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Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Beautiful hotel with very helpful and friendly staff. Although there was a function that night in the hotel we didn’t hear anything. Very quiet peaceful stay. I did miss not having a Spa so perfect for a quick stop off but not longer. Breakfast was great, full buffet line up with a great selection.

I stayed here for the IASI awards and have to say it is a fabulous hotel. Very modern hotel, with very comfortable, and spotless rooms. Food was lovely, with very attentive staff. Would definitely recommend to family and friends!!

I stayed here last weekend for the IASI awards and have to say it is a fabulous hotel. Staff were so helpful and professional, rooms were spotless and food was amazing. The entertainment on the night was fantastic. I loved this hotel and would definately come back and recommend to family and friends. Thanks to all for a great stay.

Attending for AISI conference Room is very basic.nothing special. Bed is very comfortable to be honest.please place rubber mat in the bathroom.breakfast is cold.told one of the waitress about that.Gala dinner is brilliant. Food and staff was so good and fast. Overall will be back in future.

My brother took me to the Carlton Hotel for an afternoon tea , I found the following the reception lady was very friendly and helpful, the waiter was very polite the coffee was lovely and fresh, when the cake stand came it had 3 leaves to it on the bottom was the sandwiches middle was the cake slices also the fruit scones and your jam * cream then on top was your pastries and I enjoyed the sandwich the were lovely and I enjoyed the pastry's the were very much the were very taste . and I enjoyed the champagne it had a very nice taste I knew it was the nice one not the cheep stuff you might get in other places . The manager was very friendly and very polite and charming . I would love to recommend this hotel to go and you will have a very enjoyably time here I had but one bad thing to say PLEASE fix your direction as it was hard to find you but that's the only bad thing i would say

I have stayed in this hotel for 3 weeks and I have mixed experience. I would like to keep this review objective and compartmentalized. Location- The hotel is located in a small town called Tyrellstown. There are couple of chinese take out places and a fish and chips within walking distance. That's it. There are half-hourly bus service to Dubling city. If you are here for vacation and you dont have a car, your vacation is about to get really stressful. The people of the town however does uphold the Irish tradition of being courteous and helpful. But I doubt this place ever sees much tourist activity. Room- I stayed in a Executive room. Which had two twin beds merged together to make one. Unfortunately there was couple of inches of gap. It worked out for me because I stayed alone, but would have been very uncomfortable for a couple. Wi-fi, toiletries, safety deposit box etc were adequate. Laundry service was nice. Tea-Coffee making facility meant an old electric jug (which was not clean) and tea bags/ instant coffee powder... poor. Cleaning/Maintenance - The cleaning and maintenance staff were nice in person, but seemed inexperienced. Once I requested the cleaning lady to clean my room a little early, because I had a call to take from room. She was very nice to do it for me. I would have given 5 stars to this person if there was such a section. But the Bed/Duvet cover was not changed while I was there (3 weeks). I know that because one corner of my bed cover was wrinkled and it stayed the same throughout my stay. Can't be coincidence. Two small water bottles were provided daily. Extra water (and toothpaste etc) would have to be bought from a vending machine on the floor. Which surprised me for a hotel which has 4 stars in its name. One day my ac wasn't working and repair couldn't be done on the same day.Which I was okay with, but the maintenance guy forgot to inform that to me. I waited for him to come back for an hour and then had to ask the reception to figure it out. Restaurant- There is a restaurant on premise. Very limited menu options and quite expensive. I was served food before my drinks, twice. Both the times I got a dry apology(you know, the kind of sorry, where the person is actually not sorry). Three times I went to the restaurant only to find out that it was only serving customers who had "late flights". Being in the hotel for so long and eating in the restaurant every night, I expected to be notified about this beforehand (for a hotel with 4 stars in its name).Breakfast was okay. Front Desk- The reception people seemed very very weird to me. I meant I have travelled quite a lot, I have never experienced such a passive hotel front desk. They were very mechanical and always looked stressed out.They rarely made eye contact with guests. There was never a smile or a cheerful hello. My laundry was collected from room on the first day. Next day it wasn't. When I checked with the reception, they told me that I had to bring the laundry downstairs to them for collection. When I inquired why it was collected from my room first time, the lady just rolled her eyes. In another instance, the office shuttle guy took a day off and the reception arranged for a cab for dropping off the guests to office.Which was nice. But the cab driver waited outside for 10 mins and then finally started asking everybody in reception about who is coming. There were 4/5 guests waiting in the reception area with office bags looking out for the shuttle literally withing 10 feet of the front desk yet the reception people were too shy to inform them that there was a taxi waiting outside. Talking about office shuttle, I had to find my own way back to hotel from office thrice because the shuttle didn't arrive to pick me up. Every time it looked like there was some sort of mis-communication between the front desk and the shuttle drivers. I called the hotel from office first time. They said that they are going to arrange for a taxi for my pick up. I waited for 30 mins in the office, there was no taxi. When I called the hotel again, they sounded lost and out of clue. I didn't bother asking for alternative transport for the next two times. I mean, I got stood up three consecutive days. Can you believe it? Overall I would still recommend this hotel if anyone is coming for a official trip for a day or two. But not for any longer trips.

