hotel Dublin