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Clontarf Castle Hotel :: Dublin, Ireland

December 4, 2009 by  
Category: Hotels


Reserve a Room at Clontarf Castle Hotel

When planning a trip to the Emerald Isle, the majority of vacationers want to see the majestic old castles of yore. What a lot of travelers don’t know is that you can be treated like royalty and stay in an actual 12th century castle without having to pay a king’s ransom! Built in 1172, the Clontarf Castle Hotel has had a recent $15 million renovation bring the most modern of amenities and comforts into an authentic Norman stone castle. Located just five miles away from Dublin airport, this swanky, elegant hotel effortlessly mixes the contemporary and the ancient.

The magnificent entrance hall and lobby are central to the estate and are part of the original castle. Covered in glorious tapestries and warmed by a massive stone fireplace, the regal quality intended by the Lord of Meath over 800 years ago is artfully maintained. Guests quarters are located in the new part of the building but feature many quaint antique touches. The four poster beds in some of the rooms definitely add to the appeal. When not exploring the Irish country side or dabbling around in downtown Dublin, stretch your legs and relax in your cast iron bathtub or break a real sweat in their on site gymnasium. Also a very popular location for conferences (given its state of the art facilities and grand décor), expect to see many of your fellow guests suit up for the day’s activities. Speaking of suiting up; make sure to keep an eye out for one of the suits of armor that gaily dot the residence. They add a decadent flavor to an already fabulously appointed lodging.

After you settle in and become accustomed to your stately accommodations, you will notice not a thing has been left to chance when it comes to service. And their award winning restaurant and bars set the standard in Dublin for great dining. Every member of the staff is welcoming and gracious, considering your comfort of the utmost importance. Their concierge service is beyond reproach. Paired with the unique atmosphere of the looming stone walls, Clontarf Castle Hotel ensures your stay will be both immensely pleasurable and utterly unforgettable. Each of their 111 rooms has been expertly appointed and designed for luxury and comfort. Though perfectly located for touring the city, their four star excellence makes it hard to want to leave. Great for a weekend getaway or that once in a life time trip, Clontarf Castle Hotel is the ultimate in extravagant vacationing.

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Retail Price: $7.99
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