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So Origin 1 got off tap! Far out Walk about Shepards Bush wounded all of us. I woke up at Stuart & Becs convinced I should never drink again.
Landed in Dublin yesterday and booked a nice hotel for the night. We needed it to start our Ireland tour off refreshed.
Here we go - Dublin to Belfast coming
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Last day in Ireland
This was our last day, out and about in Ireland. Our day will consist of driving back to Dublin and turning in the rental car. We will be spending the night at The Carlton Hotel which is out at the airport. Our plane is scheduled to leave the next day at 1100 AM with arrival at O'Hare around 1:30 PM ( …
... getting the touristy things out of the way before the inevitable hangover kicked in. This was spent getting a tour of the castle of Dublin, visiting Christchurch cathedral, walking around the city, and then ending the day, by starting the night, doing a pub crawl! Don't really need to go into the details of the night as I'm sure you can fill in the gaps I can't, but beer replaced sleep and the next day didn't really start until mid afternoon. BUT I did ...
... breakfast cinnamon bun since it could pass as a breakfast crouton, as well as me mishearing Henry tell me his profession. I heard "Bouncer" while he said "Military" Yes they do not sound at all the same, but couple those words with airplane din and you too would mix them up...and you would also laugh once you got a glimpse of Henry- a sweet older man, no bigger than Mickey Rooney.
The Dublin airport definitely was ...
... as a hotel since 1809, and I think I could have stayed there a month and still gotten lost in its many stairways, corridors and doors. Its Georgian style was something we'd see throughout the city. We noticed right away that it was much more casual and relaxed and friendly here in Ireland. AND, there was lots of English!! We all could understand almost everything...except perhaps our heavily brogued ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel Cloghran
Great Stressfree Option
I recently stayed one night in this hotel before an early morning check in. We arrived late but this was not a problem at all and we got excellent directions when we managed to get a bit lost. Good first impressions. Car parking was free and they have a complimentary shuttle to the airport which we didnt use but was good to have the option.
The rooms themselves were clean, modern and comfortable and the hotel was really quiet. Its really close to the airport but they must have soundproofing or something because we could only barely hear the airplanes if we concentrated.
The only downside was that we were offered a wake up call and arranged to have one just in case. Fortunately we didnt need it but I wouldn't have liked to have been relying on it because it never came!
Didnt have breakfast at the hotel so cant comment on food.
Overall, I would definitely stay here again and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others. The hotel was really quiet and the rooms were cosy and clean. A perfect way to rest before a long journey or the perfect way to start any holiday.
Good and bad, but mostly not put to standard of other DUB hotels
Being a regular vositor to airports around Dublin Airport I was looking forward to the new 4 star Carlton and on June 6th my wife and I got our chance for a first taste of the newest airport hotel. Overall, it is not up to much compared to the other 4 star airport hotels (Crowne Plaza, Hilton or the older Great Southern). Here, though are the good and the bad:
(1) Great bar and bar-food. Must be the best service I ever received at a bar in Dublin. The menu is not extensive but the quality is great and the proces are not expensive by Dublin standards.
(2) The hotel si new, so nice and clean
(3) Location to DUB. Much closer than the Hilton, a little closer than the Crowne Plaza (but not as close as the Great Southern).
(4) A few (it seems very few) rooms have a view of the airport - we enjoyed seeing the planes land.
(1) Everything is cheaply finsihed. We were in an executive king and I have to say it was the least executive room I have ever come across.
(2) The bedrooms have no air conditioning and heat is via an old-style radiator. Some rooms do have AC but apparently most do not (even our executive room).
(3) Check-in and check-out took forever (OK only 10 min, but still!).
(4) The advertised 'bus every 10 minutes' is actually a 'bus every 30 minutes' although they claim that this will improve.
(5) Price: as expensive, if not more expensive than the other airport hotels, but a less quality experience.
All in all, for everyone who found this hotel so great I would say: go to the hilton or crowne plaza, but come back to the Carlton for dinner!
Super clean, very nice, far from Dublin
This is a super hotel! expect what you pay for. The rooms are pricey but very clean and comfortable. Wish it was closer to the city!
Delighted to discover The Carlton Hotel
I checked into The Carlton hotel on the recommendation of a colleague and was delighted with my choice. For an airport hotel, it has everything. The reception staff were very welcoming and even though they were busy they still took time to offer to reserve a table for dinner.. The food in the bistro is excellent and the choice was amazing. My room was a big suprise...free broadband....and a fabulous view of the runways. I have stayed in airport hotels before but have never experienced the welcome or the genuine kindness I received from the staff at this hotel, I will definately recommend and return to this hotel.
