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The Strand Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Dunmore East B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin
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3 reviews
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The food in the restaurant was pretty good but the woman serving us was obviously not having a good day. To counter this however the owner was clearly having a fantastic day and brought a smile to our faces with her incredible exuberance :-) . The prices in the restaurant were a little steep and I probably would not go again to have food here because of this. The bar was excellent and we all enjoyed a good night there. Room 4 is nice in a 3 star way and we all sleptbwell but the shower is awful.......really need to look at the pressure and temperature control of the shower in this room. A travel companion told me shower in their room was fine. I won't be back to stay but would recommend it.......as an option.

Room Tip: Room 4 has an excellent view and a terrible shower!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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phillystravels
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

Visited Dunmore East for the first time today and was very impressed by the area The strand inn looked good perched right on the edge of the beach We did the wood walk and then did the cliff walk The weather wasn't cold but wet and when we arrived back in the village we said we'd go for a CUPPA! and a sandwich We had passed a bar restaurant on the way but said we'd go to the Strand Inn as we had seen it on an RTE programme The bar was extremely busy and we were told there was a funeral group in We found seats by the reception desk and the men went to the bar to order 30 minutes later we went looking for them to check the status of the CUPPA! The gentleman serving them had told them he was only filling in and seemed to be having extreme trouble making any kind of CUPPA! Eventually we got two plain coffees "Lattes were just out of the question" and a pot of tea for two A sandwich of any description was also out of the question The coffees by all account were ok but the pot of tea was cold and undrinkable For the pleasure we paid €10 and went off with out tails between our legs Bring back the Brennan Brothers maybe for a bit of a shake up

Room Tip: We didn't stay so cant comment but the reception area did look good We were going to ask about s...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

One of the best meals I have ever had. 3 different meals & 3 very satisfied customers. Bedrooms and staff were lovely also. Only (small) negative was breakfast. Could try a little harder here with some fish or other options. Apart from this it was the perfect location for a perfect weekend. We will be back!

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul K
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LONDON
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Drove to do more East and came across this lovely village Dunmore east, with fabulous beach. the boutique Hotel stands at the top of the road. I can fairly say the food was excellent. Had their fried hake, with mash potato and broccoli. Apparently they took over the place in April time, and can honestly say it is a great improvement from the sandwiches which used to be on offer. Will certainly bring friends to the hotel again for lu ch.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

A group of us stayed in the strand for three nights of the October bank holiday weekend. Golf at tramore Gc and Waterford castle. Ate at the strand each night. Food super service great. Staff top class. Very friendly. Dunmore east is a great spot to visit and we will return to the strand again and again!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Boston
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Stayed across the street and totally enjoyed dinner here. Nice choice of fish. Hake and Spicy Haddock. great bread and dessert. Friendly staff, creative combinations,terrific location.. I haven't eaten at the others but doubtful this is #7 of 7. Check it out!

Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Perth
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Made the mistake of booking in for a Sat and Sun. We were told that there were 2 functions that Sat night - a hens party and a wedding reception. The room allocated to us was over the bar area, even though we had months previously asked for a quiet room. Reallocated to the smallest double room we have ever seen. Seriously there was no room for a bin or a chair. Too small to take a photo of. Think it was No16. No compensation offered or expected.
There was parking in the front for 4 cars ( this is a big drinkers pub) and we were told parking available at their sister restaurant - Dunmore East is very hilly. Actually Dunmore East has no reedeming features. Had to park on double yellow lines.
We decided to stay one night only .
This place is fine for drinking parties.
Breakfast was a real pain for the woman at 8am on Sunday. The smell of stale cigaretts alcohol and old frying oil was a problem. My wife opened all the windows to try and help- to no avail.
Quality of evening meal was OK but I wouldnt travel more than 50 meters to it.
Using Trip Advisor helps eliminates poor venues - this was the first time we have been caught out.

Room Tip: Avoid unless attending function.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Strand Inn
Address: Dunmore East County, Dunmore East, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Dunmore East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Dunmore East
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Strand Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Strand Inn, Dunmore East is a contemporary Inn with a relaxed beach style. The Inn has fifteen stylish bedrooms, most with outstanding panoramic ocean views. The hotel is nestled in the South East Ireland coastline, on the edge of Dunmore East. Discreetly set in a unique position, with the terrace being the perfect vantage point to admire the views across to Hook Head. Just below is the stunning Dunmore East beach and cove, perfect to unwind on. The Strand Inn is owned by the Foyle family and has been totally transformed to blend contemporary cool with coastal comfort. ... more   less 
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