Ballsbridge Hotel

4 Star

Dublin, Dublin

Hotel description

The Ballsbridge Hotel is in Dublin’s D4 district, next to the DART Railroad which connects guests to the centre of the city in minutes. Aviva Stadium and the RDS are also within walking distance of the hotel and the Aircoach stop is just outside the property. With private parking on site, the Ballsbridge Hotel is within easy reach of Temple Bar and Grafton Street, along with the Guinness Storehouse.

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Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

The hotel is on Pembroke Road Dublin 4

Area Description

Local atrractions: RDS, Aviva Stadium, Stephens Green, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Guinness Storehouse, National Wax Museum, Croke Park, The O2, Sandymount Beach Local shopping areas: Grafton Street, Henry Street, Stephen's Green Shopping Centre

Hotel Business Centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
Hotel Restaurant
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Vegetarian options
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Baby sitting service on request
Things To Do In The Area
  • Guided tours
  • Cycling
  • Live music venues
  • Golfing
  • Boat trips
  • Cinema
  • Concert venues
  • Go to the beach
  • Local sightseeing
  • Theatre
  • Museums
  • Comedy clubs
  • Horse racing
  • Night clubs
  • Shopping
  • Visit castle
  • Local restaurants
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
  • Theatre for shows & plays close by
  • Music venue for concerts close by
Hotel Guest Services
  • 24 hour room service
  • Concierge
  • Secure car parking at a charge
  • Barber on site
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Dry cleaning
  • Charged car parking
  • Laundry facility
  • Baby sitting on request
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Refreshments available
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Natural daylight
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Conference & meeting rooms
  • Stationery
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Beauty salon
  • Use of facilities nearby

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by Kelvin on Dec 17 2013 21:38

The hotel was excelent staff helpful,rooms clean and well appionted. Donal Meehan & Joseph Kendrick were exceptional for service, nothing was too much trouble.5 star. just watch for parking. Kelvin Cork

by geraldine on Dec 16 2013 11:12

My second time to stay here, I really like this hotel. You can tell in its day it was a very grand hotel. Rooms are big warm and clean. Staff are LOVELY. Food is 'normal' food not fancy stuff which means we always enjoy our dinner and breakfast, and they dont mind that Im Gluten free and that menu needs altering for me to pick something I can eat. Only downside is its a huge hotel so unless you come very early expect to queue for breakfast, we arrived at 10am and waited 20-30mins to be seated. Its about 7euro taxi fare into Graftin street, although you could walk it in 20mins id say.

by veronica on Dec 16 2013 10:43

we found this hotel excellent great location lovely big room service very good. veronica kildare

by Marion Foley on Dec 10 2013 19:00

Five mature ladies stayed for overnight B&B on Sat 7th Dec 2013. Very impresssed with the hotel in particular the staff were very friendly and accomodating. Rooms were lovely and we had a lovely time having a few drinks in the bar. All would stay again.

by Bridget Shannon on Dec 8 2013 17:37

Lovely stay. Pleasant staff and wonderful food. Room very clean but too close to elevator to get a good night's sleep. Drinks in bar quite expensive. Would stay there again.

by BC on Nov 12 2013 15:47

We really enjoyed our stay at Ballsbridge Hotel, we were attending a function in the RDS so it was ideal, and it is also very central for City Shopping with good transport links.I could not complain about anything, the staff were very pleasant and helpful, the food was great, and the place was very welcoming. We had a beautiful meal in the Restaurant on one night of our stay, we will definitely stay there again.

by Diarmuid Donoghue on Nov 11 2013 11:04

Having spent a night in Ballsbridge hotel, my second time there, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. the rooms were fantastic, bed was comfortable and the staff were charming. great nights stay and we got a fantastic deal on the rooms. Have yet to eat in the hotel so I cant comment on the food. so good, will be booking again with the hotel for one or two nights in Dublin over Christmas.

by fifi on Nov 1 2013 15:23

Lovely hotel and excellent customer service. I look forward to returning soon again.

