Breaffy House Hotel

4 Star

Mayo, Castlebar

Hotel description

Breaffy House Hotel Mayo is the perfect hotel for couples looking for that well deserved relaxing break! Set on a 90 acre estate of Breaffy Resort, the Breaffy House Hotel Mayo is just outside the bustling town of Castlebar. Retaining some of its original Country House atmosphere, this hotel dates back to 1890. Spa treatments at this hotel are Dry Floatation or Mud Chamber for 25 minutes.

Check In From

3:00 pm

Check Out Up To

12:00 pm

Cancellation Description

Once you cancel your booking up to 48 hours prior to arrival you will not incur a cancellation fee from the hotel. Cancellations that are made within 48 hours prior to arrival and no shows at the hotel will be charged the 1st night of the stay to your card. Please note that your booking deposit is non refundable.

Travel Description

From Galway: Take the N17 via Tuam to Claremorris and the N60 from Claremorris to Castlebar. The Breaffy House Resort is on the left-hand side as you approach Castlebar. Alternatively, take the N84 via Ballinrobe to Castlebar and the N60 Claremorris Road out of Castlebar. The Breaffy House Resort is on the righthand side as you leave Castlebar. From Dublin: Take the M4 out of Dublin and N5 Via Swinford to Castlebar and the N60 Claremorris road out of Castlebar. Breaffy House Resort is on the righthand side as you leave Castlebar.

Area Description

Castlebar has numerous attractions for the visitor. It has received international recognition for both walking and angling. It is also centrally located for touring Mayo including Ballintuber Abbey, The Ceide Fields, Croagh Patrick, Foxford Woollen Mills, Moore Hall, Pontoon and the Turlough Round Tower. Annual festivals include the International Four Days Walks, The Blues Festival and The Heritage Day. The range of facilities in Castlebar include, swimming, bowling, golf, pubs, cafes, horse riding tennis and many many more.

Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Weekend Entertainment
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Crazy golf course
  • Baby sitting service on request
  • Outdoor playground
  • Cot available on request
Hotel Restaurant
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Vegetarian options
  • Breakfast served
Things To Do In The Area
  • Guided tours
  • Cycling
  • Live music venues
  • Golfing
  • Amusment arcades
  • Hill walking
  • Walking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Historical trails
  • Bowling
  • Museums
  • Cinema
  • Horse racing
  • Go to the beach
  • Shopping
  • Near holy shrine
  • Children play centres
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Christmas parties
  • Banqueting rooms available
Hotel Guest Services
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Babysitting service
  • Free car parking
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Stationery
  • LCD projector
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Internet access
  • Conference & meeting rooms
  • Refreshments available
Hotel Leisure Club
  • Swimwear to buy
  • Jacuzzi
  • Gymnasium
  • Towels available
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Spa treatments
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fully equipped gym

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by R.Britton on Feb 2 2018 11:18

Great stay. Lovely room with a huge bed. Wasn't too hot like many hotels with the option for additional heating if you like it really warm. Breakfast was really good with so many choices. The staff at the breakfast were equally excellent.

by markdonegal on Nov 27 2017 11:12

Stayed here on 23 November 2017 on Dinner Bed & Breakfast and we also booked a Spa Treatment. We were pleasantly surprised with the renovation work completed and the Hotel facilities were excellent. We also upgraded to a Junior Suite which was well worth the money. The staff were very helpful and we would gladly return to this hotel again.

by John Stowe on Oct 24 2017 11:37

The hotel and grounds are beautiful, the staff are so friendly & helpful, food (dinner & breakfast) was super so a great stay all in all.

by Martha on Jun 29 2017 10:58

Stayed two nights at beautiful Breaffy House Hotel with my husband. We had a lovely time. Hotel and grounds are beautiful, so peaceful and relaxing. Breakfast was excellent. Included dinner was also beautiful. Organic salmon I would highly recommend. Staff are very friendly all over the hotel. Our room was very clean and comfortable, lovely toiletries. We were a couple and had a family room, so lots of space. The only recommendation I would suggest is to have a fan in the bathroom for steam from bath/shower. Lots of places to visit in the area also. All in all, a fantastic place to stay and would highly recommend it. We would definitely stay here again ( this was our second visit).

