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BARGAIN LUXURY TRAVEL - IRELAND

CLONTARF CASTLE HOTEL
History and Luxury in Dublin's Chic Manor Castle


Clontarf Castle Hotel Dublin at Night photoIreland’s High King, Brian Boru won one of the great early contests of Ireland, the famous Battle of Clontarf against the Vikings who controlled Dublin and Mael Morda the King of Leinster on a Good Friday in April of 1014. But that Friday didn’t end so good for Brian Boru as a gang of retreating vikings found the king’s tent in a wooded area and after overpowering his guards, killed the old king from whom Ireland traces its gaelic royal heritage. Time has passed, the vikings are long gone, Leinster is famous for its Irish Rugby team, and former flat riverland of Clontarf is a Dublin suburb.

Clontarf Parking Grounds photoThe Clontarf Castle Hotel is an early Victorian manor house of gray stone from 1837 reconstructed in the style of a previous medieval castle on the spot near the Battle of Clotarf. Extensively updated in 2006, Clointarf Castle Hotel is one of Dublin’s most elegant of luxury hotel properties located 5 miles from Dublin Airport and 15 minutes from downtown in the residential area of Clontarf. Parts of the original old castle are mixed with Renaissance revival of the Victorian era mansion and moden steel and glass and art of the hotel. The 111 deluxe rooms and distinctive suites occupy both old and new sections of the hotel. The suites all have unique individual designs in an ecletic mix of old world meets post modern funk, with wide screen TVs, many with four poster beds and Victorian style free standing tubs and separate shower. Upper rooms have views to the hills of Howth (see Howth Village) beyond Dublin harbor.

Indigo bar Lounge photoThe Restaurants and Bars of Clontarf Castle Hotel offer a variety of dining choices and are popular with locals as well as hotel guests. The Farenheit Grill serves local fresh caught fish and aged dry beef from Dublin’s finest butchers in an elegant and relaxed dining room. The Indigo Lounge was named the hotel bar of the yer in 2008 for its i chic and rich colored mix of opulent Eastern and Bomenian style, serving coffee and pasties from the morning to late drinks rivaling the city’s best night spots. The Knights Bar upstairs in the orginal castle offers a pub style warmth with open fireplaces and stained glass windows. Stone arched cubby holes provide romantic hideaways. Weddings are popular Clontarf castle with wedding packages available bride and groom thrones for photos on the old Irish kings stair. Or just hide away in the dungeon for a honeymoon.

Room at Clontarf Castle Hotel photoThe Clontarf estate is mostly gone with the hotel surrounded by houses and apartments in a quiet neighborhood, two blocks from the park lined waters of Dublin Harbor, removed from bustling downtown Dublin. Express Taxis is an in house service based at Clontarf providing "meet and greet" services at Dublin Airport and transport in and around Dublin. The city bus line 130 to Dublin Center stops across from the grounds entrance for a 20 minute ride or a two block walk for a 12 minute trip. Clontarf Castle Hotel is close to the O2 Arena and Croke Park sports stadium.

Romance and Golf at Clontarf Castle Hotel

The Clontarf Castle Hotel offers a special Romance Package for two with Champagne and Chocolates in a deluxe double bedroom, dinner in the Fahrenheit Grill and full Irish Breakfast for €145.00 per person for one night or €245.00 for two nights.

Clontarf Castle Hotel is a popular destination for Golfers. The Play & Stay Package includes Green Fees at the Royal Dublin Golf Club for two players, bed and breakfast and discount vouchers for dinner and drinks at the hotel for €380 per room.
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