by Frances Hendrick on Oct 24 2013 18:04

A great hotel , our room was beautiful , the staff were very friendly and helpful , We ate dinner at the hotel that night our meal was included and fantastic , Wonderful night would definitely stay there again , and its so close to ghe american embassy as we had a very early appointment . Great alround hotel !

by Frank on Sep 11 2013 22:58

Our stay was most satisfactory in every respect. The hotel's staff was particularly pleasant and friendly.

by Miriam Kelly on Aug 26 2013 11:37

Very comfortable stay ,huge family room,helpful and friendly staff,we had a lovely stay at the Ballsbridge hotel.

by Annie on Aug 20 2013 20:27

This hotel is very central to everything and easy to find. The hotel however has a new part An an old part, the old part is a bit dated, in Need of some paint, the door in the room wouldn't Close correctly and we were our on a corridor with a tour Bus of visitors who departed the hotel very early the following morning And had us awake. Food was very nice Staff friendly You do unfortunately have to pay for parking.

by gohnnie on Jun 29 2013 23:00

One of the best hotels we stayed in while in Dublin. Staff very friendly and helpful, food and service excellent , especially Daniel in the restaurant who paid particular attention to us and other clientele throughout the night. Would stay here again

by Geraldine on Jun 3 2013 21:23

Delighted with my recent stay, very reasonable, good location, warm and clean! Basic hotel extras so bring your own shampoo and conditioner

by johnny on May 20 2013 11:15

stayed here for the heineken cup final great value fine hotel in a very good location very clean if a little dated good buzz on a match day

by Kilkenny guests on May 19 2013 22:20

We stayed one night in the Ballsbridge Hotel and enjoyed our stay. The bedroom was roomy and very comfortable - the staff were very nice and the location was great as the bus stop was directly outside the hotel. We would stay again and recommend it to our friends.

by Niall on Apr 16 2013 11:40

Very happy with my stay, staff very frendly and helpful, breakfast excellent. I will look forward to returning.

by Mrs millar on Apr 3 2013 17:58

Great hotel very convenient to the city centre. went as a family had an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday staff and manager very helpful and kids enjoyed it. Plenty of space and bar lovely good music on too. Will definitely return

by rosemary myers on Mar 29 2013 22:13

5 star

by rosemary myers on Mar 29 2013 22:07

I rate the service, hospitiality and food 5 star, excellent

by rosemary myers on Mar 29 2013 20:47

oUR STAY WAS FABALOUS, COUTEOUS SERVICE AND GREAT FOOD. Room was warm and quiet as we requested Will definetly return for a break

by Fonda heights on Mar 18 2013 12:02

Stayed in the family room, very spacious, Excellent value. Very convenient location, great selection at breakfast. Only downside is you have to pay for parking?

by Kieran McGee on Mar 1 2013 14:32

Room was far larger than expected and bed was very comfy. Breakfast had an excellent selection and the dinner was perfect. Only minor gripe was that the shower was of the "taps in the bath" variety, which meant occasional adjustment was required to maintain a comfortable temperature.

by ann on Feb 26 2013 18:39

Good location & value! We stayed overnight B&B with an evening meal. The room was clean and a bit old-fashioned in style. It was a bit chilly and the wallpaper was torn in one spot. The bed was comfortable. Staff were very helpful and friendly & the service was very good. The food in the restaurant was wholesome and tasty.

by Peadar McSherry on Feb 25 2013 20:52

Excellent hotel, lovely staff. Great location. Great breakfast. Rooms are spacious and clean. Only little down point is that parking is charged extra and not mentioned when booking.

by davidandclann on Dec 26 2012 12:56

Staye din dec 12 on business 2 nights room was satisfactory breakfast was satisfactory facilities was satisfactory good location for ballsbrideg aviva etc a little outside the centre of town value was good parking was limited and at an extra charge

by Jacklin Mangan on Dec 23 2012 21:57

Beautiful old charming hotel, staff were like from days gone by, old fashioned quaintness, friendly and helpful. LOVED our stay and the area. :)

by Maniatv on Dec 18 2012 15:48

Location was good but very dissapointed with room ... it was not very warm & room was very dated looking. Also, not too much parking available.

