Clarion Hotel Sligo

Clarion Road, Ballinode, Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland | 4 star hotel
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Friday 11 July 2014 Limerick to Sligo

A travel blog entry by bruce.durie


... for lunch at Galway this is a busy city with cobblestone streets , many shops, cafés, buskers & bars. After lunch we drove to Knock with its modern cathedral and finally to Sligo , excursion tonight to Irish pub for drinks and ...

The Rocky Road To Dublin

A travel blog entry by lisaajane


... on your phone if you think your power might die.

Well then lisa!

I had 30 minutes to get enough charge to get my ticket!

And in those 30 minutes, i found John and Paul! My two buddies from yesterday.

It was good so see them when I didn't look like a tomato pineapple cross.

And then, my onwards journey began!

And just for you, i have re-written the first verse and chorus of Rocky Road to Dublin ...

The guy from Dooblin

A travel blog entry by lisaajane


... talking and he was from Dooblin. That's where he said he was from anyway. I think he meant Dublin but yeah.

But I won't be mean about the's pretty. Irish accents are. Some of them.

He was genuinely so so nice, and easy to talk to. And so quick at getting up on a board!

I got jealous ha.

And I would have said he was quite cute too, but ...

Back at it!

A travel blog entry by lisaajane


... in to town to get mine in the hope that I would be in before they got out

It was very similar to my board at home. Also got a very think wetsuit, which is good in the water but impossible to get on. And a pair of booties.

I must have looked like a right dag carrying a board on my head from the center of town to Tullen Strand.

But where I was camped was worth it.


The Glass Wave

A travel blog entry by lisaajane


Before I travelled, I never understood when people said ‘it brings me alive’.
Heck, I still might not. I’m more tired than I’ve ever been in my life, but I know the meaning. The ‘on-top-of-the-world’ feeling.
I surfed back home, not well, but enough to be fun.
And today Sebastian and I were conquering the West Irish coast.
Well, we were getting a lesson in Bundoran so we didn’t kill ourselves.
We got there early ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Clarion Road, Ballinode, Sligo, is near Cairns Hill Forest Park, St. Feichin's Church, Black Monument, and Cabragh Wedge Tomb.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Clarion Hotel Sligo

    Good Choice


    Went to this hotel in July 2005 after recommendation from a friend.

    Hotel easily found - beautiful site. Found the hotel to be well presented, clean, large rooms (we had a suite which u could happily have lived in). Reception staff very friendly on arrival as were all staff although we found that staff in restaurant could have been more attentive during our evening meal. Food very good although quite pricey for evening meal!

    Hotel lacks atmosphere but this is probably due to its newness. Would have no hesitation in returning or recommending

    Beautiful, classy hotel


    Fabulous hotel - no faults at all

    Everything is brand new from the gym and pool to the restauarant and bedrooms

    We were upgraded to a suite :0) with a seperate lounge and kitchen area - lovely!

    Food in both the Sinergie and Kudos restaurants was excellent.

    Deals are to be had on the internet - our stay for 2 nights B&B and one evening meal and a massage each was only 298 Euros in total!

    Excellent value for money - would go back tommorrow!

    New Clarion Sligo worth a visit


    I stayed in this new 4 star hotel with my husband and 2 young children the August Bank Holiday weekend. We got a great deal at €165 per adult and children staying free. This also included one dinner.We were upgraded to a suite and it was just fantastic! We had a huge bed in the room and an adjoining room with sofabed, kitchen with microwave, fridge and delph/cutlery and dining table, comfy armchairs and another TV. Our children are both very small so it meant we could crack open a bottle of wine wnd have a romantic evening while they slept soundly in the adjoining room. There was a fantastic room service menu available 24 hours. As this was peak season there was some delay, we noticed, on Saturday in rooms being available for arriving guests. However, there was free tea and coffee, cocktail sausages, sandwiches etc for arriving guests . I thought it was a lovely touch. For guests with children there was a supervised play area in the hotel and movies shown in the evenings. This meant parents could dine in comfort alone! Guests were welcome to use the playroom at other times, once they remained there with their children. The hotel is a nice 15 minute walk from town. It is such a beautiful building and the decor is very calming. Apt I suppose when you consider it was once a psychiatric hospital! I promise you there is not a hint of it's former life to be seen!!!! The leisure facilities were beyond reproach also, and spotlessly clean. This was one of the busieat times to visit an Irish hotel but I never once got a sense of the staff feeling under pressure or stressed. The whole stay was very relaxed. I'm sure the prices may go up as the hotel gets better known but I'll definately stay here again and recommend the Clarion Sligo to anyone.

    Great Hotel and Staff


    We had the pleasure of staying at the Clarion Hotel Sligo last Saturday night, and I have to say it was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. I have been in the hotel industry for 8 years and have stayed in lots of top class hotels around the world, and I can easily say this was up there with the best.

    From the moment you drive up the driveway, the first impression is impressive - beautiful old building, restored amazingly. The staff from reception to the bar to accommodation staff was so friendly and efficient. Our room was fabulous, and great value. We did not have dinner at the hotel but ate at a great restaurant - Coach Lane - in Sligo town. Definitely recommend the Surf and Turf!! And breakfast the next morning couldn't be faulted.

