We stayed at The Grand Hotel Malahide this week. Overall it was a good experience - even though we only spent a very short time at the hotel. The hotel is situated close to the centre of Malahide - just a few minutes walk to train station, restaurants etc.
The hotel has 2 entrances - one is quite old world and the other is really modern - so it really was a hotel of 2 halves (in more ways than one). Reception/check in area was really modern and newly refurished/extended I would imagine. The rest of the hotel is a little bit dated. Maybe it's the seaside location - but there is a distinct mouldy smell all round the hotel. Our room on 1st floor was very nice - we really couldnt have asked for more. Room was large and the beds were comfy. They supplied plenty tea/coffee/biscuits and toiletries etc. in abundance.
I would offer one piece of advice - we booked directly with the hotel - and got a very good rate. I also requested an extra bed in the room - which they charged us €10 for. Other booking sites eg hotels.com, Expedia etc. would not allow us to do this. If we tried to enter more than 2 persons it would not take the booking. An email to the hotel directly sorted it.
I feel it would be a very good alternative to some of the souless airport hotels. A short taxi ride to Dublin airport costs approx. €18.
All in all a very nice central hotel in a really pretty location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel is a four star property situated overlooking the water in the award winning town of Malahide. Located near Dublin Airport, the M50 and with DART and excellent bus services, Malahide's many attractions are in easy reach of visitors. The Hotel has an extensive Leisure centre with Swimming Pool and Gymnasium. The town offers a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants, as you would expect from north county Dublin's premier town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Dublin
- Grand Malahide