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Located next to the Aviva Stadium, in the leafy suburbs of Dublin’s Ballsbridge district, this beautiful Victorian house provides stylish bedrooms and a delicious breakfast menu. Rooms at the Ariel House Hotel combine 19th-century furniture with modern comforts including free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The bathrooms feature a bathtub and invigorating shower. The Dining Room serves traditional and continental breakfasts, which feature homemade chutneys, banana bread and scones. Afternoon tea can be taken in the elegant Drawing Room. The RDS and Herbert Park are both just a 5-minute walk from the Ariel. The Lansdowne Road DART and Train Station are both just over a quarter mile from the hotel. The friendly staff can provide transport information and sightseeing recommendations. Ariel House has a 24-hour front desk and provides limited free parking for guests.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Ariel House has been welcoming guests since Nov 6, 2008

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free Parking Available On Site

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1 full bed
2 twin beds
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1 twin bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Foden
    Just a delightful place to stay. Breakfast was amazing
  • Brenda
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location to the light rail is a plus. We were in the back of the facility and the rooms are all right but have seen better days, just worn. Breakfast was very good. Staff was quite helpful!
  • Megan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    everything! staff were wonderful. beautiful accommodations, and amazing breakfast
  • Debra
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The breakfast selection was excellent. The staff was extremely helpful and polite.
  • Derek
    In a lovely area a short walk from downtown Big thank you to the whole staff who were all excellent.
  • Patrick
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Friendly staff, great location and terrific breakfast
  • Frank
    The staff were excellent. The little extras that were available such as a reading room, newspapers, tea and coffee and a bath in the room along with the late check-out made for a relaxing visit.
  • David
    The breakfast was one of the best I have received in any hotel in Ireland. Just brilliant and generous. Also the staff, through the entire hotel, could not have been friendlier. Really enjoyed my stay.
  • Steven
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Ariel House is a small inn with many rooms. The staff was very helpful. There was a lot of choices for the big breakfast. The lounge was very inviting and a nice place to read. The room was spotless.
  • Brenda
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    It was in a very charming older house. Our room had a sofa and a very comfortable bed.

Property questions and answers
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  • We have purchased a Dublin pass so are keen to use the hop on hop off bus - does it pass near you?

    Good afternoon, The closest stop is about a 25 minute walk from us or there is a train station beside us that will bring you to the city, from the r..
    Answered on 2 February 2020
  • Do you offer gluten free options for breakfast?

    Yes indeed, we have various gluten free options.
    Answered on 15 October 2022
  • Are the rooms ensuite? Thanks!

    Yes! All our rooms are ensuite.
    Answered on 12 April 2022
  • Hi there If the parking spaces are full, what then are the parking options locally? Many thanks Aidan

    Dear Aidan, In addition to our own car park, there is also an on-street parking on the road outside Ariel House. However, between the hours of 8am an..
    Answered on 18 January 2022
  • Is this near to Sandymount please?

    We are about 1 km from Sandymount
    Answered on 13 March 2020
  • How close are you to the A3 Arena? Thank you

    Good morning, Thank you for your question. We are approximately 45 minutes walking to the 3Arena. Kind Regards, Deirdre
    Answered on 13 August 2021
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Host Info

Host Review Score

Ariel House Guesthouse is your home away from home in Dublin. Situated in the beautiful, leafy suburb of Ballsbridge, Ariel House is amongst Dublin’s finest guesthouses. Our award-winning breakfasts, home baked afternoon tea and prime location, make for an exceptional stay at our elegant Victorian guesthouse in Dublin 4. Our ethos is simply a dedication to delivering a combination of outstanding customer service, comfortable accommodation and locally sourced food, fresh and delicious. Our Dublin guesthouse is made up of three charming Victorian buildings, lovingly restored yet still displaying distinct Victorian era features from the Flemish brick work to the ornate stained glass and sash windows. Ariel House offers superior accommodation in Dublin 4 with the perfect blend of classic style, elegance and modern amenities. ** Please note that Ariel House is a Victorian mansion and true to its heritage there are 15 external steps leading to the main entrance. We do not have a lift in the hotel and whilst there are Superior bedrooms available at ground level, the reception and dining room are located on the first floor.
Languages spoken: English,Spanish,Croatian,Italian,Portuguese

Area info *

Amenities of Ariel House
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Private Bathroom
  • Picnic area
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Breakfast in the room
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Concierge
    • Baggage storage
    • Tour desk
    • 24-hour front desk
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • Smoke-free property
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Croatian
    • Italian
    • Portuguese

    Sustainability initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

    House rules

    Ariel House takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 3:00 PM


    Until 12:00 PM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 3 years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 30 per child, per night
    Crib upon request
    4 - 12 years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 30 per child, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Ariel House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    On site parking is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    FAQs about Ariel House

    • Check-in at Ariel House is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

    • Guests staying at Ariel House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Gluten-free

    • The nearest beach is 0.9 miles from Ariel House. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Ariel House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Room options at Ariel House include:

      • Double
      • Twin
      • Family
      • Single
      • Suite
      • Triple

    • Ariel House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Ariel House is 1.6 miles from the center of Dublin. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.