$73 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 25, 2014 Check-out: Dec 28, 2014

Ballsbridge Hotel

4 stars
Pembroke Road,, Ballsbridge, Dublin,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
55 reviews
Fantastic ,Friendly, Comfortable

Staff was really friendly, Rooms were clean and tidy. Wonderfully located and very good price.... See full review

  • sting
  • Aug 17, 2014
Rugby weekend

Superb hotel, friendly staff and the room excellent. Ideally situated for the Aviva stadium, The... See full review

  • SUFTUM
  • Mar 26, 2014
Great hotel just minutes from Dublin city centre

In the leafy Dublin suburb of Ballsbridge close to Aviva Stadium, Ballsbridge Hotel is just a 15 minute walk to the city centre, the O2 Arena and Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Trinity College, Dublin's cultural quarter Temple Bar and Dublin's main shopping district are also just a 15-20 minute walk from the hotel. The DART rail network (just 2 minutes from the hotel) connects guests to the surrounding beauty of Dublin's coastal villages. The Airport shuttle, the Aircoach, drops tourists right outside the hotel door.

Highlights
  • Traditional Irish pub onsite with live music at weekends
  • Organic Irish produce served in both the pub and restaurant menus
  • Close to Aviva Stadium and the RDS
  • Conference and meeting facilities for up to 850 people
Rooms

The hotel's 392 spacious guest rooms feature queen size beds, cable TV, en suite bathroom, hairdryer, writing desk, tea- and coffee-making facilities and Wi-Fi access (fees apply). One-bedroom suites offer an extra living and dining room, plus walk-in closet. Connecting rooms are available for those traveling as a group or with children.

Features
Ballsbridge Hotel is situated in the Dublin suburbs, a short trip by bus or train to the city center. The hotel houses The Dubliner Pub which provides traditional Irish fare in a cosy setting. The café in the lobby delivers light refreshments throughout the day. The hotel has a barbershop and a beauty salon. There is secure onsite car parking available (fees apply). Wheelchair accessible rooms are available.


Transportation
  • Aircoach stop outside hotel
  • Lansdowne Road DART station (.3 m/.5 km)
  • Dublin bus service outside hotel
  • Taxi service available
Attractions
  • Aviva Stadium (.2 mi/.4 km)
  • National Gallery of Ireland (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Trinity College (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • St. Stephen's Green (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
Business
  • Conference and meeting facilities and ballroom available for up to 850 guests
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • State-of-the-art multimedia compatibility
  • In-house event coordinator to assist with event planning

