Travel Blogs from Dublin
... touristy things. Her directions were not very solid and she didn't have any accurate names for us to use in the Garmin so we were not able to go that way. We had some raised voices over where we were going and how we were going to get there while we were still in the B and B's parking lot. Finally the consensus was to put in the Dublin airport and get rolling. Everyone's Irish was a little bit up at that point but once we started rolling it ...
... that would be two less things to worry about. Thank heaven I did... We finally figure out the best way to get the kids and all our luggage in the car and we're off; except that we realize that we can't get the car, which is a standard, into reverse. Really? Now, I drove a stick for years. Rob took a couple of lessons, so he can manage well enough. And neither of us can get this car into reverse. We couldn't go back in and ask; we ...
... piece so he could say he tried it! Anyways after breakfast we packed up and checked out and rode our bikes back to the bike shop. We didn't have time to go see the deal colony but I guess that's something we can do another time! Right now we are on a train to Dublin. One of the locals came and started in conversation with us and a boy we met (from the US).. it was hard to understand his ...
... wall instead. Gropey Gary told me that it was further down when I leaned toward the wall. He was right as it was the last rock at the bottom that was different than the rest. I really enjoyed the castle but it was time to continue on to overnight location of Killarney which is in county Cork. That night we had a storytelling by Pa who was a really funny guy. He yelled a little too much for my liking but made me laugh a lot! He also drunk Guinness like it is ...
... crowd of people in the bar and looking out over the city before heading downstairs to the inevitable gift shop visit and then the walk back to Temple Bar to meet with Craig. Passing by the Molly Malone statue (there are statues on every block in Dublin), we made our way further down the street, past a large crowd surrounding a street band (we went back later and bought CDs - I like supporting local talent - especially if it IS talent) and found the cool ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Schoolhouse Hotel Dublin
I stayed here with my boyfriend for 3 nights. I loved the atmosphere right next to the canal with the ducks. Food was good and we ate so much at breakfast we didn't eat til nightime. Pancakes at breakfast were gooood. Dinner was good and by no means small portions but not exceptional.
My husband and I returned home yesterday after a three night stay in the Schoolhouse Hotel. In the past we have found it extremely difficult to find reasonably priced decent accommodation in the heart of Dublin, but at long last we have found the gem we've have been looking for.
We have just returned from another stay in the Schoolhouse and will have no hesitation in returning yet again. We loved the location within walking distance to Grafton Street, the safe car-parking, the huge soft towels, the brilliant shower, the very comfortable individually decorated rooms, and the very helpful service at reception.
The Schoolhouse is in a good location and on the surface is a lovely hotel. The rooms were small but well appointed and the overall decor was very appealing. However, the promised porterage was not provided upon check-in or check-out. The food in the restaurant was only so-so and the server was rude and surly. He obviously didn't know his business. He wouldn't take the time to understand our order and ultimately threw the menu down at us and told us to hold onto it in case our order arrived incorrectly. We speak perfect english and have never had this happen to us during our extensive travels. He used our bottle of wine for someone else to sample who'd ordered the same wine before we could object. He had to be reminded three times to bring a drink ordered from the bar. Also, our room was never serviced during one full day we were there. The housekeeper was sweet and obviously overworked. It was her responsibility to attend to the entire floor and it just wasn't possible. We finally got fresh towels, cups etc from her. She didn't speak english but did accomodate us in this way. Also, the fire alarm kept going off in our room at odd hours two of the three evenings we stayed. Apparently, someone had held a cigarette near the sensor. We wouldn't recommend this hotel as there are so many others in Dublin that don't have these management problems.
Myself and my fiance spent one night at the Old Schoolhouse hotel last weekend. We booked it last minute and got a great deal on the hotels own website - €100 for the two of us for one night B&B. This was an excellent price for the product we received.
Plush Simplicity, Great Food
Had a very nice, comfy, and somewhat spacious room on the ground floor. I had stayed in some rather dodgy places, so the Schoolhouse felt like a real treat. Never thought much about safety of ground-floor room, but had no problems. Loved the old-school atmosphere. The pub caters to a lively, after-work crowd, great beer on tap, very good food. Breakfast was to die for! Have friends who also loved this place.
Head of the class
I've stayed in quite a few hotels in Dublin, and the Schoolhouse is one of my favorite. It's simple, cozy, and comfortable. We felt very safe, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. A lovely restaurant and a great bar. The only reason I didn't give it five out of five was because it's not a modern luxury hotel (like the Herbert Park - which is great too!). However, I would definitely stay at the Schoolhouse again, and I wouldn't change a thing about it.
Beautiful Little Hotel
Can't say I had a bad experience here. The room was great, and we had a ground floor as well - never had to worry about the possibility of burglars and felt our car was safe in the car park. Room was quite nice, with excellent bottle water and cookies left in the room. The restaurant served a delicious breakfest, and the staff was friendly! Quite a neat hotel! Close walking distance to bus stops or downtown area. Very nice area all in all.
Too bad we only stayed one night!!
I stayed at this hotel and was very impressed with it. Lovely decor that was inspired by the numerous Irish writers. It used to be a school in bygone years and it also has a beautiful bar. It is set in a very affluent area of Dublin. The breakfast is absolutely superb - some of the nicest sausages you will ever taste. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. You will not be disappointed should you stay here. It is also just on the doorstep of the city centre. Go for it....