Fodor's Expert Review The Glasshouse

Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland Fodor's Choice

Cosmopolitan modernists will love this funky, six-story riverside hotel. It elevates accommodations in Sligo to a brash new level: just take a look at the towering exterior, which has been designed to resemble a ship docked at the harbor. Inside, each of the floors has an alternating color scheme that may not be to everyone's taste: three floors bright orange, three floors lime green (with color-coordinated linens), and in the corridors a striped, gaudy carpet design that some find a little disconcerting. Public areas have a more sedate color scheme in the lobby and café-bar. The hotel also has three executive suites and a fitness room with an excellent workout area. Candlelit meals in the stylish kitchen restaurant include marinated Sligo lamb rack, grilled sirloin steak, or fillet of gilthead bream and surf clams. A one-man band performs each Friday and Saturday night from 9 pm in the hotel's View Bar. Some of the hotel's early sparkle may have worn off a little, but it's still worth a visit to breathe in the cutting-edge architecture and enhance your color senses.


  • excellent location—Sligo's bustling heart is around the corner
  • mini gym
  • stylish restaurant


  • decor may be too vibrant for some
  • inconsistent service
  • charge for car parking




Phones: 071-919–4300


116 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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