Tucked away in suburban Dublin, two miles from the city centre and five from Dublin Airport, Clontarf Castle Hotel is a relaxing retreat set around a mock Victorian castle.
Dating back to 1172, Clontarf Castle was built by the Norman adventurer Hugh de Lacy, though the area is recorded in earlier Irish History for the famous Battle of Clontarf which saw the victory, but demise of Ireland's last High King Brian Boru, in 1014.
The castle today was completely rebuilt in 1837 and opened as a four star hotel in 1998.
A charming castellated tower and manor house, Clontarf Castle Hotel provides a good balance of business and leisure just two miles from the centre of Dublin. The hotel has an excellent selection of bedrooms and luxurious suites, tastefully furnished with a traditional Irish theme, each room has large beds and is fully equipped with all the modern essentials.
The facilities at Clontarf Castle include the Fahrenheit Grill with chandeliers and pewter goblets, serving modern European cuisine and using the finest Irish produce, in particular fresh seafood landed locally. The hotel also has two atmospheric and friendly bars, the contemporary styled Ìndigo Lounge and the stylish and traditional Knights Bar, with nightly entertainment. The Indigo Lounge with red chandeliers, stylish glassware and individual style seating is a setting like no other. The Knights Bar is located in the original castle building and showcases a dramatic ceiling, huge open fire places and atmospheric stained glass windows.
Clontarf Castle also has a gymnasium and access to a local leisure centre, while the hotel is close to renowned golf courses at St Ann's and Royal Dublin . And with the city centre only two miles away; Clontarf Castle is within accessible distance to Dublin's busy shops, famous sights and bustling nightlife.