Schoolhouse Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

2-8 Northumberland Road, Dublin, County Dublin, 4, Ireland

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    Comfortable Hotel in the suburb of Ballsbridge


    The Schoolhouse Hotel is bit too far from downtown Dublin for those looking for a variety of restaurants and Dublins thriving nightlife. The hotel is located in the upmarket suburb of Ballsbridge and caters to business people with conference facilities.

    It is a comfortable hotel with small but nicely decorated rooms. I found the bathroom fixtures a little old fashioned for my liking and the shower (over the bath) was in a strange position. Lack of hot water can also be frustrating.

    There is a cooked to order breakfast along with continental selections available in the hotel restaurant. This room features high ceilings reminiscent of an old classroom but I didn't find it particularly inviting during winter. The rest of the hotel seem well heated. Light meals are available in the bar which has a nice atmosphere.

    There is no one particular aspect of the facilities or service which would prevent me from staying there again, but being at least a 30 minute walk into the centre of Dublin it is not in the most convenient location for tourists. During winter at least you need to use the DART - Lansdowne Road station is the closest at 5 minutes walk away. There is car parking available.
    Taxis into the city centre (O'Connell Street) are approximately EUR12.00.

    Unique Quality: The hotel was once a school and carries this theme throughout.

    Directions: South Dublin area. Closest DART station is Lansdowne Road. From there the hotel is a 5 minute walk.

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    For those seeking somewhere a little bit different in DUBLIN the SCHOOLHOUSE HOTEL is definitely ahead of its class!

    Unique, intimate and ideally located within 10 minutes walk of Dublin city centre, Grafton Street and the city's main tourist attractions.

    It is a **** Hotel which exudes a warm, friendly atmosphere and is the ideal venue for a leisurely weekend of midweek break!

    31 air-conditioned rooms. It combines old world charm with all of today's modern facilities and conveniences.
    It has regained many of its original features from its days as a parochial school, as its former classrooms now host the atmospheric restaurant and the lively and popular SCHOOLHOUSE BAR.

    Unique Quality: reservations: 1850 344 000

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Great Hotel

by TripAdvisor Member lovetotravel52

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and loved it. It is a lovely hotel with character. Our room was very nice. The only thing was the window did look out to the back alley. However, that did not bother us as we were not in the room very much during the day. The breakfast was Fantastic. Full breakfast made to order and also a buffet with cereal and fruit and baked goods. All included in room charge. I had scambled eggs and smoked salmon. What more could you want for breakfast.

The AirCoach bus stops right in front of hotel to and from airport. The Dart is about 3 blocks away. Walk to City Center about 10 minutes. Great quiet neighborhood.

We would go back.

Friendly and unusual hotel

by TripAdvisor Member Shinyrail

After touring the west coast of Ireland in the July heatwave we headed to Dublin for a couple of days before catching our flight home. We prebooked The Schoolhouse after reading Tripadvisor reviews and at first we were more than satisfied, however after two nights there we left feeling a bit disappointed.

The beds are huge and all the rooms have good controllable air conditioning which considering the high temperatures was very welcome. The room size is good but the ensuite bathroom is a little on the small size. The building was indeed very unusual and had been renovated to a good standard with a lift down to the lower level floor where our room was. Being on the basement level meant that there was no view apart from the service ramp down into the kitchens. I suspect that rooms on the ground floor do not have much of a view either.

The restaurant was quite pricey and after two weeks of living on hotel food we had had enough of large meals so gave it a miss and had a snack in the very busy trendy friendly bar area instead.

The breakfast was reasonable by Irish standards but once again very little variation from many of the other hotels we had stayed at on this trip. We would like to see a bit more thought and variation in the food offered in Ireland, for example skimmed milk is never offered at breakfast and good salads are a rarity on dinner menus. Came home feeling quite bloated, but that is not the fault of The Schoolhouse.

One word of caution - beware of staying in a room with an adjoining door. We were in 106 and unfortunately the good folk of room 107 came back at about 2 a.m. and proceeded to talk and play music until around 6 a.m. Because the adjoining door was not sound proofed we were woken up by their arrival and it was impossible to get back to sleep as it sounded as if they were talking in our room. We rang the night porter who promised to talk to them but after waiting for another half hour without any respite I knocked on their door myself to tell them about the noise problem. They apologised but sadly after going back to bed the talking next door continued preventing any sleep. Luckily the night porter was able to give us another room at around 5 a.m. and so eventually we managed to get a couple of hours sleep.

