Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown

Country: Ireland
City: Dublin
Hotel Star Rating: 4 Star
Check In From: 3:00 pm
Check Out Up To: 12:00 pm

Hotel Description

The Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown is located in the heart of Dublin 15, within short distance of the Blanchardstown, Ballycoolin and Damastown corporate parks and in close proximity to the National Aquatic Centre, Tayto Park, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and Fairyhouse Racecourse. This four star Dublin hotel is conveniently located close to the M50, M2 and M3 motorways, making it easily accessible from all major routes across the country. Furthermore, its close proximity to the capital opens up vibrant opportunities for theatre trips, museums, concerts and the buzzing nightlife for which Dublin is famous. For guests travelling for business or leisure, the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown, offers complimentary car park, gym access and WiFi connectivity. Payment Policy - PLEASE READ CAREFULLYACCEPTED PAYMENT OPTIONS: – On Check-in guests will be asked to specify which payment method they will provide. We accept: VISA CREDIT, VISA DEBIT, MASTERCARD, AMEX, MAESTRO and CASH. Guests wishing to pay with a Credit Card will be required to do the pre-authorisation of the credit card at check-in. This means that funds are reserved and guaranteed by your bank for completion on your departure. You will be asked to present your card again at check-out and only then will the payment be made by your bank. A current form of photo ID will be required from all the occupants of the bedroom on check in along with a valid credit card. Where the credit card is not present upon check in, the hotel reserves the right to obtain a cash deposit.

Area Description

The hotel is also close to the Ballycoolin Business Park, Damastown and Blanchardstown Corporate Parks which are home to IBM, Xerox, Symantec, Paypal, Ipsen, GLS and many more multi-national companies.

Travel Description

From the M50, Take the exit for Blanchardstown - N3
Continue along the N3 towards Navan, take first exit signposted Blanchardstown Shopping centre/ Ballycoolin
At top of slip road take a right over the bridge
At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the Snougborough Road, past the National Aquatic centre to your right
At the top of the road take a left onto the Ballycoolin Road, continue straight on.
At the roundabout, continue straight through; Blanchardstown Corporate Park is on your right.
At the end of the road at the lights take a right; continue straight through the first roundabout.
Take a left at the second roundabout into Tyrrelstown Town Centre. The hotel is located off the second roundabout on the right hand side.

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.



Hotel Restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Early bird menu
  • Vegetarian options
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Fully licenced Bar
Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Leisure Club
  • TV equipment
  • Baby changing area
  • Fully equipped gym
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Natural daylight
  • Internet access
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Black out facilities
  • LCD projector
  • Stationery
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Projector / screen available
  • Refreshments available
  • Conference & meeting rooms
Hotel Guest Services
  • Internet access
  • Electric Car Charging Point
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • 24 hour room service
  • Laundry facility
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Concierge
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Free car parking
  • Dry cleaning on request
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
Things To Do In The Area
  • Pet farms
  • Amusment arcades
  • Local sightseeing
  • Horse racing
  • Local restaurants
  • Golfing
  • Horse riding
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Shopping
  • Theatre
  • Children play centres
  • Night clubs


Sinead scored 5 / 5 on 14/09/2022

Lovely hotel, very clean with great staff. Bus stop outside the door, every 20mins to the city centre. Very handy location for events at Coke Park. Great breakfast too.

Karen scored 5 / 5 on 19/06/2022

Perfect location, quiet and perfect for families, great food and service

Brenda scored 4 / 5 on 14/05/2022

Beautiful hotel from first point of check-in. The receptionist was one of the nicest I have ever came across didn't catch her name but she was also there when we checked out again she was so helpful and pleasant to deal with. The room was big and spacious for a family of 4 and waiting staff all also very friendly _ have highly recommended to friends travelling with kids as it'd close by tayto Park etc.

Mrs Karen scored 2 / 5 on 18/04/2022

The food and breakfast were lovely and room was nice but you couldn't open a window in the room at all its just all glass which found that quite scary and reception rang our room and asked what time we were checking out and we had paid for two nights the staff in the hotel weren't that friendly at all

Caroline scored 5 / 5 on 14/04/2022

An excellent hotel with lovely staff. Food was great, place was totally spotless and we had a beautiful room. Can't fault it.

Tomas scored 5 / 5 on 13/04/2022

Staff couldn't be more nicer

Martin scored 4 / 5 on 09/04/2022

Very nice staff and food was very good ????

Brid scored 3 / 5 on 04/04/2022

My room was not hoovered and I could see clearly where it was and was not dusted. A big semi-circle of the desk was wiped and the rest was thick with dust. My bed was fresh and my bathroom was fresh. I did not mention it to the staff at reception, they seemed too busy and I was too tired after a full day of training.

Ruslan scored 4 / 5 on 18/01/2022

It was a pleasure to stay in this hotel. The staff was very friendly

Sandra scored 4 / 5 on 14/12/2021

We had a lovely stay at this hotel for Christmas shopping. We had paid for an upgrade to an executive room but were disappointed as it was on the corner and quite small but the staff sorted this quickly as upgraded us to a suite which was just fabulous. The manager brought us tea while we waited ,a nice touch..We definitely will return here as location is great for shopping and the bed was unbelievably comfortable. !

Nicola scored 4 / 5 on 14/12/2021

Very clean and welcoming hotel. Staff were very friendly, albeit they were very busy. Room was spacious and comfortable. We had booked a table in the bar for a meal in advance, we were disappointed when seated in the hotel lobby. If we had known we would not be in the bar as requested, we would not have made that reservation.

Seamus scored 4 / 5 on 09/12/2021

Convenient for shopping or airport. Good food and rooms.

Victoria scored 4 / 5 on 17/11/2021

Room Very clean and breakfast was amazing.

Sharon scored 5 / 5 on 16/11/2021

Lovely hotel. Room was spacious and very clean. Staff were very nice and helpful. Lovely breakfast with a great selection. Lots of free parking.

June scored 5 / 5 on 15/11/2021

Stay booked and confirmed for 12th Nov but hotel had booking for 12th Dec. Don't know where mix up was but hotel dealt with it very professionally and it was not an issue.

Caroline scored 4 / 5 on 09/11/2021

Great size family rooms

Edel scored 2 / 5 on 09/11/2021

Food we had was so bad and hotel was cold and not some place I'd like to go back to

Carol scored 3 / 5 on 03/11/2021

Nice hotel, staff were friendly but they are missing a little extra which is what makes a 4* hotel. Had dinner and it was very average, nothing special or more than I would cook at home myself . My husband had a bad pint and sent it back, they then gave us a bill with two extra drinks added to it ??’!! Breakfast could have done with an option of bread other than sliced pan

Jessica scored 3 / 5 on 27/10/2021

Great friendly staff. Clean rooms. Great food. Overall great hotel

Charlie scored 4 / 5 on 27/10/2021

Very friendly helpful staff - lovely hotel

Edel scored 4 / 5 on 28/09/2021

Good location, nice room, comfortable bed, clean. Good Breakfast choice. Nice staff.

Laura scored 5 / 5 on 19/09/2021

Lovely hotel very clean great staff all so friendly and lovely rooms cannot fault really Nice stay

Laura scored 5 / 5 on 19/09/2021

Lovely hotel very clean great staff all so friendly and lovely rooms cannot fault really Nice stay

Lisa scored 5 / 5 on 14/09/2021

Stunning hotel with all amenities. Very homely even for a four star hotel! Staff couldn't be more accomadating. Rooms are spotless, airy and gorgeous. Food in restaurant would fill ten people and reasonable prices too! I wish I could have taken a bucket of gravy home lol Breakfast was amazing. Simply cannot fault this hotel at all! Will definitely be back ??

Judy Ann scored 4 / 5 on 12/09/2021

Receptionist on sept 9 at around 2:30pm was extremely lovely and friendly. Cleanliness of room was great! Bar was great, however, glass was not clean but it was quickly resolved by staff. Food breakfast was great the next morning but staff working in the morning was not so friendly but overall was a great stay.

Teresa scored 4 / 5 on 08/09/2021

Very good stay breakfast was outstanding on the first day but was very rushed on the second they couldn't get us out of the restaurant quick enough and the food was not really fresh so different from the first day. Room was a it corporate and lacked atmosphere. It was very clean and the bathroom was outstanding.

Charles scored 4 / 5 on 06/09/2021

The staff were really nice and helpful. There was a problem with the heating and they moved us straightaway to a lively upgraded room. The breakfast was also very nice. The hotel was really nice.

Niall scored 4 / 5 on 30/08/2021

Lovely hotel and great food/drinks but room needs a little bit of attention but definitely would recommend it to family and friends.

Norita scored 4 / 5 on 15/08/2021

Lovely hotel in a nice quiet area very clean ,rooms big and airy, staff excellent, food excellent, a shame there is no pool.but overall would highly recommend ????

Phillip scored 5 / 5 on 29/07/2021

Really nice hotel, in a quiet place. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Nice room, and very comfortable beds. Breakfast was great with huge variety of tasty foods. Would definitely stay again

Roisin scored 4 / 5 on 24/07/2021

Nice relaxing stay

Geraldine scored 5 / 5 on 22/06/2021

Wonderful stay here the staff were exceptional especially Kotryna who made my mother feel very special for her birthday night away with leaving a lovely card and chocolates a lovely welcoming . The room was lovely and gorgeous food too . Will definitely book again.

Lynda scored 4 / 5 on 15/06/2021

Lovely hotel very clean and very well run. Food lovely and staff very friendly

Sharon scored 5 / 5 on 29/09/2020

Very pleasent stay for one night. Staff very polite and helpful. Hotel spotless clean. Food was gorgeous.

Daniel scored 5 / 5 on 22/09/2020

Very good hotel,good facilities, friendly staff, delicious breakfast

Claire scored 5 / 5 on 15/09/2020

A beautiful modern hotel. The room was beautifully decorated to give a relaxing vibe. Food in the bar was lovely, a good selection of choices. The was an ice dispenser on level 2, which was very convinent. No complaints definitely would stay again.

Jacqueline scored 4 / 5 on 09/09/2020

Lovely hotel . Alex was great checking us in he was very polite. Only downside was housekeeping kept knocking on the door on 2 or 3 differnet occasions the next morning ,even though check out wasnt until 12 this happened well before 11 each time.

Jacqueline scored 4 / 5 on 09/09/2020

Lovely hotel . Alex was great checking us in he was very polite. Only downside was housekeeping kept knocking on the door on 2 or 3 differnet occasions the next morning ,even though check out wasnt until 12 this happened well before 11 each time.

Sinead scored 4 / 5 on 17/08/2020

Lovely rooms, staff were pleasant and helpful! Breakfast went smoothly and was delicious, despite what’s going on at the moment we had a lovely stay

Elaine scored 5 / 5 on 10/08/2020

This was a fantastic hotel to stay in. The location is great plenty of options of things to do. Very close to Tayto Park and the gorgeous beach of Portmarnock. We were a party of 4 and from the start nothing was a problem. The food and service was of a high standard. Nachos and wings a big favourite with my two boys. Big shout out to the bar staff especially Dean who couldn’t have done enough for us as a family. We will definitely be back. This was a fab break and great value for the money also.

Catherine scored 4 / 5 on 11/10/2019

Lovely hotel with great staff. Modern decor and very clean. Nice bar food and breakfast good. Would stay again.

Ber scored 5 / 5 on 07/09/2019

Stayed for one night last week, it's a beautiful hotel and lovely staff. Our room was spotless and had everything we needed. We had lovely food in the bar and an excellent breakfast. The free shuttle service to the airport was excellent , the driver was so friendly and helpful. I look forward to a return visit to this hotel. Access by bus from the city was so convenient.