by Ger Lyons on Dec 6 2012 22:59

Great location & great value! We stayed overnight B&B with an evening meal. The room was clean & comfortable. Staff were friendly & the bar was very good for a hotel. The food in the restaurant was wholesome and tasty. There was a Christmas Party night on so there was some noise but overall would totally recommend this hotel. Star Rating

by Ann on Dec 1 2012 13:39

Very enjoyable stay.Hotel was full and the staff coped very well. room and facilities were of a high standard.would stay there again.

by themank on Nov 27 2012 18:17

We had a lovely stay , the hotel & staff were great

by Limerick trip on Nov 16 2012 17:56

Wonderful atmosphere in the hotel. Our room was satisfactory the decor in the bath room was a little tired. Location perfect for shopping in the Capitol and the Aviva. Breakfast was really tasty.

by mb on Nov 14 2012 15:32

Have stayed here quite a few times but not impressed with latest room. Remote control for tv didnt work, water barely trickled out of shower. Up side, the breakfast is always good and its a lovely hotel, maybe i just got a bad room this time. Wont stop me from staying here again though, and its really ideal for Aviva stadium and the Dart.

by conor on Nov 12 2012 10:54

Excellent location, just 10 minute bus ride to city center. From airport, Air Coach drops you outside the door. Ideal for any event at the Aviva Stadium or RDS as both less than 5 minutes walk. Rooms very clean, staff welcoming and helpful, great bar and food...superb value for money, highly recommended.

by Speedy on Nov 7 2012 12:41

Staff were absolutely lovely but I felt so sorry for them having to work in such a poorly managed hotel. The night before the Dublin marathon our table of 4 was just one of several people dining in the hotel. The food was perfect but everyday seemed to be waiting a ridiculously long period of time to get their food. In fact they actually ran out of food as we had to change our order due to this reason! We were sitting near the cash register so we overheard several complaints regarding the wait. The phone and the hair dryer in my room were not working. On the plus side, very comfortable, spacious rooms, great breakfast, great location and couldn't complain in light of the fantastic value for a Dublin hotel.

by pablowe on Nov 5 2012 13:13

I would admit to not being familiar with the minutiae of hotel star ratings, but I do travel a bit and I would question the 4 star rating of this hotel...its a bit tired looking all around. On arrival we found that our 'family' room booking was a room with a single and double bed. When I questioned this I was given another room which turned out to be out of commission. On the third attempt, the room turned out to be two double beds (There are 4 of us in the family). It therefore took us 30 mins+ to get to a room which was not what we had reserved and no one wanted to come out and simply say " we don't have your room" I decided that life is too short and took what we were given. The breakfast buffet was good. The staff are very good. I met a number of friendly and helpful staff members who smiled despite being under pressure, particularly at breakfast time. The hotel is fine. I would actually stay there again but I would be aware that promises and reality can vary

by John on Nov 5 2012 11:17

I stayed here with my wife and 2 children last week 1/11/12 and was pleasantly surprised with the 'new' Ballsbridge Hotel. The check in was speedy, friendly and efficient. The room was spacious, comfortable and clean/well maintained. The Bar area and staff were so friendly and accommodating and there was a genuine friendly welcome from the General Manager who took time to engage in conversation with my family. Breakfast was superb - maybe some larger teapots (just a suggestion!) and we were served by pleasant staff. There was a great atmosphere around the Hotel and we were offered excellent value for money. We will definitely be coming back to the Ballsbridge Hotel. Well Done everybody.

