The Ellison - Formally The Harlequin Hotel

4 Star

Mayo, Castlebar


Hotel description

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. The Ellison is very popular for that short breakaway. 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.

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

Approaching Castlebar from Dublin, Sligo, Ireland West Airport, Derry and Belfast: Proceed straight through the first 2 roundabouts, taking the exit signposted for Westport. At the 3rd roundabout, take the 2nd exit sign-posted to Newport. Proceed for approx. 300 meters and the hotel and Multi-storey Car park is located on your right. Proceed directly into the Multi-story car park, which has direct access into the Hotel. Entering Castlebar from Galway, Limerick, Cork, Waterford: Proceed to the first roundabout and take the 1st exit signposted for Westport. At the 2nd roundabout, take the 2nd exit signposted to Newport. Proceed for approx. 300 meters and the hotel and Multi-storey Car park is located on your right. Proceed directly into the Multi-story car park, which has direct access into the Hotel. GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 53.847666 Longitude: -9.311256 Eircode: KVV 350X

Area Description

As Castlebars only centrally located four-star hotel, The Ellison is in the hub of Castlebars entertainment & shopping district. Step outside into the town centre filled with delightful little shops and cafés, 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. 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 Malloys Pub or visit the unmistakable peak of Croagh Patrick which is only a short drive away.

Hotel Restaurant
  • Breakfast served
  • Dinner served
  • Lunch served
  • Vegetarian options
Things To Do In The Area
  • Hill walking
  • Local restaurants
  • Sea fishing
  • Night clubs
  • Lakes
  • Children play centres
  • Theatre
  • Go to the beach
  • Visit local heritage sites
  • Cinema
  • Bowling
  • Surfing
  • Horse riding
  • River fishing
  • Shopping
  • Golfing
  • Paint ball
  • Cycling
  • Cafe
  • Near holy shrine
  • Horse racing
  • Museums
  • Local sightseeing
  • Historical trails
  • Concert venues
  • Walking trails
  • Boat trips
  • Live music venues
Hotel Venue Entertainment
  • Theatre for shows & plays close by
  • Music venue for concerts close by
Hotel Guest Services
  • Laundry facility
  • 24 hour room service
  • Secure car parking at a charge
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Ironing service
  • Breakfast served to your room
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet in areas
  • Wifi access in public areas
  • Dry cleaning
  • Express checkin
  • Free car parking
  • Baby sitting on request
  • Concierge
Hotel Meeting Rooms
  • Natural daylight
  • Refreshments available
  • Projector / screen available
  • Complimentary Wifi access
  • Stationery
  • LCD projector
  • Black out facilities
  • Dedicated organiser
  • Internet access
  • Conference & meeting rooms
Hotel Business Centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Complimentary WIFI access available
  • Photocopying service
Hotel Bar
  • Bar food menu
  • Fully licenced Bar
  • Food served from 12 noon
Hotel Children Facilities
  • Cot available on request
  • Baby sitting service on request

Reviews for `The Ellison - Formally The Harlequin Hotel `

Mille scored 5 / 5 on 16/10/2018

It was fabulous hotel, staff so mice and food was top class would recommend it to everyone


Donal scored 5 / 5 on 31/07/2018

my self and my wife stayed here on friday 27th july for my wifes birthday and what a fab time we had,from the absolutley fantastic Lisa who checked us in to Arthur in the restaurant,they were just top class,i would highly recommend this hotel to anyone,we will be back Donal and Cindy,Galway


Kenny085 scored 5 / 5 on 16/01/2018

Fabulous hotel, great staff & breakfast. Fantastic value for money. Great rooms & a comfortable bed.


Sophia scored 5 / 5 on 09/01/2018

Charming boutique hotel. Rooms are tastefully decorated and comfortable. Breakfast and dinner were tasty and of high standard. Highly recommend.


Jd scored 5 / 5 on 09/11/2017

We had a fantastic time at the Harlequin Hotel. All aspects of our stay went incredibly smoothly - from check-in to check out. I had worried that the great deal we'd got through BargainBreaks was too good to be true but everything was perfect. 10/10!


Noc scored 3 / 5 on 02/11/2017

Overall a nice stay: Room was Lovely and very clean. Reception staff are great. Located just across from a lovely park by the lake and very close to everything. Perfect Location. I did have terrible experiences in the bar/restaurant though. Never seen such a disorganised spot. Every table filthy, piles of glasses stacked up at the bar. Staff were not very good, bit rude at times. Arrived for dinner and gave my room number and girl struggled to find a table that was clean, eventually sat us down and we had to set our own table with knifes and forks etc (same happened for breakfast) and they didnt even bother to help. Dinner was just dropped in front of us and the server just ran off. Dinner was tasty but the cereal bowl of milky defrosted veg was a bit of a turn off. Ordered an Irish Coffee after dinner. 15mins later no sign, was asked my room number and told it was on the way, 10 mins later no sign, again Im asked my room number, girl checks on it to make sure it is being made, 10 mins later.... it is not being made at all, I get up to leave and Im called back and asked my room number for the 4th time to settle the bill. €6.50 for a warm glass of white wine mmm Sadly this did put me off staying again but the rest of the stay was very nice.


Caroline scored 5 / 5 on 27/04/2017

Lovely hotel, 3rd time staying there, staff very helpful and friendly


Eleanor scored 5 / 5 on 26/04/2017

a great hotel with ease of access, friendly staff, free wifi and carpark. Our room was lovely and spacious . We were returning customers and will certainly be back again. would certainly recommend this hotel


Martin scored 4 / 5 on 21/02/2017

Hotel was fine , would stay there again. the one draw back was the staff in the restaurant were not at all friendly. Otherwise a fine hotel well located and very reasonably priced.


