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Schoolhouse Hotel
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I had a wonderful stay at the school house midweek. All of the staff from the wonderful receptionist Zoe to the tentative service staff Maeve really makes the school house one of a kind. Laura and Liz also cared for our ever need in the bar and during breakfast during our stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Ridinboots
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Driving up to the schoolhouse and getting an initial look, we were taken by its character and the history behind it. We also appreciated the a/c (even if it was a bit inconsistent). Rooms were small but pleasant. However, there's evidence it's going to seed. Peeling wallpaper, and the bathroom has mold on grout and on the peeling ceiling paint.
Breakfast was disappointing since unless we came in early, things ran out and were not refilled. We ate at the bar (virtually the same menu as the restaurant) so we could sit outside, and the service was absolutely atrocious. We had to ask for service repeatedly over the course of the meal (which took forever and was only fair).

Location is not ideal, as it is a long walk to most sites. On the other hand, it's convenient if you want to get to Wicklow.
I should note that the regular staff (desk, cleaning, etc.) were wonderfully helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Ruhu61
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is the third time we have stayed at this hotel and sad to say it is going downhill. The staff were as helpful as before, the restaurant was as good as previous experience for dinner and for breakfast. However, the decor of the room is deteriorating. The air conditioning unit with fancy remote looked like it would work but it did not so all the lights on but to no avail. The bathroom was the worst. The parquet flooring is falling apart and literally sticks to your feet and lifts off the floor. This is due to the grouting surrounding the bath having disappeared allows water to seep under the flooring. I am a great fan of this hotel but unless the decor is stopped from getting worse it will be my last stay. I will follow closely future reviews before I stay again. Very sad.

Room Tip: Daniel O'Connell room (might be number 328)to be avoided if you want decent bathroom and air conditioning.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Maybe I got a great rate, but for the six of us, three couples, we found this hotel to be a fantastic value, 195 dollars a night. It is approximately a 10 minute very pleasant and shady walk from most of the sights, but it was a peaceful and safe and clean neighborhood, so in my opinion it was worth it. Very very quiet and serene. The hotel itself was extremely clean, though you could see signs that it is a very old structure, still very clean and the bed was wonderfully large and comfortable! Nice amenities. The attached bar is very atmospheric with a great staff, but very quiet. It will not disrupt your peace at all. The hotel staff is friendly. And the best part, to me, is when you return to your room after a day of sightseeing, you still feel like you are in Ireland, not some cold, stark business hotel. It feels like a very nice and clean B&B with tons of ammenities. I recommond this place. If you have limited mobility, then the trek into town might be a problem. My Mom and Dad could make into town, no problem, But then they needed to take taxis back to the room. The walk both ways was too much for them. Just a heads up.

Room Tip: First floor rooms are very nice. Request a corner room, perhaps.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank shelley w
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

The retained character of the converted school was the best part of this hotel for me. There were many surprises from the past scattered throughout which were a pleasure to discover. It's a bit of a way out of the centre so not very convenient for the Temple Bar district, but the benefit is that it's very quiet and we slept well. We ate at the restaurant bar with its vaulted ceiling and enjoyed the food. Recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Dirk_London
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