4.0 out of 5

"The room was great (with a free upgrade!) pool area/bar lovely. Food was delicious however the service could have spoilt the night. We had pre booked ... " More

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Hotel Description

Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane puts you in the heart of Dublin, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and The Convention Centre Dublin. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and a health club.

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, facials, and mani/pedis. 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 fitness centre, sauna, and kids' swimming pool as well as access to aerobics classes. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10 AM.

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

Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£108 per night

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed 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 72 verified reviews

Review Summary
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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 4.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5
Disappointed the swimming pool facilities wasn't open and no-one had let us know. We paid extra for the hotel as it was a spa and didn't get what we paid for

Posted by on 31 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Lovely hotel

The room was great (with a free upgrade!) pool area/bar lovely. Food was delicious however the service could have spoilt the night. We had pre booked a table at a set price which wasn’t on their record. They gave us a different menu to the one we pre booked and tried to over charge us. All mistakes we could see coming as there was a clear lack of organisation in the restaurant. It was all sorted but wasn’t great on Valentine’s Day!

Posted by , from Leeds on 16 Feb 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to 3 arena.

Excellent transport links to airport and hop on hop off bus. Friendly, helpful staff, was able to check in at 9am as room was ready and no problem storing luggage after check out time. Close enough to the city centre if you don't mind walking. Lovely evening meal in restaurant. Nice pub on the corner of street too. Would recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from Wales on 12 Feb 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel and close to city centre.

Good Points: Very close to Bord Gais and 20 minutes walk to O'Connell Street and less than 20 minutes to Trinity College, National Museum of Ireland and Temple Bar. Very nice hotel and food was good. Allowed to check in early. Bad Points: Room was to hot. Should have provided a fridge and the swimming pool was closed to early at 5.30pm over the Christmas period. In general I plan to go to Dublin in future and I would stay at the Clayton Hotel again.

Posted by , from NEWRY on 31 Dec 2017

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5 out of 5
Amazing hotel, upgraded us to an executive room for free and it was lovely. Really nice reception area especially the Christmas decorations and lovely touch with the complimentary mulled wine. Happy with everything!!

Posted by on 12 Dec 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location for us. Friendly staff

15 minute walk to Dublin Centre. Wished we had more time to experience the spa facilities

Posted by , from Y on 10 May 2017

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4 out of 5

Lovely hotel

Lovely hotel, staff were nice and helpful, breakfast was lovely. Pool was clean.

Posted by , from galway on 24 Apr 2017

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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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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 an indoor pool, a kid's pool, a health club, and a sauna. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and coffee/tea in common area 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
  • 5 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • 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 Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge (on request)
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Dublin (DUB) (12.2 km / 7.6 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 forms of accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. Cable televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Dublin's hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Fridges, in-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge available
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • 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 a 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.

  • Pilates classes on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages


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


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

Special check-in instructions:

There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


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: EUR13.50 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 28 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane Dublin
  • Clayton Cardiff Lane Dublin
  • Clayton Cardiff Lane

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.