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Schoolhouse Hotel

Dublin, Ireland (DUB)

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Room & Rates
Deluxe Double Room

Deluxe Double Room

1 King Bed
Relax - In-room massage available
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 26-inch LCD TV
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker, 24-hour room service, refrigerator (on request), and free bottled water
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and designer toiletries
Practical - Free newspaper, iron/ironing board, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Deluxe Twin Room

2 Twin Beds
Relax - In-room massage available
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 26-inch LCD TV
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker, 24-hour room service, refrigerator (on request), and free bottled water
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and designer toiletries
Practical - Free newspaper, iron/ironing board, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Deluxe Single Room

Deluxe Single Room

1 Full Bed or 1 Twin Bed
Relax - In-room massage available
Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 26-inch LCD TV
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker, 24-hour room service, refrigerator (on request), and free bottled water
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and designer toiletries
Practical - Free newspaper, iron/ironing board, and desk; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Schoolhouse Hotel
2-8 Northumberland Road Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland 4

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 31 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Amenities
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional amenities at this hotel include wedding services and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service is provided. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.

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National Rating
Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 16.50 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in fee: EUR 30
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 30
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

AMENITIES:
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge Desk
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Hypoallergenic Room Available
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Porter / Bellhop
  • Wedding Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1082 reviews
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 18-05-2016
This hotel has history and is very interesting. Our room in basement level was quiet, spacious and comfortable, bath quite small. Bar and restaurant on premises very good - we were there on Thursday-Saturday and bar was very busy, but upstairs level a little quieter. Staff were helpful and location is fantastic - easy walking to Dublin's attractions. Highly recommend this hotel!
from England
Submitted on 20-05-2016
This is a lovely hotel with loads of character. The rooms are furnished to a high standard and the meals excellent, especially the Irish breakfast which sets you up wonderfully for the day. The staff are helpful and welcoming. Highly recommended!
from San Jose, California
Submitted on 21-05-2016
The Schoolhouse Hotel is charming and convenient. We took a long, expensive taxi ride in, not knowing that the Air Coach transit from the airport drops off and picks up a few steps away. What could be better? Our room was large, quiet and comfortable. We did not choose the breakfast option, but did stop into the lively pub on a couple of occasions. It is a local hangout with live music. The hotel is an easy walk to the center of town or to several stops on the Hop-on-Hop-Off Bus. I would... Read more
from Portrush, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-05-2016
The Schoolhouse is a hotel with a difference. Immediately you are struck by the very special ambience that comes from its heritage as a school dating from the 1800s There is a graceful, almost spiritual, aura from the high ceilings and balconies and from the sunlight streaming past leafy green trees and through large windows. Combine this with the friendliness and informality of all the staff and you have a wonderful place to relax and unwind. And yet at the same time the Schoolhouse is vibrant... Read more
from Cottleville, Missouri
Submitted on 25-05-2016
This is a delightful hotel with an excellent restaurant and the best breakfast included deal I've seen in Europe. The rooms are both comfortable and spacious by European standards. The location is quiet without being distanced from places you want to be. The employees are helpful and kind. I wish the other hotels in Ireland that were part of my journey had been as lovely.
from
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Lovely friendly hotel. All staff welcoming and friendly. Room good size, clean and well equipped. In an idea setting 10 minutes walk from city centre in quieter area by the canal. Breakfast very good with good choice. We ate in the restaurant one night and the bar another night. Both meals were lovely and good value. The steak and Guinness pie was huge and very tasty. Would defiantly stay again and would recommend it.
from County Kildare, Ireland
Submitted on 01-06-2016
This is a wonderful property and consistently serves excellent food in the Bar. There are options to suit all tastes and the quality and size of portions represent excellent value for money. There is outside seating available in what is a sunny hot spot from noon....great place for a long lunch on a sunny day!! Service is excellent.
from Wexford, Ireland
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Just had our daughters wedding reception at this Hotel. Unbeatable. Twenty people were there and everything was top class. Would thoroughly recommend this place. 5 stars !!!! Bar food and restaurant are excellent. Beautiful outdoor area.
from Encinitas, California
Submitted on 02-06-2016
This hotel came recommended by a friend and I was glad we stayed here. A quiet location, just a little ways from town. We ate in the bar the first night and ordered the Rib Eye for two. I can still smell and taste that dinner. We found the beef in Ireland to be exceptional but the School House Bar, served it A1 the best in Ireland. Rooms are clean and and larger then most.
