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“Not bad value”
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Castle Hotel
Ranked #59 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Halifax, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Not bad value”
Reviewed October 2, 2007

Having read previous reviews we requested a room at the back of the hotel but found we were given one right above the front door! It is very noisey at night but for the cost of the room, not bad value. Room was very small, bathroom was more like a cupboard, but clean and tidy. Breakfast was extra but good value for 10 euros.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled on business
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2007

Expensive with some Georgian charm. The front facing room was a small double - superior single. Bed ok - pillows very foamy. Six teabags and two cups but not kettle in room. But that paled into insignificance with the night noise - couldnt sleep till 4am when the screaming and shouting subsided. I asked to extend the check out beyond 11.00 am on a Sunday and was told I could if the room wasn't wanted. Who would want it!! Perhaps the CIA on a stopover from a rendition flight intent on administrating sleep deprivation.

Stayed September 2007
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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2007

The lobby is very beautiful. The decorations is great. I loved the fact that I was going to stay in a Georgian house.
The room was small, but very cozy. The only problem was the central heating. Despite requesting someone to check it, it never heated. Seemed like no one checked it.
The breakfast is very good. Good value overall, considering how expensive Dublin can be.
The biggest problem for me was the neighbourhood.
Its localion is excellent (just a short walk to o´connel street). However, the hotel street was very noisy at night...people listening to loud music and shouting. I´ve also heard that it is an unsafe area, although I had no problems.

  • Liked — decoration and location
  • Disliked — central heating didn´t work and no internet
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled solo
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Austin
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Reviewed July 16, 2007

Originally booked online for the Castle but upon arriving I was given a room at the Waltons (the two hotels are adjacent to one another and share the same breakfast room). Staff were friendly. The room was disappointing. Noise from the neighboring rooms, hallway, and outside was too much at 300 or 400am. Lastly, the shower door was broken but never properly fixed.

Stayed July 2007
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Bad Homburg, Germany
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51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2007

Good hotel, although I would not recommend it in winter time (bathroom did not have heating and was quite cold).

  • Liked — Location
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
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worcestershire, england
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2007

My eight friends and I had a very enjoyable ... if not EVENTFUL ... time in Dublin. We were moved to the caslel hotel in Great Denmark St as there was no room at the Inn ( well, at the original hotel choice). The hotel staff gave us a warm welcome and could not do more to offer help and advise on sites to be seen in Dublin !! The breakfast was fabulous, although the dining room was a llitte busy. The rooms were variable, ours was lovely but our single friends room showed signs of damp. However, the rooms were clean and comfortable. The hotel could be recommended to those on a budget, but was a little far from Temple Bar (about a 20 minute BRISK walk !!).
Dublin was lovely, really friendly people by day, a little fiesty at night, we broke up two fights (being the responsible citezens that we are) and our friend was subjected to a bit of racist abuse (the drink talking we hope!!).
We took the red tourist bus with a very informative and amusing commentary from the driver ... we stopped at the guinness factory ( it was a tenner to get in) and the prison ( The Rev Ian Paisley was our guide ... he was a tad political !!!).
We had fab evenings in Maddigans bar on O'connell street, just down from our hotel, live music and a warm welcome !! The whole of Temple Bar was buzzing at night with street performers (and hen nights) . We had a fab afternoon in Temple Bar bar, it was ... er ... riotous !!
Some of our party went to Grafton Street shopping and said it was fantastic.
Overall, we had a great weekend break..... We'll go again, when we recover .... the Guinness was GOOOOOOODD!!!!!!

  • Liked — The friendly staff
  • Disliked — Some rooms not as good as others
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with friends
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Carlisle England
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2007

Excellent hotel.We stayed here for the rugby 6 nations weekend. Although the result didnt go our way the staff at the Waltons were superb! Food was good at breakfast. No complaints at all. Fantastic city .Fantastic People. Fantastic hotel. We will visit here again.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — Walls between the rooms a tad thin
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Castle Hotel

Property: Castle Hotel
Address: Gardiner Row / Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#67 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Dublin city centre, just two minutes from O'Connell St, The Castle Hotel is within minutes walk of everything that the city has to offer including Temple Bar, Croke Park, The Gate Theatre, Dublin Writers Museum, James Joyce Cultural Centre and the principal shopping districts. Boasting grand staircases, magnificent crystal chandeliers and marble fireplaces, The Castle Hotel provides guests with a glimpse into the Georgian era while staying in touch with the demands of the modern world. We offer single, double, twin, triple and family rooms, all are en-suite and elegantly decorated in warm tones to offer both comfort and style to our guests. Our converted 19th Century wine cellars are the setting for the Castle Vaults Bar and Restaurant which serves a pre-theatre and an a la carte menu daily. The bar stocks a wide variety of craft beers, wines and spirits to please the most discerning of tastes. Each weekend the hotel offers live entertainment with traditional Irish music playing in the bar in the evenings from 9-11pm. The hotel has its own secured, gated private car park at a cost of €15 per night and the 747 Airlink airport shuttle stops just a 1 minute walk away. As far as local attractions go, Croke Park, The Hugh Lane Art Gallery, The Garden of Remembrance, The Abbey Theatre, The Gate Theatre and the James Joyce Cultural Centre are all just a short walk away. ... more   less 
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