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Shirley Arms Hotel

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently ate here with my friend for lunch. Go here regularly and this would be my too choice to bring a friend for casual bar food or a meal in restaurant. Good selection on the menu, always well presented and timely service. I love your garlic mushrooms and delicious duck wrap. Yum!

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My first visit to The Shirley Arms Hotel was a most enjoyable experience. My husband and I booked a two-daybreak last week, which we do on a fairly regular basis to different parts of Ireland. From check-in to departure, the Hotel service was faultless. Our room was spacious, and the bathroom fully equiped with good quality towels. Dinner on both... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic food and staff. Especially girl at reception and head waitress so kind and helpful. Highly recommended. We just arrived this afternoon and never been made as welcome in any other hotel. Great parking also. All staff are so friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are friendly and welcoming. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable...the bed just wants you to jump in it! It was clean and tidy and very modern. The breakfast was excellent if you wanted a cooked breakfast but if you wanted continental it was a bit dull, with a small choice of cereal and pastries which we only... More

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Timaru, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at the hotel with my very elderly aunt.No assistance for us to lug our bags up to or down from our room offered.I had asked for a quiet room and found there to be some work going on in a building next door.Linda the receptionist very kindly and without question gave us a nicer,quieter room at no extra... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for an evening meal with my girlfriend. Went for the 3 course set menu for €30 (incl €5 subcharge for steak) which was excellent value. The entire meal was delicious and both steaks were cooked to perfection. Great local craft beer on tap too. Kilanny Red was great! Our waitress was very attentive and kind. Even gave us a... More

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Ardee, Ireland
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Called into " Shirley Arms Hotel" in Carrickmacross last week for Lunch!! Beautiful Hotel, Staff very Friendly, The Hotel is spotless and the Lunch was beautiful and Plenty on the plate!! Really enjoyed and will be back again!!

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Dundalk, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Was taken here for the night as a surprise for my 60th birthday. Have to say was disappointed when we arrived in Carrick and saw where we were staying but from the moment we entered the hotel I have to say everything was absolutely excellent! The staff were so. Friendly, professional and helpful. The food was excellent serveice ditto and... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

During our stay here we were made feel really welcome. Our room was a delight to stay in. The hotel was quaint and trendy, at the same time. All staff was friendly and exceedingly helpful. We look forward to our next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wonderful location really friendly staff. Clean comfortable rooms. Superb food. An overall very enjoyable relaxing staff. Will highly recommend to friends and family. Look forward to returning. A big thank you to all the staff. Receptionist Fiona is lively and does a wonderful job. Great price.

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Address: Main Street, Carrickmacross, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Ulster > County Monaghan > Carrickmacross
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Hotel Class:4 star — Shirley Arms Hotel 4*
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The Shirley Arms Hotel is just an hour's drive from Dublin and Belfast, centrally located in the busy market town of Carrickmacross famous for its lace and where Patrick Kavanagh penned his famous poetry. If you are touring or on business, fancy a game of golf or just seeking a place to relax, the 4* Shirley Arms Hotel provides the perfect haven for lesiure or business traveller. The Shirley Arms offers something for everyone throughout the day and evening. From early morning we serve freshly brewed coffee, baked scones, pastries and traditional Full Irish Breakfast. Roast Carvery is served daily. In the afternoons the popular Shirley Grill Menu offers a wide and varied menu in luxurious surroundings, it is the perfect place to relax, wind down, meet friends and soak in the atmosphere. ... more   less 
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