7 Of The Finest Dunmore East Hotels + Self-Catering Accommodation

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If you’re in search of Dunmore East hotels and accommodation, you’ve landed in the right place.

Dunmore East is a beautiful little village that makes the perfect base for exploring many of the best places to visit in Waterford.

The village is located right by the sea and it’s home to gorgeous walks, lively pubs and some stunning places to eat.

There’s also a handful of great Dunmore East hotels and accommodation on offer, for those of you looking to spend the night.

Our favourite Dunmore East hotels (there’s only 2)

Dunmore East cliff walk
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Yep, there’s a whopping 2 Dunmore East hotels on offer – luckily they’re good ones (the Haven Hotel is arguably one of the best hotels in Waterford!).

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1. The Haven Hotel

Dunmore East accommodation
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The Haven is one of the more popular hotels in Waterford. This is a proper family hotel owned and run by the Kelly family for more than 50 years. Set in gorgeous surroundings in the centre of beautiful Dunmore East, they pride themselves on having “something for everyone.”

The hotel is full of character and charm, with gorgeous views out to the sea and lots of tables and benches to relax with a good book and a glass of wine.  

The Haven is an excellent base for exploring Dunmore East and the surrounding areas, with Waterford being only 17km away. Great food, great location and great value, The Haven Hotel is worth a visit.

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2. The Strand Inn Accommodation

Strand Inn
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Whether you’re travelling with your partner, family or The Girls, there’s something here for everyone. Rooms with a balcony, rooms with panoramic views over the sea, glamping cabins, a wellness retreat, it’s all here.

The Strand Inn has a bit of a Cape Cod feel to it with its relaxed beachy vibe in lovely Dunmore East. The terrace is perfectly positioned to marvel at the views across to Hook Head, and most of the 15 bedrooms have expansive ocean views.

Be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks and have breakfast outside, watching the world start its day.

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Dunmore East accommodation with great reviews

thatch cottages in dunmore east
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Now that we have the Dunmore East hotels out of the way, it’s time to see what other accommodation this corner of Waterford has to offer.

Below, you’ll find a mix of B&Bs and self-catering accommodation in Dunmore East, with something that’ll hopefully suit most budgets.

1. Dunmore East Golf Lodges

Dunmore East Golf Lodges
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Dunmore East Golf Lodges are located approx. 2.5km from Forenaught Beach, with the closest airport being Waterford Airport, which is 11km away.

The 3 bedroom lodges sit above the coastline of beautiful Dunmore East on the southeast coast. The lodges are laid out in an open style holiday village that boasts expansive ocean views and the famous Hook lighthouse.

Each holiday lodge is equipped with an oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, microwave, fridge and freezer drawer and has open plan living and dining. Restaurant, bar, free wifi and a children’s playground are all available in the holiday village. There are pet-friendly lodges if you want to bring your dog with you.

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2. Forest Haven Holiday Homes

Forest Haven Holiday Homes
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Forest Haven Holiday Homes are close to all the amenities Dunmore East has to offer. The 3 bedroom self-catering homes can sleep 6 guests, and they’re all very well maintained.

Each house has an open plan kitchen, living and dining so you don’t miss out on the fun while you’re cooking. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you’ll need for a self-catering holiday, and when the weather’s good, you can open the French doors onto a patio and eat outside.

The three bedrooms are upstairs, one double with an en-suite and 2 twins sharing a family bathroom. Dunmore East centres around its picturesque harbour, and there are lots of water-based activities on offer. You can take a sea safari along the coast or take a charter to go deep-sea fishing or angling. Kayaking, sailing, windsurfing are all within easy reach of Forest Haven Holiday Village.

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3. Pine Cove Holiday Homes

Pine Cove Holiday Homes Dunmore East
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These 3-bedroom holiday homes are situated in a peaceful complex in Dunmore East. Each has living, kitchen and dining and access to the patio on the lower level while the bedrooms and bathrooms are upstairs.

The kitchen is well equipped, and a picnic table and benches facilitate outdoor dining. It’s only 600m to the village with its pubs and restaurants where you can have locally caught fish.

There’s a playground for the children and tennis courts if you fancy a game. Dunmore East Golf Club is popular with visitors and is a beautiful spot on a cliff overlooking the village.

This part of the coast is perfect for exploring; It has many varieties of flora and fauna and an abundance of coves and beaches. Get away from it all—without having to get away from it all.

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4. Bayview Holiday Home

Bayview Holiday Home
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I’m a sucker for traditional-style homes, so this is my best choice. Picture it – a country-style Irish cottage with a lovely garden beside the beach. What’s not to love?

There is a mixture of cottages and apartments, and their site says pets are allowed in the houses but check this out before you book.

The cottage is open plan and combines the traditional with all the modern conveniences you’ll need for your self-catering holiday.

The 3 bedrooms are roomy, one double, one with an extra large double bed, and one with a double and single bed. It’s only a 5-minute walk to lovely Dunmore East and all its amenities.

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5. Seacliff Holiday Homes

Seacliff Dunmore East
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Just what it says on the tin, Seacliff Holiday Homes make the most of their fantastic location. There is a selection of views; out over the ocean, the leafy countryside, and the on-site golf course. Some of the houses have views of all.  

The complex is exceptionally well maintained, and has a 3-star rating from the Irish Tourist Board. The houses have open plan lounge and dining, leading to a patio, plus a kitchen and a family bathroom on the ground floor.

Upstairs are the 3 bedrooms with the master having an en-suite. Some master bedrooms have a double bed, while others are twin rooms.

The gardens are equipped with garden furniture, and there’s lots of car parking. Dunmore East is just a short downhill walk away – don’t forget it’ll be uphill on the way back!

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What Dunmore East hotels and accommodation have we missed?

I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some Dunmore East accommodation from the guide above.

If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!

FAQs about Dunmore East accommodation

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from what Dunmore East hotels are best for a weekend visit to where to stay for sea views.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

What are the best Dunmore East hotels?

There are only two Dunmore East hotels currently in operation – The Haven Hotel and The Strand.

What  Dunmore East accommodation is best for a group?

Pine Cove Holiday Homes, Bayview Holiday Home and Seacliff Holiday Homes are all suitable for group stays.

Norah is a writer and self-publisher of fiction and non-fiction. She adores the excitement of unknown places and together with several locations in Ireland, has, over 21 years, made her home in London, The Hague and New Zealand, returning to Ireland with her Kiwi rescue dog Barney, in tow.

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