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Mannin Bay Galway, Ballyconneely, Clifden H71 TY79 Ireland
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Perfectly positioned within the Wild Atlantic Way lies a luxury boutique resort hotel & Spa with private access to the blue flag Mannin Bay beach. Highly regarded for its fabulous food using fresh, local produce from artisan farmers and suppliers. A Voya seaweed spa using the first certified organic seaweed products in Ireland. Stunning scenery in every direction, white sandy beaches, aqua blue, pristine waters and imposing mountains. Indulge in local culture with traditional music and dance. Lots of festivals and events including the Connemara Pony Show and the Tour de Bog cycling. Activity or relaxation, stunning vistas and chic interiors.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Patio
Banquet room
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Private beach
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Andrew wrote a review Yesterday
Inishbofin, Ireland23 contributions11 helpful votes
I normally wait until I have checked out, but I haven't even finished my meal yet. This place is spectacular. The room is amazing, the meal delicious, the service perfect and the ambience warm and inviting. The views, the beach, the proximity to so much of this beautiful part of Connemara are just the icing on the cake. Put it on your bucket list.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aiza F wrote a review 11 Aug
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Lovely family run hotel set in a hidden gem of the Mannin Bay Blueway area. Beautiful pristine white sanded beaches with clear blue waters. Perfect for families. No jelly fish whilst we were there! Lots of wildlife from nearby cattle to horses and donkeys on the beach. Lots to do in the area. Recommend Kylemore Abbey, Dogs Bay, Connemara National Park, Killary Fjords boat tour. Many more that we didn't get to do - looking forward to returning.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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paul mc wrote a review 2 Aug
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Great Location to explore Connemara. Wonderful Beach on your doorstep and to explore the coastal headland. Relaxed and friendly place to stay, staff couldn't be nicer. Great place to experience traditional Irish hospitality. Good Food too .
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Great for families
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clarasri wrote a review Jul 2022
Eastbourne, United Kingdom18 contributions17 helpful votes
We had a really spacious suite- a living room with very comfy, large sofa, table & chairs, tea making facilities & coffee machine, double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom (shower in bath). The living room has French windows out onto veranda where there were 2 wooden sun chairs. Beds were very comfortable. We had a tasty meal in the restaurant and the breakfasts (cooked to order & buffet) were excellent. Location is stunning - surrounded by ethereal Connemara beauty and right in the beach. 10 min walk to nearest village with pub, shop etc. Highlight was the spa experience- nice relaxation room but therapists were both outstanding.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Andrea S wrote a review Jul 2022
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We are staying at Connemara sands hotel with our 3 kids at the moment. At breakfast , the pastry is limited , if u arrive early you eat. Breakfast is still 10 o clock , we were at the table at 9:15 and the pastry, bread were gone . I asked one of the waitress 3 times to check if they were bringing out some more. I had to ask another member of the staff cause this girls never got back to me . The answer was no. The cleaning is bad . If u have kids and expect the rooms to be vaccumed, forget about it . Vacuuming is not part of the service I was informed. So we were booked for a week , in a very expensive suite and the floor is going to be dirty cause they won’t vacuum . By the way , there are two vacuums outside the lift since I got here , on the way , I just don’t know why ? Expensive hotel and poor service offered.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maria wrote a review Jul 2022
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Stayed in the Connemara sands this week for 2 nights in a deluxe suite. This hotel is absolutely gorgeous, food was faultless both evening dinner and breakfast. Staff were all so nice and friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. My mom of 83 thoroughly enjoyed her stay and is recommending your hotel to all her friends. She had a massage in the spa which she loved also. Myself, my teenage daughter and my niece thoroughly enjoyed our stay also and will definitely be returning next summer for another stay. A jewel in the middle of Connemara. A must stay for anyone wanting to get away from it all to relax and unwind right next to the ocean. Absolutely gorgeous hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Fusspot wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions2 helpful votes
This hotel is so clean- the rooms and common areas are spotless. This is the model and I would encourage hoteliers to visit and take note! The only thing missing for me was a hand held shower attachment. The Voya toiletries are lovely. The location is so special with it’s own beach access to the stunning Manin Bay. I keep returning every year to find it gets better and better. Breakfast is very nice and there is also a great evening menu.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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maura b wrote a review Jul 2022
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Spent 4 nights in this hotel food amazing also service excellent Room lovely with deck weather not good but did not deter from our lovely break here we’ll done a credit to the owners and to our country to have a place like this we will be back
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Steveth1951 wrote a review Jul 2022
United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic place to chill out, superb locally sourced food and lovely friendly helpful staff. Add in a relaxing massage, and the setting looking across the bay. Perfect place to spend our Wedding Anniversary. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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sineadmc54 wrote a review Jul 2022
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions1 helpful vote
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We are just back from a fabulous 3 days in Connemara Sands. It is a beautiful hotel that has been designed to the highest standard with attention to the tiniest of details such as lighting, mirrors, soft furnishings. The owners and staff are friendly, attentive and running a top class venue. It is not pretentious or stuffy and it was a pleasure to spend time there. It also has its own private beach, which was beautiful. The food was exceptional we opted to not eat anywhere else as the evening menu was amazing, with locally sourced ingredients that are fresh and so tasty. Dean, Kathy and your wonderful team we will be back and we will spread the word.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$178 - US$240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayClifdenBallyconneely
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include O`Dalaigh Jewellers (6.6 km), The Point Equestrian Centre and Pony Trekking (5.8 km), and Sky Road (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steam Coffee House, Ardagh Restaurant, and Restaurant Darcy Twelve.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Marconi Station (0.04 km) and Alcock and Brown Landing Site (0.04 km).
Does Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.