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“Consistently above average” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Malahide
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Coast Road,, Malahide, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Malahide
Certificate of Excellence 2014
glasgow
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“Consistently above average”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Our family,six adults,two infants and a baby spent the holiday weekend in Malahide. The Grand has the fundamental requirement of any hotel and that is Location. Fantastic onnthe Sara, beautiful beach and you can walk out to a great variety of interesting shops and excellent restaurants. The accommodation is adequate plus especially in the posh bit and the catering is more than acceptable. My last review criticized the fine dining restaurant but this has improved. Not the quickest service but very willing with good food. Two courses for 18.5 Euro ismgreta value. Breakfast is lovely. Criticisms, only a bit of excessive noise from the rugby team and an urgent need to provide internet wifi throughout. We like many other reviewers will definitely return.

Room Tip: Executive room 200s advised.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in an Executive Room. The room was very dated, no airconditioning, bathroom small and shower very poor. Money seems to have been spent on the reception but no where else. We had use of the Leisure Facilities but soon left the leisure centre as it was full of school children, the manager of the leisure centre could not control them either in the chnaging rooms. Very disappointed in this hotel. Over price rooms etc

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I recently stayed overnight in The Grand Hotel for my birthday. We had a wonderful stay; our room was lovely with great sea views. The staff were courteous and helpful. The icing on the cake was the fabulous breakfast the following morning! The selection and variety of baked goods, fruit, cereal & hot food was outstanding. All of the food from the hot buffet was freshly cooked and delicious! I would definitely stay here again :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We recently spent two nights at the Grand Hotel, Malahide. Very nice hotel but urgently needs updating. We had an Executive Room which had a lovely view over the harbour. The room was exceptionally small and the ensuite was tiny. The shower was awful. The spray of water (which was not adjustable) was equal to that of a watering can and I do not exaggerate! Surely a 4* hotel should be offering a power shower! We travellers do expect such basics as normal nowadays... after all we are paying for the privilege of staying at The Grand! Now the location of our room was something else! We had to take two elevator trips to access our room and on our final day we still hadn't 'cracked' it! On a very positive note, however, we have to say that the food was absolutely delicious. The breakfasts were very good with plenty of variety and the evening meals in Coast Restaurant were exceptional. The choice of starter, main course and dessert was not only extensive but utterly delicious. The staff were efficient, pleasant and helpful with special mention for Alfonso. Would we stay again in The Grand? Yes, but please get the showers replaced.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I stayed here for two nights last week as I base for the Dublin area, this was my third visit to the Grand.
the staff throughout were fine and no issues there.
However the room had a broken router, the TV was ancient and outside the room the wallpaper was missing!
the hotel in general was clean and tidy, just lacking in atmosphere.I guess the hotel is aimed at the Golfing fraternity, it certainly needs to think a little more about its approach to the business traveller and wifi in the rooms would certainly be a move in the right direction.

Room Tip: make sure you request a clear sea view and avoid the area over the hotel extractors!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

I recently stayed here for 2 nights with my boyfriend and loved this part of Ireland it is undeniably beautiful but I felt this hotel is just average. I feel it is also aimed at an older client base as we were the youngest people there or so it seemed to be. The staff on reception are excellent and cannot be faulted. On checking in we used our key card in the lift and after 4 attempts it eventually worked the rooms are average and need updating a lot of old run down wooden furniture etc when using the spa facilities you have to go outside in a separate building and pay €2 for swimming caps the women's shower areas were dirty need the shower curtains changed and hairs clogged in the showers drains. the facilities like the jacuzzi and steam room also need updating with rusty and dirty bits after being to places like galgorm manor, slieve donard an the merchant these standards of the grand hotel need addressed. All in all a lovelt part of the world but an average hotel which has so much potential.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We attended the Notre Dame footaball game and were booked here as part of a small group attending the game. It was quite expensive but given the throngs in for the game we were happy to have such a beautiful spot. The staff was very accomodating and we were allowed to check in early after a long international flight. Our room was nice but not out of the ordinary- in the executive wing which was a fairly long walk- two different elevators.. It was quite large with a large bathroom. Very stuffy -no AC. The town was a short walk away as well as the DART which we took into Dublin twice. Both times we took a cab back because it was late and that became expensive. If your purpose is to visit Dublin this is a bit out of the way. Malahide is a cute town to visit with several good pubs but the best meal of our trip was dinner at the hotel. Outstanding- from the price fix menu. Breakfast buffet was very good.


We used the athetic center and pool once- it is a detached building - a sports complex and you must purchase a bath cap.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Coast Road,, Malahide, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Malahide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Malahide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Malahide 4*
Number of rooms: 203
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Hotel is a four star property situated overlooking the water in the award winning town of Malahide. Located near Dublin Airport, the M50 and with DART and excellent bus services, Malahide's many attractions are in easy reach of visitors. The Hotel has an extensive Leisure centre with Swimming Pool and Gymnasium. The town offers a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants, as you would expect from north county Dublin's premier town. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Dublin
Grand Malahide

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