Carlton Hotel Blanchardstown

4 Star

Dublin, Dublin

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, LASER and CASH. Credit Cards: Guests wishing to pay with a Debit Card or cash 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. Please note a triple room consist of two twin beds and a roll out bed. Family rooms consist of 1 double bed and 2 camp beds.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 pm

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.

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.

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.

Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Fully licenced Bar
Hotel Restaurant
  • Early bird menu
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Vegetarian options
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Cot available on request
Things To Do In The Area
  • Amusment arcades
  • Golfing
  • Horse riding
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Children play centres
  • Night clubs
  • Shopping
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
Hotel Guest Services
  • 24 hour room service
  • Concierge
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Internet access
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free car parking
  • Laundry facility
  • Baby sitting on request
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Internet access
  • Natural daylight
  • Black out facilities
  • Refreshments available
  • Stationery
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Fully equipped gym
  • TV equipment

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by Catherine on Oct 11 2019 18:44

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

by Ber on Sep 7 2019 17:14

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.

by Mary on Aug 7 2018 21:23

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.

by Olivia McClafferty on Aug 6 2018 19:48


by Lorraine on Jul 22 2018 14:43

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.

by jerome hamill on Jul 16 2018 11:00

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

by john healy on May 8 2018 12:33

excellent hotel enjoyed our stay !!!!

by Dwaine on Apr 5 2018 15:51

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

by Colin on Apr 26 2017 16:35

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.

by aileen on Mar 27 2017 19:46

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

by Gill C on Mar 14 2017 11:52

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.

by PT on Jan 18 2017 15:41

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.

by Leitrim on Jan 1 2017 23:46

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

by Richard on May 31 2016 18:30

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

by Yvonne O'Hara on Apr 29 2016 09:25

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.

by seamus on Apr 28 2016 14:36

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.

by 123 on Mar 29 2016 23:12

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.

by Amanda Gibbons on Mar 1 2016 15:35

The double room consisted of 2 single beds pushed together.

by Mother of 2 on Feb 28 2016 21:32

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

by Emma on Feb 23 2016 21:33

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

by Kellie Ellis on Feb 19 2016 09:48

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

by Niall on Feb 15 2016 19:28

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.

by Aspie dub on Jan 26 2016 11:46

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

by Blaithin o Neill on Jan 19 2016 11:41

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...

by Annemarie Wilson on Dec 16 2015 22:14

Great size Family room perfect for a break away

by Rosa on Dec 15 2015 10:51

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.

by yegan on Dec 10 2015 19:39

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.

by JA1 on Dec 7 2015 19:59

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

by breda Mulhall on Nov 25 2015 01:36

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,

by tim on Nov 21 2015 10:56

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

by Olivia Cullinan on Nov 17 2015 12:27

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

by Long Tired Journey on Nov 16 2015 22:38

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.

by colin on Nov 4 2015 15:21

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

by zaneta samkova on Nov 4 2015 12:26

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 .

by Joan on Oct 30 2015 11:11

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

by Myra on Oct 9 2015 12:03

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.

by Tee on Sep 11 2015 10:10

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.

by Caroline on Aug 24 2015 23:02

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

by Mary on Jul 23 2015 20:17

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.

by Janet on Jul 14 2015 21:39

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

by vanessa maher on Mar 18 2015 17:17

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

by HD on Mar 11 2015 13:59

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,

by Olivia Cullinan on Oct 20 2014 15:13

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!

by M. Carroll on Oct 8 2014 21:49

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.

by Seamus Carroll on Oct 8 2014 00:20

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.

by Tinkerbell12 on Sep 8 2014 21:19

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.

by Jacques L on Aug 21 2014 22:06

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.

by Margaret on Aug 5 2014 19:48

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

by Steve on Aug 5 2014 10:52

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

by Kevin O'Sullivan on Aug 1 2014 10:54

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.
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