Geraldine scored 4 / 5 on 27/10/2016

the hotel was lovely, not far from the centre of town. the food was great and the room was spotless. will def go back to this one.


Tom scored 4 / 5 on 12/09/2016

Fantastic stay and beautiful dinner, more than we could have expected, I wish it was longer, will go again sometime. Many Thanks, Tom and Mary


Bernie scored 3 / 5 on 08/09/2016

Food good and rooms nice, dissapointed with bar and dining room.


Char scored 2 / 5 on 23/05/2016

Not impressed by this hotel. Quite grubby. Staff very pleasant however.


Tim scored 5 / 5 on 26/04/2016

We found the hotel to be excellent. All staff were friendly and co-operative. Our room was very good. Food was very good. Hotel location across from the park was a great bonus. No concerns at all - we will be returning ! Rgds, Helen and Tim.


Korky scored 4 / 5 on 03/04/2016

Good experience, nice getaway for Good Friday.


Honoria scored 4 / 5 on 24/02/2016

Recently stayed two nights. Nice hotel with very helpful staff. Room very nice and comfortable. Breakfast and dinner very impressed. Lobby is too open and very cold in sitting near the doors - but it is a small lobby. Overall very enjoyable stay and would recommend the hotel.


Reviewer39208632 scored 5 / 5 on 24/02/2016

Beautiful hotel,the staff are all very helpful and friendly.Food was great.We really enjoyed our stay.


Polly scored 4 / 5 on 18/02/2016

central location ,lovely walk beside lake 5 mins from hotel .town 5 min walk. dinner was amazing,breakfast was not as good,, some staff more friendly then others,room was clean,got extra towels ,no problem,as only 2 small in room ,would reccomend lidl deal as we got a great break at a great price,


Get scored 3 / 5 on 24/11/2015

Beautiful hotel ,staff couldn't do enough for u ,the breakfast was lovely. But the dinner I was nt impressed with, other than that I couldn't fault it


Indigo scored 5 / 5 on 03/11/2015

I would highly recommend this hotel. We have had such s wonderful weekend. The staff are all so friendly and helpful. Never once did I come across a person who was anything other. The hotel was so clean and modern. It was warm and inviting. The food was to die for. I could not fault one thing. Will be going back.


Ina scored 5 / 5 on 21/10/2015

Was very nice staff, lovely food and atmosphere. Thank you from Co. Monaghan family.


Bronagh scored 4 / 5 on 20/10/2015

Really warm elegant hotel with on site free parking handy to shops. Dinner was delicious with friendly efficient service. I loved the decor throughout znd very helpful staff . Thank you


Stevekc86 scored 4 / 5 on 19/10/2015

I recently stayed in the Harlequin Hotel, Castlebar. The facilities were brilliant. I had free WiFi during my stay in the hotel. The dinner and breakfast were very nice. I had booked a wheelchair accessible room through the hotel €109) and a wheelchair accessible room through the Lidl breaks. I was worried that the third party would not take in to account that I was booking a wheelchair accessible room as opposed to a standard room so I filled in the "special request" section on the page, stating I needed a wheelchair accessible room. I was quoted €83 through LIDL breaks which is €26 cheaper than the wheelcair accessible room I booked directly through the hotel. I was disappointed to hear, on arrival, that the hotel did not have ANY record of my room booked through LIDL breaks, despite making assurances of this over the phone, 24 hours earlier. However, I would thank the lady at reception who wasted no time in booking the other room for my colleague at the rate I was quoted. But, I would have to state that there was an element of luck involved as, if the other room was not available, we would have had to share a room with one double bed; not an ideal situation when you've just traveled two and a half hours by bus. I thank the Harlequin hotel for a great stay and I would have no hesitation recommending the venue to anyone. But, I would urge the third party, on this occasion, Lidl breaks, to communicate better with the hotel(s) with regard to special requests. There is no point having the "special requirements" section on the page if neither the hotel or Lidl make note of it and confirm with each other as well as the customer.


Mary scored 5 / 5 on 15/07/2015

Comfortable rooms, lovely staff, food was delicious :) good value for money


Cyn scored 4 / 5 on 19/05/2015

loved it and will be back, food and accomadation was excellent.


Eileen scored 4 / 5 on 21/04/2015

Stayed here last Saturday night and it was superb. The Hotel Receptionist was very welcoming and the room was spectacular. We had dinner also which was very good and I would recommend anyone who wants to stay in Castlebar to stay here, simply fantastic. The only thing missing was the swimming pool but other than that very nice.


Dáithí scored 4 / 5 on 21/04/2015

Harlequin Hotel is a really nice hotel situated beside the Peace park in Castlebar and the N5 Westport/Dublin road. I found the staff really nice, friendly and helpful. We upgraded out booking to a Suite room for the weekend (307) at a cost of €50 per night. The room was nice and spacious but as it was uncharacteristically hot weekend in Ireland the room was very stuffy when we arrived due to the fact that there was a large glass window wrapping around the room and only two small windows. We had the blinds drawn most of the weekend to try to keep the room chilled. The rest of the room was very nice, the one disappointment was the fact the bed was two single beds attached together which I found quite strange for a Suite not to have a real double bed. The bathroom was a standard bathroom which was a little disappointing not to have an upgraded feel to it but the bath/shower was nice and worked well. There was a kitchen area with a sink, fridge and Microwave but absolutely not cutlery or extra glasses. Just empty presses and drawers. We ate in the restaurant, which is located in the same area as the reception and in turn you can smell food throughout the hotel. The food was gorgeous and the service was brilliant as with all the staff in the hotel. Prices were also very reasonable. There was a small confusion with the bill at the end as the reception desk did not seem to have the discounts from the booking through group schemes but this was sorted in the end and we paid the correct amount as booked. Overall I would recommend the hotel and would happily stay there again.


