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Clontarf Castle Hotel
Ranked #4 of 153 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Bangor, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Really relaxing!! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights with our friends to celebrate a special birthday and really enjoyed it! I had contacted the hotel in reference to the above and they made a few special touches that were really appreciated! The food was really tasty,service and atmosphere in the hotel were also excellent and we will be returning hopefully for another visit in the not too distant future! Thanks so much for the relaxing few days

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was pleased to read that you and your group had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at the castle. I'm glad you had a lovely meal and that the staff added some special touches to the birthday celebrations. I'll be sure to pass your comments on to all the staff here.Thanks again for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. We'd be delighted to welcome you back to Clontarf Castle Hotel again in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
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Clontarf Castle Hotel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

We spent one night at the hotel and loved it! The reception area is very impressive as are the rooms,the bar and the breakfast area; lots of classy, quirky design touches mixed with the traditional castle interior. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fantastic! We will definately be back and try the restaurant for dinner this time.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 29 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was delighted to read that you had such a lovely stay with us and that you liked the castle so much. I'll pass your compliments on to all the staff here. It's great that you will be returning to have a meal with us again soon, we very much look forward to welcoming you. Many thanks again for your feedback on Clontarf Castle Hotel, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us.

Yours Sincerely,
Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf
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Trevor, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

This place is beautiful, part castle and part modern hotel. The rooms are spacious and very nice. Great staff and very helpful. We had dinner at the Knight's Bar and the food was great! We only had 1 night here and wish we could have stayed longer. Only problem was that our GPS could not find the hotel and we drove around for an extra half hour. We look forward to another visit in 2015!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at the castle so much and had such a nice dining experience in our bar. Our food is often complimented by our guests so i'm thrilled that you enjoyed your meal. I'll be sure to pass all your comments on the staff here at the hotel. Thanks again for your feedback on your stay at Clontarf Castle Hotel. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us and we very much look forward to welcoming you back in 2015.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

My wife and I spent three days here for our friends birthday. The hotel was homely and staff friendly. Our rooms were very nice and spotless.
It's about 20 mins from Dublin but the bus stop is right outside hotel which makes for a very easy commute.
We are in the hotel restaurant the first night and the bar on the second evening . Both were excellent food was delicious and service friendly and professional.
Overall a great experience and we will return but hopefully in the future they add on leisure facilities would make it hard to beat for the price.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review. I was really pleased to read that you had a lovely stay at Clontarf Castle Hotel. It's great that you enjoyed all your meals and found the service to be so friendly and professional. We aim to achieve the highest possible customer service standards and to look after our guests with genuine hospitality. So I'm very happy that you experienced this during your stay with us. I'll be sure to pass all your comments on to staff. Many thanks again for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback and would be delighted to welcome you back to Clontarf Castle Hotel in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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cork, ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

Stayed in this hotel for my birthday weekend. The hotel is just outstanding inside and out. The Indigo bar is a beautiful place to unwind with a coffee or a beer. The Knights bar is good for bar food and can be very busy at times. We didn't get to eat in the Fahrenheit Grill as it was booked out so booking here would be essential.
The Staff at the hotel were absolutely fabulous from the front desk to bar staff to waitresses and waiters. They are well trained and always smiling and helpful.
The rooms were very spacious and spotless. They had everything one would need and expect from a hotel and if you needed anything extra the staff were always at hand to assist you.
The promenade in Clontarf is just a short walk from the hotel and is ideal for a walk, jog or cycle. There is even exercise equipment dotted along the promenade to use. I would recommend 'The Butler's Pantry' for a cake in Clontarf village, they are gorgeous.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was delighted to read that you had a lovely stay at the castle for your birthday. It's great that you loved all the bars at the hotel and found all the staff to be so good. We aim to achieve excellent standards in customer service so I'm really pleased you found the service to be so professional on all levels. As you mentioned, Clontarf is a gorgeous location with lots of attractions and I was pleased to read that you enjoyed the area during your stay. I'll be sure to pass on all your lovely comments to the staff here. Many thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate it and would be delighted to welcome you back to Clontarf Castle Hotel in the future.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

The building and the drive is a sight to see, along with the décor in the lobby its really does set this place up to be perfect, BUT from there on it falls quickly down hill, the rooms are not at all in theme with the building and once you are out of the lobby the whole castle theme doesn't exist at all. I must say though having arrived to early to check in the staff on the front desk with exceptional looking after our bags and giving us the best advice and direction for our first day in Dublin. Staying in the hotel on the first night we were excited about trying the Fahrenheit Grill but the very small menu was not at all in our interests which was a bit frustrating, so we dined in the bar to which ended up in a complete farce with horrendous debacle of service and food quality which was very disappointing and upsetting. having sent our mains come out within seconds of finishing our starter was a shock let alone the cold main, which we sent back to return clearly shoved in a microwave and sent out again with skin on the gravy, which wasn't appealing in the slightest things never picked up from here. the hotel is ok, the rooms are quite poky and have a lack of natural light. personal our stay here was very disappointing I'm sure if we stayed again it might not be as awful but apart from the reception staff who were a pleasure along with breakfast with had a solid array of food cooked very well it was very difficult to find any positives especially given the cost. Things were also put into perspective as for only a little bit more money on the third night we stayed at the Marker Hotel as we went to watch the rugby and this hotel was within walking distance it was by far and away the best hotel we have stayed at. Nothing is left to chance there service is unquestionable and our experience was impeccable. So in all Clontarf was ok but did not seem what it was cracked up to be....

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was really pleased to read that you found the service at our front desk to be of an exceptional standard. I'll be sure to pass your comments on to our staff members. Regarding the decor of the hotel, I was disappointed to read that you weren't so impressed as the whole building underwent a €10 million refurbishment in recent years. This incorporated the castles original features as well as upgrading our bedrooms to a four star deluxe standard.
I was also disappointed to read that the Fahrenheit Grill menu was not of interest to you and you have my sincere apologies for your experience in Knights Bar. This is very surprising and I can assure you that this is not our usual service standard. I can assure you that I will be investigating this issue personally.
I would welcome the opportunity to change your opinion so if you would like to discuss your experience further please contact me personally at your earliest convenience on 01 8332321 or mlong@clontarfcastle.ie. Many thanks again for your feedback, we take all your comments on board.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

I have now stayed in Clontarf Castle about 10-12 times and every time the experience gets better and better. The staff are the best, the rooms great value for money and the location is great. Louise and Monika provide superior genuine customer service and always make our stay as inviting and comfortable as possible. Its always a pleasure to be in and around the facilities, it is always clean and welcoming and the suites are to die for. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Dublin area and i will continue to stay here whenever possible.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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MlongClontarf, General Manager at Clontarf Castle Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of Clontarf Castle Hotel. I was very pleased to read your review, it's lovely to get feedback from such a loyal guest who has stayed with us many times. I'm delighted that all of your experiences at the castle have been so good and that the front desk staff have always made your stays so special. I'll pass on your comments to all the staff here. Many thanks again for your feedback on your stay at Clontarf Castle Hotel, we genuinely appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to Clontarf Castle Hotel very soon.

Yours Sincerely,

Mark Long
General Manager
Clontarf Castle Hotel
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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
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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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