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“Nice spot but the food left a lot to be desired”
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Twelfth Lock Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Castleknock
Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

A group of us arrived for Sunday lunch, the starter was quite nice but the main course being the beef burger was very dry, mealy and unappetising so I left most of it on the plate. I was honestly expecting better than that. The service was very good however and the Baileys hot chocolate was very nice. Overall I enjoyed the atmosphere outside on the terrace but I don't think I would be returning but if I did I'd avoid the beef burger

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Stayed here for four nights with teenagers competing in the National Aquatic centre.
The hotel is very convenient to the NAC (10 mins max), and as we were just using it as a base, it really did what we needed it to do.
The staff were very helpful and accommodating. Breakfast doesn't start until 8am, but we needed to eat at 6am, so they put on a cold buffet.
We ate in the restaurant on three of the nights. This is very popular with the locals....a good sign, and rightly so, it was good food, reasonably priced. On our last night we returned late, the restaurant was busy so the staff brought our drinks and food down to our rooms. They were so pleasant and helpful.
Some rooms face to the canal side. Some at the back are close to the railway line. By night two, those sleeping at the railway side didn't notice the noise.

Room Tip: Rooms on the canal side will not get the railway noise.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Stayed here recently and it was exceptionally good value for the room but also for the food in the restaurant which was really nice. Fantastic setting right beside the royal canal. Train runs right by it though so unless you are a very heavy sleeper ring the ear plugs!!!

Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We stayed here for four nights, I stayed in the room on the canal side as it was less noisy. Than the train side, I had picked this up for a previous review on the web. The rooms are a bit dark and it can get noisy at night. Initially our bathroom was not up to spec and as clean as it should be, but I brought it to the attention of the manager and it was perfect from then on. The bed was super comfortable. Breakfast was hit and missin it's quality , I had the half irish most days, the best day was sat morning, mushrooms perfect, not as greasy as the other days. Overall great value for money and definately would stay again.

Room Tip: Choose canal side, quieter
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Room was lovely and clean and big. Bar was lively with great food. Entrance a little hard to fine on dark from car park. Train runs right past the window. Didn't cause us any trouble but might to others. Would definitely go back. GREAT value for money

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Don't rate the grub after checking out breakfast on a couple of occasions but I think this is a grand spot for a couple of drinks on a summer evening!! plus the rooms are clean and fairly alright for €50 or thereabouts.

I wouldn't stay for a night of relaxation or luxury but if your having a couple of drinks and that i wouldn't mind staying there too much. A little noisy alright although if ya have had a few yourself its not too noticeable.

Put it this way.... I'd stay here again before I'd choose the Travellodge.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Didn't stay in hotel but used the venue to meet some friends for dinner and a few drinks. We all found the food good and had a great night catching up in the bar. There is seating outside to which I'd guest would be a lovely space to out when the weather is warm and watch the activity by the canal.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Twelfth Lock Hotel

Address: Castleknock Marina, Royal Canal, Castleknock 15, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Castleknock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Castleknock
Price Range: £86 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Twelfth Lock Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel enjoys a truly unique location, in a peaceful setting yet within close proximity to the airport, city centre, major road networks, bus and rail services. The local train station at Castleknock Village is a mere 5 minutes from the hotel with direct links to the city’s financial district and tourist attractions. Visitors can avail of free parking in the hotel’s 50 space private car park. Now re-open following major refurbishment, this family run small hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Dublin and the city’s surrounding amenities. Our hotel features 12 Superior Bedrooms which have all modern facilities and exude comfort and luxury. The Terrace Bar & Bistro serves breakfast from 7.30am and our full Bistro Menu from 12pm-10pm daily. This canal side location is the perfect place to relax with a cold beer, handcrafted cocktail, glass of wine or a tasty coffee and home-baked pastry. ... more   less 
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