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Waterloo House 8-10 Waterloo Road Ballsbridge, Dublin DO4T651 Ireland
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We are a Four Star Guesthouse and our facilities include the following: * All rooms are en-suite, T.V., telephone, hairdryer and trouser press, tea/coffee making facilites in all bedrooms. * Lift access available to all floors. * Extensive breakfast menu is served in our garden-level dining room and conservatory and includes Full Irish Breakfast, Catch of the Day, French toast, waffles, croissants, homemade soda bread, fresh fruit, stewed prunes, apricots and yogurt. * FREE Wireless internet access either to our computer or your own. * We provide a 24 hour taxi service. Waterloo House has a unique and ideal location south of the city in the embassy belt with only minutes walk to: • City centre, Stephen's Green, Grafton Street, Museums, Trinity College shopping centre • Entertainment hub of Avivia Stadium & RDS Arena adjacent to house • A Walking Haven on our doorstep - Grand Canal, Herbert Park (32 Acre Public Park) and Sandymount Strand • Excellent 'menu' of quality restaurants • Nodal point of Cafes, Bars, banking and laundry services • Epicentre of the best of the city's transport system Located within close proximity to a wide range of public transport services, DART, numerous Dublin Bus routes (37, 38, 38A, 39, 145) Aircoach stop point with fast and direct access to Dublin Airport.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Desk
Interconnected rooms available
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Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Iron
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, French, Portuguese, Romanian and 1 more

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Amelia M wrote a review Apr 2022
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I spend two nights in very nice, small, clean and quite hotel, near to town. Friendly staff. Parking outside. Comfortable bed and shower. Thank you Waterloo House for making my first trip to Dublin:):)
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Beth C wrote a review Apr 2022
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Waterloo House is a charming small hotel. While it is bit old and a wee bit fraying around the edges, it is impeccably clean, the staff is wonderful and you couldn't ask for a better location. Great food within blocks of the hotel. An easy walk (but long) to famous sites - and free parking. We were thrilled to have our car in Dublin for excursions outside of the city. Thank you Waterloo House for making our first trip to Dublin a great one.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Our room was in the back, on the garden side and was very quiet.
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DS wrote a review Mar 2022
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Really nice hotel for a short break. parking outside and free as advertised, unlike some other hotels that don't actually have onsite parking or have an additional charge. Easy to find the location and was able to walk comfortably into town. Friendly staff and premises are extremely clean with a warm, friendly atmosphere. The room was perfect with a comfortable bed and shower with good pressure and heat. Will return.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Susanne Schneider wrote a review Mar 2022
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Very friendly owner, rooms are really nice, unfortunately can‘t make a comment on breakfast as it was not avaible due to corona. Shops and restaurants/pubs can be reached by foot in a few min, also Dublin city center can be reached in about 20-30min by foot - next bus station is just a few metres from Waterloo house. Would come back for sure! :)
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Sightseer269237 wrote a review Mar 2022
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I really loved my little cosy room with tv and ensuite bathroom, the feeling of a grand building with lovely windows (which open, which I also love). Somehow I thought I had booked breakfast but I was told I had not and that they don't do breakfast at the moment. But there is a lovely arrangement of coffee, milk, tea, water and a kettle in the room, so it wasn't that much of a problem. Also I thought for some reason that checkin time is only between 10 and 12, so I hurried but I was told that it is actually only at 2. I could leave my stuff there, though, and the staff was very nice and helpful! I would stay again, but I suppose study more carefully what it says in the booking.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Catherine M wrote a review Mar 2022
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First time visitors to Ireland, my husband and I were so delighted to have chosen this lovely hotel as our base for researching his family roots. We were impressed with the friendliness of the staff and the cleanliness and comfort of the room. Its great location meant that we were easily able to do some sightseeing in Dublin on the last day of our stay. We look forward to returning to Waterloo House next year and we will be recommending it to your friends and family in the US.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Arif S wrote a review Feb 2022
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Booked two nights here and had a lovely stay. I booked direct with the hotel and was less expensiveI booked direct with the hotel and was less expensiveStaff friendly and welcoming, was greeted on entry by a lovely gentleman who gave me great recommendations for dining The car park was a plus. The hotel is well located and amenable to tourist locations. Walking distance to stephens green Cleanliness is excellent.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Ask the reception they will oblige
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Sally M wrote a review Feb 2022
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There is absolutely no reason to stay here. Customer service was a zero from the get go. Ignored calls and emails, had to get Airbnb’s assistance to communicate. Ice cold greeting upon arrival. No friendliness or hospitality whatsoever. They charge the full price for a B&B, yet don’t even offer you a cup of coffee and a roll. Zero breakfast at this guesthouse that advertises breakfast. I tried to update my reservation and the woman host tried to change the price on me, after I had reserved the room and paid for it. Host also changed my room type from a room with a tub to a room with a shower stall. First impressions do matter. And this place left me feeling very lukewarm about Dublin in general. The bed was comfortable, but the rest of the room was not clean. Very dusty lamps. Dirty tea cup. Carpet was very worn with obvious stains. The location isn’t all that convenient either. Still a good 25 minute walk to the city center. I would not stay here again, nor would I recommend it anyone. Just such a bummer. Overall a huge disappointment on my first (and only) trip to Dublin. Glad I was able to stay somewhere else my last night in Ireland.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: There are countless other guest houses. At the very least, find one that actually serves...
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Timothy B wrote a review Feb 2022
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We were in for 6 nations Rugby and the location a block away from Searsons, the Waterloo and walking distance to Avila was perfect! The rooms were very nice. They were able to arrange early taxi service for early flight with just a quick email.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Lenmark wrote a review Jan 2022
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We stayed this week at Waterloo House & found it great. I had a interview at the American embassy which is a 5 minute walk away & this was a great base, having parking on site is a real bonus. The house is very clean & comfortable, I worked on my laptop in the lounge area which was quite & laidback. We will return again when I am in Dublin
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Date of stay: January 2022
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US$186 - US$245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty DublinDublin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waterloo House
Which popular attractions are close to Waterloo House?
Nearby attractions include The Irish House Party (0.3 km), Doheny and Nesbitt (0.3 km), and Grand Canal (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Waterloo House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Waterloo House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Waterloo House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Waterloo House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Waterloo House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bloom Brasserie, Keshk Cafe, and Asador.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Waterloo House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Portuguese, Romanian, and Ukrainian.
Are there any historical sites close to Waterloo House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (4.5 km), Guinness Storehouse (3.1 km), and 14 Henrietta Street (2.9 km).