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Redbank Guest House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   6-7 Church Street, Skerries, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #3 of 6 Skerries B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wakefield
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic and spacious rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2008

The rooms are excellent and spacious, the breakfast is superb and sets you up for the day.
Terry McCoy is a great host. The food in the restaurant is superlative with great choices and at very reasonable prices. If you are near Dublin this is a place to stay.
Highly recommend the Shellfish Millennium - but don't have a starter first!

  • Liked — Size of the rooms and the food
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2008

My wife and I were visiting Dublin over the second Weekend in January. We found out about the Redbank via thier Website and booked a through there.We found a package that was more than fair.€99.00 per person for Bed, Breakfast and Dinner.

Skerries in only 20 minutes Drive from Dublin airport. you can Get in Dublin easliy by bus and Train in roughly 35 minutes.

The Redbank is in the centre of skerries town. It's a quiet very Welcoming Guesthouse. Great Staff. The Room was Beautiful, spotlessly clean,with Free Wifi Access.

We Ate on all nights of our Stay. the Restaurant is surperb.
A must for fish lovers, with a huge choice of dishes.

Overall we were Delighted with our stay. In terms of Value for money it's the Best i've seen in quiet some time.

Stayed January 2008
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Washington DC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2007

A short drive from Dublin Airport, Redbank House was a perfect beginning for a weeklong trip to Ireland for two American novices. Our Irish hostess welcomed us warmly ( although we were very early for check-in) and invited us to order breakfast in the cozy morning room. The generous queensize bed, remodeled bathroom, and quiet setting were just right to soothe our nerves from a long Atlantic flight.
After a nap, we strolled along Skerries beach and explored this delightful town. The fresh air and quiet were wonderful, as this town calms down in Fall after its busy beach season. Revived and rosy-cheeked, we were eager for our prebooked dinner (included in the reasonable 2-night B&B midweek package) at the acclaimed restaurant next door.
The international staff greeted us with a cocktail and a warm fire in the lounge, where we selected our dinner choices. The elegant but cosy dining room offered a view of the old bankvault-wine cellar and original watercolors of the local seaside. Velvety soups and delicious starters with hearty breads were followed by fresh and flavorful fish entrees. We anticipated great fare from chef/host Terry McCoy's kitchen and were not disappointed. Service was attentive and the atmosphere relaxed but also classic.
Redbank's County Fingal location offered plenty of day-trip possiblities for the history buffs in us, and hotel's livingroom/library supplied advice on other local dining, pub or coffee spots in a handy "Taste of Skerries" illustrated map!
The morning we were set to leave, a friendly and charming Terry McCoy stopped in during breakfast and chatted with us about local lore and history --- an unexpected pleasure. After checking out, we even spent an hour walking the town and shore again, taking photos and talking with townsfolk.
We were sorry to end our short stay at Redbank, but Dublin's sights called. We will certainly recommend this memorable spot to family and friends.

  • Liked — Warm and attentive staff, quiet B&B atmosphere, great food, seaside village setting
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Waterford, Ireland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2007

We had an ok stay, it was disappointing because the guesthouse did not live up to the way it is described on their wonderful website.

It was clean and quiet but not nearly as welcoming as you are lead to belive reading their website. On arrival we were hurried to our room with no check-in or welcome, there were no bathrobes or toiletries as stated on the website and the shower and toilet leaked. The other disappointing thing was not meeting a single irish member of staff during the entire stay :(

Breakfast was also very ordinary with many items such as fruit and the waffles not avaliable. Location wise the guesthouse is right in the center of town easy walk to everything and street parking right outside (free after 6pm).

Skerries is an amazing town with lovely shops, bars, beach and promanade. Also an easy train journey into Dublin.

  • Stayed October 2007
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2007

We had stayed at Redbank before flying out on our honeymoon three years ago and were delighted with our room and the delicious freshly prepared breakfast. Last weekend left us mostly disappointed and unlikely to return unfortunately. Even moresoe as it was our final treat before our new baby arrives. One big plus was the price. We availed of a Sunday night special which includes a huge and mostly delicious Sunday lunch (no need for dinner after this marathon lunch), overnight stay and breakfast on Monday morning all for 150 Euros for both of us. Seafood is the big attraction at Redbank and, yes, it is fabulous here (particularly my roasted hake and my husband's hot smoked salmon starter). Also, the service in the restaurant in fantastic. I had asked for a large bed and perhaps this is why we were placed in one of the older rooms upstairs rather than the modern new rooms downstairs. There were a few issues - the bath and shower were old and the shower was one of those that spreads water everywhere including all over the wall and the floor. The internet access didn't work. Breakfast was dull, particularly my scrambled eggs which were the palest, blandest eggs ever and turned the white bread underneath into soggy sludge. The homemade wheaten bread was a saving grace though - delicious. Skerries is a perfect little town with a beautiful beach, great pubs and a few good restaurants and shops. If Redbank pulls up its socks and tries consistently in all areas, maybe we will be tempted back...

  • Liked — Restaurant food and service, and the value for money
  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Reading, Berkshire
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2007

Had a long weekend in Ireland in early September to take in some horse racing, and randomly picked the Red Bank as a place to stay, knowing nothing about it or Skerries.

After a nightmare flying out of Gatwick (the place needs to be razed to the ground imho!) my friend and I got to Skerries tired and stressed - and were then greeted by superb service from friendly staff, and, after chilling out in a comfortable room (and a great shower!) went down for a pre meal cocktail, followed by one of the best seafood meals I have ever had.

Quite simply, the food was fantastic; the sizzling garlic seafood starter was enormous, whilst the crab was light and delicate, and the main meals (I had the trio of fish with different sauces, my friend had the skate wings) were plate-lickingly delicious!!

If you like seafood, this is definately the place to visit!!

Breakfasts were filling (I whole-heartedly recommend the scrambled egg and smoked salmon), and in the evenings, the cocktails were enjoyed immensely.

We were there for 2 nights, and thoroughly enjoyed the town, the hotel and the restaurant, and would genuinely recommend giving the Red Bank a visit.

  • Liked — comfortable large bed and a top class shower!
  • Disliked — room overlooked a cash point that at night was quite noisy.
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2007

My wife and I stayed here recently and loved it. It was our last day in Ireland and I wish we could have stayed longer. Terry and his staff were very nice and helpful. The breakfast was our best in Ireland. The room was welcoming and comfortable. The town itself is a cute and romantic spot. Very peaceful and quiet. It was a sunny day when we arrived and it was lovely. I would without a doubt stay here again and we can't wait to return. An excellent value.

  • Liked — Room
  • Disliked — Restaurant closed on Sundays
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 6-7 Church Street, Skerries, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Skerries
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Skerries
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Redbank Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 18
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