$72 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 4, 2014 Check-out: Sep 5, 2014

Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge

3 stars
Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Dublin, 0
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
94 reviews
Excellent Spot in Dublin

A beautiful hotel located in an upscale quiet Dublin neighborhood, but still has convenient access... See full review

  • Brett Luke
  • Feb 26, 2014
Excellent experience

We stayed at Bewleys Ballsbridge for 15 nights whilst visiting family in Dublin and nearby towns.... See full review

  • Mister and Misses Us
  • Dec 6, 2013
Magnificent 19th century restoration in Dublin’s business district
Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge is located in the heart of Dublin's business district, adjacent to the Royal Dublin Society.  A short train ride from the nearby DART station takes guests to the city center. Housed in a magnificent 19th century building, the hotel offers business and family-friendly accommodations which include connecting rooms, facilities for children and conference and meeting rooms. Dining facilities include the Brasserie Restaurant, complete with a children's menu and games, as well as the stylish Tom's Bar for pub fare and snacks.

 

Highlights
  • Situated in the heart of Dublin's business district, adjacent to the RDS complex
  • Family-friendly hotel with connecting rooms, kids menus and games
  • Three restaurants
  • High-speed Internet access
Rooms
Rest peacefully under plush duvets in sound-proof rooms with plasma TV, free high-speed Internet access, tea and coffee station and clothes care amenities. Connecting rooms keep families together while ensuring privacy and wheelchair adapted rooms make it easy to get around. For guests seeking a deluxe stay, superior accommodations are available in the grand Thomas Prior wing. Rooms are furnished in mahogany wood with richly-colored décor. A luxury suite offers a separate lounge area and marble bathroom. Bathrobes, slippers and toiletries are included with all deluxe rooms.

 

Features
Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge is housed in a grand 19th century school building with many original characteristics. The hotel features three restaurants serving meals, refreshments and pub fare, as well as private dining rooms. The recently-restored period building, Thomas Prior Hall, is available for special events and holds up to 300 guests. Families travelling with children can make use of amenities such as connecting rooms, kids' menus, babysitting (book in advance), high chairs, cribs, games and toys in the Brasserie restaurant. The hotel and all guest rooms are wheelchair accessible. Conference facilities include Wi-Fi access, audiovisual equipment, on-site parking and refreshments.

 

 

Transportation
  • DART at Sandymount Station
  • Taxi service
Attractions
  • National Gallery of Ireland
  • St. Stephen's Green
  • Dublin Castle
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • National Aquatic Center
  • Temple Bar
  • Trinity College
Business
  • Thomas Prior Hall with capacity for 300 guests
  • 7 Meeting rooms
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Onsite parking
  • Refreshments and lunch included in day rates
  • Situated close to RDS Arena

Hotel Map

53.3262 -6.2246
Area served
Dublin.
Nearby airports
Dublin International Airport.
Area description
Bewley's Hotel, Ballsbridge is located a short distance from the city centre, adjacent to the RDS, Avvia Stadium grounds in the heart of Dublin's exclusive business district & embassy belt.

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Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge Rooms

Standard room
The room offers one twin and one double bed and includes Bathroom amenities, Color TV, Disabled facilities, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Modem / data port connection, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone and voicemail.

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
General
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking

Nearby points of interest

  • RDS Arena: 0.2 mi
  • Herbert Park: 0.5 mi
  • Aviva Stadium: 0.6 mi
  • Lansdowne Road: 0.6 mi
  • National Print Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Donnybrook: 0.9 mi
  • Irishtown: 1 mi
  • Shelbourne Park: 1 mi
  • Grand Canal: 1 mi
  • University College Dublin: 1.2 mi
  • Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre: 1.2 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 1.3 mi
  • Dublin Docklands: 1.3 mi
  • Merrion Square: 1.4 mi
  • RDS Arena: 0.2 mi
  • Herbert Park: 0.5 mi
  • Aviva Stadium: 0.6 mi
  • Lansdowne Road: 0.6 mi
  • National Print Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Donnybrook: 0.9 mi
  • Irishtown: 1 mi
  • Shelbourne Park: 1 mi
  • Grand Canal: 1 mi
  • University College Dublin: 1.2 mi
  • Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre: 1.2 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 1.3 mi
  • Dublin Docklands: 1.3 mi
  • Merrion Square: 1.4 mi
  • Dublin Port: 1.4 mi
  • Grand Canal Theatre: 1.4 mi
  • Broadstone Studios XL: 1.4 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Royal Hibernian Academy: 1.5 mi
  • Oscar Wilde House: 1.5 mi
  • The O2: 1.5 mi
  • IMMA @ NCH: 1.5 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 1.5 mi
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History: 1.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Ireland: 1.5 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 1.5 mi
  • Economic and Social Research Institute: 1.6 mi
  • Leinster House: 1.6 mi
  • The Iveagh Gardens: 1.6 mi
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 1.6 mi
  • Spencer Dock: 1.6 mi
  • Taylor Galleries: 1.6 mi
  • National Library of Ireland: 1.6 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 1.6 mi
  • Convention Centre Dublin: 1.6 mi
  • The Science Gallery: 1.6 mi
  • Science Gallery: 1.6 mi
  • State Heraldic Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Famine Memorial: 1.6 mi
  • Pearse Street: 1.7 mi
  • Mansion House: 1.7 mi
  • River Liffey: 1.7 mi
  • Rathmines: 1.7 mi
  • Jeanie Johnston: 1.7 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The Brasserie Restaurant & Lounge bar offer a selection of dishes & lite bites to suit the most discerning of palettes. Lunch is served 12-2.30pm. Dinner is served 5.30 - 9.30pm. Breakfast is at 10 euros per person per day (approx). A 3 course dinner is at 25 euros per person (approx).

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
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 (94)

Ratings and reviews for Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
94 out of 94
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.3

98% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mister and Misses Us
Sandy, Utah
Dec 6, 2013

Excellent experience

We stayed at Bewleys Ballsbridge for 15 nights whilst visiting family in Dublin and nearby towns. The hotel itself is in a fine, elegant old building. The structure and grounds are classically beautiful while the inside has been thoroughly modernized with modern acouterments. The rooms are sizable with plenty of space for clothing and travel gear. Free wireless at the hotel made internet access a non-issue. The location at Ballsbridge on Merrion Road is 15 minutes or less from absolutely anywhere in the greater Dublin area. Easy access to taxi and bus services as well as available underground parking at the hotel itself made this a perfect site considering the dearth of parking on street in such a compact and lively city. The Brasserie restaurant was marvelous. The food was plentiful and delicious, well prepared and the serving staff are polite, efficient and non-intrusive. The Bar oozes 'old world' charm and the coffee bar is always quick and easy for those on the run, needing a cuppa and a sandwich for a quick bite. The only things I would suggest are lacking are no mini-fridge in the rooms and no in-hotel gift shop. These in no way however detracted from our enjoyment of our stay at this fantastic gem in Dublin's fair city!! We will DEFINITELY be staying here again!!

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

If you are a late night snacker, have a supply available in your room as room service is not available 24 hours. Also, if you plan on walking about bring a comfortable pair of suitable walking shoes. Your feet will thank you! Also, Dublin is militantly green. If you plan on shopping, bring a bag of your own or be prepared to purchase a bag at the shop. No 'throw away' culture here!

Review of Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Salt Lake City, Utah
May 28, 2010

Bewley's Hotel Ballsbridge Ireland

The accomodations were just great. The room was clean and well kept, as was the entire establishment. The hotel pub was a great place to watch a football match or just sit back and relax a little. (I did both and enjoyed both.) As far as location, I couldn't imagine a more prime spot t ostay. I wasn't more than 15 minutes away from anything. The only complaint that I had (and it might sound ridiculous) is that the cleaning staff was overzealous. Despite my "Do Not Disturb" door hanger and my repeated requests for privacy, the cleaning staff refused to be ignored. One day a staff member walked into my room, even as I was calling out for him to stop, to find me just out of the shower and not exactly ready for guests. It bothered me quite a bit. Other than that, an outstanding place. One other thing, the hotel is right across the street from the football stadium, so check to make sure there are no matches. Imagine being next door to Staples Center on a Laker's game night.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ptbookworm
kalamazoo, mi
Jul 21, 2009

out of the way but clean

out of the way for sightseeing in Dublin but right on the bus line for aircoach which goes to the airport. absolutely request a quiet room away from the glass recycling which was right outside our room at 2 AM! (other reviewers had written this and we forgot)

