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Ariel House
Ranked #5 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed 3 nights - our second visit - and found it a lovely place - friendly, unpretentious and with a great breakfast. The staff really care about looking after their guests. I requested fresh-squeezed orange juice the first morning and was provided with it specially from the kitchen. On the third morning the oranges had not been delivered with the hotel's order - so someone went out in a car to get some just for me! The rooms are partly in the Victorian? part with others in a newer wing. We prefer the older part. The rooms on both occasions have had high ceilings and ornamental cornices, good bathrooms and were well-cleaned. Some guests might complain about minor things like a slightly loose loo seat, but we loved this hotel and we will definitely stay again next time.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a beautiful room (The Jonathan Swift) with lovely views of leafy Lansdowne Road in classy Ballsbridge. Scrumptious breakfasts in a lovely conservatory and a self-service afternoon tea in the front room were always very appreciated. Very helpful staff and such close proximty to the DART station makes visiting Dublin city-centre a breeze. Lovely to stay in such an elite and quiet area, in such a gorgeous and historical building yet be so close to the heart of the capital. Have stayed here before this trip and won't consider staying anywhere else should we visit Dublin again. Five stars hands down - massive compliments to Deirdre and her team!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We spend one night when arrived to dublin and two night before departure and were very happy with this house. From reservation on line to the end of our stay we found the management to be very attentive and responsive to our request.
The room was fairly small but we didnt plan to stay in all day anyway - and there is a feeling of home rather than hotel which we prefer.
Breakfast was excellent

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Short, 5 min walk to the train. Quiet, nice street. Good restaurants in walking distance.
The staff made the hotel a place that we would stay again especially Deirdre, the hotel manager. Very helpful. Feels more like a B&B. Made accommodations for us, helped with our itinerary, arranged transportation etc. hotel is in a quiet, safe area. The Dart train is convenient for getting to the downtown area. Breakfast and service was excellent. Loved our stay. Definitely would stay here again.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We decided to stay in Ariel house for the first night of our 3-day visit to Dublin & surroundings. We had a family room in Ariel house for a very reasonable price; we selected Ariel House based on the reviews from other travellers and on the fact we needed a place to park our car.
We planned to find some B&B's for the other 2 nights, which we didn't book ahead.

After staying one night, we liked our stay so much that we decided to stay in Ariel House all three nights of our stay. What stood out (and made us stay longer) was the service, the breakfast and the lounge (with super comfy sofa/chairs and nibbles+tea galore).

We felt very welcome and comfortable; staff was very attentive but never pushy. Ariel House has won some awards (evident by the plaques and certificates near the entrance) but during our stay they really did live up to expectations!

Our room was a spacious family room, with two king beds and a bathroom, along with a seating area and small desk. The finishing of the room (and bathroom) is really fine, nothing exceptional but it's got everything you need and is clean.
The location is such that it is a 20-min walk into town (which was a great walk as we had fine weather - in the rain it would not be so great). Getting back we normally used a taxi, which were very easy to find in Dublin city centre but also around Ariel House.

We stayed as a family of four with young teenagers. We did not see any other kids during our stay but Ariel House is welcoming for older kids. Set in a historical building, you have to go up&down some stairs to get to the rooms so if you are traveling with either elderly people or prams this may be something you want to check with the staff in advance.

We would certainly recommend staying here and we will certainly book again on our next visit.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Just returned from a five night stay at Ariel House. Lovely hotel, clean room, coffee and cakes avaible in the drawing room, a breakfast to die for and a staff that's the nicest I've seen in a hotel so far. Really close to the Dart, which is very useful!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

My wife and i traveled to Dublin, along with my sister and brother in law, and all stayed at the Ariel House. We spent a total of 5 nights there. Service was awesome from the time we checked in until check out. The receptionist(s) were always very helpful and insightful when it came to recommending places to go, how to get there, etc. Rooms were very cozy and nicely organized. Our room seemed to get a little warmer than I'd have liked, but cracking a window solved that. The breakfast was amazing. Every morning there's a "breakfast bar" with juices, yogurt, pastries, breads, etc. On top of that, you can order from a full menu with a wide variety of starter dishes to full breakfast dishes. The porridge and herby scrambled eggs were my favorite. My wife enjoyed the salmon and poached egg very much. Everything was great. They offered cake and tea every afternoon in the drawing room, and that was definitely something that the ladies looked forward to every day. We loved "juniors" which was only a five minute walk from the hotel. Slattery's was a great place for a pint. The Chophouse had great food, but the service was only so-so, especially for their prices. There's also a Spar (mini grocery store) for any additional snacks right in that area.

Room Tip: We were in room 220 and it was on the second floor. Nice view, but a tad noisy (construction outside...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ariel House

Address: 50-54 Lansdowne Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#5 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#5 Family Hotel in Dublin
#14 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: $143 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ariel House 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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