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Ariel House
Ranked #3 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Italy
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54 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Excellent on all counts”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stayed here last week and found it to be a really excellent B&B- quite superior. We had stayed in many B&B's around the country in the preceding weeks and we found this to be the best. It is located in one of the nicer areas of Dublin - which I know very well being originally from there- the service is excellent from the spacious rooms to the the really 4 star breakfast and the professionalism of all the staff. As soon as we arrived we were invited to partake of coffee and cake in the sitting room ! The night after this we stayed in a supposed 4 star hotel in Co.Monaghan - there was no comparison- Ariel house was far superior and cost much less. I can't recommend it enough.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2014

If this isn't the best breakfast then I give in! A superb table of breads, fruits, cheeses (excellent), yoghurts and cereals would be enough, but no, a full menu of freshly cooked food from pancakes to the "full Irish" which is simply magnificent.
There are 37 rooms including comfortable family rooms. The centre of Dublin is 30 minutes away or you can hop on the train.
Ideal for the Aviva stadium - 2 minutes away and numerous local pubs.
A must!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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San Gabriel, California, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and myself needed a place to stay in or around Ballsbridge in Dublin for just 2 nights. This property was reasonable and convenient. The staff is very prompt with answering questions via e-mail. We were able to walk with our luggage from the airport transit stop quite easily. It is close enough to walk into the heart of Dublin. We were given accurate info regarding public transportation and directions including a map. The room was spacious, quaint and quite comfortable. We didn't try the breakfast, but the afternoon complimentary tea and sweets were lovely. We were given assistance with our luggage at the time of departure as we had to go down some steps to get to the sidewalk. That was very much appreciated! We loved our short visit to beautiful Dublin and the Ariel House was a gem of a place. Will definitely go bav backk some day!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Chapala, Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you want to have the best breakfast ever, book a room at this B&B. All meals were cooked to order and were extremely well presented. The selection is wide and tasty. The rooms are a good size and comfortable. The property is located in a quiet residential area about a 30 minute walk from city centre. Or you can hop the train a minute or so walk away and be downtown in two stops.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014

The hotel is quite nice in and olde style. Nevertheless, the rooms were wide and confy. We slept like babies, really quiet and relaxing.
The Irish breakfast included was big and tasteful.
Reception was nice and helpful at all times.
Fully recomended

Room Tip: Upper floor rooms were nicer and quieter
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Convenient, breakfast was first-rate. Bed was really really squeaky. Room was on first floor with only one window that did not have a screen... a little dicey to leave open when a path leads right up to it.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Beavercreek, Ohio
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Ariel House was a great place to stay while my family was in Dublin. It's not necessarily close to downtown, maybe a 20 minute walk to the city, or just 2 stops not the rail at the corner. It's in a cute upscale neighborhood, in an older building with lots of charm. It is a nice quiet place to stay away from the bustle of the city. You feel very safe at the hotel and in the area, and a staff member is at the front desk 24/7. It is also a short 5 minute walk from some local restaurants.

Free wi-fi, which was great. Simple, clean rooms. Amazing breakfast included, cute little breakfast room overlooking the garden. Absolutely delicious food with lots of choices and a breakfast buffet with baked goods and cereals and things. They also set out tea and coffee and homemade baked goods in the afternoon in the lounge area.

The staff is all so nice and helpful. We loved Cecilia! They have great recommendations on things to do in Dublin. They even helped us park our car in the small parking lot, since we weren't used to the driver seat on the right! They were also very accommodating when we arrived at 8am since our flight went through the night. They held our luggage while we went sightseeing. When we had to fly out and left at 6am before breakfast opened, they had little brown bag breakfasts for us to take on the go with fresh watermelon, orange juice, and brown bread with cheese and jam.

If I am ever back in Dublin I will stay here again!

Room Tip: The rooms upstairs have huge high ceilings.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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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 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#5 Family 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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