from Halesowen, Black Country, British Isles, Europe
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Was a great choice of hotel for our honeymoon, the accommodation itself was very comfortable with huge beds, warm decor and the free movies meant lounging around in the room was all too tempting. Even more so with a restaurant serving negroni and steak in unique looking room. Good location for a gentle walk into the city centre or to explore Ballsbridge. Was really cool to discover the hotel was an item of interest pointed out on our Viking Splash city tour to boot!
from Madison, Wisconsin
Submitted on 19-06-2016
Very enjoyable place. Close to lots of things in Dublin. very close to one of the on-off bus stops. The room was small but very comfortable and the bed was great! Lots of history in this hotel. We ate the restaurant and it also was excellent. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
from Willingboro, New Jersey
Submitted on 20-06-2016
I had such high hopes for this hotel. The reviews were so good. But it was not excellent for our stay. And I hesitate to give it 3 stars. Let's go with two and a half. We stayed here for 2 nights. The parking lot is super small and you have to fight for parking with people going to the bar. They should have spots reserved for people spending the night. We actually had to park just outside of their parking lot. The room. My fault for not asking to move to another room...I guess. We were on the ... Read more
from Marietta, Georgia
Submitted on 21-06-2016
The whole place has a lot of charm, starting with the entry doorway; the restaurant and bar area follows with a great atmosphere. The guestrooms are titled after famous people of Ireland, our room was spacious and the bathroom had the best lighting so far in Ireland for putting on makeup. The parking lot is tight, but that is to be expected in Dublin. We only had trouble the first night because a rehearsal dinner was occurring there, the next night was no problem. We loved our dinner in the rest... Read more
from Alingsas, Sweden
Submitted on 21-06-2016
3 nights at Schoolhouse hotel and we got nothing to complain about. The surroundings are nice and the hotel is located in an old school building that almost reminds you of an old church. The staff is really nice and helpful and you feel 100% welcome. We choose a twin deluxe room that was very cosy and quiet with a personal and old touch. The restaurant and bar serves a nice breakfast and a variety of tasty food of high quality. I would definitely consider to come here again.
from Ontario
Submitted on 21-06-2016
Stayed two nights here. About 15 mins walk out of down town area, a pleasant walk. Quiet area right on the canal. The hotel is unusual, a converted school house, obviously, and a new bed room wing. We found it very well done aesthetically and very comfortable. We did not eat in the main dinning room, but did eat in the pub. The food and the beer were excellent. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to someone who doesn't want to stay in the bustle of the downtown area.
from Indianapolis, Indiana
Submitted on 29-06-2016
Absolutely loved this hotel! Tucked away but within walking distance to top sites. This actually was a schoolhouse and the history is amazing. Great rooms, good bar/restaurant, friendly and helpful staff. Across the street from a great park, a mile from trinity college and temple street. The gaol is a must see. You can take a hop on hop off bus from near the hotel. There is also a stop to the airport right across the street. Airport shuttle is easy and cheap!
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 29-06-2016
We chose the Schoolhouse hotel from TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. A beautiful old building with about thirty rooms, an excellent restaurant and bar and excellent client-focussed staff. Our room was excellent with a comfortable king size bed, a sitting area and a very adequate bathroom.
from Hong Kong, China
Submitted on 30-06-2016
The Schoolhouse Hotel had long been one of my favourite places for a drink in Dublin: whether a pint of Bulmer's in the sunshine or the good stuff in the historic halls inside. So when we had the opportunity to stay at the hotel, we grabbed it with both hands. The rooms are comfortable, cozy and historic. You really have the sense you are in Europe. Rooms are generously sized, by European standards, well kitted out and surprisingly well lit. The breakfast buffet was tasty and stocked with fr... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 01-07-2016
I'm a first time Tripadvisor reviewer and I gotta say this hotel deserves full marks! We chose The Schoolhouse Hotel based on a recommendation from our dear friend. Firstly the hotel was beautiful! It has a very unique look to it which is refreshing for such a busy city like Dublin. It was the first time I've been to my ancestral land so I was excited!There is a cosy beer garden which was very busy due to the sunshine we were so lucky (but briefly) to have. The bar staff were wonderful and our ... Read more
from Salt Lake City, Utah
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Large room, beautiful bathroom, great amenities. The staff was extremely helpful. The hotel was quiet and wonderfully located within walking distance of the Trinity College area. The hotel has a bar and restaurant. We ate at the restaurant and the food was very good.
from Annapolis, Maryland
Submitted on 06-07-2016
Historic architectural charm. Quiet residential neighborhood. Room drab, overlooking garbage collection. Bed comfortable, but furnishings dusty, carpet musty. Low shower head placed awkwardly in center of tub. Breakfast service inefficient, messy, unpleasant. Only one server for full room. Eggs delicious, but buffet ran dry, so to speak, because unattended. Breakfast dull and depressing.
