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Ballinfull, Grange Ireland
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#2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Grange
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Mount Edward Lodge is a luxury Fáilte Ireland Approved B&B located on the Northwest coast of Ireland.It lies nestled between Sligo's dramatic Benbulben mountain and the sea, and boasts panoramic views that overlook the Atlantic ocean, Innismurray Island and the Donegal Mountains. It is an ideal base for touring Yeats Country and the surroundings, suitable for both relaxing holidays or a business trip. Situated only 2km from Streedagh Beach, 14km from Sligo town and 5 minutes from the local village Grange, where you will find Traditional Irish pubs and Award winning restaurants.Your hostess Maureen McGowan has been welcoming guests to her award-winning, magnificently situated luxury bungalow near Grange, Sligo, for over twenty five years. You will receive a homely Traditional Irish welcome on your arrival and Maureen holds Fáilte Ireland Irish Welcome Award for her outstanding hospitality. Only the finest local ingredients are used for breakfast at Mount Edward Lodge with fresh meat from the local butcher and Maureen's own free-range eggs.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
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Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Non-smoking rooms
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sbfishingboat9 wrote a review Oct 2021
15 contributions3 helpful votes
The room and breakfast was perfect. Amazing secluded location close enough to drive to nearby beaches and restaurants. Warm room, great shower, wide view of the landscape, beach a short drive down the road. 10/10
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Maureen McGowan, Owner at Mount Edward Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
thank you so much for your lovely review delighted you enjoyed your stay with us we look forward to welcoming you back next time you are in the area best wishes maureen
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kevinhayden wrote a review Sep 2021
Paris, France258 contributions81 helpful votes
It's a bed & breakfast, not an hotel. First off the smell of artificial perfume hits you at the front door. That was a bad start. Advertising a room with a view of the sea is stretching it. The room valued at 90€ is way over priced (I paid 85€).The sea is 3 kms away. The room was too small, no room for bags. The bottles of cheap chemical soap almost empty, I also found sticky popcorn on the carpet. I reserved hopes of a fine breakfast. I should have lowered my expectations. I was travelling with my 90 year old mother and she was ignored for 30 minutes in the dining room while other guests ate their breakfast. I was out early taking photos and when I came back at 09.30 she had just been served. The service was at best minimalist. The owner served breakfast and then vanished. When I poured out the maple syrup it was completely moldy. (See photo). The honey jar which had no English written on it, I'm guessing it was Polish, was also almost empty.The scrambled egg was over-microwave cooked and the smoked salmon was way too salty. I'm amazed at all the positive reviews I found on other sites, and they are the reason I chose this place. My 90 year old mother never complains, but she did comment on being left waiting 30 minutes and at the unfriendly service. The worst however was yet to come! I paid and we left thinking never to return again. But after 4 hours driving around I discovered that we were missing a bag, so I called the BnB and the owner confirmed that my bag was still there. When I asked why she didn't call me to let me know she said that 'I thought you'd be gone too far'. I drove back and found my bag on the door step. Nobody answered me at the open door. No apologies! What bad service and example of Irish hospitality. It's our Irish "cead mile failte" that we're famous for! Well we certainly didn't find it here. I must add that at no point was our communication anything other than polite. I have been involved in the Irish hospitality industry for several decades and I know the difference between a well run and friendly establishment. We didn't find it here. This experience left a bad taste. I never give a bad review unless it's very bad, especially for my own industry and country.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Rooms on the west of the house have a view of the garden
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Responded 24 Sep 2021
wow what a review to say you were not happy with your stay is an understatement i would like to clarify i am not a hotel i have a family owned bed and breakfast a number of years now fully experienced i might add board failte approved and inspected i understand i am under no obligation to phone you if you forget your luggage i did try to phone you no reply your mother came to the dining room that morning on her own i asked if she wanted to wait for your return to have breakfast she replied no way she could eat breakfast on her own i did serve her breakfast and spoke to her ..i also had to attend and serve my other many guests also that morning who had no issues i do not microwave my eggs for breakfast they are fresh every morning from my won free range hens the honey was a present from my returning guests so maybe thats the reason you could not understand the writing on the mouldy jar..... i am not obliged to place toiletries in the bedrooms i do so for my guests convenience much appreciated by all ...if they were not up to your high standards you should have used your own if you had a problem with your stay you should have brought it to my attention and would have rectify the problem ..you seem to be happy to put pen to paper and write a terrible review to harm my business and good name ...all of the other reviews you mentioned are genuine from my vey happy guests over the years your bedroom had a double and single bed seating area with two windows with views over the Atlantic ocean Benbulbin mountain and gardens with ample luggage storage space tea coffee water ensuite choice of breakfast etc i do hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday i cant imagine what you expected when booking the room ...maybe next time book a hotel
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Laura L wrote a review Sep 2021
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I stayed in mount Edward lodge for 1 night when I was working. Maureen was very welcoming on my arrival. The double room that I was staying in was fabulous . It was spacious, clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. I also had my own en-suite. The view from the window had lovely views of the mountain and Maureen’s beautiful garden. It was an extremely comfortable and enjoyable stay. I would highly recommend Maureen’s B&B.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Maureen McGowan, Owner at Mount Edward Lodge
Responded 24 Sep 2021
thank you for your lovely review delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again when in the area regards maureen
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Mary Gorman Gray wrote a review Jun 2021
Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland10 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed with my mother in June 2021. The location is perfect with stunning views. The garden is beautiful and everywhere is thoroughly clean. We had a lovely spacious room, beds were so comfortable and additional touches in the bathroom. Great quality breakfast and plenty of choice. Well done Maureen and team and good luck with the re opening. Mary from Leitrim
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Maureen McGowan, Owner at Mount Edward Lodge
Responded 21 Jun 2021
thank you Mary for a wonderful review of your stay delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again some time in the future regards maureen
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roisindee wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom8 contributions14 helpful votes
Due to getting out of hospital incredibly late, a mix up with a previous hotel booking, and every hotel in Sligo being full, I arrived at Mount Edward Lodge in the middle of the night after calling the owner in the small hours of the morning. The host still welcomed me in despite being woken up and I had a very comfortable nights sleep. I would have been wandering around Sligo all night as a lone female if the owner hadn't been so accommodating.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Maureen McGowan, Owner at Mount Edward Lodge
Responded 21 Jun 2021
thank you for your review i was only glad to help you and be of service in the circumstances maureen
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PRICE RANGE
US$76 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandWestern IrelandProvince of ConnachtCounty SligoGrange
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mount Edward Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Mount Edward Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Atlantic Sheepdogs (1.1 km), Benbulben (4.6 km), and Rosses Point (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mount Edward Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Mount Edward Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Mount Edward Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mount Edward Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vintage Lane Cafe, Langs Bar & Restaurant, and Laura's of Carney.
Are there any historical sites close to Mount Edward Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lissadell House (4.5 km), The High Cross (6.9 km), and Carraig na Spainneach (1.4 km).
Is Mount Edward Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.