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The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate

3-starFáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.
Donabate on the BeachDonabateDublinIrelandGreat location! See map

Donabate beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Beautiful beach
Fantastic service
Could use a good cleaning
Vibe is not too good
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The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate

from $78
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Executive Double or Twin Room
  • Standard Single Room
  • Executive Single Room
  • Family Room
  • Executive Double or Twin Room, Sea View
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Double Room, Sea View
  • Triple Room, Sea View
  • Single Room, Sea View
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Standard Double Room, Sea View
  • Standard Double Room, Sea View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 35 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details. This property offers airport shuttle pickup service from Dublin Airport only. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle during limited hours

  • Train station pickup *


  • Free extended parking


  • Shopping center shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Fishing on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2005
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Samphire Restaurant - This beachfront fine-dining restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Tower Bistro - This beachfront family restaurant specializes in Irish cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Tower Bar - This beach pub serves dinner only. Open daily.

The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate’s small print

Also known as

  • Waterside House Donabate
  • Waterside House Hotel
  • Waterside House Hotel Donabate


For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 12.95 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate


  • On the beach
  • Donabate Golf Club - 9 min walk
  • Malahide Castle - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Swords Castle - 5.6 mi / 9.1 km
  • The Wright Venue - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Malahide Beach - 8.6 mi / 13.9 km
  • Tolka Park - 12.1 mi / 19.5 km
  • Garden of Remembrance - 13.2 mi / 21.3 km

Getting around

  • Dublin (DUB) - 17 min drive
  • Dublin Connolly Station - 24 min drive
  • Dublin Ashtown Station - 24 min drive
  • Skerries Station - 25 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free extended parking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 279 reviews

The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
Beautiful view!
The friendliest people ever! Great view of the sea from our room!
david, us4 night trip
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
Private Couple
Seaview room was lovely. Excellent restaurant on site, wonderful staff to assist with travel needs. Free shuttle to Donabate train station. Close enough to Dublin for site seeing, far enough to be out of town and congestion.
Eileen, us3 night romance trip
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
Scary and never returning again ..................
A very scary looking hotel with mostly male and older guests. Room is so basic that it's scary. Everything smells really old. Door needed a key which does not have a proper keyhole visible but a hole to put the key into. Scared to even move around as the atmosphere is not one that is of comfort or safety. Staff were very friendly and helpful though. Good scores for them.
Jen Janice, us1 night business trip
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
A Good Stay
Nice, relaxing spot by the water. Clean and comfortable. Had a ball at the bar and they have great burgers and a good Irish breakfast. Having the shuttle bus available was a big plus and the driver was nice.
A Traveler, us2 night trip with friends
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
Great spot
It was a very nice hotel. Big plus was being on beach
Rosemary, us1 night family trip

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The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate

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