I stayed for one night at Ardilaun. It was my first time in Ireland, and the location was beautiful! I think I enjoyed Malahide more than Dublin. The B&B is a short walk from the beach, from Malahide Castle, and from the railway into Dublin.
The B&B had a homey atmosphere. The rooms were lovely.
By far though the best part were the hosts. Bernie was amazing, giving, and helpful! On the first afternoon he was heading into Malahide & gave me a ride into town. The night before I left he arranged for a taxi to pick me up early in the morning. Unfortunately I didn't wake up in time & missed the taxi. Bernie came downstairs to check & make sure that I had gotten the taxi alright. I had already used the phone book & called another taxi but the taxi had not arrived after a reasonable length of time. Bernie called the taxi company to check on the taxi. The taxi was nearby, but as Ardilaun is a bit difficult to find, Bernie gave directions. When the taxi still did not arrive Bernie was concerned that I would miss my flight. He drove me to the airport himself & would not accept money to pay for gas.
I had such an amazing experience at Ardilaun that I will not even consider staying anywhere else the next time I am in Ireland.
The address is confusing, so be sure you have the directions to the place.