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“Satisfactory”
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Waterloo House
Ranked #31 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
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Kerry
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“Satisfactory”
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Really liked the location of this hotel, quiet & safe but easy walk to city centre as well as the Aviva stadium.
Hotel was clean & very comfy so no faults there. It was a bit scuffed in places, the paintwork, for example could do with touching up in places, especially in the breakfast room. We sat at a table near the fireplace & noticed the wall was quite scruffy.
Breakfast was nice, had French toast one morning & waffles the next. Very tasty.
My husband had an Irish breakfast which he though was ok, bacon a bit dry & the usual cardboard toast that seems so popular with Irish hotels and b&b's.
I did think it was a bit expensive for what we got but on the positive it was located well & was very comfortable.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 37 which is one of their larger rooms. Think room 36 is similar in size. Its also...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

This was out second time staying in Waterloo House. The rooms are not modern but very comfortable. The off street parking is great and the location is ideal for a city stay. Excellent location if you going to a match in the Aviva Stadium.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

After spending 4 nights in Waterloo house I now consider myself a fan. It was cosy but spacious and the breakfast is great. Brilliant value and I booked to stay extra nights on account of the good service.Will be back as soon as possible.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Waterloo House is two adjoining properties and there certainly seem to be two very different sets of opinions about a stay there. From this section it's clear that a lot of people really enjoy the great location, the communal areas of the hotel, the breakfasts and the rooms. Worryingly though, there are other guests who consistently complain of the same issues: tired rooms, no hot water by 8:30am, and a lack of interest from the staff, and even the owner.

I stay in Dublin a lot, and these days in the midst of the credit crisis you can get a lot for around EUR90 per night. That was what I paid for a big, old fashioned, dingey room at the waterloo House. Thankfully the bed was clean and comfortable, but I was one of the unlucky ones to experience a cold shower. This sink was cracked, the tiles were coming up of the bathroom floor. All in all the whole experience left me feeling very little of the room charges was finding its way back into any improvements. The only apology I got was a voucher for money off a future stay! My advice - there are some real gems for EUR 90 per night. This place is over-priced and out of touch.

Room Tip: Avoid room 22 and shower well before 8am if you like your shower hot
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

I stayed with the folks at Waterloo House on 2 different occasions, 1 week in the Summer and 9 days while visiting over the Xmas.
I can only say that it was everything i expected and more.... i never once had a problem and the only time that i had to contact the front desk was to inform them that i wanted my breakfast 1 hour early on 3 different mornings, which wasn't a problem at all even though i was the only person that the chef had to cook for that early !!!
I can't recommend this location more for a stay that just makes everything easy for you with the service AND ESPECIALLY the location !!
Happy New Year to all at Waterloo !!!

Room Tip: I only stayed there twice but both rooms were ensuite and large !!!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Waterloo House

Property: Waterloo House
Address: Waterloo House 8-10 Waterloo Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin DO4T651, Ireland
Phone Number:
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#27 Family Hotel in Dublin
#31 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#32 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterloo House 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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