Peter scored 5 / 5 on 03/04/2015

I stayed at the Harlequin Hotel on the 31/03/2015 the girls on the desk were very nice and and the breakfast was first class a very good place to stay if going to a show in the TF as its just next door to the hotel will stsy here again


John scored 5 / 5 on 31/03/2015

Hi Folks,we had the pleasure of staying at the Harlequinn over the weekend,in short a great stay in a great hotel cannot fault it in any way,this hotel is always up to the same high standard,on another note when booking I made a mistake with dates but Mary in Today FM Breaks customer service was extremely helpful,looking forward to booking again.


Rosemary scored 5 / 5 on 31/03/2015

good value - lovely rooms - one of the most comfortable hotel room beds I have slept in - they also have wheel chair accessible rooms with shower room in lieu of bath- breakfast is good - hotel is central - but also quiet - would definitely stay there on next trip to Castlebar


Aidan scored 5 / 5 on 21/02/2015

Very enjoyable stay.Close to all amenities and town centre.Staff very efficient and friendly.Ideal location for shopping also with free car parking for residents.Would highly recommend.


Sheila scored 5 / 5 on 10/02/2015

Lovely Hotel stayed 1 night if I am in Castlebar again I will certainly stay here.


David scored 3 / 5 on 07/11/2014

Perfect location, very comfortable, good food and excellent staff. I have rated this hotel as 3* only because of the lack of a leisure centre. However, I would highly recommend this hotel.


Kathleen scored 4 / 5 on 10/08/2014

Excellent Hotel. Great Location everything in walking distance including Bus Eireann to take you around Mayo. Hotel is very comfortable,rooms are spacious and very pleasant. Breakfast is very good with a wide selection of food. We had diner which was very good and of course Staff were excellent. Would highly recommend this Hotel


Mary scored 4 / 5 on 25/07/2014

mary d carlow stayed 3 nights here and will definately be back.lovely bright and clean hotel with friendly staff.


Mary scored 5 / 5 on 01/07/2014

location excellent, welcome very courteous . room was spotless, breakfast plenty choices, staff very pleasant at all times, thanking you ,will return,


Reviewer12072028 scored 5 / 5 on 04/06/2014

very good 5 star


Jacqs scored 4 / 5 on 28/05/2014

this hotel is okay if you want to stay in castlebar, not too far from town, very bright and clean, has a car park, dinner was amazing but breakfast was disappointing but then thats a personal opinion because i dont eat fried food.....we stayed elsewhere the previous night and had scrambled eggs and smoked salmon on the same deal....i was happy


Tom scored 5 / 5 on 29/04/2014

Very happy with our stay.


Jimmy scored 5 / 5 on 24/04/2014

We stayed for two nights it was perfect the food was great and the staff were very helpful it was just a great hotel to stay in would recommend it.


Rosemary scored 4 / 5 on 01/04/2014

Enjoyed our stay in Harlequin Hotel. Great location, very comfortable bedrooms, staff pleasant and helpful. We thought that the breakfast was good, the food freshly cooked and a nice range of fruit and breads. The only quibble we would have is the carpark. We overshot the hotel (could be better signposted!) and had trouble identifying how to approach the car park. Perhaps the hotel could post a map identifying how to approach and access the car park?


Mary scored 4 / 5 on 28/01/2014

great hotel and staff very friendly


Eugene scored 4 / 5 on 03/12/2013

I certainly would have no complaints about the Harlequinn. The room was very comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. The underground parking is also a big plus. Will definitely stay there again.


James scored 4 / 5 on 02/12/2013

Had a good stay here. Very pleasant looking hotel, the staff are friendly. The food was above average and the bed comfortable. Really good value overall. My only complaint is that the room heating was on too high and we were uncomfortably warm.


Rebecca scored 5 / 5 on 09/11/2013

Excellent stay.staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was my highlight. Well recommended


Claire scored 5 / 5 on 05/11/2013

i must say it was a fab place to stay the staff were all so nice food was very good and the room was cosy and clean and we will be back again


The scored 3 / 5 on 01/11/2013

My husband and I stayed in the lovely Harlequin once again last Sunday night. Our stay was faultless. Staff lovely, so welcoming, friendly, chatty & efficient. Free car parking in multi storey adjoining hotel is a real bonus. Room lovely, warm, cosy, bed very comfortable. Dinner was sooo tasty, as was breakfast, plenty of choice and the usual diced fruit to "die" for. Hotel's location is a bonus, beside shops yet just out of town centre and next door to T.F. theatre. Bar bit of a disappointment, it's really only a small counter at the side of the dining room, we went elsewhere for our drinks. Thank you staff for another great overnite, we will be back.


