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Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

We stayed at philmar house for one night and when we arrived we met our host, who showed us our room which was very bright and tidy. The bathroom was small but the shower was comfortable. Our host gave us a sheet where we could decide what we're going to eat in the morning. Our host gave us some good...

Thank Poppy P
London, UK.
Reviewed 26 September 2014

We found this a good, quiet (well back from the not-busy main road), and very clean B&B, reasonably-priced and no money was taken in advance. It was easy to find and ideal for visiting Sligo whilst not being in the busy town. Bedrooms on the ground floor were good for disabled access and for looking-out onto lovely gardens. En-suite facilities...

Thank tripbayliff
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Stayed here after a wedding in the radisson. couldn't fault anything about it. great room, location and at a very good price. Breakfast was outstanding especially when you consider that it is a b and b

1Thank collyb89
Reviewed 4 September 2014

I recently stayed in Philmar house while on business in sligo what can i say greeted by owner made feel so welcome my room was large light and airy with good sized shower and toilet large gardesa make this quality Band B a beautiful place large comfortable bed ensured great nights sleep. lots of hot water for washing and showers....

Thank davefromdublin
PhilmarHouse, Manager at Philmar House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

Reviewed 23 July 2014

I stayed here in July from Friday to Monday! The hotel is right in the middle between rosses point and Sligo city centre! 5 min drive each way! So for me that was great! Mary the host couldn't be nicer! And as she's a local she gives you great advice about places to go or things to see! The place...

Thank Clare1232
PhilmarHouse, Owner at Philmar House, responded to this review

Thank you very much, delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

Northern Ireland
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Four of us stayed in two double rooms recently. As I'm a wheelchair user it can be difficult finding a suitable room, but Mary gave us our choice and we stayed in a lovely double with ensuite. Mary was a perfect host - she welcomed us , gave us tea and lovely cake and then left us in peace to...

1Thank EilNorthernIreland
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Rooms are nice and cozy. The owner is very nice, welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was ok. I have been there in the winter and I found the room a bit cold. After a day out, coming back to my room and finding out that the heater was cold was indeed not a nice surprise. It warmed up after a while,...

Thank annamaria_le
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed here for two nights while attending a conference in the nearby Radisson Hotel. Mary could not have been more helpful. When a friend had to stay as an extra in our room due to a mix up with another hostel, Mary was very accommodating and offered our friend breakfast. The room and facilities were clean, well stocked and...

Thank Mary K
Mohnton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Philmar House is a beautiful Bed & Breakfast and Mary was so nice. We arrived after making online reservations to find that Mary was fully booked. She explained that same day online reservations can be very inaccurate. She was so helpful in arranging another B & B. Her property and gardens are beautiful and we felt really let down that...

Thank Sunnie F
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Clean, comfortable, quiet room in a welcoming home An excellent location with beautiful grounds. Close by Rosses Point for golf and restaurants. Our host Mary could not have been nicer. Besides providing delicious, generous breakfasts with homemade breads, she went the extra mile and dried our rain-soaked golf gear. We would happily return!

Thank Thomas M

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Philmar B&B enjoys old world charm with modern comforts in a quiet scenic location just 4km form the town of Sligo. This delightful B&B is an Ideal base for touring Yeats country and Donegal and features a large garden for guests to relax. All bedrooms are located on the ground floor and consists of TV, hairdryer, tea making facilities. Relax in the comfortable guest sitting room. Delicious breakfast menu available in the dining area. Come and enjoy the 21st anniversary of Sligo International Choral Festival with music and singing and includes 40 choirs from 5 countries which is held over 5 days in October. The accommodation is just minutes away from championship golf course, beaches, yachting and tennis. Conveniently the B&B is beside the Raddison Hotel and only minutes from the Clarion Hotel, Sligo. Throughout your stay, you are ideally located to enjoy hill walking, cycling, fishing and surfing or you could just make your way to Rosses Point where the beaches are perfect for walking and swimming. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Philmar House

Address: Philmar Philmar Rosses Point Road, Ballincar, Sligo, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Sligo > Ballincar
Price Range: $110 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Philmar House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Ask for the family room on the side of the building. Very large and quiet.”
Poly_Tribe, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All rooms great as location quiet.”
jblnd3811, 1 Nov 2011 | Read review
“Ask for the end room because it has 2 windows and the light is lovely in the room.”
Irelandfriend, 10 Oct 2011 | Read review
“ask for the family room if 2+ staying”
flojoandpaulm, 28 May 2011 | Read review
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