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“Just what we needed”
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Castle Hotel
Ranked #58 of 151 Hotels in Dublin
Atlantic City, New Jersey
1 review
“Just what we needed”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

My son and I just came back from 5 days at the Castle. We were just looking for a place to shower and sleep while we traveled around the city, but I think we got much more. The hotel was clean, safe and much larger than it looked. The clientele was totally international. It was a great chance to hang out at the bar with folks from all over Europe listening to great music. And the service was great! Very friendly and helpful and fun to talk with after a long day of walking around the city. Also everything was in walking distance - buses, shops, clubs and the Temple Bar area. We would totally go back!

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Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Go in fall spring or winter there is no air conditioning. My room was on the street up 3 floors and to be cool I had to keep the window open. With the window open I could not hear TV unless turning the volume way up. The shower had a very poor drain and people going up and down the hall were too noisy. The hotel is spotlessly clean, bath, bed and room. The desk was friendly and helpful. The free breakfast was monotonous but cereal, toast, eggs, sausage, bacon and cold ham and cheese offered enough choices on which to fill up. For Europe I was comfortable. Little inconveniences don't bother me. The location, price and cleanliness were more important.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

My wife and four year old stayed here for 4 nights around the start of April. On arrival we placed our luggage in the holding area and there we met the owner of the hotel. Had a chat to him for a while, went out for some lunch and came back.

My general advice for the hotel is, request a room at the back of the hotel, as this will keep people traffic walking past your room to a minimum. Its a very old hotel and the sound travels through easily. If you intend on walking/sightseeing all day and coming back for a meal downstairs, a nightcap and then bed well this is anm ok place. Our room was small, but a small price to pay for lack of noise.

The breakfast is good enough and the location is great as you can walk down connolly street into the main part of Dublin. The city is great and go on the Guiness factory tour, its awesome.

The staff were fine and had no issues at all. We left our milk for my daughter downstairs and just went down every night and got cup heated before bed as there are no fridges in the room.

If your room is warm, check the towel heaters as our room was quite small it didnt take lonmg to heat up.

Good luck

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

I was swayed by the website and description of the place when I made reservations. The only thing the Castle Hotel had going for it (as far as we were concerned) was the location as it is conveniently located in Dublin and we could walk to many major sites that we wanted to get to. The room was hot and the temperature was not easily regulated. The floors are uneven and creaky (yes, I realize it's an older place), there was a funky smell in the air, the "fresh" towels had a displeasing aroma, the staff was aloof and seemed put out when asked for assistance, the bed wasn't very comfortable, the pillows were hard and flat, it was noisy (sounds from the car park echoed up to our room where we had the window open to try to cool off and get some air circulating... I could go on, but I'll leave it with this--it wasn't worth what we paid.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boise, Idaho
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

If you like staying at a chain box hotel, then don't stay at the Castle Hotel! This hotel is for people who enjoy tripping into the past at every corner! This hotel is filled to the brim with antique furnishings and super interesting mismatched everything. It made me feel like I was just invited to stay at someone’s Victorian home in 1850! Wonderful location along with fantastic staff that will help you do/find anything you can imagine. Great bar and restaurant too. If you want a truly quirky, reasonably priced place to stay in busy Dublin, then give the Castle Hotel a try!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Our 3rd stay at The Castle Hotel in 4 trips. Welcomed by the staff who recognized us as repeat customers and gave us the same beautiful and funky room as our last visit. If you need shiny surfaces, ultra-modern furnishings, are bothered by carpeting that isn't boringly uniform and can only find a room that is in a straight line from the front desk, this isn't the place for you. If you are a Lonely Planet traveler and like staying at places where every corner is a new adventure, love old world glamour, look for great value for the euro in a place as expensive as Dublin to visit, then this is the place. Walkiing distance to everything you want, friendly staff that will drop everything to help you, great downstairs pub/restaurant with great music if you are too lazy or to late to go out.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

A group of 8 of us stayed here for 2 nights to celebrate my dads 65th birthday and from the moment we arrived to the moment we left the staff couldn't have looked after us any better. Really nice staff, good food and great craic in the castle vault. Great location for exploring the city, would definitely recommend this hotel and hope to return before too long.

  • Stayed April 2013
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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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