4 Star

Dublin, Dun Laoghaire

Hotel description

The Royal Marine is a stunning vision of 'old and new' the infamous 'Bay Lounge' complimented by a stylish bar will remain entrenched in history. We intend to keep the Bay Lounge married in the memories of old by carefully restoring its unique characteristics. Enjoy the age old tradition of afternoon tea whilst overlooking the beautiful gardens with spectacular views of the harbour.The Royal Marine do not have Family rooms available for our offers.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 pm

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

Transportation with easy access to & from Dublin City Centre the Royal Marine Hotel is located 2 minutes walking distance from the DART, instant access into the heart of Dublin City in less then 15 minutes. Car parking is complimentary to residents with 250 underground car parking spaces.

Area Description

Dun Laoghaire is a harbour town with easy access to Dublin

Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
Hotel Restaurant
  • Early bird menu
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Vegetarian options
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Movie time
  • Cot available on request
Things To Do In The Area
  • Live music venues
  • Sea fishing
  • Walking trails
  • Local restaurants
  • Local sightseeing
  • Museums
  • Cafe
  • Cinema
  • Go to the beach
  • Shopping
  • Theatre
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
  • Theatre for shows & plays close by
Hotel Guest Services
  • 24 hour room service
  • Express checkin
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Free car parking
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Laundry facility
  • Dry cleaning
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Refreshments available
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Internet access
  • Natural daylight
  • Dedicated organiser
  • LCD projector
  • Stationery
  • Conference & meeting rooms
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Swimwear to buy
  • Spa treatments
  • TV equipment
  • Steam room
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Pampering packages
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Gymnasium
  • Towels available
  • Aerobics studio
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fully equipped gym

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by dandclann on Sep 28 2016 18:39

stayed in double room as a single very comfortable breakfast food and service very good pool good but a little dark parking on site location in the heat of dun laoire awarding 4 stars

by John baylon on Dec 15 2015 16:39

Our second stay here, gets better every time, pleasent ambience and great ameinities . Beautiful surroundings second hand shops a must meander. Staff second to none, thanks to all

by Rustler on Dec 14 2015 00:11

Top marks to the Royal Marine. We couldn't find fault with the staff, food etc

by lj on Nov 29 2015 15:18

loved our stay . we where going to talk by ian rankin in the pavilion theatre which is only a short walk away. the staff where so nice and helpful. the breakfast was great with loads of fresh fruit and the fry was very tasty. after all that food needed a swim, the pool and steam room where perfect but remember to bring your flip flops. the dart is just 5 mins walk away

by Sinead on Nov 21 2015 20:35

From the moment we arrived the staff were excellent. If you are looking for a Hotel on the coast with a 15 min train journey into the heart of the City. the Royal Marine is the hotel for you. Their triple rooms are a single and a double so if you wish to have three beds you will need to make them aware of this in advance.

by davidandclann on Nov 16 2015 12:14

Comfortable room and bed - single room on business good location in dunlaoire breakfast good quality staff pleasant underground car park access is tight for bigger vehicles - especially on down ramps

by Berni Canny on Nov 12 2015 22:12

A Beautiful hotel with friendly, helpful staff. The food was lovely and the rooms were fab, the most comfortable bed I have slept in in a hotel to date. Fabulous value for money!

by Lorraine Byrne on Nov 3 2015 19:13

by Lorraine 3rd November 2015 We had a lovely stay in the Royal Marine Hotel over the Halloween Weekend. Beautiful room, well kept, and very comfortable bed. Lovely leisure centre with pool and sauna to relax in the evening. A nice breakfast served by a very attentive staff. Followed by a leisurely walk in the sunshine on the pier. We will be back to visit again soon.

by Joan on Nov 2 2015 23:52

I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 day stay in the hotel this week. The friendliness of the staff is overwhelming. The homeliness of the hotel foyer is heartening. The food was really delicious. The rooms are beautiful. And the beds....magnificent. Outside, the sun shone on DunLaoire pier and an air of relaxation was apparent with strollers enjoying the lovely views of Dublin Bay. I`ll be soon as possible.

by melrose65 on Oct 22 2015 00:03

had a delightful stay ,staff a credit to the hotel ,food was top class , enjoyed our treatments , full marks all around will return

by Stephem on Oct 13 2015 20:08

Stayed 2 nights at weekend, Hotel very wel kept, rooms cleaned well as was all other areas. Bar, restaurant nice with good food, singer on Saturday nice was great. Central location lovely grounds. Very nice area with plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. Went to Dalkey on the Dart nice town went into Sandycove to Rasam Indian on the Saturday night there was a mix up by us on the booking but they accomadated us and the food was great, would highly recommend, considering it is booked 3 weeks in advance we were very happy with the way we were treated.

