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Clayton Hotel And Leisure Club Sligo

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by Mr. J. W... on Mar 10 2019 11:10

Family break stayed in family room 3 off us great size when travelling with a young child. Staff very friendly. Child friendly hotel. Food couldn't fault it decent portion size par under cooked vegetables on 2 separate nights . Staff in bar not aware off tea and coffee part off meal deal. That probably down to lack off training regarding vouchers for the meal deal. We previously stayed there few years ago definitely will be back again in the near future.

by Brian. on Jan 29 2019 10:54

Lovely hotel, very friendly staff, nothing was ever a problem, we had dinner and breakfast and they food was really good, the room was comfortable and clean.. We had not been before but will be back for sure,, highly recommended..

by Catherine on Sep 22 2018 10:48

Very disappointed extra money was requested on checkout. They also refused to give our tea and coffee at the evening meal. Evening meal choices weren’t fantastic. Breakfast was very good.

by 1 on Jul 3 2018 00:06

Excellent treatment by all the staff during our stay ,where nothing but courtesy and helpfulness where the experience of our stay.Cleanliness of room above standard so all in all a very positive two day break with food also of a better than average quality.

by Denise Farry on Mar 19 2018 10:20

Lovely hotel ,great location The staff were lovely and couldnt do enough for you .We dont have children but noticed that the hotel were very child friendly . The food was delicious breakfast very good .Second time we have stayed there and both times we were not disappointed

by Killian on Nov 28 2017 14:29

Staff were brilliant. I couldn't ask another thing of them and the hotel from top to bottom was really clean. The food however really let them down. Maybe it was just our weekend but the managers kept having to apologise for the kitchens. But you get what you pay for and it was an amazing deal. I'll happily stay there again.

by reviewer24726192 on Nov 22 2017 00:05

friendly ,helpful staff. 5star

by Pamela o Riordan on Aug 25 2017 10:49

Had a fantastic time start to finish rooms brilliant food lovely. Kids club and swimming pool was great our 2 boys loved everything about them. Will definiely be back again. Staff couldnt do enough. Best hotel ive been in too with our boys. Goodie bags for them when we arrived also.

by eimz on May 10 2017 13:25

Staff were lovely! Food was first class!! Really enjoyed our stay

by Pauline O'Brien on May 9 2017 16:01

The hotel and grounds were very impressive. Accommodation was clean and modern. The staff were friendly and very helpful - nothing was too much trouble. The food in the restaurant and in the bar was very tasty will all plates cleared. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

by Ron on Apr 26 2017 16:13

Found the hotel lovely and clean and very child friendly. Although the weather was poor there was still plenty to do. Kids loved the crazy golf, swimming pool, pool table and family table quiz. Food was lovely and reasonably priced as was the price of a pint of lager which at a fiver was very good. Aaron even got to take part in a soccer camp with Sligo Rovers which was thrilled with. Would love to visit again when the weather is better to see what sights Sligo has to offer.

by luc on Mar 1 2017 11:19

Very nice. Comfy, clean room. Very good breakfast. All good

by E on Feb 24 2017 16:31

Stayed in the hotel for two nights, we had an excellent meal in the restaurant on one of the nights which was faultless all be it there was a bit of a wait but it was worth it. Room was clean and hotel is well located and staff all very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and things to do. Breakfast was also very good with a great selection as well. We will definitely be back, the leisure facilities are also good. Thanks for the great experience.

by Tully on Feb 20 2017 14:14

Beautiful hotel, lovely room and comfy bed, we enjoyed a great meal on both evenings, would recommend

by paul on Jan 2 2017 12:57

we stayed for one night B&B + dinner,booked a family room the room was very spacious and comfortable. breakfast was plentiful and variety of fruit ,cereal or fry up. Dinner was a bit of a disappointment there was hardly any choice on the menu including desserts and the portions very small. There wasn't any atmosphere at the Hotel considering the night we stayed was St Stephens night. The receptionist at first couldn't find our booking on the hotel system but was very helpful throughout our stay and arranged that the camp bed that was put in to our room for one the children was changed to a proper bed when requested. Overall it was OK but i would not book this Hotel again.

by Joebro on Dec 21 2016 17:37

An extremely pleasant hotel to deal with - after a slight hiccup on the booking we were upgrade to a one bedroomed suite which was very impressive for our 2 night break. I would definitely recommend the hotel and the staff to anyone considering a hotel in Sligo - Thanks guys :)

by sinead quinn on Oct 17 2016 09:55

lovely hotel. Breakfast was its only downfall. Food was not great and not a huge selection. Great family hotel and the family suites are perfect, lots of space.

