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Hotel Description

4-star eco-friendly hotel near Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

City Centre Dublin stay

At this City Centre Dublin hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and Grand Canal, both within a 5-minute walk. Dublin Port and The Convention Centre Dublin are also within half a mile (1 km).

Full-service spa, dining

A full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this eco-friendly hotel. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. You'll appreciate the health club, bar/lounge, and coffee shop.

Free WiFi, cable TV

Along with free WiFi, the 304 guestrooms offer 24-hour room service and cable TV. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and hair dryers.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$107 per night

Superior Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double & Single Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane 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 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

Everyone (7)
5 out of 5
Nice and quiet location. We arrived before 7 in the morning and it was very nice of the hotel staff to offer as complimentary early morning refreshments.

Posted by on May 21, 2018

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5 out of 5
Excellent hotel that was clean, quiet and comfortable. Hotel staff was very helpful. Conveniently located and a 20 - 30 minute walk to the Temple Bar area.

Posted by , from Chicago on Apr 22, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel

Really nice comfortable rooms.Staff was very professional and helpful

Posted by , from CO on Jul 19, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 24, 2017 by Brian Erb, Deputy General Manager

Dear Dwight, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again very soon. Sincerely, Brian Erb Deputy General Manager

5 out of 5

Great location for city center!

Great hotel. No fridge in the room was difficult, also the closing times of the pool on the weekend were too early. Had a great stay, just wish we could have enjoyed the pool and jacuzzi a little more.

Posted by , from Yakima, Washington on May 20, 2016

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4 out of 5

Pretty Good Hotel

Nice enough, a bit of a distance from the things you would want to do and see in Dublin but still a 10 minute walk. Rooms were spacious.

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016

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5 out of 5

4 Star stay, 3 star price

Pros: Good location, fast Freindley service.
Cons: N/A
Location: This hotel is slightly away from the center of the city, so it was quiet at night. Only a 10 minute walk to some great spots.
We arrived early, the hotel staff checked us and held our bags so we could tour Dublin. That night, we were given our key cards to a clean comfortable room. Could not have asked for more. Very happy.

Posted by , from NYC on Nov 25, 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel close to the city center.

Pros: The Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Cons: Accommodate people with allergies.
Location: Walking distance to Temple Bar area, Trinity College- see the library, and downtown shopping. Take the hop on hop off bus to Guinness store.
Our overall stay was superb. One thing did stand is that they are not prepared for people with food and other type of allergies. On a couple of evenings when we would eat in the bar area, they did not have food items I could eat since I have serval food allergies. Other than that we enjoyed our stay. We would like to thank the breakfast staff for being so accommodating.

Posted by , from Germany on Mar 29, 2015

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3 out of 5

This hotel was very accommodating. They allowed us to check in early and check out late. Everyone was pleasant and friendly.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: Nothing close, hotel clerks must learn to give real directions
One criticism is that when asked a question about travel, directions touring Ireland, no one was really helpful. In museums asking where things are you are given very general directions, and signs are very incomplete. They lead you somewhere then stop and what you are looking for is not there. They gave such general information, even at the desk of the hotel, I found this to be a fact all over Ireland, not just at the hotel. Eg. When we were leaving to go home we wanted to catch the airlink to the airport which was just across the bridge at the convention center according to the brochure and the clerk at the hotel desk. However, 3 buses passed us and were pointing to somewhere, but we never could find the bus stop in front of the convention center and ended up taking a cab, or we would have missed the plane. I'm sure there was someplace we had to go other than the front of the convention center and the hotel people should know this and be able to direct us there, but they just smiled and said the busstop was right in front of the convention center, but it wasn't. Also, my daughter and her boyfriend paid 90 euro's at the tourism center for the bus to the cliffs of moher got there 20 minutes early. They were told to wait inside as the bus wasn't loading yet. There were 3 buses from different company's, and they waited inside the station as it was cold and raining assuming it would be announced when they were loading, and the bus took off without them. When they asked the clerk when will they be loading they were told the buses just took off. Nobody announced loading was happening and the clerk actually said the driver came and told him they were missing 2 people, but never even asked in the center if anyone was waiting for the tour bus, even though he asked them to wait inside when they first wanted to get on the bus. Can't comprehend such studpidity, and they weren't given their money back. They have to dispute it. Ireland is a wonderful country with many wonderful people, but they can be both accommodating in one way and totally misleading in other ways.

Posted by , from New York, NY on Jan 4, 2012

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3 out of 5

Christmas 2009

We stayed at this hotel for 8 nights during the holidays in December. We found the hotel suited our needs. My children , both teenagers 15 & 17 enjoyed the health club. The staff were curteous and efficient. The rooms were clean, maid service efficient too. The breakfast buffet was just okay...the mass produced scrambled eggs were a turn off. The hotel location was just a little too far out, although we did enjoy walking 15min into city center...however would not walk in this area by myself .

Posted by on Jan 11, 2010

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4 out of 5

Not too bad

I stayed at the Maldron Hotel while on a guided tour of Ireland. I found the hotel and staff very nice. The room was wonderful. It is a bit out of the way and had to take a taxi to Trinity College and Grafton Street but that was ok because I got to interact with the local taxi driver. There was lots of construction in the area but that didn't bother me one bit...Just work around mess...Nothing is perfect but I did enjoy my stay at this hotel.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2009

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About the Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

Location Cardiff Lane, Dublin, Dublin Dublin 2

Property Features

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. 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. A children's pool, a sauna, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the eco-friendly Clayton Hotel 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
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Dublin (DUB) (13 km / 8.1 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)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane offers 304 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Dublin hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Refrigerators 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 (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • 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 specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Open daily.

Vertigo Bar - This bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The Club Vitae Health & Fitness Club facilities include more than 60 pieces of cardio equipment with individual TV screens, free weights, a 22-meter indoor swimming pool, a children's pool, sauna, and steam room. All guests using the indoor swimming pool are required to wear a swimming cap. Guests can take part in spinning and cardio-kickboxing classes in the studio. Entry is complimentary for hotel guests.

Golfers will find several courses in the wider area, with the nearest one at Clontarf Golf Club, 2 miles (3 km) away. Boat trips around the coastal islands of Skerries and Lambay depart from Custom House Quay, 547 yards (500 meters) from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; 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 have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

Hotel Policies


  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • 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, debit 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 onsite parking is available.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • 24-hour check-in


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 16.00 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Cardiff Lane Hotel
  • Maldron Cardiff Lane
  • Maldron Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane
  • Maldron Hotel & Leisure Club Cardiff Lane Dublin
  • Maldron Leisure Club Cardiff Lane
  • Maldron Leisure Club Cardiff Lane Dublin
  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane Dublin
  • Clayton Cardiff Lane Dublin
  • Clayton Cardiff Lane
  • Clayton Hotel Leisure Club Cardiff Lane Dublin
  • Clayton Hotel Leisure Club Cardiff Lane
  • Clayton Leisure Club Cardiff Lane Dublin
  • Clayton Leisure Club Cardiff Lane
  • Maldron Hotel Leisure Club Cardiff Lane
  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane formerly 'Maldron Cardiff Lane'
  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane
  • Clayton Leisure 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 Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

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