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Lansing, MI
Nov 13, 2009

Great location, nice rooms, fair price

The outside of the hotel was gorgeous and was only a few blocks from the Sandymount DART station, which was really convenient. The room themselves were good, not great, but good. Overall, I was pleased with the hotel for the price we paid.

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

The Brasserie, located on the bottom floor of the hotel, is definitely worth a try.

Review of Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago, IL
May 22, 2009

Great time in Dublin

Bewley's did a great job hosting us during our 4 day stay in Dublin. Great clean rooms, and excellent access to downtown via the busses and DART. Handy, excellent home away from home.

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

The DART day trip ticket of apx. 6 euros ea. was a great deal. We visited seaside towns north and south of Dublin for a whole day, from the local station. Great unsung amenity.

Review of Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Canadianeh
Pawleys Island, SC
Jun 30, 2009

Better than basic: quiet neighbourhood

Beautiful surroundings in an old but renovated building with great style. Rooms are basic, but comfortable. There was a reasonable (comparatively) breakfast (full English) for E9.98 when we were there, but we picnicked in the room for less. There's no local pub or other restaurant. There's an classy Tesco up the street with all you could want for any picnic. It's a 15 min. bus ride to the center, but the bus comes frequently and is a quick ride in. Avoid buses once in the centre on Thursday and Saturday, including the hop-on/off (which is also a good deal). There's a free Internet access computer in the lobby, but wifi is free throughout if you bring your laptop. Dirty linens were changed when needed without request: great! We were glad we chose the quiet and calm of the inner suburbs. If your needs are simple, this is for you: clean, modern bathroom to top it all off. Yay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Not Applicable

When in the city center, take a quick side-step to Trinity College and eat for cheap in the Buttery. Not open weekends, but great food for the best price in town. We had sweet and sour pork for E5.00: a piled high plate with rice. It's cafeteria style and a bit noisy, but you can't beat it anywhere in town.

Review of Bewleys Hotel Ballsbridge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bornagainrunner
York UK
Oct 31, 2012

Perfect for us!

Stayed here whilst running in the Dublin marathon. Ideally situated next to the RDS for registration. Travelled from the airport using the Aircoach, which was brilliant value and stopped right outside the hotel. Our room was large, comfortable and immaculately clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. There are plenty of restaurants and bars nearby, and the brasserie in the hotel had plenty of choice and was very reasonably priced. The city centre is an easy walk of just over a mile, or there are plenty of buses. The hotel came highly recommended to me, and I can see why.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sambo
Kerry
Jul 7, 2014

Great Place Awful Coffee

Bewleys is always great, efficiently run, friendly, clean, beautiful old building that was once a gir'l's orhphanage run by masons. However, their coffee is appallingly bad in the cafe, mind-boggling since their entire brand is coffee orientated. Food in salad bar had obviously not been freshly prepared on a Sunday. God if they could only get catering right.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Brett Luke
Boston, Ma
Feb 26, 2014

Excellent Spot in Dublin

A beautiful hotel located in an upscale quiet Dublin neighborhood, but still has convenient access to City Centre!

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Chicago
May 31, 2009

Beautiful hotel

Bewley's Hotel was a well-kept old hotel in a very nice area of Dublin.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
norman, Ok
Jun 11, 2009

brewelys at Balls bridge

clean rooms reasonable price rooms, staff helped plan tours, travel tickets or anything we needed. The hotel was great and beautiful. Great feeling staying in an old Masonic Orphanage for girls, it was very peaceful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

use the taxi, bus service or rail service, rental cars are not for us. Drivers wild in Dublin.

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