Mary scored 4 / 5 on 07/08/2018

This is a lovely hotel. The bathroom was huge. The king size bed was really 2 singles put together and quite hard but fine. The camp beds for the kids were very uncomfortable. You could feel the springs coming through. We put the quilt on the mattress to make it more comfortable. The room was very comfy with cozy furniture and a nice decor. The bathroom was huge. You can control heat/air which is great. We only had breakfast here. We had called beforehand to check if they had gluten free food and were assured they had. However, the breakfast was limited - no cereal, but we did get a boiled egg, gluten free bread, fruit and beans. The manager on duty went above and beyond to try to accommodate us and for this reason we still give it 4 stars. The check in was extremely slow and the key cards failed to work twice. The front desk staff were lacking.

Olivia scored 5 / 5 on 06/08/2018


Lorraine scored 5 / 5 on 22/07/2018

Everything about this hotel was great, from the friendly staff, excellent family rooms and amazing breakfast. Looking forward to staying again when I next travel to Dublin.

Jerome scored 4 / 5 on 16/07/2018

The facilities were well up to standard, big rooms, good bar and the breakfast was very nice.

John scored 5 / 5 on 08/05/2018

excellent hotel enjoyed our stay !!!!

Dwaine scored 5 / 5 on 05/04/2018

Lovely hotel ..stayed for 2 nites over Easter with the kids and was greeted in reception by member of staff with Easter eggs for kid's..nice touch ..asked for bigger family room if possible and gave us lovely room ..breakfast and dinner top class ..can't ask for anymore from a hotel

Colin scored 5 / 5 on 26/04/2017

Very impressed with the hotel and especially their breakfast offering. Family friendly services, with nicely appointed bedrooms. Location is a little remote, but would stay here again and would recommend this hotel to others.

Aileen scored 5 / 5 on 27/03/2017

Thank you ..excellent hotel..great location..stayed here for airport and Aviva..great value for family on top floor 523 is a large family room...Aileen

Gill scored 4 / 5 on 14/03/2017

Stayed at this hotel for 1 night only last Saturday. Booked a family room which was a good size with a separate little bedroom for 1 off the main bedroom. Room was spotless and bathroom was very modern. Check in as easy, charged for kids breakfast which I didn't have an issue with as they stayed in room for free. Breakfast had a huge selection, smoothies, fruit, granola pots, parma ham, cheese, a selection of pastries and all the usual hot items as per typical Irish brekkie. Selection of Breads. Didn't eat in the hotel by night, we dined at TGI Fridays near the shopping centre and this was excellent too ! Would definitely come back to this hotel, for what we paid we got outstanding value. Checkout was very fast, handed back the keys and off we went. Car Park was big with plenty of space.

Pt scored 1 / 5 on 18/01/2017

I thought the hotel was very far out when u read directions you think it is near blanchardstown shopping centre it's way out €30 by taxi ! No housekeeping in the room no beds dressed no bins emptied no bath towels or tea /coffee replaced. Very bad I would not return.

Leitrim scored 5 / 5 on 01/01/2017

Lovely stay in Carlton Hotel, rooms comfortable and lots of variety for breakfast. Friendly staff, Would stay here again. Great value for money

Richard scored 4 / 5 on 31/05/2016

Stayed for 2 nights, had a issue with our room but the front office manager Elena (I think) sorted us out and more than made up for it. Had a great time thanks to her. Carvery was really nice and breakfast also. Was not crazy on our evening meal. All in all would defo stay here again, thanks Elena! Richard

Yvonne scored 2 / 5 on 29/04/2016

The room was lovely and spacious - twin room and very clean. Our television didn't work which is disappointing. The breakfast was not great. They didn't have muesli and the eggs - both scrambled and fried - looked like rubber. They didn't have any pots of tea. You just helped yourself to a cup of tea. It was the poorest breakfast I have had in any hotel and we had to pay €10 for a child's breakfast. All in all disappointing and not good value.

Seamus scored 4 / 5 on 28/04/2016

Very convenient to Dublin Airport and to Businesses in the general Blanchardstown and Northwest Dublin area. High quality rooms. Breakfast begins a little late though if you are doing business in the city centre or going to the airport for an early flight. They weren't willing to accommodate a request for an early breakfast either which was disappointing as I had paid for breakfast.

Angela scored 4 / 5 on 13/04/2016

The hotel is ideally situated, close enoigh to the M50 to be accessable to most places. The room was very comfortable and clean. The resturaunt had a good selection for dinner and also an excellent biffet breakfast menu. The resturaunt could do with being a little warmer, found it very cold the night we dined there. The bar was busy on Saturday night and the bar staff were friendly and efficient.

123 scored 4 / 5 on 29/03/2016

Stayed one night in a family room which was very comfortable and well equipped. The staff of the hotel were very welcoming and helpful. The food was very nice with the breakfast being one of the best i have ever had in a hotel. The exterior of the hotel requires some attention. The only downside was that I requested my dinner to be brought to me as quickly as possible as I had an engagement to attend elsewhere but the dinner was still slow which would have suited if I had not been in a hurry.

Amanda scored 2 / 5 on 01/03/2016

The double room consisted of 2 single beds pushed together.

Mother scored 5 / 5 on 28/02/2016

Fantastic stay. Would recommend to all! Great staff. Fantastic family room. Quiet evening on Saturday night. Will visit again!

Emma scored 1 / 5 on 23/02/2016

I have never left a review like this before and my star rating is based on hotel staff and overall experience. We checked in on the 20th of February 2016 and were shocked when we advised the reception staff that we would be paying for the room there and then in cash. We were then informed that we would have to pay a €100 cash deposit and photo I'd. When I queried why I was informed it is hotel policy, in case the room was damaged? I advised I had never heard of this in any hotel before and that I only had a debit card which the receptionist advised she could not accept. Firstly, I thought this was very presumptuous to imply we were going to damage the room, secondly there was no mention of cash deposit on any of the booking sites, thirdly the lady checking in before us didn't have a credit card to pre auth the room and she was not asked for a cash deposit in fact when she advised the receptionist the same thing as us, that she only had a debit card, she was told "no problem just to be advised any extras to the room would have to be paid up front". Thirdly friends we were there to meet who had checked into the hotel the night before and paid in cash were in fact not asked for a credit card to pre auth, not asked for a cash deposit and not asked for photo id, something I had queried with the reception supervisor on check out to be informed that it is now new policy. I did advise that for future it might be good training practice to ensure all staff members ask and treat all guests the same, and it might be an idea to inform guests prior to check in of their new policy of €100 cash deposits on rooms in case of damage. My final point. The bar menu was asked for and a friend dining with us just wanted soup and a ham sandwich, the lovely waitress had to return to our table to inform our friend the chef would not make anything that was not on the menu. It was 6pm and a ham sandwich. On the day of check out (12pm) the house keeping staff knocked on several doors, ours at 10.38 to see if the room was occupied. At this point we had been woken and decided to check out. I would have thought there was some "policy" in play to know what rooms were vacated or still occupied so guests could rest until their check out time. Overall the feel of this hotel is one that is not run well with a lack of clarification on policy and no customer service. We have stayed in a lot of hotels including regular hotels stays due to our work and have never come across the lack of unity or clarity amoung staff. I had felt on voicing our opinion both on the day of check in and on check out that it was not heeded and the attitude felt to us that the staff could care less what we had to say. Regards Emma Lynagh

Ann scored 3 / 5 on 22/02/2016

Lovely room, very comfortable bed. Bathroom a great size with plenty of hot water We ate in the bar, while my daughter enjoyed her pizza, my salad and chips were bland . Overall staff were friendly and breakfast was lovely.

Kellie scored 5 / 5 on 19/02/2016

Great hotel food is lovely nice and comfortable rooms lovely plesent stay

Niall scored 1 / 5 on 15/02/2016

Niall - Stayed in the hotel recently and it was only ok. Check in was woeful and had to argue that our stay was for two nights dinner and not one. Rooms were ok but could do with a bit of TLC. Food menu was also ok but on second night the waiting time from entry to starter and for main course was far too long. They offered a complimentary bottle of wine but the damage was already done by then and the food was not that hot. Floor staff were polite and courteous. Overall it was a bit of a disaster.

Bairbre scored 5 / 5 on 09/02/2016

Myself & my husband stayed here Sat night and had a very enjoyable experience got a room upgrade on check in and could not fault the room or bathroom they were fab. We had a very nice meal in the restaurant thankfully we got in before the rush as it was very busy on us leaving. Breakfast was lovely the next morning and for the price we paid for our lidl break we defiantly got value for money.

Aspie scored 4 / 5 on 26/01/2016

The staff were very friendly every thing about the hotel was massive it was so clean the room service was delivered really fast we really enjoyed our time there the only thing that let the hotel down was the food even thou it was delicious our stomachs weren't great for a good 2 days after everything about the hotel was fabolus except our stomachs I loved the bar and the restaurant too

Blaithin scored 3 / 5 on 19/01/2016

Stayed at this hotel recently I booked it on line for three adults ,when we arrived at our room there was one double bed and a fold up bed fit for a child and there was no heating in the room ,a plug in radiator had been left in that wouldn't heat our ensuite..I was told that the hotel does not accommodate a double and two singles in there hotel!! The manager and reception staff changed our room which was nice and warm but the bed situation couldn't be helped.The staff were extremely helpful and pleasant and the hotel itself was beautiful,food was lovely also...

Patricia scored 5 / 5 on 11/01/2016

excellent hotel,excellent food and the staff were super helpful top class hotel

Annemarie scored 5 / 5 on 16/12/2015

Great size Family room perfect for a break away

Rosa scored 3 / 5 on 15/12/2015

We have stayed here a number of times and the experience has ranged from great to ok. We have found it to be understaffed when an event is on. The food in the bar hasn't changed at all and breakfast is hit and miss. The location is great for us as its close to shopping center without being to close. Lots of parking. Rooms good size but some need a little TLC but that is to be expected in any hotel. Most staff are very friendly but things have a habit of running late e.g. lunch on Sunday on ad is at 12.30 we were still sitting with large group at 13.00 waiting for it to open. Residents bar is hit and miss and this is a sticking point for us - its open its not, you can go in/you cant even when in hotel. On this visit we saw a lot of new features including a screen behind reception and learnt that there is a gym which residents can use first time we heard of it and its over year we have been using this hotel. Overall its good for short stops e.g. shopping trips, food is good, rooms are clean, lots of parking we will stay again but for the price dont expect to much.

Yegan scored 5 / 5 on 10/12/2015

Stayed in the hotel for one night on a shopping trip to blanchardstown. Lovely spacious room, double and two single beds, huge bathroom with separate big shower and bath, large walk in wardrobe where we could put all our shopping bags!! Food in the bar was fabulous and lovely breakfast in the morning. Friendly staff, will defo be back.

Ja1 scored 3 / 5 on 07/12/2015

The bedroom was lovely. Food in the bar and breakfast in morning just about average. Hotel is quite difficult to find.

Breda scored 2 / 5 on 25/11/2015

I arrived to the hotel around 8 o clock on Thursday 19th of November. The staff were very friendly, When we arrived to our room it was freezing cold. there was an electric heater there which we plugged in and the room heated up quite quickly. But to arrive to a freezing cold room on a cold November night was not very pleasant. I had arranged to have a bed in the room for my 2 and a half year old grandson, But there was no bed for him. I found the hotel was completely understaffed, There was an Irish Dancing Feis in the hotel and I think they could not cater for the number of people that were there. It was impossible to find an empty table in the Restaurant. So most people had to order a Take Away. On the whole I was very disappointed. I have stayed there before and I always enjoyed my stay, but this visit was a disaster,

Mr scored 4 / 5 on 22/11/2015

We had a really relaxing and enjoyable short break last weekend. The bedroom was excellent and really well serviced. The staff were very friendly and we had a really nice meal in your bar /restaurant .I would and will thoroughly recommend this hotel to our family and friends

Tim scored 5 / 5 on 21/11/2015

very good value for money, clean room, great food, excellent parking facilities.

