If you’re in search of the best hotels in Mayo, you’ve landed in the right place.
Whether you’re visiting Mayo on business or pleasure, you’ll find some outstanding places to stay in these best hotels in Mayo.
From cool contemporary chic to historic castle grandeur, we have something to suit every traveller!
In the guide below, you’ll find a clatter of brilliant Mayo hotels, from luxurious escapes to pocket-friendly getaways.
Our favourite hotels in Mayo
The first section of the guide tackles our favourite hotels in Mayo, from the brilliant Mulranny Park Hotel to the gorgeous Hotel Westport and much more.
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1. Great National Mulranny Park Hotel
From magnificent Clew Bay views to the superb indoor pool and fitness centre, the Mulranny Park Hotel exceeds expectations.
For starters, it’s in a superb spot for exploring some of the best places to visit in Mayo on foot or bicycle and you can soothe tired muscles in the jacuzzi before dinner.
Voted one of the Top 50 Best Places to Stay in Ireland 2019, it earns its four star rating with spacious well-appointed rooms, seaview suites and faultless dining in the Nelphin Restaurant and Waterfront Bar Bistro.
2. Hotel Westport
Hotel Westport is one of the many family-friendly Mayo hotels and it’s a great place for a break with the nearby Pirate Adventure Park sharing the 400-acre Westport House Estate.
There’s also a kid’s splash pool, free ice cream, a Beer Garden with Pizzeria and table-side Magic Shows to entertain at dinner.
Of course, this four star hotel has tastefully decorated rooms, leisure centre and spa, an elegant restaurant and beautiful parkland with lake. What’s surprising is that it is within strolling distance of Westport town with a great choice of pubs and places to eat nearby.
If you’re on the lookout for family-friendly hotels in Mayo with a swimming pool, you can’t go wrong with a few nights here.
3. Broadhaven Bay Hotel
There’s no time to be bored at Broadhaven Bay Hotel with an onsite spa and leisure centre. Spacious guest rooms have all the extras – tea and coffee facilitates, mini bar, room service etc. and residents get a free nightcap in the private residents’ bar.
The Bayside Restaurant is tipped as one of the best in Mayo, matched by the wonderful bay views. There’s fishing, walking and cycling on several loop trail nearby, kite-surfing and watersports, two Blue Flag beaches within 9km and the Carne Golf Links is a real treat for keen golfers.
4. Clew Bay Hotel
The award-winning Clew Bay Hotel has been the winner of ‘Best Hotel 2019, Best Breakfast Experience’ and is consistently highly rated by guests on Trip Advisor.
It’s right in the heart of Westport town with restaurants and shops just outside the door. Individually styled rooms are comfortably furnished with pillow-top mattresses for a great night’s sleep.
Guest have complimentary membership to the adjoining 4* Westport Leisure Park for swimming and fitness. Tasty Irish cuisine is served in the contemporary restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner or book a Cocktail Class in the bar!
5. The Ellison (Castlebar)
If you fancy staying in a place with sophisticated elegance and a sleek contemporary air, check in at The Ellison in Castlebar. Rooms and suites have gorgeous furnishings include modern armchairs and sofas in royal blue.
This sleek four star hotel offers creative cocktails and drinks in the Sian Bar and chef-created meals from breakfast to a la carte dinner in the newly refurbished restaurant.
Located 15 minutes from Westport town centre on the outskirts of Castlebar, The Ellison is surrounded by activities. See our Castlebar hotels guide for more.
6. Achill Cliff House Hotel and Restaurant
Overlooking Tramore Beach, Achill Cliff House and it’s one of the better-known hotels in Achill. This is a modern three star hotel in Keel with free parking and an onsite restaurant specialising in locally sourced produce.
Stunning views are a given from this beachfront hotel. Just a short walk away are more local bars and village amenities. After a day’s hiking, you’ll welcome the chance to relax in the sauna.
4 and 5 star hotels in Mayo with exceptional reviews
Now that we have our favourite Mayo hotels out of the way, it’s time to see what else this corner of Ireland has to offer.
The next section of this guide tackles luxury accommodation and 5 star hotels in Mayo, from the fairytale-like Ashford Castle to Kiltimagh Park Hotel and more.
1. Ashford Castle Hotel
Ashford Castle Hotel and Estate in Cong is one of the better-know of the many Mayo hotels and it’s a great choice for a special occasion or if you feel like spoiling yourself.
Ashford delivers a grand experience in the former home of the Guinness family. This five star luxury hotel is in an 800-year-old castle with all the magnificent architectural features you would expect, inside and out.
Six restaurants and three bars are staffed by world-class chefs and sommeliers, there’s a serene indoor pool and spa along with 350 acres of landscaped gardens, woodland and lakes to explore. It’s an outstanding experience!
If you’re in search of 5 star hotels in Mayo to mark a special occasion, you won’t go far wrong with a stay at Ashford Castle.
2. Kiltimagh Park Hotel
Located in the busy market town of Kiltimagh, the Park Hotel is a first class hotel with conference and banquet facilities. Modern rooms and suites are luxuriously appointed to provide an intimate place to crash, whether your travelling solo, as a couple or with family.
