Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links
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We found the Portmarnock Hotel to be above average in almost all aspects of catering to the world traveler. The room was clean, comfortable, well furnished and roomy. The bathroom was spotless and roomy as well. Our view was as beautiful as promised and all the amenities were also as promised. The coffee left a lot to be desired, as does most hotel in-room coffee! Breakfasts each morning were the same, but always very good. We found the staff to be very helpful and very polite. We felt very much at home there and would recommend the Portmarnock to all. We will absolutely go back again!
Wonderful hotel--good location, nice room, friendly staff, beautiful views, and close to Dublin. Fitness room was small but functional with an adequate selection of cardio machines and a few free weights. Left early so missed the continental breakfast that was included in the price. Free parking included.
We had our wedding here
And it was fantastic. Of course, the bridal suite is going to be amazing, but apparently the normal rooms were great too.
Staff were super, hotel is big, open, amazing sea views and great golf. There's a lot of golfers staying here, so if you are in any way anti-golf it may not suit you!
Food is great too; the Osbourne restaurant downstairs is one of the best. Gourmet food, dressy and expensive, but worth it.
All in all, I'd recommend it. Its miles out of the city and you'll need to get a taxi into Dublin, but the location itself is lovely. Malahide, a quaint and very desireable-to-live-in village is a few miles up the road with a good selection of restaurants, cafes, and bars. Again, a taxi ride, and taxis in Dublin are expensive. It might cost you about a tenner to go around 2 or 3 miles.
Stayed at the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links for just one night on 11th December for a Christmas Party. It is located half way between Portmarnock & Malahide around 11 miles from the centre of Dublin. The hotel oozes class, and is very tasefully decorated indeed. The rooms are very comfortable, and everything you would care to need is provided. The staff are very helpful & attentive, and the food we had was top class; plentiful, hot & tasty. I would have loved to stay for longer, and will probably go back here next year. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone. If anyone needs any information, don't hesitate to e-mail me.
Only used this hotel because the Grand in Malahide was full. Lucky break - much superior to the Grand in terms both of accommodation and food. Would now use this hotel as a base when travelling into Dublin. Would recommend it to anyone
Top class luxury hotel!
Very comfortable golfing hotel, wonderful location on the beach. (Frankly Dublin is just far too busy!). Excellent service/food/room/location etc. Recommended!
Close to Dublin yet so far away!
Portmarnock Hotel is only 25 minutes from Dublin by car and 15 minutes to the airport but you are in a lovely small village overlooking the Irish Sea. A true 4 star hotel with outstanding service. The staff is so polite. There are standard rooms as well as superior seaview rooms. We had the seaview room and it was wonderful to look out at the strand and the sea. If you like to golf or walk on the beach, this is the place. Portmarnock is situated between the village of Howth (great seafood restaurant Aqua) and Malahide (good shops and restaurants). The Jameson bar is interesting because the locals inhabit a section of it and you are welcome to join them but they wouldn't dream of joining you. Interesting. Think of this place when going to Dublin if you are looking for outdoor activity and peace and quiet.
Great place - wonderful views over beach and great walks - plus links golk
Portmarnock is only a short journey from where I live but the journey to the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Club was well-made. Hotel is very comfortable - only missing a pool. Direct access to the wonderful Portmarnock Strand - great beach and walks. Golf course is of highest standard. Good deals available on expedia and laterooms. Whether you live in Dublin Ohio or Dublin Ireland, this hotel should rate highly on places to visit for a relaxing vacation.
Nothing is overlooked except for the sea
We have just come back from a stay at the Portmarnock Hotel and cannot recommend it enough. From the fantastic setting overlooking the sea, the gorgeous mini suite that we stayed in, the food, value for money and relaxation from golf or spa depending on your taste; we could not have asked for better. Only a 20 minute trip on the Dart into the rigours of Dublin yet it felt like a million miles. Definitely planning return trips.
Highly Recommended - then some
We went here for 4 days in early March, so got a fantastic (Expedia) rate (booked 6 weeks in advance) of approx. £30 (40 Euros) pppnight, inc. great silver-service / ivory table linen / breakfast cooked to order. Our bedroom had large, curved windows with golf course view and distant sea view. Brilliant. Walk to the long, sandy, clean beach ('strand') in 3 minutes. Could not fault anything. Meal service good and unobtrusive. Food very good. Could not afford the AA 3-star rosette restaurant food, but got a great 3-course meal for 20 Euros (before 7pm, and offer ends late March!). Gnochhi or soup starter, beef tournedos and red onion mash or chicken wrapped in Parma ham mains, mixed ice cream in brandy snap basket or Baileys cheesecake dessert are typical. Choice changes weekly. Beat that for 20 Euros. Cheapest wine about 20 Euros for 75cl(South African house white was not that brilliant.) But we could have splashed out 1000 Euros (yes, one thousand) on some 1896 (yes 1896) red stuff. Decided not to. Had a fantastic break, and only tempted into Dublin once, and the nearby (one-hour walk) Malahide twice. Bus links to Malahide and Dublin are pretty good, and last buses don't seem to leave early! Malahide has some nice, typical pubs. VEry busy at weeked. Pub food is fine but hotel food better!Bus - about 1.5 Euros single - seems cheaper mid-daytime. Bus to Dublin takes 50 mins, depending on route, so is a bit of a pain. And very bumpy. (We did not want to drink and drive, so flew over, booking well in advance and on-line with Aer Lingus for about 75 euros return, each. Also a bargain!) Taxi airport to hotel 20-21 Euros = £15 - a bit steep for 6 or 7 miles. But the bus goes into Dublin and out again, so is not worth it, according to the TIC. Did not try Cruzzo restaurant in Malahide (see other review), as is not open all day, and hotel menu was cheaper and more interesting for the 'tourist' menu. Would highly recommend this Portmarnocj Hotel and Golf Links to anyone - after reading reviews about noisy city centre hotels, I'd prefer on balance to stay a little out of town. And cannot think of a better place. (I'm not the hotel owner, by the way.) Hope this helps - not enough reviews around on this hotel !
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