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Overview of Gleann-na-smol

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Beach nearby
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets


3 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationHowth Harbour10 min walk
    Popular LocationIreland's Eye3 min drive
    Popular LocationHowth Golf Club6 min drive
    AirportDublin (DUB)33 min drive

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Standard Double Room, Ensuite

4.2/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

4.5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Family Double Room, Ensuite

4.2/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Double Room, Ensuite

4/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

About this area


Located in Dublin, Gleann-na-smol is near the beach. Dublin Castle and Christ Church Cathedral are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Dublin Port and Guinness Storehouse. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Croke Park or 3Arena. With sailing and fishing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Howth Harbour - 10 min walk
  • Ireland's Eye - 3 min drive
  • Dublin Bay - 4 min drive
  • Howth Golf Club - 6 min drive
  • Portmarnock Golf Club - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Dublin Howth Station - 15 min walk
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 31 min drive


  • The Country Market - 6 min walk
  • King Sitric Restaurant & Accommodation - 7 min walk
  • East Cafe - 7 min walk
  • O'Connell's - 7 min walk
  • The House - 7 min walk

About this property


3-star bed & breakfast near Ireland's Eye
This smoke-free bed & breakfast features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a garden. All 5 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, TVs with digital channels, and showers.
Gleann-na-smol offers 5 forms of accommodation. Televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include a shower. This Dublin bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • TV


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Bed & breakfast property is rated 3 stars.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gleann-na-smol and receive a full refund?
Yes, Gleann-na-smol offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gleann-na-smol cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Gleann-na-smol?
As of 17 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gleann-na-smol on 16 May 2021 start from £66, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Gleann-na-smol pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Gleann-na-smol?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Gleann-na-smol?
Check-in begins at 2:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Gleann-na-smol?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Gleann-na-smol located?
Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Howth Harbour and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Ireland's Eye. Dublin Bay and Portmarnock Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km). Dublin Howth Station is 15 minutes by foot.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 146 out of 310 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 124 out of 310 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 24 out of 310 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 310 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 310 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room very old fashioned and not very clean, couldn't find the owner next morning for the breakfast
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A nice find
What a pleasant stay: great breakfast, wonderful location. Could easily spend a week here.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A unique and charming b&b. One of the friendly, helpful and cheerful host and staff. It's fabulous location in Howth Village is only one of its characteristics. Well worth climbing the step hill if you are using public transport. Breakfast is good there too.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Sean and Paul are great. So friendly and helpful. Can take a 4 min walk to the main street of town and to the harbour. Centra within walking distance is open Until 10pm. The breakfast prepared in house is traditional and fantastic! The area is quiet, relaxing and quaint.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

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