Donabate on the beachDonabate K36 V064Ireland

About Shoreline

Situated on the seafront overlooking Donabate Beach, The Waterside Hotel places guests near Donabate Golf Club and two miles from the town centre. Facilities at this three-star hotel include a business centre, a garden and a complimentary airport shuttle.

The hotel has 35 rooms, each one featuring a full bathroom and amenities such as a TV, free Wi-Fi, a desk, tea and coffee making equipment and ironing facilities. Superior rooms feature a balcony and sea views.

Shorelineoffers meeting rooms, babysitting services, free newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, porter/bellhop services and free self-parking.

On-site dining is available at the Samphire @ the Waterside and the Tower Bar & Bistro. Plus, al fresco dining is offered on the Sea View Terrace. Guests can enjoy private dining in the Lambay Room.

The hotel lies within ten miles of the Malahide Castle & Gardens and a 30-minute drive from Dublin city centre.


Donabate on the beach, Donabate, K36 V064, Ireland
Telephone: +353 18436153 | Fax: +353 18436111 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Direct beach access
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Good location

Guests are impressed by the location of the Waterside Hotel, often commenting on the easy access to the beach and the scenic views. Golfers love how many courses are nearby. Plus, guests mention the easy access to Donabate town centre, the airport and Dublin city centre.

Friendly staff

While there are some exceptions to this, the staff at the hotel tend to make guests feel welcome and at ease. Any questions or issues within the control of staff appear to be handled promptly and typically to the satisfaction of guests.

Budget friendly

Guests tend to find the room rates at the Waterside Hotel reasonable and also note how freebies such as Internet access, parking and the airport shuttle offer further savings. Plus, those guests who dined at the hotel found that the meals are reasonably priced.

Negative Reviews

Problems with rooms

Feedback for this hotel indicates that you may encounter several issues in your room. Guests report problems that range in severity - everything from dated decor and a lack of hot water to issues such as a lack of thorough cleaning and dangerous wiring.

Dining may disappoint

Guest feedback about the quality of dining paints a mixed picture. While some guests were happy enough with the standards on offer, others raise concerns about the quality of the food. Plus, although the staff is friendly, there are some concerns about how long it takes to be served.

Noisy surroundings

A number of guests found the Waterside Hotel was excessively noisy. A number of issues are raised - doors constantly squeaking and banging, loud music from the bar and staff working within the hotel at odd hours.

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