by aine queally on May 9 2017 15:18

A beautiful place! we were late on arrival and the receptionist was so friendly, all the staff were so friendly there, bar staff restaurant staff! There was entertainment on both nights we were there in the bar which was a lovely to have! It was a last minute booking to go and will 100 percent be back as soon as we can! Would highly recommend Breaffy House, It has everything you need with such fantastic grounds! We felt like we were in another country! Such a lovely place for couples and for families! Can not wait to go back again! :)

by THOMAS on Feb 25 2017 09:21


by Galwayclann on Dec 6 2016 11:37

Awarding 3.5 stars location a few miles from castlebar but set in nice grounds reception - staff pleasant and courteous Fam room - comfortable and large enough to meet our needs Restaurant - food was good- staff very good Parking - lots and on site free Pool and leisure centre - very good Would stay again at similar value

by Phil on Nov 4 2016 13:07

Myself my husband and our two children stayed in The Breaffy House Hotel from Oct 30th-Nov 2nd. Having stayed in The Breaffy Woods some years ago we decided to try the house on this occasion and were not disappointed. The house is surrounded by landscaped gardens and beautiful countryside. There are walkways for anyone who like the outdoors and fairy trails for the kids. the setting is idyllic and very popular for weddings. The foyer and the ground floor are tastefully decorated, intimate and welcoming especially when the big open fire is lit. Our room on the second floor was spacious, if a little dated but had everything we needed. Breakfast every morning was in the Mulberry Restaurant which looked out over the grounds of the hotel. The selection, presentation and standard of the food was excellent with something to suit all tastes. We ate in the bar in the evenings and while a little dry at times the food was very good and portions generous. However the best thing about the hotel for us was the staff. They really made our halloween break memorable and could show some other hotels how its done. This family hotel gets noisy and crowded at times but the staff make the kids feel so special and important. From the breakfast club in the morning to the disco at night, kids club to swimming pool and games room, this hotel has it all and excellent staff who give 100%. Our kids made lots of friends and didnt want to come home. This was our 2nd visit and it wont be our last

by mrs mcg on Oct 16 2016 14:55

Great Priced hotel for all it offers. Set in the most beautiful grounds and a fab leisure centre. rooms very comfortable and well equipped. Overall a great place with lovely staff

by Damien on Sep 21 2016 17:55

Great value hotel, comfortable large family room with double bed and two singles. Staff were helpful and friendly and the children loved the pitch and putt course, The pool was good size and great fun was had by all. Food was a hit and miss good breakfast but average dinner which was all part of our hotel deal. Still great value and would go back again for sure.

by Mary D on Jun 20 2016 10:45

We stayed there for one night. Staff and facilities were excellent

by Mary O'Connor on Jun 19 2016 11:11

We had a wonderful time at Breaffy House Hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and very comfortable and the food was excellent.

by Kate on May 13 2016 16:58

We had a wonderful time at Breaffy House Hotel. The room was spacious and very comfortable. The hotel has a great swimming pool and spa.

by Paul on Apr 11 2016 10:13

All round, a very good exerience, kids enjoyed the excellent Magic Dan and the Captain Jack gang, hotel staff very helpful. Plenty to do in the surrounding area.

by Elaine on Mar 28 2016 16:45

We had a lovely family stay at this hotel, would highly recommend staying here, very child friendly.

by Shauna on Jan 26 2016 18:58

Lovely hotel with great leisure facilities for the whole family. Fantastic breakfast and restaurant facilities..Would definitely come back again

by James on Oct 30 2015 23:01

Well situated for sight seeing hotel is a bit dated however renovation is scheduled for next week . The bar however is a nightmare with people being told to come back repeatedly there should be a separate bar that does not sell food to ease the space we gave up our seat to a family as we were just having a drink so as to allow them eat staff are very pleasant and it is good value

by joyce on Oct 30 2015 22:25

Breaffy House Hotel very picturesque location, lovely to walk around the grounds. Staff very friendly, room lovely and spotless. Food very good for breakfast and evening meal. Would recommend it to anyone. Enjoyed our stay there and will come back again.

by Annabanana on Oct 16 2015 22:05

What a lovely Hotel, beautiful drive from entrance to the Hotel! Staff were so friendly and helpful , had something to eat and drink in the Bar, great choice on the menu, lovely food! Nice Room, had a Lovely stay, would definately go back

by Botoxters on Sep 16 2015 11:14

The hotel and leisure centre are both in need of a lick of paint and minor renovation, it must;ve been ages since any work was done. Breakfast was average but not bad. Because we were on a deal they put us in one of the cheaper rooms in the wings but that's to be expected. Still with B&B for €70 for two, and a leisure centre (pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, gym), you can't go too far wrong. Would book it again if in the area and got the same deal.

by Edelam on Aug 12 2015 11:11

Fantastic stay at Breaffy House with our two preschoolers. We arrived to the midst of a wedding and thought uh oh but it made no impact at all. Every member of staff we met was fantastic. The room was large and clean. The pool was great for little ones. Most of all the 2 girls who hosted the Kiddie Disco were incredible, absolutely brilliant manner with kids and adults alike.

