It’s celebration time here at The Ocean Sands – Fáilte Ireland have upgraded us to four star hotel status and we are absolutely delighted. It’s a really big day for us, we’ve been working towards this for the last few years. It means the highest standards of quality for all our guests in every part of their experience.
If you’ve been in the hotel recently, you’ll have noticed some of our renovations and improvements. The whole bar and restaurant area has been completely refurbished so you can sit looking out the conservatory windows at the glorious sandy beach. Our new chef is the award-winning Marcin Szczodrowski who is well known for his work in Eala Bhán Restaurant in Sligo town. Chef Marcin has hit the ground running, he is completely revamping menus and putting his own distinctive stamp on the kitchen.
Chef Marcin is a talented Polish born chef who revels in working with the top-quality ingredients in the local area. He is busy developing new menus and has already introduced a delicious afternoon tea menu and has plans for a signature tasting menu working closely with local and organic producers. Keep an eye out for details, it’s going to be great!
“This is a really important milestone for us and we are delighted with the announcement”, said Mark Devaney, owner and general manager of The Ocean Sands Hotel, “It is the culmination of an extensive refurbishment and upgrading programme over the last three years, since well before COVID-19. I want to acknowledge the hard work and exceptional effort the whole team, led by deputy manager Jennifer Howley, has put in to reach this standard. We’re also delighted that Chef Marcin has joined us, he is an exceptional chef and we know our guests will be impressed with the new menus”.
John Neary, Wild Atlantic Way Development Officer, said, “Fáilte Ireland were pleased to attend the launch event for the Oceans Sands Hotel newly acquired 4-star hotel accreditation. Failte Ireland will continue to work closely with the management team of the Ocean Sands Hotel with our shared ambitions of promoting the wonderful location of Enniscrone on Wild Atlantic Way”.
Our hotel currently has 50 generous bedrooms including 20 family rooms and an impressive bridal suite complete with sea view balcony (we’re pretty well known as an award-winning wedding venue) Directly behind the hotel are 13 beautifully appointed and roomy apartments with easy beach access. Families love them, they’ve lots of space, and are near the safe attractive playground beside outdoor tables. Good news for dog owners too – we’re dog-friendly, welcoming furry friends in both hotel rooms and apartments.
Locals will remember the original hotel, then called The Atlantic, it was acquired by local property developer Mark Devaney and his late father Joe, in the early 2000s. They completely redeveloped the existing hotel and reopened to the public in 2007.