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The Benwiskin Centre
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The Benwiskin Centre
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“Very clean, efficient, and affordable accommodation”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We stayed here for only one night, but it was a very good experience. It was the most affordable option in the area and we were very pleased to see the place very clean, very pleasant, the bed was comfortable and the shower was nice and warm. There was free WIFI in the common area. It's a great place to stay for anyone who's not looking for luxury and great value for money.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nevada City, California
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

A prime location with clean room, a quiet garden, and a full kitchen. I would stay there again. We were going out to the island and stayed there to catch the boat. Everything was very convenient. We didn't see anyone the next morning and had the place all to ourselves. That was nice too.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

I have stayed here twice now with partner, the latter time also with our three-month-old. The staff couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating to our young family. There is a travel cot.

The rooms are clean and sheets and towels are provided.

The location is absolutely stunning with the majestic mountains in the background. The gardens are well kept.

You get a real sense of a rural community spirit with local groups meeting in the hall.

It is excellent value for money and we intend to keep returning for years to come.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and basically had the place to ourselves, even though others were around on and off. (There were none of the classes that others have mentioned.) The hostel is incredibly clean and I agree with others that the kitchen is unusually clean and well stocked. The rooms are basic, with comfortable beds and also very clean. The staff was very helpful. There are signs and instructions everywhere--while this might be off-putting to some, it made it easy to (a) know where to find things and (b) know what was expected. The location is ideal for walks or driving and exploring. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

I stay here every year. The staff are always friendly and helpful, kitchen facilities are excellent, the place is always clean and there's superb scenery on the doorstep. It's always good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Stayed here for one night in a group of four. As we arrived after 5pm, we needed to contact out of hours staff member. They were very helpful and patient in giving instructions on how to get into the centre.

The room was nice and clean with comfortable beds and good shower. Good value for the price. Kitchen facilities are excellent (although they didn't have a wine bottle opener, hint hint ;) ) and eating area is basic but good.

As we were making dinner we made a fire, complete with turf which was very homely. Unfortunately though two minutes after we had it lit, a local man came in and told us a class was about to start. He was very polite and invited us to join in. If we weren't exhausted after the day's travelling, we probably would have.

The centre is next to Benbulben mountain which is a fantastic sight and I would have liked to stay longer in the Centre to explore the area.

Benwiskin Centre is good value for money, lovely location and very nice staff. I would stay here again and would recommend. Just hope the bottle opener is there next time! :-)

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

clean beautiful setting. Unfortunately they hire out the common facilites to private events, so you may be left deprived of common room. tv fire, wifi access, obile phone reception, dining room and even kitchen during your stay. when i went the common room was constantly hired out to religious/spiritual groups. leaving me uncomfortable. the second night it was hired out for a spiritual observance and all night party. you could certainly not have stayed there with children.
could have been a lovely stay apart from this. check private bookings before you go as they will not tell you!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Benwiskin, Manager at The Benwiskin Centre, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Hi, following our correspondence regarding your recent stay here at the Centre, I hope I have now addressed your concerns.

As mentioned, the other guests that were staying on the 2nd night of your booking, had not provided full details as to their planned activities whilst staying here. Had we had this knowledge, the group would have been advised that they needed to hire the whole Centre privately.

It is important that all our guests enjoy what the Centre has to offer and the tranquility of the area and I am sorry that you did not benefit from this during your stay. We are fortunate to receive very positive feedback from our guests and you have since mentioned that what you experienced does not appear to be a common experience.

Hopefully you will come back and enjoy a more relaxed break at the Centre some time in the future.

Regards.
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Property: The Benwiskin Centre
Address: Ballintrillick, Ballintrillick, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Ballintrillick
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Ballintrillick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Benwiskin Centre is located in Ballintrillick, North County Sligo and offers good quality self catering accommmodation for single travellers, couples, small and large groups (of up to 28 people), whole centre bookings. The Centre is EU Flower acredited since 2008 and has 6 bedrooms. All rooms have ensuite facilities.Things to do, within a 10 mile radius of the Centre, activities available include, beaches, suring/surflessons/blowcarting,hhorse riding lessons, carriage tours, golfing, cinema, bowling, amusement arcades, indoor play centre for the children. A little further from the Centre in Drumcliffe you can visit W.B. Yeat's Grave, Queen Maeve's Grave on Knocknarea mountain, a day trip to Eagles Flying in Ballymote, Irelands sanctuary for birds of prey and owls. There are many beautiful areas for walking or cycling from the Benwiskin centre and you can avail of our bicycle hire service. Why not enrol in a course at The Organic Centre in Rossinver whilst staying with us, the Centre isapprox. 30 mins from here.The area is steeped in history and flolklore. Neolithic cairns, standing stones, dolmans and ring forts estify to the reich heritage of the people who lived here for thousands of years. Also in the area there is a ruined abby, ancient graveyard and mass rocks, insustrial archaeology and som much more waiting to be explored.Mullaghmore village and beach resort is approximately 5 miles from The Benwiskin Centre, there are two hotels who offer a 10% discount on group meals for guests staying at the Benwiskin Centre. Cliffoney Village is approximatley 3 miles from the centre, there is a local supermarket,traditional public house, restaurant which offers a 10% discount for groups staying at the centre,a post office,a hair dressing salon, and church. Bundoran seaside holiday resort is 9 miles from the centre. Ireland West Airport - Knock is 48 miles from the centre. ... more   less 
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