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“**** EXCELLENT ! ****”

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The Waterside House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Donabate
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“**** EXCELLENT ! ****”
Reviewed October 9, 2006

My husband and I spent two nights at this hotel (the last of our Ireland trip).

What a great location :
opening the window-door of our room... and we were standing right at the beach! It was a great finish of our holidays - that heavenly, we stayed here instead of visiting the town of Dublin. We prefered enjoying walks on long, white, sandy beaches -and appreciated the calm and peaceful atmosphere....

The hospitality was excellent, the staff friendly,helpful and attentive.

Our room was spacious, new furnished, extremely comfortable , very clean and with panoramic views over the Irish sea.

The restaurant and bar food was delicious and we enjoyed a good breakfast.

We can highly recommend this hotel !!

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  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2006

i didnt stay at the hotel but nearby. I frequented the hotel on several occasions to share a meal and a drink with guests of the hotel. The view was fantastic the food was excellent and the staff were friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. There was always some form of musical entertainment. All in all i would heartily recommend this hotel.

Stayed August 2006
4 Thank caranree
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Reviewed August 10, 2006

Could be a great Hotel but isn't! We didn't get the twin we asked for and the double bed was a small one. Lots of stairs and no lift. We had a room next to scaffolding on the extension they are building. There was no water between 9.00 pm and 8.30 am due to a local drought but there was no bottled water put in the rooms. Fantastic location but noisy over the bar and terrace.
Breakfast was very good and the staff helpful. We spoke to some Canadians who were annoyed that they had booked on the strength of an advertised airport shuttle bus only to find there wasn't one.

3 Thank ronlet
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Reviewed May 3, 2006

The Waterside Hotel in Donabate just out of Dublin is a great find. One of the locals told us it had just been totally refurbished and that before then, you wouldn't have entered the place for a drink.
It won't be long before this place is one of the most popular hotels outside Dublin.
The reception, receptionists, decor, bar, staff and dining was all way above average. Our room was on the first floor and as soon as you opened the door you were greeted with the most glorious view of the ocean and wee island floating off shore. Our triple room was a touch small for the 3 of us and all our luggage, but with so much beautiful scenery right outside the front door, who needs to sit in their room.
Off the huge bar was a massive terrace where you could sit and watch the ocean and boats all day long. The beach is a huge long strip of sand. Lots of golf clubs in the area too.
If you drive into Donabate (3 mins) you can catch the train into Dublin and be there in 20 minutes.
The hotel is expanding as well. Take it from me, this place is going to be the place to be!

  • Stayed April 2006
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9 Thank CarolNewZealand
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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
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
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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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