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Castle Hotel 3.5

City Center North, Dublin, County Dublin

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Pros

  • Central location north of the River Liffey near museums and theaters
  • Historic Georgian building with antique mirrors, chandeliers, and fireplaces
  • Clean, spacious rooms with comfortable beds, flat-screen TVs, and electric kettles
  • Charming common areas including residence lounges with fireplaces
  • Full Irish breakfast included in the nightly rate
  • Great ambiance at the underground Castle Vaults bar and restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi and small business center

Cons

  • Family rooms have old tube TVs and poor views

Bottom Line

The 28-room Castle Hotel is a mid-range option in an old Georgian building that offers great value for price. The rooms are basic but updated with attractive decor, comfortable beds, and flat-screen TVs. Room perks include floor to ceiling windows, an electric kettle, safe, and a pleasant color scheme. Superior rooms are even nicer with more attention to the finishes. Common areas, including the residence lounges, are inviting with antique touches such as chandeliers and working fireplaces. With an on-site restaurant and bar, traditional and charming decor, and free breakfast, this hotel on the north side of the River Liffey offers great value.

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Location

North of the River Liffey, close to museums, shopping, and theaters

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The Castle Hotel is located north of the River Liffey, in an area of Dublin centered around the city's main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street. O'Connell Street is lined by historic buildings and monuments, as many important moments in Irish history took place in the area. There are several restaurants, hotels, and shops near the hotel. The neighborhood is also home to the Abbey Theatre and the Gate Theatre. Literature fans take note: The Dublin Writers Museum and the James Joyce Center are both just a block away.

The Castle Hotel is basically on Parnell Square, where the Rotunda Hospital is located. The square is also home to The Garden of Remembrance, the Hugh Lane Gallery, and the Dublin Writers Museum.

  • 16-minute drive to the Dublin International Airport
  • 2-minute walk to the Dublin Writers Museum
  • 3-minute walk to the James Joyce Centre
  • 5-minute walk to O'Connell Street
  • 6-minute walk to the Rotunda Hospital
  • 10-minute walk to the historic General Post Office
  • 14-minute walk to Temple Bar, the city's "cultural quarter"
  • 16-minute walk to the Ha'Penny Bridge
  • 16-minute walk to Trinity College
  • 17-minute walk to IFSC, the business district
  • 17-minute walk to Grafton Street, the main shopping street
  • 6-minute drive to St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • 7-minute drive to Dublin Castle
  • 9-minute drive to the Dublin Zoo
  • 11-minute drive to the Irish Museum of Modern Art

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Address

Gardiner Row / Great Denmark Street, Dublin, Province of Leinster 1, Ireland

Room Types

  • Double Room
  • Large Family Room
  • Small Family Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Twin Room

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