Ratings based on 1,566 Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5
78% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin – Very Very Very Good Ho

Posted 22-Mar-2017
Pros: Clean and polite staff. The lobby with a massive, comfortable, and clean seating area has good Wi-Fi and settees to work away on a laptop or meet with
Cons: Ballsbridge hotel is let down by not providing a fridge as standard and its placement in the room just spoils the look and feel. The fridge is placed
Location: You can get to the hotel by bus easily from the airport by getting on the Aircoach with Wi-Fi that drops you right in front of the hotel The same is
This is a very good hotel that is let down by not paying attention to small detail. I’ll definitely stay again. The staffs are all polite and with smiles on their faces at all times. Though not in central Dublin, its location is perfect for getting to the centre of Dublin by bus, taxi or even a brisk 20 minute walk. I booked a room with double occupancy but was given such a room but with two comfortable beds joined together. I was immediately given a room with a double bed once I requested a change. Each room has a flat screen TV, en-suite power shower / bath with toilet and extra pillows, kettle and cups (Complementary tea / coffee, milk and sugar. There isn’t a fridge by default but one was provided on request (No mini bar which wasn’t a problem). TV channels were plentiful and all in English. The free Wi-Fi is excellent everywhere in the hotel with my smartphone and PCs connecting without any problems. Rooms are all floors are accessible with two modern working lifts in use. Rooms are cleaned daily. Breakfast is a combination of full English and continental – take your pick. I have to say one of the best in terms of taste and quantity. Breakfast selection of breads, variety of fruits, cheeses, scrambled egg, pancakes, sausages, yogurts, cereals, with tea, coffee or fruit juices (Orange, Grape Fruit and Apple). Balls. Ballsbridge hotel is let down by not providing a fridge as standard and its placement in the room just spoils the look and feel.
5out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Texas

great hotel, can walk to city center

Posted 19-Mar-2017
The Ballsbridge was well located within easy walking distance of the city center. The staff and facilities were excellent, great customer service. Really took good care of us!
4out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Suffolk UK

A great stay as usual

Posted 11-Mar-2017
Stayed here a few time and it never disappoints. Clean and well kept hotel with lots of great local pubs and only a 20 minute walk from the centre.
4out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 10-Mar-2017
All ok, a bit outdated, but clean and in great location.
3out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Belfast

Rugby/shopping Weekend

Posted 01-Mar-2017
Pros: Location. Nice rooms.
Cons: Food in the restaurant wasn't great a bit too expensive and limited choice.
Location: Great place to stay if you are going to the Aviva stadium, or want somewhere out of the city centre.
Ballsbridge Hotel is a five minute walk from the Aviva stadium which is why I choose this location. Great atmosphere in the hotel for the Ireland and France rugby match. The staff laid on a Bar disco and BBQ for the fans who were staying at the Hotel. A thoroughly pleasant weekend trip. The downside was that we were a taxi ride into the town centre which cost from 10 euro to 17 euro each trip. Lots of road works going on in order to upgrade the city centre which was a bit of a pain but will be worth it when finished. Dublin is great for shopping, bars and food and friendly people.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller from UK

Not ideal but fine if you just need a sleep

Posted 28-Feb-2017
A lot of noise with ongoing work. Lift constantly broken. Hotel badly needs updated, especially for the price you pay for the room. Our room wasn't in a great condition with flaky paint, stained bed runner, broken plug sockets. On a side note, fantastic deli just 2 minutes down the road called 'Rolys'
1out of 5
by A verified traveller from Waterford

Breakfast worst ever

Posted 28-Feb-2017
Fire alarm went off at 2.30. That's OK. Nobody checked the rooms. Young man on reception did not know what to do hundreds off people stood in reception for 40 minutes no fire engine called. What if it was real.
4out of 5
for Business Travellers
by A verified traveller from USA

Good business/conference hotel

Posted 19-Feb-2017
Pros: It is a practical hotel for conferencing and other business. Family groups etc also seemed to find it an attractive place to stay.
I spent almost a week there for a conference. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and they ensured that the conference ran smoothly. The rooms were comfortable although showing signs of aging design. But everything was clean and functional. The hotel at first appears to be a bit isolated but there are numerous restaurants and pubs within about 10 minutes walk through very safe, well lit areas. The default option of the hotel bar and food were quite acceptable, but over a week some variety was was welcome.
3out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Tampa, FL

Not the best location for a tourist.

Posted 03-Feb-2017
Very friendly staff! Hotel is a 20 minute bus ride from the city center where most of the action happens, although the on site bar and restaurant keeps things hopping downstairs. Unfortunately you can hear the patrons in your room when they spill outside. I was there for 3 days, the room was nice, but housekeeping was lacking. My plates from the first night's dinner where still in the room when I checked out.
2out of 5
by A verified traveller from london

Poor quailty room

Posted 31-Jan-2017
Cons: price to reflect the poor facilites
Location: good coach service to airport but quite a way of of central dublin shop area
room 353 overlooks a huge building site, work starts at 7am expected better room facilities for price poor tv channels no cnn or business tv etc no mini bar room needs upgrading.