Fodor's Expert Review Beach Hotel

The Harbour, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland

If there's a chill in the air, you can warm up at the roaring fires in the restaurant and residents' lounge of this large harborside Victorian hotel. The exterior of the simple, three-story building wears a dashing coat of red. Inside, nautical accents tout the history of the bay (three galleons of the Spanish Armada went aground here in September 1588). Enjoy wonderful views of the pier and the bay from the hotel bars, or tuck into the restaurant's acclaimed seafood menu. Try the favorites: lobster or the house seafood platter. In the Boatman's bar, renovated during 2019, you can snack on chicken burritos or enjoy fish chowders. Special packages such as excursions out to sea with local fishermen, or guided history and nature walks are available; check website for details.

PROS

  • sea views
  • acclaimed seafood restaurant
  • packages include excursions with local fishermen

CONS

  • the single beds are pretty tight
  • extra charge of €10 per night for a sea view room
  • no elevator

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Near the beach
Local Flavor
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 071-916–6103

HOTEL DETAILS

28 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Mar.

What’s Nearby