Sligo Park Hotel Review
September 4, 2016 (No Comments) by Geoff Dorrity
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Sligo Park Hotel

Sligo Park Hotel

The Sligo Park Hotel is right along the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland and is a perfect retreat for a romantic getaway, a short business stopover or even a family break. If travelling across the country from Dublin or coming from North or South you are sure to be drawn in by the beautiful scenic sights along the trip to the hotel which is located right on the outskirts of Sligo town.

There is ample parking available outside of the hotel so no need to worry if you have traveled by car. Once you have reached your destination the next step is meeting the front desk staff who are more than happy to take requests and give recommendations on where to eat and drink in the town.

The Rooms

Furnishings are quite homely with certain rooms offering a really picturesque view into the well maintained gardens. There was more than enough space for clothes and belongings to be stored and everywhere was kept spotlessly clean. If you are used to staying in modern hotels then the Sligo park may not be for you as parts of the interior did look a little dated and the LCD TV was one of the few items that kept the room from looking like a cosy 1980’s country house but this may appeal to some depending on personal tastes.

Leisure Centre

One area that certainly showed no signs of ageing was the health club located just to the left of the hotel’s entrance. The impressive leisure centre contains a heated pool, sauna and jacuzzi that guests can make use of throughout their stay. In addition to these amenities there is a well kitted out gym which boasts a wide range of free weights and cardio equipment that would service both fitness enthusiasts and casual gym goers alike. Instructors are also on hand to provide advice and also deliver a number of classes during the day in the fitness studio.

Dining In

The hotel offers two dining options in the Rathanna Bar or Hazelwood Restaurant which are serviced by again very well experienced and capable staff. If you are looking for a quick bite and read of the paper then the bar will do just the trick and is reasonably priced with the typical favourite snacks and nibbles on the menu. Just outside the bar there is a stylish veranda where you can enjoy a drink in the sun or relax at nighttime amongst the glimmering lights. The main restaurant is a good sized dining area with plenty of wall booths which we would recommend for added privacy.

Breakfasts are the staple of the day and offer a well stocked and regularly replenished Irish breakfast style buffet with plenty of fruits, cereals and other healthy options available. For evening meals there was no shortage in terms of quantity per plate and the majority of dishes seemed to consist of locally sourced wholesome ingredients however for mains there was certainly a feeling that the restaurant may benefit from a less is more approach.

Things to See

If you enjoy the outdoors then you are certainly in the right place as Strand Hill is only a 15 minute drive from the hotel and has a multitude of activities on offer such as taking to the beach for a relaxing stroll or visiting the Strandhill Surf School to get a few lessons on the board. If you have more of a taste for cultural pursuits then the Yeats Memorial Building is just for you as it regularly runs lectures which the public can attend and also houses the Sligo art gallery.

Geoff Dorrity
Runs long distances and enjoys a good Digital chinwag. Loves well proportioned burritos and pretty much any sport (aside from cricket). Pub quiz speciality topic would be 90’s professional wrestling.

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Sligo Park Hotel Review
September 4, 2016 (No Comments) by Geoff Dorrity
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Sligo Park Hotel

Sligo Park Hotel

The Sligo Park Hotel is right along the Wild Atlantic Way on the west coast of Ireland and is a perfect retreat for a romantic getaway, a short business stopover or even a family break. If travelling across the country from Dublin or coming from North or South you are sure to be drawn in by the beautiful scenic sights along the trip to the hotel which is located right on the outskirts of Sligo town.

There is ample parking available outside of the hotel so no need to worry if you have traveled by car. Once you have reached your destination the next step is meeting the front desk staff who are more than happy to take requests and give recommendations on where to eat and drink in the town.

The Rooms

Furnishings are quite homely with certain rooms offering a really picturesque view into the well maintained gardens. There was more than enough space for clothes and belongings to be stored and everywhere was kept spotlessly clean. If you are used to staying in modern hotels then the Sligo park may not be for you as parts of the interior did look a little dated and the LCD TV was one of the few items that kept the room from looking like a cosy 1980’s country house but this may appeal to some depending on personal tastes.

Leisure Centre

One area that certainly showed no signs of ageing was the health club located just to the left of the hotel’s entrance. The impressive leisure centre contains a heated pool, sauna and jacuzzi that guests can make use of throughout their stay. In addition to these amenities there is a well kitted out gym which boasts a wide range of free weights and cardio equipment that would service both fitness enthusiasts and casual gym goers alike. Instructors are also on hand to provide advice and also deliver a number of classes during the day in the fitness studio.

Dining In

The hotel offers two dining options in the Rathanna Bar or Hazelwood Restaurant which are serviced by again very well experienced and capable staff. If you are looking for a quick bite and read of the paper then the bar will do just the trick and is reasonably priced with the typical favourite snacks and nibbles on the menu. Just outside the bar there is a stylish veranda where you can enjoy a drink in the sun or relax at nighttime amongst the glimmering lights. The main restaurant is a good sized dining area with plenty of wall booths which we would recommend for added privacy.

Breakfasts are the staple of the day and offer a well stocked and regularly replenished Irish breakfast style buffet with plenty of fruits, cereals and other healthy options available. For evening meals there was no shortage in terms of quantity per plate and the majority of dishes seemed to consist of locally sourced wholesome ingredients however for mains there was certainly a feeling that the restaurant may benefit from a less is more approach.

Things to See

If you enjoy the outdoors then you are certainly in the right place as Strand Hill is only a 15 minute drive from the hotel and has a multitude of activities on offer such as taking to the beach for a relaxing stroll or visiting the Strandhill Surf School to get a few lessons on the board. If you have more of a taste for cultural pursuits then the Yeats Memorial Building is just for you as it regularly runs lectures which the public can attend and also houses the Sligo art gallery.

Geoff Dorrity
Runs long distances and enjoys a good Digital chinwag. Loves well proportioned burritos and pretty much any sport (aside from cricket). Pub quiz speciality topic would be 90’s professional wrestling.

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