D scored 2 / 5 on 30/10/2013

Overall I was not impressed by this hotel. Hard to believe it is a 4 star. While there are positives i.e. within walking distance of the town and free parking, the room we were in was on the side of the hotel situated beside the road. Therefore it was extremely noisy, especially at night time when all you could hear was boy-racer cars zooming up and down the road endlessly. The suite itself was lovely, comfortable and spacious, however, when we opened the window about 20 flies fell to the floor and these were not cleaned up at any point over our three night stay. The breakfast was delicious with a great variety of foods. Our package included a two course meal each night (supplement for certain foods). We each had the steak one night and I can say it was the worst steak I ever had - my partners was also bad. It was bland with no taste and no vegetables/potatoes were given with it until we asked. The chicken and beef we had on the other nights was delicious though! The fact that there is no 'bar'/pub (as in a separate room) was very weird. The open plan reception/lobby/bar/restaurant area gave a very un-cosy feel to the hotel.


A. scored 5 / 5 on 17/10/2013

Excellent service, staff were helpful, polite and efficient. Room was beautiful and well laid out. Would recommend couldn't fault it


Dave scored 1 / 5 on 10/10/2013

Average hotel but the food was a disgrace. I had the fish and got the smallest portion ever seen. Vegetables, again the smallest portion ever seen. Complained about the fish portion and the chef decided to send out another portion when dinner was over. Wont be booking dinner here again in a hurry.


Jod scored 4 / 5 on 09/10/2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Harlequin Hotel in Castlebar. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. We had breakfast and lunch, both excellent. Thank you. J O D


Jabos scored 2 / 5 on 24/09/2013

We were glad it was just a 1 night break. We requested a non smoking roon, but our room 425 smelt of cigarette smoke. The silk runner at the end of the double bed had cigarette burn holes, and also stains, I did mention this at checkout, as I felt that housekeeping should have noticed this when making up the bed. Breakfast was a joke as the hotel dining room did not have enough space for their guests. We were asked for our room number and told we had to wait until a table became available. At least 10 couples before us waiting for tables. It was like being at bingo, calling the room numbers as tables became available. Dinner the evening before was fair not much choice, but for the price we paid I suppose this was fair. I would not class this hotel as a four star, no face cloths in the bathroom, glad I brought my own slippers and facecloth, most 4 star hotels we have stayed in provide these, also no bottled water. The staff were friendly, but I would not stay in this hotel again.


Niamh scored 4 / 5 on 17/09/2013

Lovely bright and airy hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful and breakfast was excellent. Would definitely stay again if going to Castlebar.


David scored 4 / 5 on 25/06/2013

Great value for a Weekend. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the Breakfast was wonderful. Rooms are to a High spec!


Reviewer36159769 scored 2 / 5 on 12/06/2013

Stayed in the hotel for a weekend - staff were lovely and friendly. We were expecting more of a boutique hotel to be honest, felt this hotel was more of a 3star with funky decoration as opposed to a 4star boutique. Room lovely and big, no mini bar though which was a disappointment and the view was the roof and graveyard. Curtains were stained as was the carpet although the bedroom and bathroom were very clean. Walking distance to shops, restaurants. Breakfast was ok, definitely not 4 star standard though.


Breda scored 5 / 5 on 10/06/2013

I stayed at the Harlequin Hotel for the first time recently and I can only describe the hotel itself as beautiful. The decor, cleanliness, rooms all exceeded my expectations. I didn't have an evening meal at the hotel but the breakfast was very good. Also the staff were very friendly and to get it at such a good rate through Lidl breaks is an added bonus.


Fergus scored 4 / 5 on 14/05/2013

Really enjoyed our stay in the Harlequin on saturday. The room was very comfortable and the meal was very nice. Good value. Only slight negative was boy racers out on the road in the middle of the night but hotel can't control that. Would reccomend the hotel. Went for a few drinks in the Irish House pub around the corner. Great bar for a pint if you're in the hotel.


Ann scored 4 / 5 on 11/05/2013

Had very pleasant stay very happy with hotel and food was delicious


Rachel scored 5 / 5 on 08/05/2013

Gourges hotel lovely food and staff very friendly can't wait to stay again xxx


Philip scored 3 / 5 on 07/05/2013

Booked two nights b&b and one meal at the Harlequin last week. We enjoyed our stay. Room was quiet with comfortable beds. Staff were very friendly and efficient. The Dinning room is in the wrong place and should be moved to one of the Conference rooms this would open the bar It is the case that the bar in the hotel is small but the pint of Guinness is really good. The hotel location is great - on the corner of a complex containing quite a few large shops and a few minutes walk from he main street.


Maryb scored 5 / 5 on 07/05/2013

Stayed in the Harlequin hotel for 1 night. It is a very nice hotel in a good location. The staff at reception were excellent. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was very tasty. This hotel was great value for money and I would stay there again.


Caroline scored 3 / 5 on 07/05/2013

The hotel was lovely - convenient to town. surprisingly quiet despite being located on a busy road. Staff were friendly and food was good and fresh.


Marie scored 5 / 5 on 24/04/2013

My hustand and I stayed in the Harequin Hotel last Saturday night the 20th April. I must say that we had a fantastic stay. Everything was perfect. We had our evening meal and it was devine :) The Staff were all so lovely and friendly. The same could be said again for the Breakfast. Everything was piping hot and lovely and fresh. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to all my friends and we definetely will b staying in the Harlequin more often in the future.


Emmab scored 4 / 5 on 11/04/2013

Excellent, friendly and cheerful. But avoid the shoulder of pork and sausage farce dish. It was certainly a farce.


Aidan scored 4 / 5 on 28/02/2013

My wife and i recently spent 2 nights at the Harlequin Hotel and we had a very comfortable stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was comfortable and tastefuly decorated. Location is very central and very easy to get to. Breakfast was excellent, it was buffet style and food was hot and very tasty. Overall a very enjoyable stay, we will be back!


