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Schoolhouse Hotel

2 - 8 Northumberland Road Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Ireland
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In a class of its own... For those seeking somewhere truly different in Dublin, With a rich history starting as far back as 1859, the original building was a small local schoolhouse whose walls have borne witness to a thousand stories including Dublin's Easter 1916. The 4*Schoolhouse Hotel Ballsbridge is definitely ahead of its class, one of the leading D4 hotels. Unique, intimate and ideally located, the four star Schoolhouse Hotel in Ballsbridge Dublin 4 exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere. Described as a hidden gem in Dublin city this D4 hotel is located just 10 minutes walk from many of Dublin's main visitor attractions: the fashionable area of Grafton Street, Trinity College, St. Stephen's Green, The National Museum, The R.D.S and Landsdowne / Aviva Stadium. While also just a short stroll to Grand Canal Dock & the busy corporate district of the city . Schoolhouse rooms that have been tastefully refurbished exuding luxury, character and charm. Enjoy the comfort that comes with our King Size beds. Sink into the sumptuous micro-fibre duvets and oversized pillows in this tranquil haven. With a popular on site Gastrobar and a unique location nestled beside the canal, right in the city centre. Perfect for corporate, leisure and weekend shopping breaks, Schoolhouse enjoys one of the most sought after settings in Dublin 4.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
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Emily L wrote a review Feb 2024
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The beds are huge, bedrooms spacious with a patio and the staff are very friendly. By far the nicest hotel I’ve ever stayed in. The decor is absolutely beautiful and the breakfast was very tasty. We also had a trip to the restaurant and the food there was beyond expectations
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Jennifer H wrote a review Feb 2024
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At the front desk, Marian is one of the most helpful people I have ever met! She is a treasure, and I would stay here based on the excellent service she provided. As she was helping me, several guests commented on how fantastic she was, and one called her a star. She is a true gem!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Adrian T wrote a review Jan 2024
Dublin, Ireland38 contributions28 helpful votes
A wonderful night with family to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Staff were very friendly and helpful and food was fantastic. Can highly recommend the chicken en croute & duck for main course and the chocolate mousse & sticky toffee pudding for dessert. A special shout out to Eric, who looked after us so well.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Did get busy in the bar area after the Leinster match, best to avoid match nights
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear Adrian, Thank you for your wonderful comments, and five-star rating of your experience. It was our privilege to host and serve you during your time with us. We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience. Thank you for the special shoutout to Eric on his first day. We hope to see you again soon and a Happy Birthday to your wife from Schoolhouse Team. Kind Regards, The Schoolhouse Team
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davestone21 wrote a review Dec 2023
Epsom, United Kingdom28 contributions42 helpful votes
Excellent value hotel, half the price of its nearest "high-end" competitor yet I had a large room, giant bed, lovely breakfast and it has a nice bar with friendly staff also. Would certainly stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 2 Jan 2024
Dear Dave, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Schoolhouse. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your time with us and we hope we get to host you again! Warm regards, The Schoolhouse Team
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JessicaInBoston wrote a review Dec 2023
Boston, Massachusetts11 contributions11 helpful votes
This was one of the most impeccable boutique hotels I've ever visited. Every inch of the Schoolhouse Hotel is beautiful and carefully thought out. I loved the character of the historic schoolhouse, paired with recently renovated rooms with new king-sized mattresses and high quality linens. It was extremely refreshing to stay in a hotel with character and beautiful unique rooms, as opposed to so many hotels these days that have been acquired and genericized by a corporate conglomerate. Breakfast is lovely - I believe EUR 15 for the continental breakfast with cheese, cured meats, croissants, cereal, and yogurt. For an additional EUR 5, you can opt for an entree - Irish breakfast, eggs with Salmon, and so on. We visited during December and the Christmas decorations and breakfast music playlist were wonderful. We were able to use the free parking lot - space is somewhat limited so I imagine it might get trickier to find parking later in the day. Convenient location - we were about 5-10 minutes from the center of town, though for Guinness and Kilmainham Goal we splurged on a taxi. HIGHLY recommend if you're looking for a beautiful, cozy boutique hotel in Dublin. This was our favorite hotel for our trip to Ireland and we absolutely loved it.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 2 Jan 2024
Dear Jessica, Thank you for your wonderful comments, and five-star rating of your experience. It was our privilege to host and serve you during your time with us. We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Schoolhouse Hotel Team
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paulafhughes wrote a review Dec 2023
