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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
Good internet service
Vibe is not too good
Could use a good cleaning
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The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate

from $81
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • 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
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 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
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 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 - 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) - 17 min drive
  • Donabate Station - 30 min walk
  • Rush and Lusk Station - 16 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)

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 286 reviews

The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
Do Not Book For Any Reason
This is honestly one of the worst hotels I, actually, didn't stay at. They did not receive my prepayment from and Katarina and her supervisor asked me to leave since I refused to pay again. No loss. The place was horrible. Holes in the wall, grimy surfaces every where, door locks didn't work so they had drilled skeleton key locks below it with no other security. Panels off electronics, broken elevators, furniture in major disrepair. This place was terrible!!
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
Very Good8.0
Waterside Zhorel
Only complaint was there was no hot water in order to shower in the morning and no food available or snacks available for purchase after the chef leaves for the evening. Grounds, views, and staff very nice!
Loreen, us1 night trip
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
Very Good8.0
More than satisfied
Glad to be at a place with a restaurant so we didn't need to get back into the car after a long day of sightseeing. Beds were very comfy. Although the hotel appeared old, it served us well. A pretty location right on the water. Convenient for getting to the airport.
Joel, us1 night trip
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
Very Good8.0
Beautiful location on the Irish Sea with a great beach. The staff were the friendliest staff I have ever met. I stayed one night on a layover to another location but would absolutely book again if coming to Ireland. The room was a little run down but staff indicated a complete remodel was in the process. The restaurant was excellent.
michael, us1 night trip
The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate
Oceanfront jewel!
Hotel is directl on the beach! Beautiful Sea view from roo, went to sleep, listening to the sound of the waves rolling in, so relaxing! Made to order breafast, and free airport shuttle, drop off and pick up!
Sheryl, us1 night trip

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The Waterside House Hotel, Donabate

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