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The Sands Hotel Strand Road, Tramore X91 NP38 Ireland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 5 hotels in Tramore
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Overlooking the Irish Sea, The Sands Hotel is just 100 metres from the beach. An en suite bathroom and TV are included in each room at The Sands Hotel, and some feature views of the sea. Food and drink can be enjoyed in the on-site bar, which features live music on weekends. Waterford city centre is just 11 km away and the Comeragh Mountains are less than an hour’s drive away.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
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Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Brian M wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Went to the sands on Sunday 8th may for food. Ordered cod goujons and chips for three people. What came out next was horrendous. Fish fingers and a handful of chips. Advertising cod goujons and giving Fish Fingers and for a high enough price to. Will certainly not be returning and I won't be recommending it to anyone. Service was terrible also and it was a very unclean place 0/10 from us.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kieran V wrote a review Apr 2022
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My 19 year old daughter had booked hotel for 5 nights to attend a memorial service/month's mind mass for a very close friend of hers who had passed away and paid up front almost €600. Money she had saved hard for. Hotel cancelled the booking and said a refund would take a few weeks to get sorted and would not be refunded in time to allow my daughter to make alternative arrangements for herself at short notice. The reason given was hotel was taking in Ukranian refugees instead. I contacted the hotel by phone twice explaining my daughter's situation and asked if they could speed up a refund or help secure alternative accommodation in the circumstances and both times was promised a call back by the relevant manager but heard nothing at all. I am a hospitality professional myself so asked nothing unreasonable and expected a professional response. Got absolutely no apologies, assistance or response whatsoever. One can only assume a big payday from government is more important than helping inconvenienced guests. Steer clear folks. They dont care about paying guests when easy money comes along.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Fran O wrote a review Feb 2022
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Officially the worse every hotel I've ever stayed at from the time I parked in the car park its dated delapidated unfortunately it should be closed up they say the kitchen is under construction but I'd have my reservations about that . toilets leaking all over the floors carpets smelling like sour milk . Buckets collecting water from the ceiling price dose not reflect the stay. Young staff who have no experience when dealing with complaints. I would love Causeway group held accountable for their lack of customer appreciation or appreciation of the people of tramore . This hotel should be removed from all platforms while it's in the state .
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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O Sullivan wrote a review Oct 2021
Clonakilty, Ireland3 contributions
Unsure what all the recent reviews are about. Yes, the place could do with a facelift, but from working in hospitality myself I know the expense of that. From what I could see it was clean, you could smell the cleaning products walking around. Our room was a decent size. The menu was limited but again, from working in hospitality I can imagine that was to save costs and waste, the food was decent and portions were huge. And the staff were unparalleled. Would easily stay here again, no qualms. Also. Regarding the cost. It’s a standard enough cost for a room at the weekend. Not to mention having being closed for so long. Let a business recoup some money! Very happy with our stay
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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anne150262 wrote a review Sep 2021
Roscrea, Ireland40 contributions21 helpful votes
stayed here for one night. they took our payment before we had stayed. First mistake on my side. Bed room window full of pigeon and pigeon all over the outside of window could not open window in case they got into the room. went for a walk around the town for food and went back to hotel for a drink before bed the bar was busy not enough staff. went to front door Garda pulled up and came into hotel. cleared hotel of locals having drink after hours. Next morning breakfast no brown bread tables card tables not enough room for services food was not applying presentation of food was an omelette and a half plate of fried mushrooms could not wait to get out of there NEVER AGAIN HEALTH AND SAFTY SHOULD CLOSE IT DOWN stayed August 2021
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Jodie wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland33 contributions17 helpful votes
Extremely disappointed with the service here, it has gone downhill from the last time we were here. My family and I went for some dinner from the start something was wrong. The second we ordered off the menu we had to pay, ive never heard anything like that. After making a choice our server convinced me to try todays special - a chicken burger. when it came out it looked fine nothing amazing but after biting into it the texture was off and cold I was absolutely gobsmacked when I looked at the burger to find it was complete raw chicken mince. It was like the chef just seared and sealed the burger then covered it in cheese. After explaining what happened we didn’t even get a sorry. I asked for a refund which I didn’t get because the server was adamant to serve another dish and of course it was cold and bland. Wouldn’t step foot in here again!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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adrienne finan wrote a review Aug 2021
dublin2 contributions1 helpful vote
Omg what a horrible hotel very overpriced for the standards first impression was shocking reception,dining area & breakfast room need to be updated badly the carpets & floor filthy,bedrooms just as bad carpets vile ,the dining experience dreadful the dinner food menu very disappointing & very limited option & dirty cutlery,the lift did not work from the buttons inside for level one you had to get someone to go to level 1 & press it up & we were only told this after we complained . On a positive note the breakfast was lovely served by a lovely girl called Sophie the staff were lovely Rebecca,Chelsea,Aaron & the manager Richie Only for we had paid & couldn't get another hotel at short notice we would have left, I know the hotel industry has been hit big time with covid but their is no need for dirt Adrienne Finan
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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sabrinadoherty87 wrote a review Aug 2021
Limerick, Ireland3 contributions
I am sad to be writing this as I know the hospitality sector has been severely hit by the pandemic but there are no excuses for charging an arm and a leg for a below average experience. I booked a night away for myself as a birthday treat I had always wanted to do a night away by myself. Booked the sands as it was a handy location but how disappointed I was. Firstly I paid 170 euro for 1 night which is extortion based on my experience. I could have booked into a luxury hotel for that price. The room itself was ok at first sight It was clean and bright. But it was extremely warm all night and with the noise from within the hotel and from outside, it was impossible to sleep. The communal areas such as hallways and stairs were filthy and paint spilled on carpets everywhere. I came down for breakfast after not sleeping well to a minimalist cereal and fresh pastry section and you could order a cooked bfast. I ordered rashers sausages eggs and mushrooms. It looked nice when it came out but the eggs were brown underneath and the whites were still raw on top and the mushrooms appeared to be deep fried and they were so greasy. The coffee wasn't great either. I wouldn't complain if I had of paid 60 or 70 euro for the night but 170, I feel robbed. I should have read the reviews on here before booking but lesson learned. Would not recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Mary O wrote a review Aug 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Whilst clean and very helpful staff this hotel needs major updating, it is very old fashioned...an actual key to open bedroom door, no phone n room, old furniture painted...fine for 1 night stay but not for few nights with cases on floor, tiny bathroom, 1 chair, there was no comfort. Breakfast only OK also
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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amanda c wrote a review Aug 2021
Kildare, Ireland6 contributions6 helpful votes
We stopped here to have food after a busy day in Tramore. Staff were unfriendly and didn't seem to know what they were doing. The food was overpriced for what it was and was very mediocre. It also came in baskets. Everything was served with chips. Honestly you'd get better at the local chipper down the road for half the price. I'd recommend you save your money and go elsewhere.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$189 - US$197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sands hotel tramore
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty WaterfordTramore
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sands Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Sands Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens (0.2 km), Tramore Beach (0.5 km), and Tramore Amusement Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sands Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Sands Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Sands Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Vee Bistro, The Victoria House, and O'Neill's Bar.
Is The Sands Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Tramore.
Are there any historical sites close to The Sands Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hook Lighthouse (15.5 km), Bishop's Palace (11.2 km), and Ballyhack Castle (15.5 km).