Clontarf Castle - Dublin

Castle Avenue, Dublin, Ireland, D3show map
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Overview

Overlooking Dublin Mountains, the unique 4-star Clontarf Castle Hotel offers free self-parking, allergy free rooms and a sauna. Founded in 1835, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2007.

The property is located 4.4 km away from RDS. Nestled in the suburb district and 5 km from the city center.

The hotel boasts close proximity to a stadium, restaurants and bars.

Clontarf Castle Hotel is about 15 minutes drive away from Dublin airport.

Rooms

For the comfort of the guests Clontarf Castle Hotel offers contemporary rooms with climate control, wireless internet, pay television, a personal safe and a writing table. The rooms look on to the mountain. Bathrooms feature a bathtub, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant serving local dishes on site. Knights bar offers various types of afternoon tea, tea and coffee. Guests can dine at Downstairs Restaurant and Bar and The Yacht located within 10 minutes' walk away.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs EUR 19 per person per night.  A full english breakfast is served at the price of EUR 23 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel provides currency exchange, a safety deposit box and an elevator along with a meeting room, a business corner and a photocopier to fit the needs of all guests.

Relax

The property features cribs and babysitting for children. A gym, exercise bikes and treadmills are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   111.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Swim-up bar

Pub

Cafe

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool
Spa and relaxation

Sauna

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Swim-up bar
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Bungalows
  • Sauna
  • Library

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave

Media

  • Hi-Fi
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 19 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Harry ByrnesHarry Byrnes2400 ftSaint Mary's 107 Howth Road
National Transport MuseumNational Transport Museum3100 ftHeritage Depot Howth Demesne
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The YachtThe Yacht2200 ft73 Clontarf Road
Downstairs Restaurant and BarDownstairs Restaurant and Bar2300 ftHollybrook Park
Gilbert and WrightGilbert and Wright2300 ftHollybrook Park
Casa PastaCasa Pasta2700 ft55 Clontarf Road
Moloughney's RestaurantMoloughney's Restaurant3000 ft9 Vernon Ave
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Dublin CastleDublin Castle2.9 mi
Connolly Train StationConnolly Train Station1.9 mi
Coillte - Irish Forestry BoardCoillte - Irish Forestry Board2.9 mi
Temple Bar AreaTemple Bar Area2.7 mi
St Annes ParkSt Annes Park3700 ft
Iveagh GardensIveagh Gardens3.0 mi
Dublin Fringe Theatre FestivalDublin Fringe Theatre Festival2.4 mi
Olympia TheatreOlympia Theatre2.8 mi
Gaiety TheatreGaiety Theatre2.8 mi
Casino Marino Casino Marino 5100 ftMarino
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum 1.9 miSt Josephs Avenue Drumcondra
Shelbourne Park Greyhound StadiumShelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium1.9 miS Lotts Rd
Bord Gais Energy TheatreBord Gais Energy Theatre2.0 miGrand Canal Square, Dublin
Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum 2.0 miCustom House Quay
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Getting around
Airports
Dublin (DUB)4.7 mi
Train
Connolly Train Station2.0 mi
Bus
Bus stop2000 ft
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  181  reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    no shaving mirror no bidet

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Friendly and helpful staff. Gluton free bread available-excellent

    Sound proofing between rooms very poor

  • 9.6
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    The restaurants were excellent. Staff was helpful and rooms were very well equipped.

    Hotel is 2 miles away from city centre. During weekends the bus service is limited.

  • 10.0
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    It's a beautiful hotel integrating the old features of the castle with a modern hotel. The social spaces are very well designed and used,yet when there are weddings or big social events sadly the castle is too small. The food is very good and the breakfast is fantastic, a very good variety of choices. The rooms are well decorated, the lights though somewhat too dim and difficult for reading, the beds comfortable and the bathrooms with very good showers.

  • 10.0
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    Good value for great hotel in brsutiful location

  • 9.6
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    The experience was amazing from stepping through the from door. Historic and contemporary decor all on one and a good fit together. Service and Staff were excellent.

  • 9.6
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    Lovely, comfortable room. As I am handicapped want to say accommodations for me are very good. Best part however was dealing with Eric who absolutely bent over backwards to assist us. We can't thank him enough.

    Only complaint is handicapped windows overlook area where waitstaff leave work & was bit noisy then. Otherwise perfect.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The hotel is beautiful. They did a great job of mixing the castle with a modern building. Staff was great, Dubliners in genreral are the nicest people you will meet in any city in the world. Price was great compared to what a room in the middle of town will cost.

    Location, you are only a few miles from town but even with a car it will take you 15-20 minutes. The public transportation is great but after a night in the city I did not want to spend another 30 minutes+ getting back to the room. Breakfast is very expensive and you have to pay for the full breakfast even if you just want toast and coffee. I was over charged by over 200 EUR for my room when I checked out. I was able to get this straightened out after about 15 minutes, I was just glad that I kept the booking confirmation or I would have been stuck paying a lot more for the room. I had noticed when I checked in that another guest was having the same issue so maybe this standard practice?

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Rooms were spacious and were very clean with updated amenities. Staff was helpful and wifi was free. Location was a bit outside city, but a bus stop was a short 5-7 minute walk away.

    Hotel during our stay the hotel was booked with evening events which caused parking issues if you arrived later in the evening. Friends of ours who were had a room on the second floor complained that the noise from the parties (Fri & Sat nights) could be heard in their room, and it did not cease until 12:30 am. We were located on the third floor but were not bothered by the noise.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    It looks like a castle, and the artifacts and layout in the lobby make you feel like it is a castle.

    When checked in, there was no offer to assist with bags. We arrived later than planned (at 10:30) and were told that room service ended at 10 pm and there were no open food facilities on-site. The hotel is not located near anything. We chose this because it was close to the airport, which it was not as close as was implied, yet it is possible that I mis-read... Where the rooms are does not feel like a castle... more like a Holiday Inn.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    beautiful hotel, good food, huge comfy beds

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The castle ambience. the quiet, comfortable rooms, and the restaurant. This stay was our second, and we would return again.

    The hotel was NOT linked into any airport shuttle. The public buses needed to go into Dublin city and out again were most inconvenient, especially with luggage . The hotel seems to rely on expensive taxi trips. Travellers should be warned about this extra expense! I would recommend this hotel with this CAVEAT.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Beautiful hotel in the city of Dublin close to major attractions.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Our stay was wonderful!

    The only snafu was in regard to a couple charges that were added to my bill by mistake. I was assured that the charges would be removed and the staff apologized for the error.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    A 17th century tower with Victorian Gothic mansion attached, the building has a lot of character - the dining hall is superb (the breakfast too). But our room was modern, unpretentious and comfortable. The best of both worlds!

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  181 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Ireland

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 19 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Dublin (DUB)4.7 mi
Train
Connolly Train Station2.0 mi
Bus
Bus stop2000 ft
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