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3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The high point on a day of high winds and high seas, Donabate beach is well complemented by this hotel. We finished our walk with coffee on the terrace looking out at the stunning view out to Howth and Lambay Island.

1 Thank Col C
Western Ireland, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Booked two nights stay here over the phone. Looked reasonable from outside and reception area ok. I was asked to pay for upfront for my stay because I was paying by Visa. I was informed breakfast was from 8am I requested it earlier and was told the earliest I could get it was 7.30am. This was no good to me... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We opted for a great location but didn't get a great hotel. It is in severe need of some major renovations to bring it to a modern standard. The bed was not great the room was small, there was an issue with the water so the shower or tub was just a trickle of water. We had ere and it... More 

Thank Ray M
Columbia Falls
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The location is beautiful but inconvenient. The food is good, bar is fun, hotel staff is terrible. I booked online for 2 nights. After the first night, while we were sightseeing in Dublin, the staff decided we had left without checking out. They had housekeeping pack our bags. When we got back late from a long day, I unlocked the... More 

Thank laralmcd
1 review
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel is in huge need of a renovation, although the view is beautiful. We got a sea view for 75 euro. Bed was comfortable and restaurant food was great. Appreciated free airport shuttle. Shower falling apart, no hot water in the morning. Everything was really run down. It seems as though they're doing a huge push for weddings but... More 

Thank Carmella P
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for family lunch. Lovely location on seafront. Service poor. Restaurant dilapidated and dirty. Food awful. My husband hardly are the roast beef. Chips must have been reheated several times. Nearly ran out of the place.

Thank Gabrielle M
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63 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Stayed here for one night after travelling from west coast prior to getting a ferry back to UK. Reception area was unwelcoming and we were not allocated a seaview room as originally booked. We were then were changed to the small 119 room after objecting to room allocated, however as we slept in the room there was an awful drain... More 

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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night and thoroughly enjoyed the seaside location. Great sunrise and sunset (from beach) views. However, although staff states that the ground floor rooms are seaview they are actually green view. As no sea can be seen through the native greenery. The room was large and comfortable somewhat dated but I'd stay here again because of location.

Thank Terry L
Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Ive stayed here 3 times since june, and today just booked our 4th stay for next week. The staff are very friendly, sammy the manager couldnt have been more accomadating. The hotel has a really chilled atmosphere, the seating area outside on the sea front is just a little piece of heaven. Perfect for a quiet family / couple get... More 

Thank Carol O
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

First timer. Scenery was stunning. The view outside is amazing golden sands and sea for miles. Staff were really friendly and helpful. I Ordered the burger which was very tasty. Portion sizes are big so I would t recommend a starter. Going to come back with the dog and grab a bite to eat and a coffee. Thank you.

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Ken B, Manager at The Waterside House Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at the Waterside.. We look forward to seeing you again soon! The Manager Waterside House Hotel More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about The Waterside House Hotel

Address: Donabate On The Beach | Dublin Airport, Donabate, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Donabate
Price Range: $94 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterside House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Balcony rooms! Pay the extra tarif for the views!”
 of 5 bubbles Dellie72, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you get an ocean facing room and preferably one with a balcony.”
  • Jacuzzi tub in the mirror.
 of 5 bubbles OdellPeeps, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Well worth paying the extra for a sea view room.”
 of 5 bubbles Lorief, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have great views of the sea, lower floor can step out of room door and within a few yards can be on the beach”
 of 5 bubbles lowtonabout, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A view is paramount”
 of 5 bubbles Cats_123, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
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