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Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Sligo

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very pleasant experience. Nice easy-listening music, pleasant and not too loud. We were attended to very efficiently by two friendly bar staff: Eddie and Daniola. They couldn't do enough for us. Well done.

Stayed here for a 3 night family break during mid term.Hotel looks impressive from the outside. Hotel was busy and a few hiccups while checking in were sorted out quickly. We had a 2 bedroom which was big .A few negatives - The kitchenette was not functional , no cutlery , 2 small fridges none of which worked. We didnt need them but if you are providing them ensure they can be used. The beds are uncomfortable and outdated. With these improvements rooms would be great. Thought the bar and restaurant lacked character but the staff in both were very friendly and helpful .Food in both was good.The leisure centre and pool was also great for the kids. Overall we had a good stay and would consider coming back if the beds were improved.

We had our wedding reception in Clayton Hotel Sligo on 27th October, it was amazing, their attention to detail was exceptional, we would like to thank every member of staff that made our day special, function room was dressed to perfection, the food was amazing...thank you Chefs, guests have commented to us on the fabulous food, on the fun interaction they had with all bar & floor staff, families remarked on the fabulous spacious rooms to facilitate their children.....from the moment I booked with you the service I received was flawless......well done to you all it was perfect Love Grainne & John xx

Just back from a three night stay in the Clayton Hotel Sligo.The hotel was lovely and the food was excellent. But unfortunately the service in the restaurant was very disappointing. We ate in the restaurant the night we arrived. Firstly, our soup arrived and the waiter who brought it to our table told us the waitress would bring our rolls. We waited and waited for those to arrive but they didn't and there was no staff around we could ask. Eventually my husband went to see if he could find somebody and by the time we got our rolls the soup was cold. Then we got our Mains and by the time they remembered to bring our sides we had all finished our meal. This was really disappointing as we were there for my mum's birthday and our meal had been ruined. The staff on duty that night did the best they could under the circumstances but there just wasn't enough staff on. Where we were sitting there seemed to be only two staff on which was really not enough. We were in at 8 and the side of the restaurant we sitting in didn't seem to be overly busy. Later on that night we complained to the Manager and explained to him about our experience in the restaurant. He asked us did we report it at the time and he took our room number. But we didn't hear anything else about it. The next day we decided to eat in the bar thinking the service would be a lot better. But how wrong were we. We had to actually go and find a waitress to take our order, so after that we didn't eat in the hotel again. Also when we arrived at the hotel we were given the wrong room. So after going down to reception this was rectified. Also the door to one of our bedrooms was locked so we had to arrange also for this to be opened. There was also a door in one of the rooms separating us from the next room and this could be quite noisy as you could clearly hear the people next door on the phone and having a conversation. This woke me a couple of times which was not ideal. It is a shame this hotel does not have enough staff to provide a good service to it's guests because it is a lovely hotel with great food. But unfortunately the service lets it down.

We had our wedding at the Clayton Hotel, Sligo on 15th September 2017. The staff at all levels took great care of us and were very professional at all times. A special mention of managers Willie and Lucas, wedding organisers Vilma & Sandra, chef Edel, Siobhan, Pauric & the very proficient Vojcek and his team, who calmly, warmly & expertly ensured that everything ran smoothly on the day. We were totally relaxed and felt everything was in very safe hands. They certainly lived up to their promise of a 'be-spoke' wedding, we got to have everything as we wanted it to be. The setting was perfect with the delightful Canis Major church on the extensive & well-kept grounds. Just a short walk away, the main hotel a historical stone building, houses the beautiful, tastefully decorated function room. It was our pleasure having them host our big day. Bríd Brady & Alfie Bradley

Booked Clayton hotel for our anniversary. When we got to room it was like an appt with 2 rooms but double one was nice with lovely big windows unfortunately there was large fan outside window which as I'm light sleeper I knew would keep me awake so I asked to change rooms. Girl on reception seemed hasseled and I felt bad and we were changed. Second room was disabled one. It was so disappointing as it was dark dull and dreary with even duller bathroom with low sink...not good when u ave bad back...this room made me very much aware the building was once a sanatorium. Window in corner but had to stand on tiptoe to see out. You could also hear people in next room and floorboards creaking .had to leave light on all night. Was also noisey in shouting etc...not hotels fault. This certainly was not romantic break I has envisaged...dinner was nice and girl with blonde hair in ponytail serving was very friendly. Enjoyed music in bar. Breakfast was chaotic..poor young lad running round and I had to ask first for spoons then cups plates etc tho he was friendly...very warm in breakfast room.overall was disappointed in stay and certainly the room...

I am just back from a brief trip to Clayton Sligo. I booked a family room approx a week in advance by telephone call to hotel with requests for kitchenette and travel cot as we were travelling with a two month old baby. On arrival, neither request had been met. When we spoke to manager in charge on the day (we arrived approx 3pm Tues 24 th Oct) he insisted that according to his computer records that I had made the booking online and proceeded to show me something on his computer screen that indicated I had made the booking online , without any mention of special requests (cot and kitchenette). I felt that he did not believe that I had booked the room over the phone. There was a record of the call on my phone which I offered to show him. He then offered us a room available with a kitchenette facility and directed us there.... Unfortunately there was still no travel cot and we were left standing in the room for ten mins waiting on a porter to open the kitchen. With a small baby in tow who needed feeding and changing I really felt this was an abysmal service. We made a decision to find an alternative hotel that could meet our needs. On leaving my partner attempted to gather some understanding of how the booking appeared on the hotel System as if I had made it on line... The duty manager could not provide an explanation for this and when we asked to speak to someone more senior, we were told none was available. This was a very disappointing and frankly upsetting (however brief) time spent in this hotel. Quite distressing given we had booked this specific hotel Knowing that kitchenette facilities were an option as we were travelling with a baby. I did not feel an appropriate apology was provided to us and I left feeling that the duty manager still did not believe that I had actually made the booking over the phone and requested the cot and kitchenette.

While I didn’t stay at the hotel I did have the pleasure to eat a couple of dinners there during my visit to Sligo. The food in the restaurant was nothing short of excellent!! The fish & chips were very good. Started with the duck terrine which was excellent. My son had the chicken curry that could stand to be just a little spicier but was very tasty. The service was the best. Our server Stacey was awesome!! She took the time to chat and give advice for other things in the area which was very helpful seeing that this was my first trip to Sligo. She made our evening at the Clayton so very enjoyable. Thanks!!

My dad and I went to the Clayton several times for dinner despite not even staying at the hotel itself. We found that the food was excellent and the service that we got from Stacey was perfect, she was very helpful and gave us great advice of places to go around Sligo.

The hotel is really well situated for access to Sligo town. The building is really impressive when you're driving up to it. When we arrived the reception staff were very professional and informative. The hotel was very clean throughout. The rooms were great everything you would expected from a hotel. Now for the only complaint. The restaurant I wouldn't say it was overly busy but the waiting staff seem to struggle. Maybe with a bit more training they would be great as I've been in busier restaurants with less staff with no issues. I have to say though the food was excellent.

Clarion Road, Ballinode Sligo

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Sligo places you within a mile (2 km) of Model Arts and Niland Gallery and Sligo County Museum. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 162 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Yeats Memorial Building and Sligo Abbey are also close to this Sligo hotel.


Enjoy dining at Sinergie Bistro, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Sligo's 162 rooms provide coffee makers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find LCD TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Sligo features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room (Family)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

67% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 516 reviews