I attended a conference at this hotel in late Febuary 2013.
Check-in moved relatively quick considering the size of the queue on arrival, with bus loads of people all arriving at nearly the same time.
I had dinner in the bar the night we arrived. It was packed (over 300 people attended the conference) but the waiter was over quickly, was very personable, and unflustered despite the large crowd. He advised us that our steak sandwiches would take longer than usual due to the crowd but in fairness the food was out fairly quick.
The banquet was very nice. The room was laid out beautifully, plenty of room to move around and a large dance floor. The service here wasn't as good as it should be. As said in another comment one person at my table got his meal so far ahead of the rest of us that he was finished before we had even gotten ours. It seemed to me (I was across the table from him so could see him) that the waiter lost track of where he should be going after finishing one table and so just gave the plate to the nearest person just to get rid of it.
Given the location of the hotel and the size of the function I was very surprised to find out that cash back was not an option at the bar. Regardless of convience to the customer, it makes the bar staff's job easier by not having to deal with cards every transaction.
Bar staff worked well, although the busy bar does not excuse any lack of manner's. However same should be said to many of the customers too. All the bar staff deserve praise for their work throughout the weekend. I found that when they had opportunity they were very personable and chatted to the customers. The main example of this is the barman in the second bar in the function room (his name escapes me now). I would judge the bar staff by this example rather than by those who were rushed off their feet.
The receptionist (duty manager perhaps?) on the Friday night however let the side down I felt. I went up to the desk to ask for a new key as I had lost mine. After he dealt with the person in front of me, he then went into discussion with another member of staff (not a personal one, it must be said), and took a phone call before asking getting to me. While I know it was a busy night, from experience I know most receptionists and managers would (should?) deal with the customer in front of them first, then the member of staff after.
Overall I had a lovely time in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sligo. I did have a few complaints but I would put them down to the fact that the hotel was over-ran with hundreds of young people for that weekend and so were under-pressure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by the wild and beautiful countryside of Rosses Point, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa in Sligo is an easy 5 minutes drive to Sligo's city centre, business travelers will find Finisklin Business Park just minutes away and the leisure guest will enjoy a round of golf at the renowned County Sligo Golf Club or a trip to the beach at Rosses Point village only 2km's from the hotel. Sligo is a thriving city boasting wonderful shopping, enviable outdoor activities - surfing, golfing, angling to mention a few, and impressive historic and cultural attractions, not to forget a lively cafe and pub culture for an enjoyable night out. This superior 4* hotel boasts 132 luxury bedrooms, a fully equipped gym and leisure centre with an 18-meter indoor heated pool, children's pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Solas Spa and Wellness Centre offers the ultimate relaxation experience, indulge in one of the wonderful Elemis treatments, or unwind in the Thermal suite and relaxation room. The hotel has 132 stylishly furbished deluxe guest rooms including three stunning Executive suites, seven Junior suites, and 11 spacious Business Class rooms. We also offer six rooms designed specifically for guests with disabilities. Business amenities at this 4-star property include a business center, 7 meeting rooms, and the Benbulben ballroom. Dining options at this spa hotel include Benwisken Bar & Classiwbawn restaurant. The staff can arrange wedding services, business services, and limo/town car service. Guest parking is complimentary. The property is a non smoking property. The 132 air-conditioned guestrooms at Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo include minibars (stocked upon request) and laptop safes. Televisions are equipped with cable channels and omplimentary TV Internet access. Rooms have dial-up Internet access and WI-Fi. Bathrooms offer handheld showerheads, makeup/shaving mirrors, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries. Additional amenities include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. In addition, amenities available on request include in-room massages and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is offered daily. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Hotel And Spa, Sligo
- Radisson Rosses Point
- Radisson Blu Hotel Sligo
- Radisson Sligo
- Sligo Radisson
- Radisson Hotel Sligo