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Stella Maris Shore House

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Welcome to Stella Maris Shore House, where hospitality and nature come together to offer a truly unique experience. Located along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, the historic Stella Maris Shore House provides stunning views of the wild Atlantic Ocean, majestic Downpatrick Head and the pastoral countryside of Ballycastle in County Mayo. The historic house, with its compelling history, invites our guests to simply relax and enjoy. The conservatory provides you with the ideal retreat. The cozy seating allows space for contemplation, engaging reads and inspiring conversations. Let’s share the “Stella Maris”-experience with us!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Beach
Hiking
Windsurfing
Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
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Blackout curtains
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Iron
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, German
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Siobhan E wrote a review Sept 2023
Craigavon, United Kingdom129 contributions65 helpful votes
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Stella Maris is a beautiful large historic building (that used to be a convent) with stunning views overlooking the sea. Frances, the owner, is wonderful and nothing is too much trouble. She made us coffee (with cake and biscuits) on arrival and cooked a lovely breakfast the following morning. The room was spacious and the furniture was in keeping with the age of the building. The building is quite remote and a couple of kms from Ballycastle along a country road.tge bed was comfortable abd we had a lovely nights stay
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: An old building so no lift though I think there is a ground floor bedroom. We had a bath (with a...
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Travelfun wrote a review May 2022
34 contributions17 helpful votes
Lovely ladies make your stay wonderful. Comfortable bed and stop into Healy’s. Short drive to Dogshead which you can see from your room! Lovely sunroom on the front that overlooks the bay! Thank you ladies
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mafischl wrote a review May 2022
Huntington, New York2077 contributions297 helpful votes
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A beautiful hotel located right on the northwest coast of Ireland. Rooms are absolutely charming. It's a very old school feel. The sun room is a terrific place to sit on a rainy day with great views of the surrounding Are and the Ocean. Parking is right out front. Breakfast was delicious.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Patrick SUA wrote a review Sept 2021
Castle Cary, United Kingdom39 contributions23 helpful votes
We loved Stella Maris for its superb location and for the relaxed vibe that it offers its guests. We had a double room which had the best seaview - straight out across the bay and with glorious sunrises. The common areas are pleasant enough but the highlight is the large conservatory, which shares the sea views and is a great gathering point for guests in the evening. Breakfasts were excellent, cooked to order. As others have commented, the lack of evening meals at present does necessitate a trip into Ballycastle or beyond to find somewhere to eat. There are many beautiful walks nearby and although remote, this is a great part of the attraction
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: I think that most rooms have a sea view but check when booking
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golferwest wrote a review Aug 2021
Castlebar, Ireland6 contributions5 helpful votes
We enjoyed a lovely stay here at the Stella Maris.Views beautiful,host very friendly,room very comfortable,breakfast very tasty.This hotel is spotless and the decor and golf theme is wonderful.Well done.Looking forward to return.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mary wrote a review Jul 2021
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A very disappointing stay. This is not of 4-star hotel standard, more an overpriced B&B at €185. for a double room with breakfast. A lot of the furniture was dingy and needed replacing. We arrived starving to find there was no option to have lunch and had to leave to go to the village to eat. After a long journey on a hot day, this is really unacceptable for 4-star accommodation. The room was fine but there were no tea/coffee facilities and no safe, again, not 4-star. The breakfast was very good but the evening meal, although lovely was very overpriced considering the restaurant is dark, dingy, outdated with no atmosphere. The menu had very limited choices and the bar did not have anything on draught. Tables did not have table cloths, the view from the window I had was a wall. Considering one of the reasons I booked the hotel was the fabulous location overlooking the Atlantic ocean I was disappointed to find that on one of the hottest days we were sitting in a dark room. The conservatory has spectacular views but resembled my granny's house, will dingy furniture and a musty smell.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Rosedalerollers wrote a review Jul 2021
24 contributions46 helpful votes
Spent three nights here end July while golfing in North West. It is a super hotel with excellent food and service. A hands-on owner, who does the cooking, gives it the feeling that you are a guest in someone's home. Rooms are spotlessly clean with beautiful views over the bay. Its a great central location to explore this beautiful unspoilt part of Ireland. The staff are very professional and friendly and add to the the pleasure of the stay. This hotel is a special little place and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Peter D wrote a review Sept 2020
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This place is beautiful, spotlessly clean, the breakfast was gorgeous, the host was lovely and welcoming. This house is in a stunning location and a great base to explore North Mayo. The beds were so comfortable and the en-suite was lovely. Tea & Coffee making facilities would have been nice but not sure if it was just because of their excellent commitment to COVID regulations that they were not provided.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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fionab555 wrote a review Sept 2020
Cork, Ireland99 contributions58 helpful votes
Stunning, rural, coastal location. Beautiful building, tastefully decorated and comfortable. A warm and professional welcome, 5 star service. Covid safety is 100%, all precautions taken, and spotlessly clean. Looking forward to returning in the future, and will be recommending to friends.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eamon wrote a review Aug 2020
Balla, Ireland20 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed at the Stella Maris for one night, everything from the tastefully designed rooms with extremely comfortable beds, to the inviting Conservatory where you can sit and listen to the ocean lapping against the shore while reading a good book it is just total relaxation. Frances who is the owner is such a gorgeous Lady, She has so tastefully done a remarkable job on the decor of this hotel, Nothing was a problem to her and given all the rules and restrictions around COVID-19 She and her staff navigate through it all with such grace while adhereing to all these restrictions, Our room was spotless clean and while we arrived a little early as Frances and her staff were busy micro- cleaning the establishment getting ready for our arrival,as soon as we walked in the door there was a great sense of feeling COVID safe! Well done France's to you and your staff for making everyone feel so welcomed and safe while you adhere to all the government restrictions. Breakfast was delicious, and the ladies who served it to us were warm friendly and so hospitable, I was only sorry we were not staying for a 2nd night to enjoy the ambience of this gorgeous hotel. This hotel I would recommend for couples it's a get away from it all a sanctuary of peace and relaxation. Thank you for a great stay we will definitely be returning. Eamon and Noel.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty MayoBallycastle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stella Maris Shore House
Which popular attractions are close to Stella Maris Shore House?
Nearby attractions include Downpatrick Head (2.5 miles), Céide Fields (3.0 miles), and Ballinglen Museum Of Art (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Stella Maris Shore House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Stella Maris Shore House?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a dining area, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Stella Maris Shore House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Stella Maris Shore House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Stella Maris Shore House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mary's Bakery, Healy's Bar, and Brambles Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Stella Maris Shore House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Stella Maris Shore House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Céide Fields (3.0 miles).
Does Stella Maris Shore House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.