We booked this hotel on the spur of the moment as we wanted to head to Sligo for a couple of days, and we certainly weren't disappointed. The hotel is absolutely pristine with beautiful furnishings and fantastic pictures on the walls of local scenes. We were surprised and chuffed to be given a room with a balcony and the most beautiful view out over the ocean. The room itself had everything you could ever want and more. The guy on the desk was so helpful, advising us on where to eat, and the best walks in the area, as that was what we were there to do. After a lovely evening climb up Knocknarea,we ate at Bella Vista and had the nicest pizza I have ever tasted! My husband always enjoys his cooked breakfasts when we are away so I was a bit worried that there was only a continental one, but I needn't have because there was more than enough choice for anyone. I am always reluctant to give a hotel 10 out of 10 because there is always some little thing which could be improved on, but not in this case. it is absolutely perfect and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone, I know we will certainly be back.
Definately go for a room with a balcony
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15 April 2012
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Thankyou so much for taking the time to review, i'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time in Strandhill and the surrounding area.
The scenery in the area as you mentioned is stunning and the views over knocknarea are indeed stunning. We try to provide guests with as much assistance as possible when visiting the area as we are anxious that visitors experience the array of activities bars and restaurants in the area; so we are more than happy to provide advice and assistance.
The balcony rooms are stunning especially when the sun shines in the evenings it gives a great view over the ocean.
The breakfast we provide is a comprehensive continental as we like to call it as we try to offer an array of healthy options in order to satisfy the appetite for the day, i'm glad we are in some way reaching this.
As you mentioned about the local restaurants we are delighted that you found them to your liking it is rare that 5 top class restaurants and cafes are located in such close proximity offering such an array of dining options.
Thankyou again for taking the time to review and i look forward to welcoming you back in the summer months.
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