We stayed in another Radisson hotel recently which we loved and wrongly assumed the high standard was maintained across the chain. We also chose this hotel in Sligo for the location which is about its only good point. We go for long weekends in Sligo regularly and really wanted to find a hotel which we would use for these trips but unfortunately we are still searching.
On arriving at the hotel on a Saturday afternoon there were no parking spaces, the gardener was trimming the hedges right at the front door and blasting the cuttings all over the entrance...not a good start. Once inside children were running riot whilst we waited to check in, not the hotel's fault but still not a great first impression. During check in we were told it was hotel policy to add €50 to the price as a credit for us to use during our stay, however we explained we didn't need that as dinner was prepaid and we didn't intend on adding any more money to our bill.
We were told by the receptionist we had a "lovely room" on the second floor - the room was mediocre with stained carpet and lampshades. It was also just two beds pushed together will ill fitting sheets which revealed the dirty mattress below.
We dined in the restaurant that night as it was included in our package but we would recommend eating elsewhere in Sligo as we were not impressed at all. Starter of crayfish and salmon was okay, my main of chicken was poor (the waitress apologised to me for how it looked and assured me it looked better leaving the kitchen?!) and my partner's duck had some tin foil still stuck to it. We had desserts simply because we had paid for it but neither of us were able to take more than two bites, both the cheesecake and coconut tart were dry and tasteless. We had got a side of chips with our meal and when leaving the restaurant we were asked for the €3.50 to cover it, we had no loose change on us and asked for it to be charged to the room - this had to be checked with reception first - all this over €3.50!!!
Before we got to go for breakfast the cleaner asked could she come in at 9:45am to service our room?! Breakfast was okay - fair enough selection - parts of the cooked breakfast were cold. The waiter also forgot about our tea order, altogether it was just a bit drab. We stayed for two nights but didn't eat in the hotel on the second night.
There is still hope for this hotel; on checking out we were greeted by the most pleasant member of staff we had encountered - Anne - please get more people like Anne!!! She could not apologise enough for our poor meal and deducted the price of the side order of chips and €20 from our balance. Altogether a poor stay but a little cheer from Anne at the end went a long way to lifting our spirits!
- 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