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Ballsbridge Hotel Rooms

Standard Double
These classic double rooms are stylish and spacious (28sqm) and just minutes from Dublin City centre. Each room offers a queen size bed with thick duvet, ensuite bathroom with shower/tub and complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, iron, tea and coffee making facilities, cable TV, writing desk and Wi-Fi internet access (charges apply). 24 hour room service, wake-up calls and daily housekeeping are among the conveniences offered. All rooms are non-smoking.
Standard Twin
These classic twin rooms are stylish and spacious (28sqm) and just minutes from Dublin City centre. Each room offers a queen bed and a single bed with thick duvets, ensuite bathroom with shower/tub and complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, iron, tea and coffee making facilities, cable TV, writing desk and Wi-Fi internet access (charges apply). 24 hour room service, wake-up calls and daily housekeeping are among the conveniences offered. All rooms are non-smoking.
Deluxe Double
These deluxe double rooms have 32sqm of floor space and are just minutes from Dublin City centre. Each room boasts a king size bed with thick duvet, ensuite bathroom with shower/tub and complimentary toiletries, walk-in-wardrobe, hairdryer, iron, tea and coffee making facilities, cable TV, large writing desk with armchairs and Wi-Fi internet access (charges apply). 24 hour room service, wake-up calls and daily housekeeping are among the conveniences offered. All rooms are non-smoking.
Deluxe Twin
These deluxe twin rooms have 32sqm of floor space and are just minutes from Dublin City centre. Each room boasts a double and a single bed with thick duvets, ensuite bathroom with shower/tub and complimentary toiletries, walk-in-wardrobe, hairdryer, iron, tea and coffee making facilities, cable TV, large writing desk with armchairs and Wi-Fi internet access (charges apply). 24 hour room service, wake-up calls and daily housekeeping are among the conveniences offered. All rooms are non-smoking.
Triple Room
These triple rooms are stylish and spacious (28sqm) and just minutes from Dublin City centre. Each room offers a queen bed and a single bed with thick duvets, ensuite bathroom with shower/tub and complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, iron, tea and coffee making facilities, cable TV, writing desk and Wi-Fi internet access (charges apply). 24 hour room service, wake-up calls and daily housekeeping are among the conveniences offered. All rooms are non-smoking.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business center
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • National Print Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Herbert Park: 0.3 mi
  • Lansdowne Road: 0.3 mi
  • Aviva Stadium: 0.3 mi
  • RDS Arena: 0.5 mi
  • Grand Canal: 0.5 mi
  • Shelbourne Park: 0.6 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 0.8 mi
  • Irishtown: 0.8 mi
  • Merrion Square: 0.8 mi
  • Dublin Docklands: 0.8 mi
  • Grand Canal Theatre: 0.9 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.9 mi
  • National Print Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Herbert Park: 0.3 mi
  • Lansdowne Road: 0.3 mi
  • Aviva Stadium: 0.3 mi
  • RDS Arena: 0.5 mi
  • Grand Canal: 0.5 mi
  • Shelbourne Park: 0.6 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre: 0.7 mi
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 0.8 mi
  • Irishtown: 0.8 mi
  • Merrion Square: 0.8 mi
  • Dublin Docklands: 0.8 mi
  • Grand Canal Theatre: 0.9 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Oscar Wilde House: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Hibernian Academy: 0.9 mi
  • Broadstone Studios XL: 1 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 1 mi
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History: 1 mi
  • National Gallery of Ireland: 1 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 1 mi
  • IMMA @ NCH: 1 mi
  • Leinster House: 1 mi
  • Economic and Social Research Institute: 1 mi
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 1 mi
  • National Library of Ireland: 1 mi
  • Taylor Galleries: 1.1 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 1.1 mi
  • The Iveagh Gardens: 1.1 mi
  • The Science Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • Dublin Port: 1.1 mi
  • Science Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • State Heraldic Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Famine Memorial: 1.1 mi
  • Pearse Street: 1.1 mi
  • 3Arena: 1.1 mi
  • Spencer Dock: 1.1 mi
  • Convention Centre Dublin: 1.1 mi
  • Mansion House: 1.1 mi
  • The Doorway Gallery: 1.2 mi
  • River Liffey: 1.2 mi
  • Dawson Street: 1.2 mi
  • Kildare Street: 1.2 mi
  • Jeanie Johnston: 1.2 mi

Dining

Breakfast
Breakfast is in Raglans Restaurant. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day according to the experts. You can enjoy yours in the tranquil ambience of Raglans. Choose between a large continental selection of freshly baked rolls, pastries, fruit, cereals and freshly squeezed juices or if you would prefer something more substantial, help yourself to our full Irish Breakfast buffet. Breakfast is served daily from 7am to 10:30am.
Bar
The Dubliner Pub Established in 1963, the Dubliner Pub has built a reputation for authentic Irish pub grub and craic that draws in many eclectic locals, so you'll be sure to experience first hand the warmth and vitality that is synonymous with any visit to our fair city. With traditional music at the weekends and big screens for all the big games, the Dubliner is the place to enjoy the craic and lively banter into the early hours of the morning.
Barber Shop
In town for an important interview or just want to impress the ladies, then pop along to Gerrard's Barber Shop just inside the door of the Ballsbridge Hotel. Established in 1972 and gaining in reputation since, you can treat yourself to a shave or a new look from a European Barber Championship gold medal winner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (55)

Ratings and reviews for Ballsbridge Hotel

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
55 out of 55
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.3
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.2

62% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Well travelled teacher
Business
Brookfield, CT
Jul 8, 2013

One of the worst experiences ever

This hotel was awful. The staff was too busy to help and was condescending when asked a question. I had to change rooms because the first one was just disgusting. The second one was worse. Mold on the bathroom ceiling, peeling wallpaper, dirty carpets, running toilets, cigarette burns in the curtains, old & chipped furniture, antique televisions. Worst experience ever. Part of the hotel in under renovation, but not my rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tigger40
Business
Croydon Surrey
Apr 28, 2013

Dublin City break

Hotel in general was good our particular room could have benefited from more lighting and certainly second pillows. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast could have done with being hotter though

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Purchase a Freedom Pass for use on the brilliant bus network for the duration of your stay it was 26 euros well spent.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Intrepid Historians
Business
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Apr 27, 2013