Olivia scored 5 / 5 on 17/11/2015

A little far out, but excellent hotel. Nice and quiet at night. Excellent food, lots and lots of free parking. Very helpful, friendly staff.

Long scored 2 / 5 on 16/11/2015

Stayed 14th November 2015. Stayed for one night with my 14 year old daughter as the location suited us. My main complaint is that the water was cold which was very disappointing after a long drive. I didn't dare have a shower in the morning but my traveling companions said it was still cold. Hot water is the most basic requirement in any hotel from 1 to 5 star. I overheard other customers complaining at the desk about the lack of hot water and when I mentioned it at check out time, the lady at the desk acted surprised, wrote down my room number said she'd let maintenance know. Then she asked if everything else 'outside of that' was excellent. It was as if I was doing them a favor by telling them about the lack of hot water. No acknowledgement was given to the fact that we had a horrible, cold shower....I used the hair dryer to warm up.

Abbey scored 3 / 5 on 11/11/2015

Hi, I recently stayed at the Carlton for one night, Overall the hotel & staff was very nice, however have the following issue. I had a very tiring day and was looking forward to a nice relaxing bath. However when I got to my room there was no plug for the bath and then when I was provided with one the water was not hot enougth for a bath, so I have a very cool shower instead even tho the temp on the shower was up to the full. I told the hotel staff the next morning and was told me I should have rang them, but really I would think hot water in a hotel would be a basic requirement, I did not have the time or the energy to spend that evening I arrived to sort out this matter, I just wanted to relax and chill out. So depending on what you require from a hotel this may or may not be the hotel for you?

Jack scored 5 / 5 on 10/11/2015

Stayed at Carlton Hotel over the past weekend. Really pleased, excellent atmosphere, good quality throughout. Rooms very comfortable, we ate twice in the bar and it was excellent, staff were friendly and helpful

Colin scored 4 / 5 on 04/11/2015

Large comfortable family room. Food of a good standard. Location a little remote own transport required...

Zaneta scored 4 / 5 on 04/11/2015

We spend 2 nights in Carlton hotel in a family room ,kids had a great time in kids club ,food was nice . Only one thing is missing in this hotel,it is a swimming pool .

Joan scored 5 / 5 on 30/10/2015

Great family friendly hotel. Lovely food (though management in restaurant very chaotic on our bank holiday Sunday night stay but in fairness the hotel manager compensated us for the less than perfect experience). Great breakfasts efficiently manager and bar staff and all staff very very helpful. Convenient and close to dublin City and blanchardstown shopping. Will go back for sure Joan

Myra scored 2 / 5 on 09/10/2015

This hotel is overrated. 3 of us stayed in a triple room on the 2nd floor that included 2 single and 1 pull out bed. Room was very small and beds and cheap pillows were very hard and uncomfortable. Rug in the room was dirty and lifted from the floor. When we arrived at the hotel around 9 pm their was nobody at the front desk and it was approx 10 mins before someone appeared from a room behind the desk to check us in. Good choice of breakfast. Overall, I was very disappointed and expected more from this hotel.

Tee scored 5 / 5 on 11/09/2015

Stayed In Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown for a 2 night break. Had a very enjoyable visit. Hotel really modern and clean, staff very helpful and friendly. Bedroom and bathroom excellent, very spacious. Definately will use this hotel again.

Caroline scored 3 / 5 on 24/08/2015

We booked 2 rooms for 3 Adults 2 children Found The Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown a lovely Hotel. A great place to stay not far from Zoo or Tayto park or Blanchardstown Shopping Center, The main problem we had was no Mattress or Blankets for Travel Cot That was a bit disappointing . But we are planing on staying again. Also didn't realize there was a gym in it. May check that out next time PG Caroline

Mary scored 5 / 5 on 23/07/2015

Lovely hotel. The bedrooms are great. The bathrooms are really big with a separate shower and bath. The breakfast is really good, tasty, good variety and lovely surroundings. A bit of a drive from Blanchardstown retail park. Good place to stay for Tayto park visit. The staff are friendly and efficient. Not too crowded or noisy. We really enjoyed our stay.

Janet scored 4 / 5 on 14/07/2015

Excellent. Very clean, friendly staff, great value, lovely food, great location, very happy.

Inishowen scored 5 / 5 on 08/06/2015

An excellent hotel, friendly staff, good food and comfortable rooms. We were well treated and hotel is very convenient to Dublin city. We would certainly stay there again and would recommend LIDL breaks to anyone looking for reasonably priced accommodation in Ireland. Easy to book, no fuss or messing about. Keep doing what you are doing LIDL.

Vanessa scored 4 / 5 on 18/03/2015

love the hotel as we stay there regularly. the only thing i wil say is that we have been staying monthly for nearly 2 years and the bar food menu has not changed. would love to see a new menu in place

Hd scored 5 / 5 on 11/03/2015

We as a family had a lovely stay in the Carlton hotel,the bedroom was nice and big for a family of four, well decorated with lots of storage,our breakfast was buffet with everything catered for,the hotel receptionist was very welcoming,the hotel is a little out of the way so a car I a must,

Yeleek scored 1 / 5 on 19/02/2015

This hotel is breaching health and safety legislation. Had to check out within 5 minutes - no heat oil filled plug in radiators in every room - a serious fire hazard. I reported them to the Fire Safety Officer. Hotel claims the heat breakdown just occured - not true tripadvisor provided the proof ! Today FM should not be promoting this hotel. Had to find alternative hotel at 10.30 p.m. lasat Sunday night.

Anne scored 4 / 5 on 17/02/2015

enjoyed my recent stay in your hotel. staff very friendly and efficient. value for money second to none . I will be recommending your establishment to my friends here in limerick. if I could just add one small thing .. the heater in the room didn't seem to work we plugged it in on our arrival but the room never seemed to heat up. we had drinks in the lounge with family members who live local and retired to our room about one am and still the room was extremely cold. just a small point it did not mar our stay but perhaps you could check this out. thank you Anne Ryan.

Denis scored 5 / 5 on 10/02/2015

Really enjoyed our stay here, we stay away regular and this certainly is one of the best hotels we have stayed in, very clean and very friendly staff. Would recommend and we certainly will stay again.

Jojo scored 5 / 5 on 09/02/2015

Love this hotel,very comfortable rooms,great sleep,staff so nice and helpfully,second time staying here and returning again in three weeks for sports tournament as guaranteed a good nights sleep before event.

Antoinette scored 5 / 5 on 03/02/2015

Wonderful room, beautifully laid out . Gorgeous food. Great staff and very pleasant in all areas of the hotel. Would highly recommend the hotel and would love to return.

Olivia scored 5 / 5 on 20/10/2014

Excellent hotel. Friendly helpful staff, great food in a quiet location. Just 10 minutes from Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and 5 miles from Dublin Airport. directions to hotel were not good and there are no signpost. We found the easiest way to get there was to go to the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, then through Mulhuddart. Probably the best thing is to phone the hotel in advance. Can't wait to go back!

M. scored 4 / 5 on 08/10/2014

Very friendly efficient staff and great value for money. The buffet-style breakfast was excellent, as was our evening meal. The room was clean and en-suite very satisfactory. Will return.

Seamus scored 5 / 5 on 08/10/2014

We had our "gathering" here on our wedding anniversary and a couple of things happened because of the Carlton staff.... 1: It was a great location all you could need was in the hotel and its grounds. 2: When they heard that it was our anniversary and not only a family gathering they up graded us to an executive suite. 3: The staff could not do more for all 17 of us they were so helpful and so attentive and caring. 4: the food was excellent in the bar and restaurant and breakfast was exactly as I like it lots of choice and piping hot. 4: All 17 of us will be back. could not fault it from reservations to check in to regretfully checking out First class.

Tinkerbell12 scored 5 / 5 on 08/09/2014

We stayed for a 2 night mid week break and it was fabulous. Hotel room spotlessly clean and fabulous clean bathroom. The food was delicious, both breakfast and dinner. We would recommend to others and would stay there again.

Laura scored 4 / 5 on 22/08/2014

It's a lovely hotel near the motorway. The bus to Dublin leaves every half an hour but takes a good 45 minutes without traffic. The hotel is close to blanchardstown shopping centre and also a bus travels here. The bed was comfy, the room was clean but in need of a paint freshen up to make it look new again, apart from that and a TV that was a bit fuzzy we had no complaints! Breakfast was beautiful but the service not as good as the front of house counter. The bar food we. Thought was expensive for the portions and was the drinks in the bar. There were a lot of families in the hotel and many were going to Tayto park. A great hotel and excellent value with. Bargain breaks, I would def use the website again it easy to navigate and made it affordable for us to go on a holiday

Jacques scored 5 / 5 on 21/08/2014

Top marks. Started well with very pleasant greeting from reception desk. We stayed in double superior room, very clean, bathroom spotless and I mean absolutely spotless and bedroom to very good standard. Ice machine on floor was nice touch. All the staff were very pleasant, dinner/breakfast/bar/cleaning teams were all polite, smiling and helpful. I would certainly stay there again and will certainly try other Carlton hotels.

Margaret scored 2 / 5 on 05/08/2014

We were looking forward to staying here after all the great reviews, stayed in room 302 -family room (2 adults and 2 kids) room was dirty, chocolate stuck to locker, curtains on window were dirty, stains on carpets and furniture grubby, Had arrived in the evening and was only staying for one night so didn't complain until check out - staff were apologetic and pleasant but after all the great reviews I am very disappointed

Steve scored 5 / 5 on 05/08/2014

Lovely hotel, great facilities, breakfast was great, kids loved the hotel....

Kevin scored 5 / 5 on 01/08/2014

Lovely modern hotel with friendly staff, rooms on the fifth floor more spacious but also stayed on the fourth floor and the room was appropriate sized. Quiet location but within driving distance to all major locations through the motorway network. Couldn't fault it.

Poh scored 5 / 5 on 01/08/2014

Very friendly staff. Rooms spacious and comfortable. Food to a very high standard although I did notice that there was a supplement if you want an omellete for breakfast !!!

Odonnell scored 5 / 5 on 16/07/2014

my family and I have stayed in the CARLTON BLANCHERSTOWN we have only good things things to say about it. Staff are fantastic. its at least 4star

Christine scored 4 / 5 on 08/07/2014

We booked the Bed and Breakfast and evening meal package with Lidl Breaks. They had a wedding on the day we arrived and another function. Our rooms were at the other side of the hotel to the wedding but we could hear the music from the function room, but that ended at 12:30 so we didn't mind. For the evening meal that's built into the package you work off a special restricted menu but still a good choice, the portions were generous and the food was great. We ended up eating in the lobby purely because the bar was so busy and there were no spare tables. The staff couldn't be nicer and did everything they could to make you stay more enjoyable. The location of this hotel means you really would be better off having a car with you though I saw a sign advertising a free shuttle bus to a few different locations, so don't rule it out completely. The rooms were nice and clean and have a separate shower and bath which I love. We got breakfast delivered to the room for an additional €7.50 per room as we had seen the crowds the night before and didn't fancy battling our way around the restaurant. It arrived nice and hot still and there was a great choice! We would definitely stay here again :-)

Trins scored 4 / 5 on 07/07/2014

Excellent hotel. Very friendly staff. Lovely food. Clean spacious family room. Quiet location away from heavy traffic.

Claire scored 4 / 5 on 29/06/2014

Lovely hotel and friendly staff. Nice clean rooms and food very good. Stayed 3 nights and enjoyed it.

Kathleen scored 3 / 5 on 17/06/2014

Hotel was lovely the only thing we found was that we had dinner included in our reservation for the restaurant. But the only time they had was half 8 so we ate in d bar it was fabulous food but took nearly 2 & a half hrs for just a main course & dessert. Our stay was very pleasant.

Brian scored 4 / 5 on 16/06/2014

Hotel was very good, breakfast was very good, we had a good time and would recommend this hotel.

