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Clontarf Castle Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was our last day in Dublin and checking in at this iconic hotel. A friendly employee named Marcello gave us a magnificient upgrade for my birthday!m: The Royal Suite!!!! The royal suite comes with three separate spaces: the regal bedroom with en suite bathroom, a living and dining room area, and finally, the most amazing mirador coming with a golden telescope. This is definitely an unique place to stay and I will be coming back to this breathtaking place!

Looks just like the pictures online. Awesome staff. Very unique and fun place to stay.

This hotel was beautiful and felt like staying in a castle. Our room was very clean and comfortable, with a lovely sitting area. The breakfast was very good with varied options. Breakfast was not included, but was offered at a discount if we told the hotel the night before. The hotel is located about a 20 minute bus ride away from the city, but very close to the ocean. It was quiet and the grounds were beautiful. I would definitely stay here again!

Exceptionally clean and friendly. Good location.

Clontarf (and it's excellent staff) could not have been better. After a long flight and car ride from the airport, to walk in to a beautiful castle with a roaring fire was incredible. Somehow both cozy and regal, Clontarf immediately felt like home. I'm an avid traveller and have spent many nights in various hotels worldwide, and this one was my favorite by far. I will most certainly be back.

This hotel was awesome. Easy to get to even with public transportation from the airport. I arrived early and thought I'd have to store my luggage while I decided how I wanted to wait, but they had a room done up for me that I could check into right away. Everything was supper easy through Orbitz. The room gorgeous, the bed to die for, and the personalized welcome on the TV was a welcomed surprise. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and all the staff was exceptional. Its just a short enjoyable walk to the park along the river, and if you're lucky enough to catch some sun, a great spot to relax and maybe grab a picnic meal from one of the shops across the road. If you want to head on into the city the public bus is only a short walk away. Amazing hotel, would absolutely book again if I ever make it back to Ireland.

With a 20 hour layover flight out to the US, the afternoon and night stay at Clontarf Castle Hotel was perfect. No need to venture as the restaurant and house bar were both excellent. Staff made us feel like friends, and a perfect breakfast before leaving for our flight.

Beautiful hotel with attentive staff and excellent food.

Our room was very comfortable and very beautiful. We were very pleased with it until we saw the room my brother and his wife got which was grander, theirs had a 4 poster bed and espresso machine, nicer views from window. We booked and checked in same time, so not sure why the discrepancies. I did find out later we were given the handicapped suite, but not sure why. In any case, staff very friendly, nice hotel. We did not eat here so can't speak to that. There's a bus stop right outside that is convenient to get into town and back. Staff happy to arrange taxi service as well.

Spent a few days in Castle Hotel, had a great time. Centrally located and short walk to bus.

Beautiful hotel in safe lovely neighborhood. Bus or cab into town takes 20 - 30 minutes. While this a Is a castle themed hotel, you're not really staying in a castle. But that's ok, it was a nice experience.

This hotel was great place to stayed. We had an amazing time. We are in the restaurant and it was great. We would recommend it to everyone

This hotel was very nice and very clean. Helen and Yvonne were super friendly and very helpful.

Nice hotel not in city center so unless you rent a car can get pricey on taxies.. nice place and service was excellent..

From the moment you walk into the foyer you are swept away and all your stressors disappear! Very relaxing and atmospheric. The staff at the front desk are beyond accommodating. Thank you for a great stay!

Good food available for breakfast and bar food. (We did not try the upscale restaurant Fahrenheit for dinner) We stayed 2 weeks prior to Christmas holiday and the decorations were beautiful. The castle, outside, entryway, lobby, hallways and suites are nicely appointed with antiques and art. The hallways tend to be on the darker side in the winter.. Room had a nice bathroom, and room controlled heat (not always in IRL). We had a great deal through orbitz . If you can buy breakfast included it is well worth it. We also received discount on breakfast on our arrival because we were stay there. My partner was very ill from traveling and the staff were able to assign us a room right away. Anything we needed they were most willing and gracious in providing assistance or information. Given the price it was spectacular.. if we had to pay rack rate...no ...

From your first view to the last, will be remembered for a lifetime. Staff went out of their way to please.

Great location, close to the airport. Excellent personnel, awesome food and incredible customer service

This hotel is about 20 min. 20 euro cab ride from the happening areas of dublin. I was told the room was remodeled but they must have forgotten the bathroom. The tub was dirty and moldy. Lastly, the best part was the friendly and helpful staff!

Was only here for a short stay on sunday October 16. Robby and Chris at knights bar were completely amazing. Catered to my every need. Gave me excellent recommendations for what to do in town with limited time. Also gave me excellent recommendations for what whiskeys to get from duty free. The rest of the staff was super accomondating, may me feel at home. Would highly recommend this hotel/heaven to anyone!!!

Castle Avenue Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

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

Clontarf Castle Hotel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like 3Arena and The Convention Centre Dublin. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 111 rooms and conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center. Also close to this Clontarf hotel are Garden of Remembrance and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All 111 individually decorated rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 28-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

At Clontarf Castle Hotel, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 10 meeting rooms. You can take advantage of free parking, along with limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include conference space, a business center, and express check-in.

