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Castleknock Hotel

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1 Porterstown Road, Castleknock D15 WNR7 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 14/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 14/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 3 hotels in Castleknock
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Castleknock Hotel, an award winning 4 star hotel is located right on the doorstep of Dublin City, set in lush grounds with an onsite golf course, beside the Phoenix Park. Specialising in corporate stays, conferences, golf breaks, weekend weddings and relaxed family and leisure visits, the hotel is just 15 minutes from Dublin city centre and 20 minutes from Dublin Airport with easy access on the M50, but feels like a world away from the bustle of the city with its tranquil countryside setting. Just outside Castleknock village, this stylish but informal and relaxed hotel is a spacious, modern hotel which, with its expansive views over the golf course and surrounding countryside, makes a delightfully pleasant base for both business and leisure guests. With an 18-hole golf course, award-winning restaurants and welcoming bars, an innovative meeting and events offering, substantial sports screens, outdoor patio and children's playground, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Interconnected rooms available
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Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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200raw wrote a review 9 May
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I cannot fault this hotel, even during Covid restrictions. Very friendly and helpful staff. Room was spotlessly clean. I didn't dine in or use the pool or gym but everything else was perfect. I would happily stay again post restrictions
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Guy Thompson, General Manager at Castleknock Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Many thanks for your wonderful review! We really appreciate your positive feedback during these unprecedented times. We hope to welcome you back to Castleknock Hotel when we reopen fully from June 2nd. In particular we appreciate your comments regarding our friendly and helpful staff and the cleanliness of the room. We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Castleknock Hotel
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ReubenDay wrote a review 9 May
Littlehampton, United Kingdom64 contributions8 helpful votes
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I visited Castleknock by chance the usual hotel that is used by our company has been turned into a COVID quarantine hotel so was booked into the Castleknock hotel. Apron arrival I was greeted by some of the most friendly staff I have ever met. Nothing was to much trouble. I had a fantastic room over looking the golf course (182). As I couldn’t leave the hotel I tried most things on there menu and was not disappointed. Special thanks to Andrew (made the best bramble cocktail I have had) and Andre there customer service is outstanding making you feel like part of their family. I can’t fault the Castleknock Hotel
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Reuben, Many thanks for your wonderful review. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us on business and found our staff to be friendly and helpful. Thank you for your special mention of Andre and Andrew in particular, I will ensure your fantastic feedback is shared with the team. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Kind regards, Castleknock Hotel
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EireSeo wrote a review Apr 2021
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Castleknock Hotel and its team came through with a lovely upgrade and great service during the pandemic. We were able to get a lot of essential work done with the super fast broadband and had a few good night's sleep with the blackout curtains and peaceful surroundings (including view of a swan's nest nearby). Highly recommend, especially if you or your business are consciously trying to use Irish and/or cooperative businesses. And thanks for keeping the pool and gym open. They helped loosen some lockdown muscles.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Katie S wrote a review Mar 2021
Galway, Ireland21 contributions5 helpful votes
During lockdown, one of my favourite things to do is pop here for a takeaway coffee every day which is literally the best coffee in the area and my new regular spot! The service is always fantastic, so efficient and genuine! Delighted they opened up their takeaway menu as the cocktails are delicious! Really fast service and keep to social distance guidelines - thanks to everyone there :) looking forward to coming here more often when they get to open up fully!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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eoinf28 wrote a review Jan 2021
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Both myself and my wife had our wedding booked for Castleknock hotel just NYE gone since October 2017. When we booked this all those years ago of course we would never imagined the pandemic that came in 2020. Although this happened we would have thought the hotel would have done all they could to reassure couples throughout this time and to help them in anyway they can. Unfortunately for us we didn't have that experience with such a reputable hotel, as a couple we felt that our wedding was an obstacle for them from down to the room and the cost. 7 weeks out from the wedding we were made aware that there would be a cost increase due to the restrictions, having a cost increase wasn't the issue, the issue was the way it was delivered and the blatent disregard to the awful situation we were already in having to cut numbers. We ultimately had to switch our wedding to another hotel, and Castleknock were very quick to hand us back our money which goes to show they never wanted to host our wedding. I would never step foot in the hotel again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Responded 8 Jan 2021
Dear Eoin, We understand the frustration of every bride and groom during these uncertain times. The reassurance and support of all couples throughout this difficult time is our main priority. We acknowledge you and your partner were disappointed with having to drop your numbers to 27 and live music was not permitted. We were simply abiding by the Government restrictions and it was our understanding you appreciated our help and how accommodating Castleknock Hotel was over the last 6 months during the run-up to your wedding. As you know, our Wedding Manager was available to all couples during the 2020 temporary closures of the hotel and will continue to assist and accommodate couples during these challenging times whilst abiding by all the Government guidelines. In relation to the room and the cost, when government restrictions were advised that only 27 persons were permitted at a wedding, we met with you and offered you an alternative room due to the enforced reduced numbers as we strongly felt that this was the better option for you and more suitable to your numbers. However, you decided to go with the larger room and therefore incurred a room hire charge for this which you appreciated and agreed to. Following on from this you later contacted us to ask if live entertainment could be allowed and unfortunately due to government guidelines we were unfortunately unable to accommodate this. We appreciate that you were disappointed when we advised that entertainment wasn’t permitted especially as your band had advised you that other hotels were allowing them to perform for weddings. Further restrictions were announced on Christmas week resulting in the closure of hotels from 26th December. We spoke to you on a number of occasions and explained that we were awaiting further clarification on the closure and details around the operation of weddings during the closure period. At this stage, you gave us a clear ultimatum in relation to clarification on your wedding and made it very clear that you had sourced an alternative venue which would accommodate all your requirements. As we were not in a position to provide the clarification required at that time, you cancelled your wedding with us. We are extremely surprised and disappointed by your review as we had been extremely accommodating, sympathetic and helpful throughout the planning of your wedding day despite extremely challenging circumstances for both parties. Our wedding couples are extremely important to us and we engaged with you fully at every stage. Ultimately, it was your decision to go with an alternative venue and we were extremely understanding about this with the cancellation at very short notice. The team would like to wish you many years of happy marriage together and we hope you had a very enjoyable wedding day. We are all looking forward to looking after our Brides and Grooms during 2021 under much better circumstances for us all. Kind Regards, Castleknock Hotel
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PRICE RANGE
US$102 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
castleknock hotel and country club, castleknock hotel country
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty DublinCastleknock
NUMBER OF ROOMS
190
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Frequently Asked Questions about Castleknock Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Castleknock Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Kilmainham Gaol Museum (5.9 km), Guinness Storehouse (7.3 km), and Incognito Escape Room (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Castleknock Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Castleknock Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Castleknock Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Castleknock Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lavanda Restaurant, Urbanity, and PHX Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Castleknock Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Castleknock Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Castleknock Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Castleknock Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Castleknock Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (5.9 km), Guinness Storehouse (7.3 km), and Hill of Tara (Temair) (7.8 km).
Does Castleknock Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.