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Geesala, Ballina Ireland
Update from hotel: This property is temporarily closed until 31/01/2023.
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#12 of 21 in Ballina
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Geesala, Ballina Ireland
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Siobhan N wrote a review Nov 2017
Galway, Ireland2 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic hotel staff were so helpful,very comfortable bedroom. Four poster bed was so comfortable.Lovely quite area with great walks and views. Would love to visit again in the summer months and hope for better weather. Other wise it was a perfect break away with friends. Keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled
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RobCB1300 wrote a review Aug 2017
Newcastle, United Kingdom10 contributions7 helpful votes
The Talbot Lodge is tucked away off the beaten track to Belmullet. Ideal if you want to get away from it all. The High Chaparral pub is next door so it could be described as the Wild West. To be fair the staff were very pleasant and the room was spacious and very comfortable and reasonably priced at 65 Euro B&B. Breakfast food was good but it's fend for yourself. Bar was pleasant at night but proved difficult to get table on Sunday evening as a resident. Did manage to squeeze on to end of bar and when food came it was good. Two very comfortable nights in four poster. Good bathroom and shower. Would stay again and recommend. Safe parking.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled
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Response from TalbotHotel2011, Manager at Talbot Lodge
Responded 5 Sep 2017
Thank you Rob for your review, I enjoyed your comment about the wild west, we're wild in a good way thankfully. Yes it is peaceful but also very beautiful in this coastal area, I can only imagine how nice it is to see it on a bike. Sorry we could not get you a table straight away but we're delighted you enjoyed the food and room. We would love to have you back and thank you for spreading the good word.
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Coosan41 wrote a review Oct 2016
Mount Temple, Ireland26 contributions15 helpful votes
We arrived late Friday, after a quick call in advance we had a fantastic salmon salad waiting for us, thanks to the amazing Hughie. The staff are this hotels greatest asset! You sure have picked the best! Breakfast was flexible and fantastic! I had boxty and poached eggs, exactly like my grandmother used to make! The room was comfortable and clean, fluffy towels and cozy duvet with the four poster bed.... Perfect! To be honest, we thought we were booking the Talbot hotel in belmullet, it is a little misleading, but it turned out to be a wonderful mistake! Dinner was terrific... Steak to die for and a massive bowl of crab claws. We were well entertained by Martin who sings in the best mayo accent but speaks with a French one ! Our lasting memory are the people who work at the Talbot lodge, Sharon, hughie, Martin, Matthew, ciara, and a few I don't remember their names.... They made us feel like family coming home!
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Response from TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Lodge
Responded 10 Oct 2016
Thank you for your fantastic review, We are gifted with the staff, some of whom have been with us for years and know what we want which is happy guests and happy staff. All the staff are local and appreciate having jobs on there doorstep, they care and want the place to be a success. Not only that but they are brought up to treat people like they would like to be treated ...not a bad way to be if you are in the hospitality industry. Thank you for naming them all they will really appreciate it and so do I. WELL DONE ALL AT THE LODGE !!! Orla
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monaghanbarbara wrote a review Sep 2016
Dublin, Ireland6 contributions2 helpful votes
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We had our Wedding in The Talbot Lodge Geesala on September 9th and we want to say a big thank you to Tommy, Orla, Sharon and all the team. We had a fantastic day and you couldn't have done anymore for us and our guests. Everything from the service, food and staff were excellent, you exceeded all of our expectations and really made our day/weekend. The hotel is the perfect location for weddings in Connaught and you should be very proud of what you do. Barbara & Alan Burke.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Response from TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Lodge
Responded 10 Oct 2016
Thank you Barbara and Alan for trusting us with your Wedding, It meant a lot to us all at the lodge. I know the guests really enjoyed it, but it also caused great excitement within the staff who gave it there all. It is a beautiful venue and it was great to see Geesala buzzing and looking so good. We want to share in your thanks to Sharon who ran the show and was a true professional, along with Orla, Jason and the kitchen team, Hughie, Marty and all the servers for making it a great night. But it would not have happened without your faith in us, you saw the hotel before it was renovated and before we had the full team in place, you saw what it could be...we are so happy it all paid off for you and wish you both a long future filled with happiness.
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Working_away wrote a review Aug 2016
Carnoustie, United Kingdom16 contributions12 helpful votes
Even if you are not staying, make sure to take advantage of some of the beautiful and plentiful good on offer! We stayed for over a week and made a good attempt at working our way through the menu- lovely home cooked food of the highest and freshest quality served by friendly, helpful and well presented staff. Breakfast times were flexible and a real highlight was the fresh scones each morning. Portions were again plenty but could be reduced to exactly what you want. Bed was comfortable and sheets changed regularly with lovely fluffy towels and plenty complimentary toiletries and lots of teas and coffees. Curtains were good and thick and keep the heat and light out. Decor and bathrooms could be more finished to a higher standard, but everything else I've mentioned far outweighs that! We will most certainly be back!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Response from TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Lodge
Responded 11 Sep 2016
Thank you for your review, We have a great team of local staff who really care and want to see the lodge prosper, it is one of the few local employers and means a lot to us all. I am therefore delighted the team really made your stay enjoyable. We are currently working on the rooms and won't stop until we are happy with the decor. We were under immense time pressure to get them done initially and the common areas needed urgent attention also.Thankfully that is mostly complete. So hopefully by the time you return we will have all areas fully renovated. Well done to the kitchen team who put up some great food. Thank you again for your comments the team appreciate them.
