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Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The location of this hotel is perfect for a short stroll to the bars and restaurants of Sligo town. It's also only 5-10 mins drive to the beautiful beaches at Strandhill and Rosse Point. The hotel itself seems to have had some modernisation downstairs in reception and the bar but the bedrooms are somewhat drab and dated. They were however... More 

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1 Thank Jon W
BWSligo, Director of Sales at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Dear Jon W, Thank you for your feedback, and we do apologise for the inconvenience caused due to the u bolt locking on your bedroom door, we addressed the issue immediately and the lock has since been changed. We are delighted you found our team to be very polite and accommodating and look forward to welcoming you back to the... More 

Ipswich, Australia
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41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Older style hotel but the rooms need updating - badly. Location of the hotel was good, a short walk into the centre of town, but nothing to complain about. Despite the rooms being old, they were tidy and comfortable, but having said that, the room I was allocated had a neon sign near the window, so the light that came... More 

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1 Thank RedDevil1978
BWSligo, Director of Sales at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Dear RedDevil1978, Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback on the BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel & Leisure Centre. Our rooms are constantly being revamped and we try and keep them in line with the old world feel of the hotel, the neon sign is turned off at night, and if you had let us know we... More 

Odder, Denmark
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79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

A nice big hotel - not very personal - ok service. The food served in the bar was ok, and no more. The room was very nice and clean. Acces to the town-center a little long. Next time I would choose an accomodation closer to citycenter.

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

Dear Ole H, We appreciate your feedback and are disappointed that you felt we are a distance from the town centre, as its only a 5 minute walk to Sligo's main street. We thank you for taking the time to share your comments and have discussed same with our team We look forward to meeting you again when you are... More 

Appleton, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two days and in terms of location, it was great. Everything wasin walking distance, especially an excellent pub, Donaghy's. The rooms are nicely sized with a large bathroom. Our toilet drained slowly and was difficult to flush. I think if I had pushed it, we would have been offered a different room which would have been fine.... More 

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1 Thank Kathryn C
BWSligo, Director of Sales at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn C, Thank you for taking the time to offer feedback on your recent stay with us, we appreciate all feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel the next time your this side of the atlantic Kindest regards T. Henry More 

Tipperary, Ireland
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132 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed for 3 days and were met by a very helpful member of staff who gave us some good info on places to see while we were in Sligo. All of this info proved to be very helpful with some brilliant views in all the places we went to. We had booked B&B and evening meal which was delicious.... More 

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3 Thank Fran-Maria
BWSligo, Director of Sales at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Dear Fran-Maria, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with fellow trip advisor users, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and have taken on board your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to the BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel & Leisure Centre when your next up in the north west Kindest regards... More 

belfast
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142 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

went here for a solo relaxing break staff were very friendly and helpful had booked a room at front as asthmatic and fresh air very important.. when i arrived i had been given a room looking onto a courtyard with poor air quality this was handled very well and i was immediately given a room facing onto the front with... More 

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

Dear MRSFATTYBelfast, Thank you for your kind comments and taking the time to offer your feedback, we look forward to welcoming yourself and you husband back in July See you soon Regards T. Henry More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Had a wonderfull week-end stay in this lovely old Sligo hotel with my extended family and friends (35 persons,ranging in age from under 2 to over 70) Emily and her staff met all our requirements in the most helpful and friendly manner.Rooms ,food and amenities were excellent.Highly recommended,

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

Dear adrian b, Thank you for your kind comments, we are delighted you and your extended family enjoyed your break at the BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel & Leisure Centre. We loved having you and look foward to welcoming you all back again in the near future Regards T. Henry More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here with some friends as part of a tour of ROI. First impressions of the hotel were good, the check in was easy and although we arrived earlier than the 3pm check in time our room was ready. The hotel has its own free car park. We stayed for 1 night only and was put... More 

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3 Thank Leanne H
BWSligo, Director of Sales at Great Southern Hotel Sligo, responded to this review

Dear Leanne H, Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to post your comments, we did have problems with our wifi but have employed a new company and it has been rectified. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the not too distant future Regards T. Henry More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Myself, my wife and our two children stayed for the last 6 nights. We found the accommodation really good value and the staff incredibly friendly and helpful. The location is great for the many excellent restaurants and bars in Sligo and just a few minutes drive from both Rosses Point and Strandhill Golf clubs - both must plays if you... More 

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

Dear Tony L, Thank you kindly for your feedback it is greatly appreciated and we are delighted yourself and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the BEST WESTERN Sligo Southern Hotel in the near future Regards T. Henry More 

Sligo, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

living in sligo, we decided to go here for some food on the June bank holiday Sunday, we had to wait 1 and 15 mins for food!!One bar man was on, doing the drinks and food with a bar full of people and a coach full of people arrived in. we ended up cancelling our starters because we were waiting... More 

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

Dear linda S, Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback, we do apologise for the service on the day, and rest assured this is not the norm. We have taken your comments on board and the matter has been addressed and procedures put in place Regards T. Henry More 

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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: $97 - $180 (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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