by Fiona on Sep 18 2016 14:54

Didn't like this hotel at all. Rooms were old, shower was weak, hairdryer in room was missing the top part and the top of the hairdryer was melted!! The hallway was eerie as were the bedrooms. Breakfast was nice. Staff were nice. Overall, the hotel needs a massive renovation. Giggled when I read afterwards that it was recently renovated!! Maybe the reception area but that's about it in my opinion. Given a room when we checked in waaaaay down the hallway, felt like we had been walking for 10 mins, it was so dreary, felt like we were put in there because we got a package deal. I immediately phoned reception and asked for a room change, eventually we were moved to a bedroom at the front of the hotel (still not a great room). Will definitely not be returning to this hotel - old and eerie....even the driveway...

by Brendan on Sep 7 2016 14:04

Lovely hotel in quiet gardened setting. All staff where very pleasant and attentive. Room was large and clean. Breakfast excellent, evening meal although limited in choice was well presented, substantial and flavoursome. Didn't make use of spa, large well appointed gym or pool but they look excellent. Hoping to return soon for longer stay.

by Marie Gray on Sep 5 2016 08:56

Was very happy with hotel as location was great regarding my visit hotel room was good breakfast was good to suit people diet requirements had lunch in bar was very good we did not get to use the leisure facility will travel again with longer stay hopefully esther

by Mary on Aug 16 2016 20:06

very enjoyable stay at the Clarion Hotel Sligo, the receptionist at check in was very efficient, however lacked the Irish warm welcome, this may be due to the fact that both receptionists were foreign nationals. Evening meal in the restaurant was excellent, we were served by a lovely, friendly young waitress called Ciara, who was both chatty and efficient. the bedroom was quite nice, , the beds were very comfortable, the bedroom had a lovely high ceiling, and was not hot or stuffy, unlike many hotels I have stayed in, the corridors and bedrooms could do with a little updating, the reception area very nice, overall a very pleasant stay, and I will return again in the near future

by Bernie G. on Aug 2 2016 13:18

THE MOST RELAXING HOTEL, EVER! We had a lovely time whilst staying in this fine hotel. The spacious room was just perfect, especially with a child. We found your beds to be the comfiest we've had while staying in a hotel. We found your hotel, in general to be relaxing. We will definitely recommend you to family and friends. A glowing review on TripAdvisor shall be left. Kindest regards, B.Gallagher

by Binsey on Jun 10 2016 13:11

We had a lovely two night stay here with our two toddlers. The hotel rang us 2 days in advance to say the hotel pool was not available during our stay which was disappointing at first but the weather was lovely so we spent most of the time outdoors. We were also upgraded to a suite upon arrival which was a nice surprise. The staff were extremely friendly esp at reception and bar/restaurant. It is a good walk into town. we had a car so this wasn't an issue. Its a short drive to Strandhill beach and Knocknarea, which are both beautiful. We had a great break here, really enjoyed our stay at the Clarion too

by Higgins Bangor Co down on Jun 3 2016 20:47

We stayed for two nights and very much enjoyed The Clarion Hotel. We found the staff friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The meals were very good and served by attentive staff. Our stay covered Sunday and Monday and would have liked some kind of night activity. Perhaps more happens at weekends. Would stay there again and would recommend it to friends and especially with family with young children.

by tracy scanlon on Apr 11 2016 22:21

my partner booked this for us as a night free from baby for birthday. Love the hotel staff very friendly from moment we checked in with Hildea to been serives dinner and drinks later by Trevor. rooms are fab and we notices that the hotel is a very kid friendly hotel. would 100% recommend this hotel to anyone

by Conor on Mar 3 2016 19:20

Food and accomadation OK. Noisy guests outside hotel's control, but better sound proofing to corridors would be nice. Bar is managed weirdly, several times we went in and there were no chairs, even though there was plenty of space; eventually I asked why and was told all the chairs had been moved into carvery. If they want to sell drink, they need to buy more chairs. 2 stars reflects bar & ambience, staff and location are good, but imposing looking exterior undermined by general lack of comfort if you are staying more than a few hours.

by KK on Feb 14 2016 23:17

Really good hotel, friendly and helpful staff and perfect for a few days away. The hotel is well placed to explore the interesting environs around Sligo, and of course the city itself. The Clarion is very accessible, and in a fantastic building (it's a pity they don't feature the history of the building). Rooms are reasonably sized and laid out, the view towards the rere features the functional roof of the conference centre, but the vista of Ben Bulben more than compensates. For travel into Sligo, it is a 20 minute walk, or if you want to avoid taking the car, the frequent and welcoming S1 and S2 bus routes pass by the hotel entrance and offer a good option. Breakfast is relaxed and plentiful with all requirements catered for. The leisure centre is well equipped with a nice pool and facilities. Top marks to all, would recommend it.