Nicola scored 5 / 5 on 26/02/2013

Both myself and my boyfriend stayed here for 2 nights. From the minute we entered the hotel we were treated very well by staff on reception. The room was lovely and decorated to an exceptional standard. The dinner in the restaurant was superb, we opted for the early bird menu which had a good variety. Breakfast was also delicious. A further benefit of staying in this hotel is that you are within walking distance to the town of castlebar which has many amenities. Overall we loved our stay and will defivnitely be back again.


Barry scored 5 / 5 on 19/02/2013

Fantastic hotel, genuinely impressed and great value for money. Will be visiting again in the future. 10/10. Barry, Donegal


Hugh scored 5 / 5 on 18/02/2013

Booked two nights b&b and one meal at the Harlequin last week. We really enjoyed our stay. Room was very quiet with large, comfortable beds. Staff were very friendly and efficient. Our first meal was so good that we booked the restaurant for our second night. It was really lovely food, complemented by a really good wine list. It is the case that the bar in the hotel is small but the pint of Guinness is really good. The hotel location is great - on the corner of a complex containing quite a few large shops and a few minutes walk from he main street. Across the road from the hotel, just over the hill, is a beautiful park with river and lake and walking path - good for a brisk morning walk. Hugh, Blackrock, County Dublin


Edel scored 3 / 5 on 22/01/2013

We had a very nice stay at the weekend. The room was lovely and cozy. The meal was nice. The staff were very friendly. The only thing i was dissapointed about was that there was no pool.. I came accross a website that said ye had a pool and then I went on lidil breaks to book it as it was great value. The way I discovered there was no pool was when i rang down to reception to see what the closing times were. I was very disspaointed to find out there was no pool as was my partner..because he had a back injury and was looking forward to a swim. Ill paste a link to show you where it said about a pool. http://www.hotelscombined.ie/Hotel/Harlequin_Hotel_Castlebar.htm


Tanya scored 5 / 5 on 10/01/2013

Thanks a million to Lidl & Harlequin Hotel for a fantastic stay!!! Rating is 10/10. This is our second stay here. The hotel is very central in Castlebar near all main shops, park, playground.They also validate your car parking. So on the day you check out of your room, your parking fee is covered for the day, so you can spend as long as you like wandering around town or in the shops. Really nice friendly staff at the reception. Rooms very comfortable and modern. Nice design. Flower paintings on walls. Compliments to the chef and waiting staff for a fantastic dinner & breakfast. Looking forward to see you all again soon!!!! We have no faults to say about the hotel.


Galway scored 3 / 5 on 07/01/2013

Nice hotel with very friendly staff. Rooms were nice with comfy beds. However, we had a room at the front of the hotel and the noise from 'boyracers' driving up and down the road was awful. Although this is not a hotel issue it was very off-putting. The hotel is in a good location with only a few minutes walk to shops and bars. Hotel needs a bar in the hotel as the current bar seems to be part of the restaurant and is quite small.


Jackie scored 4 / 5 on 01/01/2013

Lovely modern hotel, great location. Friendly and helpful staff. I would definitely stay here again. We had a two course dinner included in our booking and the food was delicious - great value for money


Colette scored 5 / 5 on 22/10/2012

This hotel was top class, had everything you could ask for....great staff, great food, comfort and great location. Would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing break away. Very enjoyable stay. Colette. Co Donegal


Mc scored 5 / 5 on 28/06/2012

Comfortable, friendly staff. Really enjoyed our stay


Df scored 4 / 5 on 25/05/2012

Likewise, food very tasty. Rooms very comfortable. Relaxing and enjoyable overnight stay. Shops within walking distance from hotel, DF


Mmcbrearty scored 5 / 5 on 24/04/2012

Food very tasty. Rooms very comfortable. Relaxing and enjoyable overnight stay. Shops within walking distance from hotel.


Ger scored 4 / 5 on 20/04/2012

really nice room, friendly staff, food was good, only draw back was traffic noise.


Pat scored 5 / 5 on 18/04/2012

My wife and i recently spent 2 nights at the Harlequin Hotel and we had a very comfortable stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was comfortable and tastefuly decorated. Location is very central and very easy to get to. Breakfast was excellent, it was buffet style and food was hot and very tasty. Overall a very enjoyable stay, we will be back!


Happy scored 5 / 5 on 16/04/2012

Spent 1 night in Harlequin Hotel. Room was large, double and single Courtyard Room. Quiet and relaxing. Food was good. Staff were very friendly and we were made feel very welcome. Good location, free parking all in all an enjoyable stay. Thank you!


Colette scored 5 / 5 on 03/04/2012

We were a party of 8 and spent a wonderful weekend at this hotel. The rooms were bright and clean and plenty of room. The location is excellent for shopping and entertainment. Staff were excellent friendly and accomadating. The dinner was tasty and a wholesome breakfast that will keep you going all day. I would highly recommend a stay at this hotel. Great weekend and great value break. A five star experience


Mary scored 4 / 5 on 27/02/2012

Very relaxing break. Breakfast very good and enjoyed the evening meal. Good shopping town


Jedhead scored 4 / 5 on 22/02/2012

Fabulous hotel, very friendly and helpful staff - great location. We were attending a gig at the Royal which is next door to the hotel. Parking was great (share carpark with the theater). Breakfast was average, we went down at 9.30 and the food had been sitting there a while so was a bit over done. Dinner - food was very nice, but service was very slow despite there only being 5 tables occupied. Overall would recommend - beautiful hotel, great location!!!


