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Grand Hotel - Ideally located by the sea in Malahide near Dublin

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Destination Malahide

As a destination venue we offer the best a leading Dublin four star Hotel has to offer, in a unique seaside Village setting. Why visit Dublin and Malahide?

  • Heritage town featuring Malahide Castle & Gardens, a top tourist attraction
  • Location by the sea and convenient to the motorway network
  • Great village atmosphere with a wide range of nationally recognised bars, restaurants and shops
  • Winner of the national Tidy Town competition among many other accolades and awards

Transport

The Grand Hotel is very well situated for all transportation requirements. We are near Dublin Airport and the M50 and have a full range of other transport alternatives for our guests.

Taxis

There are a number of taxi services operating from Malahide. We recommend you book your taxi the night before departure in order to avoid possible delays. Reception would be delighted to make bookings for you. Some useful numbers are:

  • Dial-a-Cab (1800 406 806)
  • NCR  (01 677 2222)

Hiring a taxi is also now made easy by mobile. If you’re getting around Dublin, the most popular taxi app to download here in Ireland is MyTaxi.

You can download the MyTaxi app here on iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry phones.

Dublin Bus

The most frequent bus service is the 42. It departs from the centre of the village to Eden Quay in the city centre. (200m, out Hotel gate, through traffic lights, on the left, opposite church)

The 32 service departs from near the Tennis Club. It takes the Coastal route to Lower Abbey in the city centre. (50m, out Hotel gate, at Tennis Club on right)

The 102 bus service runs from Dublin International Airport to Malahide. This service extends as far as Sutton DART Station.

Timetables for Dublin Bus can be found at www.dublinbus.ie. You can also download the Dublin Bus App here to find up-to-date information on when the next bus will arrive. 

Rail DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport)

DART (Dublin Area rapid transport) runs from Malahide Station to all city centre stations and to all stops to Bray. (210m, out Hotel gate, through traffic lights, on the right, after Church)Timetables for the DART are available here www.irishrail.ie

Car Rentals

Arriving from Dublin Airport and planning to drive? There are plenty of car rental options available to you including Hertz, Enterprise and Avis.

You can find a comprehensive list, locations and contact numbers of all the car rental providers on Dublin Airport’s website here.

Airlines

The Hotel is situated conveniently to Dublin International Airport. If you are using the airport here are some useful contact numbers.

· Dublin Airport Information – +353 1 814 1111
· Aer Lingus – +353 1 886 8505
· Air France – +353 1 605 0383
· American Airlines – +353 1 602 0550
· British Airways – 1890 62 67 47
· Delta – 1850 88 20 31
· Ryanair – 0818 30 30 30

You can also find information on Dublin Airport’s own website here.

Bicycle Hire

If you want to take a bicycle ride around the town or explore further afield on one of the many recommended routes, you can hire a bicycle in Malahide. Ask for the Hotel discount!

Irish Cycling Centre   E: info@irishcentreforcycling.ie  or  Phone: +353 1 816 8345

Dublin City

We are within easy reach of all the city’s attractions by bus, rail or taxi.

Concert, Conference and Theatre

Are you are planning to attend a concert, exhibition or conference based in one of Dublin’s fine venues? Dublin is a city rich in culture and you won’t be disappointed with the selection on offer from music to theatre. The Marine Hotel offers a great location to access all these areas.

Sutton offers all the advantages of an out-of-town hotel while still being within easy reach of our premier venues. The excellent Dart rapid rail, bus and road links to the city will get you there in quick time.
 

Here are some of the city’s most popular venues:

For complete Dublin City tourist information visit www.visitdublin.com or www.dublin.ie.
For national tourism information for the island of Ireland, see www.failteireland.ie.

 

Places to Visit with Children

Local Playground
There is an excellent children’s playground in the grounds of Malahide Castle.

