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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This hotel is ok if you prepare for it. The description was "The perfect balance of luxury, privacy and a great location, the 4* Aberdeen Lodge is an ideal place to stay for your two night break in Ireland" I wouldn't say ideal at all.

"Set amongst acres of walled private gardens and the beautiful Dublin countryside" - It has a garden and is in no countryside at all it is on a main road in a town. Good for the train into Dublin (which takes 7 mins) but the fact it is good for a train clearly means it isn't in the countryside.

"This hotel will provide you both with a glass of champagne each on arrival" - well it won't you are obliged to sit down while they bring you tea and biscuits and faf trying to sort your check in. It took us 1 hour to check in plainly because they were faffing around with the tea. Not quick at all. After giving us a map (which was good) they then circled every point on it and made a mess of it, rather than just saying what would you like to see and pointing to it.

"two night’s restful sleep in a double or twin room and a full Irish breakfast on each morning of your visit." - noisy as it is a old hotel so you can hear all the creaks in the floorboards above. Irish Breakfast was great!

"the wonderful afternoon tea which will be available to you on one day of your stay to include sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, cakes and a choice of tea or coffee." - didn't happen and could never find anyone except at breakfast as it isn't a maned reception, literally just a desk.

"In the nearby area you will find charming Dublin villages and towns and an exciting city centre." - lovely little town, exciting isn't the word just a normal town. But the pubs and restaurants are lovely.

Key points to take note of if staying here:
Isn't really 4*, just old fashioned. There isn't even a kettle in the room and the bathroom is dated.

You have to hand your room key in at the desk and they close their doors at 1AM.

The last train is 11:30 but no point staying out in Dublin longer as need to be back for 1AM anyway to get into the hotel. So just feels like your a kid again on a curfew.

If you want to stay 7 min train journey from Dublin centre, hear your neighbour from old floorboards, feel like you're staying with your Nan and Granddad, this hotel is ideal.

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Helen L
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Ann K, Proprietors at Aberdeen Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear Helen L,


Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at Aberdeen Lodge on TripAdvisor.


It is with regret that we read elements of your review and apologise that we missed impressing you on this occasion.


Both afternoon tea and champagne on arrival are elements of the Virgin voucher stay, which we have to hand in house. We will investigate as to why they were not made readily available during your stay, as they should be delivered seamlessly.


At Aberdeen Lodge we offer full service between the hours of 6am until 1am. After 1am access is available to guests only.


Our goal is to ensure that our guests enjoy a memorable stay and to this end we will address the issues highlighted in your review.


Warm Regards,
Ann and Pat

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Very expensive but generally worth it.
Delicious breakfast. Very helpful staff. Extremely clean.
Ask for a room facing the back garden or side. Rooms facing the street are a little noisy with the windows open. The only down side was when we had the 2 single beds zipped into one king size , they made it up with single bed sheets

Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank 16happy
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Ann K, Proprietors at Aberdeen Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear 16happy,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Aberdeen Lodge during your recent visit to Dublin.


We are truly delighted that you enjoyed our homemade breakfasts and found the team to be helpful.


Our bedrooms to the rear of the house are indeed peaceful, overlooking the gardens, for which we are always happy to accommodate a request.


If you find yourself with the occasion to visit Dublin in the future, please do make contact with us. We would be delighted to welcome you back.


Warm Regards,
Ann and Pat

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Aberdeen Lodge is situated in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood and the home is charming as well. The room and bathroom were spacious. The breakfasts were delicious and the dining room looks out over the lovely back yard. The hosts were welcoming and helpful with information about the area. It’s a great location to get away from the crowds in the city, yet when you want to go into the city it’s a very quick enjoyable walk to the DART station which gets you to the city center in about 7 minutes.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Shannon B
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Ann K, Proprietors at Aberdeen Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear Shannon B,


Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Aberdeen Lodge for your recent visit to Dublin and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor.


We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed every element of your stay; the welcome you received, our homemade breakfasts and the dining room, overlooking the gardens.


We strive to deliver warm hospitality to our guests and are truly delighted that you enjoyed the experience.


Your kind words are greatly appreciated and we hope to welcome you back for a future stay.


Warm Regards
Ann and Pat

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

When my spouse and I stayed at Aberdeen Lodge, it was after a long day of unexpected changes. After booking our stay with Aberdeen Lodge earlier that day, we found the staff to be extremely welcoming, supportive, and helpful. Pat, the owner, and Renata, a receptionist, provided tips on things to do and see.

The facilities were beautiful, as was the rest of the neighborhood. Breakfast was extravagant and a great bargain.

All in all, the staff at Aberdeen Lodge helped set the tone for a great holiday in Ireland.

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank benaparo
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Reminded me of boarding school - and I loved boarding school - but didn't appreciate this for travel accommodation. We were tired when we arrived and just wanted to go to our room but there is a ( seemingly) mandatory session in the parlour on arrival. Tea and biscuits are served and then the male owner came in with a wad of paper clasped with a paper clip and asked that we complete one of the small pages with our information. Then a young female employee assisted us up the four flights of stairs to our very basic sparsely furnished room. Breakfast was ok but not as good as what we had been led to expect. The place could have been less sombre with some light classic music in the breakfast room or anything to break the quiet. As it was, it was wonderful to hear the sound of a young child (of an employee?) happily skipping off to school in the morning. We are independent souls and don't really like places such as these where you have to hand your key in when you leave and retrieve it when you return. Apart from all this, it is in a good location but we wouldn't stay there again as it is definitely not our "cup of tea".

Date of stay: October 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank 294JulieL
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