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“only average ! limited choice in area” 3 of 5 bubbles
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White Sands Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Ballyheigue B&B and Inns
Dublin
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45 reviews
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“only average ! limited choice in area”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

I was here for a weekend with my family. The hotel is in a good location just beside beach. The layout is all over the place - you have to travel through breakfast room to get to the lift. The rooms were small but adequate. We all had a great sleep. The breakfast was dissapointing - limited choice and the impression i got was that it was rushed. The homemade bread was good. The bar downstairs does a good pizza. I didn't find the receptionist very helpful re walk suggestions or even things to do in the area. Banna beach is a nice longer beach to walk on. Pop into tralee for some action. We had the evening meal at the hotel - the mains were very good everyone happy - dessert was obviously bought in and not nice.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dundalk, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

We have just returned from a short break at the White Sands Hotel in Ballyheigue in Co Kerry. We found the Hotel to be in a very good location, just accross the road from one of Irelands Blue Flag beaches. A convenient base for visiting North Kerry. The Hotel is an average 3 star hotel which is in need of updating. Whilst the room offered an exvellent view over the beach, we found it dull and old fashioned. Unfortunately recession has hit Ballyheigue and the Hotel seems more interested in catering for the local caravan park residents than their own guests, as the restaurant is no longer open and only has bar food available, which is quite pricy. We think this is quite a shame as there is an area in the hotel, containing a comfortable bar and restaurant area, but is closed down. A small investment in this area could improve business as Jimmy Browns bar is nice, but not to everyones taste. We found the staff in general to be pleasant and helpful. Parking can be a problem if you are any way late in returning to the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

Overall, a basic family run hotel. Rooms were nice but hotel corridors were outdated & could do with a spruce up. Staff were extremely friendly & accommodating. Breakfast was not officially served until 8am but staff ensured that we were fed at the earlier time of 7am before we set off for the Ring of Kerry. Delicious scrambled egg. It was perfect! Hospitality consider I would most definitely return.

(P.s. Ballyheigue beach is beautiful; if only the sun shone once in a while!)

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

We where there as part of a group
Rooms dates back to the 60s,restaurant staff rude. The pub is very nice and friendly,strange as it is part of the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

We were on a road trip up the West Coast and Ballyheigue was our first stop and a memorable one. The Hotel and rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff were really friendly and helpful. The Bar Staff and Musicians made us feel right at home. The "Craic" was great and the traditional music was brilliant with an open invitation for customers to join in.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about White Sands Hotel

Property: White Sands Hotel
Address: Ballyheigue, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Kerry > Ballyheigue
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ballyheigue
Price range (per night): $92 - $151
Hotel Class:3 star — White Sands Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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