A Victorian schoolhouse dating from 1861, this beautiful building has been successfully converted into an exquisite boutique hotel that is (ahem) ahead of its class. Its 31 cosy bedrooms, named after famous Irish people, all have king-sized beds, big white quilts and loudly patterned headboards. The Canteen bar and patio bustles with local businessfolk in summer.

Property description

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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 centre.

The Schoolhouse Restaurant is housed within former classrooms and offers French and modern Irish food. Schoolhouse Bar has a vibrant atmosphere and oudoor seating, and serves gastropub food.

Convention and concert venues such as the RDS and Lansdowne Road 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.

Guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi, king-size beds, LCD TVs, free movies and William Morris designs. Bathrooms have a Victorian-style power shower.