Shandon Hotel and Spa


Shandon Hotel and Spa


The Shandon Hotel and Spa, opened in  2016, sits on the Wild Atlantic Way and is wonderfully scenic with a unique location.


Situated in Portnablagh the hotel has Marble Hill Beach at its feet and Ards Forest on the doorstep. The hotel itself has a swimming pool, sauna/steam room, whirlpool, small gym and separate childrens pool. The thermal spa offers a full range of beauty and spa treatments and includes a relaxation room and Canadian hot-tub. Enjoy afternoon tea in the lobby, or a relaxed drink in the Beats Bar looking out to the spectacular views of Sheephaven Bay through the floor to ceiling windows. Jonjo’s Bar is a great place for a pre dinner drink and dinner is served in the newly opened Marbles restaurant.


There are 68 ensuite bedrooms most with stunning sea views. Standard rooms are compact and towards the back of the hotel (some can be interconnecting). Superior rooms are larger, can also interconnect and have spectacular sea views. Deluxe rooms are newly refurbished and accommodate a king bed, single bed, and pull out single bed, with picture windows overlooking Sheephaven Bay. Executive rooms are on the top floor of the hotel, you simply cannot get a better view! Junior Suites have an open plan living dining area and the newly built Master Suite is situated on the top floor.

• Wi-Fi • Thalgo toiletries • flat screen smart TV • hairdryer • tea/coffee making facilities

Room choices

  • Standard
  • Superior
  • Deluxe
  • Executive
  • Family
  • Junior Suite
  • Master Suite


PRICING in Standard Double/Twin, Bed and Breakfast

Low season High season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 447
£ 721
£ 499
£ 846
2021 Dates
Jan – May
Oct – Dec
Jun – Sep

A SELECTION OF GUIDE PRICES per person (based on two adults sharing) in £ with flights from London Stansted to Derry. Other dates of travel, room types, half-board and single occupancy will be quoted on request. For further flight and ferry information please give us a call.



How to get there

By Plane – There are numerous regional direct flight options into the Republic of Ireland’s main airports of Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock. See below for some of the main routes on offer with various airlines:

  • Flying into Dublin from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Inverness, Jersey, Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and Southend), Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay and Southampton.
  • Flying into Cork from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted), Manchester and Newquay
  • Flying into Shannon from Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, London (Gatwick and Heathrow) and Manchester
  • Flying into Knock from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London  (Gatwick, Luton and Stansted) and Manchester

By Ferry – Stenaline operate sailings between Holyhead to Dublin and Fishguard to Rosslare. P&O Ferries also operate a route from Liverpool to Dublin. You can travel as a foot passenger or with a car – call us for more details

Top tips

  • Renting a car is well worth it to beat the crowds and do things at your own pace
  • Get a Heritage Card and get free admission to all fee-paying state owned heritage sites
  • Ask a local – if in doubt about where to go and what to see next, ask a local, who will know the most up to date must-do’s and will greet you as a friend
  • Don’t be afraid to visit out of season, in December Dublin has fantastic Christmas markets to give you that festive feeling or check out Waterford’s ‘Winterval’. The snowy peaks of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo are simply stunning.
  • Ireland can look small on a map, but packs a punch. Don’t try and fit too many cities or attractions into one trip, allow yourself time to give each place the attention it deserves

When To Go

Festivals run throughout the year so if there is something in specific you would like to see/do then please ask us

November – March – Rural island tends to close down at this time of year but the larger cities will still have a buzz. St Patrick’s Day is of course on the 17th March so expect crowds and book early to avoid disappointment.

March – May – Spring flowers bloom and the beautiful parks and green spaces wake up from their winter slumber. This is a great time for walkers and those wanting to explore the great outdoors in a mild temperature.

June – September – This is the warmest time of year here, and where the landscape is at its most vibrant

September – November – As Autumn comes to Ireland some of the key attractions of the summer including the Skellig Islands close to the public or become impossible to reach due to the change in weather. But this is still a fantastic time to visit with less crowds and plenty of festivals on the calendar.