As the Ariel House team, we pride ourselves on being welcoming, attentive and professional towards all those who walk through the doors of our guesthouse in Dublin 4. Should you arrive before check-in time, we invite you in to have a cup of tea in the elegant Victorian lobby, we never turn away an early arrival. And for those special requests, let us know and we’ll do everything we can to meet it.

Our front of house, dining, kitchen and accommodation teams, all work together harmoniously, to provide our guests with a memorable and special stay. This is the Ariel House way.

  • Jennie McKeown

    Jennie is the proud owner of Ariel House. After graduating with a Degree in Hospitality Management, went on to train with the Four Seasons before moving to London to work in the iconic Claridge’s. Jennie is delighted to have returned home as General Manager and is relishing being back at the helm of Ariel House.

  • Bríd McAuliffe

    Bríd began her career with a Degree in Hospitality Management and completed a post graduate at The Breakers Resort, Florida. Bríd worked with the Gibson Hotel for four years. In her current position as Deputy General Manager, her passion is to provide every guest with the most memorable experience.

  • Reception Team

    Cecilia, Lucas, Tariq and Fernando make up the reception team at Ariel House. They are passionate about hospitality and it shows. If anything is needed during your stay, don’t hesitate to ask, the team are always on hand to provide assistance to our guests.

  • Rose the Chef

    We receive excellent reviews for our breakfast and afternoon tea and it’s all thanks to Rose and the hard working kitchen team. Rose has been with Ariel House since the early days and is truly impassioned with locally produced seasonal ingredients. Each and every dish that leaves the kitchen, is cooked to order and must meet her high standards.


Generous servings of hospitality and service are two key ingredients of the Ariel House recipe. From the welcome at check in, through to the goodbyes when leaving, we strive to make our guests feel comfortable and well looked after throughout their stay at our Dublin 4 guesthouse.

And as the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding. In 2014, McKenna’s Guides recommended our guesthouse in Dublin as one of the top 100 places to stay in Ireland and Expedia customers, rated Ariel House as one of the top 500 hotels in the world for customer service.

  • “We initially stayed for the breakfast (award-winning, had to check it out) but I will be returning for the warm and friendly people working at Ariel House.”

    Belgium - TripAdvisor

  • “I am saving the best for last though...the staff were AMAZING, really really amazing! Everyone was cheerful and helpful at all times. Any need was addressed immediately and fully.”

    Pittsburg - TripAdvisor

  • “But without question the best thing about Ariel House is their wonderful staff. All of them were so friendly & went out of their way to ensure we had the best stay possible.”

    Senior Reviewer - TripAdvisor

The history of Ariel House

If you look closely, you’ll realise that Ariel House is not in fact just one building, but is made up of three splendid Victorian townhouses, seamlessly joined and charmingly laid out. Our role is to keep them alive, vibrant, cared for and open for all to enjoy.

The main house was built back in 1850, during the reign of Queen Victoria, and was originally owned by a wealthy shipping merchant and his family. To this day, you can still see many Victorian features on display throughout our Dublin guesthouse, such as the beautiful bay windows, Flemish brick work, ornate stained glass and sash windows.

Nowadays Ariel House has been sympathetically restored, offering modern amenities, but keeping the style and elegance of a time gone by.

Original Victorian
stained glass windows
with cornicing
The Drawing Room is the
heart of Ariel House
Enjoy your stay
with us at
Landsdowne Road
Our special 1960’s
Waterford Crystal

Over the past decade, we have carefully sourced antique period furniture for many rooms, renovated original cornices, fireplaces and windows, and carefully selected fabrics, wallpapers and furniture that respects and enhances the original architecture.

Accolades & Awards

“This beautiful house is a labyrinth of awesome rooms, each one a little different from the others. You cannot go wrong with this as your base of operations! We absolutely loved it!”
Michigan - TripAdvisor

“The room was amazing, we had been upgraded to the junior suite. Complete with four poster bed, beautiful views of Dublin and extremely large bathroom. Possibly the nicest room I've ever stayed in.”
Ireland - TripAdvisor

“My wife and I and friends, stayed at Ariel House on our last night in Dublin before flying back to the U.S. It was a wonderful experience. The hotel has charm, an outgoing and phenomenal staff and the downstairs main area as well as the rooms, are beautifully done, clean and very well kept.”
Missouri - TripAdvisor