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“Great food, friendly staff, poor rooms, amazing location”
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Island View Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Malahide
UK
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly staff, poor rooms, amazing location”
Reviewed 31 August 2009

This is not really a 'hotel' - more a pub/restaurant with a few poorly equiped rooms. There is no internet access at all in the hotel, it is very noisy and the rooms are very tired...... not really the type of place that a business traveller would want to stay.
Very limited parking, often full due to popularity of the restuarant/bar.
On the plus side all the staff were friendly (although reception was rarely manned) and the food was excellent.
The location is great, although I can't say that I saw an island.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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ireland
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2009

I was really surprised to read the reviews of this hotel after our lovely stay there last weekend. The bar and restaurant were both lovely and breakfast was delicious. The rooms were grand, just what we needed and the price was the best of all. Have to say can't think of much to fault.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Westmeath
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Reviewed 14 July 2009

I honestly have to disagree with present reviews, I stayed at Island View last week and was given a good sized room,it wasn't the ritz but bedclothes & towels were clean and shower was fine. I ate in the restaurant and found the food excellent, it was ideal for me with parking and was just a few mins away from airport.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2009

We spent one extremely unpleasant night listening to the drone of the air conditioning unit just below our bedroom window. It went off at 1.15am & started up again before 7 - although the staff had assured us differently. The dirty & semen stained counterpane was replaced very swiftly when we complained, but with only a sheet & counterpane, (no duvet or blanket) and a hard old mattress, it was certainly not comfortable. The smell of the room improved somewhat when we opened all the windows & put the obnoxious air freshener outside the room. If this is under new mangement - as indicated by a response to reviews in 2008 - then they have a lot of work to do & appear disinterested in addressing problems identifed by previous guests. Breakfast however was good, although the cook was wearing a disgustingly filthy t-shirt, which made me wonder what state the kitchen was in. Judging by the back of the hotel, not good. The carpets and room furnishings were also filthy. The entire place stank of smoke. Don't go there....basic hygene should not cost money - & there is no island view, just traffic

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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twix
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2008

Nice restaurant and a nice bar, but the accomodation is awful.
We were kept awake all night by loud clunking and clanking noises.
When we complained in the morning the staff knew exactly what the problem was - an ice-making machine apparently - so they obviously know about it but nothing has been done about it.
I sleep well and soundly and I would honestly defy anyone to sleep through that.
And given the lovely meal we had in the restaurant the previous night, the breakfast was just awful.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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dublin
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2008

do not stay in this hotel the staff are ignorant and most dont speak english the main bar is nice for everyday use but the residents bar is dirty and smellt of fart and was full of loud obnoxious scumbags. the restaurant was well below par and the worst and i mean WORST experience i have ever had anywhere was when i found a pair of y fronts whit a ball of excrement in them stuffed under the bed which says a lot about the cleaning staff does,nt it please please stay away from this hotel so it can close down and save a lot of people a lot of money

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  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank hootie111
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shar36, public relations manager at Island View Hotel, responded to this review, 3 July 2008
We are very sorry this guest did not enjoy their stay at the Islandview we have only recently taken over the hotel and our striving to improve the standards of service of the hotel.
We wish this guest had brought these problems to the attention of the management and we could have dealt with these problems .
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Dublin
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2007

Really grotty and smelly. I think they try to mask the smell of must and smoke with strong air freshiners. You can feel you shoes stick to the carpets as you walk. Room was horrible. Constant noise of a compressor going all night. Person tending to breakfast was the most ill mannered person you'll meet. Breakfast was all over cooked and dried out. And to top it all on checkout they try to rip you off with charging for bar items you have not got and by mis counting you money if you pay be cash. NIGHTMARE, STAY AWAY

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  • Stayed July 2007, travelled solo
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Property: Island View Hotel
Address: Coast Road, Malahide, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Malahide
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Malahide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Island View Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 203
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