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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great, quiet, night at the Philmar House. Beautiful, spotlessly clean home, great parking, and even a bit of dog time if you liked - you're even greeted at the front gates by 2 statues of canine 'guards'. Located between the town and the point, and well set off the main road, the place is well suited if...

Thank ScottNJo12
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for the night and it was a very pleasant experience, It's very close to The Radison hotel (Only 200 Meters) The room was nice and clean, The breakfast was delicious and the lady that's here is really nice and friendly. Great value and I would highly recommend staying here. Thank you Mary.

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PhilmarHouse, Owner at Philmar House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, and it was a pleasure to have you both stay. Kind Regards Mary

Reviewed 19 July 2016

We stayed in Philmar house in June of this year and found it really lovely, welcoming and relaxing. Located minutes from Sligos amazing beaches at Rosses point and a quick drive in the other direction to the centre of Sligo and Thomas Connolly's pub!

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PhilmarHouse, Owner at Philmar House, responded to this review

Thank you very much Ramona, for taking the time to give us a lovely review, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we will see you back again. Kind Regards Mary

United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Normally we stay in hotels when we visit Sligo but decided to try a b & b this trip and we were very pleasantly surprised at how much we enjoyed it. Situated between Sligo and Rosses Point in Ballincar it is only a short taxi ride costing approx € 10-11 to the centre. Mary ,the owner, is a lovely friendly...

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PhilmarHouse, Owner at Philmar House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind words, delighted you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure to have you both stay in our home. Kind Regards Mary

Reviewed 29 June 2016

It's a cozy little home located right in between town and Rosses Point, which is a plus if you want to see both. The host was wonderful: she was helpful with things to do; she offered to drive me and my friend to local sites; and she served the most generous portion of food I've seen so far in any...

Thank Lindsey P
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

A lovely welcome from Mary who gave us lots of information what to see and where to eat , we went to a lovely place called Glen car waterfall was beautiful to see a short walk round and a lovely coffee shop a fab place to eat is Harry's bar at Rosses point great food a very quirky decorated place...

Thank Jackie H
Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Mary was excellent company and offered some great sight-seeing tips; nothing was too much trouble for her. Lovely breakfasts. Spotless and attractive room, and a great location: about half-way between Sligo Town and Rosses Point.

Thank Steve D D
Reviewed 13 October 2015

I felt like I was being welcomed home after an extended absence! Mary is brilliant! Very clean and comfortable room. Big welcoming easy chairs in front of a wonderful fireplace. Breakfast was grand. Mary is so easy to talk to and could not be more helpful. I would stay here again anytime.

Thank OriginalBarracuda
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Found online and booked a family room last-minute by telephone as we were expecting a late arrival. Mary was very friendly and didn't mind waiting up for us. The room was gorgeous and quite large (single + double bed, see my photos below). The shower room (no bath) was lovely with plenty of hot water for two showers and luxurious...

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Kilkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Clean, comfortable and an informative host. My husband and I enjoyed the plentiful and tasty breakfast. The host was very accommodating and provided us with lots of information on the area. A delightful stay.

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Philmar B&B enjoys old world charm with modern comforts in a quiet scenic location just 4km form the town of Sligo. This delightful B&B is an Ideal base for touring Yeats country and Donegal and features a large garden for guests to relax. All bedrooms are located on the ground floor and consists of TV, hairdryer, tea making facilities. Relax in the comfortable guest sitting room. Delicious breakfast menu available in the dining area. Come and enjoy the 21st anniversary of Sligo International Choral Festival with music and singing and includes 40 choirs from 5 countries which is held over 5 days in October. The accommodation is just minutes away from championship golf course, beaches, yachting and tennis. Conveniently the B&B is beside the Raddison Hotel and only minutes from the Clarion Hotel, Sligo. Throughout your stay, you are ideally located to enjoy hill walking, cycling, fishing and surfing or you could just make your way to Rosses Point where the beaches are perfect for walking and swimming. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Philmar House

Address: Philmar Philmar Rosses Point Road, Ballincar, Sligo, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Sligo > Ballincar
Price Range: ₹ 5,656 - ₹ 5,946 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Ask for the family room on the side of the building. Very large and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Poly_Tribe, 31 Aug 2015 | Read review
“All rooms great as location quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles jblnd3811, 1 Nov 2011 | Read review
“Ask for the end room because it has 2 windows and the light is lovely in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles Irelandfriend, 10 Oct 2011 | Read review
“ask for the family room if 2+ staying”
 of 5 bubbles flojoandpaulm, 28 May 2011 | Read review
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