The constantly proffered tea and home made cookies are one of the biggest hits for guests at what Lonely Planet calls “one of Dublin’s best guesthouses” and “a carefully guarded secret”.
Service, too, in this beautifully restored Edwardian property, three train stops from central Dublin in exclusive Ballsbridge, is as personalised and skilful as you would find in Dublin’s best hotels.
Genuine Edwardian furniture in the 25 bedrooms is matched by well chosen art. Four-poster and brass beds fit in with the decorative scheme, as do working ornate Adams fireplaces in the suites. Bathrooms have aromatherapy toiletries and whirlpool spas. Wi-Fi throughout is complimentary.
Afternoon teas and drinks are served in the drawing rooms, where a decent Irish and international literature collection also draws people in. Pre-arranged dinners are taken in the dining room overlooking cricket grounds and large landscaped gardens. Parking is free, and guests have use of the spa at a nearby sister property, Merrion Hall
While a little removed from the action in the city centre (although there’s a Dart train stop right outside for quick transfers into town), most guests welcome the lodge’s seclusion. Many of the embassies are here and it’s also a good base for exploring sights such as the Wicklow Mountains to the south, and stately homes, castles and country villages within a short drive.
From the press:
service… hands-on and very courteous” -- Lonely Planet
Newspaper / magazines
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
National Rating Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Guest house property is rated 4 stars.
Know Before You Go
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for continental breakfast: EUR 10 per person (approximately)
Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
From the airport, the journey will take 30 minutes and cost 4€ on the 703 bus (get off at Sandymount). Alternatively, a taxi will take 20 minutes and cost around 23€. Parking on site is free.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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