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The Helm Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #12 of 69 Westport B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Westchester New Your
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Family Gathering”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We just returned to the States after spending a great week in three lovely apartments. overlooking the Quay, All the Apts were spotless. Grandkids still talk about looking out at the sheep, and boats in the morning. The location is perfect. Ideal for families and couples,
We highly recommend The Helm to anyone visiting Westport.
Vinny, Shane and staff were fantastic, always around and making sure everyone was well looked after.
Make sure to reserve your table for dinner, Food and service was excellent, when you eat there you will understand why it is the best spot in Westport to eat and meet the locals.
Looking forward to visiting again soon.
Noreen and family

Room Tip: Great views from the front Apartments overlooking the Quay.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Limerick, Ireland
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed B&B in the self catering apartments for three nights and had such an enjoyable time. Was very clean everything looked new and fresh, towels soap etc were provided, was much nicer than what I expected for the price paid. The food was amazing for dinner, alot more than just seafood, need to book a table cos its so busy. Bar always has people in it and trad players every evening we were there. The staff were brilliant, very friendly and attentive always checking to make sure everything was going well. Would definitely recommend and go back again:)

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

I ate here recently with my wife and found the overall experience to be very good. The staff were all very friendly, the food tasty and the atmosphere was great. I'd highly recommend it to couples or groups staying in Westport... We ate in the no.1 recommended place on tripadvisor (temptations) also, and found the helm to be so much better on every level... Try it, you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Northern Ireland
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21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Had a 1 night stay with family in a 2 bedroom self-catering apartment on 6th July, B&B.

I was a little disappointed that we were allocated an apartment in Cinnamon Wharf across the way instead of the apartments at The Helm instead, but we were happy enough once settled.

The apartment was in OK condition, a little neglected and rough around the edges, but it served its purpose for a 1 night stay. It was clean but the bathroom and kitchen areas were in need of some care and attention. The bedrooms were very clean and comfortable although the walls were very thin and we could hear a lot of noise from the apartments around us.

The staff at the Helm could not be any nicer or more helpful. The breakfast was very good and so was the Bar service. It is a great place to eat in Westport, but get there early as they be VERY busy.

While in the bar I was able to use their free Wifi and they were happy to let me sit there with a coffee for a little while. I must apologise to them as I forgot to pay for that nice coffee in all the commotion of my family leaving. But I will be back again!

Room Tip: Make sure you check when booking that your apartment is in The Helm itself.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Montréal
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

We spent one night in one of the apartments and appreciated the place. Apartments have plenty of space, they are well-equiped and clean. We liked the pub downstairs that is lively , but we did not hear the noise from our rooms. Beautiful view. Parking is super easy, but you are about 1-2 miles away from the little Westport downtown. Overall, for the reasonible price, you can't ask more. Good choice!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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County Down
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101 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Stayed a couple of nights from 10th July in a 2 bed apartment in Cinnamon Warf. Asked for a quiet room with nice views and got exactly that. Comfy clean accommodation -great to have the kitchen facilities. The food was superb and the staff friendly and helpful. The music in the bar was brilliant both nights. Can't fault it- will be returning soon.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Donegal
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

We stayed in the helm apartments for 3 nights with 3 children. The apartments were clean and spacious and the kids loved it. They were well equipped with all kitchen essentials, towels, cot, high chair etc. The welcome pack provided on arrival was a lovely gesture. We had a minor issue with our hot water but it was sorted very quickly and the staff were very apologetic. The price was very reasonable in comparison to other apartments. There was a lovely view from our apartment and they are very handy for westport house. We made use of the pool in the Carlton hotel which was complimentary. I would definitely recommend the helm as a place to stay, the staff were very friendly and nothing was a bother to them.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: The Helm Bed and Breakfast
Address: The Helm The Quay, Westport, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Westport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 69 B&Bs / Inns in Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Helm Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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