10 Best Castle Hotels In Dublin, Ireland - Updated 2024

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Welcome to the land of the Vikings, medieval castles, and historic church buildings that date back to the 13th century. Along with its rich cultural history and lush countryside with quaint villages, Dublin is also the center of contemporary arts and education. Bustling with trendy shopping spots, the Irish city lies at the mouth of the River Liffey and is bordered on the south by the Wicklow mountains. Globe Trotters are drawn to the diversity and fun things to do that the city has to offer. Whether you want a quiet family vacation in a large stone castle with sheep grazing out on the fields or want to sample the best Irish whiskey, you’re certain to have a cheerful time. For an indulgent stay, you can book a room in a 4-star hotel in Dublin, Ireland, which is a castle. Continue reading for the best castle hotels in Dublin, Ireland.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 18, 2024.

1. Clontarf Castle Hotel (from USD 444)

Located in a tranquil setting by the sea, you will find this deluxe 4-star Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin only a short 10-minute ride away from the city center. At first glance, you will notice the rich history that the hotel posses. This 11th-century hotel is tastefully decorated with luxurious finishes. The hotel boasts an award-winning restaurant and lounge area that provides the perfect setting to enjoy some afternoon tea. There is a bus stop outside of the castle with regular services to the city center.

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Clontarf Castle Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Castle Avenue, Clontarf
26.14 km (16.3 mi) from Emerald Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

2. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel (from USD 199)

An elegant hotel that combines modern and classic in a harmonious way. The tranquil setting at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel features a whirlpool spa, 20 m (65.6 ft) indoor swimming pool, sauna, and a fitness center. The rooms offer guests an uninterrupted view of Dublin Bay, with en-suite bathrooms and satellite TVs, and includes hairdryers, telephones, and tea/coffee making facilities. If you are looking to tuck your feet in the golden sand or take a dip in the salt water, then the beach is just a short walk away and a 20-minute drive will have you in the city center.

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Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Killiney Hill Road
38.33 km (23.9 mi) from Emerald Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

3. Kilkea Castle (from USD 307)

Wondering what its like to live like a royal? As you enter the grounds of this ancient mystical castle you will feel a majestic sense of prestige and nostalgia at the same time. The five-star Castle overlooks Killeshin Hills, only minutes from the ancient Mullaghreelan Woods. One of the best things about the property is that it caters to everyone looking to have an authentic and enriching experience. The root configuration is wide to suit different budgets, from a self-catering lodge to an 11-bedroom castle for exclusive hire. Take a walk in the perfectly landscaped garden fit for a queen. The nearest airport is Dublin Airport, 84 km (52.2 mi) from Kilkea Castle and County Carlow Military Museum is only 11 km (6.8 mi) away from the property.

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Kilkea Castle

Wifi Available

Address: Kilkea Demesne Kilkea Castle
72.73 km (45.2 mi) from Emerald Park

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

4. Cabra Castle Hotel (from USD 258)

One of the best castle hotels in Ireland, Cabra Castle is set at a quiet location on 100 acres (40.5 hectares) of parklands and gardens. The 4-star facility has 105 bedrooms overlooking the beautiful countryside. There is a bar and a restaurant serving fresh, local food. The rooms are uniquely decorated and are all en-suite. They feature telephones, tea, coffee, and satellite TV. Some of the rooms are located in the property’s courtyard. Sit back and enjoy the exquisite views of the countryside from the many patios and terraces. The overall feel of the property is modern chic and meets old-school luxury by way of a grand staircase and high ceilings.

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Cabra Castle Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Kingscourt
45.91 km (28.6 mi) from Emerald Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

Dublin (Region) Tour Guide

Diana M

Diana M

Hi there! I am Diana :) My passion in life (next to my loved ones) is travelling and meeting new people, showing others the beauty of the world, art in various forms. My private guided day tours are experiences that are unique and are a great way to do an interesting activity without being overwhelmed. You get to do something only few other travellers would get to do and a chance to gain a loc... Read more

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Dublin (Region) Tour Guide

Anne Browne

Anne Browne

Hi - I’m Anne - a native Dubliner. I love this ancient city and am passionate about sharing the history and hidden gems. We have cathedrals, Georgian architecture, castles, distilleries, museums, libraries. Let me show you where the Vikings arrived and founded Dublin 1000 years ago. I also like to visit Wicklow and Newgrange - prehistoric sites an hour from Dublin. I always ensure visitors hav... Read more

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Dublin (Region) Tour Guide

Dave Kavanagh

Dave Kavanagh

Hello, My name is Dave and I am a local and national licensed Tour guide in Dublin, I operate walking tours taking you to some of Dublin's most iconic landmarks and buildings while discussing our great heritage and culture, we are known here in Ireland for our storytelling so expect lots of great stories on this tour.

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5. Kinnitty Castle Hotel (from USD 265)

Kinnitty Castle is a 19th-century gothic castle that welcomes visitors to the accommodation set in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. The castle features high ceilings with period furniture. Some of the amenities you can expect to find at the property include a spa, tennis court, fine dining restaurant, and bar. Rooms at Kinnitty Castle Hotel feature classic decor and unique furnishing. Private bathrooms feature a bathtub, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Guests can relax in the public areas with complimentary tea and coffee.

