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Clontarf Castle Hotel
Photograph: Courtesy Booking.comClontarf Castle Hotel
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Time Out says

A striking, romantic property with a long history, perfectly positioned between city and sea in a coastal suburb

Dating back to twelfth-century Normans, the upscale Clontarf Castle Hotel offers a beguiling blend of medieval and modern. Victorian renovation accounts for the turrets, ivy-clad walls, and genteel details, while the dark wood accents, fashionable furniture, and astounding art collection can be attributed to more contemporary efforts. Unsurprisingly for an older property, the 111 rooms vary widely – though they’re all luxurious and light-filled. Consider an upgrade if you’re craving significant space, four-poster beds, and claw-foot tubs. Surrounded by golf courses, expansive parks, and fresh sea air, the peripheral area offers a welcome respite from city bustle. It’s an ideal location for those planning to explore further afield in the Irish countryside. Onsite dining experiences range from buffet breakfast to fancy Irish dinner, including an all-day gastropub menu and chic afternoon tea. Keep your ears peeled for jazz during weekend stays.

Time Out tip: Request a room on the higher floors for views over Dublin to the adjacent highlands.

Nearby:
Kennedy’s Food Store: For strong coffee, diverse brunch options, and heavenly brownies
St Anne’s Park: For woodland exploration and rose garden contemplation
Bay Restaurant: For international eats and Bull Island views
GAA Museum: For an interactive introduction to Gaelic sports and their role in the Irish independence movement

Written by
Elizabeth Smith

Details

Address:
Castle Ave, Clontarf, Dublin 3
Dublin
Price:
€189-€539
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