Hotel is well placed both close to airport and Dublin city centre, and can still enjoy a quiet peaceful night. The staff are very friendly and helpful towards local information, with great bar and table service. I have been staying 5 nights a week for the last 8 months, the bar staff have been exceptionally kind and courteous, from management down all members of the team are polite and very friendly to all guests and customers, my only issues were with the small and continuous menu available. As I have been here for a long period of time I would like to see a new menu every few months or possibly a seasonal specials menu available. In all my time here the daily staff in both the reception and the Hour glass bar have been exceptional, Manager Kevin and receptionists to bar manager Anthony and bar staff Elaine, Jessica,Lorena,Dean,Ozzie and Mark.

If you're thinking about booking the Carlton Blanchardstown stop thinking and book it now. This hotel has a great team of staff , good size rooms and bathrooms, excellent restaurant and bar/bar food. Breakfast is excellent, good food for all tastes/needs. It is convenient to business parks, leisure facilities, kids entertainment and marvellous shopping centres. There is a bus service from right outside the hotel to Dublin City centre and Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. The hotel can proudly boast free WiFi throughout the hotel and easy free parking. Book and enjoy whether for business or pleasure.

Here to comment on restaurant not the hotel..Im not a person that complains over silly things but had a carvery there on 2 occasions and food is nice enough quality but the majority of staff are quite miserable,hardly any smile and look quite bored or as if everything is a struggle..puts you right off your dinner. In my opinion they should be trained better to make people feel comfortable or don't call it 4* as the service doesn't match. You can go to most pubs that serve food and get a better service without the star rating.

We've stayed in this hotel previously but I was shocked to find that it was way back in 2014 & so, a return visit was long overdue. To be honest, not a lot seems to have changed since that previous stay with much of the review of our first stay still being relevant to our recent stay. Booked for it's proximity to the Blanchardstown Centre with some pre Christmas shopping there being the reason for our visit. Having driven to it previously we had no problem finding the hotel after leaving the M3/N3. No problem getting parked in the hotel's large, free of charge car park. Check in was quick, informative & friendly & we were quickly in our non smoking double room. That room was as expected, big, bright, clean & comfortable with all of the facilities that we needed for a comfortable stay. A carpet floor, great double bed, wall mounted tv, wardrobe, full length mirror, dresser/desk, luggage rack, coffee table & chairs, smoke alarm. tea/coffee, safe, hairdryer, iron, ironing board & plenty of electrical sockets. Room temperature was perfect & with a large window we had an abundance of natural light. We had no issues with noise from either inside or outside of the hotel. Wifi was good, easy to connect to, quick & reliable. The bathroom was excellent, a good size, clean & well designed. Fully tiled floor & walls, bath, large shower cubicle with a fixed head shower with good pressure & an abundance of hot water, shampoo, bath gel, plenty of towels, shaving socket, large mirror, shaving/make up mirror & wall vent. We ate at one of the restaurants outside of the Blanchardstown Centre & so, can not comment on the hotel's food options. We did have a couple of drinks in the hotel bar which was busy. We went down for breakfast at around 08.45 & even though it was busy at that time, we still managed to find a table, pretty much instantly. Served buffet style, there was plenty of choice including toast, cereals, bread rolls, yoghurts, cheese, full fry, croissants, pastries, fresh whole fruit, fruit slices, fruit juices, tea & coffee. Checking out was quick & friendly. To sum up, as expected, we had a very enjoyable second visit to this hotel. I hope it doesn't take another 3+ years to return.

Church Road Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown is located within a few miles (5 km) of National Aquatic Centre and Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. This 4-star hotel has 155 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Near the airport, the hotel is also within a 20-minute drive of War Memorial Gardens and National Botanic Gardens.


This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in regional cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 155 rooms have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include laptop-compatible safes, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 12 meeting rooms. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include conference space, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-in.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 836 reviews