Neil Hegarty from The Telegraph Travel gives high rating to the hotel
. Many of the original features of the building have been preserved, the location is convenient, food and drink are excellent. Francesca Long from easyvoyage.co.uk
gives the hotel perhaps less flattering 6,5 out of 10. She notes that the hotel doesn't charge for use of its car parking, but baby cots cost £8.50 per night. Amenities in the rooms are quite basic, you will not find a safe or a minibar and the hotel itself lacks relaxation facilities. Fodor's Travel
ranked Schoolhouse Hotel among 11 other stylish hotels that were once used as schoolhouses.
Reviews on booking.com for this hotel are very good. It is typically described as a comfortable hotel with friendly staff. The location is said to be quiet since it is located some distance away from the city centre. Many past guests also offer high praise for the beds, which offer a restful night's sleep after a day of touring Dublin's attractions. More than one review has spoken highly of the powerful showers in the rooms, which is a relief given the problems some hotels seem to have with showers. The hotel's bar and restaurant are very popular with the locals, so it stands to reason that the reviews of their food and drinks tend to be very flattering. Among the negatives, the facility is not brand new, so guests will likely find worn-out furniture or decor scattered among the dining area and the rooms. While reviews of other hotels sometimes complain about poorly cooked dishes or incompetent staff, depending on the experience of the individual guest, this hotel appears to be an exception in this regard.
Interesting reviews can also be found on Yelp
. For instance, Cristin L. noted that he had a pleasant wedding experience at the Schoolhouse Dublin, adding that he enjoyed all the food and appreciated the rooms. Arthur N. needed to switch rooms during his visit, but his second room was perfect. Eamonn O. from the Yelp Foodie Club thought the hotel was a good place to eat because of the high-quality food. HuffPost has listed the Schoolhouse Hotel
as one of Dublin's best boutique hotels. Georgina Campbell, a leading Irish hospitality guide
, noted that although the hotel shows signs of wear and tear, it is still a busy place that is not lacking guests. She declared it was, overall, a nice place to stay. Nancy Bartlett, who writes an interesting blog on the sea and sailing
, posted a mini review of the hotel, noting that she thought the hotel was charming and unique.