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Sandhouse Hotel
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

I recently went to the Sandhouse Hotel for Sunday lunch with my family (8 adults and 3 children). I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable meals we have had in a long long time. The service was excellent, very discrete but attentive which is a hard combination to do successfully. The children all got a colouring book and crayons, which went done well with everyone. The menu was a fantastic example of what a Sunday lunch should be.....all the usual Sunday Lunch favourites but all served with amazing flavours from the sauces or small additions to the plates. Every main course came with a crescent of 2 veg and 2 pot. Food was served promptly and look just as the menu described. Children's food came out with starters which kept them all happy. One of the children had dietary requirements and the waitress happily obliged by serving him sorbet instead of ice cream for dessert. The portions were big, so you get excellent value for money. We ate in the restaurant upstairs and the views where stunning, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean, everyone was very impressed with the venue. The whole group all said they would be back without hesitation. It impressed me so much that I took home a wedding brochure and fully intend to go back to discuss this further. The only downside was when we all had to go home :-( wish we could have stayed longer.............Keep up the good work... Fantastic Place.

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Thank ponkypink
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stayed overnight at the Sandhouse in September having attended a wedding reception there that day and have no hesitation in recommending it for such an occasion or for a holiday stay.

It was a wonderful location for a wedding reception and the staff and owner, Paul went out of their way to ensure everything went smoothly and could not have been more helpful. The hotel looked beautiful and the meal was top restaurant quality.

We had a wonderful view of the ocean from our large, comfortable room. As other reviewers have stated there has obviously been a great deal of work done recently on refurnishing and refurbishing and we found the hotel and furnishings to be clean and in excellent repair and of a style that suits the character of the building.

A delicious, hearty breakfast topped off an entirely enjoyable stay. I'd certainly be happy to return and stay longer.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank DianneAAU
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

I stayed at the Sandhouse for two nights in October 2013 and would highly recommend it. The hotel has a very nice homely feel about it and the service was excellent, I felt very welcome the moment I arrived and the staff couldn't have been friendlier.

The food was fabulous and the views overlooking the beach stunning. It's an independently owned hotel and you can really tell in their warm and friendly, but very professional service.

Room Tip: Rooms over looking the beach have beautiful views
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank steven e
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We visited the Sandhouse for the first time last year, and were very impressed by the location-right on the beach, the views from the rooms were fantastic,onto a fabulous, big, clean and not too busy beach Bit the aspect of our stay that we most enjoyed was the helpful and friendly staff.We promised to return!
This time there were four of us, friends from California, now they know a good beach, and the were impressed! Not alone were they blown away by the setting, but the view from their large sea view bedroom-including four poster bed,also had the wow factor.Breakfast and dinner served in dining room overlooking said beach and ever changing sea and sky, was just amazing. Again the service was great, and I felt the food was even better than last time.
And the thing I liked best of all!- going to sleep at night,- windows open - to the sound of the sea-heaven!!! We will be back again and again.

Room Tip: Get a room with a sea view, and the Guinness is good!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Mae D
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We booked several months ago at the Sandhouse, and had a thoroughly excellent experience. First of all, the hotel's motif is to look like a Victorian era resort hotel, and I loved the architecture, the bar area, the myriad staircases and hallways and the restaurants. Our room faced the ocean, with one of the best views I have ever had from a hotel room. The room was very large, the furnishings were "fussy" Victorian designs, but were not at all shopworn. We had a new TV and an excellent bathroom.

It was a windy, rainy night, so we decided to eat at the hotel. The dining room is a glass conservatory style room on the 1 floor (second level) right above the beach....again, a stunning view. We both ordered the crabmeat timbal, and both of us thought it was excellent. Lots of sweet, fresh crabmeat. For dinner we both ordered the steak with peppercorn sauce. It was perfectly cooked rare as we asked for, and came with sides of mashed potatoes and mixed steamed vegetables. Loved the peppercorn sauce. For dessert we split an order of profiteroles.

The bed was a little firm for my taste, but the shower was excellent, with big fluffy towels.

In the morning we went back to the same beautiful room. There were 5 juices and a couple of fruit choices, plus an Irish breakfast, an omelet choice, and three fish choices....smoked kippers, smoked salmon and grilled plaice. My wife had scrambled eggs and the salmon, and I had scrambled eggs and the plaice. The breakfast was wonderful.

I found out that the Sandhouse had gone bankrupt and was sold to the current owned in 2012. He is upgrading as fast as he can.....lots of recent painting, new TV's obvious work of the bathrooms, new chef and menu, etc.

Don't stay here to help out the new owner....stay here because it is a really neat place with a fabulous location and wonderful food....

Room Tip: Pay the difference for an ocean front room.....the view is worth it.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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