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Review of Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School

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Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School
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Sligo, Ireland
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69 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

Camped here last weekend with my family including a toddler. It's a perfect little campsite. Location very central and close to the beach. Great place to camp. The owners and staff were fantastic. So helpful and friendly. You use the facilities that are part of the hostel. They are basic as you would expect with a hostel but they are spotlessly clean and well maintained. You can arrange surf lessons in the hostel. Get take away pizza across the road.
I would recommend the camp site, the hostel and the bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Moso06
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SurfnstayStrandhill, Manager at Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review, 28 November 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to having you once again at our establishment. Kind regards Management
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

Had a surf lesson and camped at this hostel. I didn't actually stay in the rooms so I can't comment on them but in general it was reasonably priced, friendly staff and good facilities. Would recommend it as a one stop shop for a surf holiday.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ronan K
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SurfnstayStrandhill, Manager at Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review, 28 November 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to having you once again at our establishment. Kind regards Management
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

Staff very friendly nd helpful. Rooms clean nd comfortable. Was happy to avail of discount in Voya Spa. Was there with a group of friends and hostel provided excellent service to us. Value for money is excellent. Even if u did not want to go surfing I would recommend this hostel. Will certainly be returning there nxt year.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Eilishosullivan
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SurfnstayStrandhill, Owner at Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review, 27 June 2013
Hi Eilis

Thanks so much for posting a review.
Nice of you to take the time to do so.
Glad all was ok n hope you revisit again

Kind regards
michael
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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013 via mobile

Group booking dealt with professionally. Staff were really helpful. Budget maintained due to great bbq facility. Surf lessons were awesome. Rooms simple and clean. Centre of town. Great atmosphere. Thanks to all the gang.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aine83
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SurfnstayStrandhill, Owner at Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review, 27 June 2013
Hi Aine

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review, appreciate.
You were such a fun bunch it was so easy to look after you even tho it was a stormy week end.
Hope to see you all soon again

Kind regards n Best wishes
michael connolly
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Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

I spent a night at the Strandhill hostel and that was what I was looking for : a great location with an helpful and kind staff. I felt like home.
You can have fun by taking a surfing lesson. Beach is nearby.
It is also easy to park your car.
There is a great Pub on the other side of the street where you can get nice pizzas and listen live music.
In conclusion : a smoothie atmosphere !

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank petaledetulipe
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SurfnstayStrandhill, Manager at Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review, 28 November 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to having you once again at our establishment. Kind regards Management
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

great place! richard is really nice, laid back. very relaxed stay. travelled with friends to visit family, so didn't spend much time around, but gorgeous location for what it was and a close (10 euro) taxi ride to sligo city. very cheap for the location, both with the beach and with not much else there. defintely recommend!
if you can, take a surf lesson! year round!!! what a rush that'd be, hahah.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ptres
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SurfnstayStrandhill, Manager at Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review, 28 November 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to having you once again at our establishment. Kind regards Management
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ireland
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84 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

It's not often a hotel gets 100% ratings on this site. So when I saw The Strandhill Lodge I thought it might be just the spot for a short business visit to Sligo. In a word -flawless! Spotless rooms, spotless hotel, great service and views. Not a bad word to be said. Well done!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank seanaway
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SurfnstayStrandhill, Manager at Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review, 28 November 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to having you once again at our establishment. Kind regards Management
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Additional Information about Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School

Property: Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School
Address: Shore Road, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland (Formerly Surf n Stay)
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Sligo > Strandhill
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Strandhill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SurfnStay:Lodge, Hostel, Surf School, Camping. Located next to world famous surf beach on Wild Atlantic Way. Surf, stay and have a great time with us. Family-run establishment with a friendly, cozy environment ideal for surfers and beach lovers alike. Our Surf School welcomes surfers of all experience levels and offers a wide range of outdoor activities around the northwest. Drop in and relax in our Lodge or Hostel & Surf School ... more   less 
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