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“Staying at Portmarnock Golf Links Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links

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Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Portmarnock
Certificate of Excellence
Randalstown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Staying at Portmarnock Golf Links Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Our second stay here. Every bit as good as the first. Brilliant staff who can not do enough for you. Everything perfect from Reception to restaurant to the rooms. Hope to be back soon again. Close to main M50 link to all parts of Dublin.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roymckane
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PortmarnockHotelGolf, Guest Relations at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
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Thank you for your great review and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind Regards,

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stayed 4 nights at the Hotel bed & breakfast, Which was really good value, Me & my 2 sons(Golfers) had a great time, Staff really helpful they printed me directions to my next destinations, breakfast to suit all, Snacks ok, But went to Malahide for a couple of main meals and to the Harbour of HiF NOT HAPPY WIYH ROOMoweth for a nice fish meal,Beach nearby friendly people all seam to be having a good time great place to go and golf course first class about 2 & half miles walk to Malahide but walked there and Cab back to Hotel well worth a visit

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EssexGeorgie7
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PortmarnockHotelGolf, Guest Relations at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Guest,

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind Regards,

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N.Ireland
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51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We have stayed in this hotel many many times, it is like a real home from home. This time we took our children and grandchildren and they have raved about it since. The rooms are really beautiful and comfortable. One reviewer referred to there being no safe in the room. This must be due to the standard of room as we have always had a safe in our room. There is so much to do in this area - excellent transport links into Dublin city centre and further afield or take a leisurely stroll/ brisk walk / run into Malahide and visit the castle and grounds and do a spot of boutiques shopping - nor forgetting the wonderful beaches and sea. It is so exhilirating. A quit drive into Howth and walk up around the head towards Dublin Bay - what more can you ask for??? As for the Hotel- the food, rooms and ambience are first class. It is difficult to single any particular member of staff as they are all so courteous, knowledgable and helpful. However, being greeted by the lovely Rachel on arrival was a terrific start to our stay. We had a beautiful family room for our daughter, husband and their children overlooking theses with a lovely balcony and our room had a wonderful view overlooking the golf course and again we had a lovely balcony. All the staff are truly wonderful and the housekeeping staff couldn't be more helpful and work really hard to make our stay enjoyable. If you haven't been yet then give it a go- you won't be disappointed.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank HollyL
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PortmarnockHotelGolf, Guest Relations at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Guest,

What a fantastic review. It is always lovely to hear such wonderful reviews, especially from loyal and returning guests. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay and we hope that we can have the pleasure of your company again in the future.

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Windsor, Canada
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay at this lovely hotel. The hotel is beside the golf course and the water is right behind the lodgings. There is plenty of parking, large enough spots to accommodate the challenge of driving on the opposite side of the street from the opposite side of the car. Malahide was just up the road and the bus to Dublin stopped in front of the hotel. Our rooms were immaculate and the included breakfasts were hearty and delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed talking with the friendly bar tenders at the on-site pub and found prices to be very reasonable for a pint or two. We got lots of help from the front desk staff (Theresa was especially helpful) regarding bus lines and proper etiquette when boarding the bus. As an aside, I wonder why no one informed me of the dangers of ascending to the top floor of the double decker bus when it lurches forward! :) A fun time was had by all!!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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PortmarnockHotelGolf, Guest Relations at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Guest,

We are delighted to read your wonderful review of our hotel. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope we can have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the near future.

Kind Regards,

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Northen Ireland
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208 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights. It was our first visit to the area. The reception area of the hotel, the common areas, bars and the rooms are all very good. The only item missing from the rooms was a safe
One area of the hotel which lets it down badly is the front of the hotel/car park. The whole outside of the hotel could do with a good power wash and tidy-up. Cigarette butts etc lying around the door and entrance pathway do not give a very good first impression. The worse aspects are the skips / recycling are in the car park just opposite the hotel building entrance and the general waste bins etc which are also stored just beside the entrance to the hotel. The weather was warm and there was a slight hint of odour from that area. Also the bins must have just been emptied as a large area of the car park was covered in "bin juice".
This may all sound really bad but the hotel and staff are excellent. If they would only do something with the entrance/car park area.

We will return and bring friends with us the next time as we enjoyed our stay and the surrounding area/beaches etc

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tully22
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PortmarnockHotelGolf, Guest Relations at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing our property and for your comments, this did help us greatly to review and enhance our guests’ experience. All your comments were fair and we appreciate that you took the time to pass this onto us.

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San Francisco, CA
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311 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We decided to stay here instead of at a Dublin airport hotel. Having had a long trip through Ireland we wanted to have our last night be nice and somewhat distinctive- as opposed to just a generic corporate airport hotel.

Portmarnock fits that bill nicely. Has a nice seaside location (though no surf when we were there- very low tide so not the "crashing waves" we were hoping for). We had a Sea View Family Room and it was quite spacious with a great bath and shower in the bathroom.

Was just 12 min from the airport, with a Texaco on the way for filling up the car. So, it was really almost as convenient as an airport hotel. I don't know if they have an airport shuttle but they might. If not, there were taxis waiting outside, even in the early morning.

There was a nice breakfast included as well.

overall, a good place, and would recommend it on your way back to Dublin airport. Of course it has its own advantages as a golf resort as well- being close to the airport isn't its ONLY benefit!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Jim M
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PortmarnockHotelGolf, Guest Relations at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate it and we are happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope you had a safe trip home and will come and visit us again in the near future.

Kind Regards,

The Management Team
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Clane, Ireland
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44 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Being a hotelier it's never easy to enjoy nights away as I over analyze everything in every aspect of the hotel.
Quite frankly I was delighted that for my birthday I let my boyfriend take care of things. To start off I had no clue where I was going and where we were staying. He brought me to Portmarnock for one night and it was perfect. Check in was efficient and information was provided for everything we needed.
The room was spacious with a beautiful view of the local beach - we were lucky enough to enjoy the beautiful weather and the tide was out so we didnt think twice but to take a romantic walk on the beach.
One thing I have noticed and something I usually have an issue with (but not this time!) is that the amenities in most hotel are cheap and crappy and do really remind you you're not home to use your favorite cosmetics.As always we went away straight after work and I was dying for a shower. The conditioning shampoo in the bathroom to my surprise was excellent and did not leave my hair all dry, tangled up and impossible to comb! (Well done)
One thing that did surprise me is that there was no iron in the room, but once we called it was delivered immediately.
The bed is huge and comfortable - best bed i have slept on - including my own!!
This hotel is clean, spacious and as per cost i cannot comment as this was a birthday getaway.

We did not use the bar/restaurant so I cannot comment on that.

A nice touch is that we ended up going out that night and didnt wake up until 11.55 (check out is at 12) and first time ever housekeeping did not bang on our door to get out.

I'm glad we stayed and I'd definitely recommend this hotel to my fellow hoteliers who are also lovers of Trip Advisor :)

Room Tip: I'd be a treat to overlook the beach - always a nice view to wake up to!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank SeekingForExcellence
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PortmarnockHotelGolf, Guest Relations at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
Dear Guest,

What a fantastic review, we were delighted to have read your kind words. We hope that you will visit us again in the near future,

Kind Regards,

The Management Team
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Additional Information about Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links

Property: Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links
Address: Strand Road, Portmarnock, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Portmarnock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Portmarnock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links 4*
Number of rooms: 138
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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