from New York
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Hotel is quaint with very helpful staff -- both at front desk and at restaurant. Breakfast was good but a little boring as we stayed 4 days at the hotel and choices did not change. Dinner at the restaurant was great (aged steak and irish salmon) with great service by the young staff. Also ate at the adjoining pub twice as the food was restaurant quality (loved the fish and chips). Room was large and bed comfortable -- a little musty as this was in the basement. Like the previous reviewer, w... Read more
from Sidcup, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Booked two "canopy rooms" for our three night stay. On arriving you see that this is a historic building as described so don't expect modern plush surroundings, what you do get is a homely feeling. Rooms were OK, some TLC required I felt as areas of peeling paint in bathroom and agree with a previous review that the shower is very badly placed in middle of walk over width of bath so not much room and my son struggled to get under the shower as placed very low, my room was very dark as only two v... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Excellent service by front desk staff. Good size room. Very nice cooked breakfast. Dinner was ok, but not great. Quaint old fashioned bathroom but interesting! A bit convoluted to get to your room as there multiple doors to navigate as it was an old schoolhouse, with luggage a bit difficult. Walking distance to city centre or you can take the bus.
from macao
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We recently stayed at this cute little boutique hotel for two nights. Each room is named after an Irish author and the rooms are very spacious. Water and biscuits are provided daily and there is a kettle in every room. The bathtubs are a little shallow and the huge beds (definitely king size) are a bit springy-but otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This hotel is a short walk from all the major attractions and parking is provided onsite.
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 13-07-2016
Mussels and chips and scotch egg are a must. The place has an amazing atmosphere, they are super helpful and the food is good. The chocolate brownie is to die for...the pub is also a good set up for a date I would say is kinda of dark and lovely lights everywhere
from Lynbrook, New York
Submitted on 15-07-2016
The Schoolhouse hotel has it all.....charm, comfort, cleanliness, congeniality, and convenience...... for your stay in Dublin. It is away from the crowds and noise of the city but a short walk to the major attractions and bus stops. The pub and restaurant are cozy with delicious food at reasonable prices. The dining ambiance is incomparable to any other establishment we visited in Dublin. The pub staff goes above and beyond in their hospitality and desire to please you from finding the last scon... Read more
from University Place, Washington
Submitted on 16-07-2016
This hotel is picturesque in every sense; however, our TV did not work for the three days we were there, and I kindly reminded the staff of that every day to no avail (I was not there to watch TV, but there was a lot going on in the news and it would have been great to see the RTE or BBC broadcasts). The room was in the basement and had a decidedly moldy smell. But a great location and a fun city!
from
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Great location in a quite negborhood. Rooms were a good size and the restaurant and pub have great food. As with many hotel no real space to unpack clothes. Service was good and the staff helpful. Great price for Dublin.
from Belfast, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-07-2016
I was really looking forward to staying here as I have passed it often and I always liked the look of the place. We arrived and the book in was very smooth and we called into restaurant for lunch. I ordered the sourdough bread with avocado and poached egg. It came on ordinary sliced bread and had to draw attention of waitress for pepper and also to order drink. Nobody came back to check if everything was ok and we quickly learned during our stay that this was the standard to expect. Breakfast ea... Read more
from
Submitted on 19-07-2016
We stayed here for a 4 day weekend, and loved it!!! Our room was clean, quiet, and very comfortable. The Schoolhouse Hotel is far enough from the city center to be very quiet, but close enough for an easy walk into town. We had breakfast there each day, and it was wonderful. Everyone we encountered was very friendly and welcoming, but our favorite was Rory at the front desk. He was very helpful, and willingly helped us with anything we asked. Would highly recommend this hotel!
