Aberdeen Lodge

Dublin 4, Co. Dublin

The garden-blessed Lodge is quiet, friendly, cleancut and smart. Family-run and with great staff - award-winning breakfasts too


17 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Pat fought hard to start his super little hotel amid the Regency mansions and embassies of leafy Ballsbridge. He won the neighbours over by promising to protect their peace and quiet and Aberdeen Lodge is indeed a refuge from the hullabaloo of Dublin city, yet the metro is close enough to catapult you back into the fray within minutes. Pat is a friendly hotelier, with a quiet deferential manner and his logo on the bathrobes, for whom nothing is too much trouble. His Irish staff have helpful charm, too. This modest Victorian villa has been cleverly converted into a variety of contemporary rooms with all mod cons and Egyptian cotton sheets. Candy-striped curtains remind you that the seafront is only 200 yards away and Biedermeier-style furniture adds a touch of luxury. Rooms at the back look over the good big garden onto a cricket pitch, an unusual sight in a country devoted to Gaelic football. Everything seems to run effortlessly and Pat’s partner Ann’s award-winning breakfast to piped classical music is deeply revitalising. Ideal for those wanting the best of both worlds in this fair city.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
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Room service menu €15-€30. Wine €25.


Nightly price
from €120
2 Triples
From €120
2 Suites for 2
From €199
11 Twin/doubles
From €120
2 Family rooms for 4
From €120


Spent six days here and loved everything about Aberdeen Lodge: wonderful location, great room, superb breakfasts and extremely delightful staff.

Jan, Wijer

Wonderful place to stay. Away from centre but very well located for good bars and restaurants and close to DART train to city centre

Torrens, Oxford

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pat Halpin

  • Visit the Grand Library to see the amazing Book of Kells - illuminated illustrations of the Christian Gospels dating from 800AD.
  • Take a tour of the Guiness Storehouse hear the tale of Ireland's most famous beer, and then taste it up at the rooftop bar overlooking Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains.
  • Other Dublin must-dos are the Kilmainham Gaol, Christchurch Cathedral, St Patrick's, St Stephen's Green and then grab a coffee at the Museum of Modern Art before enjoying the exhibitions there.
  • Just a little further off are Malahide Castle and there is some fabulous walking in the Wicklow Mountains.
  • Lively Dublin is stuffed full of cafes, friendly pubs, cobbled streets, restaurants and shops and is a cradle for literature, music, art, craft and design - just absorb it and enjoy it!