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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

Currency Exchange: Need local currency? This property has currency exchange on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

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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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Grand Canal
    0.1 miles
  • National Print Museum
    0.2 miles
  • National Maternity Hospital
    0.3 miles
  • Origin Gallery
    0.4 miles
  • Merrion Square
    0.4 miles
  • Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium
    0.4 miles
  • Irish Traditional Music Archive
    0.5 miles
  • Grand Canal Theater
    0.5 miles
  • Aviva Stadium
    0.5 miles
Top attractions
  • Lansdowne Road Train Station
    0.5 miles
  • Fitzwilliam Square
    0.5 miles
  • Trinity College
    0.9 miles
  • Button Factory
    1.2 miles
  • Temple Bar
    1.2 miles
  • Dublin Castle
    1.2 miles
  • National Botanic Gardens
    2.8 miles
  • Dublin Zoo
    2.9 miles
  • Phoenix Park
    3.9 miles
  • Portmarnock Golf Club
    7.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River River Liffey
    0.6 miles
Public transit
  • Train Grand Canal Dock Dart Station
    0.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Dublin Airport
    6.2 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Schoolhouse Gastropub

    Food: Local

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Schoolhouse Hotel
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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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 by request
5 years old
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
€ 15 per child, per night
6 - 14 years
Extra bed by request
€ 15 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

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

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

  • Schoolhouse Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Schoolhouse Gastropub

  • Room options at Schoolhouse Hotel include:

    • Single
    • Twin/Double
    • Twin

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

    • Bus 30min

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

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

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

    • 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