The Schoolhouse Hotel

, Dublin, Ireland
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The Schoolhouse Hotel

, Dublin
4 star

Rooms: 31

2 Northumberland Road - Dublin - 4 - Ireland Hotel Website | | 016675014
339 Traveller

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superb hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Very friendly & helpful staff. Hotel was excellent. Could not fault the lovely room which was very clean & comfortable.
About a 10 - 15 minutes walk into the city centre which was a pleasant walk along side the canal & along the streets which were lined with lovely Georgian houses.
The hotel bar & restaurant were very good, food was excellent.
The air coach stops right outside the hotel.
You must allow yourselves plenty of time to get to the airport on your return journey home, Dublin traffic gets very congested in the afternoons especially Fridays, we sat on the aircoach for 2 3/4 hrs and actually missed our flight home!
Apart from that we had a wonderful holiday in Dublin.

We will not return.

from ajw992
We had seen good reviews for this hotel but it did not live up to expectations. The reception staff were very welcoming and effiecient. The room was a reasonable size but dark with a small window over looking the bins at the rear. The furniture was very dusty in places, as were the stairs. We only had breakfast at the hotel. The staff were either surly or didn't speak very good English. The service was sloppy and the staff disinterested. The food was average. The location was a little out of the way but that wasn't a problem. The hotel is shabby in places and the management need to look at some aspects of the operation.

A little gem

from A TripAdvisor Member
I totally agree with everything written below. My husband and I stayed here for his 50th birthday last weekend and were absolutetly delighted. This hotel is a bit different, certainly not run of the mill. Each room is named and we were in James Joyce - what a delight I just wanted to stay in the room and enjoy it!!
If you are looking for something a bit different this is it. Transport to and from the airport was so easy with the bus stop right outside. And although its about 15 - 20 mins walk to the city the bus also passes very close if you would rather not walk.
Take time to walk up the very pleasant canal too (to the left) or follow the canal to the right to find the DART train station for a trip up the coast. We went to Mallahide which is a pretty seaside village with a wonderful castle.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Great Hotel, Great Value!

from A TripAdvisor Member
If you are looking for a nice hotel in a nice part of Dublin, look no further, the Schoolhouse has it all.

I stayed there after the recent Elton John Concert in the Point Theatre and can highly recommend it. We booked direct with the hotel through their website and took advantage of their sunday night special rate of 99 euro for 2 people, breakfast included.

The hotel is located next to the grand canal and within a 15 minute walk of Shelbourne Park, Lansdowne Road, and the Point Theatre. They have free car park facilities too which is great for a city location.

The rooms are tastefully decorated and named after well known characters such as bendan behan (we stayed in this room), oscar wilde and James Joyce. They include nice little touches like bath robes, ice delivered to your bedroom and even leave in a weather report for the following day so you can plan your events. The beds are massive and you also have a plasma tv on the wall.

Breakfast is served in the restaurant and is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything you could ask for and more, cereals, fresh fruit, irish frys, pancakes, danish pastries yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All in all great value and we will return soon.

Fabulous--exceeded all my expectations

from A TripAdvisor Member
What a delight! A lovely schoolhouse converted to boutique hotel, complete with great restaurant and "canteen" (pub)! Walking distance to city center, yet in a charming residential neighborhood and overlooking a picturesque canal. Rooms were immaculate, beautifully furnished. The linens, comforters, multiple pillows, and mattresses were the best I've ever had in any hotel!

Rate of 99 Euros per room per night included full Irish breakfast, with buffet items including fresh fruit, fruit juices, any dry cereals, nuts, a selection of cheeses, a selection of bread, croissants, and menu items including bangers, eggs and omelets, bacon, ham, waffles and pancakes. I was disappointed with the Irish version of a mushroom and tomato omelet, but the Full Monty breakfast that my husband ordered was extraordinary. Our Sunday lunch in the on-site restaurant--bangers 'n mashed, topped with crispy fried onions--was excellent, and only 12 Euros per person.

