The Strand Hotel Ballyliffin

Shore RoadBallyliffin F93 TY75Ireland

About The Strand Hotel Ballyliffin

Facing the Pollan Bay, The Strand in Ballyliffin, Ireland, is on the Inishowen Peninsula. The Pollan Beach is within a mile of the hotel.

The rooms at the hotel are equipped with satellite TVs, ironing facilities and coffeemakers. Bathrooms are en suite with bath and shower. All rooms overlook the sea and the Ballyliffin golf course. Room service is provided.

The hotel has three meeting rooms and banquet facilities. A designated smoking area is present. 24-hour front desk and luggage storage facilities are available. Shuttle service is extended for a surcharge. Parking onsite and Wi-Fi access in the public places of the hotel is complimentary.

The Strand hotel’s Glashedy restaurant with sea views serves meals with dietary options available. The bar serves refreshing beverages and live music is featured regularly.

The hotel is around ten minutes by car from Glenevin Waterfall. The Ballyliffin Golf Club is around a mile from the hotel.


Shore Road, Ballyliffin, F93 TY75, Ireland
Telephone: +353(74)9376107 | Fax: +353(74)9376486 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Supermarket
  • Terrace
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:30

Positive Reviews

Good scenic location; great value for money

Guests say that The Strand in Ballyliffin, Ireland, is a good place to stay to visit Donegal Lapland and Doagh Island and enjoy the fantastic sceneries. Guests say the prices are reasonable and they get good value for their money. When the weather is good, they enjoy visiting the many local attractions that are close by to the hotel.

Friendly staff, excellent food

Many guests say that they cannot praise the staff enough for the welcoming, friendly and helpful attitude of the members. Guests highly praise the food at the hotel saying that the breakfast and dinners are excellent. The dishes are cooked to perfection and melt in the mouth. The drinks prices at the bar are found reasonable by many guests.

Well presented rooms; events organised brilliantly

The rooms are well presented and guests staying with family say that they appreciate the beds and the foldaway guest bed. Guests who attend events like weddings held at the hotel say that the event is conducted brilliantly by the owner and staff and they have a fantastic time. The food is great, the atmosphere jovial and the carvery lunch is perfect.

Negative Reviews

Old, tiny TVs, limited channels

Many guests find the TVs in the rooms old and tiny with very few channels for entertainment. Even those few channels do not have a good reception.

Noisy rooms

Some guests say that the rooms are noisy with guests' talk and sound made by staff heard all the time. Added to that the fire alarm went off on a couple of mornings, awakening alarmed guests.

Bad smell in bathrooms; low shower pressure

Guests say that the en suite bathrooms have a bad smell of sewers. They also say that the shower pressure is slow and they did not enjoy their baths.

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