from Market Harborough, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Being only 8 mins walk from St Stephens square this Canal side old school house ticked all the boxes we needed. We got 2 rooms for the price of 1 room in Temple bar in a much much quieter location, having stayed in town a few times i got fed up of being kept up until 1-2am by load drunken tourists and then woken up at 4-6am by the bin lorries tipping the empty bottle waste bins into there rubbish trucks then the delivery lorries 5-7am reversing down to there bar/hotel drop offs, so waking up her... Read more
from New York
Submitted on 02-08-2016
First the positives: the rooms were reasonably quiet and sized well - there was space for a usable desk and a separate table with chairs that was good. It has a cool look from the outside in the old schoolroom (chapel?) which serves as the breakfast room. But, it is far away from anything Dublin visitors want to see and separated from them by a pretty long walk and lots of construction. It is on the southeast side of the city on the far side of the canal. The décor was weird. It was kind o... Read more
from
Submitted on 08-08-2016
What a charming little hotel this is by the canal on the edge of ballsbridge. Ideally located, free parking on site. We had a beautiful room in the basement, decorated so very charmingly, brilliant shower, very comfortable beds! Sleep quality was excellent.. Lovely menu in the bar restaurant, the breakfast could not be faulted, my wife had pancakes, I had the full Irish! 24 hour reception, very friendly receptionists and bar staff were very nice! There is a spar shop pretty much across the road... Read more
from san francisco
Submitted on 10-08-2016
My wife and I along with another couple stayed here in late May/early June. It is a great converted school house. The room was functional for me and the decoration pleased my wife. Great breakfasts, good food and all with a nice bar. The folks at the front desk and behind the bar are outstanding. The restaurant service can get slow if they have a rush. In less than 10 minutes we could walk to Merion Square and get on a bus to anywhere. Probably a little closer to walk to Google headquart... Read more
from
Submitted on 11-08-2016
As a family, we had booked a room with a supplement bed because a three bed room was not available any more. The room was nicely furnished, a bit dark and tiny but in the end we felt well. The bathroom appeared to be clean, but was also very small, a little worn and technically not on the level. Nevertheless we enjoyed our stay very much, owed to the excellent restaurant, the friendly service and the Schoolhouse hotel bar.
from Norwich, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-08-2016
So much to say about this place! If you read no further, I understand - I do waffle - but, simply put, I cannot recommend here enough. Location - Far enough out of the centre of Dublin to be calm and quiet but an easy ten minute stroll to the city (it's literally a straight line!) Next door to a canal which was lovely to sit by. Staff - super friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable. Building and Room - The building is just beautiful! A converted school house, lots o... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 13-08-2016
I stayed here in July 2016. The building is historic, a former school house and quite beautiful. My hotel room was decorated with thought and care, and was very unique. It was also very clean and quite large. The bed was very comfortable. Each room is named after a famous Irish person, and the room is decorated with details from their life. The staff was very friendly and helpful, attending to my every need. The dining room where breakfast is served is absolutely stunning, and the breakfast was... Read more
from
Submitted on 28-08-2016
This is a lovely hotel. The breakfast was fantastic. The bed was huge and very comfortable. The entire hotel is very nicely decorated, sympathetic to its origins as a school. The only issue was there was a door to the next room which mean that all noise could be heard. Thankfully the people in the next room were quiet
from San Antonio, Texas
Submitted on 01-09-2016
It was indeed a former schoolhouse. Very quaint and lovely. Close to town center and places to eat. Very quiet, rooms are spacious. Good in the pub is excellent! Many taps as well. Breakfast was very good. Excellent continental spread as well as menu'd hot items as well.
from Cold Spring, New York
Submitted on 06-09-2016
We were drawn to the Schoolhouse Hotel by the look of its charm, and its location (close in to City Center, but tucked in off the Canal). From the moment we arrived, Rory at the front desk was wonderful! So helpful initially and throughout our stay with useful information, charm and wit. Highly recommend this spot. Food excellent. We travel once/year to Ireland, and this will be our new Dublin spot. (One minor nitpick: the "ironing" appliance is really awkward to use - feels like it's leftover f... Read more
from
Submitted on 06-09-2016
Called in twice for lunch during a recent stay in Dublin, food was great and service superb. Very busy, seemed popular with locals. Next time I visit Dublin I'd like to stay in the hotel as it looked really nice and it's in a good area for eating out/bars.
from
Submitted on 06-09-2016
There is a bar and restaurant attached to the hotel that is popular. The rooms are big enough with a/c. The king size bed we had was actually 2 twins pushed together. The location is 10 minute walk to Aviva stadium or the Temple Bar area.
