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The Waterside House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Donabate
Belfast
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing Stay”
Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights with a voucher offer and was very happy with my choice. The hotel picked us up from airport for free & its a quick 15min transfer to the hotel. Staff were all very friendly
Room was very comfy and a good size.

The bar overlooks the beach & was good value.

Will definitely be back

  • Stayed February 2013
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Management-Waterside, Manager at The Waterside House Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear Irish Angel_84,

Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments and feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your short stay with us.

We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Kind Regards,
Linda Moloney
Sales & Marketing Manager
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Dublin
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed in the hotel with my partner, friend and her husband for Mothers Day 2013. The hotel is very well presented, staff were very nice and helpful. We had dinner in the Tower Bar food was lovely and the staff even though they were run off their feet were great could not do enough for us. The view of the sea from our rooms were to die for. Entertainment was very good. Will go back again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank DublinSusanF
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Management-Waterside, Manager at The Waterside House Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear DublinSusanF,

Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments and feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stayed with us. We always take customer feedback on board and are constantly looking to excel in the area of customer service.

We would be delighted to welcome you back again to our hotel.

Kind Regards,
Linda Moloney
Sales & Marketing
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Had the pleasure of discovering this hotel and it's wonderful diningroom ,Samphire,during January 2013.
Had delicious lunch with friendly service from a young Hungarian waiter,Tibor,still struggling with 'Sir and Madam' .
Beautiful views on sea and sun terrrace.My family will be returning there for 1ST MAY for 3 nights for MUM'S birthday.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Management-Waterside, Manager at The Waterside House Hotel, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Dear Mairefailte,

Thank you for sending us your comments and feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and Samphire and it will be a great pleasure to welcome your family back in May for your Mother's birthday.

Kind Regards,
Linda Moloney
Sales & Marketing Manager
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belfast
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this hotel on Mother's Day, we were greeted by a very helpful and pleasant lad at the reception desk who carried our luggage to our room, within minutes of arriving a waitress arrived at our room with 2 chilled glasses of proseco. We booked a table in their Saphire Restaurant and had a beautiful meal served by very friendly and efficient staff especially the waiter called Tibor who was very attentive without being intrusive. The weather forecast when we arrived said there would be snow storms and sure enough it came to fruition but we didn't care as the view from out room was stunning and the room was as cosy as toast. Will definitely be back, just a note for the management the only complaint was the window could do with a bit of a clean to get the best of the terrific view.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank desmondwoods
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Management-Waterside, Manager at The Waterside House Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Desmondwoods,

Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments and feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at The Waterside House Hotel. We take great pride in providing excellent customer service to all our guests and it helps greatly when we receive guest feedback.

Samphire just recently opened and it is good to hear that you enjoyed the food in the restaurant. We will definitely have a look at the cleaning of that window. Unfortunately the salty sea water plays havoc with our windows in general.

We would love to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

Kind Regards,
Linda Moloney
Sales & Marketing Manager
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Tyler, Texas
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013

My husband and I opted to stay here the night before flying out of Dublin back to London. What a huge mistake we made. Other than the beach being pretty, that was it. The room was awful-the heat could not regulate itself, the shower sprayed all over the bathroom to the point that we could not use it, and the bed was awful. We had booked through hotels.com and had pre-paid, and upon checkout were asked for payment. I was livid. I had just thrown the receipt away so had to go back up to the room to dig it out of the trash to prove it had been paid. Would not tell my worst enemy to stay here.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank MarissaKC
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Management-Waterside, Manager at The Waterside House Hotel, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Dear MarissaKC,

Thank you for taking the time to send us your comments and feedback. Our rooms receive regular maintenance and we apologise if your room was not to your liking. As you stayed with us quite some time ago we would like to invite you to email us or call us in person to discuss your stay.

We would be honoured to welcome you back to our establishment in the near future.
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 6, 2013

What a little gem this place is. The hotel rooms are clean and spacious. Staff are very friendly and helpful. We had a meal in the Samphire restaurant and it was superb. The hotel is right on the beach with great walks. We got lucky with the weather. Only issue we had was with the breakfast, we had the full Irish as that was what we were offered but the quailty of the meat was poor. We will definitely go back though.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Donaran
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Management-Waterside, Manager at The Waterside House Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Donaran,

Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our little seaside hotel. We will ensure the quality of our meat is looked into. We take great pride in ensuring we source the freshest, local ingredients.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Waterside house hotel in the very near future.

Kind regards,
Linda Moloney
Sales & Marketing Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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180 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2013

We walked the coastal walk between Donabate and Portrane today and afterwards went into the Tower Bar & Bistro in the Waterside Hotel for a light lunch. Bacon and Brie Paninis and coffee for two, simple order. Panini came with a side salad and chips. The chips looked like they were a week old, had green skin on and were the worst I've tried for a long long time. MY OH didn't even try them they were that bad. North County Dublin probably produces the best spuds in the country and we were served utter rubbish right in the heart of spud country. the decaf coffee wasn't great either although OH said her regular americano was pretty good.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank tincan06
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Management-Waterside, Manager at The Waterside House Hotel, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Tincan06,

Thank you very much for your comments. Your comments have been shared with our Executive Chef for any improvement needed. We have also just introduced a new menu in The Tower Bar & Bistro.

Thank you again!
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Property: The Waterside House Hotel
Address: Donabate On The Beach | Dublin Airport, Donabate, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Donabate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Donabate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterside House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waterside House Hotel Dublin boasts 35 well appointed bedrooms. Nineteen of the bedrooms, over look the sea and have every facility to enhance your comfort. Just a stones throw from this beautiful sandy beach and with panoramic views of Howth Head, Lambay Island and Malahide, we will ensure your stay will be a stress free and tranquil experience. If you prefer the warm green colours of Ireland, then choose one of our rooms overlooking the greens of the local golf course. ... more   less 
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