Bernadette scored 5 / 5 on 03/06/2014

Really enjoyed our stay. We went for the B&B and evening meal option 2 adults in a twin room.. Excellent value for money. Restaurant severed a wide and varied menu to suit all tastes. The food was delicious. The staff were extremely helpful. Would definitely return and recommend to a friend.

Karen scored 5 / 5 on 03/06/2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Carlton hotel (2 adults & 2 children). The staff were extremely pleasant and very helpful. Rooms were very clean, spacious and had everything we needed. Bar food was very tasty and there was a great selection available for breakfast. Its a pity about the location because there is nothing to do in walking distance but in saying that there are lots of activities, shopping and places to see in a short driving distance. The hotel also has a bus stop right outside the door, which takes you directly in to the city centre. We will definitely stay here again and also have no trouble recommending the hotel to family and friends.

Monika-twin scored 4 / 5 on 21/05/2014

Everything was ok. NIce clean hotel. Good food in the restaurant.

Miriam scored 5 / 5 on 16/05/2014

We stayed in the Carlton Hotel for our grandsons holy communion we had a great stay staff very friendly and helpful we stayed there before and will definetely return

Karen scored 5 / 5 on 22/04/2014

great place for the kids really recommend it

Juliemc scored 4 / 5 on 20/04/2014

Really enjoyed our stay. 2 adults and 2 children in a family room. Room was spotless with excellent decor. Great bathroom with fluffy dressing gowns for the adults. Bar food yummy and staff were extremely helpful. Would definitely return - excellent value for money

Just scored 5 / 5 on 16/04/2014

A very enjoyable stay here was had by ,y family. The bar food prices are reasonable ( but a pint of Peroni is terribly expensive at €6.55) The staff were all nice and we slept well. The location is poor, there's noting anywhere within walking distance but the hotel itself offered good value and we would go back.

John scored 4 / 5 on 16/04/2014

Service - good. Food - good. Overall - no complaints.

Chris scored 5 / 5 on 15/04/2014

Great Hotel , Great Location , Friendly staff, great value for money , modern decor .. Would definitely recommend this to a friend . We were delighted with everything and so were the kids. Thank you for an awesome break away. Chris Mcg

John scored 4 / 5 on 26/03/2014


Mary scored 5 / 5 on 25/03/2014

beautiful hotel. staff very friendly and helpful. Loved the idea of being able to take the bus from hotel gates into city center ( no parking hassle). food excellent. Will return.

Miriam scored 5 / 5 on 20/03/2014

We had a great stay in Carlton Hotel, Blanchardatown.The room was excellent,large comfortable and the food was excellent. Thank you Carlton.

Rom4ik scored 5 / 5 on 19/03/2014

Was staying for 2 days 15/0314-16/0314 with family. Family room was very clean and comfortable but minor problem is no ceiling lights and bit dark in the evening Very friendly and helpful staff specially in restaurant lovely food i wood recommend it to all.

Jsharkey scored 4 / 5 on 19/03/2014

great base for St Patricks weekend in Dublin. Rooms comfortable and quite. Bus service outside to door to reach city centre

Patricia scored 4 / 5 on 19/03/2014

had a great time, food great, staff very friendly we had 2 lovely family rooms, we def go back again 4 star rating

Kc scored 4 / 5 on 18/03/2014

Very friendly staff. Good food. Large family room. Will return.

Lily scored 5 / 5 on 18/03/2014

We had a superb family executive room. Which was excellent value for money with all the added luxuries of a 4 star hotel. Will definitely will stay again. Five star quality extras in room and breakfast amazing.

Ahern scored 5 / 5 on 09/03/2014

We really enjoyed our stay on February 22nd, 2014, the receptionist made us feel very welcome and was very speedy in checking us in. We had dinner and breakfast, both were excellent. Room was beautiful. Staff were just excellent, everybody was just helpful and nice in a quite way. We were just amazed that this Lidl break was such good value but more amazed at the quality of hotel and food. Would very very highly recommend booking via Lidl again and would highly recommend staying in this hotel. The Ahern Family, Cork

Padraig scored 4 / 5 on 06/03/2014

I stayed there for one night and found it to be very good. Staff were excellent and the foods was brillant. Room was your standard hotel room but all in all a good place to stay. Will be back again.

Vanobrien scored 4 / 5 on 04/03/2014

staff lovely very helpful , excellent value for money , Rooms lovely perfect size for family. TV in room was faulty but the staff were looking into it.We would definitely return again,

Tia scored 2 / 5 on 01/03/2014

Family room booked but we were given a double room then had to go back to reception for another room. When we got our family room we had to wait for housekeeping to bring in a fold up bed! The rooms are nice. The view is horrendous but it is convenient to Blanchardstown. When leaving I left my makeup bag in our room and when I called looking for it I had to give my credit card no. to pay the postage! We had the buffet breakfast, standard but the front of house lady as lovely and friendly & helpful. It's a hotel for convenience not relaxation.

Terri scored 5 / 5 on 25/02/2014

we stayed with out three children at the Carlton in blanchardstown.its just a short drive to shopping centre.the room was spotless and large enough for the five of us.the staff were all very friendly and helpful.the food was fantastic and the kids meals were healthy and good portions.I highly recommend this hotel and look forward to staying there again.

Sharon scored 5 / 5 on 23/02/2014


Carlie scored 5 / 5 on 22/02/2014

lovely hotel excellent staff and excellent standard cleanliness the room we booked was a family room it was very spacious their is a bus station right outside the door to bring you where ever you need to go

Barry scored 5 / 5 on 28/01/2014

Excellent hotel. Very friendly staff . very clean and food was good. Very enjoyable stay

Sarahk scored 5 / 5 on 21/01/2014

Fab hotel, staff very pleasant rooms spotless nice atmosphere would recommend

Plumboy scored 5 / 5 on 14/01/2014

Very good Hotel,staff friendly and room was large,warm and clean Little way from nearest shop but would stay again

Damien scored 4 / 5 on 12/01/2014

Stayed in the hotel midweek with my son and partner, hotel was excellent value for money €90 for a nights stay and breakfast and dinner. Hotel room was lovely, newly decorated and very spacious and the hotel itself was really well decorated and staff were so friendly. There was only two small faults with the hotel. 1. The dinner was a bit flavourless, portions were huge just very bland in taste. 2. Our room was right beside the cleaners room so from about half 5 -6 onwards the door to it was constantly banging. Apart from that we wouldn't hesitate to come back. Thank you :)

Barbara scored 5 / 5 on 03/01/2014


Laura scored 5 / 5 on 10/12/2013

Great value for the money. Food of a very high standard. It is far out but very reg bus service into town. Stayed with two kids under ten and very spacious room with two single beds as opposed to camp beds. Would certainly consider staying again.

Bernie scored 5 / 5 on 10/12/2013

We stayed on 7th December. Beautiful hotel with excellent staff and wonderful food. It was everything we could have wished for and more. Staff more than helpful and polite. Bit out of the way, but convenient for Blanchardstown Shopping Centre. Would have no hesitation in recommending it and will definitely be back.

K scored 4 / 5 on 03/12/2013


Mod scored 5 / 5 on 03/12/2013

stayed there last saurday night, really enjoyed everything about the hotel , there was myself and my husband and two children and grandparents and we could not fault anything..well done , very child friendly..

Eil scored 5 / 5 on 26/11/2013

Stayed with my mom & sister we had a really nice room with a little tv room adjoining... food in the restaurant was really nice, Darren a waiter in the restaurant was very welcoming did more than enough to help us!! went shopping in blanchardstown (5 min drive away)..the reception staff we also very nice got them to charge m phone & give a friend directions.. very helpful...def recommend..

Noel scored 4 / 5 on 25/11/2013

Hotel room was lovely but breakfast was disappointing - White & Black pudding was not cooked and plates were not warm.

Sinead scored 4 / 5 on 12/11/2013

Lovely clean hotel room. Staff very friendly and welcoming

Michelle scored 5 / 5 on 05/11/2013

Stayed here for two nites during mid term break with my two young kids. Called into the hotel just after 12noon to reserve a table for dinner that nite before heading off for the day & our room was ready at that time to my amazement. The staff could not do enough. We had dinner in the restaurant on both nites of our stay & food was top class & same could be said for breakfast. Great value for money. Would highly recommend this hotel & will happily be returning again. Bedrooms very spacious & clean & bed linen changed daily. Overall had a very happy pleasant stay.

Damien scored 5 / 5 on 08/10/2013

Clean and comfortble. Meal was lovely and staff were very nice.

Carky scored 1 / 5 on 18/09/2013

Rooms are nicely decorated and very clean. Pity about drunken people getting into my room twice during the early hours of the morning due to "technical issues" with the keycards and it taking 15 minutes to get someone to answer the phone at reception while I was pushing against the door trying to keep strangers out. I will not be staying in this hotel again or ever in a hotel on my own again after this terrifying experience. They did apologise and did not charge me for the room but things like this should never happen

Karl scored 5 / 5 on 17/09/2013

Excellent hotel. A little bit out of the way, a car is needed to get here. HOWEVERE, it's a lovely hotel and well worth the extra distance, which is only about a minutes drive off the main road. Room was very nice indeed, breakfast was lovely. Free car parking and free reliable wifi was also nice. Staff were friendly and helpful, would definitely stay here if/when in Dublin again.

Lorraine scored 3 / 5 on 13/08/2013

On arrival at 7pm to be told that our room was not ready. You can imagine i was highly disgusted. We were unable to freshen up before dinner so decided we had no choice but to go as we were. To be fair the food was excellent. Good variety and very tasty. We were given our room key throughout our dinner and told our stay would be complimentary. We were very happy that the hotel dealt with their error so well. On arrival to our room it was lovely. We had a great stay in the hotel and will return in the Mid term.

Pjd scored 5 / 5 on 14/07/2013

Excellent hotel stay, front of house was excellent, room very spacious and clean. Very nice diner and breakfast, overall a very pleasant stay.

Vierna scored 5 / 5 on 17/06/2013

We stayed in Carlton from June 11 to 13, I would say that they have an excellent service. The staff were friendly and very accomodating. In terms of cleanliness the rooms are clean and spacious.

Claire scored 4 / 5 on 24/05/2013

Lovely clean modern hotel. Our room was nice with 2 fold out beds for the kids. Lovely bathroom. The food in the restaurant was delicious with a very friendly service. I would recommend to others. Nice break.

Joan scored 4 / 5 on 22/05/2013

This hotel is very clean and the staff are all very friendly. The room was lovely with lots of space and the rooms were cleaned with fresh towels and sheets every day. the food was also very good. I would recommend this hotel and will definitely return as our stay was a very pleasant experience.

A-m scored 4 / 5 on 21/05/2013

Great hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. Loads of breakfast options. Very handy to access the National Aquatics Centre and Tayto Park. Would definitely stay here again

Sinead scored 1 / 5 on 14/05/2013

myself and my partner stayed there on sat nite last.unfortunately we will not be returning any time soon.the food was terrible waiting staff totally unprofessional and restaurant floor and walls filthy.breakfast sunday morning was unreal...buffet disasterous,waiting for bowls cups tea,stacked dirty delph of our table ,reset it ourselves and the dirty dishes remained on the table throughout breakfast.worse than bad.

Donna scored 5 / 5 on 03/05/2013

Fab hotel. Not one fault could I find

Buzby scored 5 / 5 on 01/05/2013

Where do we start from walking into the hotel till we checked out we were treated like royality! From the staff to the food it was fantastic. The staff couldnt do enough for us and the food was lovely and plenty of it. The room we had was clean and spacious. We both had a great weekend stay and we will be back again. We couldnt praise this hotel enough.

Coralu scored 4 / 5 on 31/03/2013

Just back from an overnighter (Thursday night). Even though it was the Easter hols, the place was very quite. Got a lovely room 402 for myself, hubby & 2 children. Had dinner in the dinning room, the manager on duty was very nice & chatted away to us. Breakfast was perfect as well. No complaints, would return again.