Being generous I would not say that our neighbours were being excessively noisy, it was just that having an adjoining door to their room seemed to allow any noise through.

All in all, if you get a good nights sleep, as we did at least on our first night there, The Schoolhouse is a pleasant small hotel in a nice tree lined area about 15 minutes walk from the centre of things in Dublin. Just avoid rooms with adjoining doors.

Dublins little secret

by TripAdvisor Member TOFF777

If you are looking for a very peaceful and comfortable hotel with character this is the place for you , about 10 min walk from city centre. The rooms are very spacious and clean, definetly 4 star rating, plasma tv , internet, beautiful bathroom etc. The breakfast is also of a high standard.Staff were very attentive as well, finally i would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and would be very surprised , if they were disappointed.

Loved the Schoolhouse

by TripAdvisor Member Haydenlin

We stayed at the Schoolhouse two nights after a tour of the UK. The hotel is lovely with beautiful old woodwork and fine decor. The rooms are wonderful, and I especially loved the bathroom with the old-fashioned fixtures and authentic wooden floor. The room was very spacious, decorated beautifully, and the big comfy bed was heavenly. The pub and restaurant in the hotel were a welcome retreat after a long day of sightseeing. Breakfast was included with our price, and it was fabulous. The staff was topnotch and even offered to have breakfast delivered to our room at 4:00 the morning we departed, so we could catch a taxi for an early flight.

Will Stay Again, LOVED it

by TripAdvisor Member lovetotravelallover

This place is warm, friendly, clean, and cozy. It felt very private and comfortable. Our room was big, on the first floor, in a little courtyard. Breakfast was lovely, and free! every morning, in the cozy and quiet cafe within the hotel. Staff was helpful, patient, and caring.

The bed was comfortable from what I recall, and the bathroom was large and very clean. I thought the location was excellent.

This hotel has charm, class, and excellent service for a great price!

The Schoolhouse is A+

by TripAdvisor Member SergioMontenegro

This hotel is in a fabulous location in a very nice neighborhood of Dublin and is within walking distance of the city centre, parks, museums and galleries. The hotel itself is excellent, although make sure you ask for the bath robes as they are not standard. The bedrooms are very very quiet and comfortable, especially the six foot six wide bed. The bar and restaurant are both welcoming and cosy (although the bar can be very busy at the weekend). Food in the restaurant is 1st class. I am planning a return trip to Dublin soon, and will certainly choose The Schoolhouse.

Everything find

by TripAdvisor Member KATEBEC

Stayed for 3 nights in order to attend The Point Theatre to see Bruce Springsteen.
Room comfortable huge bed lovely shower with as many soft white towels as you could need.
Breakfast great with a selection of fruits pastries yogurts as well as full cooked breakfast.
Hotel bar very good & cosy with nice staff.
About 20 mins walk to centre of Dublin but a pleasant walk.
About 15 mins to Point Theatre but best to ask for directions.
Aircoach from Dublin airport is a superb service & stops just outside the hotel cost 12 euros return.
Enjoyed Dublin & would recommend The Schoolhouse.

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by londonbabe

The SchoolHouse Hotel
Converted from an old school.
Good location, near to the city, beside a canal.
Excellenyt rooms and a great breakfast (smoked salmon n scrambled eggs, waffles) included in the price. You should get it for around $110 dollars through any good online booking service.

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Comfortable hotel in St. Stephens Green area

by dldkag


We're looking for a nice hotel in the St. Stephens Green area for the end of June. Nothing luxurious, but something comfortable. Probably be willing to spend between 100-150 euro. Are we being realistic with that cost expectation for that area during the summer?

Thanks for your help.


RE: Comfortable hotel in St. Stephens Green area

by rexvaughan

I suggest the Schoolhouse Hotel which is about a 10-12 minute walk from St. Stephen's Green. It is a lovely place with rooms named after heros of the Easter Rising. It has a wonderful breakfast (included) and a great pub as well. You can check their website at:

RE: Comfortable hotel in St. Stephens Green area

by Roosters

We are staying at the Kingfisher Guesthouse...recommended in LET'S GO. It is 40 Euros per person and includes breakfast. We are going in June.


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