Most rooms have garden views and suites include homely touches such as a wall-mounted electric fireplace. There’s a lively atmosphere in the stylish Cafe Bar where great food and drink can be enjoyed along with attentive service and friendly banter at the polished wood bar.
3. Belleek Castle
Set in extensive woodland, Belleek Castle is arguably the most unique of the many Mayo hotels on offer. This is a stunning castle hotel that’s packed full of character and old-world charm.
This is a magnificently restored castle filled with antiques and treasures that are well worth taking a guided tour to appreciate! Boutique bedrooms are lavishly decorated in keeping with the era, including four poster beds and rich fabrics.
Admire the grand reception in the Great Hall with its open fireplace before ordering drinks in the Armada Bar, a breathtaking wood-panelled room created from timber salvaged from the wrecked 16th century fleet.
There are few Mayo hotels that compare to Belleek and the nearby Belleek Woods walk is the perfect way to kick-start or wind down your day.
4. The Mariner, Westport
At the other end of the scale history-wise, The Mariner is the newest of the many hotels in Westport. Offering bright open rooms furnished and decorated by designer Jane de Roquancourt, this contemporary hotel goes the extra mile with highly personalised service and a dedication to sustainability.
Thirty-four elegant bedrooms include Smart TVs, Ruckus Wi-Fi for superior connectivity and stunning bathrooms with rainfall shower heads.
The Bistro is no less impressive with a Head Chef and his team delivering superior menus from breakfast and brunch to memorable classics from the dinner menu.
5. Great National Hotel Ballina
Just outside Ballina town, the contemporary four star Great National Hotel is the ideal hub for exploring Mayo’s top attractions.
Mood lighting introduces guests to the upscale Spa and Wellness Centre which offers all the latest therapies along with a swimming pool and fitness centre.
It has 87 spacious bedrooms including family rooms all generously appointed with quality furnishings and linens. Open daily from 7am for breakfast, McShane’s Bar and Bistro offers seasonal menus with an emphasis on quality local produce.
Spa hotels in Mayo
if you read our guide to the best spa hotels in Ireland, you’ll know that there are plenty of incredible spa hotels in Mayo.
Below, you’ll find everything from the swanky Ice House Hotel to the stunning Knockranny House Hotel and more.
1. Ice House Hotel
Those in search of scenic surroundings and the ultimate pampering spa should book a night or two at the Ice House on Ballina Quay.
Perched on the banks of the rushing River Moy, the hotel has huge windows framing stunning views. Guests will appreciate the calming comfort of the carefully co-ordinated decor in the bedrooms and enviable riverside suites.
Once you’ve stayed here, nowhere else quite compares when it comes to fabulous dining, personal service and wonderful attention to detail.
The luxury spa is the icing on the cake. This is widely regarded as one of the best Mayo hotels for good reason.
2. Mount Falcon Estate
For memorable four-star luxury, look no further than the peaceful setting of the Mount Falcon Estate – the finest of the many hotels in Ballina.
This place boasts sumptuously furnished superior rooms, suites and Lakeside Lodges to suit every visitor. Relax and rejuvenate with a full range of beauty therapies in the full service spa or join in the Hawk Walk, Clay Shooting, Salmon Fishing and Birds of Prey experiences on offer.
Head Chef Tom Doyle provides an outstanding menu, including alfresco barbecues in the summer while Tom’s Grill has a full array of Irish seafood and Dublin Bay Prawns.
3. Breaffy House Hotel and Spa
Set in over 100 acres of Mayo countryside, Breaffy Woods Hotel combines old world charm with outstanding facilities, not least the state-of-the-art spa, leisure centre and sports arena.
There’s ample choice when it comes to dining so you don’t have to head out to eat. Enjoy a meal in the Legends Bistro, tuck into hearty pub grub in the renowned Healy Mac’s Irish Bar or grab a slice of pizza from the in-house pizzeria.
This is one of the few notably family-friendly spa hotels in Mayo, and it even has its own Kids Club activities during school holidays.
4. Knockranny House Hotel and Spa
Finally, treat yourself to a rejuvenating break at the upscale Knockranny House Hotel and Spa, one of the finest four star hotels in Westport.
Family-owned, this former AA Irish Hotel of the Year offers delectable dining in La Fougere Restaurant and Brehon Bar.
Set in private grounds, the hotel enjoys superb views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay islands. After hiking or cycling part of the nearby Great Western Greenway, head to the Spa Salveo for some well-earned R&R in palatial surroundings.
FAQs About the best Mayo hotels
Since publishing our guide to the best things to do in Mayo, we’ve have heaps (literally!) of questions about where to stay in Mayo.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best hotels in Mayo?
In my opinion, the best Mayo hotels are the Great National Mulranny Park, the Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Hotel Westport and Clew Bay Hotel.
What are the best 4 and 5 star hotels in Mayo?
If you’re in search of swanky 4 and 5 star hotels in Mayo, Great National Hotel Ballina, The Mariner, Belleek Castle, Kiltimagh Park and Ashford Castle are worth a look.
What are the best spa hotels in mayo?
Knockranny House Hotel, Breaffy House, Mount Falcon Estate and the Ice house are arguably the best spa hotels in Mayo.
Gillian Birch is a travel writer and published author. She has travelled the world and uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many travel experiences, particularly those that involved adventures in Ireland.