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“Brilliant Location”
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The Glasshouse
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Sligo
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant Location”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

This hotel does live up to its reputation. Its reasonably priced, in a fab location in the heart of Sligo, it offers nice bar facilities and the staff were great. The only disappointment was the limited TV facilities, and no Pay Movies, they claim to provide free movies however mosty are documentaries or movies you would not really be interetsed in. As a solo traveller I do rely on in room entertainment some nights and am always happy to pay extra for good movies, however the cinema is only 5 minutes away, so I am being fussy. The carpark can be tricky for the less than brave driver but overall it was a very enjoyable experience and I would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank FreedomFighterDublin
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Glasshouse_GM, Front Office Manager at The Glasshouse, responded to this review, 12 October 2013
Dear FreedomFighterD
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here with us at The Glasshouse. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and you found our staff great. We do indeed have a fab location right in the heart of Sligo. We are delighted to inform you that we are getting our movie selection updated and we hope to welcome you back to The Glasshouse in the near future.
Kind regards,
The Glasshouse Team
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Charlestown, Rhode Island
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We booked this last minute driving down and were still in awe of the unique Benbulbin. Little did we know we would have a beautiful room with a balcony overlooking the Garavogue River and there in the background Benbulbin. From our balcony we could look down on the sculpture of James Joyce and the lovely town. The service was great and though we did not eat there, we sat on the second floor with a nightcap and the moon rising over the town. We were thrilled with our last minute booking and there was parking right underneath the hotel! It was a very easy in and out of Sligo and I would definitely go back there.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasshouse_GM, Front Office Manager at The Glasshouse, responded to this review, 12 October 2013
Dear ReneBene
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here with us at The Glasshouse. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your last minute booking with us and that you enjoyed the views of Sligo from our hotel. We hope to welcome you back to The Glasshouse in the near future.
Kind regards,
The Glasshouse Team
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Ottawa, Ontario
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Our experience at the Glasshouse from September 23rd to September 27th (room 423) overall was very positive. The hotel is centrally located, making it an easy walk to many attractions. The view from our room was spectacular, overlooking the Garavogue River where the swans feed and swim. What a sight!

The room was clean and spacious but the storage was limited (no drawers). Facecloths and toiletries were provided in the bathrooms. I mention facecloths, because at our previous hotel you had to request them at the reception. We were pleasantly surprised by the complimentary housecoats and slippers behind the bathroom door although we did not avail ourselves of these amenities. Wi-Fi reception in our room was excellent. The in-room safe, however, is located in a cupboard at floor level making it very difficult to access and use, especially for us older folks.

As part of our stay, a full Irish breakfast was included, which consisted of a choice of scrambled or fried eggs, pork sausages, black pudding, tomatoes, mushrooms, hash browns, ham and toast served buffet style. There were other choices such as fruits, cheeses, yogurt, cereals and pots of tea or coffee.

The menu at the Kitchen (Glasshouse) was varied. The servers were efficient, fast, courteous and very friendly. We were not disappointed.

The hotel staff overall were welcoming, friendly and courteous.

Except for the safe issue, I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Get a room overlooking the Garavogue River.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Barfly60
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Glasshouse_GM, Front Office Manager at The Glasshouse, responded to this review, 12 October 2013
Dear Barfly60
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience here with us at The Glasshouse. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff friendly ,welcoming & courteous. Once again we would like to thank you for your review and hope to welcome you back to The Glasshouse in the near future.
Kind regards,
The Glasshouse Team
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

A very interesting hotel with a view over the river. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The decor is modern art and somewhat edgy ~ not to my person taste at all, but I suppose it would appeal to others. The hallway carpeting was quite interesting and I imagine it would be a little disturbing after a few to many in the pub.
Our room was clean and comfortable. Well, two of the three beds in our room were comfortable but one of the mattresses was definitely due to be replaced. It was not a factor for us since we only needed two beds. We just used the one with the bed mattress to store our suitcases. :-)
Our room had orange walls & decor; when we came in at the end of the day the room glowed orange ~ not really a restful color choice for a bedroom. (Friends in a different room had a more soothing pale blue & green decor which was much nicer.)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank sammi112345
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Glasshouse_GM, Front Office Manager at The Glasshouse, responded to this review, 12 October 2013
Dear sammi112345
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here with us at The Glasshouse. We are delighted to read that you found the staff friendly & helpful and we hope to welcome you back to The Glasshouse in the future.
Kind regards,
The Glasshouse Team
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Reasonably priced hotel located in the centre of Sligo City beside pubs and restaurants. Excellent base to visit the beautiful beaches and local sites in Sligo. Newly built hotel with glass frontage overlooking the Garavogue River, restaurant and bar overlooks river also and very pleasing place to spend some time people watching. Underground car park (free) leads directly to reception. 24 hour room service as well as bar and restaurant. Staff very helpful particularly bar staff who delivered food to our room. Unfortunately I can't say the same about the food we ordered, it was overcooked and not good. Rooms are large and bright and decorated in a very quirky 70s style with a modern twist. Very Funky and fun. However, mattress could do with being replaced. Nice reasonably priced hotel to stay in if you want to be near everything in Sligo City.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the river.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tet1
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Glasshouse_GM, Front Office Manager at The Glasshouse, responded to this review, 12 October 2013
Dear Tet1
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here with us at The Glasshouse. We are delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff very helpful. We do indeed have the perfect base for visiting the local attractions. We would like to thank you once again for your review and we hope to welcome you back to The Glasshouse in the near future.
Kind regards,
The Glasshouse Team
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Sligo
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

Wonderful location. This hotel is in the heart of town. Food is ok. Maybe choice could be better and prices more reasonable. Resturant and hotel area is open throughout the day for food, coffee or other refreshments. Staff are helpful and friendly. A good landmark in Sligo and a pointer for meeting.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank James M
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Glasshouse_GM, Front Office Manager at The Glasshouse, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Dear James M
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here with us at The Glasshouse. We do indeed have a wonderful location right in the heart of Sligo. We are delighted to read that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. We hope to welcome you back to The Glasshouse in the near future.
Kind regards,
The Glasshouse Team
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed on the night of the 21st Sept and there was a mix up with the rooms. Staff were right on it and were professional and friendly. Food was also lovely and great value and location is perfect for a night on the town.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Lenehane123
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Glasshouse_GM, Front Office Manager at The Glasshouse, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Dear Lenehane123
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here with us at The Glasshouse. We are delighted to read that you found our staff to be professional and friendly and that you enjoyed your break here with us at The Glasshouse. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Glasshouse in the near future.
Kind regards,
The Glasshouse Team
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Property: The Glasshouse
Address: Swan Point, Sligo, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Sligo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Sligo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Glasshouse 4*
Number of rooms: 116
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