Connemara Sands

Ballyconneely, Co. Galway
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Connemara Sands
Ballyconneely, Connemara, Co. Galway

Connemara Sands: Galway

Connemara Sands Apartotel is one of just a handful of 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.

It is the perfect place to discover Ireland for the first time, or rediscover it like never before. This is a boutique resort hotel complete with eight apartments situated on the grounds with private beach access. Beautifully located at the heart of the the world renowned Connemara landscape, guests benefit with the full use of all the hotel facilities.

When you book an apartment at the Connemara Sands one 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 barista serves a perfect fresh ground coffee be it espresso, cappuccino or latte. Of course they also serve afternoon tea with delicious fresh home baked scones and a variety of cakes – my Granny’s favourite !.

Why not sit back and enjoy a drink or two in the Cocktail bar whilst the kids enjoy the playroom which offers, drama, arts & crafts, the cookie & cupcake kitchen, board games, face painting, storytelling, mini disco, musical games, dinner parties (some only avail during peak season) or explore the surrounding nature, did you know they have Fairies and hidden treasures on the hotel grounds?

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

Why not indulge yourself and book a stimulating and indulging massage therapy treatment. (Please note that these treatments will need to be booked in advance).

Ballyconneely Village is less than 10 minutes walk from the complex with a pub, 2 shops and playground. 10km South of Clifden the capital of Connemara at the entry point to Errismore Peninsula. An ideal place from which to explore the most tranquil, unspoiled and interesting country/ sea side to be found anywhere in the country.

There is so much to offer in the local vecinty including Horse Riding on the beach, swimming in the se less than 200m from the apartments, cyclying, hiking, climbing Diamond Hill at the Connemara National Park, visit Kylemore Abbey, go sea or river fishing, visit the Aran Island 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.

These apartments cater for young, old, couples, families, grandparents, golfers, girlie getaways, Book now and come and see how fabulous this place is for yourself – Highly recommend!


  • Fresh towels & linens
Currently unavailable for 2024
  • 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
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.
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.
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.
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 !!