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“Great for Dublin”
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Ariel House
Ranked #5 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 26, 2013

We had trouble getting to Ariel House because there was a football match at the Aviva Stadium that night, and the police blockade the access roads. After driving round in circles a few times, one of the police finally let us drive down Lansdowne Road to a great B&B. There's off street parking and an elegant lounge with piano, sofas, complimentary cakes, and tea and coffee. Very atmospheric for an after dinner wind down before bed. The room we had was spacious and comfortable, immaculate, and good breakfast. Located a few minutes from the station, and a short train ride into central Dublin.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank jeninuk
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

A lovely quiet place to stay. Excellent wi-fi, beautiful rooms and delicious breakfast. The reception is open 24 hours. Not sure how far public transport is, but with a car we found the location to be very convenient.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank djza
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Usually I stay in hotels when away but due to very positive reviews of Ariel House and it's excellent value, I chose a B&B on this occasion and I'm glad I did. Having a 24 hour reception desk proved a great bonus. Very relaxed atmosphere, with very friendly, helpful and accommodating staff. Breakfast was delicious with lots of choice and home made cuisine. Rooms very comfortable and clean. It is a very good location yet quiet. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

We stayed here for a short three-night trip in Dublin and it was a good stay. The location is great: within easy walking distance of the train station, and the bus system. It's located within the Embassy area of Dublin, so the neighborhood is quiet, and there are a few nice restaurants nearby. The staff was very friendly, and did their best to be helpful to us.

There were a few things lacking in the finer details though. There was a heavy layer of dust on the ceiling fixtures, and mold stains on the bathroom. In terms of service, when we asked for directions to a restaurant recommended in the concierge packet provided by the guest house, the concierge had no idea where it was, had to look it up, and then gave somewhat confusing directions. Our stay was not terrible by any means, but these few lackluster details did have an impact.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Ariel House for anyone staying in Dublin. It's a good value and there are a lot of great things about it.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank zambixi
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Having read the very positive trip advisor reviews we had a high expectation prior to arriving at the Ariel House and we were not disappointed. Dublin was cold and wet for a good part of our stay, so coming back to our warm and spacious room was a treat. The hotel has a really friendly feeling and the staff are both efficient and keen to help. It must be said that the highly commended breakfast was excellent, the full irish was fantastic and other variants just as good. We intend to come back to Dublin in the summer and will definitely stay at the Ariel House again. Very good value and a 20 min stroll from the city centre.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank PhilMunt
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

When staying in Dublin, I have always opted to stay in hotels. However this time I looked for the post code and the area, and took advise from clients, and found Ariel House. I went onto their website, called the guest house and after answering my questions without having to put me through to another department, I decided to book there and then.
The room was stunning, and so big. It made a lovely change to have a bath as well as a shower in the bathroom. The breakfast was simply amazing and the level of standard was second to none. It also helped that they had car parking for a few cars, which was brilliant. The house had so much character as it was so old, and the location was perfect, near to all clients and so close to the Aviva stadium should I wish to go back for a pleasure trip. Staff were also very attentive and helpful. This will be my new home whenever in Dublin from now on.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank nickyfaning
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at the Ariel House last November. It is in a good location. The staff is helpful. The rooms are a bit tight and the layout of the hotel is odd, but still a good place to stay in Dublin. The breakfast is delicious and the service is good. I would have appreciated some help with our luggage. You have stairs to enter the hotel and we had to take 2 sets of stairs to get to our room. We had 4 pieces of luggage and two small children in tow which made it a bit tricky, but we managed. Overall, we would stay there again. Dublin is a great city to visit.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank TXJones
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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:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#5 Family Hotel in Dublin
#5 Best Value Hotel in Dublin
#5 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#14 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: $120 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ariel House 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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Ariel House Hotel Dublin
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