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Lannagh Road, Castlebar F23 V279 Ireland
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#3 of 8 hotels in Castlebar
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The Ellison (formerly the Harlequin Hotel) is a four-star hotel located in the heart of Castlebar, County Mayo. Recently purchased by the Comer Group Hotels. Centrally located in Mayo, we are only 15 minutes drive from Westport, 35 minutes drive from Ireland West Airport and 25 minutes from Ballina. With the train station only a 5 minute taxi ride and the bus stop less than 5 minute walk this hotel offers the perfect base to explore all that Mayo has to offer. As Castlebar’s only centrally located four-star hotel we are in the hub of Castlebar’s entertainment & shopping district. Step outside into the town centre filled with delightful little shops and café’s, a bustling nightlife and spectacular shows and events at the Theatre Royal and Linenhall Arts Centre, these are all within easy walking distance of the hotel. The Ellison is very popular for short breaks in Ireland. Our style conscious guests love our fresh unique style and the contemporary feel of our newly refurbished hotel. Although we love our style, the comfort and enjoyment of our guests is of paramount importance. From our spacious comfortably furnished rooms to the newly created Siar Restaurant & Bar where you can dine in Castlebar’s newest eatery where fresh, local produce is the main ingredient, your great experience is our goal. Siar Restaurant & Bar is a perfect, new venue for that special occasion whether it's a significant birthday, an anniversary celebration, a christening party, an intimate meal for two or simply a group of friends who want to catch up. For larger groups, we can arrange private dining in our fabulous newly opened Event suite. The Ellison is a corporate and business hotel and is the perfect location for your meeting in Castlebar. Our newly refurbished Conference & Event Centre offers a very high standard of facilities when arranging an event in the West of Ireland. The Hotel is ideally located for your business meetings, whether it is for an informal chat over coffee, or for a more structured meeting in one of our meetings rooms offering you and your delegates a smart, professional venue for your next event. Come and explore the Wild Atlantic Way and the stunning natural beauty that Mayo has to offer, cycle the newest stretch of the Greenway from Lough Lannagh to the striking must visit National Museum of Country Life, offering an experience for all to enjoy regardless of age….. The vibrant heritage town of Westport with the incredible Westport House and the famous Matt Malloy’s Pub or visit the unmistakable peak of Croagh Patrick which is only a short drive away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Restaurant
Bowling
Fishing
Highchairs available
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Kids' meals
Special diet menus
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Tennis court offsite
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
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Banquet room
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24-hour security
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Non-smoking hotel
Shops
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Lithuanian, Polish
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Brid wrote a review Jan 2023
3 contributions2 helpful votes
I have stayed on many occasions at the Ellison and it never fails to impress. The hotel is ideally located - close to Castlebar town centre , lovely Lough Lannagh walks , amenities such as the swimming pool, Churches and Shops. The hotel's rooms are always impeccable, breakfast is super but it is the staff that really shine and make visits here memorable. From reception to bar and restaurant staff , they are always extremely friendly and attentive - I will certainly be back !
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nigel wrote a review Jan 2023
Westport, Ireland9 contributions10 helpful votes
We had a staff Christmas party in the restaurant in the Ellison. The Christmas party menu had a great selection available. The staff that looked after us gave excellent customer service. The food was delicious. Also stayed in the hotel that night. Smooth, professional check in. Clean and comfortable room. Lovely breakfast the following morning and hassle free check out. All in all highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Deirdre M wrote a review Dec 2022
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There is something really special about this hotel ~ it’s one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed in and a well deserved 4 star , My partner & I were treated like royalty ! The hotel is impeccably clean everywhere with a most pleasant contemporary decor , the rooms are so spacious and bright with everything u could possibly ask for & the beds are so So Comfy . The breakfast in the restaurant was unreal - himself got the full Irish while I got a lovely selection of cold meats ,cheese, yoghurts & fruit followed by the hot vegetarian option which was made to order . Everything about This hotel exceeded our expectations , we want to return ASAP ! 💚
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Date of stay: December 2022
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kiwiwalker25 wrote a review Nov 2022
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This was my fourth stay at the hotel (first time as The Ellison) but it wasn't as comfortable as previous stays and the atmosphere wasn't as warm. Not sure why it is 4 star - it is a typical 3 star hotel. Positives - the location is great - across the road from Lough Lannagh and a service station with washing/drying machines, a couple of minutes walk to bus stop, supermarkets, and shops. Negatives - there used to be a fridge in the room, but that had been taken out; shouting and banging on doors in the night from a neighbour was disturbing but fortunately, it was only for one night; had to book a breakfast time when I checked in and so only had 1 out of three breakfasts during my 3 night stay (seemed to be the norm this trip to Ireland, though have never done this before - has nothing to do with social distancing as I was sitting right next to another person); room clean and comfortable but was a bit drab. Basically, I felt the hotel had deteriorated from past visits.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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tommyjcampbell wrote a review Nov 2022
