Posted Oct 10, 2016
My husband and I stayed for 4 nights in Oct. 2016. Ariel House represents Irish hospitality at its finest. The Victorian house gives an historic air that you just can't find at an average hotel, but the best thing about the Ariel House was the people. We felt welcome as soon as we walked in the door. We were exhausted after traveling all night, and even though we arrived early, they accommodated us quickly. Every employee treated us as if our comfort was of the utmost importance. Once the gentlemen who worked evenings knew our preferences, he would ask us if we needed something before we even mentioned it. For instance, we requested ice. We didn't even have to mention it after the first time. If he saw us enter the drawing room, he would not only offer coffee and tea but ask us if we needed ice, too. We loved the cakes and cookies in the drawing room every afternoon. Not only were they delicious, but they were perfect for holding us over until we decided our dinner plans. The Ariel House was right next to Aviva Stadium and a quick walk to a DART station, where we could easily catch the train into Dublin. Several restaurants were in walking distance. I HIGHLY recommend it, and I would definitely stay here again if I were ever back in the area.