Ariel House Guest House - Dublin

50 - 54 Lansdowne Rd Ballsbridge Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 0  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This historic Victorian home has been remade into a spectacular bed and bath with 28 sleeping rooms, each with an individual bath room. Every room has unique period décor and authentic period furnishings. If you don’t need all of the extra’s like a gym and a swimming pool that you find in the big hotels, this may the real luxury property you have been looking for.

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking

24-hour reception


Early check-in/-out



 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


Cribs available


No pets allowed


Due to its location in the Ballsbridge district, the four-star Ariel House enjoys proximity to the main cultural and sporting venues in Dublin.

Bearing the Victorian era facade, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking.

All 37 elegant rooms are complete with 19th-century furniture and flat screen TV.

An afternoon tea is served in the Drawing Room.

DART train station is less than 500m away.

Number of rooms   37.

City Center Dublin - 1.4 mi
Airports Dublin (DUB) - 6.5 mi
Train Stations Grand Canal Dock Dart Station - 2700 ft, Connolly Train Station - 1.4 mi
Bus stop - 1400 ft
Restaurants Clyde Court Hotel (cuisine: Eastern European) - 100 ft, Berkeley Brasserie (cuisine: Continental) - 100 ft
Beaches Sandymount Strand - 5300 ft


All rooms are uniquely designed and feature TV, idd phone, complimentary Wi-Fi, iron and ironing board, complimentary tea/coffee and a mini-bar.

Dining options

An award-winning breakfast is served daily from 7.30am until 10am Monday to Friday and later at the weekends in the Dining Room that has stunning views over the Aviva Stadium.

The hotel was listed to the top places to have breakfast in the Bridgestone Top 100 2011.

The Drawing Room offers an afternoon tea.

At the hotel Ariel House guests are invited to a full english breakfast served for free. 


Free Wi-Fi is provided through the hotel.

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  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • No pets allowed

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private hotel parking is possible on site.

  • Room service
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable/Satellite television



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay at the price of EUR 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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All rooms are uniquely designed and feature TV, idd phone, complimentary Wi-Fi, iron and ironing board, complimentary tea/coffee and a mini-bar.

Standard Double Room
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Located in the Herbert Mews linked to the main house. Includes a Double Bed, ensuite with both bathroom and shower, TV, Direct Dial, Tea and coffee making facilities also there is free Wi-Fi.

Standard Twin Room
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This room is located in Herbert Mews towards the rear of the House, includes two single beds. Simple luxury and has a magnificent view of wonderful garden.

Supeiror Family Room
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Spacious room with two double beds linen in keeping with the original Victorian period features. It is perfect for family and children are welcome. Has a splending view of the leafy gardens.

Supeiror Double Room
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Situated in the main House consisting of one double bed. Appointed with Victorian elegance and has unrivalled comfort and includes all modern amenities.

Supeiror Twin Room
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Located in the main House, has two single beds. The room is tastefully appointed with luxury throws, drapes in the Victorien style. Besides it offers complimentary Wi-Fi and free parking.

Ariel House LocationWhat's nearby

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  • Airports
  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
  • General

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What's nearby

What's nearby.

Aviva Stadium, a recently constructed sporting venue is located nearby the hotel

RDS Arena, a sports stadium is also nearby

Grand Canal Theater, the city's prime theater

Convention Center Dublin overlooks the River Liffey

The O2, an up-to-date amphitheater

Tourist attractions
  • Royal Dublin Society Showgrounds
    2700 ft
  • Wild Wicklow Tour
    3000 ft
  • National Gallery
    5000 ft
Popular areas
  • Ballsbridge
    1700 ft
  • Dublin Marathon
    4600 ft
Places of interest
  • Raglan Road, Dublin 4
    1400 ft
  • 2300 ft
  • Patrick Kavanagh statue
    3300 ft
  • Oscar Wilde Memorial
    4300 ft
  • 4300 ft
  • Apostalate Of Perpetual Echarist Adoration
    4300 ft
  • Apostolic New Life Centre
    4600 ft
  • Apostolic Church
    4600 ft
  • Merrion Square 'The Pregnant Woman' Statue
    4600 ft
Train stations
  • Grand Canal Dock Dart Station
    2300 ft
Convention centers
  • 2000 ft
  • Irish International Convention Centre
    2300 ft
Sport related
Monuments and Landmarks
  • Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium
    1700 ft
  • The O2 Dublin
    4600 ft
  • National Print Museum
    2000 ft
Universities, Institutes
  • National Maternity Hospital
    4000 ft
  • Department of Taoiseach
    5000 ft

Local Attractions

  • National Gallery of Ireland
    5300 ft
    Merrion Square West, Dublin
  • National Museum of Ireland - Natural History
    1.0 mi
    Merrion St., Dublin
  • Sandymount Strand
    5300 ft
    Sandymount, Dublin
  • Government Buildings
    1.0 mi
    Merrion St., Dublin
  • Dun Laoghaire Harbour
    1.0 mi
    Queens Road, Dun Laoghaire

