This hotel was a complete let down. The rooms are very small and exceptionally warm, leaving it very difficult to sleep. I have seen better bathroom facilities in a 3 star property. The rusty screws held the bath panel in place. The shower was pathetic, only a dribble of water came from it. The rooms and bathroom is very clean though.
The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything next door and in the room overhead. The door to the room next to me didn't even meet the ground and you could see right into this room. The guests in this room later must have thrown a blanket and cushions down to try hide out noise in the corridor and to try preserve their privacy.
I arrived late into the hotel and was told that last order for dinner was 21:15. We walked into the restaurant at 21:00 and asked for a table. The first thing the lady did was very clearly stare at her watch. This did not make me feel welcome at all. I felt under pressure to eat my dinner as quickly as possible and get out of the staffs way. Why give a last order time and then make your guests feel unwelcome. The dinner was lovely though. €35 for a 3 course meal.
The location of the property is lovely. There is a lovely view over the bay as you dine in the restaurant. The same cannot be said for the view from the room. I was looking at a wall out my window. It was about 2 meters away from the window, so no view at all. This left the room very dark as well. You have to pay for internet in your room. I think in a 4 star location this is not acceptable. No wi-fi in the room. There was no iron in the room and I needed one as there was a conference in the hotel that day.
Breakfast the next morning was very good no complaints here. This hotel somehow has a 4 star rating, but I cannot understand how this was awarded. I have stayed in other 4 star properties and they are far more advanced than this property. I would not return to this hotel and would not recommend it. Its not 4 star and the rooms are very expensive for what is on offer.
- 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