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The Downhill Inn
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Ballina
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

This Hotel was terrible, it was completely empty i did not see one person besides the Man on reception, The carpark was empty, The restaurant was closed, it was earily empty, the room was freezing even though it was 15 degrees out side I mean really cold, the double bed was two singles pushed together which was terrible as one single was higher then the other, the bed clothes wer old out dated wooly blankets, the tv was old and tiny, this Hotel is more like a rundown old motel really didn't enjoy my stay we felt like we we're the only ones in the hotel

  • Stayed: April 2014
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4  Thank Angela F
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JohnRaftery, Owner at The Downhill Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2014

Thsnk you for your review, the hotel was quite and peacefull on the night of you stay - however we are full to night and all this week, Our refurbished rooms are non-smoking as we discussed. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Ballina

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

This is my first ever Trip Advisor Review. Each year we four senior men return to Northwest Ireland to enjoy the incredible links golf afforded by Enniscrone, Carne, and Rosses Point/County Sligo. We stay for 5 to 6 nights at The Downhill Inn in Ballina--enjoying the bed, breakfast, and several dinner night specials of salmon, steak, and everything in between. A small but well stocked bar is there for you in the evenings. Nearby are fine upscale restaurants and one of Ireland's best pubs.

The Downhill is quiet, clean, has good food, and is well located--all a 4-ball needs. Months in advance, John and Nicola look after us by making our tee times and other arrangements--then happily respond to changes inevitably driven by weather and other events.

If you play golf in the Northwest, you can pay more, but you will never get the hands-on service and best possible golf lodging provided by Nicola and john at The Downhill Inn.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

David Urquhart coach holidays don't get any better than this! My first coach holiday to The Emerald Isle will certainly not be my last!

The Downhill Inn's John and Nicola endeavoured to make sure everything was perfect for all their guests. If you have a concern or dietary requirement just say to them!

Our coach driver Stuart had a great rapport with us all and helped make my holiday particularly memorable due to his informative and hilarious at times coach talks.

My room was excellent - crisp clean bed linen, immaculate bathroom with appropriate hand rails and beautiful wooden walk in wardrobe. Card key in operation. My only criticism of the room was the fact that I could not charge my mobile by my bedside due to no power socket there and the free wifi only works in the lounge not the room.

I loved having hot yummy porridge (just one of the many options)mail lowed by a full breakfast, tea/coffee and toast. Noticed that the Kerry butter was yummy also!

Entertainment was good and appropriate for a small hotel.
There is no dance floor - a wee bit of a disappointment for those who wished to show their ballroom skills.

The countryside is gorgeous and would thoroughly recommend a visit to Co Mayo and to this lovely hotel!


Stayed: October 2013
4  Thank WestLothianLassie
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

We have stayed here twice for 5 day breaks and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff, facilities and service we received were first class and we would certainly recommend the Downhill Inn for a relaxing break or a base for touring the area. Thanks again from The Soup Man.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JOSEPH M
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

This Hotel is situated just outside Ballina and it is possible to walk into the town, however it is about 15-20 minutes away. The owners are great and very attentive, the check in process was quick and flawless. They were very helpul with any queries or requests that we had. The breakfast was very good and plentiful. In my opinion the lobby area, combining the open dining room and bar area does not work and should be revamped to make it more modern and inviting. However I am sure the finance for a major revamp is hard to come by in this recessionary economy. The TV was very small in the room, but otherwise the room was adequate and functional. For the price this hotel is a good choice, but a few changes would make it even better.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank jemser
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

My friend and I stayed at the Downhill Inn and we were both very impressed with the overall feel and warm atmosphere while there. The staff were more than exceptional and their kindness and attention to detail was appreciated greatly. The menu and presentation of all meals was excellent. We would recommend this motel very highly.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Margie H
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

Stayed here for four nights on a David Urquhart tour. Firstly, forget every bad review I don't think these people were at this hotel !!! This is excellent value for money.The staff work very hard and cannot do enough to satisfy your special requests at breakfast and dinner.The food choice is varied and good - OK it is not five star but nowhere does the hotel purport to be that.Hotel is probably about a 15 minute walk into town but for people with mobility issues (like myself) it might be just too far.The " Craic " was good at the bar with top marks to Carl - great rapport.
Not much more to say about this just go ahead and book it - you will not be disappointed.
Oh ,almost forgot, free Wi-Fi in most parts of the hotel.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Walter C
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Address: Sligo Road, Ballina, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Ballina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Ballina
Price Range: £51 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Downhill Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downhill Inn Hotel in Ballina, is amongst Ballina Hotels gems - priding itself on offering value for money, excellent service and quality hotel accommodation in Ballina, Co. Mayo - this family owned and managed 3 Star Hotel in Mayo is a real treat to discover.This Ballina Hotel in Mayo is renowned for its friendly, efficient and professional staff.Last Minute deals can make the accommodation cheap in cost, offering good value. Hotel Discounts are available with our special offers.The hotel is located on the Sligo road on the outskirts of Ballina Town in the heart of Mayo, near the river Moy which is famous for salmon fishing ... more   less 
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