by Jimmy Kiely on Jun 12 2015 09:31

We recently stayed in the Breaffy House, most enjoyable stay the staff were very professional. The hotel was lovely and clean some renovating going on did not bother us. the room we stayed in was lovely clean and large for a double, some of the corridors leading to the rooms could do with an up date, bit dated. The food was lovely. Will definitely stay here again. Jimmy Kiely

by noel cumiskeynoel on Apr 22 2015 16:03

very good for food drink and accommodation prices average for a hotel.staff pleasent and helpful. would stay again.4stars regards noel

by pauldublinrock on Apr 13 2015 16:29

All the staff were excellent. The meals were lovely and the wine was very reasonable. Breakfast is buffet style except for the hot food and that makes sense because there were a lot of children around (Easter holiday time). There was a different singer in the Bar/Lounge each night and it was not too loud. Some building work is going on but it did'nt make any difference. We had a great time.

by Ellie on Mar 19 2015 12:45

We had a lovely stay in the hotel, even though there was renovations going on at the moment, there was little or no inconvenience to our stay, staff were very friendly & helpful, especially the reception staff, would definitely go back.

by Trish on Mar 18 2015 14:18

We had a lovely stay in the hotel, even though there were renovations taking place the next morning, it didn't take from our stay. Our room was beautiful and the swimming pool and facilities were spotless and both myself and my daughter had lots of fun. Staff were very friendly and accommadating and the food was gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing the finishing touches to the hotel.

by MARY AND JOSEPH DONELAN on Oct 28 2014 15:29

Hi, We have just stayed for the weekend in Breaffy House Hotel. We found it so nice, 10 out of 10 for every thing. staff, food, room. We will stay again. M & J. GALWAY

by Rose on Aug 17 2014 21:18

Breaffy House Hotel is set in a picturesque location. The family room was very spacious and clean. The furniture in the bar could be better maintained (Chairs had torn seats). Staff were very helpful and the hotel is very child friendly. In the Breaffy Woods Hotel the evening entertainment was very good and well organised but a bit loud for younger children. Overall we had a very enjoyable few days in Breaffy House and I would recommend it to other families.

by Mary wilson on Jul 25 2014 15:29

Enjoyed our stay at the Breaffy House, good value for money , have stayed their previously and would again. Mary Roosky

by Cormac M on Jul 24 2014 20:36

In a sentence... The Location and the Hotel were let down by the service.. We Didn't enjoy it.. We went down last weekend for a break to which we were expecting something better... Breakfast was not very nice, The room was just ok, Restaurant staff were not very nice except for a local lady there.. The tables in the reception were sticky and we were not told at check in that the meal voucher was in the back of the key card holder until the non Irish supervisor insisted I go to reception there and then otherwise I felt we were not getting dinner, only to embarrass myself at reception.. We had a friend joining us for a pretty poor breakfast and couldn't pay the €10 afterwards.. The Tables were not adequately set for the breakfast and everything was all over the place and not easy to find.. and staff seemed to avoid me if I had a query, we were ignored when we went down to the restaurant for dinner and staff pushed past us, The barman was very pleasant and jolly which redeemed it a little.. Put in a list of complaints on checkout, and wouldn't be surprised if it ended up in the shredder.. Not impressed, Would not revisit :(

by nigel on Jul 22 2014 11:41

Excellent Place to stay even for one night, really enjoyed it with the kids, Dinner was lovely in the Hotel and Staff were very friendly, will definately go back. Family Hotel room very clean and bright stayed with 3 kids.

by Ann byrne on Jun 14 2014 17:22

We stayed at Breaffy House Hotel with 2 young children for the Jun'14 bank holiday. We had a brilliant time and the staff and accommodation was excellent.

by donal healy on Jun 4 2014 20:53

Stayed for 3 nights room was big bright and nicely laid out staff were very frendly butiful grounds good bar food overall good value will go back again

by fiona on Jun 4 2014 19:49

excellent as always

by Michael O'Leary on Jun 2 2014 21:23

Great value for money, a little in need of T.L.C. but still worth a visit. Lovely grounds, Staff excellent, polite, helpful and friendly. Warm and comfortable. Very quiet and peaceful. Vegetarian selection not great. Pool lovely.

by Eleanor Hackett on May 27 2014 11:40

What can I say about Breaffy House from the warmth of the welcome to the courteous staff and excellent food, it was a terrific experience from the time we arrived to our departure on Sunday. A repair kit was quickly procured on Sunday morning to avoid an emergency. This was our 3rd visit to Breaffy House and as the old adage goes if it aint broke don't fix it - I would heartily recommend Breaffy as a destination for a quite relaxing weekend away or indeed as a spot to base yourself whilst exploring the west of Ireland. We are already planning our next get away.

