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The Strand Inn
Ranked #1 of 10 Dunmore East B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne
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58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Absolutely disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2009

After viewing the pictures placed by the Inn on the internet decided to stay and was looking forward to it immensely after 8 days travelling through Ireland . When we arrived we were excited location was perfect next to the bay and busy setting . We spoke to a bar lady and checked in she seemed very uninterested she gaves us a room key to room 15 when we got in our faces were that of horror. Chenille bed spreads from the 70's room had two bedrooms with shabby old furniture nothing like the web site pictures ,bathroom was shocking and view of nothing. I went downstairs to complain that this was nothing like we expected or seen on the internet and was told try another room and asked how many people were staying and I stated just myself and partner , expecting a more intimate room. We were given two rooms to pick from room 3 and 6 . We tried room 3 only to be met with a couple lying in bed ! Quite embarassing but diverting my eyes I could seee they had a view of the water as window was open. We then quickly went into room 6 bed had a doona appeared slightly more modern but the bathroom was a joke the website states all rooms have king size bed ( not really!) also states " allrooms have spacious bathrooms" well believe me the shower was a struggle to get into without touching the tiles , it was old with doors that were half painted and did not close , the shower knob kept falling off . In addtion we had a window that was cracked and the base and was sealed shut hence no ability to open for any fresh air and no air conditioning although it was not hot you could not recylcleany air and was stuffy. In addition the room is directly above the Karaoke/bar/disco and we had music thumping from the floors till after 1 am . Really disappointed . The Breakfast was very good however . We ate at the restaurant and agian overly priced for what was offered , I had a seafood pie that consited of what looked and tasted like cod only for 24Euros very steep , happy to pay if quality. Positive note the bar was good and so was yhe refurbished sitting area downstairs. This place has perfect location but needs to get serious about the rooms and they way it advertises them.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2009

We travelled to Ireland principally to see U2 in Dublin - but extended our trip to take in a bit of Ireland too. We sort of ended up in Dunmore East and decided to stay the night in this idyllic place.
There are choices in Dunmore for accommodation - but the Strand is right there next to a little bay with fabulous views - the smell of the mussels being served to hordes of people outside was very enticing too.
The staff at the Strand were great - laidback, easy to get on with and very helpful.
But the decor is a bit tired and seemed a bit 'unloved'. The doors to several of the rooms, including ours, had obviously been forced open at some stage...the room had a wonderful view but again the decor wasen't great and sadly the cleanliness was barely acceptable. We decided to stick with it but advise checking this out first. Great breakfast. The food in the restaurant seemed pricey considering the fresh seafood haden't travelled very far.
Nothing that a coat of paint and more attention to detail on the cleaning won't solve.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ukscubatraveller
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Phoenix, AZ
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2009

This was our second visit to the Strand Inn in two years and we just love it! A great menu with fresh seafood and everything beautifully prepared and presented. The setting looking out on the ocean is to die for. Louise is delightful and makes everything even more memorable. We'll be back again!

Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Strand Inn

Property: The Strand Inn
Address: Dunmore East County, Dunmore East, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Waterford > Dunmore East
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Dunmore East
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Strand Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Strand Inn, Dunmore East is a contemporary Inn with a relaxed beach style. The Inn has fifteen stylish bedrooms, most with outstanding panoramic ocean views. The hotel is nestled in the South East Ireland coastline, on the edge of Dunmore East. Discreetly set in a unique position, with the terrace being the perfect vantage point to admire the views across to Hook Head. Just below is the stunning Dunmore East beach and cove, perfect to unwind on. The Strand Inn is owned by the Foyle family and has been totally transformed to blend contemporary cool with coastal comfort. ... more   less 
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