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Sandhouse Hotel

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Donegal Bay, Rossnowlagh, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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ballina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is situated in probably the best place imaginable, overlooking the ocean, literally yards from the shore. We got the Sea View room, the views were breath-taking with the sun setting. We went for a meal and it was also lovely! The biggest plus for me were the staff, every last one of them were so friendly, helpful and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for one night in early March as a launching off point for exploring the Donegal coast (Slieve League is an easy 30 minute drive). It provided a perfect welcome to the area with a spacious, clean, inviting room with breathtaking views of the Atlantic. Literally the ocean is just outside and the view encompasses the large picture... More 

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Dublin
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16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to the hotel last year after it had been rescued from Receivers.This time we were working over the weekend and were en route from Longford to Sligo. We decided to change our plans and divert to Rossnowlagh. So happy that we did. The hotel's location is wonderful. Make sure you get a sea view room. The panorama... More 

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Strokestown, Ireland
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24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my husband for just on night in February 2015. The hotel is nice and clean and our room was very big with a fabulous view of the sea. We ate dinner in the bar as we wanted a casual evening without the fuss of dressing up for dinner. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here twice now for dinner. Service is absolutely fantastic, staff cannot do enough. Food is divine with an extensive menu, the honey glazed duck is beautiful. But the view is the biggest selling point! Well done everyone, I wish you continued success!

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from a great weekend. We are first-time users of the hotel, and were highly impressed with the service and quality of the food. This is an older hotel but it has been modernised over the years but not too much, as it has not lost its character. We stayed for one night and had diner in the restaurant,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is my first time writing a review, having stayed in many hotels around Ireland, I really felt compelled to 'rave' about this gem of a hotel! I was brought for a surprise Valentine's night away to this beautiful hotel. From the minute I walked in the door I got a warmth feeling & knew it must be a family... More 

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Ballyshannon, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Couldn't recommend highly enough a spa pampering day at the Marine Spa, Sandhouse Hotel ....it was sheer bliss from start to finish .... We enjoyed a foot spa and massage, followed by a seaweed scrub and seaweed wrap. While we were nicely wrapped we enjoyed a lovely voya facial, the replenished our thirst after a shower in the relaxation room... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Checked in on a cold winter Saturday to be greeted by a real fire in the reception and a friendly receptionist. Our room was on level 2 on the beach side where we upgraded to an executive room the only difference being the room was bigger with a table and seats at a picture window overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great spot, right on the beach, all the necessary comforts of a modern hotel but with an old Irish feel. My girlfriend and I used this hotel as basecamp while surfing in the area and it worked perfectly, keeping all of us happy. Room service after being in the frigid Atlantic, can't be beat!!

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