Hotel White Sands


About Hotel White Sands

Hotel White Sands is a 3-star hotel overlooking the Irish Sea in Portmarnock, 15 km from downtown Dublin. The hotel is within a short drive of some classic golf courses, including the Royal Dublin and Portmarnock Links and 4.3km away from Malahide Castle.

All rooms come with tea and coffee facilities, TV, safe, work desk, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer and ironing equipment.

Reception is open 24/7 with a lounge area overlooking Portmarnock Beach, complimentary Wi-Fi and newspapers available in public areas and there is ample parking in front of the hotel.

A full breakfast is offered at Hotel White Sands each morning. The Oasis Bar and Grill is the beachfront restaurant specializing in British cuisine. Room service is also available for limited hours during the day.

Dublin Airport is a 20-minute drive away, bus services near the hotel take guests into Portmarnock in six minutes and into Central Dublin in less than an hour.


Portmarnock, Portmarnock, Ireland
Telephone: +353(1)8666000 | Fax: +353(1)8666006 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Supermarket
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Good value close to beach

You will find taking walks along the nearby Portmarnock beach to make a stay at White Sands well worthwhile, and some of the clean, warm and comfy rooms look right out over the Irish Sea.

Handy location for Airport

For those passing through, the proximity to the airport will be handy, as will the large car park with free parking because the area is a little removed if you are not travelling by car In case you are not, there is also a bus stop around the corner.

Decent value at Oasis

The hotel’s Oasis Bar & Restaurant has a reputation for offering tasty, good value Irish meals and refreshments, a welcoming atmosphere and some lively music nights.

Relaxed and helpful hosts

You will find both the receptionists and bar staff to be good sorts, providing great service and the kind of hospitality the Irish are famous for.

Negative Reviews

Rooms needing refurbishment

Some guests have found the rooms at White Sands to be dated, with mould in some bathrooms and the general wear of time across furnishings and surfaces.

Nightclub can cause ruckus

The nightclub next door can be the cause of some din in the weekends, and a few guests have also reported some noise from within the hotel, so be sure to take some ear plugs if you will be there during this time.

Rooms can be too small

On occasion guests have found the rooms to be too small for their group, but this has not been the overall consensus of many of those who have stayed.

Wi-Fi poor in rooms

Some people have been disappointed to find Wi-Fi not necessarily working in their rooms, but access is only supposed to be available in the public areas, so keep this in mind if you are looking for somewhere to take care of work.

Rating Overview

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7.6 /10
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    7.6 /10
7.6 out of 10 based on 878 reviews