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Bram Stoker Hotel Review, The Bram Stoker Hotel, Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin Hotels, best rates, special offers, cheap dublin hotels, dublin hotel reservations, hotels in dublin


Bram Stoker Hotel Review, The Bram Stoker Hotel, Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin Hotels, best rates, special offers, cheap dublin hotels, dublin hotel reservations, hotels in dublin


225 Clontarf Road,
Dublin 3
Ireland
Tel: + 353 (0) 1 8332680
Email: info@clontarfcourthotel.com
One might ask why a Hotel in Clontarf, Dublin, is named Bram Stoker, the reality is that Bram Stoker, author of the world famous novel, “Dracula” was born in Clontarf in November 1847. His Gothic Horror novel was only outsold by the Bible and has been hugely successful in theatre and cinema productions to date. Stoker died in April 1912, after a successful life as a novelist and columnist for newspapers. The Bram Stoker Park commemorates him, at his ancestral home at number 15 The Crescent, in close proximity to The Bram Stoker Hotel in Clontarf.
The Bram Stoker Hotel is situated in Clontarf, a suburb of Dublin City, approximately half way between Vernon Avenue and Dollymount Causeway on the coast road to Howth village.
Clontarf is about 5 kilometres from Dublin City Centre, approximately 30 minutes from Dublin Airport and 15 minutes from Dublin Port.
There are a number of local public transport facilities available, including the Dublin Bus which has a "130" bus service to and from the City Centre and a Dart train station close by.
Rooms
25 Quality bedrooms are available at The Bram Stoker Hotel, beautifully finished to a high standard. The bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.
There are a number of facilities available in each bedroom, including television and telephone. The rooms are also family orientated and a cot is available on request.
Food
The Chinese restaurant upstairs serves a wide array of high quality dishes.
There is also a fully licenced split-level bar with a wonderful wooden finish that offers a relaxing environment for a great night.
A bar-food menu is available from 10 in the morning till late in the evening.
Live music is available on selected dates.
Our Tour
In order to assist our guests to enjoy both their stay in The Bram Stoker Hotel and the historic Clontarf we have set out a Tour that guests can enjoy.
Battle of Clontarf
The famous Battle of Clontarf took place on Good Friday, 1014. It was at Clontarf Strand where the Vikings beached their boats and invaded, only to be defeated by Brian Boru, the High King of Ireland and his army. After their victory, Brian Boru was killed by a group of Vikings who came across him as he was praying in his tent, close to where Clontarf Castle stands today. Brian Boru’s well, located on Castle Avenue was erected to mark this historic presence in Clontarf.
Bull Island
Bull Island is located at the opposite end of Clontarf in Dublin, via a scenic route along the Clontarf Promenade and Dollymount Strand. Declared a National Nature Reserve in 1988, it supports a wide variety of wading birds including terns, curlews, herring gulls and wintering Brent Geese. In 1986, the Bull Island Interpretative Centre was opened to the public to allow visitors to learn more about the natural inhabitants of the area and today the Bull Island is a tranquil escape for bird watchers and naturists alike.
St Anne’s Park and Rose Gardens
St. Anne’s Park is Dublin’s second largest park and is located within walking distance of The Bram Stoker Hotel; it stretches across neighbouring suburb, Raheny. Within the park one can find sports pitches, pitch and putt facilities and the very impressive rose gardens that are often a blaze with colour. This is just one of the places around The Bram Stoker Hotel that is ideal for taking a leisurely stroll while staying in the Bram Stoker.
Clontarf has a long rich history of culture and tradition; sites worth visiting include:
·         Clontarf Cemetery and St Comgall’s Church which dates from 550
·         Clontarf Castle dating from 1172 and the Normans
·         Lord Charlemont dating from 1728-1799 and the Casino
·         Daniel O’Connell and the Clontarf Monster meeting that never was
·         Clontarf’s Captain Weldon and the escape of Fenian/IRB leader James Stephens in 1866
·         Bram Stoker 1847-1912 Dracula and The Crescent
·         The Bull Island and Captain William Bligh (Mutiny on the Bounty)
·         The Guinness Family (Lord Ardilaun) and St Anne’s Park
·         Furry Park House, The Promenade, the trams of yester-year, Clontarf’s six Church’s
Clontarf Milestones in the liberation of The Irish Republic:
·         The 1914 Howth gun-running
·         The January 1916 meeting of The Supreme Council of The IRA in Clontarf Town Hall (old St Anthony’s Church)
If you want to travel into Dublin City, here are a few places worth visiting:
The Irish House Party
The Irish House Party has just opened a new and exciting venue in partnership with the Tivoli Theatre, Francis Street, Dublin. This venue offers all that is good about Irish dinning, traditional music, dance and hospitality.
Trip Advisor Review:
Dublin Nite Clubs
Club Nassau, at Kildare Street Dublin, is one of Dublin’s premiere Nite Clubs offering patrons the soft sounds of the 80s as well as chart hits from today’s Top music lists. Club Nassau offers special packages for Stag and Hen Parties, as well as making sure that whatever the occasion it is memorable.
Dublin Bars
Dublin has a variety of great Irish pubs, The Blarney Inn, Kildare Street, for good food and a true Irish Cead Mile Failte.
Ned Keenan’s, for comedy nights, true Irish hospitality and a comfortable, relaxing home from home environment.
Dublin Restaurants
Bad Ass Café, situated in Templebar and offering guests a unique combination of modern restaurant service, framed in fine time honoured tradition décor, solid wood panels and ceiling portraits. The newly opened restaurant on the first floor caterers to the finest in food and wines, and offering a service that is second to none.
The Italian Corner, situated on the edge of Templebar, offers all that is good about modern cooking, while serving traditional dishes often described as the very best in Italian cooking. This is a tastefully decorated restaurant, which overlooks the historic Liffey River, and a personal service that you will remember.

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