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BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strandhill Road | Sligo Town Centre, Sligo, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old home is quirky, clean, has great staff and is a bit like the tardis. Our room was smallish with a soft bed which doesn't suite us at all but great pillows did help. We overlooked a street with a bright light that shone late into the night outside our room. Dinner was delicious, breakfast the usual! Wifi downstairs... More

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jane K, Thank you for your comments, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, your stay coincided with Fleadh Cheoil which is a major event in the Irish Festival calendar which Sligo was privilaged to host this year and are lucky enough to do it all again next year. Hopefully you might make it back to Sligo... More

Kildare, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is situated beside both Sligo railway station and Sligo bus station and teherfore if you are travelling without your own transport it is ideal. The hotel itself is rather dated by modern standards but is both clean and comfortable, and the staff friendly. The bedrooms are quite large but the decor is very dark and hence make the... More

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel, responded to this review

Dear hopperheadKildare, Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted you found our location ideal for those using public transport. We try and keep our decor in keeping with the character of the hotel as it was originally a Southern Railway Hotel We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Kindest regards T. Henry More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel. staff very friendly. Good food. Nice and central. Very clean. Rooms nice and spacious. Nice view of the town. Lovely couches in lounge area to relax. Beautiful hotel. staff very friendly. Good food. Nice and central. Very clean. Rooms nice and spacious. Nice view of the town. Lovely couches in lounge area to relax.

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michael B, Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your comments. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future Kindest regards T. Henry More

Wexford, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

hi my self and my wife wear in this hotel for four nights over the august bank holiday the weather was not that good but lovely 80 year old hotel turned on her charm with her lovely and friendly staff we had a wonderful time there.

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James L, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with fellow trip advisors, and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in the BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel. We look forward to seeing you again when your next heading to Sligo Kindest regards T. Henry More

Newcastle, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was a surprise. It is a big hotel . Our room was very comfortable . The staff most helpful and friendly. We had dinner in Finnigans bar and the food was very good. Brian, was friendly and gave excellent service. Wifi only in the public areas, good parking on site.

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PamF47, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and have passed your comments onto Brian. We did have some issues with our wifi which has now been resolved and is available throughout the whole hotel We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Kindest regards T. Henry More

Milton Keynes
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 4 nights. Comfortable hotel with traditional decor. Our room was clean and comfortable. Drawback was that our room was not accessible without taking a half flight of stairs, either up from the lift on one floor or down from the floor above, as we were in the extended part of the hotel. Worth bearing in mind when booking... More

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Karen H, Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback, and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We do have a small number of rooms that are accessed only by stairs as we were originally built in 1928 and endeavour to keep the old world feel of the hotel, yet with modern conveniences. We... More

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

stayed at this hotel for two nights on a groupon deal only wished we had been there for longer. Rooms were lovely spacious and spotlessly clean. Dinner was included for first night absolutely delicious breakfast for the next two mornings were equally good and enjoyed very much. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are keen to go back. Thank you for... More

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Emily F, Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback to fellow trip advisor users, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel & Leisure Centre in the near future Kindest regards T. Henry More

Navan, Ireland
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

friendly staff,nice clean hotel,big bedroom and bathroom,nice breakfast but disappointed no entrance to bar after normal pub closing time,very convenient to sligo town,will visit again at some stag in the near future..

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel, responded to this review

Dear andy m, Thank you for taking the time to share you feedback with fellow trip advisor users, with regard to our bar opening times, we had a full bar service until 12 midnight and guests before leaving the bar are informed thereafter we have a limited bar service available to residents which is serviced by our night porter, we... More

Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visiting Sligo is always a pleasure and travelling by train from Dublin the Southern Hotel is always first choice. This time we brought our eldest grandchild with us and the room we had was splendid. Room 304. Plenty of room to spread ourselves, and even a jacuzzi bath to relax in after trotting around Sligo town.

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sean R, Thank you for your kind comments, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your point of view with fellow trip advisor users, and we are delighted that your grandchild enjoyed their stay also We look forward to welcoming you back to the BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel & Leisure Centre in the near future Kindest... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Hotel is in a nice location. That is the only positive thing. When you enter hotel, they have downstairs all modern around reception area. When you open bedroom door its so old and outdated. Rooms are very basic. This is not a three star hotel!! Reception staff not friendly and not professional. Imagine saying to a guest "Stand there until... More

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lisa L, Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback, we are disappointed that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. Our hotel was built in 1928 and our rooms are decorated in keeping with the old world feel, I will raise the issue of reception at our next management meeting, we have had new reception staff... More

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Address: Strandhill Road | Sligo Town Centre, Sligo, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Sligo
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel 3*
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Three Star BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel is a family owned and operated hotel that has been a major player in the hospitality business in Sligo for over 20 years. We subtly blend the elegance and intimacy of a more gracious age, with the best of modern comforts. Accommodation comprises of 98 well appointed bedrooms all ensuite, with direct dial telephone, multi-channel television, hair dryer and, tea and coffee making facilities. Kick start your day with a hearty hot breakfast from the large breakfast buffet. We serve an appetising bar menu through out the day, from gourmet sandwiches and traditional Atlantic chowder to mouth-watering main courses all of which is very popular with locals, our Garden Room restaurant offers an extensive menu each evening using fresh produce sources from local suppliers. We also serve a variety of pastries, scones and finger sandwiches which can be enjoyed throughout the day beside an open fires in our lobbies The award winning leisure centre boasts a 13 metre swimming pool, a children's pool, sauna, steam room and a fully air conditioned gym. BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel can cater for a wide variety of group sizes with their range of conference suites, allowing for meetings and seminars of different scales to take place. Sligo, home to the infamous poet and playwright WB Yeats offers a wide range of amenities from the 340 seat Hawks Well theatre which hosts a diverse programme of arts and entertainments to the 12 screen multiplex Gaiety Cinema. We have it all, riverside cafes, museums, art galleries, shopping centres and within a 5 mile radius you have a choice of beaches, links golf courses, woodland walks and scenery renowned internationally. For our active clientele there is a fitness trail freely available in Sligo Town. Follow the river to the entrance of Lough Gill and along the way avail of an outside gym and a woodland walk, all within walking distance of the hotel and Hazelwood Forest Walk is just 3 kilometres outside Sligo on the shores of Lough Gill, follow the nature trail, enjoy lake views, picnic areas and unique wooden sculptures. The BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel & Leisure Centre offer a variety of holidays to suit all tastes, activity breaks include surfing, stand up paddle boarding, golfing and walking to name but a few, theatre breaks, over 50's and family holidays are also on offer all year round. ... more   less 
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