White Sands Hotel

Country: Ireland
City: Dublin
Hotel Star Rating: 3 Star
Check In From: 3:00 pm
Check Out Up To: 12:00 pm


Hotel Description

The White Sands Hotel is a stunning family run hotel located in the picturesque coastal village of Portmarnock in County Dublin, Ireland. The hotel fronts onto the Irish Sea with many of our rooms offering spectacular seascape views overlooking the golden sands of Portmarnock beach. The White Sands Hotel is a short twenty-minute drive from Dublin Airport and is a nine-minute drive to Dublin City Centre. The White Sands Hotel is a Dublin Hotel without the hassle of city living.

Area Description

The Hotel is within walking distance of the heritage fishing villages of Malahide and Howth both of which offer panoramic sea views and scenic walks. As well as being a scenic gem, Portmarnock is Irelands centre of excellence when it comes to Golf in Ireland, some of Irelands most prestigious golfing can be found in Portmarnock.

Travel Description

Drive through Portmarnock Village and continue along the coast road for approx 2 miles. Hotel is located opposite the beach on the left hand side.

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Location


Facilities

Hotel Restaurant
  • Vegetarian options
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
Things To Do In The Area
  • Golfing
  • Sea fishing
  • Night clubs
  • Children play centres
  • Go to the beach
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • Surfing
  • Horse riding
  • Hill walking
  • Shopping
  • Cycling
  • Visit castle
  • Museums
  • Local sightseeing
  • Historical trails
  • Walking trails
  • Boat trips
  • Live music venues
  • Guided tours
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Theatre for shows & plays
  • Music venue for concerts
  • Wedding fair
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
Hotel Guest Services
  • Laundry facility
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Ironing service
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Dry cleaning
  • Babysitting service
  • Free car parking
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Courtesy bus
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Stationery
  • Refreshments available
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Internet access
  • Natural daylight
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Black out facilities
  • LCD projector
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Jacuzzi
  • TV equipment
  • Use of facilities nearby
  • Pampering packages
  • Snooker room
  • Towels available
  • Viewing area
  • Baby changing area
  • Spa treatments
Hotel Business Centre
  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms
  • Limited facilities Available
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Sky sports available in bar
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
  • Baby sitting service on request

Reviews for `White Sands Hotel`

Patricia scored 3 / 5 on 14/06/2022

Lovely hotel. Had a great night would definitely return.


David scored 3 / 5 on 07/06/2022

Nice hotel with beautiful views over the coastline. Spacious well furnished room was very welcome. However disappointment of stay was what appeared to be rather disorganized breakfast arrangements and service, with items on the table menu already unavailable by 08-30 on both mornings.


Aymeric scored 5 / 5 on 19/05/2022

Very nice place and friendly staff. Also reasonably priced food and drink


Frank scored 3 / 5 on 20/04/2022

Overall the hotel was clean but there were cobwebs in around the window of the bedroom. We ordered scrambled egg with our breakfast but got fried eggs.


Robert scored 4 / 5 on 14/03/2022

Lovely staff, room was small but comfortable and the breakfast was served to the table.


Julie scored 4 / 5 on 08/03/2022

Great place to stay for a weekend break


Marita scored 3 / 5 on 13/12/2021

Very helpful friendly staff, lovely food 10/10


Thomas scored 4 / 5 on 29/11/2021

very friendly hotel staff nice room looking out to see very clean and the breakfast was good.you have a good selection for breakfast and it was warm with pleasant staff serving you


Mary scored 3 / 5 on 19/10/2021

Food was loveky service was good . Would have liked fresh fruit at breakfast , bathroom ceiling had mould stains and over all look of interior of hotel could do with an upgrade


Therese scored 5 / 5 on 29/09/2021

No problems experienced


Patricia scored 4 / 5 on 23/09/2021

Loved the proximity to the sea. Able to take walks on the beach at sunset and sunrise. Ladies on reception were so friendly and moved us to a seaview room on request without extra charge.


Paula scored 3 / 5 on 14/09/2021

Overall a pleasant stay! Rooms basic but clean. Bathroom probably in need of an upgrade! Guests should be advised about the bag being left on your door in the morning with clean towels, toilet rolls etc. hadn’t experienced that before and thought the housekeeping staff were setting themselves up for when you went out, you need to take in the bag! Breakfast and evening meal, good! Friendly staff in bar and restaurant, some reception staff could do with a little more Umph!!! Fantastic location! Great value! Some people look for too many faults, but we would definitely come back!


Jennifer scored 3 / 5 on 06/09/2021

Have stayed here a few times as love that the hotel is across from a lovely beach. The staff are friendly and I was given a room with a sea view as requested. The room was small and this was probably due to the furniture been too big for the room. I could not walk past the end of the bed to get to the window with having to turn sideways to get by. Breakfast was not great was waiting 35 min for our breakfast and it was not overly hit when we got it. I asked for toasted brown bread 3 times and never got it. I think they should block that you can hear into the kitchen as raided voices could be heard from the staff. It's a nice hotel if you want to be close to the sea.


Sarah scored 4 / 5 on 14/08/2021

Asked for an upgrade as it was our anniversary and was given it and it was lovely. Sea view, balcony and jacuzzi in bathroom perfect night. Thank you Sands Hotel ??


Joan scored 3 / 5 on 31/07/2021

Very friendly staff disappointed there was no food other than breakfast as we had no other choice than to go out.


Ray scored 4 / 5 on 21/06/2021

Great location, very pleasant staff, good food and drink.


Ray scored 4 / 5 on 21/06/2021

Great location, very pleasant staff, good food and drink.


