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“Another great stay at Philmar House.”
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Philmar House
Ranked #1 of 1 Ballincar B&B and Inns
Brooklyn, New York
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“Another great stay at Philmar House.”
Reviewed 7 October 2012

My husband and I stayed recently at Philmar House for the second year in a row. Mary is a warm and welcoming hostess. We arrived early just to drop off our bags, before going in to Sligo, and Mary was very accommodating, even though she was still getting our room ready. Philmar House is a quick and easy drive into Sligo city center, especially the Modal Museum. Even better is its convenient location to Rosses Point! We had a sunset walk on the beach that couldn't be beat. Mary provided tea and coffee on arrival and we had a delicious filling breakfast the next morning. If we are in Sligo again, we will definitely stay at Philmar House.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

I had an overnight stay at this pleasant b&b. Considering you could pay more than double for the radisson across the road, this accomodation really has all the basic facilities you would need for a short stay. The landlady Mary came across as a natural hostess, friendly and helpful In all the right ways. Breakfast was plentiful and Rosses Point is only 5 mins drive away as is Sligo town.
I had a peaceful nights sleep which is real value for money!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Great host - very friendly, excellent location, wide choice of breakfast meals, competitive rates, rooms were spotless and good sized; overall an very good place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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PhilmarHouse, Owner at Philmar House, responded to this review, 29 September 2012
Thanks for your lovely comments, it was great to have you stay with us and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Best Wishes, Mary
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Greenbelt, MD
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

In a wonderful location between Sligo and Rosses Point, the Philmar House B&B serves up the finest of breakfasts, a friendly family and beautiful garden. We loved sitting in their breakfast room with a view of the garden eating a quintesseninal Irish breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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PhilmarHouse, Owner at Philmar House, responded to this review, 29 September 2012
Thank you for your lovely review it was great to meet you both and delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Best wishes Mary
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

We had a brief but lovely stay. What a beautiful hostess.
We arrived quite late and that was no issue.
Had a brilliant sleep. Lovely rooms.
A delicious breakfast. And she even led us into an ATM and posted the receipt as I forgot to ask for one. Thankyou for a brilliant stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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PhilmarHouse, Manager at Philmar House, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Hi Roxy,

Thank you so much for going to the time of writing a review, and your lovely words. Hopefully our paths will meet again.

Best Wishes,
Mary.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

Graet B&B used by the family as a base for trip to Sligo. We booked three rooms including the room with the large clean bathroom across the hall. Very clean and comfortable and with the worst rain on record lashing down outside, we were toasty warm.
Mary was a great host with the legendary bountiful breakfast every morning. Homemade bread went down a treat. Great value, clean and comfortable.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Rhinebeck, NY
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

We found a most splendid B&B just outside Sligo on the road to Rosses Point. You couldn't ask for a more comfortable accommodation. Mary Scanlon's inviting, spotless and lovely home is the perfect setting to explore Sligo Town and Yeats Country -- and she, herself, exudes a special warmth and friendliness. Charming, beautifully appointed rooms, delicious and bountiful Irish breakfasts -- a very good feeling all in all, and a true find. Philmar is topnotch!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Philmar House

Property: Philmar House
Address: Philmar Philmar Rosses Point Road, Ballincar, Sligo, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Sligo > Ballincar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Ballincar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Philmar House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Philmar B&B enjoys old world charm with modern comforts in a quiet scenic location just 4km form the town of Sligo. This delightful B&B is an Ideal base for touring Yeats country and Donegal and features a large garden for guests to relax. All bedrooms are located on the ground floor and consists of TV, hairdryer, tea making facilities. Relax in the comfortable guest sitting room. Delicious breakfast menu available in the dining area. Come and enjoy the 21st anniversary of Sligo International Choral Festival with music and singing and includes 40 choirs from 5 countries which is held over 5 days in October. The accommodation is just minutes away from championship golf course, beaches, yachting and tennis. Conveniently the B&B is beside the Raddison Hotel and only minutes from the Clarion Hotel, Sligo. Throughout your stay, you are ideally located to enjoy hill walking, cycling, fishing and surfing or you could just make your way to Rosses Point where the beaches are perfect for walking and swimming. ... more   less 
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