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3.5 out of 5

"Room was very nice; bar menu very poor and service average despite it being pretty quiet " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 18 Jun 2019

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Hotel Description

Connemara Sands Beach Hotel & Spa's good location gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you'll be close to Mannin Bay Beach. Enjoy features like free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking. This 4-star hotel has 21 rooms over 2 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV.

  • All rooms offer flat-screen TVs, room service and premium bedding
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy Irish cuisine with ocean views at Erriseask Restaurant, one of the property's 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Motorhome/coach/lorry parking available for a fee
  • Treat yourself to manicures and pedicures, mud baths or body scrubs at Sands Seaweed Spa
  • Services include babysitting, supervised activities for kids and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes a private beach, an outdoor tennis court and a steam room
  • Guests speak favourably about the area's walkability and the bar
  • Just a 5-minute drive from Mannin Bay Beach and 11 minutes from Marconi Trans Atlantic Wireless Station
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee
  • Cats and dogs welcome free of charge (restrictions apply)

Luxury Duplex, 1 King Bed, Bathtub, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Terrace, Bay View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View, Beachfront

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family House, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Bay View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Connemara Sands Beach Hotel & Spa ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Connemara Sands Beach Hotel & Spa

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3 out of 5
Room was very nice; bar menu very poor and service average despite it being pretty quiet

Posted by on 18 Jun 2019

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4 out of 5

Very comfortable

Very good. Got up Graded to suite.Food very good.

Posted by , from Roscommon on 3 Oct 2017

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About the Connemara Sands Beach Hotel & Spa

Location Mannin Bay, Ballyconneely, Galway

Renovations + Closures

The property is closed during the winter season.

Property Features

Simply walk outside to smell the salty air and watch the ocean waves from the white sand beach. At Connemara Sands Beach Hotel & Spa, pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa or have fun in the sun with activities such as snorkelling and kayaking. Free breakfast is available daily. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach hotel also offers an outdoor tennis court, a steam room and a garden. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Connemara Sands Beach Hotel & Spa was completed in 2015. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Ballyconneely hotel.

  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Knock (NOC-Ireland West) (130.3 km / 81 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking; RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Connemara Sands Beach Hotel & Spa offers 21 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Ballyconneely hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Separate bedroom
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Heating

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Erriseask Restaurant – Overlooking the ocean and garden, this family restaurant specialises in Irish cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Sands Bar – Overlooking the garden, this bistro specialises in Irish cuisine and serves lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Erriseask – On-site cocktail bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a private beach, an outdoor tennis court and a steam room.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkelling on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Motor boating nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Beach yoga on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Water sports equipment

Spa Services

Sands Seaweed Spa has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages and facials. The spa is equipped with a mud bath, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open selected days. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Mud bath in spa
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are available for EUR 20.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Online Penalty Collection
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 20.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Connemara Sands Hotel
  • Connemara Sands Beach Hotel Ballyconneely
  • Connemara Sands Ballyconneely, Ireland - County Galway
  • Connemara Sands Beach Hotel
  • Connemara Sands Beach Ballyconneely
  • Connemara Sands Beach
  • Connemara Sands Beach & Spa
  • Connemara Sands Beach Hotel & Spa Hotel
  • Connemara Sands Beach Hotel & Spa Ballyconneely
  • Connemara Sands Beach Hotel & Spa Hotel Ballyconneely

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply. To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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