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“Perfect hotel for Anniversary weekend”
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Ocean Sands Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Enniscrone
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Perfect hotel for Anniversary weekend”
Reviewed 7 July 2011

Just back from celebrating our anniversary @ the Ocean Sands Hotel. It's great to see this hotel getting such good reviews on Tripadvisor because they work hard to deserve it. This time we noticed they have a new Beauty suite- The Topaz suite-located on the 1st floor where I duly got a lovely file & polish for €10. Very professionally done by Adeliene! There are specials every day (facials etc) but you need to book @reception. The food is good fare & your get a free glass of wine with your evening meal if you are not on a package deal. (Nice gesture in this economy :-) The reception staff are very nice & if u like a room from a previous stay, they try their best to get the room for u when booking. We love the sea view rooms on the 1st floor. The dining area in the conservatory has stunning views over the Atlantic so book a table there if you enjoy eating fine food with spectacular views. The waitresses are all very friendly & always tend to your needs in an efficient easy manner. The head waitress(dark haired efficient girl) has a lovely smile but we don’t see it often enough..Whoever picks the staff picks well.
There are self catering apartments which also have great views & there were lots of young families around when we stayed there. The hotel is very popular with families with young children & hosts everything from weddings to christenings. The bar staff (hello to Chris) are great & combined with the regular entertainment makes for a great night’s crac.
The hotel itself offers access from the back to the beautiful blue flag beach in Enniscrone. This area is awash with families walking, going to the beach or indeed to the ever popular playground which has for years kept our children amused. There is also a very good surf school (7th Wave) on the beach & we had great fun trying to surf!
All in all great hotel making an effort to attract business when monies are scarce but people still need a relaxing break. Keep up the good work & hope to see u all again soon.
eiram

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

Really nice hotel....Family of 3 and we had a lovely break there. Staff helpful & our stay ran smoothly....get a sea view room. worth it!

Room Tip: Book a sea view room..worth the extra few quid
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Germany
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

We stayed at this hotel for a wedding and it was great. The rooms were nice and clean and the bed was comfortable. The staff was very helpful and it was a beautiful place for a wedding reception. I also got a facial and had my makeup done before the wedding at spa lounge located on the first floor. The prices of the rooms were also very reasonable, especially when comparing to Dublin prices/quality.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2011

My husband and I and our two boys aged under 4 years of age stayed here for 3 nights with the supervalu getaway breaks, we were given the sapphire suite and it was very nice indeed. Very spacious, clean and comfortable. The hotel staff were very friendly and especially the breakfast room staff, in particular a lovely lady called jacinta, who was so nice to us each morning, it's small things like those that make it a lovely place to stay, that and of course the beautiful beach. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

Myself, my wife and our 8 month old son spent two nights recently in the Ocean Sands. The hotel itself is ideally situated in the centre of town and overlooks the superb beach. We had a seaview room and enjoyed spectacular sunsets both nights. There is a nice relaxed feel to things in the hotel and we found the staff very helpful and friendly. The hotel and room itself were very clean and well presented. There is an underground car available too.

My only issue would be that free WiFi was to be available in all rooms but we had such a bad signal that it didn't work most of the time. However, as we were on a short break internet access was not all that important to us.

We will hopefully get back sooner rather than later!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

Five day stay in this hotel was a pleasure due to the very friendly Irish & Polish staff.
service in the restaurant was slow, but the charm of "IVY" our waitress, restrained us
from invading the kitchen to see if the chef had nodded off !! ---- Food when served,
good------ fish dishes exceptional.
Twin room, one good bed, second------stuck against wall, no bedside locker or light.
Will know to be first in the door next time!
Will stay again, The beach & sand-dunes, a wonderful playground for
childern & adults alike.

Room Tip: Ask for sea view.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

Stayed in the Ocean sands for two nights in June 2011. Had s very enjoyable stay. The hotel is located right in the middle of town near the beach, golf course and pubs.
The good was very good. We enjoyed substantial breakfasts and dinners on both nights that Er stayed.
Only negative point would be that the music from the function rooms 3 floors down could be heard in the bedrooms. Which wasn't ideal. The one lift in the hotel was somewhat temperamental resulting in numerous trips to the wrong floor.
However these are only minor points against a really nice hotel in Enniscrone.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Property: Ocean Sands Hotel
Address: Main Street, Enniscrone, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Enniscrone
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Enniscrone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Sands Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Enniscrone, a picturesque seaside town in County Sligo, this hotel is situated on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, near to 5 km of golden beach. The hotel enjoys spectacular views of Killala Bay, Enniscrone Pier and the Valley of Diamonds. Located within 5 minutes walk of the hotel is Enniscrone's Championship Golf Links. Children’s activities in the area include Waterpoint, a fully-equipped water park, health suite and sports centre. ... more   less 
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