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Shore Road, Ballyliffin F93 TY75 Ireland
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#4 of 5 in Ballyliffin
Travellers' Choice
Family run Hotel, near to Ballyliffin Golf Club and overlooking the beautiful Pollan beach. Ideal location for family holidays, a short break, your wedding or a conference.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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grainne c wrote a review 21 Jun
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Just back from 2 nights in Strand hotel With 40 senior citizens, if I had anything to do with star ratings this hotel would be 5 star because rooms were clean, food was excellent. This was one of the best weekends we have ever had. Thank you to Johnny and all his staff for being so caring and above all the service was fantastic. We will definitely be back. Cheers Trevor.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Ashleigh P wrote a review 8 Jun
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Amazing just absolutely amazing from the welcome, staff and just the atmosphere. Rooms where clean and tidy. The food was just unbelievable, refused to eat anywhere else during my stay. Excellent price as well. Upgraded room on first day. The view is amazing few minute walk from a beautiful beach, local shop near by, stayed from the 5th june and checked out on 7th room 51/45. First day was sunday really busy resturant times and the kitchen staff was behind and the fact they came to let myself and partner know on the delays and order will be taken shortly, everything was just wonderful as many places would just leave you sitting wondering what is going on. Very assertive. Thank you for a beautiful stay and we will be back again :)
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
jim w wrote a review May 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom81 contributions55 helpful votes
Great hotel staff so friendly made you feel so welcome rooms spotless nothing to much trouble if you needed any extras veiw from room 406 stunning food at breakfast & evening was superb in this time of covid outbreak this hotel put no pressure on you at any time to feel uncomfortable about having or not having to wear face masks the owner was so attentive every time you seen him real character would stay here again 100%
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Loads of parking space great beach 5 mins walk pollan strand
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Andrea M wrote a review Feb 2022
Belfast, United Kingdom1 contribution
Stayed here with my family for three nights in February, lovely comfortable warm hotel with very helpful and friendly staff they really couldnt do enough for you, the food was great too, great breakfasts, we will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Annie wrote a review Nov 2021
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Beautiful hotel in a very scenic spot lovely beach within walking distance from hotel. Food was amazing and staff were friendly. Disappointed with room. Carpet was threadbare in parts. A lump in floor in another section. Damp mould on walls near window. Husband had to fix the door lock as it would open if pushed or pulled on. Very cold room heating was poor.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Edithluc wrote a review Oct 2021
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom121 contributions47 helpful votes
This hotel is right beside Ballylilffin Lodge Hotel a place I've stayed over and over. Booked in to the Strand as the Lodge was booked up!! Have to say loved it The staff are so friendly welcoming Rooms are basic but clean and comfortable Shower works a treat The food is so lovely!! We just had 3 course dinner there every night we stayed there!!! Had a great time 👍
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
SkyKing50 wrote a review Oct 2021
ACTON, Ontario45 contributions86 helpful votes
Cozy hotel, rooms are not fancy but, bed was very comfortable. Food is excellent, full Irish Breakfast, meals at night in the bar are delicious. Cozy atmosphere in the lounge. I would recommend this hotel for price value to anyone touring the northwest in the Republic of Ireland.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Gerard bradley wrote a review Oct 2021
Belfast, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
The Hotel decor is slight dated but don't let that put you off. It is spotless, excellent breakfast but the main reason I give it 5 stars is the staff, so friendly and professional. Great location, we will definitely be back again. Plenty of great bars in the area.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
MartinaG1980 wrote a review Sep 2021
Dublin, Ireland13 contributions9 helpful votes
Recently spent 3 nights in The Strand Hotel and could not fault the hospitality of the staff. Service was excellent, food was lovely and perfect location for exploring the area. Room was spotless and serviced everyday. We have already booked to return!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Gordy92 wrote a review Sep 2021
Lisburn, United Kingdom24 contributions25 helpful votes
We’ve stayed in the ballyliffin lodge in the past, and thought we’d give the strand a try. We found it to be excellent The room was spotless, smelled nice and fresh The staff were as friendly and helpful as you could possibly imagine The breakfast was very good, not in any way greasy, we had a couple of evening meals in the restaurant, all of which were first class , not only that, the food prices were extremely fair, many places are ripping customers off at present, the strand is most certainly not one of them All in all, a first class hotel, and I would highly remember it to anyone
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
US$104 - US$128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Strand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Strand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Doagh Famine village (4.8 km), Glenevin Waterfall (3.1 km), and Wild Alpaca Way (6.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Strand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Strand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Strand Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Strand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nancy's Barn Ballyliffin, The Rusty Nail, and Jack's Restaurant at the Ballyliffin Lodge.
Is The Strand Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Ballyliffin.
Does The Strand Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Strand Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Doagh Famine village (4.8 km).
Is The Strand Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.