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Schoolhouse Hotel

  • 2–8 Northumberland Rd. Map It
  • Georgian Dublin
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Unique building
  • Top-class Irish restaurant
  • In-room spa treatments


  • A trip to the city center
  • Fills up quickly
  • No minibars
  • No elevator

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's Review

Excuse the pun, but this converted Victorian parochial school just off the Grand Canal really is A-plus—set in a gorgeous example of 19th-century architecture complete with turrets and soaring nave (now the setting for the restaurant), this may be the most uniquely up-cycled hotel in Ireland. The headliner here is the beautiful, light-filled former chapel, now home to a classy, modern-Irish eatery set with snazzy modern chairs and topped off with an iron-work chandelier. Guest rooms—each named for a famous Irish writer and hung with a corresponding portrait—are very old-school (again, excuse the pun) luxury, with thick rugs matching the quilted bedspreads, plus beautiful oak chairs and desks, and an array of historic edition wallpapers. Enjoy the in-room spa treatments to take the edge off after a hard day's shopping.

Hotel Information


2–8 Northumberland Rd., Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland

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Hotel Details:

  • 31 rooms
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 08/11/2015

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