Clontarf Castle Hotel

Castle Avenue, Dublin, County Dublin, D3, Ireland | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $149.00

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The Gaol & Leprechaun

A travel blog entry by tanyaboyer


Well today we finally got a Australian connection with our Irish heritage. We went to the Kilmainham Gaol which of course is one of the gaols across Europe that held prisoners awaiting transfer to Tasmania in the great famine and over crowding of the prisons era. Although our guide, typical university historian looking type with his glasses and …

North to South

A travel blog entry by tanyaboyer


Ok so this blog is going to contain three main topics. - the week that was - difference between North & South Ireland - and of course what happened today Now I will subtitle these so if you wish to skip over you can but I know that you are now dedicated readers therefore you won't be able to help yourselves reading each line. The week that was …

Back to Dublin

A travel blog entry by terrym1004dar


Today we flew back to Dublin for the last night of our wonderful trip. We stayed in the Clontarf Castle Hotel along the Irish sea coast. It was beautiful and the most comfortable bed I think I've ever slept on in my life (or maybe just tired).

We went to a very nice restaurant and ate lobster and walked around the village of Howth. Then, …

Temple Bar, Dublin

A travel blog entry by mystic1


Just in from our long journey, the castle gave us lodgings early and we ate an ample breakfast and took a brief respite in the comfy room.

So as to acclimate ourselves we rose and made our way into Dublin proper, ending up at Temple Bar, home of the Temple Bar Pub, which we passed by on the way to get something to eat.

It was …

Tag 1 - Ankunft in Dublin

A travel blog entry by lapazzarella


Fahren mit gemietetem auto (im ungwohnten linksverkehr) zum ersten (gebuchten) hotel “clontarf castle hotel” ca. 15min vom flughafen / innenstadt entfernt. nettes schlosshotel mit schöner einfahrt, flair und netten leuten. ohne grössere schäden angekommen! weiter mit dem doppeldeckerbus in die innenstadt um noch eine …

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Clontarf East area of Dublin, is near Casino Marino, Stena Adventurer, Dollymount Strand, and Harry Byrnes.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsClontarf Castle Hotel Dublin

    Reviewed by tanyaboyer

    Lovely castle

    Reviewed May 17, 2014
    by (10 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    3 nights

    Clontarf Castle Hotel
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    Clontarf Castle Hotel
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    Clontarf Castle Hotel
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    Reviewed by lapazzarella


    Reviewed Jul 13, 2013
    by (4 reviews) , Switzerland Flag of Switzerland


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    Reviewed by taralynne

    THIS hotel is sooooo wonderfully amazing!

    Reviewed Apr 29, 2012
    by (2 reviews) Leduc , Canada Flag of Canada

    Fabulous Castle. All that we had expected it to be!!!! the staff is awesome, the pub is awesome and our room was soooo perfect, had a window seat with a skylight in it.! food was a bit bland except for dessert, great prices tho. the castle touches are amazing! would def come back! easy to get on the bus to go downtown..

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Clontarf Castle Hotel Dublin

    Clontarf okay but maybe a bit overpriced


    During a September 2004 trip, my husband and I began our Dublin stay at the Clontarf Castle Hotel. The building itself is very impressive as are the common rooms and the restaurants. The rooms, however, are just like regular hotel rooms. There was nothing special or different about them.

    We had some slight issues with our reservation. They had mixed up first and last names even though I presented them with a confirmation print out from the booking website.

    The hotel is located quite outside of the city and there is not much to do in the general area.

    We moved into Dublin for our next two nights.

    I do not think this hotel is a good value for the money.

    We've had a lovely weekend...


    We found the Clontarf Castle hotel to be as we expected. A lovely setting, not too far from town but far enough to be away from the hussle and bussle. The staff are efficient and helpful even when very busy.

    The only advice we could give is, if you are staying over a weekend, check whether a wedding or other social event is being held. If so, ask for breakfast in bed as you may find it difficult to get in the restaurant the following morning. Most guests decided to come down for breakfast at the same time. The staff dealt with the situation very well but you had to wait until tables came available.

    Apart from this hiccup we had a wonderful stay.

    Wonderful All Around


    Had the pleasure to stay for one night only this past Saturday Nov 6, 2204. From the moment we checked in to the moment we checked out we had a great time. The front desk people who checked us in and out were both extremely friendly and helpful. Had a King size bed on the third floor. Very clean and comfortable. Coffee and Tea and shortbread biscuits in the room were provided for a quick breakfast prior to leaving the hotel. Had a pub dinner in the Knights Lounge. Had Bangers and Mashed potatoes and some of the best Liver Pate I've ever tasted anywhere. Service was great even though the place was packed. Prices were reasonable even though the dollar is currently being slammed by the EURO. All the meals going by looked great and I was sorry we only had the one night. I'd recommend this special hotel to anybody. We guess their nightclub lounge must be really good also as we were leaving to check out at 7A in the morning there was a group of about 4 couples sitting outside the lounge doors in front of the fireplace finishing off the last of their beverages laughing and having a grand time. LOL, I was glad I wasn't one of them as I've left those days behind and had to fly back to the states that morning. We left relaxed and well rested and hope to return to this hotel someday. If we ever make it back to Dublin we'll be sure to check in.

    Great Stay...not to far to play!


    We came from the Train Station (Heuston) and took a bus to Connelly Station (short 10 minute ride with good view of the city). There take a bus (#130) right to the hotel or taxi (8 Euro).

    Shame about the room


    I stayed at this Hotel from June 25th to June 28th as I was in town to see Metallica, sad old rocker that I am.

    Expected more


    Stayed here for just one night and was abit disappointed. The room was very clean and comfortable but just average. Not as nice as many other 4 star hotels we stayed at. I suppose, when you say you are staying in a castle, you expect alot more. The restaurant where we hoped to dine was closed for a private function and the other restaurant was booked out until 9.30 so we ended up eating in the bar. The food was still good but very limited.

    All that glitters is not Gold


    Not the traditional stay I had anticipated. A number of staff were fresh from school/foreign and apathetic to problems. Room service was ordered by myself and a colleague who was in a separate room, neither of us received the breakfast. When we reported this to the reception a half hearted apology was made with no intention of seeking the problem or offering a goodwill gesture. Food in the main restaurant was overly expensive and average though the bar food was v tasty. Taxis were ordered via the hotel but these were 30minutes late on both mornings. I would look for an alternative next time.

    Stayed there twice love it!


    Stayed in a number of hotels while traveling in Europe, and for value and comfort level this place is great. The staff is very helpful, rooms are comfortable, beds are very comfortable. The atmosphere is great. It is a taxi ride from city though, but if you dont want to be directly in city, and prefer the quiet, the 10 euro for a taxi is worth it. Also it is a good location to airport.

    Great hotel


    My husband and I stayed here for a weekend trip and were quite pleased. It is in a beautiful location near the coast, but was close enough to the city centre to enjoy everything you want. Highly recommend!

    Great Staff


    I recently returned home after a nice week in Dublin. We stayed at the Clontarf Castle, great location, great roon and a really great Staff. The public areas were a little busy with holiday activity but I would highly recommend this location for any one visiting Dublin that wants to stay just outside of the main city

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