The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel

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Located in Dublin city centre, just two minutes from O'Connell St, The Castle Hotel is within minutes walk of everything that the city has to offer including Temple Bar, Croke Park, The Gate Theatre, Dublin Writers Museum, James Joyce Cultural Centre and the principal shopping districts. Boasting grand staircases, magnificent crystal chandeliers and marble fireplaces, The Castle Hotel provides guests with a glimpse into the Georgian era while staying in touch with the demands of the modern world. We offer single, double, twin, triple and family rooms, all are en-suite and elegantly decorated in warm tones to offer both comfort and style to our guests. Our converted 19th Century wine cellars are the setting for the Castle Vaults Bar and Restaurant which serves a pre-theatre and an a la carte menu daily. The bar stocks a wide variety of craft beers, wines and spirits to please the most discerning of tastes. Each weekend the hotel offers live entertainment with traditional Irish music playing in the bar in the evenings from 9-11pm. The hotel has its own secured, gated private car park at a cost of €15 per night and the 747 Airlink airport shuttle stops just a 1 minute walk away. As far as local attractions go, Croke Park, The Hugh Lane Art Gallery, The Garden of Remembrance, The Abbey Theatre, The Gate Theatre and the James Joyce Cultural Centre are all just a short walk away.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Room features
Housekeeping
Room service
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, German

Location

Gardiner Row, Dublin D01 R640 Ireland
Getting there
Great for walkers
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles2,937 reviews
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The Castle Hotel garners praise for its cleanliness and efficient housekeeping, although communication could be polished. Its prime location is a hit among travelers, offering easy access to Dublin's hotspots while providing a peaceful haven. The amenities, including diverse breakfast choices and live music, contribute to the hotel's inviting atmosphere. Staff are often celebrated for their friendliness and helpful service, though some guests have encountered slow service. Room experiences vary, with comfort marred by noise and maintenance issues for some. Opinions on value are mixed, with debates over pricing versus family-friendly policies.
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Expensive
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Annieandgirls wrote a review Aug 2020
Newry, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed overnight as a family of five. This was one of the few hotels in Dublin we could get a room for five at a reasonable price. Our room was very spacious, clean and so quiet at night.

Upon arrival we felt very at ease and could see the hotel had put a lot of work into ensuring their guests are safe. It was not crowded in any way and had a well marked one way system.

The hotel is in a brilliant location for anyone wanting to explore the city centre and has the added bonus of parking spaces available.

Breakfast was provided and we were provided with an allocated time slot of our choosing. Upon arrival at breakfast all the tables were very well spaced out and only a few other families were present at any time. The food was excellent and certainly had more than we expected. The staff were extremely attentive and pleasant. the hotel owner took the time to go around the guests ensuring everyone had a pleasant stay. We had a great wee chat and my daughters especially enjoyed exchanging cupla focal with him.

As a family and even when I will be travelling for business in Dublin again this will be first hotel I will check for availability.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Nora mark revie... O wrote a review Sep 2020
Killorglin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On a chance visit to Dublin (Hospital Appointment)we came upon The Castle Hotel.Its location in Gardiner Row/Great Denmark St(near the Garden of Rememberance) within walking Distance to The Mater Private Hospital/Mater Hospital/Temple St Children s Hospital/and Rotunda Hospital.

