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Connemara Sands Hotel & Spa

Mannin Bay Galway, Ballyconneely, Clifden H71 TY79 Ireland
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Updated 09/06/20


2021 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
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Banquet room
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Private beach
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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sebastienluthers wrote a review Jul 2021
Stresa, Italy2 contributions1 helpful vote
Extraordinary seafood and service between Martin’s hospitality and Dean’s honey. Highly recommended. Upgraded to a sea view room on arrival. Beach a one minute walk from bedroom balcony. Coffee machine in suite adds an extra touch of class. Dinner and breakfast staff all extremely friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
6to4to2travellers wrote a review Jul 2021
Europe18 contributions19 helpful votes
Spent three nights recently at the hotel. What a gem! From check in to check out. Lovely atmosphere and a two minute walk to the beach - which we had literally to ourselves. Our kids enjoyed kayaking which you can do from the beach. This hotel is an ideal getaway from it all. The young staff at breakfast in the mornings where attentive, mannerly and so professional. Lovely to witness. Looking forward to going back again. Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Trish RC wrote a review Jul 2021
Oldcastle, Ireland9 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights here at this fantastic hotel. Really friendly staff. Family run hotel with the owners working hands on. Warm welcome on check in with Marion. Really lovely sea view duplex room with couch and tea and coffee facilities on the bottom floor. We dined in the restaurant both nights and this was a gastronomic delight. A path leads down to a private access beach from the hotel and there are a few little inlets to sunbathe. Highly recommend a stay here, there is a lovely personal family atmosphere that is so welcoming. Well done Kathy, Dean and Julian.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
terry f wrote a review Jul 2021
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Enjoyed a really nice 3 night break here last week in this remote part of Connemara where the next parish west really is Boston!! The rooms and public areas were spotlessly clean, however the small wardrobe space in room 201 was .....well very small. The food in the bar / restaurant was generally excellent....fish and chips best in years...but the rack of lamb poor value at the price. Breakfast often the measure of any good hotel was piping hot, well presented and offered a good start to any day, only to be spoiled by a €3.00 surcharge for a cappuccino!!!...come on, at €90.00 B/B !! The service was good,from a very young and enthusiastic staff, but I might say there seemed to be a lack of supervision and direction apart from one evening when the owner was on the floor. The location is stunning and the surrounding area is beautiful, and we will be back, they are doing so many many things right at the Connemara Sands, thank you for a very enjoyable stay overall. Terry and Miriam F.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
WeekendsLover wrote a review Jul 2021
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed in the Sands for 3 nights in July. The staff were a breath of fresh air, from reception, to the guys in the restaurant/bar to the fantastic breakfast staff everything flowed seamlessly. Great location on the beach, spacious rooms, delicious local food, great cocktails. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$129 - US$1,081 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty GalwayClifdenBallyconneely
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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.