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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in the heart of Dublin awaits you at Castle Hotel. Within steps you'll find popular attractions like Garden of Remembrance and Parnell Square. Highlights at this hotel include free daily breakfast, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour business center.

TVs with cable channels are featured in all 131 individually decorated rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Room service, hair dryers, and desks are also available.

The restaurant, The Castle Vaults, is open for breakfast and dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Free full breakfast is available daily between 7:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a short walk walk of this 3-star City Centre North hotel include Dublin Writers Museum and James Joyce Cultural Centre.

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$102 per night

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room (2 Adults and 2 Children)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Castle Hotel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

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

Comfortable Hotel near Dublin City Centre

My wife and I loved this kitschy Georgian hotel. The service was excellent from the wonderful people at the front desk to the servers and barman in the two restaurants. One of the room cleaners graciously showed my wife how to use the built in hair dryer. We spent several late evenings after a day of hard touristing in the hotel's Vault bar. Lewis makes an awesome Irish coffee that must be tried to be believed. The morning breakfast buffet in the Music Shop Cafe which was included in the room price far exceeded any hotel buffet I have seen. The servers were friendly, the wait for a table was short and a full Irish breakfast was available. The only complaint would be the size of this shower stall, but I suppose when converting Georgian townhouses into a hotel this is to be expected. We would definitively stay here again since we are already planning a return trip for next year.

Posted by , from Redlands, CA on Jun 30, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 11, 2017 by Yvonne

Dear Michael Thank you for your 5 out of 5 review. I am glad you enjoyed your recent stay and found the staff and service excellent. I look forward to welcoming you back for your return trip to Dublin next year, make sure you let us know that you are returning visitors to avail of our return visitor discount. Kindest Regards Yvonne O'Keeffe General Manager

5 out of 5

Quirky historic hotel conveniently located

Pros: quirky historic layout; wonderful staff; excellent dinner
Cons: breakfast was a bit dull
Location: not centrally located, but Trinity College is a easy 10 min walk, and hotel is very near a stop for the city hop-on/off bus tour
The Castle Hotel was a fun, quirky experience. Although the building layout makes little sense, my room number was in the 100s, but located on the second floor, this just adds to the atmosphere. You never know what you'll find around the next corner! The decor is old but not shabby; I found it charming and added to the ambiance. GPS was a bit challenged to find the right location, but the hotel staff was more than happy to talk me through the directions. My room was small, but it was just me so I wasn't bothered. The shower was hot with good pressure and the bed comfortable. The window did open to the main street which was a little noisy, but I was so tired I feel asleep with no problem. The dinner in the Vault was wonderful! A neat space with excellent food. And the little bar had live music. It was nice to listen to traditional Irish tunes and enjoy a few drinks. Though not centrally located, it is close enough to some main attractions (Trinity College 10 minute walk) it was still convenient. I only spent one night but would visit again for a longer stay in Dublin.

Posted by , from Greater Cincinnati on Sep 21, 2016

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5 out of 5

Perfect hotel/location for flights out of Dublin

Pros: Access to Dublin Airport
Cons: na
Location: na
Hotel is located about 500 yards from Terminal 2 which is where most intl flights leave from. Five to ten minute walk but the hotel has a free shuttle from 4am to 12am.

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016

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4 out of 5

Castle hotel Dublin

Pros: Location, music and the breakfast included
Cons: Bedding: also we asked for a king and got two twins pushed together.
Nice amenities and was very good location. Music in the PM was nice as was the breakfast included

Posted by , from Washington DC on Sep 14, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 16, 2016 by Zachary - Reservations Manager

Thanks for staying with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the amenities that we have to offer along with the location. We are very sorry to hear that you did not like the joined beds. They can be a bit strange if you are not used to them. Please do let us know in the future that you would like a natural King bed instead of the joined king, and if we have one available we will do our best to accommodate your request. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5

CLOSE to so many attractions and exh. in Dublin.