    The only bad thing was our stay was too short!

    I'd highly recommend this hotel to anyone going to Sligo - try it soon!

    Fantastic Weekend Break


    We have just arrived home from a fantastic weekend at the Clarion Hotel Sligo. The setting, facilities and welcoming staff were outstanding. We look forward to another visit in the near future. We have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone.

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    We found this hotel without any problems as it is on the main road (Mental Hospital Road!) from Enniskillen. The letter we received prior to departure informed us that our apartment would be ready for 2pm. On arrival at the hotel shortly after 3pm we were told our room would be ready in 30 mins. This 30 minutes became 90 minutes of wheeling an increasingly grouchy 1 year old around the hotel grounds until we were belatedly offered a complimentary drink from the bar.

    We were eventually allowed to go to our apartment at 4:30pm!!! There was an explanation rather than an apology that they "had a full house and the rooms weren't clean". Hardly our fault!

    We got off to a dodgy start but don't let this put you off. This is a fantastic hotel at an amazing price. My wife and I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough for families. We stayed in the 1 bedroom apartment which allowed us to put our 1 year old to bed and yet we had the living room to relax in with a drink and watch tv.

    We ate in both the Asian themed Kudos bar/restaurant and the elegant Sinergie restaurant. The food in both was beautifully presented, tasted amazing and although not cheap did not break the bank. Beware the €20 breakfast! We thought this was a joke but they really do charge €20 per person for breakfast! There is a bar in the hotel but like most modern, stylised hotel bars it lacked atmosphere.

    In the basement of the hotel is a well equipped gym and treatment rooms offering a wide range of pamper packages! However as we had our little boy with us most of our time was spent in the children's toy room, the 0.5m deep kiddies paddling pool and the main 20m swimming pool. Both were clean and had modern, well equipped changing rooms.

    This is a hotel which is ideal for families or those looking for relaxation combined with good food and drink. Those wanting to party would be best checking out locations closer to the town centre.

    All in all this is a beautiful hotel at an unbelievable price (but loses points for our late check-in and the extortionate breakfast prices!). Go there!

    Great hotel...


    We'd booked to stay 3 nights in a double room at 99Euro per night.. then on getting to our room we discovered we'd mysteriously been upgraded to a suite with a separate living room/dining area/kitchenette which was brilliant!

    The building had great Victorian character from the outside and the interior was beautifully decorated in modern, warm natural colours. Reception staff were really friendly, welcoming and helpful, as were the Spa staff. I did not get chance to try any spa treatments, but did use the well-equipped gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi a couple of times (you need a swimming hat, which they can sell you for 2.50 Euros).

    We chose to have breakfast in our room on one morning, which was a bit expensive at 20 Euro a head, but normal room service food options weren't too badly priced and the menu was varied, and there were 'late night' options too.

    Hotel was on the outskirts of the town, but just about within walking distance (~25 mins?).. although we did choose to catch a taxi home which was only about 6 Euros.

    Our only problem was with the shower.. it was either boiling hot or freezing cold, but to be fair to the hotel, I did not report it till I checked out, so I gave them no chance to fix it (or show me how to use it properly!)



    If you're looking for a hotel in Sligo, this is the place to stay. Top class. No complaints. Staff great, food lovely, rooms clean, pool relaxing.

    Elegant & Calming Luxury Weekend


    After a recommendation by a collegue who had spent the previous weekend in this hotel with his family, my husband and I decided at the last minute to book this hotel for the Bank Holiday weekend break.

    It was offering an excellent deal on the net. 120 euros for an apartment per night. (The apartment would easily sleep 4 persons)

    The first impression as you go up the drive is very splendid - a granite building beautifully restored to its former glory.

    Very contemporary furnishings unusual stunning pieces of artwork, everywhere sparkling and new.

    The apartment was light and spacious with earthy colours and the separate bedroom had gorgeous egyptian cotton sheets and duvet cover.

    We slept like babies!

    We ate in the dining room each night - although there was a choice of an Asian menu in the lively bar.

    The food was excellent and the staff treated us like old friends and had time to chat which is always nice and friendly.

    This hotel is on the outskirts of Sligo town and within easy driving distance of beautiful sights and scenes.

    A thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

    Gorgeous Hotel 4star+


    Stayed here for one nite in april and was very impressed. Got a great deal with allukhotels. Got a double room for 85Euro. Also checked their website direct think its under quality hotels and can a triple room for just 99Euro. The hotel is brand new. It used to be a mental hospital but dont let that put you off. Its got a very modern design with dark wood and cream and brown decor. The bedrooms were sparkling clean. They also have a leisure centre and spa. Myself and my husband booked in for a shiatsu massage the next morning and they gave it free of charge as they said the treatment rooms were up and running yet. The location is a bit outside the town you would probably need to get a taxi or drive into the town centre.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Clarion Hotel Sligo

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent