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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 BeachDonabateDublinIreland

Donabate beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants, bar/lounge
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Beautiful beach
Great location
Vibe is not too good
Could use a good cleaning
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The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate

from $75
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Standard Double Room, Sea View

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 - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km
  • The Wright Venue - 6.9 mi / 11.2 km
  • Tolka Park - 12.1 mi / 19.5 km
  • Garden of Remembrance - 13.2 mi / 21.3 km
  • 3Arena - 13.9 mi / 22.3 km

Getting around

  • Dublin (DUB) - 18 min drive
  • Donabate Station - 30 min walk
  • Rush and Lusk Station - 15 min drive
  • Malahide Station - 21 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free extended parking
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Train station pick-up (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

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
There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 8 AM to 9 PM. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. 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 (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle from 8 AM to 9 PM *

  • Train station pick-up *


  • 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 -
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • 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
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Samphire Restaurant - This beachfront 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


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 15 per stay

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 10.00 for adults and EUR 5.00 for children (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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 284 reviews

The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
Very Good8.0
Amazing setting
Amazing setting. Room excellent apart from non-working safe and despite reporting a non working light in the bathroom after our arrival this was not dealt with. A good cleaning/painting of the bar/restaurant is needed.
Charles, us2 night trip
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
Awful service, terrible rooms, restaurant at the hotel was just as bad. I specifically booked this hotel for the airport shuttle and they declined to let me know it starts at 8am when our flight was at 7. They mentioned the whole hotel is under new management so hopefully it improves. We won’t ever be back.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
It is near a quaint little village. Located right on the sea with lovely views. They gave us a ride to the village to catch a train to visit a nearby town. Then came and picked us up and took us back to the hotel. Great experience.
Carol, us1 night trip
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
Worst hotel in very long time!
The hotel and rooms are pretty dirty, a lot of things are old and damaged, broken , not working! The food was rather poor and where in the world you will find a hotel that starts serving breakfast after 8:30am?????? Surprised to find such a poor hotel in Europe!
Rodolfo, us1 night trip
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
Very Good8.0
Best value in a seaside room
A bit run down? Certainly. But it's clear they're on the upswing and trying to improve. The bar is well appointed, the restaurant appears nice. Room is small and a bit shabby, but comfortable and overlooks the ocean. Spend the few extra euros and get the view. Once they finish their refurb they'll price accordingly, so get the best deal of the season and overlook the shortcomings.
A Traveler, us2 night trip

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