Victor scored 4 / 5 on 26/03/2013

A excellent hotel, the family enjoyed the stay for 2 nights, and we had a problem with a window closing on one evening, and a pleasant gentleman came up and fixed it. We eat in the hotel bar one night, and the food was good. We hope to visit again during the year. Victor

Michael scored 5 / 5 on 20/03/2013

Overall we had a great break. All staff were a pleasure to deal with. There is a bus stop directly outside the front door and this will bring you all the way into O Connell street. Our room was bright and clean and equipped with all the items you would exceprt from a 4* hotel. The quality of the breakfast was excellent, we did not have our evening meal there.

Adriennestorey scored 1 / 5 on 12/03/2013

was dissappointed that it took 2 hours for dinner with no one telling us why ordered chicken to b given only chicken veg and patoes extra brought mam here for mothers day v dissappointed took 20 mins to check in very slow was put in bar for dinner told us no room in restaurant which theres was lots a nice barman brought us back in and got us table felt very little of this experience

Dar scored 1 / 5 on 12/03/2013

12/03/2013 We recently stayed in the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown booked through your website.We were, to say the least, disappointed at the standard of the hotel. The bar looked a little bit run down and looked like it needed a lick of paint. The photos on your website did not match up with how the hotel actually was.The bedroom was to be a family room and was quite cramped for three of us. The hotel looked more like a three star hotel rather than a four star. A bit run down!!!!!We sat in the lobby to have a drink as the clientel in the bar were a bit rough and it was definitely not suitable to bring a 7 yr old in there a 9.30 at night as we were going to have a drink before we went to the room. We have stayed in plenty of hotels where there are families and it would be quite acceptable to bring kids into the bar . Such was not the case here. I would definitely not recommend it for small kids. On the Sat night we returned to the hotel about 9.30 we went to the room about 10.30 to put our daughter to bed . There was a lot of music coming from the room beside and even with the television on we could not hear it as the walls were paper thin. The noise got louder and eventually we phoned down to reception where a porter came up returned downstairs and the phoned up to the room beside us to tell them turn down the music as there was a complaint about the music. When the person next door got the phone call they proceded to roar obsanities through the wall at us for complaining. After a lot of tossing and turning , eventually my daughter dropped off to sleep. I did not sleep at all as the couple next door joined another couple in the room the other side of us and they seemed to be having there own party in the room. they did not seem to leave the room at all !! During the course of the night a fight broke out in there where i had to listen to two hours of roaring and shouting and then what only sounded like one of the guys hitting his girlfriend, off the wall that was adjoining our room . Every time he pushed her up against the wall our wall vibrated !!! With this I jumped out of bed and packed my bags and pleaded with my husband to leave the hotel, as the fight was not dying down and i was afraid if we rang down that we might be in the firing line of our friend next door. A chance i was not willing to take, as our main concern was not to wake our little girl .My husband pointed out to me that we could not leave as we would of had to wake our 7 yr old at 3.00am in the morning and drive 4 hours to Mayo. All in all it was the worst night I ever stayed in the hotel. I was so upset the next morning and tired !!!!~I actually cryed at reception when the gentleman at the counter asked me did i have a nice stay.!! it ruined the weekend. i understand noise control should be managed in a proper way and we feel they could have moved us to another room..!!! This would have sorted the problem. Regards Dairin Barry

Ano scored 2 / 5 on 24/02/2013

We stayed here for one night for Valentines weekend..Hotel itself was lovely staff friendly at arrival.Had dinner booked for 7.30pm we were both really looking forward to it..When we arrived to resturant it was busy,there was a lady singing live in resturant,lovely voice lovely choice of songs but so so loud...we could not have a conversation at the table..we asked the waitress how long she would be singing for she said she would be there all got so loud and so annoying i asked a manager who was there if the volume could be turned down..he kind of looked at me,went over to the lady,there might have been a very small improvement..we basically rushed our dinner so we could get out...after the dinner we were sitting out around reception and then noticed she had finished singing and was leaving around 9pm,had we not been told she would be there all night we could have changed our time....very disapointed especially it being Valantines weekend....would advise anybody going just to check if there is music in resturant

Michael scored 4 / 5 on 20/02/2013

On arrival paid balance at reception .Total cost €280.00 for family room and double room. Both rooms had only a double bed and after consulting reception they put 2 single beds into family room and we were happy ( 6 in family) Very pleased with room and staff and breakfast very good Checking out they issued invoice with a balance of €119 to pay .I explained that wasnt correct as I had paid the agreed €280 as per LIDL booking .After a while the receptionest brought up correct details and saw that account was paid in full and that she was sorry. Overall we were very happy with our break and would have no hesitation booking same hotel again Michael Philbin

The scored 3 / 5 on 01/01/2013

Really enjoyed our one nights stay. The staff were so friendly and helpful from start to finish both at reception and in the dining room. The only negative thing I would have was that the menu was not very impressive and the choice very poor. I know the saying you get what you pay for but having gone on one of these breaks to another hotel recently there was no comparison and did find this very disappointing Having travelled from Cork I did think that the hotel was very isolated and in a very remote area. Thanks

Kay scored 4 / 5 on 06/12/2012

stayed here on dinner bed and breakfast deal, we had a lovely time. rooms lovely, food fab, and the staff where excellent , great time had by all.

Catherine scored 5 / 5 on 30/11/2012

Stayed for one night last Saturday and could have no complaints. Great Hotel, very comfortable, clean room with good space and lovely TV. Staff were great, friendly and helpful. We will stay again. At the rate we got, the value for money was amazing compared to a few years ago:-) Catherine

Damien scored 4 / 5 on 27/11/2012

We had a lovely stay in this hotel , food was gorgeous, great dinner and breafast, and the hotel was lovely, well done to all the staff. Would definitely recommend it. It was an excellent deal. Thanks Lidl. Deducted one star , on arrival (6-7pm) our corrider had alot of empty trays with left over food on them, was not nice to see.

Jon scored 5 / 5 on 13/11/2012

Had a great time at the Carlton. The staff were friendly and the food in the restaurant was top class. Room was clean and comfortable. We would certinly go back for an other visit . :):):):) loved it.

Daniel scored 5 / 5 on 13/11/2012

I like this hotel,friendly staff,close to shoppimg centre,good food ,room are very high standarts.

Shazz scored 3 / 5 on 10/11/2012

The hotel was lovely. Although the heating did not work in two of the bedrooms. We were moved twice and the second room the heating failed to work. It was Autumn/Winter season and so you would expect this to work in such a luxury hotel. It was quiet and the food was delicious. Although, I was disappointed with the heating issue and the service we got regarding this. We were given a small reduction to the amount we paid for the break we had. However, the hotel is well situated away from the hustle and bustle and only a shot 40 min bus journey into the city centre of Dublin.

David scored 4 / 5 on 04/11/2012

Great hotel staff are friendly helpful and they have a great attention to detail. Food is very nice I thought it is good value all round very handy to shopping. I would highly Recomend this hotel.

Susan scored 5 / 5 on 31/10/2012

Stayed in this hotel over oct weekend and what a beautiful hotel .The rooms were very spacious I loved the slippers and dressing gown spotlessly clean ,my two boys loved it and didn't want to go home.There was a bus service to city centre and the hotel was ten mins from national aquatic centre which was fantastic .I would def recommend this hotel and hope to stay there again soon.

David scored 5 / 5 on 31/10/2012

Very nice room, good food and entertainment in the bar. Will be back.

Reviewer97245244 scored 5 / 5 on 31/10/2012

this hotel and the staff were so nice and helpful to all my family. we used it for its location to the airport,where we were due to finally meet our son and new grandson.the flights were cancelled and we didnt know if he was going to get back.the staff were understanding and assisted my hubby with everything . breakfast time was a lovely family occasion.the staff were so nice and so patient with all the children and parents. the food was lovely and the rooms were nice. for anyone who has children/family who want to return to ireland for the "gathering 2013".i would recommend this hotel for its location to airport and as a meeting point.

Bdoolan scored 4 / 5 on 03/10/2012

Its a rare thing these days to have your expectations exceeded but that's what happened when I booked The Carlton Hotel, Blanchardstown, taking advantage of a really good deal offered by Lidl. Booking was easy (via and the Hotel itself called to confirm the booking. So far so good. I'm not familiar with the location of the Hotel, which is in Tyrrelstown and not Blanchardstown, and while it was initially difficult to find once we got there it was certainly worth the effort. I had booked several rooms for extended family and required a travel-cot for our room. It was set up and dressed when we arrived which was great. The room we were allocated was fantastic - a really luxurious suite with everything you could think of (not sure if we got an upgrade). The rooms are very much what you see in the photos here, as are the other facilities. Breakfast was very nice, with a good selection of hot and cold dishes. The staff were very helpful and happy to provide an off-menu dish when requested. There are lovely grounds to walk (weather permitting of course) and the bar and restaurant are warm and comfortable. I only have one negative to close on: FREE WIFI! I don't understand why Wifi doesn't come as standard in this day and age. There is Wifi available alright but it is courtesy of Bitbuzz and is not free. A 4 or 5 star hotel should be able to provide a free Wifi service (even if it's only in the lobby/bar) and free wired broadband in their rooms. For this reason I have deducted a 'star'. However, overall I would heartily recommend this hotel. It was a real pleasure to stay in and as I said at the beginning, my expectations were exceeded!

Eamon scored 5 / 5 on 02/10/2012

Stayed with wife and two kids, this was our second stay this year and got a fab room. Staff all very good and the place was spotless. Well done to all the mgt and staff here.

Caz scored 5 / 5 on 02/10/2012

Excellent service, food was gorgeous and the hotel was lovely. Would definitely recommend it. It was an excellent deal.

Mary scored 4 / 5 on 02/10/2012

The web site was very easy to use. The hotel was lovely. Beautiful rooms, friendly staf. Will definely use this web site to book more breaks.

Loc scored 4 / 5 on 25/09/2012

This is my third time staying in this hotel and the third time I had problems on check-in. On this occasion I had booked 4 rooms but reception were adamant I had only booked 2. Luckily I had a copy of my booking information and the problem was rectified promptly. Apart from that everything else was excellent- very clean rooms, good food and a good location with a bus literally outside the door to take you to the city centre.

Amanda scored 5 / 5 on 18/09/2012

Excellent Value, Room lovely , comfortable & clean . We had our dinner in the bar- excellent. Staff lovely!! Organised a bus for us into town. Breakfast the next morning was really nice, would definetly stay again. amanda

Carrie scored 1 / 5 on 11/09/2012

Terrible stay at this hotel, had booked a triple room, got a room with two single beds and a childs camp bed, complained at the front desk and then to management and eventually they refunded us back some money as they couldn't accommodate us with another room. Then went to the restaurant for a meal, got the black menu, choices were terrible and when the food arrived it was also terrible. Got steak which tasted like rubber, chips that seemed they had been re-fried a few times alreaady and vegetables like rocks. Overall did not enjoy our stay at this hotel and wouldn't be returning!

Gal scored 1 / 5 on 09/08/2012

The room and staff in the hotel were fab. The kids loved the room and the TV had speakers in the bathroom!!!!!!! Now the downside: We went to the resturant and got the BLACK menu, the choices were not good. My wife and I went for the duck (bad choice) and the girl came out with the spuds and veg on a small plate. We asked her was this for both of us and to our shock she said "Yes". When we asked could we have another she got one straight away. Now on this small plate was 3 small baby potato's a couple of carrotts and runner beans, this was for two adults!!!!!!!!!!!!! The kids ordered the "wholegrain pasta" now if that was wholegrain then I am Katie Taylor !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On the plus side the breakfast was bril and the staff could not do enough.

