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“Lovely hotel , good food and cracking stay.” 5 of 5 stars
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Clontarf Castle Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Castle Avenue | Clontarf, Dublin D3, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #20 of 174 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel , good food and cracking stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had a 1 night stay in clontarf castle and have to say i was very impressed. Cleanliness was 5* and pretty much everything else was too. We travelled with our 6 month old and had a great time. We had dinner in the grill which was delightful and had some really good offers for early bird menus. Rooms were a good size with a huge bed (handy for us with a baby in between us) and amazing shower. The breakfast was not included in our room rate but the hotel offered a voucher for money off so only cost 10euro and the food was top notch.

Overall would highly reccommend this hotel for people of all ages who are looking for a nice hotel away from the hustle and bustle of central Dublin.

Thanks Clontarf !!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was really delighted with all your comments and that you and your family had such an enjoyable stay. I’m particularly pleased that you were impressed with the cleanliness of the hotel and your meals. We strive to achieve the highest service standards possible at the castle. I’ll be sure to pass all your compliments on to the team here.
Many thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We would be delighted to welcome you back to Clontarf Castle Hotel again in the future if you return to Dublin.


Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Amazing stay, delightful room and delicious food
Lovely location close to the sea and local bars full of lovely drinks and regulars
Bed was amazing so big and comfy
Only thing we never had a small fridge to store our cool items x

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was delighted to read that you had such a lovely stay and that you were so impressed with all the castles facilities, particularly the food. I’ll be sure to pass all your compliments on to all the team here. Many thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us and we would be delighted to welcome you back to Clontarf Castle Hotel again in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My wife and i stayed here for 2 weeks and wow staff especially The Concierge Christoper and waitress at the Knights bar Dympna,are top notch and will fall over themselves to make it a super trip.The manger took time out during a busy sunday dinner rush to say hello and thank us for staying and made this couple feel superbly important!!!Christoper got us tickets to a sold out show the same day i asked which was the day of show he still got us in!!Dympna treated us and remembered us from the first visit to the last made us feel like we were her only customers.I dont want to take away from the rest of staff all GREAT and helpful!!Thanks, If your going to Ireland i gaurantee this is the place to stay, close to city center clean fair priced great room service and a story book memory!! The restaurant is superb and a 5 star place!Thank you all for a great time!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was delighted to read that you had such a great time and that you found the staff to be so friendly and professional. We aim to achieve excellent standards in customer service so it’s great that you experienced this during your stay. I’ll be sure to pass all your lovely comments on to all the team here. Many thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. We would be delighted to welcome you back to Clontarf Castle Hotel again in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is an old castle with rooms constructed in 1997 and attached to the old structure in a very tasteful way.

Try to get even numbered rooms / facing the front entrance. However, other rooms facing the back is also nice, overlooking a park and trees.

The restaurant has a very nice dinner menu with a 3-entree fix menu which is quite good.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was very pleased to read that you were impressed with the castle structure and your bedroom. I’m delighted that you also enjoyed your meal in our restaurant, Fahrenheit Grill. I’ll be sure to pass your compliments on to all the team.

Many thanks again for taking the time to write a review for us, we appreciate it. We would be delighted to welcome you back to Clontarf Castle Hotel again in the future if you return to Dublin.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed here the night we attended our Friends wedding. It was top class- very friendly staff= so professional. Everything was 100% from the Wedding- the meal Our Bedrooms Breakfast etc. We will be back

Room Tip: Our room was on the ground floor &it was PERFECT
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was delighted to read that you were so impressed with your recent stay at the hotel while attending a wedding. It’s great that you found the service, the food and the facilities to be so good. I’ll be sure to pass your feedback on to all the team. Many thanks again, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Clontarf Castle Hotel again in the future.

Yours Sincerely,
Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had a party of 10 and 2 children for first holy communion. Shared banquet room with other families. Treated very professionally from the start, and staff made a fuss over our FHC girl. Personalised menus, food was delicious, catered well for all tastes. Had entertainer/clown making balloons for children at the tables and also held a magic show after the meal. Service was excellent from initial booking which was lost, but every effort made to accomodate us for the big day. I would highly recommend this venue, memorable for all the right reasons. great venue and location .THanks to all the staff for making Eva's day so special!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was delighted to read your feedback, it’s great to hear from one of our first holy communion parties. I’m really pleased you were so impressed with your meal and the service you received. Many thanks again for your feedback, I’ll be sure to pass your comments on to all the team. We would be delighted to welcome you back to Clontarf Castle Hotel again in the future.

Yours Sincerely,
Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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Moira, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here earlier this week as we were availing of a LivingSocial deal. From the photos the hotel looked amazing and upon arrival we weren't disappointed.

The rooms were in a modern extension to the hotel and were very well appointed, clean and comfortable.

We decided to avail of the Early Bird meal and the food quality was fantastic with brilliant presentation. We took a walk along the shore after dinner which was close by.

The hotel was handily located to the centre of Dublin as well as the airport and the motorway.

We will definitely be back.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had a lovely stay at the hotel. I’m particularly pleased that you enjoyed your meal. Many of our guests compliment the food at the castle. I’ll be sure to pass your comments on to all the team. Many thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate it and would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future.

Yours Sincerely,
Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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Address: Castle Avenue | Clontarf, Dublin D3, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 174 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Clontarf Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin Ireland is a perfect blend of boutique and luxury, providing unique style and exceptional service in comfortable surroundings. This unique luxury hotel in Dublin is well thought out from the guests' point of view by providing a modern aesthetic built around an ancient form. Located just 10 minutes from the heart of Dublin City Centre and 2 miles from Dublin Airport, Clontarf Castle Hotel is an oasis, tucked away in a tranquil setting, surrounded by fabulous golf courses and the sounds of lapping waters from the Irish Sea. ... more   less 
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