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The Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa at Rossnowlagh Beach is renowned for its friendliness and genuine Irish hospitality. Over 50 years experience has fashioned the style with which you are greeted by the friendly, courteous and efficient staff. The spontaneous warmth of your welcome radiates from the open log fire which glows from the period fireplace in the cosy entrance lounge. The homely, stress-free atmosphere of luxury and relaxation is adorned by displays of fresh flowers and many fine pieces of antique furniture throughout the Hotel. Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and overlooking the spectacular 3 kilometre blue flag Rossnowlagh Beach, this is a true haven of relaxation, comfort and quality.

The guestrooms at the Sandhouse Hotel are individually decorated with charming antique furniture. Many rooms offer stunning views across Donegal Bay. Rooms vary in size from single to interconnecting Family Rooms. All guestrooms are finished to an impeccable four star standard, and include all the amenities and services you would expect from a hotel of this calibre.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Bathroom
  • Alarm Clock
  • Full Irish Breakfast Each Morning

The Seashell & Glassroom Restaurants:

Enjoy excellent, award-winning cuisine at the Sandhouse Hotel’s elegant Seashell & Glassroom Restaurants.
Enhanced by carefully chosen and imaginative wine list, menus are designed by resident chef, John Robert McGarrigle, who has been part of the Sandhouse team for ten years. John and his staff use local, fresh produce – a feature of this unpolluted coast and hinterland. House specialities include Donegal Bay Salmon, Sea Trout, Scallops, Crab and Lobster, as well as Prime Beef, Lamb, Veal and Game in season.

The new Glassroom Restaurant has stunning views of Rossnowlagh Beach and Donegal Bay. While the menu changes daily all dietary needs are catered for. Dinner is served in both Restaurants from 7 to 8.30 where guests can enjoy award winning food enhanced by a huge selection of competitively priced wines.
The Seashell Restaurant at the Sandhouse Hotel serves breakfast from 8:00am -10:00am in the morning and dinner in the evening from 7:00pm – 8.30pm. Breakfast is full service – guests can enjoy a wide selection of food including fresh fruit, fresh fish as well as traditional Irish Breakfast.

Rossnowlagh Seaside Village

On The Map: Rossnowlagh is a seaside village in south County Donegal. It is about 8.5 km north of Ballyshannon and 16 km southwest of Donegal Town.

Rossnowlagh is primarily known for its spectacular 3 kilometre beach. It is one of Ireland’s and indeed Europe’s best Blue Flag surfing beaches. Because the slowly rising beach faces westward into the Atlantic Ocean, and Donegal Bay has a funnel-like shape, it can increase the size of the waves – especially in winter when some huge rollers are generated. The beach is known to experience waves up to 7 metres (20 ft) high – no wonder it’s a surfing mecca! Rossnowlagh has good safe facilities and has excellent water quality. Rossnowlagh has many visitors during the summer months. It’s one of the few beaches in Ireland on which you can drive your car onto the sand via three different ramps. Drivers are cautioned however to be aware of soft sand areas where cars can get stuck, as well as incoming tides which can move in rapidly!

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