Cork, Ireland40 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed in the Schoolhouse for a couple of days midweek. We have stayed there many times before and find it easy to get to with free onsite car parking. It’s only a ten minute walk to the top of Grafton Street. The bar is lovely, the food is very good and the staff are excellent. My only gripe is that the recent renovation has produced a very strange combination of patterned carpet and wallpaper but I’m prepared to look past that!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 Jan 2024
Dear Paula, Thank you for your wonderful comments, and five-star rating of your experience. It was our privilege to host and serve you during your time with us. We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Schoolhouse Hotel Team
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JanSwatridge wrote a review Dec 2023
Ely, United Kingdom32 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed two nights here December 2023. Absolutely perfect. The decor is fantastic. Not one item out of place. The rooms were spotless. The beds sooooo comfortable. The staff bright and interested. Breakfast was good but the scrambled eggs were excellent. A 10/10 stay.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 2 Jan 2024
Dear Jan, Thank you for your wonderful comments, and five-star rating of your experience. It was our privilege to host and serve you during your time with us. We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Schoolhouse Hotel Team
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CK wrote a review Dec 2023
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Much improved CHICKEN EN CROUTE was beautiful done and very well presented the carrots and vegetables were amazing 6 ROCK OYSTERS tasted like they were just out of the water so fresh could of maybe done with 2 slices of bread the bread was delicious BRISKET & CHUCK BEEF BURGER & CHIPS where little over done when asked for medium rare bit over done on the char grill Size was amazing chips was very tasty The Risotto special was amazing It was a big table around 10 of us and most importantly the waitress was great handled the table well would check to see if we had enough drinks etc and she wasn’t over too much just nice enough to let you enjoy your food and check to see if drinks was needed I’ve been to the old school house on a few occasions.. The last time we were there as a family the food wasn’t great or the portion sizes for the price This visit was completely different the food was much improved and portions sizes were good . The waitress a Spanish girl was so polite and asked us to bare with her if we didn’t understand her English But even with some mixed communication it became a bit of banter and she’s was great she explained everything very well only a few where messing with her and she was great taken the little hearted jokes
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 Dec 2023
Dear Claire, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We're delighted to hear we have become your local and that our lovely Vanessa was able to enhance your experience. We hope to host you again soon! Warm regards, The Schoolhouse Team
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Kay V wrote a review Nov 2023
Cork, Ireland158 contributions40 helpful votes
A great hotel. Friendly staff. Rooms really comfortable and modern, shower amazing. Food in the bar was lovely and a very cosy setting I would 💯 recommend The Schoolhouse Hotel. Very easly accessible to the city centre 10 minutes by taxi but out far enought so your not jn the middle of everything. Lovely restaurants and bars in the area.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Not a lot of car parking spaces so if possible travel by public transport
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Responded 29 Nov 2023
Dear Kay, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Schoolhouse. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your time with us and that you had a cosy rest during your stay! We hope we get to host you again! Warm regards, The Schoolhouse Team
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Arlene W wrote a review Nov 2023
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Best breakfast ever! Hotel staff helpful and wecoming. Arranged for taxi when checking out. Perfect location: quiet, attractive neighborhood but close to Grand Canal Docks as well as shops and restaurants in town. A very nice restaurant and pub on site where we had dinner every night
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 29 Nov 2023
Dear Arlene, Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review! We're so happy to see you enjoyed your time with us and that our team was able to enhance your experience. It was our privilege to host and serve you during your time with us. We hope to host you again soon! Warm regards, The Schoolhouse Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Schoolhouse Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Schoolhouse Hotel?
Nearby attractions include National Print Museum (0.4 km), St. Mary's Church Haddington Road (0.3 km), and Powerscourt House (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Schoolhouse Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Schoolhouse Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Schoolhouse Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Schoolhouse Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Schoolhouse Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Chop House Gastro Pub, Juniors, and The Old Spot.
Are any cleaning services offered at Schoolhouse Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Schoolhouse Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Schoolhouse Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (4.7 km), 14 Henrietta Street (2.6 km), and Guinness Storehouse (3.2 km).
Is Schoolhouse Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.