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White Sands Hotel

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Daily full breakfast (EUR 13.50 per person)
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby

Overview of White Sands Hotel

White Sands Hotel

3-star property

7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
Portmarnock, Portmarnock, County Dublin

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPortmarnock Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationMalahide Beach2 min drive
  • Popular LocationMalahide Castle12 min drive
  • AirportDublin (DUB)20 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Portmarnock, White Sands Hotel is in the suburbs and near the beach. 3Arena and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Ha' Penny Bridge and Christ Church Cathedral. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at Aviva Stadium. Scuba diving, windsurfing and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Portmarnock Beach - 1 min walk
  • Donabate Beach - 18 min walk
  • Malahide Beach - 2 min drive
  • Portmarnock Golf Club - 5 min drive
  • Malahide Castle - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Dublin Portmarnock Station - 4 min drive
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 20 min drive


  • Bon Appétit - 4 min drive
  • Mc Governs Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Sale e Pepe - 4 min drive
  • Gibneys of Malahide - 4 min drive
  • Al Fresco - 4 min drive

About this property

White Sands Hotel

3-star hotel by the sea
Take advantage of a nightclub, a rooftop terrace and dry cleaning/laundry services at White Sands Hotel. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. The on-site British cuisine restaurant, The Oasis Bar and Grill, features a beachfront restaurant and al fresco dining. In addition to car hire on site and a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), a front desk safe and free newspapers
  • Smoke-free property, multilingual staff and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All 58 rooms offer comforts such as laptop-friendly workspaces, in addition to thoughtful touches such as free WiFi and safes.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and free toiletries
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, heating and daily housekeeping


English, Russian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM: EUR 13.50 for adults and EUR 7 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • The Oasis Bar and Grill

Things to do

  • Nightclub

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Business services

  • Business centre
  • A meeting room


  • Rooftop terrace


  • Massages


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: EUR 30

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 13.50 for adults and EUR 7 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 30 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 10 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property will place a credit card authorisation of 10 % for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.

Property is also known as

White Sands Hotel Portmarnock
White Sands Portmarnock
White Sands Hotel Hotel
White Sands Hotel Portmarnock
White Sands Hotel Hotel Portmarnock

Frequently asked questions

Is White Sands Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 29 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 1 Mar 2023 start from €116.99, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at White Sands Hotel?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at White Sands Hotel?

Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at White Sands Hotel?

Checkout is at 11 AM. Late checkout is available for EUR 30 (subject to availability).

Where is White Sands Hotel located?

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Ha' Penny Bridge, St. Stephen's Green and 3Arena. Christ Church Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at White Sands Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, White Sands Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to White Sands Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Okay


Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
This place need a lot of attention bathrooms need updated & there is a loud noise when you run the water. Real bad smell in lounge bar & smoking area needs ash trays & a big wash down & brush out. All staff where very pleasant & attentive
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay


Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Front desk staff was excellent. View was nice. Room was ok but not what's pictured and there was no room service as pic is misleading. The bathroom had extreme mildew from ceiling all the way to floor and tub. Commode even had mildew on side. We only stayed because it was prebooked and we were in another country otherwise we would have found another hotel. The resturant and front staff made the stay tolerable.

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the cafe and the people! Very helpful front desk.
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful right on the ocean
The scenery there is breath-taking. The bed was comfortable. The plumbing could be updated to where hot and cold water comes out of the same faucet. The building is older but clean and comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is situated at the head of a very long, beautiful, white sand beach (thus the name). It has a restaurant that prepared a lovely seafood chowder, with house-made Guinness brown bread. The rooms were modern and comfortable, with good beds and very modern plumbing in the bathroom. Good reception areas. The staff were very kind and allowed us into our rooms several hours early on the day we arrived. The hotel is also an easy walking distance into the Village of Malahide, which is lovely, with lots to see and do. We had a great visit to the model railway museum, the castle and gardens, and a lovely dinner at Gibney's.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
We had an issue with our room after check-in. The gentleman at the front desk took care of it immediately. Then offered to take care of our breakfast but we had an early flight, then offered us drinks in the bar. We refused but the gesture was extremely kind and definitely made up for it.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor


Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Some of our lights didn’t work and couldn’t be fixed. The caulking was moldy. The tv reception was terrible. The front desk was not helpful and you cannot adjust the temperature in your room. It was cold and was good it’s in a timer for the whole building. Would not stay again.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/10 Poor


Travelled with group
Liked: Room comfort
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Just under-whelming..........
Just was left wanting more from this property. For the greeting at the reception desk which I was clearly their second choice in getting help, to not receiving the type of room that I had booked, room was dated, bathroom was dirty and needed lots of refurbishment, the White Sands would not be a choice I make in the future. There are clearly better options out there. The only positive was that the surrounding area was nice.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

4/10 Poor


Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022