by lily bowden on May 1 2014 22:26

the reception desk was more than helpful. no hassle . the bar staff were not the friendliest except for one young girl . she was very helpful and courteous. the other bar staff could do a course on basic manners( please and thank you.) also looked to order food at 8.50pm . i was told if i hurried up the chef might take the order.!!! made me feel like i was an inconvenience. (i did get the food and it was delicious).i went down for breakfast and the manager seemed to be under pressure as alot of the guest came together. he had and argument with one of the male staff in front of guest.(not very professional) i found this embarrassing. . i stayed in the other hotel across the way last year. much nicer experience . would not be in a hurry to go back i am sorry to say. such a different experience from last years stay in the other hotel. lily

by ps on Apr 21 2014 06:56

stayed at the hotel for 1 night.beautiful surroundings and hotel,rooms comfortable and very warm. older stlye furniture which matches style of hotel.used the swimming pool which was great.make sure and take your own swimming hat as you have to wear one and they charge 3.50 euro for it.. dinner and breakfast very nice,entertainment for kids was good.collected my child the next morning at 9 from the room and they done activities with them till 12 free of charge,she loved it.very pleasant staff and stay.

by marie mc gowan on Apr 16 2014 20:29

breaffy house is wonderful. staff are lovely. unfortunately my husband got sick and we had to check out on satuday before we had a chance to use our meal voucher. he has since been in hospital. we hope to return again when he has recovered as we didn't get to enjoy all the wonderful things that are on offer at this hotel

by mary barr on Apr 2 2014 19:46

had a great stay at Breaffy House Hotel. lovely place v clean good food and lovely staff.

by lisa lawrence on Feb 18 2014 11:28

hotel was fine clean staff were very good only problem was we went for dinner food was cold same at breakfast some of the food was cold. the bedrooms were very cold through the night and it was like a maze to get to the room with the buggie we had to go up one lift to 1st floor walk for a bit then get another lift down one floor and then walk for another bit would not return

by Carmel on Feb 4 2014 14:01

I stayed with a group of six women for two nights. Breaffy Hosue was ideal for shopping in Castlebar, just a short taxi journey. The hotel was first class, from checking the reservation, they offered to have all three room close together, they accommodated us with an early checking in 12 noon. We booked a meal in the restaurant for the second night and the staff were so nice, we had bought a birthday cake which they served, even lighting the candles. The hotel was very comfortable, nice and warm everywhere. We made full use of the pool and the health suite, the staff again were so helpful and pleasant. This was our second year staying in the Breaffy House Hotel, and we are looking forward to returning next year again. It is just a pity we cannot give it a higher rating than 5 stars.

by Galway on Jan 2 2014 21:11

The hotel is a nice 3* but the rooms on checkin could have been warmer and maybe less hot through the night. More hot water in the evening for showers would also be nice. This was our second visit and I think the standard has dropped loads since our last visit in August. Breakfast was basic and plentiful but a lot of the crockery was not clean. Regarding the pool....the area round the changing rooms and corridor to the pool was very cold and the pool itself could have been slightly warmer.

by She's Ace on Nov 19 2013 13:08

Love this hotel! This was my 4th visit, came for the handball event, beautiful surroundings, great sports hall, lovely food, couldn't ask for better. *****

by reviewer89941646 on Nov 11 2013 18:54

I have stayed in the Breaffy house a couple of times and really enjoyed it . The staff are really nice. The only thing that let them down was the breakfast, it wasn't very hot, they usually have a lovely fresh fruit salad which they didn't this time and no little pasteries other than that I would recommend it

by mary wilson on Nov 7 2013 13:53

very pleased with out stay, room very clean warm and comfy, very helpful staff. The food is really great value, the only comment I would make is that the dining room looks a little tired ie the carpet and chairs could do with a shampoo but this will certainly not stop us from coming again in the very near future. Mary Wilson Co Roscommon

by Noella on Oct 15 2013 08:00

A lovely stay. The rooms and food were fabulous. The staff were so welcoming and helpful. Thanks

by MY on Oct 9 2013 08:47

Unfortunately I agree with Damo on his review. Myself and my husband stayed there last week and we also experienced many flies at breakfast, they were sitting on the plates and on the food which I brought to the attention of the waitress who removed only one dish. Our room was large, basic but very clean. The dinner in the restaurant on one of the nights was fine with a fly or two for company. The hotel really need to do something about this. The hotel is a bit dated and could do with updating. We enjoyed the pool, sauna etc which was very nice. I have been to this hotel twice this year but wouldn't go back there again.

by brian d on Sep 24 2013 14:05

Had a fantastic stay at Breaffy House Hotel. The room was large and bright. The staff were friendly and helpful. We made good use of the leisure center as we were cycling the excellent Green way during the day. It was a great way to unwind.The hotel also stored our bikes overnight which was brilliant. My only complaint is the bar is rather small and fills up quickly.

by davidandclann on Sep 18 2013 17:35

want to award 3.5 stars -- good value break in this hotel family room was clean and comfortable, spacious enough and met out expectations well free parking on site - pretty good facilities for kids the food was reasonable and we enjoyed dinner especially hotel itself does show signs of wear and tear here and there but if similar value available in the future we will return
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