from York, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Went to Dublin for a long weekend for a visit to Leopardstown races (Irish Champions week end). A friend recommended this hotel and seeing as it was in a good location (18 euros in a taxi from the hotel to the races) decided to stay here. Arrived on the Friday and the room was ready early which was a bonus. Had a lovely room on the basement floor, all the normal facilities with a great power shower. Ate and drank in the bar, live music on each evening. Breakfast was very good, good quality food ... Read more
from Rye, New York
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Ballsbridge is a 10 to 15 minute walk into Dublin center. I chose this hotel because you can park directly outside the door. There's a very popular bar inside that attracts a high end business crowd on weekend nights. Not noisy. Just gregarious. There's a restaurant also inside that has a superior menu. We 3 dined there for 2 nights in a row. The wine and the food were presented very well and tasted delicious. Another reason I've stayed there 4 times already is because if the walk into Dublin... Read more
from Dallas, Texas
Submitted on 13-09-2016
We arrived in early afternoon for our stay at the Schoolhouse Hotel. The parking was easily found and quite large. Careful when entering the parking area as the entrance is narrow, especially if you are new to driving in a right-hand rental care. The accommodations were excellent with a warm feel to them. The restaurant was very nice, could have been a chapel at the school at one time. We ate dinner and breakfast there and the food was perfect. a bar was located next to the restaurant and it... Read more
from
Submitted on 13-09-2016
I attended a 60th birthday function which included pre drinks and a sit down 3 course dinner at this restaurant/hotel. It was excellent in every way. The staff were very friendly and the food was amazing. It was so professional catered for and the service was great. I would very much recommend this restaurant.
from Essex
Submitted on 14-09-2016
A lovely Hotel in a lovely location right by the Canal. Nice quiet area about 10-15 minutes walk from the City Centre. Hotel is very clean in the rooms and the public areas. Nice breakfast although how its priced on the menu leaves one a little confused!! The staff are very efficient and friendly and nothing appears too much trouble. Apart from breakfast we ate in the Hotel twice. Lunch the first day of our arrival and dinner on our last evening. Both superb and plenty of it. All in all a very ... Read more
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 20-09-2016
We chose The Schoolhouse Hotel as a location to gather and celebrate 50th birthday. It was perfect location so central to Dublin City, just a few meters from the canal in a lovely setting surrounded by trees, and within walking distance of our restaurant. Rooms a little small, but very high standard and comfortable and best of all was the very welcoming staff who allowed us to linger for hours over breakfast.
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 24-09-2016
A nice place to stay, the room was lovely and the bathroom was especially nice with its old style decor. Breakfast was lovely in the hall also. Just 2 down points: I forgot my toothbrush and rang reception to ask if they could help me out and they just said no. Also on leaving my boyfriends card was charged twice for the stay and he had to contact his bank when he realised later in the day!
from Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-09-2016
This is the 5th time we have stayed at this hotel and again as excellent as usual. Very central to walk into the town centre and also central for Dublin docks. If you fly into Dublin the airport bus stops directly outside the schoolhouse. Checking in was very prompt and we arrived early but the room was ready, all rooms are spacious and decorated very nicely, bottled water in the room along with tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast is served in the restaurant and is plentiful if you have a g... Read more
from London, UK
Submitted on 26-09-2016
I booked this hotel 6 months in advance and got a confirmation email along with a booking reference number. 3 days before I was meant to check in, I got an email from Rory Doyle, Operations & Revenue Manager, to say "Unfortunately, for some reason we had no record of your reservation until last night when I was running my reports. We have a group in-house and we unfortunately are unable to accommodate you at this time. Overbooking is not something that we do as we are a small hotel and cannot af... Read more
from
Submitted on 26-09-2016
The hotel is quite far from the center to walk to. We got the King size deluxe room, which was ok but on the underground floor with no view and nothing special, moreover the breakfast is quite expensive and not that good compared to bed and breakfast!We found the hotel expensive compared with what you get.
from Monterey
Submitted on 28-09-2016
I have stayed at this hotel six times now and cannot say enough. The School House Hotel is great! The School House is very unique in its history and décor as a former school. Rooms are comfortable, pleasant and very clean. Hotel is within easy proximity to City Centre (no more than a 15 minutes walk) and on major bus routes including Aircoach. (Yet hotel is very quite being set back from road,) Front desk staff is friendly and always available to help with suggestions and bookings. Housekeep... Read more
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Submitted on 01-10-2016
Booked this hotel to attend Andre Bocelli concert in 3 Arena . Made to feel very welcome , rooms were so comfortable and peaceful. Enjoyed a lovely meal in the restaurant and made to feel we were the only ones there by Brian and his staff..thank you. Breakfast was a little underwhelming was looking forward to the cumberland sausage which had shrunk to a cheap version and the bacon was more than crispy!Because of the taxi situation at 3Arena it took us nearly 2 hrs to return to hotel after concer... Read more
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 02-10-2016
I have stayed in the Schoolhouse Hotel a number of times and previously quite enjoyed my visit. This time I was thoroughly disappointed. The checkin was cold, my room was even colder- it had a very strange sewage smell but probably due to it being on basement level. Service in the restaurant was good but let down by the fact that reception rang to see if I had paid when I reached my room- v v unprofessional. I had left a tip and had even asked to bring my dessert to my room- all without asking t... Read more
from Cork, Ireland
Submitted on 02-10-2016
Great hotel, highly recommended! Good location for walking to city centre, a bit painful to driving into, the car park is small. Room was very clean and vintage looking, bar food was really good and fresh. It's a good hotel to stay, highly recommended!
