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“Disappointed”
Review of Bayview

Bayview
Price range: US$40 - US$159
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

I couldnt wait to stay at The Bayview Hotel, visited the hotel for a two night stay 25th August.

I was very disappointed when I saw our room. Badly stained carpets, broken wardrobe door, damaged window. The room was dull and old fashioned, really in need of a make over. Would have been nice to have a room bright and airy, what you'd expect from a seaside hotel. The bar is lifeless, no atmosphere and once again the decor is in need of some attention, the bar menu is limited and wouldn't encourage you to dine there. To be honest the furniture in the bar isnt suitable to eat a meal comfortably, low coffee tables and worn chairs.

Breakfast was lovely on both mornings with great views out to sea, and very attentive staff.

This hotel has a fabulous view, really stunning. Peaceful and relaxing. The staff are fantastic, so friendly and helpful, especially Ciara in the restaurant and Lisa on reservations. To be honest the view and staff are the best thing about this hotel and that's such a pity as this hotel with a makeover could be a real gem and warrant its 4 star rating.

Would love to return but only if the hotel is revamped.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Poor service, overpriced food”
Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

Went for tea & toasted sandwiches. Toasted sandwiches were pretty tasteless served with mediocre side salad. 2 portions of Chips were cold when served and arrived and served 10 minutes apart. 3 requests for hot water for tea as the pot had already gone cold before it arrived. Generally overpriced and slow service. Staff seemed much more enthusiastic to serve a big group of tourists and chase tips than serve local visitors properly. Overall disappointing. Won't be back

  • Visited July 2013
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CORK
2 reviews
“Service is unacceptable.”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Went for coffe ,tea and scones this morning. Waited nearly an hour after we ordered. Was given 3 jugs of milk, no cups and a stone cold cup of the weakest coffee ever. Asked for a glass of water as it was roasting sitting outside and im still waiting for it. Im so disappointed as a local to have had such a terrible experience. Girl on reception was really nice but the waitress could really do with some training. With such a beautiful location its disappointing to think that visitors would have to experience such terrible service.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank lib2013
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New Jersey
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Food beware of the pricing. Of the specials.”
Reviewed 7 June 2013

This review covers the Hotels formal restaurant. Having dined here recently the quality of the food was excellent my complaint is that the pricing is from 2007 Ireland and not 2013.The Black Sole priced at 36 euros a daily special, is quite frankly outrageous when one thinks the fish was caught locally, this is New York city pricing for such a dish.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Ger99
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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“I eat lunch today”
Reviewed 7 June 2013

I ordered Black Sole which was 22 euro. It was brought and it tasted like rubber, everything about the place is so beautiful. How can they employ a chef that every time I go there does not give a hoot about the food.

  • Visited June 2013
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