We stayed here on Friday 9th August. It was ideal location as our kids were competing in the lifesaving competition on the beach opposite on the Saturday. With 4 kids under 10 we always find it very difficult to find a hotel that doesn't want to charge through the ceiling or get us to book adjoining rooms so the strand was a pleasant surprise. We were given a family room with separate upstairs room for the kids. This had 3 single beds and when the staff seen we had 4 children they provided a camp bed(we never requested this and would have been happy for 2 to share a bed). We went straight to the beach and the kids came back soaking wet, once again the staff excelled and when they seen the kids wet provided us with extra towels! The view from our room was lovely and the room in general,although could do with updating was clean and comfortable. At breakfast in the morning the waitress on hearing our fussy 6 year old say there was nothing he liked, magically appeared with a box of coco pops!! Little things like this made our stay, happy kids make happy parents!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Strand Hotel is located on the northern fringe of Achill Island beneath Slievemore mountain, Achill's highest point and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at the Silver Strand, providing spectacular views of Blacksod Bay. We are perfectly located for you to enjoy an early morning or late evening stroll along the beautiful sandy blue flag silver strand. Our hotel is family run and offer discounts to children, senior citizens and groups. Our Á La Carte menu always includes a seasonal selection of fresh local seafood. We provide entertainment nightly during the holiday season. Achill Island is the largest island off the Irish coastline and one of the most popular for holidaying while in Ireland. Given that the island is steeped in history and boasts spectacular beauty, Achill is a must while on holiday in Ireland and the Strand Hotel makes an ideal touring based with a beach, surfing, water sports, fishing, mountain climbing and a golf course nearby. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Strand Hotel Achill Island/Dugort