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“Great place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ariel House

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Ariel House
Ranked #3 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
London, Canada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay”
Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

I was at this cosy bed and breakfast in Dublin for two nights. The staff are very friendly and the room I was given very peaceful and warm. It is located close to the train station into the centre, but is only a 20 min walk to Grafton Street. All in all i would highly recommend it. In the afternoon they provide tea and scones in the main reception area with the daily papers and comfy sofas. It is definitely value for money. It was 44 euros per night for a twim bedroom. Only issue I experienced is thatvthe hair dryer was not working but they soon provided me with a replacement one.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Located next to lansdowne rd stadium on the very quiet (stayed Saturday night) Lansdowne rd, we booked the hotel on the back of the reviews left here and it lived up to them all. Big rooms with huge character , comfy beds, nice bathroom, warm welcome for the kids aged 6,4 and 2.

We had an early start the next day and the receptionist offered to have take away baggies arranged. Fresh brown soda bread jams butters, fresh fruit chopped small for the little ones, juice and banana bread - a 7 star take away breakfast

Ariel house is leading the way in the finer details of customer service most hotels overlook. The best hotel experience I have had in Ireland hands down.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2013

This little hotel offers 5 star service and great comfort in a slightly faded setting. The hotel is clean as a whistle, though the decor of the rooms is a bit dated. Look past it--the staff goes above and beyond and you'll forget all about it and get a good deal too. A piano, newspapers, tea and cakes in the lounge. Warm Irish hospitality. What more do you really want?

The hotel is in a pretty neighborhood and well located for public transit. There is some parking, but be advised, it's a little tight.

Best of all is the included breakfast. It was absolutely delicious with a nice range of buffet and hot choices and set us up for the day.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thornton, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Amazing service, the best at any hotel or lodgings we have ever had period. Since we travel extensively and stay in many highly rated places that says a lot. Rosie is a true gem and makes your stay here feel special. They truly appreciate you staying with them. An example of the service - when we arrived we asked about getting some cokes and diet coke, but they don't have a machine or any on site. While we were napping Rosie ran up to the nearest store and bought them and had them ready for us when we woke up. We wanted to go to the Chop House for dinner and she called and even thou they were packed was able to find a time and table for us. They set up a cab to pick us up to go shopping and kept updated on them running late and if it wasn't on time they would go out and flag one down. Plus they even refused tips they said that is part of the service they provide. Are you kidding me? That is service you can't find in the states. Great breakfast with all the fixings and top service. The sitting room had a beautiful Christmas tree fresh coffee and teas plus little desserts. Our room Classic Georgian style very elegant and warm.
If you wish to pay for hotels who charge hundreds more and claim to have top service do so. But if you want a true gem in Dublin where you are treated like royalty without spending your royal assets off them Ariel House is where you need to stay. Thanks for a great start to our Christmas holidays.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

We loved staying here! The staff, our room, and the breakfast were all excellent! I highly recommend this lovely place. The staff went above and beyond to assist us and it is close enough to the city by train or car for most purposes, and very close to the stadium for those who enjoy their sporting events! Nothing to say other than very positive remarks!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Staed here for 2 nights in November 2013. Fantastic staff who could not do enough for you. An added bonus was the afternoon tea in the drawing room. Great place - if you are going to Dublin, stay here!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Visited for 2 nights, which included a gig at the O2. As it turned out the O2 is only a 15minute walk away.

Lovely staff, parking but not a lot so don't be late. Room was nice although we'd probably prefer one on ground or upper levels than lower ground floor. WiFi is only in public areas.

The lounge is a nice place to chill out for a while and has free coffee and afternoon cakes.

The very best thing though is the beautiful breakfast. Great choice of really delicious hot and cold local foods.

We'll go again!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ariel House

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