Guest reviews for Clontarf Castle Hotel

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5

birthday present

Everyone

It was our last day in Dublin and checking in at this iconic hotel. A friendly employee named Marcello gave us a magnificient upgrade for my birthday!m: The Royal Suite!!!! The royal suite comes with three separate spaces: the regal bedroom with en suite bathroom, a living and dining room area, and finally, the most amazing mirador coming with a golden telescope. This is definitely an unique place to stay and I will be coming back to this breathtaking place!

By , from Miramar, Fl on Apr 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 20, 2018

Dear Patricia, Many thanks for your lovely review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us, it is always a pleasure to read such positive feedback. experience with us, it is always a pleasure to read such positive feedback. It is a great pleasure to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and in particular, the excellent customer service you received from Marcello. Thank you again for your review and I hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Jason Ormston General Manager

5
Everyone

Looks just like the pictures online. Awesome staff. Very unique and fun place to stay.

By , from Chicago on Mar 7, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 28, 2018

Dear Frank, Many thanks for your lovely review posted recently and for taking the time to share your experience with us, it is always a pleasure to read such positive feedback. It is wonderful to hear that the team were awesome and that we could create an experience that is very unique and fun. Thank you again for your review and I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege and the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Jason Ormston General Manager

4

beautiful hotel!

Everyone

This hotel was beautiful and felt like staying in a castle. Our room was very clean and comfortable, with a lovely sitting area. The breakfast was very good with varied options. Breakfast was not included, but was offered at a discount if we told the hotel the night before. The hotel is located about a 20 minute bus ride away from the city, but very close to the ocean. It was quiet and the grounds were beautiful. I would definitely stay here again!

By on Feb 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 15, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review about your recent experience at Clontarf Castle. I am delighted that you found the Castle to be beautiful and that the beds were very comfortable. Thank you again for your review and I hope it is not too long before we have the privilege and the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Jason Ormston General Manager

5
Everyone

Exceptionally clean and friendly. Good location.

By on Jan 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 25, 2018

Many thanks for your kind review about your recent stay at Clontarf Castle. I am delighted to hear that you found the Castle exceptionally clean and friendly. We hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again and thank you again for your review. Jason Ormston General Manager

5

perfection

Everyone

Clontarf (and it's excellent staff) could not have been better. After a long flight and car ride from the airport, to walk in to a beautiful castle with a roaring fire was incredible. Somehow both cozy and regal, Clontarf immediately felt like home. I'm an avid traveller and have spent many nights in various hotels worldwide, and this one was my favorite by far. I will most certainly be back.

By , from Montclair, NJ on Nov 16, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 30, 2017

Dear Lara, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Clontarf Castle. I am thrilled that your time at Clontarf Castle could not have been better and that the team at the Castle was excellent. It is so wonderful to hear that the Castle was immediately welcoming with the roaring fire and home like feel, especially after a long flight. Thank you again for your lovely comments and we hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Jason Ormston General Manager

5

personalized comfort

Everyone

This hotel was awesome. Easy to get to even with public transportation from the airport. I arrived early and thought I'd have to store my luggage while I decided how I wanted to wait, but they had a room done up for me that I could check into right away. Everything was supper easy through Orbitz. The room gorgeous, the bed to die for, and the personalized welcome on the TV was a welcomed surprise. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and all the staff was exceptional. Its just a short enjoyable walk to the park along the river, and if you're lucky enough to catch some sun, a great spot to relax and maybe grab a picnic meal from one of the shops across the road. If you want to head on into the city the public bus is only a short walk away. Amazing hotel, would absolutely book again if I ever make it back to Ireland.

By , from Califonia on Sep 13, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 19, 2017

Dear Teresa, Thank you for taking the time to review Clontarf Castle Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you found our grounds beautiful and our staff exceptional. We hope to welcome you back to Clontarf Castle again soon. Kind Regards, Laura Coghill.

5

great place

Everyone

With a 20 hour layover flight out to the US, the afternoon and night stay at Clontarf Castle Hotel was perfect. No need to venture as the restaurant and house bar were both excellent. Staff made us feel like friends, and a perfect breakfast before leaving for our flight.

By , from Florida on Sep 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 19, 2017

Dear Ted, Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay here at the castle and that your found our professional team very friendly. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Laura Coghill

5
Everyone

Beautiful hotel with attentive staff and excellent food.

By on Aug 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 21, 2017

Good Afternoon, Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I do hope that we get an opportunity to welcome you back to the Castle in the near future. Many thanks, Jason Ormston General Manager

5

very nice hotel, bus stop nearby to take you into

Everyone

Our room was very comfortable and very beautiful. We were very pleased with it until we saw the room my brother and his wife got which was grander, theirs had a 4 poster bed and espresso machine, nicer views from window. We booked and checked in same time, so not sure why the discrepancies. I did find out later we were given the handicapped suite, but not sure why. In any case, staff very friendly, nice hotel. We did not eat here so can't speak to that. There's a bus stop right outside that is convenient to get into town and back. Staff happy to arrange taxi service as well.

By , from Oklahoma on Aug 1, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 21, 2017

Dear Griselda, Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I do hope that we get an opportunity to welcome you back to the Castle in the near future. Many thanks, Jason Ormston General Manager

5

nights in an irish castle

Everyone

Spent a few days in Castle Hotel, had a great time. Centrally located and short walk to bus.

By on Jul 30, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 21, 2017

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I do hope that we get an opportunity to welcome you back to the Castle in the near future. Many thanks, Jason Ormston General Manager