BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel
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A rather chilly start to the day 11 degrees, not bad for summer we were all hoping and praying for the sun to appear as rain was forecast as our first stop was the Unesco World Heritage Site of Giant's Causeway. Before stopping at Giants Causeway we had a short stop at the headland, there the sun was out and the day very clear, clear enough for us …
This is going to be short, the one night stays in the hotel are murder! But! We made it to Ireland and when I got off the motor coach at the hotel tonight, I danced a little jig as it was the first time I set foot on Irish soil.
We crisscrossed back and forth over the border several times today but we are not firmly in Ireland. We are staying …
Happy Mothers Day!
"Sheriff of Buttingham" - early onto the coach again - the seat rotation is causing a bit of a stir in the mornings now! The Elisabeth Taylor sisters made a bit of a ruckus because someone was where they thought they were meant to be sitting lol people were calling out all over the place and I tried to explain it to the …
... decide to skip it. I feel like this place would be far more poignant if they had retained the simple structures that once dotted this landscape. We fill up our holy water bottles and head out. We drive straight back to Cork, about 3 1/2 hours. We pick up Chris's car at his work and drive to dinner: Franciscan Wells Brewery. The kids sit at a barrel table, the "kids table" they say. We have pizza and beer and relax a while before driving back to Cloughduv. It's been a fun filled ...
... some green rocks and where the quiet man movie was filmed... But it was getting late, rainy looking, and we were very tired and ready to be off the small roads. So we headed straight to Sligo! We checked in had some tea and cookies while talking to our hosts. But unfortunately we were exhausted and headed to bed before too long. Sligo did sound like a cool place, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel
Loved staying in some real nice B&Bs these past several day, but a real hotel with a king size bed. Alice struggle getting out of it this morning. Nice place, right next to Bus Station.
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel
We stayed in 2 twin rooms for 2 nights in May 2005. Reservations had no record of our booking when I rang to confirm 7 days before travelling.
Our rooms were adequate but ours had only one bath towel and 2 hand towels for 2 adults. We asked for some extra towels when going out after breakfast on our first day but returned at 3pm to no towels at all!!! I asked at reception and was guaranteed towels would be dropped off but no. I asked the housekeeping person on our corridor for towels and she told me she would get around to my room in about 2 hrs time. We did a deal with housekeeping to get clean towels - they didn't have to service our room.
When we returned from breakfast the following day at 10am, our towels were gone again.
The whole experience had a Fawlty Towers feel to it.
I won't be going back - even though we made our displeasure known to mgmt, we still paid top dollar.
We stayed here a couple of weeks ago as we were attending a relations wedding. The food was delicious and the staff were efficient and friendly.
Our room was decorated beautifully and we had a flat screen tv! I most certainly will be returning.
Would not stay there again.
Dirty coffee cup on the sink, very high price, run down (wall paper behind the front desk torn and hanging).
Bound to be a better place in Sligo.
We stayed at the Southern for two nights due to a family wedding. I was apprehensive after reading the reviews on here and I am quite hard to please when it comes to hotels. I found the Southern really excellent. The rooms were gorgeous, decorated beautifully and very clean. The staff were great, very helpful. Our room was spacious and had a view of a little courtyard. The only criticism I would give is that on the Staurday morning we had to wait 2 hours for an iron and ironing board to be brought to us. We kept ringing reception and they were very apologetic but had lots of people waiting to use it, perhaps as it was an August Saturday and lots of wedding guests were there. The next morning it came withing 10 mins of us asking, but perhaps they could invest in a few extras!
The wedding reception was held here too and it was absolutely beautiful, the room, the staff and the food were great. The food deserves another mention, it really was delicious and the portions were huge! So don't be put off, it is a great hotel with great staff.
Double and a single bed but not much floor space for opening suitcases because of the room's unusual layout (long & narrow). The mattresses weren't the most comfortable.
It was a warm day and opening the window wasn't very effective at cooling down the room during daylight hours.
The room had a kettle with tea/coffee and was fairly well furnished. The bathroom was modern; it had a nice tub with a shower head, a heated towel rack, shampoo was provided - despite its being modern, the lighting in the bathroom was extremely dim.
The buffet breakfast is good but your must wait for your tour group's scheduled time to be allowed to enter.
Although we had been warned that the hotel is located next to the train station, we weren't disturbed by any noises during the night. The hotel's location is fairly central.
Did not stay here but gave 1 months notice of cancellation but they still kept Eur 40.00 deposit which is outrageous for doing nothing!
Would not recommend any company that treats its customers this way
Not good value for money
Stayed in room 434 (double) which is at the back of the hotel and faces the railway line which had a few train movements throughout the night, there was also a lot of hallway noise with doors banging and the like. The room itself was okay with one very small double bed and a single bed, not much floor space to open a suitcase if all beds are occupied. The heater in this room was also broken. The room is a wifi hotspot which is charged at 10 euro an hour (and I thought 10 Australian dollars was expensive). The rate was 130 euros including breakfast, breakfast was reasonable without being spectacular. This hotel is located on the edge of the town centre. In summary this hotel was okay but when rated for value for money it can only manage 2 out of 5.
You will love it there.
The Sligo Southern is great, the new rooms in the front are fab, the staff are very effecient and welcoming. You will need to go on a diet after staying there as the food is great.
Would highly recommend this hotel for relaxing and there's a great bar across the road with live music.
It just takes 5 minutes to walk into town The last thing I will say is go there..and enjoy it.
we stay at this hotel once a year we have been since 1998 and every year has always been better that the one before. i would incurrige anyone who is thinking of staying in sligo to stay at the southern hotel u will not reget it
Five Star Southern Hotel
I stayed in the Southern Hotel for 6 nights in November 2003. All the staff from the receptionists to the bar staff, waitrses and chambermaids could not have been more proffesional or helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for the wonderful staff of the Southern Hotel. The hotel itself is imaculate, and the food in the restaurant is a experience in itself. It also boasts a great fitness centre which the guests can avail of. I was very sad to leave the Southern Hotel.
anybody staying in Sligo, do not hessitate to book into this wonderful hotel.