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“Believe the hype: it could well bethe world's friendliest hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Talbot Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Belmullet
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Believe the hype: it could well bethe world's friendliest hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

Ensuring a warm personal welcome to all guests is obviously very important to the owner-managers of this hotel. They lead by example and the result is a great team determined to make every guest enjoy the Mayo friendliness as well as the scenery in that exceptionally beautiful area. The managers were always on hand but in our four days of sight seeing the receptionists on duty (Doreen and Connie) gave us expert advice as well as attending with alacrity to all our requests.They hand out an excellent tourist map to describe where to go and what to see..
I must single out the lady who runs the community - tourist centre at Eachleim (on the way to Blacksod)..As she explained what to do as well as the history of the area she baked us fresh fscones and made us a huge pot of coffee. We took her advice and visited the well of Deirbhile..and although not churchgoers we did take her advice and applied the water from the holy well to our eyes . I swear there is a no better view of Achill than the view from Derbhile's well. One of the best viewpoints in Ireland..
Another sight worth the scenic drive was the Ceide Fields at Ballycastle,. It has an excellent visitor centre which opened early just to accomodate us: typical of the warm welcome to tourists in North Mayo...
A word of caution. A hotel like the Talbot can get booked up very quickly. I suggest you book well in advance as we did,

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Selvaoilo
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TalbotHotel2011, Front Office Manager at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for your very kind words. We are all very proud of our team here at The Talbot Hotel. Really glad that you enjoyed your visit and all your walks in the area. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and hope to chat with you again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

This hotel has been dubbed “the mini G hotel”…(After the 5* “G hotel” in Galway)….and I can see why… The rooms and décor of the hotel are exquisite. Everything is luxurious- big purple/green velvet comfortable chairs in the hallways and restaurant.There are crystals and chandeliers everywhere, even the detail of crystals on the candles in the bar bathroom window. There are the small touches that make the décor stand out- like colour schemes, blacks, pinks, purples, and the choice of wallpapers and paints. Do not be deceived by the exterior décor of the building which sits on the main street as you enter Belmullet - it’s more than special as soon as you cross the threshold passing the floral scented candles into reception. Exceptional.