Mervyn scored 4 / 5 on 15/06/2021

Lovely room nice restaurant although very busy staff good


Ruth scored 4 / 5 on 04/11/2019

Very nice hotel. Reasonably priced for an overnight stay included breakfast for 2. Breakfast was fabulous. Hotel is right across from the beach, so we were able to enjoy a lovely autumnal beach walk. Great music in the bar.


Itstomas scored 4 / 5 on 11/12/2015

Lovely staff, really good breakfast and nice food in he bar. we had a nice big bedroom in the new section but it did smell that it hadnt been used or heated in a while apart from that everything was really good, was in another room in old part of hotel and lovely warm room . would stay again location and views are lovely from from of hotel, ask for a sea facing room, unfortunately mine wasn't.


Yvonne scored 4 / 5 on 31/08/2015

Stayed one night in this hotel , staff were friendly and helpful, food was good and room was comfortable and had a great view of the Portmarnock strand . I would recommend this hotel and would stay again.


Marion scored 4 / 5 on 31/08/2015

Lovely hotel, staff very helpful. Great price with Lidl breaks. We had a sea view & ate in the bar. The meal was excellent. Would definately stay here again


Maria scored 3 / 5 on 13/07/2015

Stayed here for two nights ,Hotel is in need of some TLC Eg new carpets but we had a lovely quiet room with Sea view and it had all the comforts we needed. We ate in the Hotel Restaurant on the first night which was very good .Hotel staff were very helpful and we would stay again .Good Dart links into Dublin centre


Michael scored 5 / 5 on 23/06/2015

Enjoyed our stay, Staff and Management went out of their way to help, Will definitely stay again thanks Michael Mc Donnell


Reviewer15466146 scored 5 / 5 on 15/06/2015

Lovey friendly staff. Great location. Free into the nite club to break some moves.


Hugh scored 4 / 5 on 11/09/2014

we enjoyed our stay staff very friendly and helpful food and service in oasis bar excellent stayed 07.09.2014-08.09.2014 excellent weather and lovely beach added to the visit as well as the lovely views of lambay island irelands Eye and Howth with a beautiful harvest moon over the sea at night. WE WILL BE BACK.


Noreen scored 1 / 5 on 22/05/2012

I booked this hotel for my son and his new wife. He was so disgusted with the run-down exterior of the hotel, the cramped bedroom that felt like a prison cell and the faded bed lined he refused to stay and cancelled the booking. Very disapointing. Zero rating. The receptionist was nice. Noreen Meyler


Dec scored 3 / 5 on 01/05/2012

we found the hotel to be a very nice hotel but have one gripe. we booked a weekend stay in a double room to celebrate my 40th a have time away from the kids one of which still sleeps in our bed but when we checked in we did get a double room but 2 single beds pushed together with 2 single mattresses not attached so they kept seperating if we tried to cuddle even. not what we were expecting and genuinely the only problem we had. the staff were very pleasant and professional and the hotel itself was very clean. all in all a nice weekend apart from the bed situation


Anne scored 5 / 5 on 15/06/2011

I really enjoyed my stay in Sands hotel. It's a lovely hotel, very clean and cosy with friendly staff. The hotel bar is really nice and relaxing and breakfast next morning was very tasty. I would stay in this hotel again, it's in a great location and Lidl Breaks offer great value for money


Paul scored 1 / 5 on 15/02/2011

The hotel room was very modern, clean and tidy. I didn't like the fact that the meal which I thought was going to be in the hotel restaurant was in fact, similar to pub grub in their bar. Due to the lack of staff, it was approximately 30 minutes before we received the menus after being seated. The meal itself was average. Although the bar was by no means busy, approximately 20-30 patrons, it still took 5 minutes to be served by staff who couldn't care less. The fire alarm sounded twice during the night without reason or explanation. The breakfast the following morning was also average with a poor selection of cold meats and cheeses for a continental breakfast. Again, lack of staff. Two latex gloves covered two smoke detectors in the restaurant which sums up this hotel, nobody cares! I would never set foot in this hotel again after our experience here. What was supposed to be a romantic, relaxing break, especially for my wife, ended up being a nightmare. As hotel breaks go, it wasn't expensive but thats not the point, it still will take me sometime to pay it off my credit card. I couldn't recommend this hotel to anyone, thank you.


Paul scored 5 / 5 on 15/02/2011

This was not my first time to stay in a hotel booked through lidl breaks and I do find them great value for money, unfortunately I didn’t feel the white sands hotel lived up to other hotels I have stayed in .When it came to ordering our meal for dinner (which was bar food) & again for breakfast, the service was extremely slow ( although the staff serving me seemed to be rushed off their feet!!). The dinner was mediocre and we had an extra charge for ordering the steak & Salmon for our main course which I don’t think was highlighted at the booking stage. The staff were nice , the room was just ok but the fire alarm sounding at 2am and again at 7am added to an already disappointing stay.


Mary scored 3 / 5 on 09/02/2011

we enjoyed our two night stay in the white sands. It was clean comfortable and the reception staff were very friendly. breakfast was just o k. not great choice expecially the fresh fruit or lack of ;; bedrooms were very nice and very clean . Im sure this must be really beautiful in the summer with the beach just across the road with really nice walks.


Betty scored 1 / 5 on 08/02/2011

The hotel is nothing like it looks in the pictures, although the staff were nice everything else failed to meet expectations. The room was average for a hotel of its rating but that could be forgiven. Dinner was in a bar beside a pool table with poor service. On asking the waitress for a glass of wine with dinner she asked me to go order at the bar. When the food arrived it was presented well but on further inspection it was raw red in the middle. We had the option of ordering another meal which too turned out to be under cooked. The rooms are not soundproof and after the nightclub was finished down stairs the party proceeded into the hallway until 6am. I must say the breakfast was nice with friendly service but a little to late to enjoy the experience.



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