Chris scored 4 / 5 on 08/08/2012

We had a lovely stay at this hotel. Check in was flawless, room was very clean, food was first class. the only issue we had was the room size we had booked for a family of four and they had put two extra beds in, which made it very cramped. In my opinion the room is not suitable for a family. Would I return as a family NO!, would I return with my wife no problem.

Donal scored 5 / 5 on 01/08/2012

High quality hotel within easy access of fun attractions for children. Our family of 4 spent 5 great nights in this extremely child friendly 4-star hotel. The buffet breakfast was top class, the hotel was very clean & staff were very helpful & friendly. This hotel is very close to some excellent atractions for children - National Aquatic Centre (5 minutes), Dublin Zoo (20 minutes) Tayto Park (20 minutes) to name but three. For shopping Blanchardstown Shopping Centre is also within 5 minutes of the Carlton. For snacks for the kids the hotel is situated in Tyrellstown beside a Lidl shop & within 2 minutes walk of a Superquinn. There are also some great deals for B&B that may be combined with day trips to the attractions above. Would totally recommend this hotel to families with children.

Lorraine scored 5 / 5 on 29/07/2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Carlton hotel, everything fab could not fault it one bit, We had 3 kids with us the room was very spacious the breakfast was lovely great varity, the hotels was spotless clean and excellent friendly staff. Will be back there to stay again in the future.

Mervyn. scored 4 / 5 on 02/07/2012

Excellent hotel,rooms were fantastic,Great location, friendly staff. The breakfast was super. Overall value for money. would hotel again.

Reviewer28845179 scored 4 / 5 on 02/07/2012

Very nice stay lovely rooms and lovely staff highly recommended

Annie scored 3 / 5 on 27/06/2012

The Hotel itself was lovely and any staff we met were very friendly and courteous. I had booked 2 twin rooms, but when we checked in, at approx 4pm, only one room was ready and this was a double room, they had no other rooms ready at this time. I am 6 months pregnant and wanted to rest so we used this double room. We were told to check again with reception in 30mis but the other room was still not ready an hour later when we went to the bar to have something to eat. The food was only ok. Not what I would expect from a 4 star hotel. We headed into town to a concert and checked into the other room when we got back to the hotel. It was also just a double room, smaller than the first and suitable for wheelchair use which we didn't need or request. My sister and her friend had to share the bed. Breakfast was nice, lots of choice and lovely service.

Anne scored 5 / 5 on 21/06/2012

My daughter and myself stayed in The Carlton for a two night break with Lidl last weekend - we found the hotel very clean, food lovely and staff could'nt have been more helpful. I certainly will return to the Carlton, Blanchardstown. Anne

The scored 4 / 5 on 10/05/2012

Our second stay here on this offer - Fantastic deal with Lidl, you really couldn't do better. Great location for National aquatic centre and M50. Bus outside the hotel very handy for city centre. We had a suite, a bit cramped for us and the 2 kids, but we managed. Cleanliness, food, breakfast buffet, staff all good. But on our weekend there was a large wedding party with several kids who were very noisy both nights running around the corridors when our small ones were trying to sleep - could get that anywhere i suppose.

Reviewer44437284 scored 3 / 5 on 27/04/2012

Hotel nice and modern but a bit out of the way and hard to find, i thought it was in Blanchardstown but its about ten minutes away. Enjoyed our stay , food was not up to four star standards, dinner was bland and breakfast was self service , plenty of everything but i would rate it three star as most good four star hotels do not have a self service breakfast with cold plates. I would stay here again if the food was better,

Fi scored 5 / 5 on 23/04/2012

We stayed in this hotel with 2 new babies, fab room spacious clean friendly and amazing breakfast!! love love love this hotel our 4th time staying here first time with babies! Would highly recommend this hotel for a family!!

Hazel scored 3 / 5 on 17/04/2012

Hotel was fine but stay away from the pizza and chips.both were overcooked

M scored 3 / 5 on 16/04/2012

Lovely hotel in close proximity to Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and the National Aquatic Centre. Excellent breakfast. Evening meal selection not great. We stayed for 2 nights and I thought it was a given that there would housekeeping included but our room was not serviced. Someone called to the door and asked did we need any towels alright. On notifying the reception we were told that you would have to request it. Its a four star hotel! Whats the story here? The rooms were lovely however the heat at night was unbearable. The air conditioning wasn't working and it wouldn't go below 16C. Health and safety: The window on the 3rd floor opened in and was terribly unsafe. If you leant out you could easily fall out. Couldn't keep my eyes off my 3yo but had to open window to let air in due to the heat. Overall I think 3 stars is loads considering. I would stay again but would request a ground/lower floor for peice of mind.

Jacqui scored 5 / 5 on 12/04/2012

What a wonderful hotel!! We were greeted with a lovely reception staff and within minutes were settled into our room. The room was fantastic, we had booked a family room and was given an interconnecting room which meant a very peaceful nights sleep for us and our daughter. The rooms are spacious, extremely clean, and modern as were the bathrooms. Bath and separate shower in one room and a wet room style shower in the other room, which is ideal with a toddler! We ate in the restaurant and the food was outstanding, the rack of lamb was actually med to rare which was exactly what I ordered, the beef my husband ordered was melt in your mouth and Conor the waiter couldn’t do enough for us. He actually was the same at breakfast, lovely guy, and in saying that, we found ALL the staff above and beyond courteous and friendly and helpful. We had relations to visit, and maps with directions were printed out for us by the reception staff. The bar staff were also brilliant, we stayed there four nights and our daughter is lactose intolerant (so we’d brought our own food for her) and they had no problem heating her food at any time for us and never kept waiting. I personally cant wait till we get another chance to go back. We have stayed in many many hotels in Ireland and this was tops!!

Mary scored 4 / 5 on 12/04/2012

this is a beautiful hotel and the staff are very welcoming, it is a very child friendly hotle, the rooms are fab and and loads of room, but there is just one thing the family rooms are not as good as i have been in other hotels, in stead of two fold up beds there could be either a double or two singles in the room, i would return to the carlton again and it is a hotel i would recommend to my friends

Gillian scored 4 / 5 on 08/04/2012

We had a lovely family break in the Carlton hotel, Blanchardstown. This hotel is a great base for a family break in Dublin. The staff were excellent & couldn't do enough for us. The interconnecting family rooms were ideal providing that extra space you need with 3 small children. We found both the bar & restraunt menus to be good value apart from the children's menu in the restraunt which we felt was a bit steep at €14.95! But the manager had no problem allowing our little girl to eat off the bar menu instead which at €7.95 for a soft drink, main & desert was great value. We'd like to say a big 'thank you' to all the staff who helped make our stay so enjoyable.

Derek scored 4 / 5 on 04/04/2012

Booked this hotel for a two night stay recently through Today FM Breaks. Got an excellent rate. Very nice hotel. All staff very friendly and facilities in good order including free Wi-Fi in all areas of the hotel. Good quality food served in both bar and restaurant but maybe the choice is a bit limited, especially for kids. Fair play to.the restaurant manager though, who didn't charge the full amount when my daughter wasn't too keen on her selected dinner!! Overall a very enjoyable stay here but be advised on location as car is essential due to location.

Jason scored 2 / 5 on 22/03/2012

On checking in, we were told that dinner would be served from 6pm in the restaraunt. When we came down for dinner, we were told the restaraunt was closed and that we'd have to eat in the bar. The food was probably the worse quality food I've eaten in any hotel. I would have got better in Eddie Rockets. The breakfast the next morning wasn't much better. Apart from the food and the rude reception staff, everything else was great. The bedroom was fantastic and the bar staff were extremely friendly and welcoming.

Gi scored 4 / 5 on 21/03/2012

Room was very nice, bathroom had lots of space and a bath and separate shower. Meal on Friday night was gorgeous and lots of it there, we were so full after it! bar had a nice buzz. Staff on Fri night were very nice but breakfast staff not so nice had to ask three times to get a pot of tea! Part from that would definitely go back.

Mgt scored 4 / 5 on 14/03/2012

There was a group of 5 girls staying in this hotel on the Lidl Dinner B&B break away. As there was no rooms with three beds the hotel did accomadate us with a fold out bed and two singles. The rooms were very clean and the decor was lovely. The staff in the hotel were very nice. The meal included in the deal was lovely. Three of us got the beef and there was enough on each plate to feed 2 poeple. The bar was a little quite for anyone looking for a social night out but as there was a group of us it great we could have the chat. There was the full range for breakfast and enough of everything available to help yourself. Its within easy access to Blanchardstown shopping centre for a great day shopping. All in All would recommend this hotel for a night away.

Van scored 4 / 5 on 08/03/2012

Considering the cost for our nights stay on a package deal and the fact that both breakfast and evening meal were included, on the whole it was a very good hotel and our stay there was very pleasant. The staff were very polite, the hotel was very well kept and the standard double room was surprisingly spacious. There were however a couple of things that marred the stay. The heating was not working in our room on the night we stayed (23/02/2012) and we were told that the hotel was fully booked, so therefore we could not be moved. The hotel provided us with a very small electric heater, that was very inadequate for the size of the room and also incredibly noisy. Breakfast in the hotel was first rate, in contrast to the evening meal. The night we stayed; and as I read through previous comments, I see that this is a fairly regular occurrence at the hotel: the evening meal turned out to be very disappointing. After we were shown to our table, it was another 35 minutes before we had our order taken. If the restaurant that night were full, I would fully understand, however that night less than a third of it full at the time we were dining. I noticed that the girl who seated us, was also taking customer orders and acting as waitress too. It seemed that the restaurant was very understaffed. There was such a lack of staff, that tables where customers had finished there meal were not cleared during the whole of the time we ate. The meals themselves were ok. They were hot and well proportioned and the steak was cooked perfectly, but the sweetcorn soup and the jus with the steak were both very tasteless. The desserts for me, more than made up for the blandness of the other courses. All in all, I would recommend the hotel. I would just hope that they sort out there ongoing staffing issues...

Jacinta scored 5 / 5 on 06/03/2012

Stayed at Carlton hotel Blanchardstown 2 adults & 2 kids,Ii would gladly recommend them too family & friends. Very very helpful & on hand too help when ever was needed. Rooms were lovely.

Paddysdog scored 5 / 5 on 24/02/2012

4th time staying here. Excellent hotel. Very friendly staff. Nothing is too much trouble. Rooms very clean and modern. Bar food excellent also. Would highly recommend.

Peadar scored 4 / 5 on 21/02/2012

Check in was a bit slow as the receptionist seemed confused and had to look for my details when I told her it was booked through Lidl Breaks. We got to the room then and it was very clean modern and stylish and well decorated, a nice quiet nights sleep was had no traffic outside as its located in away from the main road and no noisy air conditioning units running non stop as in some hotel bedrooms. The bed was very big and comfortable too with room service available 24 hour. The time restaurant was nice, staff were friendly and helpful but service was a bit slow and we had a few different waiters attending to us throughout the meal. The menu was a bit limited in selection, I was told we could order only from the early bird section because dinner was included and already with our nights stay. The bar was nice and relaxing service was fast. Overall it was a good deal and good value we had a nice quiet relaxing nights stay in a good atmosphere.

Nuala scored 5 / 5 on 15/02/2012

Excellent service, staff welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. Interconnecting rooms great for the kids too.

Jass scored 5 / 5 on 08/02/2012

Just back from a Weekend break with the Family In this Hotel. What you see is what you get FANT -astic Hotel experience. We did Room only, h as we had arrangements for dining with Family organised already but food to the room Perfect and worthy of its 4Star status. The room for family encorporated 2 extra beds as well as a brillant super king Size bed all had a great ni ghts sleep. Its immaculately kept. Loads of the goodies required for bathroom supplied. Highly reccommend this Hotel and will be back again. Well Done this is definelty 5 star category...perfect in all respects. The Family gang.

Alexandra scored 5 / 5 on 07/02/2012

Very clean hotel with very helpful and friendly staff located in a quiet area.Highly recommended.

