I travel around Ireland with my job and as such i get to stay at various hotels regularly. It was a last minute trip to Waterford that brought me to the beautiful village of Dunmore East. The hotel that I would normally stay in was booked out, so I took the oppurtuinity to try somewhere new. I was quite excited to get a room there after checking the website. It was ALL downhill from there though.
When I checked in I couldn't find the reception; because it doesn't exist.
The staff were extremely unpleasant.
The room, while clean, was nothing like the picture on the website. It was pokey and very dated.
The tv was a tiny portable one and was located on top of the wardrobe, which was about nine feet high!! I had to stand up out of the bed to change the channel.
The kicker for me was the noise. Under my window was a very busy beer garden and music from the bar was blaring. It seemed like the whole was shaking. Eventually I had enough and checked out at one o clock in the morning. I am still waiting for the owners to reimburse my credit card as I too had to pay upfront.
Never again, and I can't advise any would be holidayers to STAY AWAY!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Strand Hotel Dunmore East