The Hotel is a Beautiful example of Georgian Homes...and we were si kucky to stay here.Stepping inside to Reception Leah made us most welcome one immediately realizes the immence beauty of the Hotel.
Full adhere to washing ones hands and adhering the distance all well marked out.
The Beautiful selected Elegant Furniture...it is very evident a passion for Architecture I s a must
by the Properitor Two Lovely Period
Staircases(just ideal for a Bride on her Wedding Day to be Photographed here.
The liveky bright well maintained carpeting throughout the Hotel has to be mentioned.
On arrival to our Bedroom we found a lovely large elegant bedroom a Big Large Bed and a Single Bed alongside.
The Curains were from ceiling ti floor matching tie backs just beautiful.The beds were top quality lovely crisp linen and ensuite all perfect lovely fluffy white towels..
We slept well and had to be up earily
for appointment.
Later in morning i selected a lovely liggt breakfast Ham Omelette/Toast and Coffee.There was a lovely varied menu available Owen my server in The Vaults Restaurant was most attentive.
Noted again full adherance to safety guidelines.
Next door The Castle Tea Rooms ideal for breakfast or lunch too.
Social distancing /Hand Sanitizers and a one way system exists on the ground floor also Reception and Bar Area seating reduced to comply with Social Distancing.Reception check in recommended to book table for meals time..
1986 a new owner bought the Castle Hotel and set about refurbishing to its original grandeur.In 1930s Martin Walton began publishing Irish songs and music from No2 North Fredricks and in 1950s started the Glenside Record Label hence" Waltons Music c Programme"on Radio Eireann always ending "If you do feel like singing do sing an Irish song"
In 1986 Fionn MacCumhaill (the New Owner of the Castle Hotel...no
kidding)and the Walton Family restored the full 7Georgian Houses.
In 2013 the present owner bought the entire property's now 9Georgian Houses
Its a must to stay here its divine in the heart of Dublin City the beauty of such magnificent work makes one feel like royalty.Definitley will be back everything excellent staff and Hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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niamhod wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I came for two nights with my boyfriend on a voucher in October. Our voucher was for a dinner and 2 night stay. The staff were so accommodating, i think there was only 1/ 2 other guests as it was during lockdown. Let me say the food was great! We got our complimentary meal (3 course) in the restaurant. I appreciated that they let us eat there since it takes more effort, rather than just placing us in the breakfast area or something. The waiter was so nice and patient. Food = amaizing! I loved my soup to start and bf loved his seafood chowder. He had a lovely steak as main course while i had the salmon- both cooked to perfection with lovely flavours. I had a gorgeous chocolate brownie dessert and he had a fruity one. The bedroom was so clean and really luxury decor. The lady on the desk gave us a room with a bath as i requested and they offered if we wanted a view of the street or the courtyard. We opted for the street view- i love hearing the buzz of the city outside. There is free parking in the hotel and it is secure within the gates. Amazing location just 2 mins walk from oconnell street. We will defo be back! 5 stars from me !!!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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DONNA B wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very nice Georgian hotel in Dublin. I sincerely enjoyed my stay. Initially I was only going to stay for two nights but found the staff and facility to be so accommodating in both location and amenities I ended up staying all 7 nights here. The breakfasts in the morning are wonderful, the restaurant and bar are lovely with live music every night. There was a different performer every night and a demonstration of traditional dancing on Friday and Saturday night. I would definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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NKW1971 wrote a review Jun 2022
Bexley
3.0 of 5 bubbles
On the plus side the hotel provides a Continental and an Irish breakfast, with had a very large and very nice selection of choices for each. The staff were all friendly and helpful. Also they have entertainment in the hotel with live music every evening and dancing some evenings as well.

On the negative side sadly was our room. The door to our room wouldn’t lock easily and we ended up having to slam the door shut every time we left the room to get the door to lock. The only way to cool the room was to open the windows. As the latch on the windows was high up, we had to stand on a chair to be able to open and close the windows easily. Also I discovered some bits of dried food around the skirting board in the room (pretty disgusting that).

The big negative was the bathroom in our room, which was awful:

1) The bathroom was very warm, especially after using the shower. The air vent in the ceiling didn’t do much to get rid of the damp and the heat in the bathroom.
2) There was very little power in the shower.
3) When we tried to change the height of the shower head, the shower head holder kept falling out of its bracket. So in the end we just left the shower head alone.
4) The worst thing about the bathroom was that there was no shower cubicle, there was just a curtain around the shower, with a slope in the floor for the water to drain down. The problem was that this didn’t prevent you from flooding the bathroom when having a shower. So if you went into the bathroom after someone had used the shower, you had to go into the bathroom wearing footwear, or you would soak your socks.

