Strandhill Lodge and Suites, Co. Sligo

Hotel Review

Location:

Strandhill Lodge and Suites, Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Strandhill Lodge and Suites, Strandhill, Co. Sligo

Strandhill Lodge and Suites is located in the small seaside resort of Strandhill, five miles west of Sligo Town, Ireland.  The town is a popular place to visit when touring the Wild Atlantic Way and is renowned for being a surfer’s paradise.

Arrival and check-in:

Entrance foyer, Strandhill Lodge and Suites
Entrance foyer and reception

The accommodation is located on a quiet road just a short walk from the beach, with a good sized car park behind the building.  Stepping indoors, we were greeted by a friendly receptionist who had our room key cards ready for us so in no time at all we were taking the lift up to our room.

The Room:

Bedroom, Strandhill Lodge and Suites
Spacious bedroom at Strandhill Lodge and Suites

Our bedroom was large and comfortable with floor to ceiling windows opening out onto a spacious balcony.  I could just imagine how lovely it would be to sit out there in warmer weather taking in the far reaching views over the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding countryside.

Strandhill Lodge and Suites Sligo, bedroom
The rooms are well equipped

The room was well equipped, had strong Wi-Fi, plenty of storage space, a Smart TV, Nespresso maker and hairdryer.  The modern en-suite had a bath with shower over, quality toiletries and thick white towels.  All rooms come with either mountain or sea views and terrace or balcony, with suites having their own mini kitchens.

Dining:

Breakfast room, Strandhlll Lodge and Suites, Sligo
The breakfast room

Breakfast is offered each morning in a bright and airy room to one side of the entrance lobby.  Guests are able to help themselves to a continental style buffet comprising cereals, porridge, fruit, yoghurts, pastries, cooked meats and cheese.  Toast can be prepared as needed which I like best so that it is always nice and hot when you are ready to eat it.

Strandhlll Lodge and Suites breakfast room
The breakfast room is set out attractively

The Facilities:

Guest lounge, Strandhlll Lodge and Suites, Sligo
The guests lounge

In addition to the breakfast room the hotel has an attractive guest’s lounge where complimentary hot drinks and snacks are available throughout the day.  The lounge has comfy sofas, a large screen TV, DVD’s, books and a computer and printer for guests use.

Out and About:

Strandhill Beach

Strandhlll Bay, Co. Sligo
Strandhill Bay

The beach is a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk from the hotel with free parking on the seafront.  Enjoy a bracing walk along the promenade watching the huge waves crash into the shore.  One of the Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points is located here with stunning views and a useful information board.

Strandhill Beach Discovery Point
Strandhill Beach Discovery Point

Enjoy views of Knocknarea Mountain, one of Sligo’s most distinctive features which dominates the skyline and is visible for miles around rising to 1973ft (327m).

Knocknarea Mountain, Co. Sligo
Knocknarea Mountain

Voya Seaweed Baths 

Voya Seaweed Baths, Strandhlll, Co. Sligo
Individual bathroom at Voya Seaweed Baths

The Voya Seaweed Baths bath house is located on the promenade and the perfect place to spend a relaxing hour soaking in a hot bath of freshly harvested organic seaweed.  After experiencing this age old treatment and allowing the seaweed to work its magic it leaves your skin silky smooth and deeply moisturised. Voya Seaweed Baths

Shells Cafe

Shells Cafe, Strandhill, Co. Sligo
Shells Cafe on Strandhill’s seafront

A pretty seaside cafe next door to the seaweed baths serving a varied menu of freshly prepared dishes and homemade cakes.  It’s very popular so you might have to wait a short time for a table but believe me it’s worth it as both the food and friendly service are top notch. Shells Cafe.

Sligo Oyster Experience 

Sligo Oyster Experience, Strandhill,
Sligo Oyster Experience in Strandhill

Visits start with an informative guided walk along the shore overlooking the Coney Island oyster hatcheries.  This is followed by a tour of a local oyster farm where you can find out all that goes into growing an oyster from a tiny seed to what you see on your plate.  The experience concludes with unlimited oyster tastings, local cheese, crackers and grapes washed down with a local Sligo craft beer.  Sligo Oyster Experience.

Sligo Town

Sligo Town by the river
Sligo Town centre

The county town of Sligo is just a 15 minute drive from Strandhill and is an interesting place to visit.  Start by taking a walk beside the river which winds its way through the centre with attractive bars and restaurants lining its banks around  Hyde Bridge.  The centre is compact and easily walkable, don’t miss the statue of the world famous Irish poet and Nobel Laureate W.B. Yeats outside the Ulster Bank.  He is said to have drawn inspiration for his works from Sligo Town’s charm.

