Stayed here for 2 nights, the first weekend in December. I really liked a lot about this hotel except for the poor attitude of one of the receptionists (shoulder length brown hair) which would turn me off staying there again
When i arrived there was no one in reception and when she came out of the dining room area she barely looked at me and very hurriedly proceeded to ask for 'Name?'. She slapped a form up in front of me to fill out, there was no welcome whatsoever, in fact I felt like I had interrupted something more important and was just in the way!! It was the same attitude from her every time we met her, I was amazed at how unfriendly she was. Even when we were checking out she never asked us how was our stay, did we enjoy Dublin, nothing! She really did not want to engage at all. I must add that there was another receptionist with longer darker hair who was very pleasant and always had a smile when we met her but our most important encounters i.e arrival and departure were with the other one. Such a pity as she really lets this place down.
Our room was lovely and cosy and very quiet which was fantastic. It was spacious and was beautifully decorated. I loved the fact that the hotel is small and charming and has lots of character unlike some of the large chain hotels. Its also in a great location and there is a bus stop across the road so its easy to get a bus into town which only takes a few minutes.
I would have given this hotel 5 out of five but for this receptionist. Unfortunately I wouldn't be inclined to go back.
- 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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