Near the hotel

  • National Print Museum
    2100 ft
    Garrison Chapel, Beggar's Bush, Dublin
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum
    4000 ft
    Fitzwilliam Street Lower 29, Dublin
  • Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)
    4700 ft
    Province of ConnachtIreland

Restaurants Nearby

  • Clyde Court Hotel

    60% likes this, based on 30 reviews
    Cuisine: Eastern European

    100 ft
    Lansdowne Road
  • Berkeley Brasserie

    84% likes this, based on 9 reviews
    Cuisine: Continental

    100 ft
    Lansdowne Rd

    Phone: 01 238 275

  • The Chop House

    76% likes this, based on 41 reviews
    Cuisine: Irish

    700 ft
    2 Shelbourne Road - Dublin 4
  • Roly's Bistro

    64% likes this, based on 637 reviews
    Cuisine: Grill, Bar, Irish

    1800 ft
    7 Ballsbridge Terrace

    Phone: 01-668-26-11

  • The Chophouse Gastro Pub

    81% likes this, based on 228 reviews

    1300 ft
    2 Shelbourne Road

    Phone: +353 1 660 2390

Getting there.

Dublin Airport is a short drive away .

A 24-hour coach service is available from the airport.

By car cross the motorway and take the slipway down onto the M1. On the motorway stay in right hand lane and take Port Tunnel (charges vary depending on time of day - ensure you have Euros) After the toll, continue past O2 Arena on right and cross East Link Toll Bridge. Soon after passing through the toll booths turn right at the roundabout. Continue to the second set of traffic lights.

Travel straight across this junction to another T junction. Turn left then immediate right onto Newbridge Avenue. Continue to mini roundabout on the right you will see the Aviva stadium. Ariel House is a short distance from the stadium at Number 52.

Getting around.

DART train station is less than 500m away.

A bus service with regular buses as 4, 7, 8 and 84 all run through Ariel House.

Free private parking is available.

Ariel House Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ariel House

Average guest rating

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Based on 631 reviews

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Individual guest reviews

  • Family with children

    House was warm staff helpful and breakfast was very good

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  • Older travelers

    Superb facility with Irish welcome that I observed for foreign tourists made me proud to be irish.the guest suite was lovely and breakfast excellent

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  • Single

    As my business appointments were in southside central Dublin, ariel house is a very convenient location. It is reasonable in price and quite comfortable. I had stayed here previously when John O'Brien was the owner...and have recommended it to others.

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  • Single

    Relaxed, informal atmosphere. Great break from the usual hotel chains.

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  • Older travelers

    Breakfast was good and it was quiet,access to public transport were easy.WiFi was excellent

    it need lift for heavy luggage

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  • Family with children

    I thought the location was excellent.

    But for what it was it was very expensive. It lacked a bar or social relaxing room. The rooms were ok but old fashioned and sparse. Probably would not use it again

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  • Couple

    Nice old house, quiet but in easy reach of dublin centre with a tram stop just at the end of the road, good pleasant staff with a good breakfast choice. Would recommend.

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  • Family with children

    My only problem was when I rang the hotel to look for directions I was within 500 meters of it but the staff member did not know any of the locations I mentioned to him which I could see, imagine my surprise when I found it a few meters away after driving the area for another half hour The staff who served tables etc were friendly and efficient a pleasant stay

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  • Older travelers

    Lovely breakfasts, afternoon tea, friendly staff.

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  • Family with children

    Lovely charming atmosphere. Makes a lovely change from the usual busy chain hotels.

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  • Family with children

    The rooms were spacious and relaxing. The room were clean and the breakfast was very good.

    The hotel stored our luggage after we checked out, but the bags were stored in a hallway of the hotel, not in a luggageroom so the bags were in reach of everyone that passed through the hallway. Nothing was missing when we picked up the bags, but if you have valuables in your bag it might be a good idea to have this in mind before you store your bags.

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  • Family with children

    My family and i were very impressed with how helpful everyone was. Everyone was always willing to take the extra step to help our family, would stay again, and will recommend the Ariel House to everyone who goes to Dublin.

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  • Family with children

    From the moment you walk through the door and smell the fresh brewing coffee in the sitting room you know you are in for a lovely stay. There are cakes, cookies, tea and coffee available all dayin the front siting room. The desk is always staffed and they are very helpful and polite. Right next to Lansdowne Road Rugby stadium and Dart station so very easy to get to the city centre, also a nice short walk to the city if the weather permits.

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  • Older travelers

    Very friendly and welcoming staff, breakfasts excellent, room and bed very comfortable. Nice quiet location, within walking distance of o2 arena, where we saw Tom Petty.

    Although there was nothing wrong with our room (257), would have preferred one on a higher floor, as it was a little dark.

    • Average rating
  • Group of friends

    Ambiance of the Victoriaan house and clean rooms.

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