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“Service without a smile”
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Talbot Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Belmullet
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Ireland
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61 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Service without a smile”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

Had dinner here last Thursday, We waited 45 minutes for our starter, When we asked the waitress about the delay she said the computer to the kitchen had broke down. We said that was fine and asked for another drink while we were waiting for the backlog to clear as we weren’t in that much of a hurry. We waited another 20 minutes for the drink – which I presume had nothing to do with the computer error! We got our starters which were lovely, and then waited another 35 minutes for our main course. We thought that once the starters arrived there wouldn’t be a delay on the mains. We mentioned to the manager that while we understood the first error we were not impressed with the other two. He was plain rude & told us every other customer had to wait too and half-heartedly apologised…you would think it was our fault the computer broke!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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TalbotHotel2011, Manager at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am sincerly sorry for the delay in service on the night. As you are aware the kitchen printer froze and it was a while before we realised what had occured as this was the first time it happened. Once we rebooted it the kitchen got landed with 12 dockets all together one of which was for a table of 10. It was a busy night and this is every chefs nightmare. Our service staff immediately explained to all the customers what had happened which people took in good spirit. Your complaint was dealt with by myself. I sincerly apologised for what had happened and made accomodations to your bill. This was a stressful situation for all. We were honest and upfront with our guests, owned up to our mistake and did so in a friendly manner.
It is a situation we have taken steps to avoid in the future.
Thanking you,
Tommy Talbot
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Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

We decided on a spur of the moment trip and searched boutique hotel west Ireland. When we checked out the Talbot website we were impressed with the pictures and reviews of this hotel. We called to book a room for our trip, and we found the receptionist to be friendly, chatty, warm and very lovely to deal with , booking made we set off to mayo. When we arrived outside this hotel we found it to be colourfully painted but very unassuming on the outside, nothing to indicate the superb and stylish hotel that awaits behind the doors. From the moment you enter the reception area your eyes are treated to a wealth of "things" to look at, it's a colourful and tasteful collection of furniture and ornaments and just gives an amazing first impression. We were checked in by owner Orla and were shown to our room personally . Each of the rooms are individually decorated and wow what a fantastic collection of interior design ideas. Our room was unbelievably stylish, had every mod con ( iPod Dock, jacuzzi bath, massive flat screen tv, nespresso coffee machine etc) . We ate in the first floor restaurant , the decor in the room is again "show stoping" fantastic chandeliers , warm, cosy, perfect ambiance for dining. The menu was splendid, the ladies serving are to be commended for the perfect balance of chatty, warmth and so professional with a perfect knowledge of the wine and food in offer. The food was just fantastic. We were at this stage wondering how in the world had we not heard if this hotel before now . This is the perfect location for couples / grown ups to get away and feel pampered, probably not ideal for younger kids as there is a lot of quirky ornate things on halls and tables. There isn't one thing that we can fault this hotel on. And we just cannot praise it enough, from start to finish its an amazing experience and deserves to be recognised as the best of the best of hotels in Ireland. We checked out late and were told that breakfast was still available in the bar area, no hassles, no rush, nice hearty breakfast menu again served with a friendly "can do" attitude. This hotel is an amazing gem in the west of Ireland and a credit to its owners, and staff. Cannot wait to return and have been telling everyone and anyone to take a trip to Belmullet for a nice relaxed break.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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TalbotHotel2011, Reception at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We are here to spoil you and ensure you enjoy your stay and are pleased you enjoyed the little added touches of luxury. We aim to make your stay one you wont forget and want you to return time and time again, and we hope you do ! :)
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Maynooth, Ireland
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

I really could not fault this hotel. Stayed here for one night with my wife for a family get-together recently and thoroughly enjoyed the hotel.

It is situated right on the main street approaching the town centre. Parking is available in the car park down by the quay with a short walk back up to the hotel.