by Sheila on Jan 26 2016 10:56

Nice hotel, lovely grounds, friendly staff. The room was spacious, clean and warm and the pool area was perfect for children. What let the hotel down was the quality of the food. Mass produced frozen veg, chips, fish fingers, etc.. is not good enough in a 4 star hotel. The "hot" breakfast food was cold, even the tea, and the continental breakfast could have had a better selection. Disappointing as the rest of the hotel experience was quite good.

by Andrea McHugh on Jan 12 2016 16:53

Great hotel, staff very helpful and polite!! Would definitely stay here again.

by Valerie O Brien on Dec 1 2015 12:51

I have stayed in the Clarion before and would always go back, Thanks to all the staff from reception to restaurant and also the wonderful JJ in the lounge for his great singing and made us so welcome.

by Ger O malley on Nov 24 2015 20:45

Words could nt describe...... It was outstanding staff fantastic, room brilliant, and food out if this world,will defo be back.

by colette lavelle on Nov 23 2015 14:02

the Clarion Hotel is ideal to stay in. it was welcoming and warm as we arrived on a cold evening, the staff are friendly and helpful.

by kathleen on Nov 16 2015 11:03

Check in staff were very friendly.Room was warm and clean. Staff in Event Centre were friendly and hard-working. Lovely grounds and imagine it would be lovely in summer time.

by Kerry on Oct 19 2015 12:08

Friendly helpful and welcoming staff at reception. We were upgraded to a suite for my partners birthday which was a really pleasant surprise. The restaurant and bar staff were helpful & polite. The member of staff in the pool area not so efficient. Kept us standing waiting for 10minutes whilst chatting then again for a further 5 after we returned. Overall we enjoyed our stay will return and would recommend

by John McAllister on Sep 14 2015 10:39

On arrival although the booking system was down the staff were very welcoming and friendly. We had to walk a long,long way to our room which was big and airy but warm and comfortable. The toilet seat was cracked and the shower was lukewarm. We reported this and the seat was changed and the shower was worked on. There was a temporary slight improvement but then reverted to lukewarm for the remainder of the stay and we could not use it. There was a good variety of food for breakfast but was like the shower lukewarm. I have great difficulty in believing that this is a 4-star hotel.

by jer on Jun 29 2015 23:14

Reception staff excellent - Bedroom was big bright and comfortable. Breakfast was poor -difficult to get tea, cooked food was cold on cold plates , by the third day the idea of a hot breakfast had lost its appeal. We got a good evening meal on our first evening with good service. I would not return to this hotel not a four star in reality Jerry O Dea 3 star at best

by Alison, Meath on Jun 4 2015 20:39

good location for town with plenty of parking. Large room with 2 beds for children and nice quiet room. Looking a little shabby decor wise around the corridors, with the highly pungent shakn'vac smell, breakfast average, Pool a plus. Plenty of space for families and roomy for meal times.

by Michael John Walsh on May 18 2015 14:26

best hotel we have stayed inn over the years really enjoyed our stay food was tops so enjoyable thanks to all your staff

by Amanda Maguire on Apr 16 2015 12:10

Great break, Family room very spacious. Friendly staff and food was great. Really looking forward to going back Highly recommed this hotel for familys

by Martin Galway on Apr 9 2015 17:24

We got upgraded to aq suite by a lovely blonde receptionist-Polish I think-with an infectious smile. She was so helpful in everything as we arrived late. Got a seat in dinning room after a wait which we didn't mind as the restaurant was full with a coach tour. Food was excellent and we loved our stay there. Alot of children running about in the bar/ foyer area but other than that no complaints. We will definitely come back especially after the lovely welcome from the friendly Polish girl on reception.

by reviewer25329462 on Sep 22 2014 15:27

Hotel was absolutely lovely and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We got upgraded to a suite and the room was fantastic. Use of the spa/swimming pool was great and the breakfast was tasty. The only negative was the dinner, which was part of our deal. The food was not very good but otherwise we had a brilliant stay.

by robert on Sep 2 2014 22:40

The hotel was great, we got upgraded to a suite on arrival the staff were lovely and the food was great. The only downside it need a bit of a face lift 1door the lock was broke and there was badly patch up plaster work in the bathroon

by Eileen on Jul 13 2014 08:28

Excellent experience staff very helpful and friendly. Food excellent. Complimentary room upgrade was a big surprise what a treat!

