"We stayed on a Christmas Eve and the hotel was really beautifully decorated. Breakfast was very busy, and we had to wait for a while in the lounge bar ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 30 Dec 2017

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in Clontarf awaits you at Clontarf Castle Hotel. You'll be 4.1 km (2.6 mi) from 3Arena and 4.2 km (2.6 mi) from The Convention Centre Dublin. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

All 111 individually decorated rooms feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, in-room childcare, and coffee/tea makers. Dining in is an option with 24-hour room service, and minibars provide refreshments. Safes, hairdryers, and phones are also available.

The restaurant, The Fahrenheit Grill, serves Irish cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Business amenities include conference space, meeting rooms, and a business centre. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre, and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 11 AM.

With a stay at this 4-star Clontarf hotel, you'll be 4.8 km (3 mi) from Garden of Remembrance and 5 km (3.1 mi) from Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

Clontarf Castle Hotel ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 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

Comfortable and very cosy for Christmas

We stayed on a Christmas Eve and the hotel was really beautifully decorated. Breakfast was very busy, and we had to wait for a while in the lounge bar, but had fizz whilst we waited. The room was comfortable and modern, but nothing particularly exciting. The toiletries were strongly perfumed with lemongrass, so make sure to bring your own if that's not your taste.

Posted by on 30 Dec 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jan 2018 by Jason Ormston

Many thanks for your kind review about your recent stay at Clontarf Castle. I am delighted that you found the Castle to be really beautiful with the decorations and that your room was comfortable and modern. We hope it is not too long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again and thank you again for your review. Jason Ormston General Manager

4 out of 5

Very nice hotel

Service was good, hotel looks impressive, about €16 taxi ride to town centre taking 10 mins.

Posted by on 12 Mar 2015

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4 out of 5

Beautiful hotel

Venue is beautiful and luxurious facilities. Our room was nothing special though. Noisy and bit cold even with air conditioning especially in the bathroom. I guess that's what you get when you pay less than 100e night in such a beautiful place.

Posted by on 7 Dec 2014

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4 out of 5

Lovely hotel...but no escape from lively Dublin!

Its a busy hotel; the bar, restaurant, lobby etc. Dublin centre is lively (10 mins in a cab, quicker and just as cheap as the bus) and so is this hotel, especially with the wedding season in full tilt! However, calm, peace and comfort are to be found on the other side of your bedroom door....and a lovely bedroom it is aswell!

Posted by on 2 Sep 2014

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4 out of 5

exploring dublin

Overall very good. Reception staff polite but functional. Restaurant staff excellent. It's the little things that matter hence my only real criticism was lack of a toothbrush and paste on arrival. International clientele arriving from all over would appreciate handy pack as you get on long haul flights. Would I stay again.? Most definitely YES!! Robert Crooks.

Posted by on 4 Aug 2014

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5 out of 5

Very Comfy beds lovely Hotel

Staff were excellent very friendly and very helpful. I would recommend this hotel to any of my friends.

Posted by on 22 Apr 2014

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3 out of 5

Ostentasious with style

Happy guests, pleasant staff, clean room, quite fun more like a replica castle than a genuine one. Handy walk to coast through quite a nice residential area. Several restuarants to choose from along the seafront. We found a great noodle bar. Palm trees along seafront.

Posted by on 7 Jun 2013

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3 out of 5

supposed to be a quiet weekend!

very noisy never slept the whole weekend very d issapointed !so much for the relaxing weekend. weddings on both evenings and music so loud playing into the early hours.

Posted by on 30 May 2013

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5 out of 5

Nuits magiques dans un château

Très bel Hotel dans un chateau, joliment modernisé et décoré. Le personnel est très agréable. Le buffet du petit dejeuner est à ne manquer sous aucun prétexte. Que de choix ! On s'est régalé. La chambre est spacieuse et charmante. Le lit est tres grand et la literie est tres confortable Notre sejour etait super. Merci

Posted by , from annemasse on 14 Apr 2018

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5 out of 5

Grand plaisir...

Pros: Le cadre (châteaux réhabilité), la restauration de qualité et plats locaux.
Cons: L'isolation phonique des fenêtres à vérifier
Très bien situé( non loin de l'aéroport malgré les embouteillages du matin, et à 13€ par Taxi du centre, l'endroit vaut le détour! Cadre charmant pour un rapport qualité/prix dépassant largement les concurrents internationaux de renom.

Posted by , from France on 17 Mar 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Apr 2018 by Jason Ormston

Dear NS68, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience in Clontarf Castle. We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Jason Ormston General Manager

About the Clontarf Castle Hotel

Location Castle Avenue, Dublin, Dublin 3

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include A business centre, a limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Public spaces have free WiFi. A fitness centre, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at the family-friendly Clontarf Castle Hotel. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Clontarf hotel is smoke free.

  • 111 guestrooms or units
  • 10 conference rooms
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • 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
  • Car service
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Dublin (DUB) (11.3 km / 7 mi)
  • Train station: Dublin Killester Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Clontarf Castle Hotel offers 111 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually decorated. 28-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Clontarf's hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

The Fahrenheit Grill – This restaurant specialises in Irish cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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.

If booking 5 or more rooms, a 25% nonrefundable deposit is required after booking, with the remaining balance due 4 weeks prior to arrival. To complete the reservation process and obtain additional information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR14.50 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

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

Hotel Names

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.