We only had one night before flying out to Wales, and chose the Clontarf for its location. First impressions: a very clever design and blend of very old versus very new. Check in was speedy, with friendly staff. We were in our rooms in under 10 minutes. Rooms - our group of 6 all had king size beds. Bathrooms were modern, lovely bathroom products. The beds were very comfy, and we all had a great nights sleep. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel, both meals were beautiful. Food was fresh, presentation was excellent, and over all quality and service was spot on. Check out was as speedy as check in. loved walking past the suits of armour as we left.....a castle with loads of history, but every inch a modern luxury hotel.