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“Very friendly,Excellent grub” 5 of 5 stars
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The Helm Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   The Quay, Westport, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #21 of 64 Westport B&B and Inns
Rochdale
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Very friendly,Excellent grub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

We stayed at the Helm for a long weekend in January 2012 and right from the start we were made to feel very welcome with cups of coffee to warm us up. There were only the 2 of us and yet we were given a 3 bedroomed apartment overlooking the quay with all the facilities you could want. The pub has a very welcoming feel to it and even at this time of year is still very busy at weekends with live music played on a Saturday night and during the afternoon on Sunday. It has a very good reputation locally for the food served and based on our experience is richly deserved. The restaurant was full on the Saturday and Sunday from early evening and booking a table would be reccomended. Everone was very friendly with the owners taking a very active part in making our stay a very pleasurable one. Would definately reccomend this property as a base for exploring this part of Ireland and as a good night out.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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McLean, Virginia
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7 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

This is all about expectations. If you're looking for a quaint b and b in the center of town, this isn't it. On the other hand, what we got was pretty good. The property is located several miles from the center of town near a peaceful Quay. We were offered a large two bedroom apartment, not what we needed for the 2 of us, furnished rather sparsely, but just right for a family. The bar and restaurant were good enough, but wasn't that cozy.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ennis, ireland
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

Didn't stay here but spend had dinner 1 night & spent the other night there for a few beers watching Estonia - Ireland. Food was excellent, service & staff also outstanding. Also special thanks to the owner/manager who really went the extra mile when he saw it was my wife's birthday. Will certainly be back next time i'm in Westport.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011 via mobile

Arrived tired and hungry and had a great meal at the Helm. Noticed they had apartments and asked about availability. Offered us a great rate for B&B and could not have been more helpful. Rooms were spacious and clean with fluffy bath towels. Fantastic location had us wake up to an idyllic view of the hillside dotted with sheep and a trawler at moor on the quay. Must admit the music from the pub and sounds from a extractor fan outside the room were evident but not overly intrusive. We put in earplugs and assume both stopped sometime later. It didn't disturb our sleep. The folks were so friendly that when they weren't able to give us the room for a second night as they we booked out, they recommend another facility nearby.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

We stayed in a two bed apartment with friends, it was recommended by a family member.
The location is great, right on the Westport quay, there are plenty of venues in easy walking distance, or a longer walk to the main centre of Westport.
The apartments are well appointed, ideal for a family stay, all cooking and laundry facilities are available.
Would definatley stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We stayed at the Helm - last minute decision - one night 28-08-2011
The apartment was clean + functional - and great value @ €70.00
The pub itself was the highlight of the stay - the staff were excellent couldnt do enough for us. Despite having a wedding party to contend with they sorted us out for an evening meal which was excellent value and delicious.
The live music was brilliant and the criac was great.
The staff really want you to enjoy your stay and make the place that bit special.
The breaklfast next morning was lovely.
Keep up the good work - great value - great criac - great staff what more could you ask for.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Apatments located over Pub with late night music and people on the street until
the early hours. Not suitable for children.Extraction equipment located near bedroom window, with non stop noise.Problem also with blocked toilet and sell of stagnent water.

Will not be back

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Helm Bed and Breakfast

Address: The Quay, Westport, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Westport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Helm Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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