$81 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 30, 2014 Check-out: Aug 2, 2014

Ballsbridge Hotel

4 stars
Pembroke Road,, Ballsbridge, Dublin,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
59 reviews
Rugby weekend

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

  • SUFTUM
  • Mar 26, 2014
Fabulous city break

Having booked the hotel and flight via the internet and paid very cheap price we weren't expecting... See full review

  • jackiewolf
  • Jan 16, 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

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

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Hotel Map

53.3317 -6.2345
Area served
Dublin
Nearby airports
International Airport:Dublin 15 kms
Area description
The leafy and affluent suburb of Ballsbridge is a leisurely stroll from the main shopping areas of Grafton Street and St. Stephen's Green. Take a detour through Merrion or Herbert Park or stroll along the nearby canal. Take your time in choosing which award-winning restaurant you plan on dining in and which bar or nightclub you plan on visiting. Dublin has much to offer and D4 is the perfect base. The hotel is easily accessible by DART (city rail), Aircoach, Bus or Train.

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
  • The O2: 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 (59)

Ratings and reviews for Ballsbridge Hotel

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 59
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.1

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ballsbridge Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Akmaca
Dallas, TX, USA
Jan 2, 2014

New year's in Dublin

The hotel staff were amazing, hotel was very clean. Very glad I brought my own pillow, as mentioned by another reviewer, as they only give you one. Amenities in the room were fine but nothing to brag about, breakfast downstairs was expensive... cold buffet for 10 euros! It was a bit away from downtown, but not a bad cab ride. The hotel staff was very accommodating and helpful calling cabs, and offering advice on tours. You have to pay for wifi, which was a major negative aspect!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take a short walk to the train station and go north to Howth (20 minute train ride). It's a cute town on the coast with a lighthouse, and a castle, and a hike up to the peak.

Review of Ballsbridge Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Claireisabear
Dublin
Sep 25, 2013

Very good value

I had a lovely stay, room was clean and bed was comfortable. It was really close to the city centre too. :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Ballsbridge Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tori B
London, UK
Jul 16, 2013

Central and Roomy

The hotel was very nice and in a great location. The only problem was it was so hot and there was no AC and we couldn't open the window, whereas the hotel next door, where my friends were staying, had AC and it was much more bearable. Overall I would stay again. The staff was nice as well.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
London Gal
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
Review of Ballsbridge Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
cyrus23
dublin ireland
Aug 3, 2012

Average place

This place has excellent service although the all around experience was fair

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Get a bus pass

Review of Ballsbridge Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KeithT
Yorkshire, UK
Dec 21, 2011

Rugby match base

Great hotel just down the road from Aviva stadium. Massive bar area and lots of screens if you don't have a ticket. Clean lobby area and secure access to rooms. Only stayed the one night but just what was needed.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Disappointment in Dublin
USA
Aug 3, 2011

Don't be fouled by the photos

We booked at the D4 in Dublin because the photos online showed a modern hotel with public transport into the city. When we arrived, there were added fees for everything, parking and Wifi (10 minutes for 3 euro) and you could tell that at one point it had been a nice hotel, but that management had let the facade age badly. We asked for a wake up call and woke up with a male member of staff IN our room. When I asked him what he was doing he said it was our wakeup call!!! The rooms were clean, but the hotel did not live up to the photos I had seen online and that matched with poor, rude service and undisclosed service fees left us frustrated and angry.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There was a knock off Chipotle two blocks from the hotel. It was a nice refreshing and cheap meal that made us feel more at home. We have been traveling for a while so it was a nice change from the everyday. If you are looking for good Irish food, The Shack, in temple bar has an early bird 3 course meal for 15 Euros which in that area is a bargin, but you must book a table ahead of time.

Review of Ballsbridge Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Disappointment in Dublin
USA
Aug 3, 2011

Don't be fouled by the photos

We booked at the D4 in Dublin because the photos online showed a modern hotel with public transport into the city. When we arrived, there were added fees for everything, parking and Wifi (10 minutes for 3 euro) and you could tell that at one point it had been a nice hotel, but that management had let the facade age badly. We asked for a wake up call and woke up with a male member of staff IN our room. When I asked him what he was doing he said it was our wakeup call!!! The rooms were clean, but the hotel did not live up to the photos I had seen online and that matched with poor, rude service and undisclosed service fees left us frustrated and angry.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There was a knock off Chipotle two blocks from the hotel. It was a nice refreshing and cheap meal that made us feel more at home. We have been traveling for a while so it was a nice change from the everyday. If you are looking for good Irish food, The Shack, in temple bar has an early bird 3 course meal for 15 Euros which in that area is a bargin, but you must book a table ahead of time.

Review of Ballsbridge Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
roc
NJ
May 29, 2011

just short walk to AVIVA stadium

the location for our activity was good but the hotel needs a lot of remodeling for a 4 star hotel

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Leisure traveller
Mayo
Jun 23, 2010

Fantastic price for good location

I booked this hotel for the location. It is close to the city centre also, costing less than €10 in a taxi. The aircoach stop is right outside the hotel. There is a shop also located in the hotel which was unexpected but great. The only confusing point is that the Ballsbridge Inn and Ballsbridge Towers are actually the one building!!!

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