We recommend you book your taxi the night before departure to avoid possible delays. Reception would be delighted to make bookings for you. Below are just three of the services operating in Sutton:
· Classic Cabs – +353 1 839 0122
· Coast Cabs – +353 1 839 8888
· KCR Taxis – +353 1 49 222 33
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.
The most frequent bus service is the number 31/31a. It departs from immediately outside the Marine Hotel and heads to Marlborough Street in Dublin city centre. The bus stop is on the left hand side outside of the hotel gate.
The DART runs from Sutton Station to all city centre stations and to all stops to Bray. The station is located just 200m away from the Marine Hotel. Cross the road and turn left down Station Road, and the station is on your right. Timetables for the DART are available here www.irishrail.ie
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.
The Marine Hotel is situated conveniently to Dublin Airport. If you are using the airport here are some of the most 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.
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.
If staying local takes your fancy, there’s an excellent children’s playground on the seafront in Howth.
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
Located in the Phoenix Park, 12km drive, the Zoo is known as one of Dublin’s most popular attractions for children. www.dublinzoo.ie
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. Telephone: +353 1 8336346, Web: www.theroyaldublingolfclub.ie
Turn left out the Hotel Gate and travel down the coast road toward the City Centre for approximately 6km. Turn left over a wooden bridge, the Golf Club is now on your left.
The nearest golf course to the hotel, this beautiful course is located on the scenic Howth Head. Enjoy a combination of a challenging heath land course and panoramic views of Dublin Bay and the North Dublin coastline. Telephone: +353 1 832 3055, Web: www.howthgolfclub.ie
Turn immediately right out the Hotel Gate and we are 1km along this road on the left (just past the graveyard).
One of the north Dublin Clubs, this nine hole Links course is the closest club to the hotel, about 2km. The beautiful Clubhouse with Professional shop and excellent restaurant, makes this a popular golfing venue. Telephone: +353 1 832 2965, Web: www.suttongolfclub.org
Cross from the Hotel entrance to Station Road. Take first right after 100m, cross railway line, turn left to Golf Club entrance.
One of the premium Championship links Courses in the country, 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. Telephone: +353 1 8462968, Web: www.portmarnockgolfclub.ie
Turn left out the Hotel Gate, travel 500m, turn right at first traffic lights. Travel for approximately 5.5km, turn right at a small roundabout, turn right at the Jet garage and follow this road directly to the Clubhouse gates.
This is the newest course to be opened in the area. Situated beside Portmarnock Golf Club and opened in July of 1995, this course shares many of the qualities of its neighbour and is forecast to be one of the best courses in due time. Telephone: +353 1 8461800
Turn left out the Hotel Gate, travel 500m, turn right at first traffic lights. Travel for approximately 5.5km, turn right at a small roundabout, following the road for approximately 1km. The Links Golf Course is on the crest of a hill on your right hand side.
A Championship standard which opened to 27 holes in 1990. This new parkland course has water a feature of a number of the holes. Telephone +353 1 8461611, Web: www.malahidegolfclub.ie
Turn left out the Hotel Gate, travel 500m, turn right at first traffic lights. Travel for approximately 5.5km, turn right at a small roundabout, following the road for approximately 2km to the town of Malahide. Pass the Grand Hotel on your left, at the next traffic lights turn left and follow this road till you pass a school on your right hand side. Take the next left and follow this road till you arrive at the entrance to the club on the right hand side.
This Club is located at the Deer Park Hotel in Howth and has two courses open to the public. Booking is advisable. On either course you will enjoy fine views of Dublin Bay. Telephone: +353 1 8322624
At the Hotel entrance, turn right to the far side of Sutton Cross, first ensuring all traffic has cleared the junction. Drive for approximately 3km and on your right will be a sign for the Deer Park Hotel and Golf Course. Turn right into the entrance and follow the driveway past Howth castle to the Golf course at the crest of the Hill.