Pros: Great location near O'Connell Street, walking distance to so many attractions and good restaurants. also close to many bus stops and quick stores.
Cons: Perhaps a better lock on the door..
Location: O'Connell is a major thoroughfare, the Remembrance Garden is across the street, Grafton St. and Temple Bar are approx. 1 mile walk away!!!!! superb>
From the moment I walked into this hotel, I was happy and charmed. Great and knowledgeable staff. They suggested bus routes, very good restaurants, how to get to places and all their info was correct and appreciated. My brother had a front room that was lovely but a little noisy with street traffic (#107). My room (202) looked out at the car park in the back but was quiet. Comfortable. Nice bathrooms. No separate shower but ok. Restaurant on ground floor served a fine Irish breakfast...good food and the personnel were helpful, smiling and happy. Good experience in the morning. There was a computer in the parlor to help with boarding passes, etc. I didn't use the bar or restaurant in the basement but my brother did and said it was nice. Live music in the p.m.m

Posted by , from Scottsdale, az on Apr 29, 2016

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5 out of 5
We arrived well before the check-in time, expecting to leave our bags and check in later, the front desk found us a vacant room and we were able to refresh before hitting the city. Staff was very friendly.

Posted by on Dec 6, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice moderately priced hotel with good location

Pros: The breakfast selection, the friendliness of the staff, the cleanliness of the rooms, and the location.
Location: Both the Hugh Lane Gallery and the Writer's Museum are across the street and highly recommend!
We really enjoyed our stay here. Excellent breakfast selection provided - not your usual fare. The location is excellent for the price. We walked everywhere, but there were buses very close by for those who are not as keen to explore on foot. The room and bathroom were very large by European standards, though the shower isn't huge it is a decent size. We are both over 6 feet tall and the shower provided ample room as well a showerhead that was above our heads! We were staying during the off season so the hotel was very quiet for us, so can't comment on the complaints of other reviewers. The maze like hallways only added to its charm in my opinion. The staff was very helpful and friendly and were only too happy to help us make arrangements for tours and the like, as well as answer any questions.

Posted by , from North Carolina on Nov 29, 2015

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Stay

Pros: Staff
Cons: Bigger room.
Location: Not too much nearby but bus stop about 1 block away and east to get to.
The room was rather small but I did not spend much time there. An odd layout. Staff was 1st Class. The bar was great with singing. Close to bus stops to get downtown and back.

Posted by , from South Carolina on Sep 13, 2015

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5 out of 5

The real Irish experience

Pros: Friendly staff and great location.
Cons: hmmm....not sure
Location: The location was far enough away to be quiet for sleeping but close enough to the downtown attractions for those nights on the town.
This was our first time in Ireland and we found the hotel and staff to be wonderful!!! The hotel was furnished beautifully and gave us a real feel for the true Dublin experience. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful every day! They were a pleasure to do business with, I would stay there again in a second!

Posted by , from Newport, NY on Apr 8, 2015

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1 out of 5

Missed Opportunity for Charm

If you're looking for quaint, Irish hospitality during your stay, then you're going to want to skip this hotel all together. If you're willing to live with outside noise at all hours, (police sirens, drunks, etc), noisy neighbors you can hear through the walls, a pungent, musty smell from the shower curtain, a TV with 3 channels (and another 3 with no sound), a rude staff more interested in personal calls than you, disgusting breakfast (complimented by an unpleasant server), then this is the place for you. There's also a strip club 3 doors down if you're into that sort of thing...but I doubt you can afford it after paying approx $175 per night at the hotel dump.

Posted by on May 24, 2008

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at the family-friendly Castle Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Dublin hotel.

  • 131 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 4 conference rooms
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Dublin (DUB) (10.6 km / 6.6 mi)
  • Train station: Dublin Heuston Station (5 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Abbey Street Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Castle Hotel offers 131 accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.

The Castle Vaults - This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Old Music Shop - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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.

This hotel may place an authorization on the credit/debit card used for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made onsite instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Self parking fee: EUR 15 per night

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

Hotel Names

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.