by Anna Wright on Aug 13 2015 14:00

Anna from Wexford 10/08/2015 Had a great stay Fabulous room but Breakfast a bit cold didn't want to leave liked been on the Irish Riviera will be back

by anna, galway on Jun 2 2015 23:43

this is a magical hotel and location, like being on the irish riviera, charming and full of ambience. enjoyed shopping around the corner, and walks on the prom, dart into the city for a show, all 2 minutes away. fabulous room and breakfast, didn't want to leave.

by BernadetteC on May 28 2015 15:02

I booked a triple room at the Royal Marine Hotel. Everything was great, except the breakfast 'hot food' was stone cold. Maybe we were just unlucky. The setting of the hotel, bedrooms and ambience were great and I would return. I had to rush off to a meeting so didn't complain about the cold fry (thinking it was just a one-off). My sisters ate later and had the same complaint so now I wish we had drawn the staff's attention to it. Overall though I would give this beautiful hotel another chance.

by bet on May 15 2015 16:11

We had a brilliant 2 days weather was great staff were great and the hotel facilities were brilliant would stay there again B Murphy

by molough on May 5 2015 13:28

Great value break especially when use of the Leisure Centre is included. Great location and friendly staff.

by kenko on May 4 2015 08:35

We had a wonderful stay for 3 nights in this hotel. Everything was perfect. A very high standard during our stay. We will be back.

by Ger on Apr 21 2015 17:07

Very nice hotel, the rooms are well looked after and staff are very helpful Breakfest on both mornings of our stay was excellent. Hope to return soon.

by SHARON CROWLEY on Apr 13 2015 12:59


by Cosette on Mar 10 2015 09:52

Very nice hotel, the rooms are well looked after and staff are helpful. The only thing I would change is that the extra breakfast space (outside Harry's Bar) should be kept well stocked. Would definitely return.

by anthony and mary ennis on Mar 5 2015 12:57

Myself and my wife stayed in the royal marine hotel on monday 2nd march. It was a wonderful experience for us. The hotel was beautiful,very comfortable with friendly staff. The breakfast the following morning was fantastic served up in a beautiful setting overlooking dunlaoire harbour. It was a really sunny morning which enhansed our experience no end. we will definitely be back. Fantastic value for the money and well deserve the five stars. 5 star rating Sincerely anthony and mary ennis

by Trish on Mar 3 2015 23:07

My little girl and i stayed in the Royal Marine Hotel for mid term february 2015. I would highly recommond this hotel, staff very friendly and so helpful in fact i had a hoarse throat during my stay and the waitress in the coffee dock on my departure to my room for bed gave me Honey and lemon which was a very nice gesture. I had breakfast at the hotel, choice was good. Location and view from hotel fab.....will definetly retun.....Trish Limerick

by Edel on Feb 24 2015 11:33

We had a really nice stay in the royal marine, it looks fab from the outside and didn't let us down inside either, large hotel with lots of different seating areas which is nice. The staff were very friendly and more than helpful. We ate in the bar and it was really nice and good value for money. The rooms were everything they should be, warm, clean and the beds were very comfortable. We were sleeping 3 adults in our room and could have done with extra towels as there only seemed to be enough for 2 but that is a small thing, over all everyone in our party was very happy and would happily recommend.

by Dervilla on Feb 3 2015 14:46

We had a most enjoyable stay in the Royal Marine Hotel. We have been a few times before and have always found it excellent. We were only there for 1 night but used the pool on two occasions as we had 2 children with us. Breakfast was lovely and the staff were very kind and helpful. Dun Laoghaire is a lovely area and we will be returning to the Royal Marine Hotel in the near future.

by Mary D Ryan on Jul 14 2014 11:36

My daughter and I stayed at this wonderful hotel on the 11th July and had the most fantastic time. The staff and management were so professional and helpful. The food was excellent and the hotel itself spectacular. The room was very comfortable and did not disappoint. I would certainly stay there again. The breakfast choices were amazing and they served up to 11am on Saturday and Sundays.

by Maggie on Jul 13 2014 12:40

We stayed from 9th - 11th July on B&B basis. I had stayed before so I knew it had to be a sea view so just put this in the section when booking which is for requests. Just say it must be a sea view room and that you will pay hotel the additional supplement, I can assure you that you will not regret it. Also level 3 or 4 is good but this is only a request and cannot be guaranteed but they will do their best to accommodate this or any other requests you may have. I love this hotel, it is excellent , convenient to local shops, promenade and East Pier and the DART Station also lots of lovely walks for the more energetic! The buffet breakfast has anything you could possibly want, although if you want porridge, kippers or fried/poached eggs you will have to ask the waitress for these as they are freshly cooked to order,however the scrambled egg is really good. There is a wide range of food available all day. The hotel has a great atmosphere and the price we paid for the service and quality of hotel was an excellent deal. This hotel can be extremely busy at times.

