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A Guide To The Best B&Bs And Hotels In Castlebar

A Guide To The Best B&Bs And Hotels In Castlebar

If you’re in search of the best hotels in Castlebar, our Castlebar hotels guide should tickle your fancy!

The charming town of Castlebar is a perfect base to explore Mayo from (there’s also plenty of things to do in Castlebar, if you don’t fancy leaving the town).

Well-known for its beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, and fishing along the Wild Atlantic Way, County Mayo has everything you need for a fun weekend getaway.

In the guide below, you’ll discover a handful of Castlebar hotels and B&Bs that make a great base for a night away.

Our favourite Hotels In Castlebar

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The first section of the guide contains our favourite hotels in Castlebar. These are places that one of the Irish Road Trip team has stayed in and raved about.

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1. The Ellison

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If you are looking for hotels in Castlebar at the heart of the action, spend a few nights at the fabulous 4-star Ellison hotel – one of our favourite hotels in Mayo.

Located a stone’s throw from some of the best cafes and restaurants in Castlebar and just a 5-minute drive from the train station, this newly refurbished property is a great base to explore from.

Guests can look forward to staying in spacious and finely decorated rooms fitted with premium amenities such as Hypnos beds and luxury linen. Make sure to check out the on-site Siar Restaurant & Bar that offers a memorable dining experience.

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2. Breaffy House Hotel and Spa

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Welcome to the Breaffy House Hotel and Spa, a magnificent 19th century Victorian Manor hotel situated on a picturesque woodland estate just a short drive from the centre of Castlebar.

The Wild Atlantic Way will be right at your doorstep, while Westport and Croagh Patrick are also easily reachable from this 4-star hotel.

In addition to more than 100 rooms including luxurious suites, the hotel is famed for its Breaffy Leisure Club and Breaffy Spa where guests can enjoy a wide range of beauty and health treatments and go for a dip in the swimming pool.

Once you get hungry, pay a visit to the Mulberry Restaurant and enjoy a variety of local and international dishes. This is one of the few hotels in Castlebar with a pool.

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3. TF Royal Hotel & Theatre

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TF Royal Hotel & Theatre is a fantastic 4-star property located close to the centre of Castlebar and a short drive from Knock Airport. 

Expect to find 30 tastefully decorated rooms ranging from double and family rooms to suites and executive suites.

It is also worth mentioning that the hotel also includes the legendary Royal Theatre where you can attend all kinds of events including shows and live music performances.

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B&Bs and Hotels in Castlebar with excellent reviews

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Now that we have our favourite Castlebar hotels out of the way, it’s time to see what other accommodation is on offer in the town.

Below, you’ll find everything from hotels and guesthouses to B&Bs and boutique Castlebar accommodation.

1. Breaffy Woods Hotel

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Located outside the town and a short drive from McHale Park, Breaffy Woods Hotel is a lovely 3-star property that offers comfortable accommodation and a wide range of leisure facilities for guests to enjoy.

Whether you wish to swim in the indoor pool, relax in the steam room, or work out at the state-of-the-art fitness centre, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained throughout your stay.

Grab a drink or enjoy a light meal at the hotel’s Wood’s Bar and have an informal dining experience at the on-site Legends Restaurant that offers breakfast and dinner.

If you’re looking for spa hotels in Castlebar, the award-winning Breaffy Spa, where guests can indulge in a variety of spa therapies, should tickle your fancy.

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2. Carragh House

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Located in the heart of Castlebar, this twelve bedroom guesthouse is one of the more popular places to stay in Castlebar (4.8/5 from 80+ Google reviews).

There are 12 guest rooms available including twin, double, and triple rooms. The property is well-known for its superb breakfast and guests can choose between a la carte and continental breakfast at the beautifully decorated dining room.

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3. Ivy Tower Hotel

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The family-owned Ivy Tower Hotel in Castlebar has impeccable reviews for a reason – from professional and attentive service to tastefully decorated en-suite rooms and a fabulous Bilberry Lounge that offers tasty bar food, this place has it all!

For an unforgettable dining experience, pay a visit to the hotel’s Reynards restaurant that offers food delicacies like lamb cutlets and homemade apple pie.

This is one of several Castlebar hotels that’s finely situated a short walk from some of the best pubs and restaurants in Castlebar.

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4. Rocksberry Bed & Breakfast

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You will find the Rocksberry Bed & Breakfast just outside the centre of Castlebar and this award-winning bed and breakfast has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

In the morning, enjoy a full Irish breakfast in the bright dining room or go for the continental selection of tasty foods. The owners also offer packed lunches for guests.

Attractions like the National Museum of Country Life and the Royal Theatre in Castlebar are easily reachable.

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5. Doogarry House B&B

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Located within walking distance from the centre of Castlebar, Doogarry House B&B is a cosy property that boasts comfortable accommodation, a free shuttle service to the town, and easy access to attractions like Ashford Castle, Knock, Ceide Fields, and Downpatrick Head.

All bedrooms are nicely decorated and fitted with basic amenities like TV’s, coffee making facilities, kettles, and hairdryers.

If you are searching for a comfy home from home and you’d like to be close to some of the best places to visit in Mayo, look no further than Doogarry House B&B.

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What Castlebar hotels and accommodation have we missed?

I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally missed out on some brilliant Castlebar hotels in the guide above.

If you have any places to stay in Castlebar that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments section below.

FAQs about the best hotels in Castlebar

Since publishing our guide to the best Castlebar attractions many years ago, we’ve had questions asking everything from what are the best hotels in Castlebar for a special occasion to which ones have a pool.

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 Castlebar?

I’d argue that the best hotels Castlebar has to offer are TF Royal Hotel, Breaffy House Hotel and the Ellison.

What are the most family-friendly hotels Castlebar has to offer?

When it comes to family-friendly Castlebar hotels, it’s hard to beat Breaffy Woods and the Ellison.

What are the best places to stay in Castlebar if you’re visiting for the first time?

If you’re looking to stay at the heart of the action, close to pubs and places to eat, your best bet is to stay in one of the places located in the town centre, mentioned above.

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