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“cheap and central but grotty,small room”
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Sligo City Hotel
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Sligo
Reviewed 28 March 2011

we stayed in this hotel and were delighted with how central it was to all the shops and bars in sligo but in my opinion this was the only plus side to this hotel, the room was tiny and very grotty, there wasn't even a remote control for the tiny little portable tv, the bathroom was very small with a poor working shower, although it was clean , the whole room was in need of redecoration at the very least. We found the staff to be very uninterested and unhelpful particularly on reception, we asked was it ok to park in the small carpark down the road and they assured us it would be fine there the next day as it was sunday so we wouldnt need to pay for parking, unfortunately we had a ticket waiting for us on the car the next day which cost us 40 euro, we would not stay there again, although cheap we would be willing to pay that bit extra for better service and nicer hotel rooms, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone who wanted a relaxing weekend away.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 February 2011

stayed here recently and when we arrived no parking even though it said parking available..after being told to pay park across the road at the back of the hotel by the receptionist, a kind gentleman employee said we could squeeze into the car park,thank you..room was like an attic room with tiny windows and shower barely sprayed out the water..heated towel rail in freezing bathroom didnt work which wud explain why it was so cold..had a nice beef dinner in the bar but they served no roast potato so my wife had to make do with chips instead and as i didnt like the veg on offer i chose to have salad instead..Both of which we were charged extra for..would look for somewhere else to stay next time but wud stay again if i had to..sligo is a great city to have a nite out in..visit the fiddlers and the garvogue(hope i spelt it right)..pity the hotel wasnt a little better but in saying that it wasnt the worst place to stay..

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2010

Went for a weekend break, 6 of us all together. The hotel is in a fantastic location right beside the train & bus stations & in the heart of the shops, pubs, restaurants etc. On arrival we were given 3 rooms beside each other by a very friendly & welcoming receptionist. The rooms are a bit dated but clean & good value for the money we paid. On arrival we noticed out the window that there was a big clock facing us on the Town Hall each hour it rings so if you are a light sleeper (like me) ask for a room away from the Town Hall where you wont have to listen to "Bong" "Bong" every hour on the hour during the night:-) After a sleepless night the receptionist very kindly moved us to another room on a different floor, unfortunately the 2nd nights sleep was also disturbed by a terrible group of obnoxious men who happened to have most of the rooms on the floor we were on:-? at 4.30am we were woken to shouts, screams & men threatening to break down other guests doors which was very scary as it was only girls in our room. Other then the 2 sleepless nights i really did like the hotel. The staff (with the exception of the manager who we saw on numerous occasions during our stay & he looked like he would rather be anywhere bar the hotel, not a bit friendly to staff or guests) are wonderfully friendly & helpful, couldnt do enough to help you & make you feel extremely welcome , the hotel its self is centrally located, great value for money, food in bar is tasty & great value. The man who runs the bar is wonderful & we actually thought he was the manager he was so well presented & helpful. If booking make sure you get a room on a floor where there are no hens/stags parties & if you are light sleeper away from the Town Hall. Armed with this knowledge i would stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 September 2010

My wife, son and granddaughter stayed at the Sligo City Hotel and really enjoyed our stay there. The staff were very kind and helpful and the rooms were clean, well provided and comfortable. As Sligo prices go the tariff was most reasonable. The location is convenient with a fantastic view at the front of Ben Bulben and the river. Each morning I was able to have a great walk along the river towards Lough Gill. The corridors had some lovely pictures; outside our rooms were two prints that I would imagine were of Jack Yeats work but I may be wrong. I would recommend this hotel to any visitor of Sligo.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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sligoquay, General Manager at Sligo City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2010

Dear Paddywack25,

Thank you so much for your lovely comments regarding The Sligo City Hotel! We absolutely pride ourselves in providing all of our guests with superior, friendly services at very reasonable prices. We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will return some day very soon!