by Mia&Phil on Jul 4 2014 14:13

From arrival we were treated like Royalty which is why in our books it is called the 'Royal' Marine Hotel. The staff in every area are courteous, attentive & go above and beyond the call of duty in their dealings with customers. The rooms are beautiful and have everything you could possibly need including fluffy bath sheets (not bath towels), fridge, safe, king size bed (most comfortable ever in a hotel) The food in Hardy's Bar is gorgeous and the service there is brilliant. The leisure centre blew us away with its facilities and best of all decent showers in the changing area (very rare in most hotels) The Wi-Fi was excellent and the breakfasts were beautiful, plenty of parking and stunning views of the harbour. Highly recommend this hotel

by john moynihan on Jun 26 2014 20:48


by Mary Tuohy on Jun 22 2014 13:49

My husband had a hip replacement recently and was visiting the hospital in Dublin. I found the whole experience at the Royal Marine Hotel to be fabulous from the staff who were so helpful and could not do enough for us. My only regret was that we were not staying for two nights but we will be back again. One small complaint was that the set dinner menu was not very extensive and we found it hard to find things that we both liked. We ended up eating in the Bar which was excellent. Star rating 4.5

by Jbuilder6 on May 21 2014 12:22

Excellent Hotel - would highly recommend for any kind of stay. Staff are very helpful and service was brilliant at all times. Have stayed here many times throughout the years and have never been disappointed. Could do with a bit of modernisation here and there, but it nothing that would put me off staying again. Looking forward to my next break there at the end of the summer!

by reviewer40716579 on Apr 28 2014 14:06

Nice hotel, good location, some of the staff at reception could be more friendly - they seemed dis-interested when we arrived, however the lady on the desk the morning of our departure was very pleasant. I would stay here again.

by Joseph Power on Apr 5 2014 20:43

Good welcome at reception and helpful. Hotel room was fine . Enjoyed tea and sandwich in open area at reception. Parking was handy. Breakfast was was not hot .Location ideal to centre of town and sea front.

by Marian on Mar 24 2014 18:47

Brilliant venue. Pleasant and quiet athmosphere. Lovely setting and walk on the prominade fabulous. Thank you 5 star rating

by John Rice on Mar 23 2014 12:48

Hotel room staff everything was tops. Will be revisiting soon.

by reviewer37704732 on Mar 4 2014 21:35

I really enjoyed my stay in the Royal Marine. The staff were really friendly and helpful. They went out of their way put the group in rooms beside each other without even being asked . The accomodation was of high quality and very clean. When I left something behind in the room, they were really helpful in searching for it and nothing was a bother. Will definitely stay again....

by Patricia on Feb 25 2014 17:02

My mother and I really enjoyed our one night stay in the Royal Marine Hotel. The staff were most welcoming and helpful. The Bay Lounge was most relaxing. It was just a lovely break. Next time we hope to stay for a longer time. Patricia O' Donovan

by Maire Bonner on Feb 21 2014 14:44

We have just returned from a 3 night stay in The Royal Marine Hotel. The room was very spacious, clean, and more importantly, quiet. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The Breakfast where they have a buffet which serves everything from ceral, fruit etc to the full Irish, plus selection of breads, Danish pasteries etc. catered for everyones taste and appetite. We also ate in Hardy's bar plus the Restaurant and also the Bay Lounge. Overall food is lovely, very tasteful and it was only on our last night that we had to complain re the pork stir fry - the pork was as tough as anything. We explained to the waitress and she told the chef - my uncle than went to pay the bill and was charged for 2 pork stirfries which could not be eaten (well the noodles were lovely). Anyway it all got sorted on check out when I explained to a manager & he has given his word that my aunt and uncle will receive 2 free main courses on their return. All in all we had a lovely break and will definitely return. Also the leisure facilities are excellent.

by Frank C on Feb 9 2014 13:17

I phoned hotel to see could I cancel booking on the day I was told no. So no room for error with hotel. I arrived at hotel and checked in at 18-30. I am a non smoker and when I got to my room there was a bad smell of cigar smoke. I was upgraded to a bigger room with no fuss. In the morning the water went off in the middle of me having a shower and I was informed by reception that it would be sorted in 20 to 30 minutes. Not much good when you are full of soap. But got sorted . Note to hotel things can go wrong sometimes !!! you might take this on board when people might have to cancel rooms none of us is perfect as to the hotel I will stay again soon and report on same

by Kevin on Feb 4 2014 17:46

We had a great weekend. The hotel was excellent and the food great, the waiter on our table Saturday night was superb. I would suggest that a better use of bar staff on a Saturday evening should be to consider. Customer service, rather than top up shelves, should be the priority. Replenishing should de done in a slack period or when the stock is almost gone.

