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Schoolhouse Hotel
Photograph: Courtesy Booking.comSchoolhouse Hotel

Time Out says

Atmospheric accommodations situated on a tree-lined road in the residential village of Ballsbridge along the Grand Canal

With origins in the Victorian era, Schoolhouse Hotel served as an actual school until 1969 and was converted into a 31-room hotel in 1997. Luckily, many of the original features, like turrets, soaring ceilings, and timber staircases, remain. In homage to the building’s past, each room is named for an influential figure in Irish history. With king beds, colourful quilts, antique oak desks, special edition wallpaper, flat-screen TVs, and a photograph of their namesake, the quaint lodgings are well above-par. Nothing displays the hotel’s architectural beauty better than the restaurant, though. Period details like exposed beams and an ironwork chandelier extend a warm contrast to the modern Irish-French cuisine.

Time Out tip: Parking is free but limited, so reserve a spot ahead if you’re coming by car.

3fe: For quality take-away coffee and brewing necessities
Oscar Wilde Memorial: For an aptly colourful depiction of one of Ireland’s literary legends
Osteria Lucio: For surprisingly authentic Italian eats
Cellar Bar: For lunch or pre-dinner drinks in an old wine vault

Written by
Elizabeth Smith


2-8 Northumberland Rd, Dublin 4
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