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Castle Hotel
Ranked #57 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 6, 2012

Stayed with the castle hotel hotel over the weekend for my 30th birthday.
The staff was lovely and very helpful, couldnt do enough for you. Even had a free drink from them for my birthday which was lovely of them.
The room was spacious with a huge king size bed. The Vaults bar was lovely for a quite drink before heading out with the irish music being played by bands (who was excellent). The breakfast was lovely as well, first mornign we had breakfast in bed, brilliant, the second and third morning went down, which was busy, but the staff went out of there way to help and make sure we had a table and the food came quickly and was really enjoyable, the right start for a day of walking and sight seeing. The Location is fantastic for shopping, temple bar the river, and bus tours. Overall the best B&B we had stayed in whilst in Dublin.
Couldnt recommend this hotel enough.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

More than twenty of us either stayed or visited the Castle Hotel to celebrate a 40th and 50th birthday. Family from all over England and Ireland came along and the Hotel looked after us very well. The rooms are clean and comfortable and The Vaults restaurant served lovely food. The staff were excellent and helped to make ita really good weekend - thank you!

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Reviewed June 5, 2012

Location was perfect. Walking distance of the river and you could pick up buses or trips from very near on O'connell street.
Rooms were what you'd expect of this price range. Comfortable, not spacious.
The vaults restaurant and bar were very good. We were in a large party and the menu and price were just right for mixed tastes. the bar stayed open till you wanted and the service was good. Live music was a plus.
We went for my wifes 50th birthday and her nieces 40th and to meet up with family from all over Ireland. The Hotel was flexible and tolerant of a very large group having a great time and using it as a base for both guests and residents. I would definitely go there again.

Room Tip: I had a room that smelled a little of cigarettes. However I was immediately given a new room which w...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

Our family of four adults enjoyed our stay at the Castle Hotel in Dublin. We had a quiet, large room on the back side of the hotel, with four single beds, one double bed and a nice sized private bathroom. We were there in the middle of May, so the weather was nice and cool. They also included a hot Irish breakfast which we enjoyed.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

The Castle Hotel is a ~ 23 Euro cab ride from the airport, or a 10 Euro return PP Airlink bus ride which drops you off about 1/2 km away (uphill from the drop off point). Front desk staff very helpful during checkin; but access to rooms is rare before about 2 PM, since cleaning staff starts @ noon. Plan on sightseeing all morning if you arrive early. But there are comfortable couches in the lobby. A secure luggage storage room is available. There are at least 2 categories of rooms: the old section, which has smaller, cozy ones; or the newer section, which have airy, larger rooms. Be prepared to walk down corridors, thru doors, and up & down stairs to find your room, although the single, small, lift will take you to the proper landing! All come with ensuite, as well as complimentary coffee/tea & biscuits and internet. Beds are comfortable; but there's no A/C, making the top floor pretty warm in summer. Complimentary breakfast is served in a former dungeon - now a dining room/bar, with either a full Irish - to order; or continental, with cold cuts, cheese, cold cereals, juices, breads & coffee/tea. More than adequate for a day of sightseeing. The International Staff is a nice touch, with people coming from all corners of the globe to improve their English. Hotel is located about 1/2 km from the Ho-Ho bus (a GREAT value for 18 Euro for a 2 day pass - and besides, it's too far to hoof it to the Guinness brewery!); and the same distance from the Moore St Mall, which has an open air fruit/veg market, as well as numerous restaurants serving International buffets for 5-6.5 Euro. In the Moore St. area are 3 supermarkets, as well as an underground mall where you may obtain Polish food from a deli and 3 more Middle-Eastern buffets (LOTS of locals partake in the culinary delights!!!). Explore this area before eating in a more expensive cafe on the main drag!!! The food, sights & sounds are unforgettable. Spouse & I (both well over 65), spent 3 nights at The Castle, and were very pleased with our choice of accommodations: the price was right; the breakfasts were very nice; the location was well away from (but within walking distance to) the more noisy cafe/bar area; the staff was very helpful & efficient; and the free internet was a bonus. Couldn't ask for more.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the newer section of the hotel - and NOT on the top floor!
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Good location, however walls are paper thin, very noisy, can hear your neighbors, and LOTS of door slamming. There were no hinges, so heavy doors made lots of noise if other guests weren't considerate enough to shut quietly.
Staff very accommodating and breakfast was good (especially if you like beans in the morning!)

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

Staff worked very hard to ensure we felt at home, room was big, light, airy and clean with small ensuite which was fine for our 3 night stay. Cooked breakfast served at sensible time with lots of options. Good location for shopping, main tourist sites and transport links. Enjoyed a drink in the cosy basement bar, A value for money hotel which we would use again.

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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: $107 - $352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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