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Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

Myself & my boyfriend stayed over one night on route to Mullaghmore.... We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the hotel was Decor is classic & to our liking Rooms are well decorated and spotlessly clean We will definitely return

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Dear AMcAvinue, Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to Sligo City Centre enroute to Mullaghmore, and your adventure along the North West Wild Atlantic Way was enjoyable and that you found our choice of decor appealing. We love our open fires and classically decorated public areas, and a lot of our guests find it very inviting. Look forward to...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 12 February 2015

I stayed here in this hotel overnight on my way back to Dublin last week. The reason I chosen this hotel as I was travelling by train, and the train station is next door to the hotel. When checking in I found the two ladies at reception very friendly and very helpful. There names was Catherine McGlynn and Deirdre McEniff....

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Dear gallagher2015, Thank you kindly for your kind words, as you are aware we take pride in the service we provide and are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We are also delighted that you will be recommending the BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel & Leisure Centre to any clients that maybe thinking of travelling to this beautiful part...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2015

Got a deal to stay here £52 room only stay Friday night was very happy with room, bed was very comfortable and clean, very helpful staff! John in the pool area was so nice..... The only problem was NO SAFE......

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Dear amenab-24, We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and availed of our leisure centre, as we are the only hotel in the city centre with a full leisure centre. With regard to a safe, they are not a requirement for our hotel bedrooms, if you needed a safe facility reception would have been more than delighted to...

Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

Stated here for 3 nights. Biggest room I've ever been in and it was so clean and warm. Plenty of towels in the bathroom. Shower a d bath was exceptionally clean :-) staff wer lovely and very accommodating! Can't wait for our next stay here!!

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Dear Leanne Louise G, Thank you for your kind comments and sharing your feedback with fellow tripadvisor users. We at the BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel take pride in providing a warm, welcoming and efficient service to all our guests Kindest regards T. Henry

Ireland
Reviewed 9 February 2015

We stayed in this hotel for one night recently - as we were travelling by public transport we booked it because it was convenient to station - literally two minutes walk. The reception area is a bit dated and would need modernisation but the bedroom was fine. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice. Our only problem was that we...

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Dear Feemar5, We are pleased you found our location convenient for public transport, our hotel was originally built in the late nineteen twenties and we have endeavoured to keep our decor in tune with our large lobbies with overstuffed sofa's and open fires. We are sorry you found your accommodation to be noisy, if you had contacted reception we would...

Moville, Ireland
Reviewed 3 February 2015 via mobile

Nice hotel, good parking, close to the town centre. Bus station is next door as is a taxi service so it's a really easy to get around. Room was a little small but ok for 2 nights stay. Staff were helpful and friendly. Good atmosphere too! I would definitely stay here again!

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Dear CressidaCanavan, Thank you for taking the time to share your views on the BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel & Leisure Centre. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, and found our location ideal for exploring Sligo, just to let you know you can upgrade to a mini suite if you prefer a larger room. We look forward...

Reviewed 20 January 2015

I don't really have much to say about this hotel because I didnt do much exploring. It was a quick walk in stay over.... The room was average, and my window looked over a train track... a little worried as i needed a good night sleep for an early start but i didn't hear a thing. As a business traveler...

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BWSligo, General Manager at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

I would like to point out that we installed a new high speed internet w.i.f.i. system back in May /June 2014 . We have full coverage through out the hotel , login details are available from the front desk to all hotel customers . Customers have full use of the system free of charge . We have a download speed...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Ok so I purchased a midweek break with breakfast and dinner for 2 adults through groupon. I telephoned hotel to book rm and make reservation which was fine i also explained we had a three year old daughter and was informed that we could not bring our child.i offered to pay extra for my child but was told that i...

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BWSligo, General Manager at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Edward , The Groupon mega deal offer was for adults only , this was stated in the terms and conditions . The deal on offer was not " Misleading Advertisement " in any way . It did not advertise kids , in any shape or form . The hotel do accept kids & families , but they were not included...

Ireland
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Old school hotel staffed by wonderful, helpful people at every level. Brilliant city centre location next to the mainline rail station with services to Dublin. All the shops, restaurants and bars of Sligo are on the doorstep. Hotel started its life in the Victorian era as a railway hotel, so the public rooms have great proportions. Ample car parking in...

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BWSligo, General Manager at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Thank you for your complimentary comments , Looking forward to welcoming you back to our property some time in the future .

Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

The best thing about this hotel is the location, as you leave the station it is 5 second walk to your left. Fabulous. Especially after a long train journey. The staff were friendly, the rooms were clean, the bar and lounge area were very cosy! The only let down was the view from our room- a wall and some bins....

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BWSligo, Director of Sales at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Dear Lydia_land, Thank you for your kind comments, we are blessed with our location right beside both the train and bus station and within a 5 minute walk to the city centre. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and we look foward to welcoming you back Sligo in the near future, you might make it down...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Great Southern Hotel Sligo is a family owned and operated hotel that has been a major player in the hospitality business in Sligo for over 20 years. We subtly blend the elegance and intimacy of a more gracious age, with the best of modern comforts. Accommodation comprises of 98 well appointed bedrooms all ensuite, with direct dial telephone, multi-channel television, hair dryer and, tea and coffee making facilities. Kick start your day with a hearty hot breakfast from the large breakfast buffet. We serve an appetising bar menu through out the day, from gourmet sandwiches and traditional Atlantic chowder to mouth-watering main courses all of which is very popular with locals, our Garden Room restaurant offers an extensive menu each evening using fresh produce sources from local suppliers. We also serve a variety of pastries, scones and finger sandwiches which can be enjoyed throughout the day beside an open fires in our lobbies The award winning leisure centre boasts a 13 metre swimming pool, a children's pool, sauna, steam room and a fully air conditioned gym. Great Southern Hotel Sligo can cater for a wide variety of group sizes with their range of conference suites, allowing for meetings and seminars of different scales to take place. Sligo, home to the infamous poet and playwright WB Yeats offers a wide range of amenities from the 340 seat Hawks Well theatre which hosts a diverse programme of arts and entertainments to the 12 screen multiplex Gaiety Cinema. We have it all, riverside cafes, museums, art galleries, shopping centres and within a 5 mile radius you have a choice of beaches, links golf courses, woodland walks and scenery renowned internationally. For our active clientele there is a fitness trail freely available in Sligo Town. Follow the river to the entrance of Lough Gill and along the way avail of an outside gym and a woodland walk, all within walking distance of the hotel and Hazelwood Forest Walk is just 3 kilometres outside Sligo on the shores of Lough Gill, follow the nature trail, enjoy lake views, picnic areas and unique wooden sculptures. The Great Southern Hotel Sligo & Leisure Centre offers a variety of holidays to suit all tastes, activity breaks include surfing, stand up paddle boarding, golfing and walking to name but a few, theatre breaks, over 50's and family holidays are also on offer all year round. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Southern Hotel Sligo

Address: Strandhill Road | Sligo Town Centre, Sligo, Ireland (Formerly Great Southern Hotel Sligo)
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Sligo
Price Range: $87 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Southern Hotel Sligo 3*
Number of rooms: 96
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“We stayed in room 301 which is close to the lift which when we closed are room door would not have known”
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