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Michael M wrote a review Jul 2016
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We stayed for one night around a week ago, and had no booking in advance. We got a room at a good price. The room was very comfortable if slightly unusual decor. Food in the bar was excellent as was breakfast. I was hoping to get going early. So, the only minor complaint was that breakfast didn't really get going until a while after 8am. The staff were all very pleasant and could not do enough for you. Will definitely be back when visiting North Mayo again.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Response from TalbotHotel2011, Manager at Talbot Lodge
Responded 31 Jul 2016
Thank you for your review, We are delighted you enjoyed the food, the breakfast and the room. The staff are great and try really hard. The hotel is an old hotel and although we have tackled a lot of areas we still have work to do to tie it all together, hence the unusual decor. We will get there eventually but the hotel has an old rustic charm and what has to be the best bar in Mayo. I take on board your comments on breakfast, this has not been an issue in the past so I will keep an eye on demand. I know the night porter would have been happy to get tea and toast for anyone with an early start, I'm sure cereal and fruit would not be a problem either. Talk to reception and I'm sure they will do there best to accommodate you.
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Caroline wrote a review May 2016
Castlebar, Ireland15 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed here with family for a night. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The girl at reception was lovely 😃 rooms lovely massive bed all to myself! Lovely view of the beach. Food was gorgeous. Friendly bar staff. Surrounding areas are beautiful Sher where would ya be going on a sunny day😀
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Response from TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Lodge
Responded 1 Jun 2016
Thank you for your great review, We are delighted you had a great time, the beaches are stunning around Geesala and a delight to walk. Our receptionist Sharon is new to the job and learning fast, so well done Sharon keep up the good work, you have made her day!
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MaureenD1500 wrote a review May 2016
Falkirk, United Kingdom118 contributions78 helpful votes
Visiting relatives in the area and stopped in for a meal. We did not appreciate that they stopped serving at 8pm, and arrived at 19.55, there was absolutely no problem - we were served beautiful food, by two lovely bar staff, one male one female, and nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend to everyone.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Response from TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Lodge
Responded 17 May 2016
Thank you for your review, We appreciate you making the effort. I am delighted that the staff took good care of you. Around Erris that treatment I'm pleased to say is the norm. So well done to the kitchen and bar team!
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Welltravelled1980 wrote a review Apr 2016
Ireland46 contributions10 helpful votes
We spent the Easter weekend in the Talbot Lodge. From the moment we arrived, we could not have felt more at home. All the staff are so friendly and helpful, and nothing is too much trouble. This welcome extended to our dog, as the hotel is very pet friendly. We were able to sit by the fire in the lobby with him and truly relax. The rooms are newly renovated as is most of the hotel. Our four poster bed was so comfortable, and that along with the quietness of the room ensured a great nights sleep. There were plenty of fluffy towels in the spotless bathroom. Breakfast was delicious with a big choice of freshly cooked to order hot dishes as well as the usual bread, cereals etc. We were facilitated on our last morning with no problem to have a later breakfast. We were also very impressed with the food on offer in the bar. There were lots of locals here too who clearly thought the same. We must mention the barman who was so friendly and helpful. There are some beautiful beaches nearby such as Doohoma and Claggin, and the bigger town of Belmullet is a short drive away too. All in all we had a fabulous long weekend and would definitely recommend the Talbot Lodge.
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Response from TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Lodge
Responded 15 Apr 2016
Thank you for your great review, The staff are delighted you had such a good time and that you enjoyed everything. Dogs are welcome and most of us have ones ourselves so know what its like to travel with a pet. The scenery and beaches are fabulous and empty so you can have the whole place to your self....heaven.
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TeamMac5_13 wrote a review Feb 2016
Nottingham, United Kingdom24 contributions37 helpful votes
Stayed at The Talbot Lodge for our Wedding Anniversary Sept 2015 brought the kids with us to celebrate. Had family room which were 2 separate adjoining rooms .. Perfect size. Rooms are lovely. The bar is warm, cosy and very inviting! Got fabulous deal of B&B with Evening meal food was very good. Has a gorgeous reception area with warm fire to greet people. The staff are very very friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. It's a cracking place to stay to get away from it all.. If you like to eat drink sleep and relax its the spot for you. You will need transport to the main town about 5 mins drive away.. But the village this hotel is in does have a local shop and another pub near if you just prefer to wander near by for breath of fresh air. Will definitely return to The Talbot especially if they have the fabulous deals still on in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2015Trip type: Travelled
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Response from TalbotHotel2011, Owner at Talbot Lodge
Responded 29 Feb 2016
Thank you for your review, We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at Talbot Lodge in Geesala, we have done a lot of work on the place and are still making improvements.Since you were with us reception has had a revamp, but you will be glad to hear the stove is still there to welcome guests and we still have some great local staff who are happy to help. The Lodge is a great place to escape with so many beautiful beaches and the 9 hole Doohoma Golf Course. It has a real village feel and you are sure of a welcome in Munnelly's Bar, and both local shops. The community hall is also being developed and hopefully will be ready soon. We will definitely remain competitive and would love to welcome you all back to see what we have been up to.
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Abhainn Mhor Lodge Hotel
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IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty MayoBallina
NUMBER OF ROOMS
1
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Frequently Asked Questions about Talbot Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Talbot Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Famine Walk Memorial (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Talbot Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Talbot Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Talbot Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Talbot Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Talbot Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Blacksod Memorial Garden (10.6 km) and Ballina Ardnaree Friary (13.2 km).
Is Talbot Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.