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This former school from 1861 is a unique boutique hotel with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It is in leafy Ballsbridge, 10 minutes’ walk from Dublin city center.

At Schoolhouse we've all the ingredients for a good time! For culinary enjoyment without pretensions, we offer a relaxed gastro bar experience as well as more formal dining and a wonderful, spacious garden terrace.

Food is served daily, with breakfast from 7am and the gastro bar serving food until late. A warm, accessible and casual place for friends, family and colleagues, bang in the center of the city.

Convention and concert venues such as the RDS and the Aviva Stadium are 10 minutes away. Dart and bus services are less than 3 minutes’ walk away. The hotel is an official stop for the Aircoach, which departs and collects every 15 minutes, daily.

Throughout the Hotel we have a mix of both Classic & Contemporary rooms.

On site free carparking - subject to availability

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Schoolhouse Hotel has been welcoming guests since Dec 7, 2008

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

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

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Property questions and answers
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  • I have recently booked with you and I was wondering if I can pay cash in Euros to you or do I have to pay with my card?
    You can pay with cash in Euros, no problem. We'll need credit card just for pre-authorization when you check in. If you don't have it, can also be debit card.
    Answered on January 21, 2020
  • is this hotel within walking distance to the 3arena?
    Our hotel is located 2.2 km away from 3Arena; if you choose to walk, it would take approximately 30 minutes.
    Answered on March 4, 2022
  • please can you tell me is there only continental breakfast available at the moment?
    Hello there, We are offering Full Irish breakfast and continental at the moment.
    Answered on July 13, 2021
  • Is the Restaurant open on Thursday for guests
    I'm afraid during level 5 restrictions both our bar and restaurant are closed. If you would like to organise food delivered to the hotel, we would be..
    Answered on March 10, 2021
  • Hi, do you offer breakfast and if so what is the cost. Thank you
    Full Irish costs 12.95 EURO Vegetarian Breakfast cost 10.95 EURO Continental with Hot Breakfast cost 14.95 EUR
    Answered on June 6, 2022
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site

    Schoolhouse Gastropub

    Food: Local

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Schoolhouse Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar (temporarily closed)
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Ironing facilities
  • Suit press
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Schoolhouse Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM


12:00 AM - 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 15 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 - 4 years
Crib upon request
5 years old
Crib upon request
Extra bed upon request
€ 15 per child, per night
6 - 14 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 15 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.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Schoolhouse Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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

Please inform Schoolhouse Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Restaurant is closed from Mon, Dec 28, 2020 until Sun, Jan 31, 2021

Bar is closed from Mon, Dec 28, 2020 until Sun, Jan 31, 2021

FAQs about Schoolhouse Hotel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Schoolhouse Hotel by:

    • Bus 30min

  • Schoolhouse Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Schoolhouse Hotel is 1.2 miles from the center of Dublin.

    • Schoolhouse Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Schoolhouse Gastropub

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

    • Guests staying at Schoolhouse Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • À la carte

    • Room options at Schoolhouse Hotel include:

      • Single
      • Twin/Double
      • Twin

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