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ABOUT US

A WARM WELCOME AWAITS


As the Ariel House team, we pride ourselves on being welcoming, attentive and professional towards all those who walk through the doors of our guesthouse in Dublin 4. Should you arrive before check-in time, we invite you in to have a cup of tea in the elegant Victorian lobby, we never turn away an early arrival. And for those special requests, let us know and we’ll do everything we can to meet it.

Our front of house, dining, kitchen and accommodation teams, all work together harmoniously, to provide our guests with a memorable and special stay. This is the Ariel House way.

JENNIE MCKEOWN - PROPRIETOR

Jennie is the proud owner of Ariel House. After graduating with a Degree in Hospitality Management, she went on to train with the Four Seasons before moving to London to work in the iconic Claridge’s. Jennie is delighted to have returned home and still works very closely with the team in Ariel House.

 

RORY DOYLE - GENERAL MANAGER

Rory has grown up in the hospitality industry and went on to graduate with a degree in International Hospitality Management from DIT. He then moved to New York working with John Fitzpatrick in the Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel. After moving back home for a short period, Rory went to the French Alps and managed a Ski Chalet company for two years. He then moved back to Dublin, working as a General Manager in Ballsbridge for a number of years before joining Ariel House in January 2018.

 

JILLY HOGAN - DEPUTY MANAGER  

Jilly has been working in the hospitality industry for many years and graduated in Hotel Management from Dundalk IT. Jilly trained under Rory’s guidance in their native town of Trim before moving to Toronto to gain experience. Jilly joined Ariel House in February 2018.

 

RECEPTION TEAM 

Cecilia, Clodagh, Shiv, Fernando and Rajan are our dedicated reception team. If you need anything throughout your stay, they are always there to provide assistance.

 

CHEFS 

Rose, Manu and Jovan are our very talented chefs, providing delicious award winning breakfasts to all of our guests. Rose has been with Ariel House since the early days with Manu joining nearly a decade ago. Jovan is new to the team but has already brought some great ideas to our breakfast offerings.  

HOUSEKEEPING 

Kamila and her team do an amazing job make sure each of our 37 rooms are cleaned to the highest standard. They are extremely hard working and are an integral part of the operation.

 

OUTSTANDING SERVICE, LONG LASTING MEMORIES


Generous servings of hospitality and service are two key ingredients of the Ariel House recipe. From the welcome at check in, through to the goodbyes when leaving, we strive to make our guests feel comfortable and well looked after throughout their stay at our Dublin 4 guesthouse.

And as the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding. In 2014, McKenna’s Guides recommended our guesthouse in Dublin as one of the top 100 places to stay in Ireland and Expedia customers, rated Ariel House as one of the top 500 hotels in the world for customer service.

BELGIUM - TRIPADVISOR
“We initially stayed for the breakfast (award-winning, had to check it out) but I will be returning for the warm and friendly people working at Ariel House.”
PITTSBURG - TRIPA
“I am saving the best for last though...the staff were AMAZING, really really amazing! Everyone was cheerful and helpful at all times. Any need was addressed immediately and fully.”
SENIOR REVIEWER - TRIPADVISOR
“But without question the best thing about Ariel House is their wonderful staff. All of them were so friendly & went out of their way to ensure we had the best stay possible.”

THE HISTORY OF ARIEL HOUSE


If you look closely, you’ll realise that Ariel House is not in fact just one building, but is made up of three splendid Victorian townhouses, seamlessly joined and charmingly laid out. Our role is to keep them alive, vibrant, cared for and open for all to enjoy.

The main house was built back in 1850, during the reign of Queen Victoria, and was originally owned by a wealthy shipping merchant and his family. To this day, you can still see many Victorian features on display throughout our Dublin guesthouse, such as the beautiful bay windows, Flemish brick work, ornate stained glass and sash windows.

Nowadays Ariel House has been sympathetically restored, offering modern amenities, but keeping the style and elegance of a time gone by.

"Over the past decade, we have carefully sourced antique period furniture for many rooms, renovated original cornices, fireplaces and windows, and carefully selected fabrics, wallpapers and furniture that respects and enhances the original architecture."

ACCOLADES & AWARDS

 

 

This beautiful house is a labyrinth of awesome rooms, each one a little different from the others. You cannot go wrong with this as your base of operations! We absolutely loved it!”

MICHIGAN - TRIPADVISOR

 

“The room was amazing, we had been upgraded to the junior suite. Complete with four poster bed, beautiful views of Dublin and extremely large bathroom. Possibly the nicest room I've ever stayed in.”

IRELAND - TRIPADVISOR

 

“My wife and I and friends, stayed at Ariel House on our last night in Dublin before flying back to the U.S. It was a wonderful experience. The hotel has charm, an outgoing and phenomenal staff and the downstairs main area as well as the rooms, are beautifully done, clean and very well kept.”

MISSOURI - TRIPADVISOR