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Clontarf Castle Hotel
Ranked #4 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
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“A gem on the Emerald Isle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

Just home from a long weekend in Ireland staying at this very, very nice hotel. Excellent staff, happy and friendly and extremely helpful. A few tiny niggles but they were tiny.
I would recommend this to anyone that wants good access to Dublin Centre but without the accompanying noise. It is so quiet and peaceful there despite events going on and a band playing, never even heard a peep.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was very happy to read about your long weekend at the castle, particularly that you found the staff to be so helpful and friendly.Thanks again for the feedback, we really appreciate it and would be happy to welcome you back again in the future if you return to Dublin.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013 via mobile

This was a lovely surprise since I booked over the Internet & thought I was taking a chance b/c how could it be great at the price I was paying? Wrong. This is a gem just outside Dublin city limits and short drive from airport.. Clontarf is a 10th century castle w/21st century amenities. Service was great. Rooms were beautiful & well appointed. I only wish we had stayed more than 1 night.

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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks very much for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. It's so nice to read that you enjoyed your stay and found it to be such good value. We'd love to welcome you back for longer in the future if you return to Dublin. Thanks again for your lovely recommendation, we really appreciate it.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

We spent our first two days and nights at Clontarf Castle, and were not disappointed. Such history one could only read in books. Nicely appointed and helpful staff made our first days in Dublin a comfortable experience. We really had the luck of the Irish with us picking this wonderful place from the internet.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your review. I'm really happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us and that you liked the castle so much. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future if you return to Dublin. Thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate it.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

I booked this for my boyfriend who has always wanted to stay in a castle and this place was a perfect compromise. The exterior absolutely beautiful and the interior is modernized and has some knight themed decorations. The room itself what somewhat small, but average size for European hotels (or perhaps our beds were just that big). The room had wifi, tv, and a minifridge; it was perfect for a relaxing weekend. The hotel is a bit far from the city center though (you'd need to take the bus or a cab), but I loved the location, it was in a cute suburb and we got to explore the local pubs. The Clontarf castle was perfect for relaxing after a long train+plane ride, we didn't even want to go to the city center, we'd rather stay and relax in our room. The staff were extremely nice and accommodating, and I can't wait to go back.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your review. I was delighted to read that you and your boyfriend had such a good stay with us and that you can't wait to come back to visit us again. We would love to welcome you both back. Thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate it.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

First trip to Ireland.

Short notice on planning required quick online research to find reasonably priced and quality accommodations.

The castle was perfect and will stay there every time I return to Ireland.
Easy access 20 minute drive from airport
Short walk to public transport
The history of the main castle has been perfectly maintained, the interior stone and décor suited the venue.
The rooms were fantastic, spacious and modernly appointed with luxury, high end finishes. Hi- tech TV system and good Hi speed Wifi.
Staff was fantastic, restaurants and lounges offered good variety and great service.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I'm delighted you were happy with your stay and with all the hotels facilities. It's also great to read that you plan on returning to stay with us in the future when you return to Ireland. Thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate it.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

..I say little because our room was little, but had everything you would need and more for a couple. Ten of us stayed to celebrate a Birthday so had the opportunity to check out a few rooms..each one was uniquely designed. Great atmosphere with a lively bar .We finished the stay with a lovely stroll on the sea front only minutes from the Hotel. Perfect short break!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks very much for your review. It's lovely to hear from a guest who stayed with us as part of a group. I'm really happy with your feedback, it sounds like you had a lovely stay. Thanks again for taking the time to provide us with this feedback, we really appreciate it and would love to welcome you back to the castle again in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
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Parma, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

I spent a weekend at the castle, such a great old and middle age atmosphere but with all the conmforts you ask from a top class hotel. Good food and bars quiet place just next to a golf course if you like this sport. A classy and romantic place just outside downtown

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 24 May 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I'm really happy that you liked the castle so much and had such a nice stay with us. We'd be delighted to welcome you back to the hotel in the future if you return to Dublin. Thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate it.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
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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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