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About Andorra B&B

Nuala and Fionan Clifford purchased the Andorra Bed and Breakfast in 1995 and have led a very busy life since then. Their two sons, James and Eugene, who were just 5 and 1 years of age at the time grew up here and attended the local Star of the Sea primary school in Sandymount and St. Michael's College on Ailesbury Road, just around the corner.
Fionan is a surveyor who works from home but he is also the chief cook at breakfast. We have enjoyed our last 18 years running Andorra B&B and can honestly say we had some wonderfully interesting and kind guests who make it all worthwhile.

Our house is Edwardian in style and was built around 1903. The Edwardian style was a revolt against the mass production and pomp of the Victorian era. The Edwardian era still continued to use some Victorian ideas but is different in its use of timber boarded doors, leaded casement windows, some small paned sash windows, porches, verandas, tiled roofs with wide overhanging eves and late Georgian style plain fanlights. Our house features in the 1911 census but not the 1901. The listing was a Methodist family and a Roman Catholic Female Servant.

Staying at Andorra B&B Dublin, your home from home, will be in the exclusive Ballsbridge area, opposite the British Embassy, and close to the RDS, Aviva (Lansdowne Road) sports stadium, the 3Arena, Grand Canal Theatre, St. Vincent's Hospital and many more. See the other tabs for more information.

Andorra B&B has proudly earned the 4 star rating by Bord Fáilte.

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For the best rates and service,
call us on (Ire +353) 01 6689666
email us at andorrabb@gmail.com
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Contact us by email, phone or form

Nuala and Fionan can be contacted by phone, email or the form below:
Telephone: (Ire +353) 01 6689666
Email: andorrabb@gmail.com

We are happy to answer any questions and take bookings via email and phone. We are generally available from 8am to 11pm (GMT +00:00) for calls.

Use our contact form, email or phone number to contact us at Andorra today.


Our facilities and local amenities

You will have multiple facilities in the room and in the area. As we mentioned, there are tea and coffee making facilities in each room. TVs, Wifi and electrical outlets are in each room as well. We have a few continental plug adapters too, if you are missing one.

Locally, there are shops, restaurants, cafes, public parks and many more amenities within walking distance.

Nearby, there are plenty of interesting walks: The triangle which is down Merrion Road, up Shrewsbury Road, left onto Ailesbury road and left again back on to Merrion Road. This is just a mile and has some of the most spectacular houses (and most expensive) in the city. Or Sandymount Strand is just a mile from us – down Sandymount Avenue, a bracing walk along the seafront and back up Sydney Parade – no need to turn back on oneself. Then there is the Dodder walk which is off the beaten track and very relaxing and probably our favourite of all.

Our guests with young children can enjoy the children’s playgrounds in the beautiful Herbert Park locally. Herbert Park was taken over by Dublin Corporation in 1932 and provides a children’s playground, facilities for football, tennis, boules, croquet and bowling.

St Vincent’s Hospital, both public and private are just 10 minutes from Andorra B & B.

The bridge in Ballsbridge village was built in 1637 and was replaced by a bridge of three arches in 1791. This bridge was widened in 1904 to meet the requirements of the traffic to the show grounds established by the Royal Dublin Society in 1881.

Ballsbridge is home to many embassies and consulates, mainly in and around Ailesbury Road. Ailesbury Road, along with Shrewsbury Road, makes up the most expensive properties in the Dublin edition of ‘Monopoly’ - something which is echoed in real life.

The American Embassy in Ballsbridge was completed in 1964 and the Embassy describes the building as “a concrete expression of the close relationship between Ireland and the United States”

Following the burning of the British Embassy in Merrion Square in 1972, it briefly moved to Sandyfort before relocating to Merrion Road. The existing building was opened by HRH Princess Anne on 19th January 1996 and won the Royal Institute of British Architects Award in 1997.

