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“Good value for money.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Castle Hotel
Ranked #59 of 149 Hotels in Dublin
Dorset
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67 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good value for money.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

I stayed at this hotel for two nights, last week. I visit Dublin regularly and have stayed at numerous 3* hotels in Dublin, and this compares well with the best of them. The room was clean, warm and comfortable - as was the bed. A very efficient shower and sufficient, decent towels.
The hotel has been renovated since my previous visit, but they have still retained old fashioned charm rather than clinical modernity.
Staff were friendly in reception, bar and restaurant. I've had better breakfasts, but that said it was very well cooked and started the day well. It should be noted that the Castle offers a complimentary breakfast, whereas the majority of 3* hotels will charge extra.
This is a very good, value for money 3* hotel to which I would happily return.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank BigChiv
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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

Myself,boyfriend and another couple booked this hotel over the internet. It looked stunning, there was a carpark in which you pay 10.00 per night but we didn't mind that because it looked really nice and for 84.00 a night (inc breakfast) we thought it was very reasonable. When we arrived at the hotel we were showed the car park in which we were absolutely disgusted by... it was more like an alley way, cars were parked every where in every angle, we had to park in the drive way because there was no where to go, also there was a huge pile of rubbish at the back including dirty stained mattresses which turned me right off. We had to leave our car keys in with reception (every one does) because every car is blocking another car. The rooms were ok. We went out that night and when we came home i was outside the hotel door smoking a fag i was on slightly inside the porch but i was leening out and the fella on reception came out and started giving out to me saying to move that visitors were leaving... i was there for 10mins and nobody came out in that time. Such arragants. The breakfast the following morning was really bad there was only 4 varieties of an full irish on the plate - more beans than anything else. Over all a very bad experience in this hotel would never stay here again. Left my feedback on there facebook page as i couldn't find where to leave it on their website and I wasn't even that hard on them and they blocked me from their page so therefore i want people to know about this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Noelle M
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Lancashire
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234 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

This is a difficult review to write as the hotel has good and not so good points. My husband and I stayed here for a weekend in February. We arrived early morning expecting to leave our cases and check in later but reception couldn't have been more helpful. Our room was ready and we were allowed to check in right away. The friendly receptionist gave us lots of information about the hotel and surrounding areas.The hotel is in a great location.
When we arrived at our room we were pleasantly surprised to see a four poster bed. Later in day however we realised that we had no heating in our room but once reception had been told they instantly sent an engineer and the problem was solved. Closer inspection of our room did reveal some magnificent cobwebs and the whole of the four poster was definitely in need of a good polish.The room was by no means filthy carpets were clean as was bedlinen just a little more attention needed. That said when we did go to bed one side of the divan was broken resulting in one of us sleeping in a big hole!
The same can be said about breakfast. when we arrived in the dining room all the waitress staff were chatting and totally ignored us for several minutes. We were unclear what to do so sat feeling a bit stupid. Having said that once we did get served they couldn't have been nicer and breakfast was hot and tasty. We just felt that someone welcoming us and explaining how things worked would have made our experience so much better.
Overall just needs a bit more attention to detail to make this a really good hotel which would mean excellent value!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lancs7
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

We had the Castle Hotel as our home base as we traveled over Ireland. We slept in several different types of rooms during our stay. Some were small, but over all comfortable. the desk people were always good to help us with our many questions. we could leave our bags and come back another day to pick them up. the food in the vault was very good. service was excellent. we began to feel like home there. it was also a close walking distance to many things to see.

Room Tip: as high as possible. sometimes the street noise was loud.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kathyd928
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Ithaca, New York
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

I was on a solo trip to Dublin, and this hotel was perfect for what I needed. When I booked a single room, I was expecting a shoebox size room with a teeny bed, so I was surprised at the size of the place. It was nice and roomy, with a double bed just for me! It is in a great location, walking distance to everywhere downtown. Plus, breakfast is included, and delicious. I had an early flight out my last day, so they even set up a continental breakfast extra early for me. I'll absolutely be coming back here next time I travel to Dublin!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nellie W
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Additional Information about Castle Hotel

Property: Castle Hotel
Address: Gardiner Row / Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number:
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Dublin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#67 Business Hotel in Dublin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Castle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Dublin city centre, just two minutes from O'Connell St, The Castle Hotel is within minutes walk of everything that the city has to offer including Temple Bar, Croke Park, The Gate Theatre, Dublin Writers Museum, James Joyce Cultural Centre and the principal shopping districts. Boasting grand staircases, magnificent crystal chandeliers and marble fireplaces, The Castle Hotel provides guests with a glimpse into the Georgian era while staying in touch with the demands of the modern world. We offer single, double, twin, triple and family rooms, all are en-suite and elegantly decorated in warm tones to offer both comfort and style to our guests. Our converted 19th Century wine cellars are the setting for the Castle Vaults Bar and Restaurant which serves a pre-theatre and an a la carte menu daily. The bar stocks a wide variety of craft beers, wines and spirits to please the most discerning of tastes. Each weekend the hotel offers live entertainment with traditional Irish music playing in the bar in the evenings from 9-11pm. The hotel has its own secured, gated private car park at a cost of €15 per night and the 747 Airlink airport shuttle stops just a 1 minute walk away. As far as local attractions go, Croke Park, The Hugh Lane Art Gallery, The Garden of Remembrance, The Abbey Theatre, The Gate Theatre and the James Joyce Cultural Centre are all just a short walk away. ... more   less 
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