Markree may be worth touring and walking the grounds but save your Euros and stay somewhere else. We stayed in the "Johnny Cash" room. Let's start with the positive - the dining room is gorgeous, right out of the finest castles of the 18th century; our room and bathroom were HUGE, and the grounds were lovely. But our room at least has easily not been touched since the 1960's. The furnishings are laughable - the chairs and sofas so lumpy, the beds are lumpy, the floor is uneven, there is no detail in the decor whatsoever, it's such a lost opportunity! To say the furnishings are tired is an understatement. I would be embarrassed to charge for our room - they should close for six months and make things right.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Markree Castle, Sligo's oldest inhabited castle, has been the home of the Cooper family since 1640. Now brought back from virtual dereliction and lovingly restored by the Coopers into a country house hotel and highly acclaimed restaurant, Markree Castle is a gateway to the past, combining distinctive old-world, home from home charm with stunning surroundings. Described as Ireland's finest castle of its period, with much care and attention given to preserving original features and atmosphere, a visit to Markree Castle presents a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in history and the authentic castle experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castle Markree
- Markree Castle Sligo
- Markree Castle Hotel Ireland/Collooney