Dating back to the 12th century, this castle retains many historic architectural features which have been combined with contemporary styling in the well-equipped bedrooms. Public areas offer relaxing lounges, and modern cuisine is served in Fahrenheit Grill, Indigo Lounge and Knights Bar. The Great Hall is a versatile venue for banqueting and conferences.
The hotel is situated in Clontarf, a leafy coastal suburb of Dublin, two miles from the city centre and three miles from the airport. Clontarf Castle is an ideal location for both business or pleasure.
The rooms are all medium in size and furnished to a very high standard. They are modern, but in keeping with the hotel's medieval theme, and have heavy curtains and dark wood. All have U.S spec electrical sockets.
The Knights Bar is a place of refinement - elegant and sophisticated, evoking a feeling of medieval romance; The Knights Bar is firmly rooted in the traditions of an ancient castle, while providing guests with 21st century standards and service.
Indigo is the hotel's coffe bar, Serving "beautiful" coffee and pastries from eight in the morning, through to cafe style dining in the evening, this bohemian lounge with oversized sofas and mood lighting, radiates cool chic.
The new Farenheit Grill is renowned as one of the finest in Dublin. It specialises in grilled meats and seafood and all produce is sourced locally.
The castle dates back to 1172, and the facade is very imposing and impressive.
Dating back to 1172 Clontarf Castle which is steeped in history has maintained its original structure, while incorporating an internal modern design scheme. On arrival guests enter the new atrium style lobby which is a fine example of merging of modern design with the Castle's original features.
Following a multi million refurbishment Clontarf Castle Hotel offers a perfect blend of boutique and uber chic. From the strikingly historical exterior to the warm Irish welcome waiting inside, the emphasis throughout is on luxury and glamour.
The castle, dating back to 1172, is a superb four star deluxe hotel. Facilities include 8 meeting rooms, 111 uniquely designed guest rooms, an award winning restaurant,
two unique bars and a stunning lobby. (NN10/08)
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3 kms to city centre
5 kms to the nearest airport (dublin airport)
15 minute walk to the nearest metro station (clontarf road)
3 km to the nearest station (connolly station)
2 minute walk to the nearest bus stop
2 km to the nearest beach
Location Outside Centre, O'Connell Street, Croke Park
the staff in all areas of this hotel cannot do enough for you. most welcoming and hospitable from start to finish.
our bathroom was very dated and possibly only of 2 star quality.
our room was quite nice, but it was a lot of work to master the heat. it was a very cold day, so we left card in room to keep heat on, unfortunately, room was like an ice box when we came back.
would i stay here again, definitely, once we ironed out the kinks, it was quite nice.
Stayed here for a wedding. Lovely comfortable bed and pillow. Room a bit warm and couldnt figure out how to put the AC lower than 19 deg. Not a major complaint though. Room and bathroom very clean and nice shower with decent pressure. Breakfast was delicious and all staff I encountered very helpful. Would definitely stay again.
4 out of 5
Clontarf Castle is always a joy to stay in with ...
Clontarf Castle is always a joy to stay in with easy access to the city by bus from the terminus around the corner. And with the unbelievable Roomex rate we got it made our stay even more enjoyable than usual. The staff, as always, are friendly and helpful, the room was spotless with with pristine bed-linen on the most comfortable bed - oh! and tea/ coffee making facility in the room. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious attended by cheerful staff that brighten up the morning. Clontarf Castle would be our first choice in Dublin and at Roomex rates the best value in town!