W.B. Yeats Statue, Sligo Town
The statue of W.B. Yeats in Sligo

Located just a few streets away on Abbey Street are the remains of the Dominican convent Sligo Abbey.  Constructed in Romanesque style and now run by Heritage Ireland, its extensive ruins mainly of the church and cloister can be explored.  Closed at the time of writing due to COVID restrictions so please check the website before visiting.  Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey
Sligo Abbey

Dining out: 

If you fancy a meal out in Sligo then you can’t go wrong by heading to Walker 1781 restaurant located on O’Connell Street in the Abbey Quarter.  Drinks are served in the convivial ground floor pub, whilst upstairs there is a buzzing restaurant dedicated to serving fresh produce with a contemporary twist.  Good food, friendly service and reasonable prices.  Walker 1781

Overall: 

Views from Strandhlll Lodge and Suites, Co. Sligo
Ocean views from the accommodation

Strandhill Lodge & Suites is perfectly positioned for exploring the area with its stunning sea and mountain views.  The rooms are of a high standard and with an impressive breakfast spread to set you up for the day the accommodation offers good value for money.

Details:  Strandhill Lodge & Suites, Top Road, Strandhill, Co. Sligo, Ireland

We were guests of  Tourism Ireland and Strandhill Lodge & Suites and as always all views and opinions are entirely my own.  

 

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44 thoughts on “Strandhill Lodge and Suites, Co. Sligo

    1. Strandhill Lodge was a lovely place to stay with such delightful ocean views. The seaweed baths were very relaxing and my skin felt much softer after the bath. The seaweed itself was nice and clean and not a bit like that awful slimy stuff that gets tangled up in your ankles on the beach!

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  1. Mindfullyjenny

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  3. Strandhill Lodge is one of my favourite places to stay at as the views from the balcony are stunning and the rooms are specious! Not to mention that you are only a few feet away from the wild Atlantic coast and one of the best seaside cafes in Sligo. I am glad to hear you had a great stay, Marion! Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Our stay at Strandhill Lodge was absolutely delightful Aiva. As you say with its stunning views and proximity to the promenade within easy walking distance. Shells Cafe was such a lovely, welcoming place too with delicious food. Thanks for commenting. Marion

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  4. Lovely place to stay Marion. I love a good hotel, I know lots of people say well it’s just a place to sleep but for me it’s all part of the experience of relaxing at the end of the day and a nice place to have breakfast. Looks wild and windy there!

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    1. I totally agree Alison, as I believe where you stay is all part of the experience too and a big part of the holiday for me whether it’s a comfortable lodge like this with its stunning views, a cosy inn or a large, luxury hotel as they can all be delightful in their own ways. Hope you’re settled back into life back at home now. M.

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  5. What a lovely lodge! And the views of the ocean are incredible; I can imagine how thrilling it must be to wake up every morning to that view. The collection of cereal at the dining facility is sure to make any kid excited to wake up early, and I’m glad you chose such an incredible seaside accommodation for your trip!

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    1. Strandhill Lodge is a really splendid place to stay with its wonderful views and easy access to the Wild Atlantic Way coastline. A bit blustery when we were there but I suppose that’s a reason why it’s called wild! Thanks for commenting, it means a lot. M.

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  6. Sligo looks like an absolutely charming little place and the Strandhill Beach is absolutely gorgeous. Nice digs, Marion, and a very good review as always. We had a full day of exploring today. We spent the morning in the Lake District, then whizzed to Cartmel for an afternoon stroll. Will be sending photos later in the week.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Leighton, Strandhill is such a lovely little place and the accommodation was very comfortable too. So pleased you arrived safely and have enjoyed a full day’s exploring today. Coincidentally I read in yesterday’s newspaper that Cartmel has become one of the best villages for foodie lovers in the north of England so hope you had tea and cakes whilst you were there! Enjoy both of you.

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  7. Indeed, I’m sure it would be great to sit on that balcony and enjoy such a view! And what a spacious room – really lovely. You’ve been fortunate to have stayed in yet another lovely accommodation!
    And I still think the Seaweed Bath must be amazing ☺️.

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  8. ThingsHelenLoves

    The Strandhill looks lovely- cosy, but relaxed. Love the breakfast set up, I could do with something like that at home to get everyone fed on the busy school mornings! The sea weed bath is intriguing, I’ve heard about seaweed being used for health and beauty purposes but not tried anything along those lines.

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    1. Strandhill Lodge is such a relaxed and welcoming place to stay whilst touring the Wild Atlantic Way and we enjoyed it very much. The seaweed was clean and not like the awful stuff I sometimes get my feet tangled up in on the seashore. I found bathing in it relaxing especially with the hot water trickling in constantly and my skin definitely felt softer for awhile at least. Thanks for commenting Helen, it means a lot.

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