Jane scored 5 / 5 on 20/02/2012

We had a fabulous time in the Harlequinn. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was lovely and the food in the restaurant at lunchtime was great. The surroundings were funky and modern and it is convenient to the town centre. We would certainly stay here again if we were in the area.


Brooke scored 3 / 5 on 16/01/2012

We stayed in this hotel for one night in January. The location is good - aaporx a 10 mins stroll from the town centre. It is right next door to the Castlebar theatre so perfect if you are going to a show. Our room was nice - we had a double and a single bed. Bathroom was small but had everything you need. Decor in room was very noce and there were tea & coffe making facilites. There is free parking in the multi storey car park next to the hotel and you can access the hotel directly from the car park which is great. Breakfast is buffet style and there was a good selection and was very nice. Staff were nice too. I would stay in this hotel again.


Eugene scored 5 / 5 on 22/11/2011

The Harlequinn is everything it says it is. It is very comfortable, staff are very friendly and it is perfectly situated for all your needs. I would have no problem in recommending this hotel to anybody.


Marie scored 4 / 5 on 17/11/2011

The Harlequin Hotel is a lovely contemporary style hotel, with very clever injections of colour and lighting. Friendly nice staff, beautiful food, very clean warm and comfortable. We realy enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend the Harlequin Hotel.


Reviewer36898329 scored 5 / 5 on 07/11/2011

Fantastic hotel. Staff very helpful. Bedrooms of a very high standard - clean and comfortable. Food excellent - only critisim - only one vegetarian option on dinner menu which did not apeal to me.Breakfast excellent.


Frankie scored 5 / 5 on 03/11/2011

Had A Lovely Time In Harlequinn Hotel Very Friendly Staff


Thedane scored 5 / 5 on 03/11/2011

very good hotel,centrally situated and lovely food. lovely


Eye scored 5 / 5 on 26/10/2011

I stayed at the Harlequin Hotel recently as my daughter was taking part in a Cheerleading Competition in Castlebar. I originally wanted to book a room at the venue (Breaffy Woods Hotel) but they were booked out. This was actually to my favour. The Harlequin Hotel was a far superior hotel and the staff were more than friendly. I asked them directions to the venue and they were more than happy to oblige. My daughter and I had a lovely stay - it was a nice treat for us! We enjoyed a terrific breakfast on the Sunday morning which set us up for the day. I would not hesitate to stay at the Harlequin Hotel again and would strongly recommend my friends to do the same.


Monica scored 5 / 5 on 11/10/2011

What a lovely Hotel...Staff,food and service brillant. We just stayed one night on a lidli break got a fabulous room. Last time we received this service was at Burlington Hotel, I would defineatly go back and recommend anyone to stay. Thanks Guys ye are just Great.


Niamh scored 4 / 5 on 20/09/2011

we enjoyed our stay very much in the hotel - central location, nice ambience, breakfast nice in hotel. Would definitely return to stay again.


Mary scored 1 / 5 on 09/09/2011

I really enjoyed my one night stay in the Harlequin Hotel, ourtesy of Lidl breaks. The staff are wonderful, food excellent and room service ,one could'nt find any fault. It was a wonderufl stay aroun d - 5 Stars.! Mary Dorrian


Fiona scored 4 / 5 on 06/09/2011

The hotel is beautiful very modern and classy. The rooms are quite small so putting a double and single bed in them is a really bad idea but overall they were clean. The staff were very polite and of great help to us on our stay with queries on the location. The food is absolutely amazing well worth the visit for food alone, both presentation and quality was 5 stars and I would recommend it to anyone.


Mayoman scored 4 / 5 on 29/08/2011

Spacious clean room, reception and restaurant staff friendly and helpful


Martina scored 5 / 5 on 22/08/2011

A beautiful hotel everything perfect


Rita scored 5 / 5 on 02/07/2011

This is our second visit to the Harlequinn Hotel once again I have to give 5 star rating. Everything was excellant Food - Staff - Housekeeping. There was 6 of us and everybody loved the hotel in the centre of town within walking distance of all the shops and the theatre. Castlebar a lovely town will be back soon


Mollsy scored 4 / 5 on 17/05/2011

We stayed here at the weekend with our 2 small children. Our room was spacious and really clean. Reception staff were friendly. The restaurant staff were friendly too. The only problem that we had was when we went to have our dinner which was included in the deal, a waiter who was not actually serving us shouted 3 times toour waiter that we were on a Lidl deal!!! There was no need to shout it out and also it informed other customers what deal we were on. It made us feel like we were beggars looking for a scrap of food. And also the one portion of vegetables that we got for myself and my husband was so small, there was barely enough for 1 never mind 2 of us. Our daughter, whose meal we paid for, got a bigger potion of vegetables for herslf!!! Other then this, we enjoyed our stay.