Coleraine, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
The Ellison is the best hotel in Castlebar, from you arrive until you depart the staff look after all your needs. From the manager Loretto to all the staff they are superb and so friendly. The food in the Siar restauirant is 10 out of 10 delicious and better. We have been staying in The Ellison over the past few years and have been there 3 times this year, Its just a fantastic hotel, rooms are spacious with superbly comfortable beds. Next year we will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Caroline O wrote a review Nov 2022
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Just back from lovely relaxing weekend in this fabulous hotel in Castlebar. Cannot recommend it enough. Staff so friendly, food delicious and all staff couldnt do enough for us. Nothing was too much trouble. Rooms spotless, excellent food and pleasant staff makes all the difference. We will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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James wrote a review Oct 2022
Kilkee, Ireland43 contributions38 helpful votes
Stayed here for one night while on a course in the area .. Great hotel with friendly and helpful staff .. Room was very clean and spacious and bed was very comfortable.. Had a meal in the restaurant which was fantastic and service was great .. Breakfast was a buffet which had plenty to choose from and food was good .. only negative was I asked for a latte with the breakfast and was told I would be charged extra for it .. it’s a standard coffee now days so should not be charged for it
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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John L wrote a review Oct 2022
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We went as a coach party of 43 and everything at the start of our 5 day (Mon Fri,) stay was nigh on perfect. However on the Thursday another coach party arrived and we were left feeling like 2nd class citizens in the restaurant. I would say the food is very good Also, for those thinking about booking, there are only two rooms with walk in showers, (wet rooms,) and the baths are very high, (around 70 to 80 cm,) and quite difficult to get in and out of. ,( l'm 6ft tall and found it quite awkward. There are no rubber mats for the floor of the baths, so there is a bit of a slip hazard.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: If you need a mobility bathroom there's only two rooms in the whole hotel with these facilities,...
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Anne wrote a review Oct 2022
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We really enjoyed our stay at the Ellison. The reception staff could not have been more helpful. We found the rooms comfortable and spacious, and dinner in the hotel was great. We would thoroughly recommend it this hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Hannah wrote a review Oct 2022
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This hotel is four stars, which follows through in relation to the hotel decor (well the reception, not so much the hallway), the room, the cleaning team and the location. The food however was mediocre and the service was nice in some areas but frankly rude in others. I was visiting a friend for a night who had a three bed room in the hotel. I appeared down for breakfast and simply had a small bowl of cereal & orange juice, which they charged me €10 for because I wasn’t an official guest. I didn’t mind paying extra for staying, but the breakfast was a bit much when the cereal wasn’t exactly fancy museli. Then the staff proceeded to point at me throughout breakfast, gathered other staff to see this “rogue guest” and made me feel like I was dirt for even sitting there. They then proceeded to look me up & down, as I left and I had to use the car park exit to stop their judgy eyes as I passed reception. They then didn’t help my friend for the rest of his stay, which was another week, because they were pissed. I work in the corporate world & I think if a situation like that occurs, the advice isn’t to essentially point, laugh and bully from a distance… I shall not be returning, as I’d rather be treated nicely and by more modern thinking staff.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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US$98 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
days inn castlebar, castlebar days inn
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty MayoCastlebar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
85
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ellison
Which popular attractions are close to The Ellison?
Nearby attractions include Mick Byrnes Bar (0.7 km), Mayo Memorial Peace Park (0.2 km), and Lake Lannagh Hiking Trails (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ellison?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Ellison?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ellison?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ellison?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Serenade Restaurant, Dining Room, and House Of Plates.
Is The Ellison located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Castlebar.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ellison?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Ellison offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Ellison?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Lithuanian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ellison?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jacks Old Cottage (7.5 km) and Belcarra Eviction Cottage (7.3 km).
Does The Ellison have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.