CASTLE HOTEL DUBLIN
2-4, Great Denmark Street - D1 | Dublin Ireland
Average price: US$ 112.44
The Castle Hotel is an elegant and spacious Georgian house hotel located just 2 minutes from O’Connell Street and within walking distance of Croke Park, Temple bar and Dublin's finest Tourist attractions. The Hotel has been recently renovated and still retains many of its original Georgian features such as splendid period staircases, original plasterwork, striking antique mirrors, crystal chandeliers and grand marble fireplaces. Public areas include a newly refurbished Bar which is intimate and cosy, furnished with comfortable lounges and has open fires in the winter. A live Traditional Irish Music band plays each weekend The Restaurant offers contemporary cuisine in Georgian surroundings at reasonable prices and has a wide variety of menus to suit all tastes and allows our guests to dine at their leisure. The hotel has its own Private Car Park and is convenient to airport, rail, and sea terminals.
Hotel Category: Superior Tourist
The Castle Hotel was designed and built by John Ensor as a matching pair of Palazzo houses – the stonework was executed by Thomas Darley.
George and John Ensor came to Dublin from England in 1746. John Ensor was apprenticed to Richard Castle who designed many of the great Irish houses including Russborough House and Leinster House. The Ensor brothers very much embraced the Palladian style and upon the death of Richard Castle, John Ensor took over his practice and completed the Rotunda Hospital. The first ever lying in hospital in Ireland.
The Castle Hotel is galleried on every floor and has two fine centrally positioned period staircases, much of it’s original plasterwork has been restored and it still retains many of the original fireplaces.
The site has remained in use as a hotel since 1809 making it one of Dublin’s oldest hotels. That year Mrs McCrory acquired the premises and opened the doors to the public – calling it The Norfolk Hotel. It was renamed the Leix Hotel in the 1900’s and was sold in 1930 to Mr Donal O’Connor from Kerry and along with his wife, they acquired the adjoining premises and in 1956 amalgamated the entire as the Castle Hotel.
In 1986 the current owner Mr Fionn MacCumhaill acquired the property from the O’Connor family and undertook a large scale conservation and renovation project – turning it into the comfortable and unique hotel that it is today while retaining many of the original Georgian features including original staircases and plasterwork, crystal chandeliers and grand marble fireplaces.
The Castle Hotel is located in the centre of Dublin, a short walking distance from all the major cultural and sporting venues.
Within easy walking distance are O'CONNELL ST, CROKE PARK, TEMPLE BAR, The ABBEY and GATE THEATRE, The HUGH LANE ART GALLERY, DUBLIN WRITER MUSEUM, JAMES JOYCE CULTURAL CENTRE, Dublin’s newest CINEMA COMPLEX and other major tourist attractions.
Being a short distance form the Financial Services Centre and Dublin's Convention Centre makes the hotel an ideal location for the tourists and business traveller alike. The hotel has it’s own private car park and is convenient to airport, rail, and sea terminals.
The En-Suite Rooms are tastefully decorated and are furnished to a high standard to reflect the elegant surroundings and offer comfort and style. All have conveniences such as Tea and Coffee Facilities, Direct Dial telephone and Complimentary Wi-Fi.
With it's cosy and relaxed athmosphere, The Castle Hotel bar is the perfect place to sit back and unwind after a busy day exploring the city of Dublin.
Choose something traditional like our excellent quality Guinness which is always served chilled or on that cold winters evening you can sit by our open fire and relax with a warm Irish coffee.
For those a little more adventurous we have a selection of Champagne Cocktails, Signature Cocktails and Mocktails to make your evening really special.
In our bar we serve Tapas and Food To Share - an ideal way to start an evening with friends.
On Friday and Saturday Nights we host a live Traditional Irish Music Band.
Services and information about the hotel
Average: 2.3/5Jacqueline - Knowle, UNITED KINGDOM - 09/26/2008
Hotel was comforatble, clean and breakfast was good and fresh(not a buffet kept warm). Some staff were friendly and helpful. However we had a room facing the street and it was extremely noisy all night with traffic and people. it didnt help that the bathroom window fram had worn away over the years and left gaps (i think this would make it ciold in the winter). It didnt help as the bathroom door wouldnt remain closed from the bedroom side. Also don't rely on the early morning wake up calls - ours didnt work. Also breakfast is served from 8-10 so if you are on business or have to get up early dont rely on a full irish. The night porter will make you coffee and toast though!