Location, location, location!
Ideal location to start and/or finish your trip to Ireland. The staff are extremely friendly and efficient, rooms are great and there is no need to go off in search of restaurants as their food is terrific also! We ate a number of times in the Bistro on the ground floor. The hotel had only been open 10 days when we were there and they were just preparing to open up their other restaurant which is located on the top floor, with great views of the surrounding area. We had almost missed our flight to Dublin from Frankfurt so unfortunately the luggage didn't arrive with us. As we had already booked into the Carlton for a few days before starting our tour of the west coast, we were relieved to be so conveniently situated and the luggage was easily delivered to us when it finally turned up at the airport.
Would highly recommend this hotel for it's location, comfort and friendly efficiency. Plus if you have an early morning flight out from Dublin as we did after our trip.....it's a must!
Irish hospitality at its best
great welcome, well trained staff,and fantastic rooms.
Visit the Bistro for Lunch......superb.
we came for 1 night and stayed for 4.
we planned to go to a dublin city hotel but were so happy there we stayed.
great bus service into the city.
Has to be the friendliest hotel in dublin.
not the usual airport hotel
they have it right
Thomas O Connor
We had booked a stay at the Carlton from the 6th to the 10th of June, however we received a phonecall from the hotel on the 5th to say that the hotel was behind schedule for opening and that they had found us rooms in another hotel for the first 2 nights of our stay. The lovely "Dee" was very appologetic and really went out of her way to help, in fact all of the staff were friendly and very helpfull.
When we did arrive, the place was still in a bit of chaos, but once settled in to our room we were very happy. Rooms really bright and modern, with nice facilities, great bed and balcony! I think there were problems with the TV and telephone system but this didn't affect us too much.
The food in the bar restaurant was lovely, really can not fault the place at all, so much in fact that we have devided to stay there again for our next trip to Dublin in July. Hopefully a few of the teething problems will have been sorted out.
In response to t he previous review, yes the Carlton is quite away from everywhere, BUT there is a bus that runs very frequently right past the hotel door and goes straight into Dublin city for about £1.10
Wow - what a fantastic hotel - new, modern and so comfortable
Having returned home from a two week holiday in Spain we decided to extend our stay in Dublin and chose this hotel as it was newly opened and we had previously enjoyed other Carltons Hotels in Ireland with great success.
The Carlton Dublin Airport had just opened and we booked online prior to departing on our vacation. We used the hotel's complimentary transfer coach from the airport and arrived within minutes to the hotel. We were greeted with complimentary champagne, friendly smiles and an overall welcoming ambience.
Our room was spacious, comfortable, modern and spotlessly clean - so clean in fact I don't think it had ever been used before. The hotel offers a rooftop restaurant with superb views over the airport and Dublin Bay - it hadn't yet opened but we were shown around by one of the hotels friendly receptionists - thanks Karina!
The food was super in the bar / bistro and I can honestly say you will taste the best creme brulee ever - may sure you try it!
Loads of easy parking, beautiful rooms and super friendly staff - what more can you ask for? It certainly made our holiday and I can only advise people to do likewise when returning from holiday - we'll be back!
Great way to start a holiday
We stayed at the Carlton Dublin airport hotel shortly after it opened. Our flight was leaving the next morning early so we needed someplace close to the airport and this hotel was perfect. Staff were very friendly, the hotel very comfortable. We ate in the bar as we didn't want to have to go looking for restaurants and our meal was lovely. All in all a very enjoyable and comfortable stay which left us truly relaxed setting off for our holiday. The free parking was a real bonus!!
Modern hotel in the middle of nowhere.
The Carleton Dublin Airport is a newly-built hotel situated right next to DUB airport. I stayed for a weekend just days after the hotel opened for business.
- The rooms are nice size with modern decor. Bathrooms have granite counters along with a standard shower/tub combo.
- The staff was friendly.
- The hotel is not near anything but the airport. There is no nearby public transport, so guest will be left to travel by taxi. Taxi to Grafton St in Dublin is atleast €15.
- The bed in my room had to be the hardest in Ireland.
- Skip the bar restaurant, as the food, service, and prices were all bad. I would not have eaten there myself but, as I said, the hotel is not close to anything.
- Staff was friendly, but couldn't provide an iron and ironing board as they only had a few for the entire hotel and they were lent out. This may be a product of the hotel just having opened.
- The television cable service didn't work. I reported this to staff twice and it was never repaired.
Perhaps after being open for a while they will sort the above issues out, but the poor location won't change.