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“Beautiful Place” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Clontarf Castle Hotel
Ranked #4 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Aurora, CO
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146 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty amazing place to stay. Our room was nice but had some issues that needed to be taken care of. The shower was a problem in that it couldn't be turned off and on very easily. Also, there was not way to charge up our electronics as the plugs were few and far between and didn't work very well, which was a problem when we were heading for the airport. We did enjoy the castle itself and the experience. We ate at the restaurant, which was delicious. Service was nice but they were so busy that we got forgotten some of the time. Our room backed up to the rear of the castle where the employees talk and smoke, which was annoying at night. All in all, we would do it again.

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  • Stayed February 2017, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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JOrmstonClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear reetee50,

Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Clontarf Castle Hotel. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay however I am sorry that you experienced some issues during your stay. I have passed on your comments to the relevant managers and this will be investigated further.

Thank you for your feedback and I do hope that we get an opportunity to welcome you back to the Castle in the near future.

Jason Ormston
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the Clontarf Castle as part of a short trip to Ireland. We were planning to stay in the city centre but all the hotels there were ridiculously expensive (due to the Dublin marathon being on), so we opted to enjoy some luxury at the Clontarf Castle for less money than basic hotels in the city centre.

The hotel is not far from the city centre and easily accessible from the airport. A taxi ride into the city was around 10E and there is also a bus route nearby. The location is good and Clontarf itself is a nice residential waterfront area, with nice walking options (and we even walked all the way into the city one day from there).

The hotel is certainly impressive from outside, with the historic building being considerately enhanced by recent modern extension and renovation. The reception area was definitely imposing, beautifully done (though do we really need the heads of dead animals as decoration?). Our room was very well furnished, comfortable and clean.

As an alternative to cookie cutter franchise hotels, this is a great option and we enjoyed our stay here - genuinely something different and still convenient enough for city sightseeing.

  • Stayed October 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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JOrmstonClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear RockDoctor,

Thank you sincerely for this review of Clontarf Castle Hotel and for taking the time to share your experiences with us from your recent visit. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit especially our location in the coastal town of Clontarf.

It was such a pleasure to welcome you to Clontarf Castle Hotel please be assured that I will notify the entire team of your kind comments and they will be delighted. Thank you again for this lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Clontarf Castle very soon.

Jason Ormston
General Manager
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Extremely friendly staff and great food and accommodation.
This was our 4th stay and will be back again soon. Restaurant is great for both dinner and breakfast and great selection of dishes and great value for money

Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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JOrmstonClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago

Dear Stephenmurphy,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your recent visit to Clontarf Castle Hotel. I am pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable time and that you particularly enjoyed the service you received from our professional and friendly team.

Thank you for your feedback and I do hope that we get an opportunity to welcome you back to the Castle in the near future.

Jason Ormston
General Manager
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Utica, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice hotel with an amazing staff. We had arrived early in the morning after flying in an over night flight and we were exhausted.

The staff did everything they could to make us feel welcome and accommodate us the best they could, including checking in quite early.

Great breakfast and comfy rooms.

Highly recommend based on accommodations and the staff.

  • Stayed November 2016, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Chucksmydog
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JOrmstonClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Chucksmydog,

Thank you sincerely for this lovely review of Clontarf Castle Hotel and for taking the time to share your experiences with us from your stay at the Castle. It was such a pleasure to welcome you to Clontarf Castle Hotel for your stay and it was so refreshing to hear your lovely comments in relation to our professional and friendly team.

Thank you again for this lovely review and we look forward to welcoming you back to Clontarf Castle very soon.

Jason Ormston
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

fabulous afternoon tea experience.... highly recommend ...
please take a visit here as you wont be disappointed michelle served us a host with the most.... this girl knows her stuff ..very pleasant manner .. friendly ..clear speaker to explain all the delights of our afternoon tea ... danny explains all about the teas that are available to you ...wow he amazing at this ...all very pleasant and a delight to deal with ...we will defiantly be back for another visit ...

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sharon e
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JOrmstonClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Sharon e,

On behalf of everybody here at Clontarf Castle Hotel, I would like thank you for your very kind comments regarding your Fusion Tea experience here at the Castle. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback and we are delighted to share your comments with the team especially Michelle, who undoubtedly will be delighted by your remarks.

Thank you again for your review and we do look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Jason Ormston
General Manager
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Property: Clontarf Castle Hotel
Address: Castle Avenue | Clontarf, Dublin D03 W5NO, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:4 star — Clontarf Castle Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Celebrate, chill out, or relish in a little of both. Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin, Ireland is a perfect blend of a boutique and luxury hotel, providing unique style and exceptional service in comfortable surroundings. This unique luxury hotel in Dublin is well thought out from the guests' point of view by providing a modern aesthetic built around an ancient form. Located just 10 minutes from the heart of Dublin City Centre and 5 miles from Dublin Airport, the Clontarf Castle Hotel in Ireland is an oasis, tucked away in a tranquil setting, surrounded by fabulous golf courses and the sounds of lapping waters from the Irish Sea. ... more   less 
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