Frances scored 3 / 5 on 06/02/2012

Stayed for B&B. Room was lovely but cold on arrival but was fine after we altered thermostat. Staff were very friendly. Breakfast was disappointing- hot food was barely lukewarm and tea was awful. Should have complained but that's my fault!

Alan scored 5 / 5 on 11/01/2012

We had a lovely stay at the Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown the staff were so warm and friendly and made our stay so pleasant, We dined in the reataurant that evening and the lady on duty was excellent and a big thanks to the cheffs as the food was beautiful. We will definately be staying again in the near future and will be highly recommending our families and friends to stay also. Once again I would like to thank the staff at The Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown for a wonderfull stay at there establishment and hope to see them again in the near future. Kind Regards, Alan & Martina O'Connor

Lyn scored 5 / 5 on 02/01/2012

we had a very pleasant stay. lovely family room we had. we'll definitely stay in carlton hotel blancherstown next time...

Ily scored 3 / 5 on 13/12/2011

The offer itself offered by Lidl was great value we had breakfast and evening meal. The hotel was clean and tidy. Reviews on line describing hotel very accurate.

Dav scored 3 / 5 on 06/12/2011

fab hotel. lovely bedroom . lovly food however waiting 40 mins for main course and it lukewarm. no staff checked on us during meal to see how things were. they were completly rushed off their feet with functions and not enough staff to cope. final straw when we went to check out we were told that there was drinks bill on our account. we had paid for our drinks throughout night . no customer cards to fill in our opinion.

Marie scored 5 / 5 on 06/12/2011

Our short stay in the Carlton Blanchardstown was very enjoyable. The rooms were lovely - exactly like the pictures on their website. Our family room consisted of 2 interconnecting rooms and the kids were thrilled with this. Our evening meal was delicious and the buffet breakfast was also very tasty. It was the nicest hotel break we have had in the the last couple of years and we will definitely go there again.

Reviewer89613405 scored 3 / 5 on 01/12/2011

Very disappointed with dinner. Only a very limited bar menu to choose from which mainly consisted of bread in some form or other. Won't be booking again for a Sunday night with no resaurant.

Reviewer89613405 scored 1 / 5 on 30/11/2011

lovely hotel the only problem was on arrival we were told the restaurant was closed even though it was only 7 pm and we were already booked in for dinner we were given bar food which was not nice

Martina scored 5 / 5 on 29/11/2011

Very impressed with this hotel, rooms were modern and comfortable, we had a meal in the restaurant and food was excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpfull, I would certainly certainly recommend this hotel to anyone.

Adrian scored 5 / 5 on 15/11/2011

Our second time to stay at this hotel and again thoroughly enjoyed our visit . Family rooms are two interlocking double rooms which is great . Food and everything about our stay was excellent. We will definately be back.

Antoni scored 5 / 5 on 11/11/2011

Incredibly good hotel and staff is really helpful and eager to go extra mile with any special requests one could have. I strongly recommend it!

Ronan scored 4 / 5 on 09/11/2011

We stayed here with our 2 kids (3 and 6). We were delighted that on arrival having booked a family room - that we received an extra adjoining room at no extra cost. This made our own stay much better as we had ample room and were able to watch TV when the kids were asleep in the other room. It was nice and quiet, and with the windows open nice and cool too. The bar food was very nice and the kids portions were huge. We tried some of the kids fish and chips and they were delicious. Although the Hotel certainly was not within walking distance of cineams etc it suited us perfectly as a family visiting the Nac and Dublin Zoo. We will definitely stay here again.

Paddy scored 5 / 5 on 06/11/2011

Really enjoyable break. This is our third time booking here with the kids. Rooms are great and staff are very friendly and helpful. Overall, would highly recommend this hotel.

Aine scored 5 / 5 on 06/11/2011

lovely hotel, friendly staff,fab food... not much more anyone could ask for

Reviewer63521205 scored 1 / 5 on 02/11/2011

One of the most beautiful hotels in ireland but the staff were unprofessional and very unfriendly - very cold. Was checked in by one of the supervisor and she never gave a smile or any form of warm welcome. They ran out of breakfast supplies every morning and there was no one to check, guests had to follow the waiters around to ask them for eggs, mushroom, bread etc. Tables were not cleared on time to make space for other guests. However, waiters always seemed to be so busy but there was really nothing to show for it. Will not recommend it to anyone or ever stay there again.

Teresa scored 4 / 5 on 01/11/2011

Difficult to find. Nice hotel, enjoyed our stay.

Louise scored 4 / 5 on 01/11/2011

Just back from a 3 day stay in the Carlton, lovely hotel, staff were very friendly and helpful; Our room was massive and we had a separate dressing room which we could put our 2yr old son in, in his travel cot.....very close to the city centre so perfect if you want to do a bit of shopping or bring the kids to the zoo! Food in the bar was lovely too! Would definately recommend it!

Tam scored 5 / 5 on 01/11/2011

I stayed in the Carlton Hotel in Tyrrelstown on fri the 28th of Oct. We were there for a Wedding which was amazing. I can only give the Carlton 5 stars as I couldn't find any fault with it. The service was flawless, the hotel was immaculate. We had a snack during the day, an evening meal and breakfast all of which were served fresh, hot and tasty. I would have no problem in recomending this hotel to anyone.

Daniel scored 4 / 5 on 18/10/2011

We really enjoyed our stay at the Blanchardstown Carlton Hotel .The accomadation and meals were all outstanding. The staff were friedly pleasant & courteous. I would highly recommend the Calrton Blanchardstown to anyone ensuring a most enjoyable stay. Daniel Mc Connell

Ken7neth scored 5 / 5 on 09/10/2011

Nice Hotel,really nice rooms and helpful staff and great valve.

Davida scored 5 / 5 on 05/10/2011

the hotel was beautiful.b&b and eerning meal v.good.i needed a wheelchair access room at short notice and the hotel was v. obliging

Daniel scored 5 / 5 on 05/10/2011

hotel was very very clean, food fresh and good,friendly staff

Marcus scored 3 / 5 on 04/10/2011

Myself and my family stayed here on 1/10/11 for a family wedding. The wedding went fine, the hotel, and staff, food and service were all presented very well, that is until we arrived for breakfast..... Most of the wedding party stayed at the hotel, so the resturant was busy for breakfast, a buffet breakfast. This is where the hotel fell down. From my experence, a good resturant should ( when using a buffet ) keep an eye on things i.e. if the food is running low . My family and I waited at almost empty buffet... we waited and waited and waited ..... after a 13 minute wait I finally asked a member of staff what was the delay with the food. I was assured the chef had the problem in hand, so finaly the food arrived ( in small amounts ) and we got fed at last. The breakfast ended at 11.00 we experencied these problems at 09.55, maybe a word of advise to the resturant, keep on top of things if you are providing a buffet. I will be staying here again in December I hope the wait for breakfast will not be quite as long.

Davy scored 5 / 5 on 04/10/2011

This is my third time to stay at this hotel. The hotel is excellent, we were attending a family wedding. The food was great the service was good. This time I had my children with me we got two rooms as part of a family room which was great the children had their own space. I am booked again into this hotel in December 2011.

Jessica scored 5 / 5 on 13/09/2011

I could not fault this hotel! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful....The food was delicious! We were given an executive suite that was beautiful, clean and very comfortable, huge bed and fully air-conditioned! This was great value for money, you would pay more going into town for a meal. Will definitely be back!

Danny scored 5 / 5 on 11/09/2011

This hotel is top class staff most helpful.everplace clean&tidy,Breakfast most delicious full marks all round,would reccommend this Hotel to anyone.very satisfied customer

Cynthia scored 2 / 5 on 10/09/2011

The hotel was lovely comfortable, and the breakfast was perfect. The welcome at the reception was very bad my self and my family weren't treated like human beings at all by 1 of the staff a Chines lady who was very rude to me when l went for check in. She told me to sit and wait for few minutes she will come back to me, l sat there for 20 minutes waiting and when l went back to her before l even got near her she said to me l told you l will tell you when the room is ready so go back and wait, and that was 15hoo. I said to her when should l come back, at about 30 to 40 minutes she said and not even in a respectful way. I went outside to wait in the car for 30 minutes and when l went back in l met a different lady l said to her l have been waiting for a room but l was told it wasn't ready by that other lady pointing the Chinese lady when she saw me she said l told you its not ready so l said you told me to come back in 30 to 40 minutes and now its 30 minutes ago its still not ready so come back in onother 40 minutes she said in a rough way. I felt like l wasn't welcomed in the hotel. lf she treats every costomer the same way as she treated me l dont think there will be any one coming back to the hotel. Im very sorry to say this, but l felt she was being racist l have stayed in the hotels and never been treated like l was in a 4* hotel. On our checking out she was at the reception and she didnt even ask did we enjoy our stay she just took the cards from me thats all. Thanks but no Thanks Cynthia

Deirdre scored 4 / 5 on 09/09/2011

we were at a wedding and stayed at carlton for one night, the room was very spacious and decorated very modern, the bathroom was also very big, nice to be able to relax when you want. Had breakfast next morning and it was lovely. Great staff very friendly and helpful.

Rita scored 4 / 5 on 06/09/2011

The hotel is not in the most pleasant setiting but it is very convenient for Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Pheonix Park, Dublin Airport, and with a connection outside the door with Dublin Bus direct to Parnell Street every 30 minutes, great for a visit to the city centre. The hotel has spacious, comfortable bedrooms with good facilities. The meals I had in the restaurant were excellent. The only down side was the slow check-in and keys that wouldn't open the doors for several other people beside myself. I would recommend it to friends and family.

Alan scored 4 / 5 on 06/09/2011

The hotel and staff were excellent. However there was a problem with our rooms. We booked two family rooms to sleep 8 (2 adults and 2 children per room) as advertised on the Lidl website. However when we got there we found that the hotel had been misrepresented on the website and in fact did not have family rooms. The staff and in particular the duty manager in charge were excellent and accommodating us in three double rooms with extra single beds in each room at no extra charge. In summary hotel and staff 4 out of 5, Lidl breaks -1 out of 5.

Aisling scored 5 / 5 on 29/08/2011

We had a wonderful 2 night's in the Carlton Blanchardstown rooms were well equipped, staff were very friendly and accommodating highly recommend this hotel. Many thanks.

Ewa scored 5 / 5 on 18/08/2011

Excellent hotel, great clean and modern rooms, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Stayed for the first time and it was a good choice: very relaxing plus easy access to city centre, huge shopping centre around, bus stop just outside hotel. Didnt eat in so cant say anything about dinning.

Marie scored 5 / 5 on 10/08/2011

Everything was brill the staff were so friendly and helpfull in anyway the room was great we had a family room (2 rooms interlocking) it was very spacous. There was no limit on supplies and changed our beds on the 2nd day We have stayed at many hotels over the years but Carlton has to be the best for it staff :) The breakfast in the morning was brilliant everything was laid on even had cappocunios :)

Maryb scored 5 / 5 on 09/08/2011

I stayed for two nights at the weekend in this hotel. Very good overall. Spacious, well equipped rooms. Friendly staff. Good bar and restaurant. Thanks for a great stay.

Maria scored 5 / 5 on 08/08/2011

Rating 5 Star. Stayed at the carlton for 5 nights from 31st July to 5th August. The hotel was out of this world as regards cleanliness, friendly staff and we had inter connecting rooms which was super as children got to have their own room with a TV. Food was very good overall and ambience at the hotel was super. Will definitely be back and would highly recommend a Lidl break at this Hotel. Maria & Jimmy Costello.

Grainne scored 3 / 5 on 20/07/2011

This was our third time to stay at the hotel. The hotel is lovely with great rooms, although I found the bed unconfortable this time. We also had dinner as part of our package and again I have to say that the meal was not as good as we had had previously. The staff were very friendly and helpful as always and the breakfast was good.

