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A Little Bit about Ariel House

Dublin B&BIn the shadow of the contemporary glass structure of Aviva Stadium, Ariel House is your perfect base for all you need to do around the city of Dublin.

Located on tree-lined Lansdowne Road, we are housed in a Victorian townhouse (well, actually three) that have been lovingly renovated and updated to provide a tranquil and yet central retreat. The history of the main house dates back to 1850 when it was build for a wealthy merchant shipper. In 2002 the McKeown family took over the property, which has been running as a small hotel since the early 60’s. They’ve invested both time and money into reviving it – sourcing antique furniture to compliment the period of the house and restoring the original features such as the cornices, fireplaces and windows. The careful selection of fabrics, wallpapers and furniture enhances the architecture.
There are thirty seven bedrooms at Ariel House ranging from standard rooms in our new wing at the back of the property to superior rooms and junior suites housed in the original buildings.

Along with our award winning breakfast we also offer afternoon tea. The owner, Jennie McKeown, was trained at Ballymaloe Cooking School where she took a 12 week Professional Cookery Course, so the ethos of the school greatly influences our own food philosophy.

City centre, such as Trinity College, is a good 25 minute walk from our guesthouse, however, public transportation such as the DART and buses are nearby. The airport is only half an hour in a cab and attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse is 15 minutes in a cab. Both the Aviva Stadium and RDS Stadium are about a five minute walk away and host both sporting and music events.

The efforts of the McKeown family and indeed the entire staff of 25 here at Ariel House is paying off. In 2012 we received Guesthouse of the Year from Georgina Campbell Guide and we were listed as one of the Top 100 Places to Stay in Ireland thanks to the Bridgestone Guide 2013.

More information about Ariel House is on our main website or don’t hesitate to contact us directly with any other queries you may have.

The Ariel House Team

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