Kind regards,

Owen McGee
General Manager
Sligo City Hotel

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Reviewed 9 September 2010

I stayed here for 2 nights on a Stag weekend. There was at least two other stag groups and 1 hen group in the hotel also. Apart from the group bookings there didn't appear to be any other guests and we had to pay up front at the check in desk (which was understandable considering groups seem to be their main business).

The hotel location is perfect, right adjacent to the town centre and only 15mins from Strandhill.

The decor in the rooms was slightly dated but they were clean and had everything we needed. The hotel reception was nice and comfortable and the bar and restaurant was more than adequate. I managed to get a spot in the car park which was handy because the on street parking is metered.

In summary, this hotel is ideal for group bookings but at €43 per person per night it was a little bit too expensive considering there was 3 people to a room.

  • Stayed: September 2010
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sligoquay, General Manager at Sligo City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2010

Dear Mr Moynihan,

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear that you found our Hotel clean, comfortable and convenient for the duration of your stay!

The Sligo City Hotel accepts all types of groups along with individual bookings. We pride ourselves in competitive rates whether it is a Bed & Breakfast rate or just room only. The rate that you and your group were on (€43 per person with Full Irish Breakfast included, weekend rate) which we feel is very competitive.

As you mentioned in your review, parking on the street is metered daily from 08.30 to 18.30 with the exception of Sunday's and Bank Holidays where it is metered from 12 noon to 18.30. Our car park is limited therefore we always advise our guests that parking is strictly on a first come first served basis.

On behalf of the Management and Staff here at The Sligo City Hotel, I would like to Thank You most sincerely for you custom and hopefully we will see you again in the near future!

Kind regards,

Owen McGee
General Manager
Sligo City Hotel

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Reviewed 12 August 2010

We stayed for one night on the 9th of August having booked the room by visiting the tourist information office in Sligo.Initially I was reluctant to take a room there as I had read the poor reviews on this site. They could not be more wrong! We were given a ground floor room. The bed was very comfortable & everthing about the room & the rest of the hotel was very clean. The staff are very friendly & helpful. Please don't let any of the reveiws on here put you off going to stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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sligoquay, Manager at Sligo City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2010

On behalf of the management and staff, I would like to thank you most sincerely for your response. Our hotel prides itself in offering superior customer care in a friendly atmosphere and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us

Thanking you
Owen McGee
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Reviewed 7 August 2010

Had one night in this hotel,after Leonard Cohen concert.Couldnt have asked for happier or more helpful staff.The hotel is quite small,very homely-only negative was the lack of available carpark,but easy to park on streets.Hope to return for longer stay.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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sligoquay, Manager at Sligo City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2010

On behalf of the management and staff of the Sligo City Hotel we would like the thank you most sincerely for taking the time to give us feedback.

Owen McGee
General Manager

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Additional Information about Sligo City Hotel

Address: Sligo City Hotel Quay Street | Sligo, Sligo, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Sligo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Sligo
Price Range: £64 - £133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sligo City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated in the city centre of Sligo, the Sligo City Hotel is next to O'Connell Street, which offers extensive shopping, riverside restaurants and cosy bars. The hotel has free WiFi throughout, free daily newspapers and free limited private parking. Sligo Railway and Bus Station is a 5-minute walk away. The newly renovated rooms are modern and spacious and cater for all guest group sizes. Every room features a 32-inch flat-screen cable TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The en-suite bathrooms have a bath and/or shower, a hairdryer, and free toiletries. Ironing supplies and trouser presses are available upon request. The Quays Restaurant serves full Irish breakfast and offers an extensive dining menu using local ingredients. Guests can enjoy a drink in the Quays Bar where there is weekend music entertainment on offer throughout the year. The Sligo City Hotel overlooks Sligo Bay and sits on the Wild Atlantic Way. With golfing, swimming and surfing activities available, Rosses Point and Strandhill are within a 10-minute drive. Ireland West Knock International Airport is just 45 minutes' drive away. ... more   less 
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