Jacqui scored 2 / 5 on 01/05/2011

nice hotel, very clean but dont do it on a lidl deal, reception staff are lovely but the restaurant staff made us feel like freeloaders, the girl gave us our menu, explained we could order 2 courses from a certain section, we both ordered starter and main, whilst waiting for our food the restaurant manager? (asian guy) came to the table to remind us that we couldnt order anything else because we were on an offer that only included 2 courses, we hadnt tried to order anything else so why the need to reinforce our deal in a busy restaurant our room smelled funny, bit like antiseptic couldnt get shower to work, reception staff were helpful when we told them if you have to go to castlebar its a nice hotel but if you're just looking for a cheap break away go to galway and stay in the westwood, we stay there about 6-7 times a year on the lidl deal and its great, we often have lunch there as well, we buy wine with dinner and we tip handsomely cos we're on a deal but we ordered no wine and left no tip at the harlequin, food wasnt amazin, choice was limited and there was a lot of fat, a lot, on my beef and i noticed that our veg portion was half the size of other couples..who were obviously not on a deal, cheapest wine on the menu was %u20AC19.50 so that probably explains why most people were only havin a glass rather than a bottle


Happy2 scored 4 / 5 on 30/04/2011

Excellent stay at the Harlequin. Breakfast fresh & plentifull. Room/bathroom clean.Room a little hot as no air conditioning.Parking free. Convenient to the town centre/restaurants. Overall ,would definitely stay again.


Dugg scored 4 / 5 on 27/04/2011

couldn't sleep. cars racing outside but besides everything else was good.


Jacques scored 5 / 5 on 19/04/2011

Excellent hotel,modern, clean, nice rooms, first class food, very friendly and caring staff. To be recommanded to our friends


Frank scored 4 / 5 on 18/04/2011

Thank you very much for ur email, we had a very enjoyable stay in the hotel. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. Thanking You, Frank Farragher.


Victor scored 4 / 5 on 13/04/2011

My wife and I visited Harlequin Hotel recently and we were delighted with our stay there though it was a biit brief.. On our arrival the staff at reception were friendly and very helpful makiing us welcome.. We would like to compliment the chefs andrestaurant staff. The food and service was excellent. Bedrooms were nicely decorated and comfortable, the door locks were a bit tricky but we got used to them. Everything was very clean and tidy. Lidl Breeaks are good value for money and we look forward to more breaks with Lidl in the fuuture. Many thanks to all concerned. Victor and Betty Allison


Adrienne scored 5 / 5 on 12/04/2011

Had a lovely weekend, hotel clean, food good & very central for town, lidl breaks great value!!!


Terry scored 5 / 5 on 06/04/2011

stayed 3 nights,very impressed with hotel,very comfortable,staff friendly.Had dinner on one night and food was excellent.Hotel is central to shops ,pubs and road network .Room was clean and comfortable .Hotel decor is bright and tasteful unlike many others.I would recommend staying at this hotel,definitely 4 star.The LIDL breaks offer excellent value for money. Terry


Toni scored 5 / 5 on 05/04/2011

We really enjoyed our stay there with lidl breaks on April 2nd, fantastic hotel, friendly efficient staff, fabulous food in fabulous surroundings. Excellent value for money. Thank you lidl breaks


Lee scored 5 / 5 on 05/04/2011

very comfortable stay, the restaurant was lovely, however would not feel this was a 4 star hotel, rooms very clean, carpet a bit worn, apart from the restaurant there was nothing else to do in hotel, no leisure facility etc,


Sinead scored 5 / 5 on 29/03/2011

We booked 2 rooms and both couples agreed that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The Lidl break was excellent value for money. The food in the harlequin hotel was excellent.


Jacinta scored 5 / 5 on 22/03/2011

We thoroughly enjoyed out recent stay in the harlequinn hotel. Lidl breaks are great value for money. Hotel room very warm and comfortable and great location. Staff very helpful and efficient, I would have no hesitation in returning to this hotel


Martoons scored 5 / 5 on 02/02/2011

We stayed here for one night . We booked the dinner, bed and breakfast deal. The room was lovely, comfortable and spotless clean. The food was magnificent. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Our kids went to see Jedward and they had a fantastic time while we had a lovely dinner in the hotel. I cant say enough about this hotel. I have stayed in many hotels but this one is up there in my top three. I would highly recommend it. It is also within easy reach of the town. 2 minute walk. m donalds is just accross the road. Some very nice shops nearby and i got some great bargains when my daughter and i went shopping. If you are going to a show then the theatre is right beside the hotel.


Satisfied scored 5 / 5 on 26/01/2011

We really enjoyed our stay in the Harlequinn, staff on check-in very pleasant, rooms bright and spacious and clean, dining room and staff pleasent, breakfast was lovely and plenty of it! Will definatley stay here again, good value for money, thanking you. Martina & Brian.


Frankie scored 4 / 5 on 05/12/2010

Thank you for your e-mail that I received recently from you. We had a lovely stay in your Hotel, and we plan to come to the hotel again very soon. I think that the Lidl breaks are very good value for money, they make a good chance to see more of the Country and what it has to offer at good prices for everyone on a reduced rate. Thanking You, Frank Farragher.


Carmel scored 5 / 5 on 16/11/2010

Excellent hotel and location, I booked it to attend a show, the car parking was excellent and the staff first rate, the menu was good. I could not find any fault with the quality of the hotel.


Joanna scored 5 / 5 on 15/11/2010

Pleasant stay, hotel is close to town and shopping centre. Food in the restaurant was absolutely fabulous! The only drawback is no leisure centre.


Mary scored 5 / 5 on 09/11/2010

Harlequin Hotel is really nice ,great location for shopping especially with Shaws just around the corner,a store that suits all ages and styles.Great location for shows also. Rooms spotless and modern with all the usual facilities,very quiet during the night.Staff at reception very helpful ,its ideal for groups of women away for a night,although my husband was with me ,i did notice most of the guests were women .Will definetely go back!!


D scored 5 / 5 on 05/11/2010

Our stay in a 4star hotel for 3 nights with our baby was excellent value and we would certainly book a break with Lidl again.


Mary scored 4 / 5 on 03/11/2010

Hotel was lovely, breakfast was excellent, bit noisy at night with boy-racers outside petrol station.