Now I know that it is a very old Victorian hotel, so probably not easy to upgrade the facilities, but you still need to provide reasonable facilities in the rooms.
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Date of stay: June 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Chris.s wrote a review Aug 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Initially, our room for 2 nights was pre-booked by our travel agent, so with this in mind,
we hadn't researched nor had any expectations towards this accommodation. We had arrived early in Dublin, and the staff at the Castle were extremely helpful securing our luggage, and letting us into our room a few hours prior to check-in. The
Castle, from what we were told, is the oldest hotel in Dublin, and has a history to back
up such a claim. It is by far one of the most unique stays I've had anywhere, and I've
travelled a great deal. It has an aged charm, a sense of cozy grandeur if you will, and
to me at least, a character worth flying over the Atlantic for. Portraits adorning the walls in the sitting rooms, with large windows looking out into the busy streets, it has a
rich personality that compels one to explore further each time. The staff were on hand, and available to assist, and enlightened us regarding the Castles history in the
form of a printout which visitors may keep. The room we made home for a couple nights was small, everything functioned as it should, and like many properties marking
a lengthy existence, it wasn't soundproof. I say that simply to be truthful, as it had no
bearing upon the visit itself. Situated below the main level is the restaurant/pub area
which served standard fare, and where performers ply their trade each night. There
is a breakfast/brunch area on the main level as well where a buffet style of service is
offered, and I highly recommend it as a great way to start a long days hiking about in
Dublin. If you are seeking an experience of a historical nature in Dublin, with kind staff, and comfortable rooms, and a wide array of food options, the Castle Hotel will
be able to satisfy that objective. There's no doubt that I will revisit this wonderful, and
and incredibly unique location at some point in the future. Cheers to all of the fine
individuals that made this stay so very special!
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Date of stay: September 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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lauracroftcardoso wrote a review Jan 2020
Seixal, Portugal
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I staied here with my cousin for 3 nights and we enjoyed the stay. The location is very good cause it is not at a noisy area and it is 8 min walk to the temple bar street. The employees of the hotel are really nice ,friendly and always available to help. Our room was good, it has space for our stuff, it had a closet, two sofas, good lightning, the beds were really comfy, and we were warm all the time. The bathroom was big and modern with some amenities products always available. Beware that they have the electric connection as UK and we didn’t remembered that. Fortunately, the ones next to the bed has usb connection so you can charge your electronic devices in cause you forget 🙂 The breakfast was really good, but since it is a 4⭐️ hotel I think it could have some natural juices or more variety of juices and pancakes. Besides that, very good food, really tasty and very well done. The room of the breakfast is very good and pretty. I would recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Joe J wrote a review Aug 2020
Peterborough, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Today we've just returned from Dublin. Family trip, 2 rooms booked. A nice surprise in the heart of Dublin, walking distance to the Spire and Grafton Street. Very friendly staff, cozy rooms, quiet and very very clean. Good food, had the pleasure of talking to the owner, a lovely gentleman, who said that they don't believe in storing frozen foods and that's one of the keys of being able to offer such a good quality meals. Parking is private and accessible only for the guests of the hotel, costs 15 euros daily. I highly recommend to arrange in advance with the hotel to reserve you a spot as parking on the neighbouring streets is more expensive and not safe.
The restaurant was great, seafood chowder is amazing. I have to mention Stefan here who is a great asset to the hotel, friendly and accommodating our special requests with the highest level of professionalism.
For sure we'll return here.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Yvonne O'Keeffe, General Manager at The Castle Hotel
Responded Aug 19, 2020
Dear AlexDerry Thank you for your very kind review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay and had the opportunity to chat to Fionn, the owner of the hotel who really enjoys chatting to and welcoming all of our guests to the hotel. I have passed on your lovely comments to Stefan and to our Food & Beverage team, we really appreciate positive feedback from our guests and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Castle Hotel, don't forget to use the Promo code RETURN10 on our website for your next visit which will give you a 10% discount for any return visit. Kindest Regards Yvonne O'Keeffe General Manager
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Dublin L wrote a review May 2021
Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here as we had early morning appointments in the Mater hospital and as the hotel is only a 5 minute walk it made sense to stay here.

Cannot pay high enough praise to everyone working there. Laura who checked us in was so very helpful and explained all the covid safe procedures that the hotel have in place(was also incredibly helpful in another issue post checkout).

The rooms themselves are beautiful, very large and very modernised bathrooms considering the beautiful old style Georgian decor of the building.