by sharon on Jul 12 2014 23:57

Absolutely gorgeous hotel and we upgraded to a suite which was very spacious with kitchenette an bedroom separate. Pool and leisure facilities where great for the children. Breakfast was lovely and staff very friendly and helpful . Would recommend this hotel and I would return again.

by margaret on Jul 4 2014 10:45

stay was for three nights hotel was good room clean staff very friendly and helpful food in general a big let down had dinner two nights in the restaurant awful on both nights for that reason we would not go stay was for 23june

by C O' Sullivan on Jun 21 2014 22:39

We had a wonderful stay in this hotel and found the staff most helpful and friendly. Would most definitely stay there again

by none on Jun 10 2014 23:11

We stayed for a weekend breakaway in a triple room the hotel, staff and food were excellent, I would highly recommend the hotel and we will definitely stay again.

by P mcginlay on Jun 1 2014 12:02

On arrival the hotel looked very impressive .we had requested a room with a walk in shower for my wife's elderly and partially disabled parents.when rooms where allocated this was not a walk in shower as requested and our own room was linked to the room next door due to this we could hear every word and movement of the guests next door.on speaking to reception they where very good in rectifying this with a room that had a walk in shower and another room for us although the rooms where a lot further apart as we would have liked to be of more assistance to my wife's parents.THE EVENING MEALS.the menu stayed the same every night with the same choice of food so on speaking to the restaurant manager he said he would let us choose some food from the bar menu that helped a little bit but not ideal.finaly on check out our bill was almost double what it should have been and we had to go through all the bills to rectify this.the facilities in the hotel and staff where all very good the pool sauna excellent very good as was the breakfast we would most likely stay here again with a few things ironed out

by paddy on May 29 2014 12:34

Brilliant stay. Very child friendly.!! The leisure centre was ideal for young children. As for valuee for money, it Could not be beaten. Will be returning:)

by eilis duffy on May 27 2014 19:55

It was awful. Bad service in the restaurant, the bar was so dirty with dirty plates and bar glasses. Had ordered room service but it still hadn't arrived by 10:45 so had to go down to the restaurant where there was barely any breakfast left and no staff to get tea or toast. Staff, and especially management were rude and just wanted to pretend that problems didn't exist. Will never go back again.
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Hotel Details

This newly redesigned 4* hotel now exudes classic contemporary style complete with Elizabethan facade. Situated in Sligo in an idyllic scenic location on the Atlantic coast, with the spectacular Benbulben mountain in the background, 74 Bedrooms and free parking. Located just 8 km from Sligo Airport. Just 2.5 hrs from Dublin. Sanovitae Leisure Centre and Essence SPA.

Check In From - 3:00 pm : Check Out Up To - 12:00 am

Cancellation Description : Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description : Located in Sligo town on the Enniskillen Road and just off the N15 from Donegal and N4 from Dublin with the Atlantic coast nearby, and views of the spectacular Benbulbin from the hotel.

Area Description : Sligo until now has been relatively unexplored. However, as a destination it has literally everything to offer. There are several blue flag beaches within a 10 min drive from The Clarion. Strandhill is renowned for its International surfing. Freshwater and deep sea fishing are also popular during the fishing season, sea fishing trips operate from Mullaghmore and Rosses Point which are just a few minutes from the hotel.

Hotel Location
Hotel Facilities

Hotel Bar

  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
  • High season entertainment

Hotel Children Facilities

  • Kids activities at weekends & school holidays
  • Kids activities during high season
  • Crazy golf course
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Indoor play area
  • Cot available on request

Hotel Restaurant

  • Early bird menu
  • Lunch served
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Vegetarian options

Things To Do In The Area

  • Paint ball
  • Museums
  • Children play centres
  • Cycling
  • Night clubs
  • Horse racing
  • Guided tours
  • Golfing
  • Quad biking
  • Hill walking
  • Live music venues
  • River fishing
  • Walking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Historical trails
  • Cinema
  • Shopping
  • Local sightseeing
  • Visit local heritage sites

Hotel Guest Services

  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Babysitting service
  • Free car parking
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Internet access

Hotel Meeting Rooms

  • Internet access
  • Natural daylight
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Black out facilities
  • LCD projector
  • Stationery

Hotel Leisure Club

  • TV equipment
  • Pool side play pen
  • Gymnasium
  • Beauty salon
  • Swimwear to buy
  • Spa treatments
  • Towels available
  • Children's pool
  • Baby changing area
  • Steam room
  • Aerobics studio
  • Sauna
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fully equipped gym

Hotel Business Centre

  • Fax
  • Meeting rooms