McGuirks Golf have been supplying the Golfing market In Ireland for the past 44 years and began trading in Howth Golf Club in 1972. From clubs to bags to general golfing gear, they are renowned for excellent value and discounts across all their stores. Web: www.mcguirksgolf.com
Howth itself is a major tourist attraction for Dublin visitors. From great seafood restaurants to markets and cliff walks, this picturesque suburb is well worth a visit.
This is a designated Special Amenity Area by the local council, and provides great walks by the cliffs and fabulous sea views (especially on a sunny day). To get a real stretch in the legs, you can start off from the Marine Hotel or you can take the bus or train the short distance to Howth Village to start your walk. A walk across the Hill of Howth is considered one of the most scenic walks in Dublin. There are various routes, all of which have beautiful aspects over Dublin Bay.
Sutton Cross is also an excellent starting place for a walk. Take the Slí Sláinte (In English, “the healthy path”) down the coast towards the city and you’ll find yourself visiting some beautiful locations including Dollymount Strand and its National Nature Reserve.
Alternatively, you can cross the road and walk to the hidden gem of Burrow Road beach from which, except at high tide, you can also make your way back to Howth.
The busy fishing village of Howth is just 4km from the Marine Hotel. There is a working fisheries pier with several well-known fish merchants like Wrights of Howth www.wrightsofhowth.com and Nicky’s Plaice. www.nickysplaice.com
Restaurants in Howth are also famed for their delicious seafood and often feature the local catch. Try The Brass Monkey www.brassmonkey.ie for a delightful mix of seafood and tapas or the Oar House Restaurant that serves up a seafood lover’s dream. www.oarhouse.ie
Not into seafood? No problem! Head along to the Abbey Tavern www.abbeytavern.ie , where you’ll find more than just pub grub with hearty Irish dishes including lamb shanks and beef in Guinness.
And if you’re looking for a change of scenery, the Howth Yacht Club Marina adds a bit of colour to the scene while you can continue your exploration with a stroll on the East Pier which features a Lighthouse at the end. A perfect spot to catch the sunset.
Owned by the Gaisford-St Lawrence family, Howth Castle remains a family home, however they enjoy showing the house and its historic contents to those with an interest in history. The contents of the house have been accumulated over centuries and include the Great Sword of Howth, allegedly wielded by Almeric in 1177. www.howthcastle.com
The Transport Museum Society of Ireland began in 1949 with an effort to preserve three Dublin trams. Totally voluntary, the museum is located in the Heritage Depot, Howth Demesne. On 1st September 2001, the collection, totalled 170 (average age 46 years). 60 out of the 100 vehicles currently in Howth are on display, and others can be inspected by prior arrangement. The oldest items date from 1883, the newest 1984. For more details of opening times and information see www.nationaltransportmuseum.org.
Also known as the Kitchen in the Castle, the culinary school is based in the beautifully restored Georgian kitchens in historic Howth Castle. More details about course can be found here.
A real favourite with many of our guests is the abundance of scenic and safe jogging routes around the Marine Hotel. The “Slí Slainte” runs past the hotel and is a great starting point for several routes that offer different distances and gradients. We’d be delighted to help you plan your run!
We recommend a look at routes suggested by other joggers who have posted local routes on the website. Type “Sutton Dublin 13” in the search box to see all the routes that start right on our doorstep.
Howth is a very popular walking area, with different terrain and interesting sights. The Hill is easily accessible but if you would like a guided walk, check out shaneshowthhikes.com
The Marine Hotel sits across from the National Nature Reserve at Bull Island. The North Bull Island is 5km long and 800m wide, and the area above high tide is approximately 300 hectares. It contains a wide range of natural habitats which include intertidal mudflats, salt marsh, freshwater marsh, dunes, and beach area. At any time up to 27,000 birds are present, which gives the area the highest bird density in Ireland. Many of the birds are migratory and these wild fowl and waders visit the Island in such numbers that they bestow on the Island an importance recognised internationally.