by Maj on Jan 27 2014 10:09

Our stay at the Royal Marine was lovely, as always the staff are very helpful and the beds are the comfiest ever. My only complaint would be the prices of the food and the beverages. A cup of milk for my child cost €1.60.

by Yvonne Mc Kenna on Jan 21 2014 14:40

Beautiful hotel with an entrance and reception which are stunning, with an olde world feel. On checking in at 3pm reservations for dinner could not be made as it was booked out until 8.30pm, the dining area is very small which also becomes a problem at breakfast time, those in early, are rushed for the second sitting, and if there is no table free you have to wait in reception until called. We were unlucky as those in the room next door to us were trouble makers, after 3 calls to reception to report noise and fighting, security were sent up each time, but as soon as they left the racket continued, it was only when the guards were called at 6.30am and removed the offenders that we had any peace, which was way to late. The bar menu is basic, though the staff are very friendly and courtous, unfortunately they are let down by the "gentleman" in charge of breakfast, who is down right rude and has no manner, though he may have inherited this attitude from the manager on duty during our time there. Over all we were dissappointed, management didn't care that a corridor of guests were disturbed all night, just scibbled his email address on a plain sheet of paper, with a vague promise of a room upgrade should we return OR tea and a scone! Customer service needs to be up graded!!

by jimmy on Jan 20 2014 09:18

Very good hotel, location and facilities good.

by Anne Clancy on Jan 2 2014 20:21

This is a very good hotel,with perfect locatiion,staff are very friendly ,the food in the hotel is also very good,I love everything about this hotel,and will be returning.i would give this hotel 10/out of 10'.i would say 4star rating

by James Flynn on Dec 31 2013 13:22

we stayed one night in hotel and from the time we arrived at reception we were greeted by two very pleasant staff Our room was sea view it had a spectacular view of the marina the bed was extremely comfortable also deecar of room also very nice the food was excellent also staff very pleasant When we were departing the hotel we were met by a gentleman who was very pleasant and thanked us for staying and wished us a safe journey home We would highly recommend this hotel to anybody and will do so to our friends and hopefully we will return to the royal marine hotel in early February for a relaxing week end. Regards James & Marion

by lane on Dec 23 2013 14:33

Check in was lovely, staff very friendly. Rooms lovely (we had two, three of us staying). Sadly met a friend in the Reception, had to wait over half a hour to get served and then the waitress in a bad mood. Next morning asked girl at what looked like a coffee bar about breakfast, she said breakfast over for the day and we were late - different waitress - sadly same bad mood - this was at 10.35 - we had been told at check in that breakfast available until 11.00 - after the surly service night before and in morning decided to have a coffee and just leave, Ended up getting lovely nosh in Goggins in Monkstown We stay in Dublin at least 5 to 6 times a year. but doubt we'll ever stay there again - deal or no deal and its not worth it. . Lane, Co Kerry

by Fiona on Dec 10 2013 13:08

The hotel was superb, great location, very friendly staff, excellent value and the food was fabulous. Will definitely be staying there again.

by Louise on Dec 7 2013 20:23

Lovely and pleasant experience , would love to come back there again at another time.. 5 star

by Kim on Dec 4 2013 11:02

Another lovely stay at the Royal Marine. Great venue for a girlie getaway, or just to relax with your other half. Nice mix of old and new, in a fantastic location. Only issue this year was that there was a lot of noise during the night. We were woken up three times - twice with shouting in hallway and a third time when the same drunk guests set off the fire alarm! Did get an apology from reception when checking out though. Will deffo go back again. A firm favourite!

by Aisling on Nov 26 2013 13:06

I stayed in this hotel on 23rd November 2013 and I have to say, it's an absolutely gorgeous hotel. The room was a good size, tastefully decorated, the beds were EXTREMELY comfortable and the staff were fantastic. There is a spa in the hotel and guests get discounted rates. However, it might be worth your while to book in advance and mention that you'll be staying there, as I would think that if you waited until you arrived to book a treatment, there would be limited or no availabilty. I would have no hesitation in recommending a stay at this hotel to anyone!

by fam murray on Nov 13 2013 21:13

Fabulous hotel, rooms, food and amazing leisure centre....great location near shops, pier, sea walks etc. Most enjoyable two days. Will be back.
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