Sharon scored 4 / 5 on 18/07/2011

I found our stay in the carlton hotel very enjoyable, and relaxing. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very spacious and clean. Overall we as a family were very happy with our stay and would definatley stay there again.

Basil scored 4 / 5 on 12/07/2011

We had 2 adults and 2 kids and 1 toddler staying for 4 nights in our party.Got a great deal through the lidl breaks. Stayed in a family room ,with 2 bedrooms which was brillant . The rooms are in a pristine condtition and very clean. Although near the airport you have no traffic noise,which is bliss in the mornings.It is an ideal but quiet,location to all local activities and shops . The bar,breakfast and restaurant food was excellent, we ordered something different every night and it was top class . Staff were very helpful and courteous.The only drawback when you have kids that is, is it has no leisure centre ,but the national aquatic centre is just 3 minutes away.. b kennedy

Joyce scored 5 / 5 on 23/06/2011

the carlton hotel in blanchardstown was excellent the service from all was 5 stars we will be back again great value for money thanks to lidl.

Martin scored 5 / 5 on 22/06/2011

Excellent hotel very friend staff great value for money

A. scored 5 / 5 on 15/06/2011

Good value for money overall, however childrens beds were not very comfortable and was disappointed to find that the double bed was in fact 2 single beds pushed together. We ate in the hotel in the evening and the food and service was excellent as was the breakfast. Was going to mention my disappointments at checkout but was never even asked by the receptionist was everything ok with our stay, thought there wasnt much point. She seemed distracted and went on the phone in the middle of our checkout. I thought that was the first thing that should be asked on checkout?? How was your stay?

Ian scored 5 / 5 on 14/06/2011

Everything about the hotel is super!!!!

Karyn scored 4 / 5 on 13/06/2011

I really like this hotel. We had our dinner in the bar and it was delicious. Also the choice for breakfast the next day was very good. The only complaint I would have is that room service knocked on our door at 8.00 a.m. and then again at 9.30 a.m. which was very annoying as it woke us up both times and check out is not until 12.00 noon so I don't know what the necessity for this was.

Dolores scored 4 / 5 on 09/06/2011

Family Room was lovely ! loads of space for all the family and had separate single room off main bedroom . All was spotless ! The only complaint we had was the T.v ! only 2 channels and the speakers werent working in room .... you could hear more from the speakers in the bathroom!! We had a meal inclusive with our deal and it was very goos. service was excellent and staff were very child friendly !! over all an exellent location to stay in Dublin and we will be returning!

Margaret scored 5 / 5 on 08/06/2011

family of 5 loved every minute of our stay here, we went to the zoo on sat and checked in to hotel sat evening every thing was perfect we were given a double and twin room which was ideal for us rooms were clean beautifully decorated and spacious,on sun we visited the national aquatic centre whice was a very short drive from the hotel .we found the staff very pleasant and helpfull . food for breakfast ok but staff by far outshone many hotel staff i have delt with ,will have no problem recommending this hotel . thank you for a wounderful stay

The scored 5 / 5 on 06/06/2011

Hotel was top class and super value but some staff are in need of further training. We got interconnecting rooms, couldn’t believe the great facilities for the low price- flat screens, irons, minibar, aircon, separate bath and double shower and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was plentiful and presented beautifully. Hotel lobby spacious, plenty car-parking. Bus outside hotel. Handy location for M50, very near National Aquatic Centre. For those making up picnics on your days out in Dublin there is Lidl and Superquinn in the shopping area across the main road. On arrival to check in the solo receptionist left us standing with crying baby in arms while she went from one phonecall to another phone call. Our interconnecting doors were locked and after calling the same receptionist, we had to wait 20mins before someone arrived to unlock them. We went down to the bar for food at 6.20 hoping to get the early bird as advertised on menu up to 6.30. The bar man consulted the manger and returned to tell us the early bird was not available. When I expressed my disappointment to the manager behind the bar, he promptly consulted the chef and told us it was available, but gave us the blue daytime menu (even better value). The barman later returned to tell us that the blue menu finished at 3pm and we shouldn’t have been given it by the manager but on this occasion we were allowed have it. Food was good, but we didn’t dine there again. On the 2nd day, the housekeeping staff took both facecloths and towels without replacing. On my experience, I would have to question staff training.. Having said that we really enjoyed our relaxing holiday in Dublin and will definitely return to this hotel via Lidl, 5 stars, well done.

Cduffy scored 4 / 5 on 31/05/2011

We had a great time. Although the address on the website is incorrect and we found it difficult to find. When we got there the admin staff had messed up the rooms and booked one as a double instead of twin. we had to wait for 40 minutes for beds to be split after pleading for this as one of us were going to be put in a double room. The rooms were light and spacious and well equipped although I couldnt turn the temperature up on the shower as it wouldnt allow me. We went for dinner in the bar as the restaurant was booked up. We ordered and our starters arrived a half hour later and our main meal and hour and 10 minutes after that. The manager apoligised and gave us our main meal for free. I do appreciate that the hotel was busy but they didnt have enough staff to cope. As we were on holiday we werent in any hurry and didnt mind waiting about but on the whole we enjoyed it very much. Breakfast was beautiful and plentiful.

Anna scored 1 / 5 on 04/05/2011

Great hotel,pleasant helpful staff, rooms spotless. Heartily recommend this hotel,super value for money.

Margaret scored 5 / 5 on 28/04/2011

the hotel was lovely very clean & friendly staff , great value

Denis scored 5 / 5 on 15/04/2011

Excellent hotel and great value for money. Breakfast was a bit disappointing but otherwiae an enjoyable stay.

Peter scored 5 / 5 on 22/03/2011

***** We stayed there on 17th & 18th March. Excellent hotel, room was perfect large shower plus bath, food was first class. Staff could not be more helpful. Peter Cavan

Midlander scored 5 / 5 on 13/03/2011

stayed at the plaza tyrrellstown for a feis lately, excellent service, excellent location . we had an interconnecting room for the kids for the same price. no late night banging or running up corridors. rooms excellently clean. wello done lidl. 5 stars

Paul scored 5 / 5 on 01/03/2011

4 stars. you should continue your association with this hotel as it is very good

Deirdre scored 2 / 5 on 15/02/2011

A group of us stayed here as part of a family celebration and we were very pleased with our choice. The food was very good and the rooms were lovely. The staff were very helpful in all areas of the hotel and I would definitely stay here again. You coullnot beat the value for money either - I will be booking through Lidl again. Deirdre

Marie scored 5 / 5 on 08/02/2011

we stayed 3 nights and i must say they were most enjoyable. our room was fabulous , lovely food ,and the staff most helpful . i would recomend it ot anyone and look forward to going back for another 3 nights in the near future thank you all and keep the price good lidl. marie murphy

Carmel scored 3 / 5 on 25/01/2011

The Hotel Room was very nice. The staff were lovely and most helpful. We had our young baby with us who was only after been in hospital and the room was frozen. The staff brought electric heaters but it did not solve our problem as eletric heat was not good for the baby. We will not return. Carmel Kennedy

Dee scored 5 / 5 on 28/12/2010

Would highly recommend a Lidl break in this hotel. Hotel is fabulous, rooms great and food in restaurant was excellent. Excellent service from the hotel staff who were all very friendly. Will be booking again.

Tracy scored 5 / 5 on 30/11/2010

We recently stayed for the weekend. Hotel was lovely. our only complaint was that the rooms were chilly and didn't keep the heat. The air conditioning seem to come on automatically. Food was gorgeous although the brealfast was not hot only warm. LIDL breaks are fantastic value for money. I would definetly go on another one. Tracy, Wexford

Von scored 3 / 5 on 30/11/2010

Hi we had a fun stay in the hotel but the main complaint would be that the hotel room was very cold. In fairness to the staff they tried to increase the temperature of the air conditioning and then provided a small heater but it was still very cold. The food was very good in the restaurant. One of the girls ordered a steak, which was not on the menu, and was unhappy with the way it was cooked - it was not medium rare as requested, but rest of the food was delicious, particularly the seabass main and the chicken wing starter. For the price we paid it was a great deal. The massage was good too - thanks!

Breda scored 5 / 5 on 23/11/2010

Lidi breaks are great value for money. The Park Plaza is a beautiful hotel, and we really enjoyed our stay. Lovely rooms, friendly staff, We will definately stay there again.

Anna scored 4 / 5 on 16/11/2010

We are just back from a weekend break at the Park Plaza hotel and would like to say that the hotel was fantastic. Lovely and clean, staff very friendly and the food was great. We enjjoyed our stay, so thanks to all concerned. Lidl Breaks are great value for money. Thanks.. Anna Robert

Ol's scored 3 / 5 on 12/11/2010

hotel was really lovely girls on reception were so helpful and nice breakfast wasnt great that would be the only fault i would have with i like it fresh and it appeared to be there for qiute some time i have been there loads before for bar food!!

Adrian scored 5 / 5 on 28/10/2010


Irish scored 5 / 5 on 28/10/2010

Fabulous hotel. We booked a family room and much to the children's delight we got 2 rooms, one of which was double and the other was an interconnecting twin single room. Both were very clean with modern furnishings ect. Breakfast was plentiful and the waitress was so kind to the children and really welcoming. Its very far out of the city centre but if you have a car there is no way you could pay inner city hotel charges and get less value for money. Parking is free, we would highly recommend the Park Plaza!

Dr scored 5 / 5 on 23/10/2010

I must Say I had the most wonderful time ever during my stay in the park Plaza hotel.The rooms were very clean with fresh sheets,the grounds very beautiful and conducive,I will certainly stay over in the hotel again in the future, Thanks Dr Bolanle Omoniyi

Ger scored 5 / 5 on 20/10/2010

Fantastic 4*Modern hotel with lovely rooms and very comfertable bed, food great as well.Booked a 3 day stay with Where else would you get 4* luxury for 30euro pps.!!!! outstanding!!!!!

Happy scored 4 / 5 on 07/10/2010

its a class hotel one of the best hotels iv been, beautiful and clean room so relaxing though its a little bit far from dublin city center but still i would love to stay there again and recommend it to our friends.keep up the good work nice staff and food as well.God bless!!!

Ann scored 5 / 5 on 04/10/2010

Very nice hotel, food lovely, the only thing is you need a car, its out of Dublin, very handy if going to Blanchardstown

Margaret scored 5 / 5 on 24/09/2010

This is a lovely hotel with very nice mod cons. We arrived late and the hotel accomadated us by giving us food in the bar as the restuarant was closed, which we really appreciated. Lovely Hotel

David scored 4 / 5 on 13/09/2010

had a lovely stay at this hotel . Hotel is spotless clean staff are very very good and the bedrooms are beautiful ,food is great this has to be one of the best hotels we have stayed in on our many trips to dublin thanks for a great time will be back soon keep up the good work , very happy couple from tramore.

Gillian scored 4 / 5 on 09/09/2010

stayed in this hotel last sunday night. greeted by friendly check in girl at desk. room was nice and clean, especially liked the sound system in the bathroom which was connected to tv in the room. We had the eveing meal and food was fantastic. couldnt fault it. Breakfast was good also with a good variety of fruit, cooked foods and pasteries. Bar food menu had many main courses for just %u20AC5 which was very reasonable although we did not try them. overall it was a very modern hotel clean hotel with good food. we feel that it is extremely good value for money and dont think you will be dissapointed

Barry scored 5 / 5 on 04/07/2010

Lovely hotel. Staff all very friendly and helpful.Beautiful rooms and great food. Hoping to go back again soon. Recommend strongly.

Bartman scored 4 / 5 on 29/06/2010

Lovely hotel. Set dinners for this package are 5 star. Looks like a very new hotel. 20 min from O Connell St. Bus outside every 20 mins great only %u20AC2.20. Night line bus back to hotel any hour during the night only %u20AC5.

Nsto scored 4 / 5 on 29/06/2010

Nice clean rooms, excellent buffet breakfast, all in all can't fault this hotel, happy to recommend.

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