Grand Hotel Malahide

Address: The Mall, Malahide, County Dublin, Ireland | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on The Mall, Malahide, is near Malahide Castle, Portmarnock Beach, Newbridge House, and Portmarnock Golf Club.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Malahide

      Xmas break


      Decided to go away with friends for a short break between xmas and new year. After delays getting there because of the snow our spirits lifted when the taxi entered the pretty village of Malahide. Lots of bars, restaurants and shops and a marina. The drive up to the hotel was impressive and it was really welcoming inside with a roaring fire. When I booked the room I did ask if it was possible to get a sea view and they had upgraded us to accommodate this. The room was large and very clean and the toiletries were replaced daily. The staff were very friendly and the food was excellent, would definitely go back.

      Friendly atmosphere


      We stayed in this hotel for two nights and found the staff to be very friendly. On arrival the receptionist could not have done more for us to ensure we enjoyed our first trip to Dublin. Willingly gave advise on how to get to Dublin Centre and what areas were the best to go to.

      All the staff were very helpful and friendly which made our stay memorable.

      The bedroom was clean and tidy with a beautiful sea view. The restaurant provided excellent meals and even the bar snacks were of a high standard.

      The leisure facilities were excellent, clean and well maintained. Just what was needed after a busy day shopping in Dublin.

      Although there was a considerable amount of work going on in the hotel during our stay it in no way affected our time there.

      I would recommend this hotel to anyone. It has handy access to Dublin Centre ( 5 min walk to train station and 20 min train ride)

      Absolutely excellent stay, highly recommended


      Having recently stayed for three nights in this A1 hotel I would highly recommend it to anyone. Situated in a lovely village along the coast, the hotel has a great view overlooking the marina and bay.

      From the moment we checked in until the moment we left the staff could not have been more courteous and friendly. They looked after our every need. The room itself was quite spacious, well furished and was one of the cleanest I've ever been to.

      There was a seperate residents bar in the evening or the main public bar, both having a good atmosphere with good traditional service and excellent bar-staff.

      The food in the dining room and the bars was of a very high standard and excellently presented on all occasions. Breakfast was served in the dining room and although it looked busy we were seated quickly and presented with our hot food within a reasonable time, with a well stocked cold buffet to keep us topped up!!

      So overall a highly recommended hotel and looking forward to the next stay.

      Very disappointed


      My wife stayed in the Grand on Saturday night before the all Ireland final. On arrival we were told the water was turned from 6am until 6am.We were upgraded to a better room. On looking out the window the view was of the hotels ventilation units which made aterrible noise.No water for flushing the loo or washing. The water was on in the morning but cold.At breakfast people were waiting for tables, we waited 15 mins there didnt seem to be enough staff on duty. My wife ordered porrage but noon arrived.We had to look for spoons and butter. I know the water problem was not their fault,but not a word of sorry at checkout.I would not stay there again.We were charged 200 euro for the night.

      Starting to look a tired old lady.


      Having stayed at the Grand some 15 months earlier we were somewhat surprised at the condition of the puplic areas, paintwork chipped, skirting boards and dado rails in poor states of repair especially in the corridor leading to our room.

      The carpets and the upholstery in the public areas were all in need of a good clean or indeed replacing, in fact the carpet on our staircase had duck tape on one tread, overall the soft furnishings were in very poor condition for a four star hotel. How on earth they have come to be in the condition they are now in, in just over a year, is quite amazing.

      Having said that our room was good and the maid service excellent, the hotel staff were friendly and the food served was of a good standard.

      The Hotel's leisure centre is situated in a seperate building across the car park it is well equipped with everything you need, but the staff definitely need to receive much more in the way of Customer Service training. Their brusk and officious attitude left a lot to be desired, in fact it put you off using the facility, which due to Ireland having a heatwave at the time of our stay, thank goodness we did not have to avail ourselves of too often.

      Great Hotel - Fantastic Little Village!


      We have stayed in this hotel three times now. Loved Malahide town so much that we looked forward to going back. The hotel is lovely and spotlessly clean - although quite old fashioned. (We have stayed in a lot of modern/contemporary hotels also, so its just your reference.) Our rooms were fantastic on two occasions but the last time we were there was New Years Eve and we arrived late and were allocated a terrible room at the front of the hotel. I complained but was told that there were no others available. It was very small, dark and pokey and the wall paper was ripped - I could have cried. Such a shame because on our previous visits our room was great - the first time the room was in the newer part of the hotel and was quite spacious. The second time we were given an upgrade to an Executive Room and it made our weekend - perhaps that is why it was even more disappointing on the last visit. The leisure facilities are brill - and the food has always been great. We had BB&EM on each occasions - and were impressed with the standard of food. The hotel is within walking distance to the main pubs and restaurants of the town and there is also a great bar out to the left of the hotel, just up the hill. We ate out at Silks Chinese Restaurant just down from the hotel, but found it to be very expensive! Apparently a few famous people eat there, but we didn't see any. My partner and I would take a lot of weekend breaks around Ireland and I would still go back to The Grand Hotel, but hopefully would have better luck with our room this time!

      Was I just unlucky?


      Very clean hotel with spacious rooms and pleasant staff.

      Sited on the edge of the lovely village of Malahide and overlooking the harbour.

      The only aspect of our visit which disappointed was the food. Breakfast was like a rugby scrum although admittedly we were staying over a busy weekend.

      Had battered scampi for main course in the evening. Not cheap, yet when I cut the batter, the "scampi" was in fact crushed together like minced meat. Complained that the scampi wasn't real but my complaint was brushed aside even when they were presented with the evidence.

      You could stay here and eat elsewhere or go the the Portmarnock which is a superior hotel just down the road.

      Maybe I was just unlucky.

      The Best


      By far the best hotel we stayed at during our 2 weeks self drive tour of Ireland- and we traveled 805 miles so we stayed in many hotels.Can't wait to stay there on my next trip over.



      Wonderful hotel. Beautiful view and very friendly staff.



      very nice and clean staff was very helpful food was fab rooms were out of this world over looking beach go there every year

      TripAdvisor Reviews Grand Hotel Malahide

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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