Not only is this absolutely one of Dublin's best guesthouses, but it's also a carefully guarded secret, known only to those who dare stay a short train ride away from the city centre. Their reward is a luxurious house with a level of personalised service as good as you'll find in one of the city's top hotels.
Most of the stunning rooms have either a four-poster, a half-tester or a brass bed to complement the authentic Edwardian furniture and tasteful art on the walls. The suites even have fully working Adams fireplaces. As there is one member of staff for every two rooms, the service is exceptional, not to mention totally hands-on and very courteous. An added touch for international guests is the 'meet and greet' service at Dublin Airport, where a driver will collect you and your baggage and escort you to the hotel in a town car (book it in advance).
On tree-lined Park Avenue in Ballsbridge, an exclusive area of Dublin, Aberdeen Lodge is a luxury Irish Edwardian property. With excellent reviews from leading guides, it often features in Bridgestone's Top 100 Places to Stay in Ireland.
The large rooms combine comfort with all the needed facilities. Four-poster beds and period furniture feature. Full bathrooms indulge you with aromatherapy toiletries, robes and slippers.
Enjoy real local dishes in the conservatory, whilst overlooking beautiful gardens. Take afternoon tea or fine wines in the drawing room or library, where you can relax with a newspaper or a book from the shelf.
Aberdeen Lodge is close to RDS, Lansdowne Road and offers secure free parking. It is conveniently located close to the city's bus and DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) systems.