4.1 out of 5

"Friendly & efficient staff. Room pleasant & spacious. Only negative was the bathroom cleaner used smelled off or was damp. Fine If left door closed. S ... " More

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Hotel Description

Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane places you in the center of Dublin, within a short 5-minute stroll of popular places like The Grand Canal Theatre and The Convention Centre Dublin. Highlights at this hotel include a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an indoor swimming pool.

Free WiFi, cable TV, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 304 rooms. 24-hour room service, free newspapers, and in-room massages are also available.

A day of pampering can include massages, body scrubs, and facials along with access to the sauna and spa tub. The restaurant, Stir Restaurant, serves Modern European cuisine and is open for breakfast and dinner. Vertigo Bar is the hotel's own bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Enjoy the health club, sauna, and kids' swimming pool as well as access to aerobics classes. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star Trinity College hotel, attractions include 3Arena and Custom House.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£109 per night

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane ratings based on 53 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Good location for 3 arena

Friendly & efficient staff. Room pleasant & spacious. Only negative was the bathroom cleaner used smelled off or was damp. Fine If left door closed. Shower pressure may be an issue for some guests as weak. Pleasant stay.

Posted by , from mayo on 22 Feb 2017

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5 out of 5

Fab location

We walked to everything we wanted to see Guinness factory, Jameson tour, temple bar - easy access straight into town . A lovely dock lands area just across the road . Staff were more than helpful. Hotel spotlessly clean. We were 40 mins late for breakfast one morning and they still said come in . Would definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from n on 29 Aug 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Sep 2016 by Brian Erb

Dear sally, Thank you for your feedback in relation to your stay with us here at the Clayton Hotel. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and loved the available facilities. We strive very hard to make sure all our guests have the most pleasant stay with us. We would be thrilled to welcome you back again upon your next visit to Dublin. Warmest Regards, Brian Erb Deputy General Manager

3 out of 5

Worst night sleep ...EVER!!

Before I start, this is not a hotel bashing review -rather some constructive criticism for a hotel I have stayed in more than a few times. Recently rebranded to the Clayton chain, the biggest selling point this hotel has is the proximity to the Bord Gais Theatre, and once again this was the reason we had our post Xmas / pre New Year break in Dublin. The rebrand doesn't seem to have changed much, with the same familiar layout and relaxing bar and lounge areas. Breakfast is as chaotic as ever, with the single fruit juice area not adding to the flow of guests and as for the seating right in front of the buffet queue...please sort that out, people want to have their breakfast without everyone else staring down their throat. But my main complaint is with the sleeping arrangements...at first sight the room was perfect, good sized triple room with an actual single bed and a modern flat screen tv >20 inches. But then came the time to sleep...DO NOT get a room at the front of the hotel, you may as well be trying to sleep in the central reservation of the M1. Don't remember when my wife and I eventually collapsed, but when wokened by the leaf blower at 7am the next morning (I kid you not) we felt truly ready for a good kip. In fact, if we had not been able to get moved right there and then to a room at the back of the hotel, albeit a much inferior room, we would have checked out that day and headed straight home after the show (which fyi was Fantastic!). So before the next time we stay, please sort out the soundproofing!! PS...please show the barstaff the right glasses to use for cocktails. We will be back, and I hope to be able to report on the improvements.

Posted by on 15 Jan 2016

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5 out of 5

20th wedding anniversary trip

The hotel is lovely and staff are very friendly, especially Derek the consearge. Amenities are great and the hotel bar is great with fantastic food. We had an executive room which was fantastic, clean and a lovely balcony. Would definitely recommend. There was a large group of us, 18, and whatever we asked like sitting at breakfast together, including decorating our friends room with baloons and banners they were happy to accommodate.

Posted by on 9 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5

3 nights in Dublin

The Maldron hotel was very comfortable and spacious. The staff were very kind and helpful and we certainly enjoyed our stay there. Although we didn't really use any of the hotel's facilities so we can't review them, we enjoyed the comfort of the room and the delicious full irish breakfast that was served every day. We definitely recommend this hotel.

Posted by on 23 Sep 2015

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5 out of 5

Great hotel

Great hotel, great staff and room quality. Both the Aircoach and Green Bus Tour stop outside so although the hotel is not exactly central it is only 5 mins from all you need.

Posted by on 15 Sep 2015

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4 out of 5

great city break

Nice hotel in a great city. Little further out but nice walk along the river into town. Rooms clean and comfortable, staff nice. Second visit and would return again.

Posted by on 11 Aug 2015

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5 out of 5

excellent for access to bord gais theatre

delighted. had a very pleasant stay. would definitely stay again.

Posted by on 29 Dec 2014

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4 out of 5

Good hotel

Hotel was very good, clean and friendly. Staff always on call and very willing to help. Location about 15 min walk from temple area

Posted by on 19 Aug 2014

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4 out of 5

lovely hotel

Very pleased with hotel, airport bus drops off at conference centre for a 5 min walk over Samuel Beckett bridge. Well placed for steady walk , about 20 mins, to O2 arena, Aviva stadium , Temple bar or O'Connell street areas etc. Staff welcoming, polite and helpful. Lovely spacious room, very clean, fresh towels. Tea, coffee etc. topped up daily. Didn't have breakfast, thought it was a little pricey , went to city centre instead, loads of places to eat. Would have been a 5 star if they included breakfast considering total cost of stay Overall a lovely hotel, would recommend

Posted by on 11 Jun 2014

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About the Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane

Location Cardiff Lane, Dublin, Dublin Dublin 2

Property Features

Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. A children's pool, a sauna, and spa services are also featured at the eco-friendly Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Dublin hotel.

  • 304 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Dublin (DUB) (13.9 km / 8.6 mi)
  • Train station: Dublin Pearse Street Station (0.9 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Mayor Square - NCI Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)

Room Amenities

Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane offers 304 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hairdryers. This Dublin hotel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Stir Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Vertigo Bar – This bar only serves light fare.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Pilates classes on site

Spa Services

The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. The spa is open selected days.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body scrubs
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies


  • Minimum check-in age is 16
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • No pets allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 13.50 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Hospitality Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.