The rooms were lovely - we had a really nice one with lots of trimmings including a lovely bath-jacuzzi...! We ate dinner and breakfast at the hotel and both were very good. I would have no hesitation recommending this hotel if you happen to find yourself in the area.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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TalbotHotel2011, Reception at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
We are glad you found us and enjoyed your stay in the Belmullet area.
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Limerick
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

I recently spent my hen weekend at the Talbot and can't speak highly enough about this hotel. It is finished to a really high standard in a modern yet cosy fashion. My room was beautiful - four poster bed, double shower, big bath tub, coffee machine ... really high spec. The staff couldn't do enough for us and were really friendly to deal with. The breakfast is a real treat, made to order -no buffet- so you can relax and take in the surroundings. This hotel is a treasure that is unassumingly tucked away on the main street entering the town. Whether it's a girlie weekend away or a romantic break in the west I would highly recommend. Thank you to the Talbot!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank CaffinLimerick
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TalbotHotel2011, Reception at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind review and for chosing us to share your hen weekend with!
We hope you enjoyed your stay. It is always nice for the staff to hear compliments as it gives them a real boost!
We wish you all the best with your preperations and indeed your big day!
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Westport, Ireland
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Just had a wonderful weekend in the Talbot.The decor of the room is modern but is also very cosy and comfortable with large bathrooms ,( bath and large shower).The nespresso coffee maker was a lovely touch and there is also a good hairdresser and iron.The shower was powerful with plenty of hot water. The breakfast was gorgeous and the dining room is relaxing and calm. The staff was excellent,always helpful and professional.I would recommend this hotel without any hesitation and will be back in belmullet ASAP

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank AnneMcg2013
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TalbotHotel2011, Reception at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, December 16, 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are here to pamper you and are delighted you had an enjoyable time.
We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Spent a nigh there recently with extended family.
Couldn't be happier.
Attentive friendly staff, lovely decor, great facilities, fab food, good price, great location to explore further afield.
Rooms are all unique and just great.
Great mobile website.
Will be back and can wholeheartedly recommend the Talbot Hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Tufff
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TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for your review,
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. From the start word of mouth has driven our business....so we are very thankful that you are recommending us. We look forward to welcoming you back again to Belmullet as you mention this is a great location and there is so much to see and do in the Belmullet area.
slán go fóil, Orla Talbot
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Hotel is upscale and elegant if not a bit garish in its decor. It is clearly 'unique' for the area. Although professional and polite, the young woman attending the reception desk lacked a warm and welcoming demeanor which was thankfully compensated for by the middle-aged woman attending us at breakfast.
I was disappointed not to take a bath the 1st night as the tub had clearly not been cleaned after being used by a previous quest (remedied the next day by nice and unobtrusive young chamber maids.) Otherwise, the accommodations were spacious, clean and comfortable.
We travel extensively and in Ireland (my husband is originally from Belmullet) regularly but were caught off-guard by the nightly rate (expensive) and were very disappointed that no consideration of a discount for staying three nights was available (though the hotel had plenty of unoccupied rooms).

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank RKBurke80
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TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for your review. We always aim to improve and we have taken your comments on board. I am sorry about the oversight in your room and happy the girls dealt with it to your satisfaction. Tough economic times in Ireland have totally distorted the pricing market in Hotels with many state supported Hotels being run at a loss, we are a small family run hotel and don't have this luxary....there is always room for improvement and we will work on our offers so if you check out or website or contact us directly in future we will do our best to persuade you.
Kind regards, Orla Talbot
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Property: Talbot Hotel
Address: Barrack St, Belmullet, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Belmullet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Belmullet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Talbot Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Talbot Hotel Belmullet is Irelands Newest boutique hotel and the first four star hotel in Erris.The Talbot Belmullet County Mayo is a family run hotel offering luxury boutique accommodation in the centre of Belmullet town. Each of the chic, quirky 21 guestrooms has its own special charm...including an iPod dock, complimentary Wi-Fi. Butler tray, and oh joy, an espresso machine as well as a mini bar stocked with tempting treats, oversized fluffy bath robes and towels, slippers and spa toiletries.At The Talbot, all suites have double deluge rain showers, and their own fireplaces, just enough to leave you feeling tickled pink! You can plan your trip around Belmullet taking in all sorts of places of interest and activities - from heritage and culture to food and drink, to folklore and music! Belmullet is the capital of the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) region of Erris, an area that offers unspoilt beauty and glorious beaches and is the ideal place for that get away from it all holiday. Car hire is available at Ireland West Knock International Airport . ... more   less 
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