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Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strand Road, Portmarnock, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Portmarnock
Sarasota, Florida
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“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Spent the weekend here and had a fantastic time. The staff was extremely friendly and room were great. Was prepared for a small room based on what I had heard about European hotel rooms and was very surprised. Nice rooms, appears to be newly remodeled and nice bathrooms. Easy to get to from airport from airport and local bus line stops right in front of hotel. Golf course was in great shape and you could not ask for a better location, right on the ocean. I spend over 200 nights a year in hotels and would recommend this hotel to any and everyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We had been travelling throughout Ireland and had just had a horrid night in another hotel where we did not sleep. At first we were given a room that was too close to the restaurant and we wanted to ensure a proper sleep so we requested a room change. The Irish hotel manager was a lovely, gracious woman who helped us to a new room which overlooked the sea and was quite peaceful and relaxing. Her staff who hail from Eastern Europe might learn a lot from her friendliness and sadly make the place feel colder than the usual friendly Irish hospitality. A quick and easy smile should be something that is taught to them.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Had a wonderful weekend in Portmarnock golf and links. staff excellent, food good, rooms very stylish and comfortable all the facility's excellent looking forward to going back in the very near future.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Simply one of the best hotels in Ireland, and I've stayed in quiet a few! Easy to get to from the ferry, ample free parking, and ideally located to explore north Dublin and beyond. I was lucky to get a fabulous suite with a broad curved window overlooking the golf course and the sea. What a spectacular view! The room was spotless and the rest of the hotel was too. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and the food just couldn't be faulted. Portmarnock stand is just a stone's throw from the hotel and a beautiful place to walk or just sit and relax. Malahide with its fantastic seafood restaurants is just a 10 min drive north, or you can go 10 mins south to the harbour at Howth. Afternoon tea at the hotel is a meal in itself, and all meals were very well presented and great value. The golf course and the grounds are lovely to explore, as is the old mansion itself that the hotel is built around. The Golf Links bar is a fantastic, old fashioned oak-pannelled snug with leather armchairs with one of the best selections of whiskeys I've seen. If the weather's bad you can bury yourself in here quite happily. Room rates were extremely reasonable. Would unquestionably make this my hotel of choice next time I'm in or around Dublin. Shame there was no pool, but who needs that when you have one of the finest beaches outside the door with an incredibly clean and shallow sea line that you can walk out into quite safely for miles.

Room Tip: Room 225 - which I landed - is probably the best in the hotel. Large suite with a stunning window an...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My husband and I have just returned from a 3 night stay at this Hotel, Had a lovely stay, food was great. Staff very friendly and pleasant . We where given a sea view as it was our anniversary and we really appreciated it. The hotel is spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated through out. We will return please don't listen to any negative reviews about this hotel.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rostrevor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

When we arrived at the hotel, we were met by a very courteous reception staff who were very helpful. The only gripe I had was in relation to a request for a sea view. My paperwork suggested that the view could be the garden or sea view but did not indicate a charge for either. However in response to my request for a sea view we were charged 10 euro extra each night. We took it and I enjoyed listening to the roar of the sea and watching the breakers.
We ate in for the 3 nights we were there and found the set menu to be very reasonable with the bottle of good Red wine. There seemed to be two different chefs as there was a difference in the cooking on different days. I would say that overall the restaurant meals were great and so were the breakfasts. The staff throughout the hotel were so pleasant and helpful. The rooms were very comfortable and well decorated and very clean and tidy. It was great also to have a modern tv which had all the channels. The reception area was lovely and so relaxing to sit in. There were lovely big fires in the bar area .and there was also a good buzz there with a lively staff and chatty golfer s.
I would definitely return to this hotel and would bring children as there is ample space to play and yet be safe.

Room Tip: Room232 had a really noisy bathroom fan. It penetrated my brain! Avoid at all costs.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Waited a long time before we could arrange a game of golf on this course. Fantastic views and good links course even with all the sun the course was not burned. The starter was friendly and helpful, gave us a few tips before teeing up. Now for the 19th...!! The restaurant / bar was busy with a wedding party in the place but the French manager found us a table...the meal we had was from the bar and was as tasty to some restaurants i had dined in. Really helpful staff and my friends enjoyed the well pulled Guinness....over all a good day was long time coming but worth the wait..will return hopefully in 2014.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Strand Road, Portmarnock, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Portmarnock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Portmarnock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links 4*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links...where nothing is overlooked but the sea. Luxury 4-star golf resort hotel overlooking the Irish Sea. Just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, nestled between the picturesque, seaside villages of Malahide and Howth and 40 minutes from Dublin city centre. The hotel combines modern elegance with the grandeur of a 19th century home once owned by members of the Jameson Whiskey dynasty. Behind these elegant facades lie state of the art conference & meeting facilities designed to serve your every need. The hotel's clever design ensures all 138-guest rooms have a view of the seaside, garden or golf course. Top 100 rated Links Golf Course - 18 hole championship links designed by Bernard Langer (the only Dublin based hotel with its own links course). Complimentary WiFi/Internet access throughout the hotel, complimentary parking, direct beach access, bar, cocktail lounge, restaurant, fitness room & treatment rooms/beauty salon. ... more   less 
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Portmarnock Hotel Links
Links Hotel Portmarnock

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