by Dom on Nov 2 2012 08:42

Stayed here for one night with my wife and two children. Good location and close to the RDS and Aviva. On the face of it the hotel seems nice and most of the public areas are up to scratch. The family room was big and adequate, but tired looking and in need of a refresh. The net curtains were torn and the pull out sofa was so uncomfortable, we ended up with musical beds. There's plenty of room to have two doubles or 2 + 1 + 1 to call it a real family room. We decided to try the bar for lunch on the Saturday and were seated and handed menus pretty quickly in the almost empty bar. We asked for children menus and were told they weren't sure if they had a children's menu after several minutes of the staff not knowing what to do we decided to walk up the road to a local cafe. This also meant we ruled out the hotel as an evening meal option. Leaving the car park later the automatic barrier closed on the roof of my car, luckily I have roof rails. On returning I let reception know, but felt my feedback went unheaded. Breakfast was good the next morning and plenty of variety. Has potential, but needs to try harder on the basics.

by norma on Nov 1 2012 19:06

Nice clean hotel , Breakfast was only ok ,food in bar expensive and small quantity , not great for kids meals , had to pay 5.50 for ice cream.parking in hotel was 10.50 per night which is crazy .Staff were very friendly..

by reviewer12716894 on Oct 30 2012 12:49

Got a free upgrade when we arrived. Room was beautiful, Very large comfy bed. Food was good. Breakfast was beautiful. Great value.

by mauriice joy on Oct 23 2012 20:44

Very happy with my stay the room was very spacious and nice and warm, checkin staff very nice to deal with, i booked a family room the beds were very comfortable and the room was also clean, Bad points could do with more towels and the fried breakfast was a bit on the dry side. Good points on breakfast theres plenty of other choices for breakfast so don't be afraid to book this hotel. I will be booking this hotel again in the future i have to say.

by Aidan on Oct 23 2012 18:45

Excellent trouble free service. Friendly staff and an excellent breakfast. Very convenient to the city. Would recommend, great value for money.

by MICHAEL on Oct 9 2012 15:06

Have stayed there many times for rugby games, ideal location. Quiet spot and only 5mins walk to dart station. Smasing Italian restaurant just up road. Would recommend to anyone and will be back again. Still full from the breakfast!! Great value

by pep on Sep 20 2012 13:38

great value for money

by Tara on Sep 17 2012 11:03

Great hotel, lovely breakfast, great location

by me on Aug 22 2012 02:05

bar is fab rooms are huge bathrooms in rooms could do with being cleaned more throughly. check in process seemed to take ages. no room service availible. arrived to hotel at 10pm starving- had to get taxi to local chipper. was told vending machines availible. also have to pay for parking - would think this should be free when staying over night- not in hurry back- staff were ok but not overly friendly

by Gerry on Aug 2 2012 19:32

Stayed 2 nights, hotel room was clean and the staff were very helpful and courteous. No fault with the breakfast. The only downfall was you had to pay ten euro per night for parking, I think that is ok for one night but when you stay for more than one night it should reduce to five euro a night from the second night and maybe no charge for third night etc, something the hotel should look at to get more bookings. hotel is in a great location as there was taxis outside the and the bus routh to city center just across the road. I will stay ther again and have no problem Recommending this hotel

by mairead on Jul 17 2012 19:54

Friendly staff. Good breakfast. Room was nice and clean with tea and coffee making facilities. Plenty hot water and 2 hairdryers! Only fault was that I needed to get taxi's everywhere...... which cost an extra 60 euro over the weekend. Reception staff did book taxis as needed for you, which was very helpful. Would stay there again in the future. Even though check in time stted 3pm, staff facilitated early check in too.

by KK on Jul 16 2012 11:29

Locaton was excellent, plenty of taxi available, bus stop across the road. Room was basic & clean. WiFi was € 7.50 if required, thought this was expensive as the majority other hotels give it free. Breakfast was excellent, great choice & variety. Bar food menu was very basic and expensive and the price of alcohol was also expensive. In general we had a lovely stay.

by ursula on Jun 22 2012 12:01

Enjoyable stay in lovely hotel with staff friendly and enjoyable breakfast. Car Parking extra though which is only small gripe but would go back anytime. Thanks
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