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Castle Hotel
Ranked #54 of 150 Hotels in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 July 2012

Went as a group of 6 (3 adults and 3 kids) for an overnight stay treat for the kids. Found the hotel extremely dissapointing. In rooms wallpaper was peeling off, tv remote not working and phone in bedroom would not make calls! Furniture totally outdated, no ventilation, AND windows were VERY unsutiable for family rooms as a child could EASILY fall out! Where to begin on restaurant...........dark, gloomy,musty, unhygenic, unfriendly and unhelpful staff. The staff very rude, cleaning off table and banging ware into a basin while guests were trying to enjoy their meal. Kids soft drink bottles were chipped on top AND on bottom, when asked to change staff were very rude. Drink prices were very expensive and very little variety of drinks. And now onto breakfast, staff made no attempt to clean off vacant tables and was hard to get their attention. When breakfast eventually came it consisted of 1 sausage, 1 rasher, 1piece of white pudding. SO all in all will not EVERY return to this hotel

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Reviewed 3 July 2012

The hotel was a good value for the price. The quad room was large and situated in the back, so the night noise level was very quiet. The location was good for accessing the city by foot during the day. It was also in close proximity for getting a bus tour. The only considerartion is that it is not in a partuicular "nice " area. We had aboslutely no problems, but I would not have felt safe on the side streets late at night. There was a lovely cafe next door for a traditional breakfast. The staff was helpful and pleasant. I would stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

We got a room for three instead of the twin we paid for. So the room was really spacy and everything. The hotel is well-located for all major tourist attractions, which was nice - we never had to take a bus. Downside - thin walls, which was really annoying sometimes; and they don't refill tea supplies if you leave the room late. Breakfast is edible, but not something particularly tasty, plus they have actual people serving it. Despite that, I might stay there again during my next visit, as all in all it was a very good value for the money.

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Reviewed 2 July 2012

Nice, beautiful hotel(on the inside). Rooms were tidy and clean. Sheets were well kept. Room is just adequate in size and the TV was small and at a height, so you can watch it only in lying position. Breakfast was good but repetitive, but the service was very good, pleasant and swift. Overall, enjoyable experience

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

We booked this on the final day of a holiday to get to the airport early in the morning in Dublin. Staff were unenthusiastic but gave proper advice regarding parking. Of the greatest concern is there were NO security precautions- we received names and room numbers of other guests in asking for our key. There was no ventilation, except open windows. There were filthy walls, no door view, chipped paint everywhere, mold on the bathroom ceiling, and no way to know where to go in a fire. Simply awful.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

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Reviewed 30 June 2012

The Castle Hotel has nothing horrible about it, but there was also nothing to cause me to go out of my way to ever stay there again. Overall, I left with the impression that guests were just an annoyance to most of the staff, and that their job would be far more pleasant without us.

When I arrived, I checked in, and asked about a place to get food, as it was late and I was horribly jet lagged. I was told to just walk down the street and see what was open. The next day, I asked for directions and was given ones that were incorrect (and not given a map - which I received at a friend's hotel (the shelbourne hotel) from their extremely pleasant staff). There was also a pile of dirty dishes that were left in the lounge area for over 8 hours. (There was a young man working the desk at one point, who was quite pleasant, I don't want to push this negativity onto him)

The room was on the small side for Dublin, and the wardrobe was coming apart a bit, but it was overall quite adequate for my needs.

After leaving the hotel, I stayed in other hotels and hostels in Ireland, and I would say that it is very comparable to a private room in a mid range hostel, but at almost twice the price, and with less friendly staff.

I would stay there again if the price was halved, or if I had no other options. Another friend of mine stayed at the grand canal hotel, where she paid less than me, and had a much nicer experience.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Castle Hotel

Address: Gardiner Row / Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
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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: £68 - £236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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