My partner surprised me with a night at the hotel before we left Ireland, but what a disappointment it was.
We booked dinner in the Osborne Restaurant and was served by a girl who did not understand English well enough, which resulted in the wrong food, wrong menu and too much wine (we gladly paid for the wine though)
The bed was uncomfortable, the rooms were smaller than before (I stayed a couple of nights in 2007), the A/C did not work and due to my partner's allergy towards grass etc. we could not open the window.
As either of us could sleep, we went out and took a 2-hour walk along the beach at 5 a.m. which was the best part of the stay. We went back, had breakfast and went back to bed as we had complimentary check-out at 1 pm but the maid woke us up at 12.
Tired and in a bad mood, we checked out and I will never go back there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links...where nothing is overlooked but the sea. Luxury 4-star golf resort hotel overlooking the Irish Sea. Just 15 minutes from Dublin Airport, nestled between the picturesque, seaside villages of Malahide and Howth and 40 minutes from Dublin city centre. The hotel combines modern elegance with the grandeur of a 19th century home once owned by members of the Jameson Whiskey dynasty. Behind these elegant facades lie state of the art conference & meeting facilities designed to serve your every need. The hotel's clever design ensures all 138-guest rooms have a view of the seaside, garden or golf course. Top 100 rated Links Golf Course - 18 hole championship links designed by Bernard Langer (the only Dublin based hotel with its own links course). Complimentary WiFi/Internet access throughout the hotel, complimentary parking, direct beach access, bar, cocktail lounge, restaurant, fitness room & treatment rooms/beauty salon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Portmarnock Hotel Links
- Links Hotel Portmarnock