Friends, local services and deals

Transport services:

Dublin bus
Global Taxi company
Dart rail service

Event venues:

Royal Dublin Society (RDS)
Aviva Stadium (Formerly Lansdowne Road stadium)
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Formerly Grand Canal Theatre)
Convention Centre Dublin ( CCD )

Local Restaurants

Roly's Bistro
7 Ballsbridge Terrace
Dublin 4
(01) 668 2611

Al Boshetto
2 Merrion Rd
Dublin 4
(01) 667 3784

Bianconi’s Restaurant
232 Merrion Road
Dublin 4
Ph. (01) 2196033

Lobster Pot
9 Ballsbridge Terrace
Dublin 4
(01) 668 0025

Paddy Cullen's Pub
14 Merrion Rd

Bella Cuba Restaurant
11 Ballsbridge Terrace
(01) 660 5539

Baan Thai Ballsbridge
16 Merrion Rd
(01) 660 8833

Seasons Restaurant
4 Simmonscourt Rd
(01) 665 4000

The Merrion Inn
188 Merrion Road
Dublin 4
Ph. (01)2693816

The location

The Locale

You will stay in the picturesque location of Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Being the centre of attention for major events, this large village has great energy and life, especially during match days at the RDS. There are numerous wonderful restaurants locally, including Roly's Bistro, and the local pubs are famous, such as Crowe's and Paddy Cullen's, especially when the matches are on in the RDS or Aviva (Lansdowne) stadium.

If you're looking for some quieter places for food and drink, there are a host of restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes a similar distance from Andorra B&B. The villages of Merrion, Sandymount and Donnybrook are only a short walk away also and all have plenty of amenities.


Andorra B&B is just 8 minutes from the city centre by car or public transport. There are 3 bus routes that regularly pass by the door. The bus stop from the city centre is only 5 paces from our gates and the bus stop for heading to town is just across the road. By foot, the walk to Grafton Street is 3.2km and O'Connell Street is 3.7km.

Transport to Andorra B&B can also be reached from the DART. This Dublin rail service stops at Sandymount station around the corner from the B&B and links us to the city centre and many other areas worth a visit. Howth (Harbour), Clontarf, Killiney (beach and hill walks), Dun Laoighaire (harbour), Bray and Greystones are all on same DART line.

The Aircoach is the perfect mode of transport coming from and going to the airport. This big blue bus can be found just outside the arrivals area of Dublin airport and will drop you within feet of our doors. We are the stop opposite the British Embassy, just after the RDS and Simmonscourt Road. Your bus driver will help you get off at the correct stop. There's a discount available for return journeys if you wish to use it to return to the airport at the end of your stay.

News, events and blog

Due to the amenities in our location, we are always busy with local events.
Keep an eye here for our updates on the popular events in the area.

Our guest rooms

You have a choice of 4 comfortable and homely rooms.

Prices are from €49.00 to €59.00 per person sharing per night.
€55.00 to €70.00 for single occupancy.
* All prices include a full breakfast each morning.
** 50% reduction for children under 12 years when sharing with 2 adults, only when booked directly with Andorra B & B.
***For best rates and service, contact us directly by phone or email.

Room 1: First floor room to the rear of the house overlooking the garden. This room has 1 double bed and 1 single bed. The ensuite bathroom leads off from a spacious dressing room.

Room 2: This room is on the first floor to the front of the house. This is a large family room with 1 double bed and 2 single beds with an ensuite bathroom.

Room 5: This room is on the 2nd floor to the front of the house. It has 1 double bed and 1 single bed with an ensuite bathroom.

Room 6: This room is on the 2nd floor to the rear of the house. It is a triple room with 3 single beds and an ensuite bathroom.

Each room comes with tea and coffee making facilities, milk, sugar and biscuits. We also have a TV, free WiFi and electrical sockets in each room. There is free parking available (please request parking in advance of arrival). Cots and other room supplies are also available if needed. Please see the images in the gallery below.

Andorra breakfasts are renowned by guests, family and friends of the house. You will be welcomed by juices, tea, coffee, toast, cereals, yoghurts and fruit to start. You can then have a choice of hearty and fulfilling cooked breakfasts from the famous full Irish to scrambled eggs or ham & cheese plates.
To have a look at the current menu, click here.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
4.5 of 5 stars
Based on 113 traveller reviews
TripAdvisor Ranking #12 of 162 B&Bs in Dublin
Most Recent Traveller Reviews
  • 2 Nov 2014: “Highly recommend!!!”
  • 30 Oct 2014: “Wonderful stay at Andorra”
  • 22 Oct 2014: “This is 2.5 stars at best”
  • 18 Oct 2014: “A great place to stay”
  • 30 Sep 2014: “We would definitely stay at Andorra again”
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