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Clontarf Castle Hotel
Ranked #4 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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“Perfect location and excellent quality.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in clontarf castle for two nights. On arrival, checking was prompt and efficient, and we were in our rooms in less than five minutes. Our room was not huge but adequate for our needs and every item was spotless. We ate in the hotel bar which had a great warm atmosphere, helped by huge open fires. The food was good value for money, and obviously well known by locals as it was extremely busy on both nights of our stay. Checkout was prompt with no mistakes on our bill. We will be back. Only small issue was that our room was quite warm during the night, but as it is a castle, this can only be expected as the big stone walls retain their heat, acting like a storage heater. This is not a complaint .

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was delighted to read that your experience with staff at the hotel was very efficient and professional. We aim to achieve excellent service standards so it's great that you experienced this. I'm also glad you enjoyed your meal in Knights Bar and found it to be such good value for money. Many thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. I'm delighted to read that you will be returning to stay at the castle again in the future

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

We have been here multiple times....really nice place excellent staff, great rooms and a SUPER buffet breakfast. Food in the Knights bar is excellent, especially the Guinness and steak pie which Mrs Wulfie said was in her all time top 5 !
Only draw back is as previously mentioned is it can get very noisy at night

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. It's great to get feedback from a regular customer. I was delighted to read that you are consistently so impressed with the service you receive and your dining experiences at the castle. I apologise if you were disturbed by noise in the hotel, we are a popular choice for functions but we strive to ensure that this doesn't disturb our other guests. Many thanks for your feedback on Clontarf Castle Hotel, we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to the castle again very soon.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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Memphis, Tn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

My family and I stayed here last Friday night (November 29th) for our last stay in Dublin before flying back to the states. I wish we had stayed here upon arrival as well. The hotel is very nice and the service was even better. From the front desk, to the bellman, to the conceirge everyone was very friendly and customer focused!! The room was very comfortable and well appointed. The inroom safe and wi-fi was also a plus. We took a cab from the hotel to downtown dublin for about 15 euro's for the 6 of us. The hotel itself is an incredible site as it is a mixture of a modern day hotel and a castle from medieval times. There was a local college graduation party there the night we stayed which shows that the locals even like the place. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank HawkeyeTn
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was so pleased to read that you had such an enjoyable stay at the castle. I was particularly happy to read that you found the service to be so good as we aim to achieve the highest possible standards in customer service. I'm delighted you would come stay at the hotel in the future. Many thanks again for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. I look forward to welcoming you back to the castle in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Beautiful hotel, superb service and incredibly good value for money. I would recommend this hotel as representing the very best you will find at a reasonable price, anywhere in the Dublin area for either a short break holiday or for a business trip. Also, the way the old castle architecture has been integrated into a modern hotel reminds me of some of the excellent Parador Hotels in Spain!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I really enjoyed reading your review. I'm delighted with all your comments, especially that you feel the castle is the best hotel in the Dublin area. I'll be sure to pass all your comments on to the staff here. Thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. We would be very happy to welcome you back to Clontarf Castle Hotel again in the future if you return to the area.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

I chose this hotel as it looks amazing in photos and I've always wanted to stay in a castle. It was my birthday whilst there and I honestly felt like a princess.

room was comfortable, large. Modern and worth the money as it beat all my expectations.

The castle is not in the centre of Dublin but you can bus and taxi into town easily. Taxis are usually parked outside the castle.

Everyone we met outside the complex kept telling us how lovely our hotel was which was reassuring.

Can't say anything bad about clontarf castle.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LittleEm1989
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was so pleased to read you had such a wonderful time at the castle and that your stay made you feel like a princess. We aim to achieve very high service standards so I'm delighted you were so pleased with your stay. I'll be sure to pass all your lovely comments on to the staff at the hotel. Thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back to the castle again in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

We checked into the Clontarf late November. Just walking into the hotel was a treat; the staff was very friendly and eager to help with our bags. Check in was a breeze and the staff answered all of our questions. The rooms are extremely spacious for European hotel. Our room had its own little courtyard that we could open our windows to. We chose to have the buffet breakfast the following day for about 14 euros. Although it translates into about 20 dollars it was also worth it. Good array of food served in a very pretty breakfast dining area. That staff was also very sweet and accommodating, constantly refilling our tea and coffee. The hotel itself is half old castle and half new building. The only downfall is the location, although it is not far from the center of town, it does not have any nearby bus station so you have to take a taxi anywhere you go.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sasha J
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was so pleased to read that your stay at the castle was so satisfactory. I'm particularly happy that you found the staff to be so good as we aim to achieve excellent standards of service. I'm also delighted that you enjoyed your breakfast at the castle so much, we are often complimented on this area. I'll be sure to pass all your lovely comments on the staff at the castle. Many thanks again for your feedback on Clontarf Castle Hotel. We would be delighted to welcome you back to the castle again in the future if you return to the area.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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Maryland
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263 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Very nice place, lovely reception area. The knights bar is just beautiful with excellent food and drinks. The rooms were very nice and modern.

The surrounding area is all houses. You can walk out of the castle and straight ahead for about ten min and you will come to a nice area to walk along the waterfront. If you walk about 15 min to the right, there is a small town with a few restaurants and shops. You could see even further ahead there was a bigger town , but it was too much walking for us.

There is a very old cemetary directly behind the hotel, it is interesting to walk through, sadly it has been badly vandalized.

This is great place to stay if you just like hanging out at the hotel. The cab ride was 25 euros from the airport. Would be even more if you went into dublin.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sidney7474
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was very pleased to read that you liked the hotel so much. I'm delighted you liked your meals during your stay, I'll be sure to pass your compliments on to the staff in the bars and restaurant. Regarding the location of the hotel, we are located 2 miles from Dublin city centre and 5 miles from the airport. Taxi prices really depend on the volume of traffic. However, there are excellent cost effective public transport options to the city from the castle with bus and DART stops close by. Many thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate it and would be delighted to welcome you back to Clontarf Castle Hotel again in the future if you return to the area.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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Property: Clontarf Castle Hotel
Address: Castle Avenue | Clontarf, Dublin D03 W5NO, 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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 153 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):
Celebrate, chill out, or relish in a little of both. Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin, Ireland is a perfect blend of a boutique and luxury hotel, 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 5 miles from Dublin Airport, the Clontarf Castle Hotel in Ireland 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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