Leisureplex
Situated in the suburb of Coolock, a 6km drive from the hotel, Leisureplex features a cinema multiplex, bowling alley, Q-zar, Pompeii Paints, Zoo, children’s adventure play and a diner. www.leisureplex.ie

Dublin Zoo
Located in the Phoenix Park, 12km drive, the Zoo is known as one of Dublin’s most popular attractions for children. www.dublinzoo.ie

Golf Clubs

The Malahide area is richly served by quality Dublin Golf Courses that we have to give it a separate section. Among our best courses are some of the world’s and Ireland’s finest Links courses, including two Championship courses, Portmarnock and Royal Dublin.

Portmarnock Golf Club (Championship Links Course)

One of the premium Links courses in the world, it has been the venue for the Irish Open Championship, Walker Cup and many more Championship events. There are 27 holes resting on a fine sandy soil.

Directions:

4km. Turn right out the Hotel Gate and travel the beautiful coastal drive for 3km to Portmarnock. Turn left at first set of traffic lights. The Club is at the end of this road.

T: +353 1 8462968
W: www.portmarnockgolfclub.ie

 

Malahide Golf Club

A Championship standard which opened to 27 holes in 1990. This parkland course has a water feature on a number of the holes.

Directions:

4km. Drive straight out of the Hotel gate. At the first traffic lights turn left and follow this road until you pass a school on your right hand side. Take the next left, marked for Portmarnock, and follow this road for 0.5km until you arrive at the entrance to the club on the right hand side.

T: +353 1 846 1611

 

Royal Dublin Golf Club (Championship Links Course)

This is one of the finest links courses in Ireland. The layout is traditional but the wind factor can make this course very hazardous. It has been the venue for many Championships both National and International.

Directions:

12km. Turn right out the Hotel Gate and travel through Portmarnock and Baldoyle. (No turns except at a small roundabout in Portmarnock, stay left) Reaching a T junction, turn right and proceed for 6km, turn left onto the wooden bridge. Royal Dublin is 0.5km on your left.

T: +353 1 833 6346

The Island Golf Club

Located across the estuary from Malahide but accessed from the N1 and Donabate. The Island Golf Club was established in 1890 and, surrounded by the sea on three sides, it enjoys a unique setting. Until as recently as 1973 the club was approached by boat from Malahide across the estuary. Fred Hawtree, Eddie Hackett and more recently Martin Hawtree have made course design improvements, ensuring that the true nature and character of the links are enhanced. Qualifying Course of the Open Championship 2005. The Island was ranked no 26 “must play” Golf Courses in Golf World’s November 2005 issue.

T: +353 1 8436 205
W: www.theislandgolfclub.com

 

Beaverstown Golf Club

This Golf Club is noted for its setting in an attractive Orchard. It is bordered by water which demands careful planning and accuracy from the player.

Directions:

Drive straight out the Hotel gates, through the town until you reach a set of traffic lights for Swords to the right. Now turn right heading for Swords. At the next Roundabout, take the third exit heading north on the N1. Pass through two roundabouts and take the right turn heading for Donabate (1km after last roundabout). Follow directions for Donabate and take a left in the town. Follow this road till you arrive at the Club entrance on the left hand side.

T: +353 1 843 6721

Things To Do

Malahide, Ireland, is designated as a national heritage town. The town is very attractively laid out; its streets radiate from the central diamond and are lined with colourful shops, merging with terraces of graceful homes, neat gardens. At the waterfront we have a beautiful Marina and coastal walks. The town’s major tourist attraction is Malahide Castle and Gardens and of course the many restaurants and bars that constitute the vibrant social life of the town.

Local Places to Visit

Malahide Castle & Gardens

This castle was built in the 12th Century by the Talbot family, who remained in residence until 1975 when it came into State ownership. It attracts thousands of visitors every year and in 2012 a major renovation was completed. Now visitors can enjoy not only the Castle, but a Visitor Centre and access to the previously closed Gardens which contain many rare species. These Gardens are a major addition to botanical heritage of the country. There are many period rooms on view and the Castle contains part of the National Portrait Collection of the National Gallery of Ireland. The Demesne has pleasant walks, play and picnic areas, a cricket pitch, tennis courts, 9-hole golf course and a pitch and putt course.
W: www.malahidecastleandgardens.ie