Another big plus--the airport express coach, priced at 17 euros round trip per person, stops at the hotels front door! Allow about 1 1/2 hours to get to/from airport--traffic in Dublin is unbelievable...

Superb !

from A TripAdvisor Member
we have just returned from a enjoyable weekend visit to Dublin,Our stay at the 'Schoolhouse Hotel' was very pleasant,the hotel itself was ideally situated near many tourist attractions within walking distant to the main shopping area.
The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful,and the hotel was well maintained,clean tidy and full of character. The rooms are well equiped with everything you need,tv,hair dryer tea & coffee (most welcome after travelling ).Highly recommend a stay at this hotel.

Unique and child friendly

from KayDenmark
We stayed two nights in Schoolhouse Hotel, and enjoyed its unique decor. So pleasant to have a break from that cookie-cutter hotel look. What a nice memory of Dublin!

The hotel was suitable for children and welcomed them. Both our room and the central staircase were childproofed, and there is a lovely playground and park (which opens at 10am!) down the street. Staff in the restaurant were very tolerant of my 18-month-old, who returned their kindness by breaking a ceramic pepper shaker.

Minor notes: the hotel is in a leafy residential neighborhood about 15-20 minute walk from downtown, which meant we only wanted to go downtown once a day. The closest newsagent or convenience store is also a healthy walk away. While the food in the restaurant is excellent, it is also generous, heavy and rather formal. The bar serves slightly lighter snack-type food, but I really found myself craving a shop where I could buy an apple or a scone or a Coca-Cola. The rooms have no mini-bar, although they do have a tea kettle.

Our room was clean and in excellent condition. However, it lacked a chest of drawers - I'm the sort of traveller that likes to unpack even for short trips.

All in all, a positive experience, and a hotel we would recommend to friends.

An amazing bit of culture

from DCWorker
This hotel was simple to get to from the airport. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised by the classy but quaint feel of everything. A porter took us to our spacious room where he went over the thermostat (they are different everywhere after all), and showed us where the teapot and cookies were stored. We stayed a week - using it as a base for travels. It was absolutely delightful. We even spent a day in the room, borrowing a book from the reading room and relaxing with hot tea, coffee and cookies. The maid service included fresh ice delivered each afternoon and consistently excellent service. We ate two breakfasts and two dinners in the restaurant -- all of which were delicious. And we visited the bar on a Saturday night. It was busy, but not overcrowded and quiet enough that we couldn't hear it in our room. I can't recommend it highly enough.


from A TripAdvisor Member
Small hotel but definately somewhere different - rooms nicely decorated - we stayed in Anne Devlin's room, each room is named after an Irish patriot. Huge comfortable beds, light oak furniture, small but nicely decorated bathroom, great shower from old style shower head. Breakfast substantial and good, nice high ceiling dining room. Bar very busy on the Friday night we were there, no room to stand. We dined elsewhere but within walking distance of city centre so no problem - plenty of choice there. Room was very quiet, air cond works and is quiet. Nice touches like bathrobes, good bath products, water and ice in room on arrival, weather forecast and web news printouts.

Good Choice

from Moriarty
We spent a weekend at the Schoolhouse - the rooms were a good size with huge beds, well decorated and equipped with controllable heating. The bar and restaurant were good - the bar is very busy on Friday nights. All the staff were very helpful and pleasant. It was very quiet at night - we slept well. It is a ten to fifteen minute walk to the National Gallery/Trinity College area but there are frequent buses if necessary. It is about a five/ten minute walk to Merrion Square - the nearest pick up for the hop on/hop off buses. We would stay there again.

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Irish live music and dancers The Arlington Hotel in central Dublin did a really good live show every night. Very resonable at 19 Euros for two course meal and no cover charge for entertainment. Four piece live band and dancers.Good value for money.

Guinness Fun to take the tour!

Baan Thai restaurant . This restaurant on Merrion street, a 10min walk away was a winner. Very intimate, great food, great service. Would definitely recommend!


Other names for The Schoolhouse Hotel

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  • Address: 2 Northumberland Road - Dublin - 4 - Ireland
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