[...] it far exceeded expectations. The staff was extremely acommodating and our room (the week... See full review
Jun 19, 2010
Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean overlooking miles of secluded coves and sandy beaches is the Sandhouse Hotel. This nineteenth century Manor House has been owned and managed by the Britton family for over five decades and enjoys one of Ireland's most picturesque locations with breathtaking views of Donegal Bay and hills. Step inside and your eye is drawn to the welcoming fires and antique furnishings. The traditional hospitality of the Britton Family and the charm of its staff add greatly to the experience. Relax in one of the lounges, library or conservatory while the 'Seashell Restaurant provides the perfect surroundings to enjoy award winning cuisine prepared with care from the finest ingredients. There are three championship links golf courses nearby, numerous beaches, hills and pathways to be explored on foot or bicycle. Guests who are on business trips can make use of the meeting room, which offers a perfect background for uninterrupted meetings. Stress dissolves in the Marine Spa where a range of treatments and massages are available. The steam room and Jacuzzi will also help you gently ease your way into or out of the day.
The hotel amenities are: Conference facilities, restaurant, spa service (massage, facial, steam room, etc.), and lounge, Jacuzzi.
Rossnowlagh, Donegal Bay, Co. Donegal.
Belfast International Airport.
Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sandhouse Hotel overlooks miles of secluded coves and sandy beaches. This 19th century manor house enjoys one of Ireland's most picturesque locations with breathtaking views of Donegal Bay and Hills.
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The room offers one double bed or one twin bed with Color TV, ensuite/private bathroom and telephone. The rooms in the hotel are tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard of comfort and decor. Every care has been taken in designing the bedrooms to ensure that guests enjoy a quiet and restful stay.
Enjoy an excellent award-winning cuisine in the Sandhouse hotel's elegant Seashell Restaurant. You can have a pre-dinner cocktail at the Boss's bar where you can sink in before having a sumptuous dinner. The Surfers Bar is more casual and is a place where you can watch your favorite sporting events.
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Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
This hotel is in the most perfect of locations on the most beautiful beach in Ireland. However, the decoration in the rooms and corridors is at best faded, at worst grubby. A pot of paint and a maintenance man woukd go a long way. The room decor
is Miami circa 1975 crossed with skip-find chic.
This hotel suffered in the Irish recession and it looks it. It wasn't cheap to stay here. The staff were generally complacent, at worst outright rude. With one notable exception, the breakfast staff were friendly and the food good. Otherwise, the hotel food no longer lives up to its reputation.
Pick one of the chalets or B&Bs nearby for your stay. Really, it is that bad. No one wants a remarkable institution to fail. The owners need to take this place in hand if it is not already too late. Another customer lost.
My partner and I spent 3 wonderful midweek nights at the hotel, I chose the location and was a little worried because I realised after booking that apart from the beach Rossnowlagh has little else....well apart from a hotel in a sublime location.
However, as we were looking for a peaceful couple of days, quiet walks along the beautiful beach suited us. My partner is from Germany and he fell madly in love with the place, both location and hotel. The hotel whilst perhaps not the modern building with all the facilities some would like, has something that all hotels should have and often don't...wonderful friendly staff. I had a fabulous facial in the Spa, the food was very good and plentiful, we ate in the hotel 2 nights, the 3rd we went to Smugglers Inn which is well worth a visit. My partner has vowed that we will return to the Sandhouse Hotel, turns out my choice was perfect!
[...] it far exceeded expectations. The staff was extremely acommodating and our room (the week before tourist season) was very reasonable and beautifully appointed with a picture window overlooking the ocean less than 100 yards away. The dining
room, with an appealing menu, likewise overlooked the ocean.