 

Toots – Malahide’s Road Train

Toots, great for all the family! Toots operates every 30 minutes, starting out from the DART Station in Malahide, to the Village Shops and Restaurants, past the Grand Hotel to the Blue Flag Beach and onto the highly acclaimed Malahide Castle & Gardens. You can choose to stay on for the 40 minute loop of this award winning little village, or you can hop on hop off throughout the day and enjoy all that Malahide has to offer.
W: www.toots.ie

 

Avoca Shop and Cafe

Avoca is an Irish family-run business that is one of the world’s oldest surviving manufacturing companies. The Avoca store is home to an extensive range of clothing, artesian foods and the famous Avoca café. They export their famous throws & blankets as well as the clothing ranges to boutiques around the world and have their own food label with dozens of delicious products. There are Avoca perfumes, glassware, ceramics… enough to satisfy all your gift and gourmet needs.
W: www.avoca.ie

 

Malahide Marina

Berths and Cruiser hire.
T: +353-1-84541490
W: www.malahidemarina.net

 

Bicycle Hire

If you want to take a bicycle ride around the town or explore further afield on one of the many recommended routes, you can hire a bicycle in Malahide. Ask for the Hotel discount!

Irish Cycling Centre   E: info@irishcentreforcycling.ie  or  Phone: +353 1 816 8345

Nearby Places to Visit

Casino (Malahide Road, 8km)

The Casino was designed by Sir William Chambers as a pleasure house for James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont. It is one of the finest 18th century neo-classical buildings in Europe The Casino, meaning “small house”, surprisingly contains 16 finely decorated rooms, endlessly rich in subtlety and design. It is a remarkable building – both in terms of structure and history.
W: www.heritageireland.ie/en/Dublin/CasinoMarino

 

Newbridge House & Traditional Farm (NI Road, Donbate, 10km)

Built in 1736 for Archbishop Cobbe. Original furniture, paintings and objets d’art are a feature of this gracious Georgian house. The extensive 150 hectare demesne includes a walled garden, a wildlife and Deer Park, playing and walking areas and a 19th Century working farm, where animals, machinery and old farming techniques are on view. A museum of 19th Century rural life is contained in picturesque old buildings around the 18th century courtyard.
T:+353-1-8436064 / +353-1-8436535
W: www.newbridgehouseandfarm.com

 

Ardgillan Castle & Demesne (N1 Road, near Balbriggan)

Built in 1737. Now beautiful restored and furnished in Victorian style, the principal rooms, kitchens and the Down Survey Exhibition (a series of survey maps from 1654) are open to the public. The park commands views of the coast and contains a rose garden, a walled herb garden and Victorian conservatory.
T: +353-1-8492212
W: www.ardgillancastle.ie

 

Skerries Mills (N1 Road, Skerries)

Skerries Mills complex comprises a watermill, 5-sail windmill, 4-sail windmill and associated mill races, mill pond and wetlands. The history of the mill can be traced to the early 16th century and a bakery was established on the site by 1840.
T: +353-1-8495208
W: www.skerriesmills.org

 

Newgrange (M1 Donore Exit, 25km)

Designated a World Heritage Centre by UNESCO, The Megalithic Passage Tomb at Newgrange was built about 3200 BC. The mound covers an area of over one acre and is surrounded by 97 kerbstones, some of which are richly decorated with megalithic art. The 19 metre long inner passage leads to a cruciform chamber with a corbelled roof. It is estimated that the construction of the Passage Tomb at Newgrange would have taken a work force of 300 at least 20 years.
W: www.newgrange.com

Malahide App

The Grand Hotel is a co-sponsor with Fingal County Council, Malahide Chamber of Commerce, Malahide Castle & Gardens and the Irish College of English of a fantastic downloadable ‘Malahide App’

This is an ideal App for visitors and residents of Malahide alike. It contains interesting sections on places of interest, entertainment, scenery, a business directory and history.

The Malahide App is available for Apple and Android devices, the download links are below.