I organised a hen party for 24 girls staying in rooms, and rented the apartment across the road from the hotel in May, which accommodates 6 very comfortably. The accommodation is top notch- I found it hard to get out of the bed, as it was so comfy.
The apartment across the way is lovely, really big living space, plenty of comfortable leather couches, with a dining table to accommodate 6 people, really well equipped kitchen, and the bedrooms were spacious and the view- well the view speaks for itself- looking out onto the estuary- lovely.
There is ample parking on the street directly outside the hotel, and if that’s busy there is only a short (1minutedrive) to park out on the carpark facing the estuary.
The food in the restaurant is exceptional; we even got a free entrée, to start the meal. Again, the staff were exemplary; waiting on our group hand and foot, bringing out cakes with lighting candles on que, and cutting the cake in the kitchen, saving the decorations from the table in reception to be collected the next morning. I couldn’t say enough about the service here, waited on hand and foot, and served great gourmet food with a smile.
The breakfast served in the morning is of the highest quality- from kippers to French toast to a Traditional fry- they have it all. Fresh juices, cereals etc.
I cannot say enough about the staff at the Talbot hotel- anything I asked was not a problem. They came over 3 times the first night of arrival to make sure the WIFI in the apartment was working correctly. Even coming across the road to take a group picture of the attendees of the hen party was no problem. There were complimentary sandwiches rolled out for arrival at the wee hours back from the nightclub on Saturday in the hotel bar. They were the friendliest and most helpful of staff I’ve experienced in an Irish hotel- from the moment of booking the hen party in January to the moment of departure from the hotel on Jun 1st they couldn’t do enough. I even had an email to ensure all attendees were safe home, and wishing the bride well for her wedding day. The staff are the easiest and most helpful I could have ever thought possible when planning a hen night.
I couldn’t recommend this hotel enough. Suitable for all ages for a chilled out and relaxing weekend in Belmullet. If you’re going to Belmullet don’t miss this little gem of a hotel- you won’t be sorry if you stay or dine here.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank CKork
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TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
What a great review, Thank You....
You have noticed so many details ....when we designed the hotel we knew that we wanted to have something far from generic hotel rooms so we put a lot of thought into the design, comfort and hoped others would like it, we're delighted you did.
Hope to see you back soon,
regards,
Orla Talbot
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed at the Talbot as part of a hen party group. The decor is beautiful and quirky, and the rooms are bright and spacious, as well as being well-decorated. The beds are very comfortable and the hotel was clean throughout. Had breakfast both mornings - great choice and really delicious. No request was too much for the staff who were all very friendly and welcoming. We also ate in the award-winning restaurant - the meal was one of the best I've had in a long time. Very tasty, again a great choice on the menu and very well-presented and incredibly tasty. As mentioned before, the staff were so accommodating - they even had trays of sandwiches ready for us when we arrived back to the resident's bar after the nightclub! If I'm ever travelling to Belmullet again, I will stay here without a doubt.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tara R
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TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
We would be delighted to have you back and really enjoyed having you all to stay...our job is easy when the guests are so nice. Thank you for taking the trouble to write this review...feedback is great.
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Galway, Ireland
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stayed at the hotel for a hen party at the weekend and I couldn't fault the place. This is a great boutique hotel with plenty of character - the rooms are just fabulous and the service is flawless. Had breakfast on both mornings - such good choice compared to other hotels which I've stayed in and there was no hassle if you were down a bit later, the staff were very accommodating. Had a meal in the restaurant on the Saturday night - again very delicious, great portions and great service. Will be recommending this hotel to all my friends as the perfect location to go for a break away.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ursula D
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TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for your review I'm particularly delighted for our Breakfast Chef who has recently joined the team, its nice to get recognised... so well done Kendra.
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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed in the Talbot and had a fantastic time, the breakfast was amazing, (we had pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup). The bedroom was amazing, duvet like cotton wool!!!! Thanks for a wonderful time we shall be back soon.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maureen B B
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TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for your review,
I'm just after finishing the Pancakes & Bacon & Maple syrup and i agree with you there simply great, we look forward to welcomming you back
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for a nearby wedding. On arrival we were given a very warm welcome and admired the beautiful furniture and finishing touches (it's clear the place hasn't long been refurbished). Every room is slightly different and ours was a plush and pink boudoir with quirky furnishings. Everything was spotlessly clean. Our meal in the restaurant upstairs was out of this world - one of the nicest meals either of us has ever had. Breakfast was just as delicious (we had eggs benedict on irish soda bread). Overall a beautiful place to stay - usual Irish welcome and definitely a treat.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tamzin B
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TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for your great review i have passed on your comments to the kitchen and they are delighted you enjoyed your meal so much...we do have fantastic staff and we all enjoy what we do. Comments like yours make the hard work all worth it.
many thanks, Orla
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253 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had an overnight at The Talbot Hotel, Belmullet on a trip up the West Coast. I had booked a suite as other people on Tripadvisor had raved about them. The hotel is very distinctive, painted in purple on the main street but characterful. Reception was very efficient and friendly and the room was spacious and delightful. Totally over the top but that is part of the fun in staying here. A two people shower, a bath that lights up purple and a zebra style sofa all add to the decadence, epitomised by the large glass window between the bedroom and bathroom - there is a blind to pull down for modesty's sake!
Breakfast was fine, a range of self service items and then a freshly cooked option. The scrambled egg with smoked salmon was very good and my wife's bacon was cut thickly and also looked delicious.
We ate in the bar in the evening and the food was very good and it was almost full on a Tuesday evening. Belmullet itself is somewhat sleepy but there are some bars and at week-ends there will be traditional music playing. What a pity Belmullet doesn't make more of its location as a waterside setting. It was impossible to get a drink sat outside looking at the water which is such a pity as the town could be so much more of an attraction.
The Talbot looked to be by far the best place to stay and eat in Belmullet and if in the area, it is certainly worth booking a stay. I didn't know what to expect when I booked it but am glad I did.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Bob1949
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TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
Thank you for your recent review, we're delighted you enjoyed Beautiful Belmullet and The Talbot Hotel.
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Property: Talbot Hotel
Address: Barrack St, Belmullet, Ireland
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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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