Location The Grand Hotel is one of the finest hotels in Dublin, offering a full four star service with extensive accommodation, leisure facilities, and a sumptuous restaurant and bar. The Grand Hotel is just 15 minutes from Dublin International airport and 5 minutes from the M50 motorway. There is also the DART rail and regular bus services to Dublin City, about 25 minutes away. Local attractions include Malahide Castle, the marina and town and a championship golf course at Portmarnock.
Rooms All Standard Bedrooms are designed to make your stay a pleasant one. They have all the features you expect from a four star bedroom: All en-suite, tea/coffee making facilities, trouser press, hairdryer, modem connection, broadband internet (10 euro per day), satellite TV channels, in room safe.
RestaurantCoast Restaurant's beautiful view over Malahide Estuary is complimented by contemporary food and professional service. The Coast offers high class dining in a comfortable setting. It serves an extensive breakfast buffet, lunch and a-la-carte dining menus and therefore is popular with both our Hotel guests and in the local area. Palm Court serves a bountiful Carvery Lunch. This is an ideal choice if you want to have anything from a light snack to a three course meal.
BarMatt Ryan's Bar is suitably located at the heart of the hotel. No stay at the Grand Hotel would be complete without enjoying a visit to the Matt Ryan Bar. There's no better place to celebrate after your event or to start your evening's Dublin entertainment. The bar offers an extensive all day bar menu along with a full drinks selection.In one section of the bar we feature all the top sports events via Sky Sports. Leisure Arena Leisure Centre is one of Ireland's premier Hotel Health and Fitness Clubs. You can either relax or engage in some vigorous exercise. Whatever you want in your leisure time, it's here. The Centre will expand your enjoyment of your hotel break in Ireland or provide you with the workout you want during your stay in the Grand Hotel. The features of the Arena Leisure Centre are: 21m swimming pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, gymasium, aerobics room.
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I stayed in the Grand Hotel Malahide on Sunday, 2nd August (I don't know why the template for this review states '15th. August). I usually stay up the road in the Portmarnock Golf Links Hotel, but they had no appropriate rooms available when I tried to book. As far as the Grand is concerned, I was quite glad to test it out. I'd popped in for coffee and sandwiches in the past, but never stayed there. On the whole, the experience was a good one. I only have a couple issues to report, but they are responsible for downgrading my overall experience rating. First, the bathroom: around the bath taps, some sealant must have been applied in the past, and it looked very grey and dirty. It probably wasn't ACTUALLY dirty, but the look was enough to disappoint me hugely. I don't think it's too much to expect bathrooms to look gleaming in this day and age. The toilet flush seemed a bit dodgy too. After it had been flushed, water kept on flowing to the extent that I thought there could have been a flood if it had gone on long enough. It eventually stopped (probably about half an hour after each flush). If I'd been staying longer, I would have reported it. Second, my room was almost just above the main entrance and it got pretty noisy what with people congregating there in the evening/ late in the night for chats and cigarette breaks. Again, one night was bearable but any more than that would be difficult to put up with. One final thing does the hotel management know that some people do actually sleep in camper vans in the hotel car park? There were two parked up early on the Monday morning, and I saw the curtains being pulled as the occupants work up to begin their day!
4 out of 5
We found the hotel both staff and facilities first class. ...
The bad: the rooms are dated and furnished with an old TV. The receptionists are unwelcoming and lack a smile or friendly demeanor. The night staff are the exception. The bar menu lacks real healthy options.
The good: Leisure suite and staff; the breakfast (although some of the staff are only interested in your room number, and not a greeting).
Lovely hotel and got this at a great price for Paddy's night through Roomex - much cheaper than the hotel's own website - just happened to check them out by chance as have used Roomex before but not for local hotel bookings... Saved about €50 on the stay for one night with B&B using Roomex.
5 out of 5
Friendly helpful staff at front desk, lovely food in the ...