Travel Blogs from Dublin
Early start to catch the ferry to Dublin. Entered Wales, Left Wales, Entered Wales again! Again no traffic trouble and roads were great. Boys getting used to seeing castles and complain when I get the camera out! A brief walk around Holyhead revealed absolutely nothing.......Roman Fort of sorts which was a wall. Sunday morning and the only people we saw where polishing their front doors! Ferry left on time and the sailing was very ...
... that did $5 cocktails, the bar was actually a 3 level bar with the bottom being the normal pub, 2nd level was a cocktail bar then 3rd level was the rooftop terrace bar. Dublin Day 2: Today started with a walking tour of Dublin, we walked around alot of the main sights and were told a bit of history about them. The sights we saw included the Dublin spire, Christ church cathedral, Bank of Ireland, the Oconnell statue, old Dublin post ...
... park established in Ireland when the Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish state in 1932. It is 25,000+ acres and really beautiful. We walked to Muckross House which was a really nice and much needed escape from the car. It was so beautiful here, we lay down and relaxed for a bit on the grass. It was getting late so we made our way back to the car and drove almost 3 hours to Galway. We ...
... to Trinity College, we visited O'Connell Street, Grafton Street, the Temple Bar Square area, and St. Stephen's Green ... we had some food, shopped, watched the people and street performers.
Today it was overcast and chilly at about 40 degrees F and the day was so very long but we were excited and enjoyed diving in to a new culture and continent!
- A swan gliding down the lake in St. Stephen's Green
- Star Wars Stormtrooper ...
... passports and generally waving people through. I was given a slightly harder time though as it happens, so they at least know how to spot the shady characters.
In due course they let me through, and I waited with about seven others for the ferry transfer bus. At this point I thought it would be a smaller vessel like an overgrown speed boat, or a glorified canoe of sorts, but I don't think I've ever been on a bigger ship than that ferry. It was ...
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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....