from The Woodlands, Texas
Submitted on 02-10-2016
What a unique and lovely hotel! How my husband and I enjoyed staying at the Schoolhouse Hotel! The hotel is in a quiet part of Dublin yet very centrally located to everything. Our room was charming, quiet, and clean. The food was delicious. We will definitely make reservations with the Schoolhouse Hotel the next time we visit Dublin!
from stuttgart
Submitted on 04-10-2016
We stayed there end of September and really enjoyed the visit. Nice bar, nice rooms, excellent breakfast and helpful friendly people. The house with its interior is so lovely and special, it was a pleasure to stay there!
from Denver, Colorado
Submitted on 07-10-2016
This is the 4th time I have stayed that the Schoolhouse and many other times I have not been able to get a room because it was full. As the wife of a hotelier, I have stayed in hotels of all kinds, all over the world and this place has nailed it. From the moment you make the booking you are treated with warmth and hospitality. The staff really do go out of their way to assist you in any way. Upon arrival this time Rory the front desk manager overheard that this was my birthday and later when... Read more
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 07-10-2016
The room was spacious and lovely with a tiny bathroom but, for me, a very hard mattress and I do like them firm. I used one of the comforters beneath me to cushion a bit. It was a little too far from the city centre for us so we had to dine before coming back for the evening unless we ate there..at their nice pub. This was our last stop on a trip to Germany, Norway and Ireland and we found the staff less engaged than others we encountered.
from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Submitted on 08-10-2016
A true gem within easy walking of all the city sights (if you're a walker) and a quiet haven away from noisy infrastructure reconstruction in the city. Staff were the epitome of warm, generous Irish hospitality and the breakfasts were excellent; as were the mussels in the pub. We would return in a heartbeat and were thrilled with our choice of accommodation for our first nights in Ireland.
from Newport Beach, CA
Submitted on 09-10-2016
My hubby and our best friend traveled to Ireland and spent twelve days traveling around the country. None of us had ever been to this beautiful country before. What a treat. We used reviews from TripAdvisor to choose this lovely small hotel. It was the highlight of our trip. First of all, it is in Ballsbridge which is a short ten minute walk to St Stephans Green. It is in a beautiful residential area and it was quiet as a mouse. The Inn has been fabulously but carefully converted from a... Read more
from
Submitted on 11-10-2016
Have stayed here several times before and have always found it to be a good spot. Quirky hotel but in a nice spot and with a good bar a nice food. Rooms are nice and staff are helpful. Reasonable price and trendy people everywhere!
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 12-10-2016
Our first stay in this hotel and it won't be our last. Try the bar for lunch, get there early if you can as this is one of local,s favorilt places for lunch, dinner and general get together. Our room was in the end of the hall as we asked for privacy during reservation, cute room. Plenty of space for two of us. Price is very reasonable especially when it includes free parking and wifi. Loved our stay.
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Submitted on 17-10-2016
This hotel has a lot to offer visitors to Dublin--comfortable accommodations, quiet setting, good food, and a staff that does everything to make their guests feel at home. The bar associated with the hotel is lively and fun, too. We liked the historic Georgian neighborhood that the Schoolhouse is set in and enjoyed the walk to the city center.
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 18-10-2016
My wife and I have just returned from an overnight stay in The Schoolhouse Hotel, courtesy of a birthday gift from our family. We had a lovely time in this rather unique hotel. It is located in the heart of Ballsbridge within walking distance of attractions such as The Aviva Stadium and Bord Gais Theatre - we went to see The Commitments the musical in Bord Gais on Saturday night. Brilliant! The hotel has a rich history and is small enough to preserve many of its original features. The staff were... Read more
from Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 23-10-2016
We choose the Schoolhouse on a recommendations of Rick Steve's review of Dublin. We were not disappointed. Large rooms, with a spacious bathroom were a pleasant change from the smaller rooms we had been experiencing at B&Bs. The location requires about a 15 minute walk to Trinity College and other sites throughout the city. However, the neighborhood is safe, close to Merrion Park, and really quiet. The pub had great food, and an outdoor seating area.
from Norwich, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-10-2016
Loved this place - a refreshing change from the corporate experience most hotels offer. Our room was full of character, generously sized and immaculately clean. Everyone was very welcoming and the walk into the city centre perfectly do-able.
from waverly iowa
Submitted on 27-10-2016
This was a nice hotel, the location was kind of hard to get to from the airport, but on the second day we found if we did the toll route it was a lot easier to get there. The rooms were nice and roomy, the shower was great. There is a bar and restaurant connected to the hotel. The bar had a lot of character to it, and must be a place the locals go to after work because it was busy after the work hours. The location was great to walk to Grafton St. and Trinity College. We walked every night ... Read more
from Ireland, UK
Submitted on 27-10-2016
Stayed here for two nights to see a show in the theatre Bord Gais ,which is less minute walk away. Loved style and character of the hotel . The hotel is in a quiet residential area and is only a 10 minute walk into the centre of Dublin. Ate in the restaurant and the bar and both meals were excellent as were the freshly cooked breakfasts .,Loved the open fires in the bar and restaurant,and lots of lit candles gave everywhere a lovely ambience . Our room was a good size with plenty of cupboard sp... Read more
from Montreal, Canada
Submitted on 28-10-2016
I decided to book our stay at this hotel over other ones because of its charm and history. Although most of the staff is very helpful, the hotel itself is showing its age. Walls are paper thin and we were kept awake all night by the neighbour that was banging around the night before we had a full day of travel ahead of us. The food in the bar was nice and as a result of good weather, we were able to sit out at night and have a drink. Otherwise, great for proximity to city centre on foot or b... Read more
from Melbourne, Florida
Submitted on 28-10-2016
Genealogical research showed that I am 20% Irish and for my first trip to Ireland Schoolhouse Hotel fit like a welcome home glove. Staff, pub, food were marvelous and our rooms were warm and quite comfortable.
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Submitted on 28-10-2016
We stayed at the hotel for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay!! The staff were lovely and friendly . The room was lovely and clean with a huge bed. The schoolhouse has been tastefully renovated ,keeping lots of original features. We ate in both the bar and the restaurant,both meals were excellent . We also had breakfast both mornings,again very nice with lots of choice. The hotel has a small car park - I would say 10-12 spaces and a very narrow entrance !! We will definitely return. Than... Read more
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Submitted on 01-11-2016
This was our 3rd stay in the Schoolhouse for the Dublin Marathon. It's location means it is the perfect base to travel to the Expo, start line and back from the finish. In previous years the staff have been so helpful and supportive. This year was the opposite. The main issue was no breakfast on the morning of the marathon, the most important meal for a marathon runner. When we arrived guests had already been waiting for 30 minutes just for porridge and a cup of tea. I was made to go upstairs (s... Read more
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Submitted on 01-11-2016
We stayed 4 nights at this lovely hotel and we really enjoyed our stay. The room was large and quiet with a big comfortable bed. The staff were helpful and consistently friendly. While the hotel is a little out of the downtown core, we enjoyed its unique character and the fact that it was beyond the chaos of Temple Bar. We walked to the major tourist sites in the city. There were lots of great restaurants in the neighbourhood. We didn't eat at the Schoolhouse, but found the bar as charming... Read more
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Submitted on 01-11-2016
Obviously popular with locals of all ages, super food if you are looking for bar or restaurant and the bread at breakfast is homemade and delicious. Helpful friendly staff and well placed to stroll into the National gallery with a great cafe and to see the fabulous Trinity College with 'Harry Potter' library and Book of Kells museum. We would recommend it to anyone and have stayed in many hotels over many years....
from Copenhagen, Denmark
Submitted on 02-11-2016
It not always you feel you stayed in the best place you could basically choose. An old schoolhouse turned hotel which makes you feel part fantasy, part luxury, and completely comfortable because someone has done their design details. A not to miss place.
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Submitted on 05-11-2016
We have always wanted to try this hotel was very impressed bar was very cosy bar staff were very nice then we tried the restaurant the food was very nice and staff were very good the following morning we had breakfast I had the full Irish it is a very long time since I have had a good full Irish in Ireland it was perfect looking forward to my next visit which will not be to long
from Gulfport, Mississippi
Submitted on 08-11-2016
We LOVED the Schoolhouse Hotel! We spent 8 days there on our honeymoon and could not have asked for a nicer place to stay! We also became "family" with the staff and were treated as such every single day! It was a cozy, authentic place to relax, enjoy great food, and have an awesome drink (the bar was outstanding). We can't wait to come back!
from carlisle
Submitted on 09-11-2016
Just had an overnight here. Flew into Dublin airport and got the coach into dublin. We were dropped off right outside the schoolhouse hotel so well situated. Made very welcome at reception and room was very nice. (Amazing shower) The resturant is lovely but we felt a bit underdressrd so had a very nice meal in the bar area. The staff are very friendly and professional which was lovely. I would recommend this hotel.
