Author Archives: Ariel House

Ariel House – The History of Our Dublin Guesthouse

Did you know that Ariel House is actually a seamless merging of three splendid Victorian mansions in Ballsbridge? The main house was built in 1850, during the reign of Queen Victoria. It was originally a manor house owned and occupied by a wealthy shipping merchant and his family. The building has operated as a guesthouse […]

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Rugby Match Days At Ariel House

  As you may know, Ariel House is located but a stone’s throw away from the world renowned Aviva Stadium on Lansdowne Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Time and time again, we get to experience the thrilling atmosphere that a match day brings. There is always an air of anticipation on Lansdowne Road on the […]

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Spring Breakfast Menu

One of my favourite times of the day in our Dublin guesthouse is breakfast in the morning. I love the chatter of our guests, the sound of juices and coffees pouring and the smell of sizzling sausages on the pan. We update our breakfast menu on a regular basis to keep in tune with the […]

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Valentine’s Crafts

If you follow us on Pinterest you will know that we are partial to a bit of DIY! If you don’t already follow us, why not come over for a look, we keep our page constantly updated and share with you all of our favourite inspiration. It is a great source of ideas, recipes and […]

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Afternoon Tea Favourites

Almost two years have passed since we first made our delectable treats and hot pots of tea for our Afternoon Tea guests at our guesthouse in Dublin. Lately, I have been looking back on two years’ worth of pictures and recalling wonderful times with people I have met since then. Our Afternoon Tea service started […]

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New Year, New Steps!

We have had a particularly quiet month here in Ariel House. There has been no chinking of china or hustle and bustle of everyday life. We closed our front door just before Christmas and are in the midst of a rejuvenation project at our guesthouse in Dublin. Our charming granite steps leading up to our […]

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Christmas Pinning

We thought we would make your Christmas a little easier by putting together a few simple ideas, to make the season of goodwill go even smoother than usual for you! We are really enjoying updating our Pinterest account and have brought together some of our favourite Christmas pins in one blogpost! Make Strawberry Santas as […]

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Mulled Wine

On a cold December day there is nothing more warming than the aroma and taste of a nip of mulled wine. The scent of cinnamon sticks reminds me of Christmas and brings back lovely memories of years gone by. It’s an ever popular addition to our Christmas afternoon tea menu and never fails to please. […]

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Rose’s Mince Pies

A Christmas spread is never complete without the humble mince pie making an appearance. Light, crumbly pastry, filled with a moist fruit mixture, is a hard combination to beat and we think the ones Rose makes in our kitchen are amongst the best that you will ever taste. As always, we love to share, here […]

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Christmas Truffles

Well at last December is here and with it the anticipation of frosty days and twinkling fairy lights. Christmas is such a special time of year and brings with it a different atmosphere here in Ariel House. Homecomings, meetings of long lost friends and family gatherings all take place on our steps and in our […]

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