Self-Catering Houses at Connemara Sands

Ballyconneely, Connemara, Co. Galway
From: €455 weeklyGuests 6Rooms 2
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Self-Catering Houses at Connemara Sands: Galway

Connemara Sands Apartotel is one of a few beachfront complexes situated along the Wild Atlantic Way on the West-coast of Ireland. Located next to the white sandy Blue Flag beach of Mannin Bay, this property offers stunning views across the aquamarine ocean that would rival any beach worldwide.

They are just 50 metres from the main hotel and a 2-minute walk to the beach. These houses offer views over Mannin Bay. With free high-speed WIFI throughout, the houses include one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and one full bathroom with a heated towel rail upstairs.

Downstairs there is an open plan living, dining and entire kitchen space with laundry facilities and one-half bathroom. This room also offers a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee pod machine, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, and clothes drying rack. All houses have an external patio area with picnic benches provided. All food and beverage items are available to purchase from the hotel, and we advise you to make reservations in advance. These houses sleep max five adults or a combination of adults and children. Pets are permitted for an additional cost.

When you book an apartment at the Connemara Sands, you can enjoy all of the comforts the hotel has to offer, including free Wifi, tennis courts, private beach access, fine dining in the Erriseask Restaurant or casual food and drinks where you can bring the kids and enjoy the atmosphere and 'craic'.

The Connemara Sands also cater for teenagers offering a Teen Zone with beanbag cinema, Xbox, Wii stations and board games. (Great for those rainy days !)


Ballyconneely Village is less than 10 minutes from the complex, with a pub, two shops and a playground. 10km South of Clifden, the capital of Connemara, at the entry point to Errismore Peninsula. An ideal place to explore the most tranquil, unspoiled and exciting country/seaside to be found anywhere in the country.

There is so much to offer in the local vicinity, including Horse Riding on the beach, swimming in the sea less than 200m from the apartments, cycling, hiking, climbing Diamond Hill at the Connemara National Park, visiting Kylemore Abbey, go sea or river fishing, visit the Aran Islands or Inishbofin Island, perfect location for Golfers wishing to enjoy a round of golf at Connemara Championship Golf Links which is approx only 5 mins drive.


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  • Property Features
  • From: €455 weekly
  • Luxury apartments in excellent location
  • Next to Blue Flag Awarded beach
  • Stunning ocean views
  • Private beach access
  • Family friendly
  • Close to Ballyconneely Village
  • Free Wifi, tennis courts
Self-Catering Houses at Connemara Sands: Please share your stay experience
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December 2020
"Great welcome to a lively place"
We arrived just after 3 when room was due to be ready. We got a lovely welcome from Marion at reception. Our room wasn't ready so we were upgraded!
They took our bags and we had coffee which was on the house.
When ready room was beautiful. TV and couch downstairs and lovely walking shower. Great bedroom and bath upstairs.
We stayed 2 nights and ate on restaurant on 2nd night. Food was lovely. Martin on reception also very helpful , as was Dean the owner/chef/waiter. Also music in the bar from Brian (a waiter) was great. Really enjoyed our stay and hope to go back.
Padraig L
October 2020
Lovely place for our Connemara holiday. We stayed in one of the self-catering houses onsite, which was very comfortable with a fully equipped kitchen and good wifi. The staff are all really nice here. They manage to create a really laid-back, very friendly vibe while also running a really professional show. We felt really well looked after. The food in the restaurant/bar was a very high standard and really reasonably priced.

The location is superb - a short walk to lovely Mannin Bay. Dog's Bay and Roundstone are a short drive in one direction, Clifden a short drive the other. It's an easy drive from here to any part of Connemara really. If you don't fancy driving, they even have their own little beach onsite!

Overall, a great place to base yourself for a trip to Connemara.
Paula Walshe
October 2020
"Loved it and great value"
Excellent customer service and extremely friendly and helpful staff, especially Martin. Food was great, delicious pizzas and breakfasts. We loved our stay here and the location is fabulous. We will be back. Kids loved the tennis court and hotel supplied racquets which was very handy.
September 2020
An amazing hotel, from the welcome you receive when you walk in the door to the time you leave. Staff were so friendly and welcoming you couldn't fault them. The rooms were lovely, clean, tidy and wonderful views. So much to do on your doorstep. The food was exceptional. Everything was so nice breakfast, lunch and dinner's were all fantastic. We will definitely be back.
July 2020
"A total gem and a wee oasis on the beach!!"
We decided that when the Covid 19 Ban lifts that we could travel in Ireland on a staycation.. my husband mentioned the Connemara Sands Hotel just outside Clifden Co Galway ... So as couples and family we planned a weekend break !
From the moment we arrived the staff couldn’t do enough for us with total awareness of the Covid 19 protocol all in place and easy to follow .. all automatic hand gel dispensers at every turn and staff wearing masks serving breakfast .. we .. as guests, we felt very comfortable!
The welcome was wonderful , the food was excellent and the pint of Guinness very creamy .. the whole experience was 100%. We went for a swim in the sea as there is direct access from the Hotel to the beautiful beach
and the water was clear , safe and private !
Our rooms were lovely bright clean contemporary in style with a beach feel . We all had a lovely double room that had a king sized bed which was great
The usual coffee/ Tea but with a coffee pod machine , a great surprise!
(Hair dryer iron and board .. towels were lovely and fluffy) On the bedroom corridor there are a few spa treatment rooms so the lovely smell of essential oils wafting in the corridors added to out experience .. I didn’t get to have a seaweed bath this time
so that is planned for our next visit !!
Best food and breakfast and a great staff
Dean looked after us and was most obliging
We ate in the bar area and our waiter had a great cheeky wit and was a Real Paddy !!!
Would recommend here big time and it’s only an hour from Galway city to the Gateway to Connemara !!
From €455/week