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Departing Sydney at 9pm, we hopped on the luxurious a380 en route to Dubai. Lovely plane, comfy spot, but the staff left a lot to be desired. Arrive in Dubai and straight onto the next plane to Dublin. Same story. Off the plane, onto a bus to the Budget car rental place to pick up the Juke. Highlight of the day was finding out our chariot was brand …
So after a very solid sleep we woke feeling amazing. Unfortunately Irish don't believe in gyms, so instead we had to settle for a hearty full Irish breakfast. I must say the bacon was some of the best I've ever tasted. The food was fresh and we were feeling great. Quick whip around Sligo to the shops to find a travel adaptor (apparently no one in …
Destination Sligo today, with one stop to see the Ashford Castle. We only got lost once, not bad. The castle, once owned by the Guinness family was the most spectacular yet, guess we saved the best for last. As you will see from the photos, it absolutely huge, and is an operating 5 star hotel, so they wouldn't let the riffraff in. Damn it. One …
After our nap we then met Ronan and the boys at Fiddlers for a drink. I then left Rainier at the Stag party and met up with Barb and Ronan's sisters for Barb's Hen Party! It was a blast and here are some pics!
We arrived in Sligo at around 11am. Went to O'Hehirs for lunch and then back to the Glasshouse for a well needed nap before the festivites began.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Glasshouse Sligo
Stayed at the hotel in April 07. The hotel looks modern from the outside and is right in the city centre. When we arrived, like another review, we were checked in by a sour woman at reception who was loud and generally unhelpful. She just gave us our room keys but did not give us any directions to the room, or info about breakfast etc.. They also make you pay on arrival so they don't have to bother with you for the rest of your stay. There are not enough lifts in the hotel, each time we were going to and from reception, we would have had to wait at least 5 minutes for the lift.
Smelly, noisy, rude staff,overpriced, over/undercooked food, dirty, they let drunks in the bar, the carpets make you sick, they cant even set up a meeting for 40 delegates without messing up, there is no one there who can work the IT equipment, broadband?forget it!
I finally got to stay in the Glasshouse last weekend. I was looking forward to it as I was watching the construction and thought the architecture bold and ambitious especially for Sligo. I was curious however to see if the operation lived up to architecture. I must say I was not disapointed. Apart from a few minor snags every part of my stay was excellent. I must pay special mention of the restaurant. I would recommend it even if you are not staying in the hotel. The menu was ambitious like the hotel itself but the meal was well prepared and efficiently served by a very friendly waitress. The bar was also a very pleasent experience and seems to be popular with the well healed locals. You get the impression that people make a special effort to dress up to go out in the Glasshouse. I found the staff willing and friendly if some were a little inexperienced. The location is also very convenient as its right in the centre of Sligo. Definately worth a visit.
I have read the raving reviews given about this hotel and I feel I have to share my experience.
Just returned from a visit to Sligo and the Glasshouse Hotel
have stayed in numerous Hotels throughout the world and must say this is one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in. Room was beautifull spotless clean and the colour green throughout,(carpet,chair, bedcover)was very different. I believe green and orange are the theme for each floor.Reception staff especially Stephanie very nice and helpfull also bar man Eamonn.Breakfast was very nice except for fried eggs must have been there for at least a hour seeing them turned me off having anything hot. very good offers on at the moment. will def be back, Sligo is a very nice town put shops very very expencive compared to Dublin
The first thing that strikes you about this hotel is it's fantastic and unusual design on the outside. You soon realise that the outside is tame compared to the interior design of the hotel and it's rooms. Very fun and funky. It's refreshing to find something different to the standard hotel room that you come across all over the world.
Very clean and modern
Close to local restaurants. Nice selection of music available on "TV". Handy safe in room. Good quality breakfast. Underground carpark convenient. Staff helpful. Needs a bit of live entertainment perhaps (none on Friday night when we were there).
Stayed here on an introductory offer of 109 euros a night. Superbly situated in Sligo city centre and a beautiful modern hotel. Excellent underground parking. One of the best we have stayed in and our expectations are high. You'd expect to pay 200-300 euros a night this for a hotel of simlar class. Going back in a few months again. Restaurant is excellent as well.
I have just returned from a 2 night break in the glasshouse & i have nothing but good things to say about it. From the outside it is a stunning looking building overlooking the river and right in the centre of town (very handy). Check is was quick and efficient. Our room was beautifully decorated, clean, large bed and spacious. The interior of the hotel is very modern with the upstairs bar being a personal highlight. Its decked out with big comfortable couches & chairs & again has a fantastic view of the town & river. Service here was excellent, was served straight away even though the bar was busy. Found the staff to be very friendly in particular the reception staff & the bar manager Eamonn - great service & craic! Breakfast was enjoyable with check out again being a quick & straightforward affair. Overall i enjoyed it from start to finish & will definitely be back to this fantastic hotel in the near future.
A great hotel that will go far
The Glasshouse is ideally situated in the heart of Sligo, near all local amenities. The hotel is just a few months old so the car park is under construction, for instance. However the hotel itself is decked out in fantastic modern décor throughout. The View bar is particularly fabulous, full of sumptuous furnishings.
Staff are extremely friendly and obliging on all levels. The Kitchen restaurant serves excellent food, again surrounded by unique décor and furnishings. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to everyone out there.
See the hotel for yourself at: www.theglasshouse.ie