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 12-11-2016
I'm late writing my review. We stayed here twice this year and had an excellent experience both times! The staff was so friendly and accommodating! The first time was for a golf trip throughout the country. We flew into and out of Dublin - the folks at the schoolhouse stored our golf club cases for an entire week before we returned at the end. The second time was for the Georgia Tech/Boston College football game at Aviva. The hotel opened the bar area an hour early to accommodate our gr... Read more
from Paris, France
Submitted on 13-11-2016
This hotel is very charming and original! Located a bit far away from city center though (30' by walking but still doable), the neighborhood is very quiet, rooms are spacious, very good shower and very charming. We loved the decoration kind of old school. Staff was also very nice and you have access to a parking. We had the room 211 the first one on the ground floor so a tiny bit noisy in the morning because of the "fire door" next to it but that was alright.
from Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-11-2016
What a unique Hotel, a former School converted to Hotel rooms. Our room was both spacious and comfortable although a little in need of refurbishment, bath was badly stained and the woodwork in need of attention. Bed and sleep experience was first class, clean and fresh sheets, king size bed plus tea and coffee. Internet was fast and free parking on site.
from Alton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-11-2016
A delightful little hotel in central Dublin. About 20 minutes walk from the centre but right on the canal walk. Well equipped rooms, lively bar and good food in the restaurant. Friendly staff who made me very welcome
from Ireland
Submitted on 15-11-2016
I've stayed here numerous times. The Hotel is still nice. The staff here do everything they can with the product they have. Breakfast is nice, its lovely to see the same faces every time we go back. Food in the bar is good. The rooms are comfortable however they could do with a little investment at this stage. I will definitely be back to this Hotel.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-11-2016
Stayed for 1 night on business. You certainly get the schoolhouse feel and effect. Was given a downstairs room which was grudgingly changed as it was too dim with little light (i have bad eyes). Bathroom was quite cosy but the shower made up for it. My only gripe with the rooms was that the beds are 2 twins pushed together not a large double as described (this is all they have) - I find this irritating. Lunch and breakfast in the restaurant were pleasant with good service, the bar lively even a... Read more
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Submitted on 20-11-2016
The Schoolhouse is an old property but very well located in the embassy precinct within walking distance of Dublin's main commercial centre. Great place from which to start our daily excursions to the golf courses. Rooms are all named after Irish poets and writers and whilst old, are quite comfortable - lack of cupboard space was a bit of a drawback. Very popular bar but the restaurant lacks character - breakfast offering was just ok with slow service levels due to minimum staffing levels. Recep... Read more
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Submitted on 21-11-2016
We had a group of us of about 60 for a private dinner. The staff were excellent and stayed on after the coffee had been served to see if there were any more requests. A choice of hake or chicken and both wet very good. Brownies (could have been nicer) or rhubarb dessert. Two asked for fruit and were pleasantly surprised with a bowl of lovely presented mixed fruit. The service was first class! The atmosphere in the restaurant it's unique! High original wooden beams.
from Marbella, Spain
Submitted on 21-11-2016
The previous night we stayed at a large hotel in the centre of Dublin, so the small cosy atmosphere at the Schoolhouse was refreshing. The rooms are of a good size and decorated in a period style. We had a problem with the water but the staff dealt with it quickly and with consideration for the inconvenience it was to change rooms. The staff were all so nice....they must have all kissed the Blarney stone at some time and my wife and I soon made friends. The food was generally good, although I wo... Read more
from Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-11-2016
I have driven past this hotel countless times and always wondered what it was like.. Stayed this week and met with friendly welcome. Loads parking which makes life easy. Room was downstairs but nice and large. Had a couple of drinks in the bar in the evening and some food which was well priced. Overall very impressed and will be back.
from Tallinn
Submitted on 27-11-2016
Building with own soul and character. Bit away from city center and docks, but still within walking distance. Room was rather large and very clean! Nice pub in hotel was popular among local and pretty lively. So if You like to have beer or two it´s good option.
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Submitted on 29-11-2016
Simply excellent facilities and all that one needs for a weekend in Dublin whether shopping , sightseeing or watching Ireland at the Aviva stadium. Great atmosphere and very helpful staff. Breakfasts are excellent as are the bar menu for lunch and evening meal. Air Coach drops off outside and airport buses run every hour on the hour.Walking distance to the city centre and impossible to get lost. Only downside is that prices on rugby weekends are extortionate compared to the rest of the year and ... Read more
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