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White Sands Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Coast Road, Portmarnock, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Portmarnock
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“lovely thank you lorraine and Ann!xx”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

stayed here and couldn't be happier.lovely and clean great breakfast watched the cup final in the great bar!nightclub (Tomatoes) next door full of crumpet for single travellers! ; )
Exactly what I needed for a lovely break thank you to all the staff who couldn't do enough for us.
See you soon!

Room Tip: use the bar its great!!!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Catherine B, Guest Relations Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Hi Richiekat,

thank you so much for taking the time to review our Hotel. Your feedback is really important to us.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It is really lovely for our team members to be singled out for their efforts in customer service.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the White Sands Hotel some time in the future.

Kind regards,

Catherine
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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nenagh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Had a lovely trip there last weekend, reception staff very helpful, we had a double room which was supposed to have a cot but no cot available so receptionist moved us to a family room which was much bigger, bar food excellent, fab sea views and great atmosphere in hotel, will return, great value for money

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Catherine B, Guest Relations Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Hi Kakamaguire,

thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. Feedback on your experience helps us improve our products & service on an ongoing basis.

I so sorry to hear that the cot you were expecting was not in your room, thankfully one of our team was able to cater for your needs in one of our larger family rooms. We are delighted that you enjoyed the rest of your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the White Sands Hotel some time in the future.

Kind regards,
Catherine
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dublin
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5 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

stayed here on a Saturday night ,was concern about noise coming from night club but could not here a thing. room was clean and tidy ,breakfast was nice and staff in reception and bar were very friendly, my one gripe was the double room was a bit small for my liking but otherwise i would return again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Catherine B, Guest Relations Manager at White Sands Hotel, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Hi Donkey Dublin,

thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. We really appreciate it. Feedback from our guests on their experience helps us improve our product & services on an ongoing basis.

We do have one or two smaller double rooms that we use for single occupancy and our pricing generally reflects this. Next time you are visiting us, please be sure to contact our team in advance and we will ensure you get a room that you are content in.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the White Sands Hotel some time in the future.

Kind regards,

Catherine
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Skerries, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

stayed here after my christmas party with my friends from work - room was clean and well appointed - the staff were great - free into the nightclub as well - the breakfast was also good - we had a lie in and the manager, declan, was really nice to us - went out of his way and made us feel very welcome - would stay again and reccomend

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Celbridge, Ireland
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Great location and a very good service! Stayed 3 nights with my wife, walked down the beach every morning, amazing view! Nice breakfast and friendly staff. Easy to get to the Dublin city by bus or train from a close village Malahide
Valery & Olga

Room Tip: with a view on the seafront left wing
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Latour Bas Elne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I spent 3 nights in this hotel very well located, just in front of the sea.
Quiet hotel with large rooms, each having a water boiler for tea and/or coffee.
Excellent breakfast
Very good and friendly service.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Stayed in this hotel 22nd-24th nov had a sea view room which was clean but slightly dated! Hotel bar was good atmosphere and food was nice although a small menu.
Was woken on both nights from around 2am til after 4am with people leaving the nightclub attached - shouting, screaming, waiting on taxis. On the second night no sleep was had at all and ended up checking out @ 5am and drove back to belfast, the walls are paper thin and next door was having a "good time" and our wardrobe and bed was moving with their banging and carry on!!
Definately not a hotel for a quiet wkend break.
Whoever dealt with us on checking out informed us he will pass our complaints onto his manager when he came in - any other hotel I've stayed in a duty manager is there 24/7

Room Tip: Don't pick a seaview room at the weekends while nightclub is open
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about White Sands Hotel

Address: Coast Road, Portmarnock, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Dublin > Portmarnock
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Portmarnock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — White Sands Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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