The cafe was open and the food was delicious, both lunch and dinner and very reasonably priced. Trevor, the lad working there, was such a good laugh. We could of spent the whole day just chatting with him and having the craic, really helped to put us at ease as we were quite nervous.....an empty hotel can be quite unnerving!!

All in all we loved it so much that on the way back home we booked 2 nights for early June when they re-open. We could of booked anywhere but it really is down to the great staff, service, food and location that we decided we have to revisit.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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00SKK2013 wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friends & I stayed at the castle hotel over the St Patrick’s day weekend & we absolutely loved it.
Now if you’re one of those folks that love everything modern & gadgets then this is not the place for you. If you love ornate deco, history & warm hospitality then this is the place for you.
The staff from arrival were lovely & friendly plus if you ask, you’ll also get history info about the hotel too.
I was staying with friends & our room was big enough for the three of us & had all we needed. To be honest we were hardly in the room as the location is very central & we were able to walk to all the places we wanted to visit.
The hotel breakfast was good, a cooked breakfast or continental, I am vegan there was food I could eat & they also had soya milk for cereal & tea. The staff serving were all lovely & breakfast was a nice start to the day.
The hotel is compromised of several Georgian houses & it was like a little maze finding your room (thank goodness for the signs) that made us giggle after a few drinks.
My only criticism is the lack of choice for a vegan for an evening meal, there was only one which was a falafel & salad, which was lovely, but if you wanted a hot meal or something a little more substantial, you’d be disappointed. However, there are plenty of food places to eat nearby. We choose to eat in the restaurant as there was music & dancing (which was fantastic) It would have been good to see a vegan chilli on the menu too but the entertainment made up for it.
Location wise, as I said, it is within walking distance of Trinity College, the Post Office (good little museum there) Temple Bar etc. We on arrival caught a bus in which was 10 euro return to the city centre & a 14 min walk (we had a further walk as we arrive on the day of the St Patrick’s day parade) so a lot of roads were closed. We chose to take a taxi back to the airport which was only 25 euros.
I would absolutely stay here again & plan to, it really embellished the warm hospitality of Eire, a fab find.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Amy asked a question Jan 2024
Phoenix, Arizona7 contributions2 helpful votes
Are there laundry facilities available?
Answer from Castle Hotel
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Good Morning We don't have laundry facilities in the hotel but we are located in the City Centre and there are a number of different laundries located within walking distance. Hope this helps. Kindest Regards Yvonne O'Keeffe General Manager
Robert M asked a question Mar 2023
1 contribution
Are pets allowed?
Answer from Castle Hotel
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Good Morning No unfortunately we do not offer pet facilities at present. Kindest Regards Yvonne
Answer from Marisa C
Swanley, United Kingdom15 contributions9 helpful votes
7.30 t0 9.30am
Answer from lolavegas084
London, United Kingdom22 contributions36 helpful votes
A cot is a crib over here - so yes
Rita W asked a question Sep 2022
2 contributions
Does the hotel have a lift.
Answer from Minnie0108
Zagreb, Croatia134 contributions62 helpful votes
yes, it does
GKR79 wrote a tip May 2024
Brno, Czech Republic23 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had windows leading to the bar terrace and there was a moderate noise heard later in the evenings (nothing extreme)."
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gary b wrote a tip May 2024
Dawlish, United Kingdom1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t book room 30, go for 31"
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katieqd wrote a tip Apr 2024
Kohler, Wisconsin187 contributions78 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"See your room…don’t agree to switch."
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Mark P wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If your driving, make sure you have a small car. Parking is extremely limited, but secure."
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John B wrote a tip Apr 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the antiquity of the building and its place in Dublin's history!"
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C$294 - C$435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
140
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Castle Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Castle Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Belvedere Irish Night (0.1 km), Gate Theatre (0.2 km), and Hugh Lane Gallery (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Castle Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Castle Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Castle Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Castle Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lovinspoon, Chapter One by Mickael Viljanen, and One Society.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Castle Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Castle Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Castle Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to The Castle Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kilmainham Gaol Museum (3.4 km), 14 Henrietta Street (0.5 km), and Guinness Storehouse (2.1 km).
Is The Castle Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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