Hog scored 3 / 5 on 01/11/2010

Good hotel room. nice and clean and modern. At front of hotel. the room was warm so we opened window. Noise from traffic outside was loud. ( I think there were boy racers going up and down). Good location otherwise 5 min walk to the town. Food in restaurant good. Liked the complimentary pumpkin soup with the meal. Breakfast good but not wow. Lidl value for money was v good.


Ruth scored 5 / 5 on 27/10/2010

The hotel is well located, clean and very contemporary. The inclusion of dinner in the price, which was extremely tasty, made this night away very good value for 2 people.


Jen scored 4 / 5 on 27/10/2010

Great Hotel, Rooms are bright and modern and very comfortable. Hotel is spotless, staff friendly and very efficient. Great location, right in the centre of castlebar. We didn't use the restaurant but the breakfast we had sent to our rooms was very good. My only compaint is that there is no proper bar, only a lobby where you could have a drink.


Colette scored 5 / 5 on 18/10/2010

hotel lovely rooms very comfortable staff friendly thanknyou lidl will take lidl breaks again


Eric scored 4 / 5 on 27/09/2010

SUPERB------Bright spacious bedroom,lovely dining room,good food,lovely staff, pity- it lacks a pool etc. But we will be back. Thanks LIDL, great value, long may it stay that way.


Maura scored 5 / 5 on 21/09/2010

Really enjoyed our stay Rooms bright and clean, excellent food, staff very friendly and helpful All in all great value for money


Dee scored 5 / 5 on 20/09/2010

Hotel was very nice. Restaurant is quite expensive so we ate in the town of Castlebar each evening as we were only on the B&B rate. Decor in the hotel is lovely and the room was clean and bright. The bar was not very appealing as it is right beside the reception area and restaurant in a kind of open plan style. A separate room for the bar and for the restaurant would be more ideal. There are plenty of bars and places to eat in Castlebar, which is very close to the hotel. All in all, it was a pleasant stay and I would return, maybe opting for the Lidl option including dinner next time. Good value break.


Margaret scored 5 / 5 on 14/09/2010

My friends and myself stayed on a weekend break recently and it was a very enjoyable time. The hotel staff were so helpful from the staff on the reception, to the restaurant, to the housekeeping were all very professional and made our stay most relaxing. The food was first class. It wont be to long before I wil be maling a return visit. Margaret


Savageoreilly scored 5 / 5 on 14/09/2010

Food, Service, everything was excellent! the deal was so cheap even without the free dinners!


Brendan scored 5 / 5 on 08/09/2010

stayed at the harlequin hotel on a lidl break,we really enjoyed it. Hotel is very clean and bright ,staff were very friendly, food was execellant. Lots of places to shop in the area and lovely walks Looking forward to staying again. Thanks Lidl


Josephine scored 5 / 5 on 06/08/2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Harlequin Hotel. The bedroom was bright, airy and beautifully decorated. Excellent staff and food. We were also able to avail of free car parking after check out allowing us to enjoy some retail therapy with a host of great shops in close proxiimity This Lidl break represented outstanding value in a luxurious location. Star rating *****


Jacinta scored 5 / 5 on 13/07/2010

Lovely hotel, cant wait to stay again. Great location. Very comfortable rooms. Staff very helpful and couldnt do enough for you. Well done harlequin.


Sandra scored 5 / 5 on 09/07/2010

We really enjoyed our stay in the Harlequin Hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Although there was not a leisure centre in the hotel we were offered vouchers for a nearby leisure centre which we did avail of and this was great value. We were informed about local events by staff. The Hotels proximity to the Theatre and town centre couldnt have been any better !! Our room was very spacious and very nice. As for the food, it was second to none on both nights as was the service. As regards being on a "Lidl Break" we have to say we never felt we were on a cheap weekend break such was the standard of service , food etc. It really was great value for money!!


Irene scored 4 / 5 on 04/07/2010

The hotel was lovely and very clean and well equiped. The staff were friendly and the service was good. The food was lovely also. The only thing that I would have improved was the eating area is not so private as it was back to back with the sitting area.


Rita scored 5 / 5 on 02/07/2010

The hotel excellent food fantastic reception staff couldn't do enough waiter/ess excellent and all with a smile on their face would be back for longer next time. Castlebar great towm for shopping and not too far from Knock 6 of us stayed there not one had any complaints rooms lovely housekeeping excellent ******


Maureen scored 4 / 5 on 01/07/2010

Stayed with family for 2 nights Central location-beside shops Excellent disabled room-high comfortable bed-great shower -ample space Food excellent Children disappointed ttat there was no pool but weather was good so they found plenty to amuse them Excellent value for money


Louise scored 5 / 5 on 30/06/2010

Me and my boyfriend Travelled from Dundalk to mayo on sat 26th june.And stayed in the Harlequin hotel. from the moment we arrived into the hotel the welcome we got was amazing . The decor in the hotel was stunning the rooms where beauiful and so clean. Also the bed was so cosy. The evening meal and breakfast was also wonderful top class food. top class hotel and top class Staff .Fair play to you all. And Big Thank you to the lovely receptionists .We will be back again in the near future ......


Sam scored 3 / 5 on 29/06/2010

Not luxurious, not chic. Central. Staff ok, but decor tacky and cheap. Ok for the money I guess.


Ruth scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2010

The room was lovely, the food was fabulous and the service was great.


Paul scored 5 / 5 on 29/06/2010

Great place. Delicious Food



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