Good value for the money

The hotel is in need of a major refurbish, but we were told it had been scheduled for demo during the 'Celtic Tiger' economy to make way for a new convention center, since it sits so close to the new stadium. But when the bubble burst in 2008, the developer backed out, and now there's little money for the major upgrade it needs. That having been said upfront, it was a good fit for us -- not at all expensive and yet the basic comforts we needed -- ensuite bathroom with plenty of hot water and a good shower, hairdryer, coffee & tea in the room, and only about a mile from city center with a bus stop right out front. It was very clean -- fresh sheets every 3rd day and towels every day. The Dubliner Bar inside the hotel was especially good (prices & food). All-in-all, a good stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Spend plenty of time in Dublin seeing the sights and be sure to visit the tourist office on Suffolk St. (Old Stone Church). Combine this with Day Trips to all the other parts of Ireland (we did 5 in a stay of just under 3 weeks). By staying put in Dublin, it was a lot less tiring using the city as a 'home base' and leaving the driving to bus/guide folks.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
say it like it is
Business
London
Apr 3, 2013

Practical but nothing special

Not a hotel for a romantic getaway in Dublin but a very practical choice if you get good rates. The good A fancy location at the centre of lots of different types of walks, with access to good local amenities and the Aviva/RDS. The rooms are really quite large, there are vending machines in the hallway a good selection of channels on the tv. The communal parts look good. The not so good The decor is drab and dark, at one point the Do Not Disturb sign was not respected by the hotel staff, the parking and wifi cost extra (€20 per week for wifi; €9 per day for parking), the tv's signal can be fuzzy, a bit of mould in the bathroom. In essence, the rooms are tired but if you get discounted rates then it is a very cheap hotel within the exclusive embassy area of Dublin.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take advantage of the hotel location to walk to the sea which you can miss entirely if you stay more central.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travel Diva
Business
Hawaii
Mar 21, 2013

St. Patrick's day Dublin adventure

We had a great time at the balls bridge. The location was perfect. We were 5 minutes walk to the dart and 20-25 minutes walk to the city centre. There was convenient restaurants and shopping nearby for our little last minute needs. The hotel served a fabulous Irish breakfast. Their buffet included an amazing cereal and fruit spread. The staff was helpful and very nice. We wish the wifi had been free and that there had been more pillows on the beds but other than that it was a great stay. I would definitely recommend it to my friends for a economical stay in Dublin, Ireland.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sarah Azahari
Business
Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
Jan 30, 2013

Nice and Comfortable

The staff are pleasant, helpful and informative. Location - not far from city, the bus fare is only 2.15euro. The hotel provides a lot of car parks but unfortunately guests have to pay for it (not complimentary for guests). Overall our stay was magnificent and we definitely will stay here again if we come to Dublin.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Have a nice shopping by strolling along the Henry and Grafton Street or if you have time go to KIldare for the factory outlet.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lisa Lou
Business
Worksop, England
Jan 4, 2013

Excellent hotel

The hotel is situated in a lovely neighbourhood and a 15-20min walk from centre of Dublin or a very short bus journey (the stop is right outside the hotel). The hotel itself was lovely and the staff were very friendly, we particularly enjoyed the fact that the Dubliner pub next door joins right onto the hotel so you don't even have to leave the building! Excellent hotel, would definitely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Maryland
Sep 20, 2012

Convenient, great value

This was our second time staying at this hotel....first time was 3 years ago. The place was a bit shabby then, but has been upgraded and looks fine now. the value is great....rooms in other hotels in this fashionable part of Dublin will cost you three times as much. The location is excellent....a five minute ride by bus from downtown. Local buses and the airport coach stop just outside the hotel entrance. Staff is knowledgeable about surrounding area. Would certainly recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
London Gal
Business
London
Aug 31, 2012

Long weekend with the girls

Fairly average hotel for a girls' weekend away, but great staff at the front desk who were always happy to help regardless of the time of day (or night). Closely situated to the DART rail, and AVIVA stadium but quite a walk from the centre of town for those who like to stroll. I doubt we could have asked for more for the great deal we got for hotel and flights, however small details could have been monitored better such as bath towels without holes. Would return to this hotel provided the deal was right, and perhaps if I was going to watch rugby. But if you want to be in the heart of the action, I would probably pick a different hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mpkh
Business
ireland
Aug 29, 2012

great hotel for dublin city break

we had a really good stay at this hotel. check in staff very good room excellent tea / coffee facilities. clean well run and a bus into the city stops just outside the door.we stayed here for the tall ships excellent value , great food . pub beside hotel very good also.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

great menu in bar.

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