View All Hotels in Cloghran

Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel 3.5

Cloghran, Ireland

Enter Dates for Best Prices

Expedia.com
Hotels.com
Booking.com

Review Summary

Photos and Review by

Pros

  • Located within a five-minute drive from Dublin Airport, with free 24-hour shuttle service
  • Dublin city center is a 15-minute drive or 30-minute bus ride away
  • Clean, quiet, soundproofed rooms with flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi
  • Some rooms have balconies with views of the airport runways
  • Small fitness room and discounted access to a nearby health club with pool complex and fitness center
  • Bar and restaurant serving Irish and international cuisine, with outdoor terrace dining
  • Free parking
  • Lower rates that for a comparable hotel in the city center
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • Not in city center
  • Fee for breakfast buffet
  • No minibars or mini-fridges in rooms    

Bottom Line

An upper-middle-range modern hotel, the 100-room Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel is less than a five-minute drive south of Dublin Airport, and the hotel offers free, 24-hour airport shuttle service. While not quite as upscale as other airport hotels like the Radisson Blu or Hilton, the three-floor Carlton offers clean, soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and has a bar and restaurant with an outdoor terrace. A small fitness room is on-site and guests get discounted admittance to a nearby health club with a swimming pool complex. Rates are lower than those at comparable hotels in the Dublin city center, which is a 15-minute drive or 30-minute bus ride south. 

Flights for this trip with Skyscanner.com

Oyster Hotel Photos

Oyster Hotel Review

Scene

Contemporary airport hotel with restaurant, bar, and conference center    

The public spaces, with a neutral color palette of tan, brown, and white and lots of dark wood, are uninspiring. The restaurant and bar, however, exhibit dashes of color -- such as pink -- in their furnishings. Guests gather here to watch a game, sip an Irish beer or whiskey, or dine on Irish or international cuisine. The lobby has ample soft seating, along with an airport arrival and departure information screen for convenience, and a flat-screen TV that shows the news. Given its location, the hotel attracts a lot of airline crews business travelers on layovers, but it does a fair amount of local business too, hosting weddings and family-gatherings. Service is warm and efficient, and many staff members have worked at the hotel for many years. The Carlton has a strong environmental ethos, and won an award for its commitment to sustainable principles. 

Location

A five-minute drive from Dublin Airport with free 24-hour airport shuttle    

Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel is conveniently situated less than a five-minute drive south of the main terminals at Dublin Airport, with free 24-hour airport shuttle service available. The hotel is right off the M1 highway where it intersects with the ED1 highway. A bus stop is just south of the hotel, with service to Dublin city center. Dublin is a 15-minute drive or 30-minute bus ride south. The National Botanic Garden is a 10-minute drive south, and Dublin Zoo is a 20-minute drive southwest of the hotel.

Rooms

Contemporary, soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs    

The three-floor Carlton has 100 non-smoking rooms, soundproofed to keep out airport noise. Most rooms are spacious, and some have balconies and views of the airport runways with planes taking off and landing. Rooms have a contemporary feel and are decorated in colors of rust, beige, brown, white, and burgundy, with white bedding and striped or floral-print throws. All rooms have coffee/tea makers, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and comfortable beds with duvets, cotton-rich sheets, and custom-made mattresses. Suites have sitting areas with leather sofas, and bathrooms with bathrobes and slippers and separate tubs and showers. Rooms do not have mini-bars or mini-fridges. Some bathrooms in the Standard Rooms are small, but most are spacious with ample counter space, and shower/tub combos. 

Features

Restaurant, bar, fitness room, and free 24-hour airport shuttle    

As an airport hotel, the Carlton offers free 24-hour shuttle service. The hotel also has a park-and-fly lot with low rates. It has a bistro-style restaurant and bar. The restaurant relies on locally sourced ingredients, the quality of the food is good, and is a cut above what's usually available in airport hotels. The breakfast buffet (for a fee) has an ample selection, and the lunch and dinner menus offer a wide range of Irish and international fare like Irish beef burgers, fish and chips, sea bass, Irish salmon, pizza, pasta, Asian rice, and noodles. The bar pours a wide array of Irish beers and whiskies. An outdoor terrace is available in good weather. The hotel also offers free parking, a business center, and conference center with catering. Guests can use a small fitness room on-site or drive for two minutes to receive discounted access to a full health club, which includes a large fitness center, sports courts, aerobic studio, therapy rooms, sauna, steam room, and huge swimming pool complex with an 82-foot pool, a leisure pool with wave machine, kids' pool, lazy river, two big water slides, a bubble pool, and water geyser.  

Customers Who Viewed Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel Also Viewed

Things You Should Know About Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel

Address

Old Airport Road, Cloghran, Province of Leinster, Ireland

Like Us on Facebook! We Make Your Day Better with Gorgeous Pics