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“Great hotel but food was very dissapointing”

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Mount Falcon Estate
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Ballina
Certificate of Excellence
Sligo, Sligo, Ireland
2 reviews
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“Great hotel but food was very dissapointing”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Recently stayed in connors gap suite for one night on a valentines break .Suite was really clean and spacious only problem was location of the suite is just above reception and bar so noise levels are high at night .We had dinner in the restaurant but food was very disappointing. Breakfast was very poor too and no beans which may not seem like much but ive been to lots of different hotels and this was the first time I couldnt get beans. Overall its a gorgeous relaxed hotel in a great location .

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had a lovely stay at Mount Falcon. The warm welcome from all the staff was wonderful. We arrived for a spa treatment which was heavenly, then afternoon tea, fabulous and after that we had a stroll around the beautiful grounds. The room was spacious clean and warm with lovely white company toiletries in the bathroom.The house keeping staff were fabulous and couldn't have been more helpful. Evening drinks by the roaring fire finished the day well. Breakfast was a great experience again, a lovely choice from the cold buffet whilst orders from the menu for hot food were prepared. We had such an enjoyable experience and I cannot recommend Mount Falcon highly enough.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Stayed on 16th February for one night, these people know how to run a hotel, the staff were so friendly and bubbly, we had afternoon tea on arrival and it was 'proper aft tea' felt like I was in downtown abbey. Walks about the hotel are short but a longer circle was there for the energetic. The rooms are so comfy and spacious (heading to 5* standard. To cap it off we had a wonderful five course meal with Michelin star touches. Even though valentines had passed we were given glass of complimentary prosecco and I got a red rose and handmade chocolates at end of meal. Meal is €65 a head but if money is tight great bar menu. I found a gem in Mayo and will be back in 2014.

Room Tip: Front of hotel obv has best view but at end of day does it matter when rooms are so relaxing
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Unfortunately my stay in Mount Falcon was only 1 night. It was one of the most enjoyable hotel experiences I have ever had.

Most importantly the staff are amazing, from the minute my friend and I walked in the door the could not have been nicer or more accomodating. You were made to feel welcome and special every second of your visit. They were both professional and thoughtful.

The rooms are spacious, bright, warm, clean and well equiped. You could actually spend a day just realxing in your room. However that would be a waste. The estate has so many facilities to be enjoyed. The pool is beautiful and there are lots of outdoor activies you can try. For the less adventurous there are lots of easy walks through out the estate. Some nice features on the walks include an old graveyard, megolitic tomb and ancient well.

We ate in the bar for lunch and dinner - the food was perfect, a nice selection, great quality and lovely flavours. Breakfast was a great treat, you order your cooked breakfast which is then made fresh for you - no hot buffet :) Lovely selection on the cold buffet too - plenty to choose from.

I can not reccomend this hotel enough. Open fires, great food and fantastic staff.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

The Mount Falcon Estate is quite lovely. The grounds are amazing with so much to offer. The hotel itself is beautifully maintained and the rooms are very large and well appointed. The beds are quite comfortable and the bathrooms are very nicely re done. The weather was extreme when we stayed and therefore we had to spend the entire time indoors. Not a problem. The spa, the indoor pool, the fitness center all kept everyone occupied. The room was very relaxing and cozy. If we had the opportunity to spend more time outdoors we could have gone fishing on the property, utilized the driving range or just took a long walk around the beautiful wooded grounds. Really a great escape. The food was very good. The bar is lovely and you can eat in the bar as well which is quite nice. Highly recommend the Mount Falcon Estate.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Meath, Ireland
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed here in the middle of one of the worst winter storms we have had in years but were very fortunate that the weather was relatively pleasant during our stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was very varied and good.We only got a chance to drive around the grounds but they looked like a place one could spend a pleasant time exploring. The hotel is very well presented and maintained. There are chalets and houses on the grounds that would seem to offer families a good opportunity to enjoy the facilities without having to stay in the hotel itself.
Overall a very pleasant experience

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights, and I must say the bed and bathroom were the biggest I have seen in a hotel room. Tried the 3 course al-a-carte restaurant, and the for was very interesting (certainly not food we would normally have at a restaurant but definitely liked the Pigeon and should have tried the Peasant as well), and even the bar food was very good. A nice swimming pool and jacuzzi onsite, with gym adequate facilities. Staff were very friendly and welcoming.

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Property: Mount Falcon Estate
Address: Foxford Road, Ballina, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Ballina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ballina
#1 Luxury Hotel in Ballina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mount Falcon Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mount Falcon Estate lies by the banks of The River Moy ( the most prolific wild Atlantic Salmon river in Ireland ) between Foxford and Ballina ( The Salmon Capital of Ireland ). The Estate consists of a 4 star deluxe 32 bedroom hotel, Luxury lodges, fishing for wild Atlantic Salmon on its own stretch of the river Moy, a 3 acre rainbow trout stocked lake, a School of Falconry, 100 acres of mature woodland, a 3 km walking / jogging / biking trail, an Elemis Spa and Clay pigeon shooting. The house was built in 1876 and was a wedding present from one young groom to his new wife. The Estate was originally owned by The Knox family whose ancestors are buried in the circular graveyard next to a Megalithic tomb located on the Estate. Opened in 2006 Mount Falcon was the youngest ever hotel to win The AA Hotel of the year. In 2015 the Hotel was named the best Manor House Hotel in Ireland. The Hotels 'Kitchen Restaurant' holds 2 AA Rosettes and has received numerous awards for Best Hotel Restaurant in Connaught and The Best Head Chef in Connaught, the most recent award received was in 2015 for Best Chef in Connaught(by the Good Eating Guide). ... more   less 
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