The hotel airport courtesy bus is almost absurdly remote from the Dublin Airport Terminal 2 - the Carlton website very breezily describes the journey to the hotel courtesy bus stop: "walk out the main doors and cross the road to the covered walkway". The actual walk to the pickup point is 800m - 900m and PARTLY covered - not well marked, try that in a chilly November evening with your bags and finding no one who can give proper directions. The website instructions are , most kindly, misleading, most accurately, deceptive. This alone is a killer to any recommendation to a passenger at Dublin who wishes to make an overnight transfer, as I did.
If you must stay at the Carleton and you must go to the hotel from Terminal 2, take the much, much shorter route to the taxi stand and save yourself a lot of grief.
The hotel: modern, contemporary décor, you could be in Birmingham, Alabama or Portland Maine for that matter, everything perfectly familiar. The room was large, comfortable, excellent bed, excellent linens, warm duvet, bath also large with fine fittings, towels, etc. Nothing but nice things to say here.
There is one, sole dining facility, an equally modern, contemporary, boring bistro with equally faceless characterless bar. The dining menu is equally uninspiring and leaving one desperately wishing to make the journey to central Dublin to have anything authentically local.
Why stay here? hey! says the Carlton, we're here at the airport.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Report response as inappropriate
Thank you for your review - I am disappointed to read your comments and would like to offer my apologies for any shortcomings we may have had during your experience. The hotel pickup point is located in Zone 14 at Dublin Airport which is accessible on foot from both terminals. The area is designated as the pickup point for all hotels and coaches and unfortunately cannot be located any closer to the airport due to limited space in the complex.
I do hope to welcome you back again in the future.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.