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“Large family gathering” 5 of 5 stars
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The Gateway Hotel
Main Street | Swinford, Swinford, Ireland (Formerly Kelly's Gateway Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Swinford
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Large family gathering”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We travelled from the UK (party of 4) to stay at the Gateway Hotel for a long weekend. On the saturday night we had a family gathering for 40.

The rooms are basic but spotless clean. Excellent value for money. The breakfast was amazing, far more food offered than anyone could eat!

The staff were great. Very helpful, friendly and efficient.

I booked a hot buffet for 40 which was easy to arrange via phone and email (I live in the UK). The food was lovely, plenty to go around!

The hotel is located in a quiet village, reading other reviews I can't see that someone would complain about the road noise! I can't praise the staff enough and the food was lovely and great value for money.

This is a great place to stay, just a short trip from Knock West Ireland airport and a good base to explore Mayo and futher afield.

If you are looking for a welcoming family run hotel at very reasonable price, then this is the place to stay!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Great room, excellent value for money and very friendly service. Cahel was a great host, with nothing too much trouble, and he is clearly the "can do" driving force behind the front of house business. We shall definitely be back!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Galway, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

consistently the best carvery without doubt.5 star meals for under a tenner.no waiting.prompt service and nice atmosphere.beef or lamb to die for.dinner available for takeaways in foil cartons.we have only eaten here.we have not stayed so we dont know what the rooms are like.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Dublin, Ireland
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21 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Stayed here this week. Right in the centre of town. Reception staff very nice and helpful. Had a drink and food in the bar. Always nice to be offered a menu and another drink in a hotel I think. All round would say it was a lovely stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gateway S, Manager at The Gateway Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for your generous review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.We have been putting a big effort in since we took back over the hotel in September and we are delighted that so many people are giving us positive feedback like yourself. Thanks again for taking the time to give us a review and hopefully we will see you again soon.
Kind Regards
Cathal Kelly
Manager
The Gateway Hotel, Swinford, Co. Mayo
Tel: 00353 94 9252156
E: cathalkelly@gatewayswinford.com
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Dublin
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have stayed here a number of times and each time has been perfect.
The rooms are gorgeous & the beds extremely comfortable. We have had Bar Food on each occasion which was delicious. Staff are very friendly and the hotel overall is cosy. I will defiantly be back

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gateway S, Manager at The Gateway Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for your generous review. I am delighted you enjoyed your staywith us.We have been putting a big effort in since we took back over the hotel in September and we are delighted that so many people are giving us positive feedback like yourself. Thanks again for taking the time to give us a review and hopefully we will see you again soon.
Kind Regards
Cathal Kelly
Manager
The Gateway Hotel, Swinford, Co. Mayo
Tel: 00353 94 9252156
E: cathalkelly@gatewayswinford.com
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Galway, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We just had an extremely enjoyable meal in the Gateway Hotel. What a very pleasant experience. The meal was excellent, and served by a waitress who was extremely helpful and pleasant. Overall very enjoyable, highly recommended. Very friendly and welcoming.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gateway S, Manager at The Gateway Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Thank you for your generous review. I am delighted you enjoyed your meal with us.We have been putting a big effort into our food since we took back over the hotel in September and we are delighted that so many people are giving us positive feedback like yourself. Thanks again for taking the time to give us a review and hopefully we will see you again soon.
Kind Regards
Cathal Kelly
Manager
The Gateway Hotel, Swinford, Co. Mayo
Tel: 00353 94 9252156
E: cathalkelly@gatewayswinford.com
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Marbella, Spain
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

If you are looking for a great carvery lunch at the right price this the venue for you. Cathal is helpful and hospitable and willing to help people in every way possible. The hotel has a large function room where I have attended a few events which have always been good

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Main Street | Swinford, Swinford, Ireland (Formerly Kelly's Gateway Hotel)
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Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Swinford
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Swinford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gateway Hotel in Swinford offers great value Accommodation with comfortable rooms in the picturesque heart of Swinford town, only 15 minutes from Ireland West Airport Knock. Free Car Parking to rear of building, Free Wi-Fi internet, All Rooms En-Suite and there is a lift to all floors. We are delighted to announce that we are a 2014 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Winner! Thanks to all our guests! ... more   less 
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