From the moment you arrive at the Portmarnock Hotel, the friendly staff will take care of your every need. This leaves you free to walk on the award-winning, magnificent ‘Velvet Strand’ beach, play on the hotel’s championship Dublin golf links course, enjoy pampering in the health & beauty clinic or dine on delicious, locally sourced cuisine. This luxurious 4 star hotel, combines modern elegance with all the grandeur of a 19th century home. The land on which the hotel now stands, was originally part of the Jameson Family Estate (of Irish Whiskey fame) and the house itself was called St. Marnock’s House. King Edward VII often visited the Jamesons and on his last official visit in 1907 he unveiled a plaque which can still be seen in the secret south garden.
There are 138 bedrooms & suites at The Portmarnock Hotel. Open your curtains to a calming view of the sea, garden or golf course… Rooms were fully refurbished in 2012. All rooms have complimentary internet access and guests can avail of complimentary Car Parking, as well ascomplimentary use of the Hotel’s Fitness Room.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Complimentary Internet Access
- Satellite TV
- Sea or Garden View
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Crisp Duvets
- Work Desk
- Seating Area
- 24 Hour Room Service
The Osborne Restaurant:
It is no surprise to find that the main restaurant is named after the artist Walter Osborne who painted the very same view from the hotel that you will see in a different light throughout the day. The menus are developed by our Executive Chef, who presides over his culinary masterpieces daily. In the Osborne Brasserie, a wonderful choice of international cuisine is served with style and friendliness, along with a superb selection of wines.
The Seaview Lounge:
The new fully refurbished Seaview Lounge is a place where you can enjoy dining in a relaxed setting with magnificent views over Dublin Bay and of Irelands’ Eye – one of Irelands’ best known landmarks. Ideal rendezvous for meeting one’s friends for coffee, light meals or a treat of ‘Afternoon Tea-by-the Sea’.
The Jameson Bar:
The Jameson Bar, in the old Jameson House, with its original oak panelling and high ceilings, is the ideal venue for a leisurely drink. William Jameson and his family lived in the gracious home, the oldest part of the hotel, which dates back to 1847. In 1907, his friends King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra celebrated the marriage between members of the Haig and Jameson families by unveiling a plaque in the garden. Today, a copy of the plaque welcomes our visitors at reception, wishing them both peace and love.
On The Map: Portmarnock is a suburb of Dublin City, and lies on the east coast of Ireland between Malahide and Baldoyle.
Portmarnock has been settled in Neolithic times, with a number of remains of activity in the area still evident today, such as flints and other tools having been excavated at the northern fringe of Portmarnock. The remains of a ring fort are visible from the air at the south of the town. The son of famous Irish Queen Maedhbh of Connaught – Maine – is also said to have been buried locally. Adjacent to Portmarnock is a narrow beach which extends onto a sandy peninsula with beaches on all sides. The beach is nicknamed The Velvet Strand due to the beautiful smooth sand along the beach. Portmarnock’s beach was the starting point for an important pioneering flights. On 23 June 1930 Australian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew took off in the Southern Cross aircraft on the second, westbound transatlantic flight. Portmarnock is also world-famous for its golf course which formally opened on 26 December 1894