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Benbulben Apartments
Ranked #16 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Sligo
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“standing in the rain”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

kept waiting in the rain for an hour by the caretaker in spite of trying to reach him on various peoples mobile phones. when he eventually arrived he told me that he was fixing empty bedrooms as there were not many people arriving during the week. after some discussion (he said we were not entitled to one) he lent us a microwave in compensation for leaving us in the rain. no access to kitchen facilities, fridge, hot water for those who must bring in food - it's miles from town and not easy to find, you need a car. bedroom was roomy and clean, otherwise not much to recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Omagh
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

This place is dreadful. It is dirty, the beds are uncomfortable as they consist of 2 single beds pushed together and the duvet is not big enough. We had no shower head on our shower so it was like standing under a pipe. There is hardly ever anyone there to complain to, and when you drive across the road to complain, they don't care. Awful place!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Limited service but it's great if your going out for the night and just want somewhere to sleep.
People on reception were very nice and price was great...
Couldn't fault it from our perspective but would question if it's suitable for other groups.

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  • Stayed June 2014
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Cork, Ireland
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Stayed in these apartments beside the Clarion Hotel for a family reunion and found them to very good. Friendly staff and when not at reception could call if there was a problem. If there was one complaint it would be some extra delph in the apartments rather than just enough for the number of guests....but that's being picky. All in all the 20 of us who stayed there for 4 days found the place great. We had small children so with the patio door we were able to let them play outside as we had a ground floor.onto a green area.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Dundalk, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Very disappointing, no reception, room was tired looking in need of a face lift, took forever to cook a bit of dinner in the smallest kitchen ever and my back was in bits after the worst night sleep in that bed. Never again!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank CateSm
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Visited Benbulben as a family group and in a word it's terrible. The place is dirty, there is no contact people around ever. No security, anyone can enter the complex. We had a 2 bedroom apt and the adjoining doors were just kept open using masking tape, no handles not great with 3 kids under 9 staying in that bedroom so if the door closed we would have been unable to access them. We had to use heave chairs to keep them open. The reception is never manned and it's covered in flies! Cleanliness is not a strong point at all.. To use clarion hotel pool costs €12 per adult per day, rip off. I wouldn't recommend these apt for anyone unless your a group of young people on the rip or a hen or stag party. Definitely not recommended for families.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank Myra K
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Well, if you can find it, it's amazing!! Haha It took us a long time to find the place, but once we did and got into the rooms, they were great. It was off the beaten path and looks like a college dorm...feels like it too. Once you find it, you have to call someone to let you in, which is a little frustrating if it's taken you a while to just find the place. One room was great as it was a suite, the other room we had was standard. All in all...it's ok Not really good location to the downtown area. Great value though!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Benbulben Apartments
Address: Benbulben Apartments Clarion Road | Ballinode, Sligo, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Sligo
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Ranked #16 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Sligo
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Hotel Class:4 star — Benbulben Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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