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Waterloo House
Ranked #30 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We had to do some research at UCD & this lovely B&B proved ideal. We caught the 39A bus just down the street, which took us direct to the campus in a matter of minutes (stopping in Starbucks for a quick coffee on the run first). The Waterloo House is situated in a very nice, quiet, tree-lined neighborhood not far from the embassies and Grafton Street, etc., that has everything you need within walking distance-- groceries, pharmacy, wine shop, nice restaurants and Searson's pub (don't miss Sunday jazz with saxophonist from the Commitments). The Waterloo House breakfast is legendary but our hectic schedule made it a luxury we only indulged in once--and then very, very good! Staff so very nice. We will definitely stay again when returning in the fall. Simply charming and untacky place to stay in Dublin far 'from the madding crowd.'

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
4  Thank Joni S
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

Waterloo House was a nice change from the hustle and bustle of a larger hotel.
Our room was warm and comfortable. The bed and pillows were first class.
The place was spotless and the breakfast delicious.
Convenient location within walking distance of town/RDS.
Parking was a bit of a mission but this was due to an inconsiderate parker who refused to move his car.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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4  Thank zanezanezane
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

I was staying at the Waterloo for one night with a colleague. The room was small but pleasant clean and had a shower which I prefer. Comfortable bed, excellent breakfast. From a businessman view a great change from my normal corporate hostelry.

I'd go back. Good choice of eatery's at the bottom of the road.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled on business
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3  Thank stewart h
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

I spend about 100 bed nights in hotels / guest houses each year and the following five things are fierce important to me.

1. Location.
2. Character.
3. Comfort.
4. Parking.
5. Breakfast.

Waterloo House scores top marks in each of the above five.

It's at the heart of Dublins business, sporting and social life. There are excellent hotels within a stones throw to meet clients and conduct meetings. Searsons, The Waterloo, Toner's and Doheny and Nesbitts are four of Ireland's iconic pubs and all are within walking distance and provide great comfort, succour and respite to weary and lonely travellers. Google Maps told me that Roly's Bistro is a 14 minute walk away. I covered it easily in 10. Wonderful meal.

Evelyn Corcoran is a fine Westport lady and is full of warmth, information and personality.

The hotel is a beautiful house overlooking Waterloo Road to the front and a wonderfully secluded conservatory adorns the back. Evelyn tells me to listen to the blinds singing (even in December) and to watch out for a friendly fox that occasionally dancers around the garden.

Dublin, like most cities globally is a nightmare for parking. Waterloo House has ample parking. I arrived late last evening and had no problem parking in front of the hotel.

You'd imagine that most Hotel breakfasts are the same, and unfortunately they are. This is altogether different. Freshly squeezed orange juice; granola; a real Irish fry with tasty thick rashers, succulent sausages and chives in the scrambled eggs.

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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled on business
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5  Thank 722p
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Got a good rate for this hotel using HotelTonight. It is in a great location near good restaurants (Bloom bistro) and shops. It is also a pleasant walk into the town centre.

Good off street parking is available.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank EAWhitley1
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Additional Information about Waterloo House

Address: Waterloo House 8-10 Waterloo Road | Ballsbridge, Dublin DO4T651, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Luxury Hotel in Dublin
#27 Family Hotel in Dublin
#31 Romantic Hotel in Dublin
#32 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range: €89 - €201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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