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4.2 out of 5

"Wonderful close to the beach and really warm and friendly staff " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 19 Nov 2018

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Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£145* Per night/room 21 Oct - 22 Oct

Room (Double +Single Bedded 3 pax)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Twin Room, Sea View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the restaurant at Sandhouse Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Rossnowlagh Beach. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus 2 restaurants.

  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Indulge with manicures and pedicures, facials or body treatments at the spa
  • Amenities include free newspapers in reception, a meeting room and laundry facilities
  • On-site recreation includes an outdoor tennis court
  • Guests have great things to say about the beach and the location
  • Steps from Rossnowlagh Beach and 13 minutes by car from Lakeside Centre

Sandhouse Hotel ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Sandhouse Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (4) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Wonderful close to the beach and really warm and friendly staff

Posted by on 19 Nov 2018

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5 out of 5

Lovely hotel beside the sea

Loved my stay lovely and quiet at this time of year.Great food, had lovely seaweed bath.

Posted by , from Mayo Ireland on 11 Feb 2018

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5 out of 5

Fabulous food in a beautiful location

We had a wonderful weekend stay here. The staff were friendly and helpful, the views amazing and the food absolutely wonderful. Both dinner and breakfast couldn't have been better. Will definitely be back.

Posted by , from Ireland on 13 Nov 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful timeless hotel on a gorgeous sandy beach

Was our 2nd stay a this hotel. Stunning & timeless. Friendly staff & the restaurant food is amazing as is the breakfast . Defo recommend

Posted by , from co armagh on 30 Oct 2017

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3 out of 5

aged with a view

Pros: Great sea view lovely staff very old feel and look
Cons: Really creeky floor boards all upstairs so bad under carpet I found myself tiptoeing all the time
Location: Their for a rest ballyshanon 5mil away bundoran a few more great beach

Posted by on 4 Nov 2016

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3 out of 5

Unbelievable view

Oldi world hotel. The views and location on the beach great even on wet day. A lot of steps throughout so maybe check if u have mobility problems. Breakfast fab and dining room. Double bed had single headboard in our room. Rooms need little touch up. Staff very pleasant.

Posted by , from Co Louth on 12 Aug 2016

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5 out of 5

excellent eelaxation

I was in great need of some me time and booked this weekend away without knowing anything about the Sands House Hotel I found the weekend from once I arrived in the hotel just brilliant The staff were all very friendly courteous and helpful The food was fantastic as was the accommodation and last but not least the location is as close to heaven as you will get I would give this 10 out of 10 and came away feeling much refresshed.

Posted by on 20 Oct 2015

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4 out of 5

Lovely view

Great family room even though only booked a double! Pleasant stay. Breakfast was ok but had better!

Posted by on 25 Jun 2015

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1 out of 5

Faded rooms and Jaded staff

This hotel is in the most perfect of locations on the most beautiful beach in Ireland. However, the decoration in the rooms and corridors is at best faded, at worst grubby. A pot of paint and a maintenance man woukd go a long way. The room decor is Miami circa 1975 crossed with skip-find chic. This hotel suffered in the Irish recession and it looks it. It wasn't cheap to stay here. The staff were generally complacent, at worst outright rude. With one notable exception, the breakfast staff were friendly and the food good. Otherwise, the hotel food no longer lives up to its reputation. Pick one of the chalets or B&Bs nearby for your stay. Really, it is that bad. No one wants a remarkable institution to fail. The owners need to take this place in hand if it is not already too late. Another customer lost.

Posted by on 18 Jun 2014

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4 out of 5


My partner and I spent 3 wonderful midweek nights at the hotel, I chose the location and was a little worried because I realised after booking that apart from the beach Rossnowlagh has little else....well apart from a hotel in a sublime location. However, as we were looking for a peaceful couple of days, quiet walks along the beautiful beach suited us. My partner is from Germany and he fell madly in love with the place, both location and hotel. The hotel whilst perhaps not the modern building with all the facilities some would like, has something that all hotels should have and often don't...wonderful friendly staff. I had a fabulous facial in the Spa, the food was very good and plentiful, we ate in the hotel 2 nights, the 3rd we went to Smugglers Inn which is well worth a visit. My partner has vowed that we will return to the Sandhouse Hotel, turns out my choice was perfect!

Posted by on 16 Jun 2012

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

Sandhouse Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa and an outdoor tennis court. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Sandhouse Hotel also features tour or ticket assistance, a garden, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Rossnowlagh hotel is smoke free.

  • 55 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 1
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sandhouse Hotel offers 55 accommodations with a hairdryer. This individually decorated accommodation includes desks. This Rossnowlagh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include baths or showers. Cots/infant beds and Rollaway/extra beds are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Television
  • Bath or shower
  • Cots available
  • Rollaway beds available
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 8:30 AM to 10 AM.

Seashell Restaurant – This restaurant only serves dinner.

Glassroom Restaurant – This restaurant only serves dinner.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor tennis court.

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

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa. Services include facials, body scrubs, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. The spa is open daily.

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property.

This property does not have a front desk.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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 major credit cards, debit cards and cash

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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 major credit cards, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash. 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; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 16 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Sandhouse Hotel Hotel
  • Sandhouse Hotel
  • Sandhouse Hotel Rossnowlagh
  • Sandhouse Rossnowlagh
  • Sandhouse Hotel County Donegal, Ireland - Rossnowlagh
  • Sandhouse Hotel Rossnowlagh
  • Sandhouse Hotel Hotel Rossnowlagh

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.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.