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Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Kinnitty Village
96.32 km (59.9 mi) from Emerald Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Garden

6. Skryne Castle (from USD 141)

Planning a family getaway or retreat with a big group? Then why not rent out this stunning five-bedroom Castle. The refurbished three-story property has two large living rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a large dining room with garden views. You will be 40-minutes away from Dublin City and completely surrounded by green fields with a fully operational stable adjacent to the castle.

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7. Luttrellstown Castle Resort (from USD 5917)

Situated on a 560-acre (226.6 hectares) estate lies this historic gem that epitomizes luxury living and tranquillity. This opulent escape features 12 well-appointed bedrooms, multiple reception rooms, and lounges and gourmet kitchen. Take a stroll on the estate grounds and you will find a walled garden with a special rose display, an apple orchard and a delightful arboretum with over 300 types of exotic trees and plants, a 20-acre (8.09 hectares) lake situated close to the castle is ideal for angling and boating, and a place dedicated for horse riding too.

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8. The Lodge at Castle Leslie Estate (from USD 200)

Castle Leslie Estate is an opulent 5-star property located 80 minutes from Dublin’s city center. The estate is nestled in the Irish countryside surrounded by green fields, tall trees, and lakes. A perfect getaway spot for people looking to enjoy some outdoor activities in a tranquil and quiet setting. Take long walks exploring the countryside of gallop the fields on a horseback ride. Rooms feature an en suite bathroom with deep roll-top bath and views of the Equestrian Centre or woodland. Rooms also include flat-screen televisions. The interior of the property is well decorated with luxury and authentic classic finishes. After a long day of activities, visit the in-house Victorian spa that offers a wide range of relaxing treatments.

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The Lodge at Castle Leslie Estate

Wifi Available

Address: Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough
90.62 km (56.4 mi) from Emerald Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

Other castle accommodations near Dublin, Ireland

9. Beautiful Airbnb in the granary of Dardistown Castle (from USD 173)

Set in the picturesque village of Julianstown, this Airbnb accommodation rests on the grounds of a 15th-century castle. Suited for every kind of traveller, it is only a 25-minute drive from the airport and steps away from Corballis Beach. Warmly decorated interiors with cosy furnishings lend the granary of Dardistown Castle its character. It is refurbished with modern amenities such as a complimentary internet connection and a fully furnished kitchen where guests can prepare hearty meals when hunger strikes. Adequately heated spaces along with an indoor fireplace make for a snug stay, especially during the months of hail and snow.

The property also overlooks a lovely garden that speaks of its medieval origins and is a great place for guests to relax with a book and a cup of tea.

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Julianstown, County Meath, Ireland
16.47 km (10.3 mi) from Emerald Park
203 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 5 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s a great unit for family of 5-6 with complete kitchen amenities nice family room n bed rooms
very well equipped kitchen and lots to keep us entertained (dvds books boardgames)
house was clean and well equipped
i also had to borrow a vacuum to clean the place
the accommodation was super cozy and everything was clean
the place was clean well equipped the beds amazingly comfortable and the hosts were excellent
host was very nice also
very thoughtful hosts
lizanne and ken were excellent hosts
the hosts are wonderful and full of suggestions
lizanne is a great host and made us feel very welcome
brilliant location very handy to both drogheda and dublin
the granary is very cute and in a great location
lovely location very authentic and comfortable and homely
the location was perfect as a base for trips to the likes of newgrange & tayto park
it is a very beautiful place not so far from dublin and the airport
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10. The Black Castle (from USD 357)

Minutes away from the majestic Lough Derg, this castle accommodation is nestled in the midst of the looming mountains in County Tipperary, Ireland. Constructed in the 16th century, this Irish castle finds itself in one of the secluded places that makes it an oasis of tranquillity. It is an ideal choice for a pair of lovebirds on a romantic getaway and the bedroom comes equipped with a king-sized bed for a good night’s rest. The friendly host greets you and shows you around upon arrival. While there is a well-equipped kitchen that lies at your disposal, you can also savour a nice breakfast during your stay here.

Bonfire evenings can be enjoyed with a loved one under the canopy of a starlit sky around the fire pit in the outdoor area.

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Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland
133.79 km (83.2 mi) from Emerald Park
70 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was also extremely comfortable in the great hall and the furniture is beautiful
so comfortable with lovely linens blankets and pillows
spotlessly clean and lovely complementary food
clean private beautiful highly recommended
the composting toilet was very pleasant even for my uber clean-loving princess wife
the hosts were welcoming and wanted to make sure we had a comfortable stay
they were amazing hosts that my partner and i now consider friends
you were the perfect hosts and the black castle was the perfect accommodation
sonja and kevin were the most amazing hosts
they are the nicest hosts and made our stay really comfortable
we enjoyed watching the sunset during our quiet evening
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Picturesque castle hotels for a memorable holiday

If you are looking to stay in a different type of hotel, that is full of charm, character, and rich in history, then stay in a castle in Dublin, Ireland, during your next visit. All these properties are the perfect setting to take amazing photos and create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is not every day that one has the opportunity to say they have stayed in a real-life castle.

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