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Schoolhouse Hotel

Dublin, Ireland (DUB)

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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
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Deluxe Twin Room

2 single 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
Connecting/adjoining rooms can be requested, subject to availability
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Deluxe Single Room

Deluxe Single Room

1 double 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

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.

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

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.


National Rating
Official Ireland Rating provided by Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority)
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.


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.

  • 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 1016 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.
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!
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
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
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
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