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Top 10 Hotels in Castlebar

Woodview Lodge Bed & Breakfast
3 out of 5
Breaffy, Castlebar, Mayo
per night
1 May-2 May
4.6/5Wonderful! (76 reviews)

"Location was peaceful and easy to find. Host was friendly, welcoming and offered good advice on activities in the area. Room was very cramped and had a sour odour-mould? noted on bathroom walls."…"

Reviewed on 22 Oct 2019

Woodview Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Ivy Tower Hotel
2 out of 5
New Antrim Street, Castlebar
per night
20 Apr-21 Apr
3.9/5Good! (31 reviews)
Great staff

"Excellent staff at all points during our stay. Our only minor complaint is that there was an exit door near our room and at about 3:30 am someone slammed that door waking everyone."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

Ivy Tower Hotel
Westbrook Country House
5 out of 5
L17110, Pheasant Hill, Westport Road, Castlebar, Mayo
per night
1 May-2 May
5/5Exceptional! (87 reviews)

"Beautiful house - an old manor. Spacious room.. library to read in should one wish."…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2019

Westbrook Country House
3 out of 5
Westport Road,, Castlebar, Mayo (county)
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The Ellison (formerly The Harlequin Hotel)
4 out of 5
Lannagh Road, Castlebar, Mayo
per night
3 May-4 May
4.4/5Excellent! (439 reviews)


Reviewed on 6 Dec 2019

The Ellison (formerly The Harlequin Hotel)
The McWilliam Park Hotel Mayo
4 out of 5
McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, Mayo
per night
4 May-5 May
4.3/5Excellent! (250 reviews)

"I really liked my 3-night stay. Just what I needed. I felt so much at ease. Didn'tlike - and these were NO FAULT of McWiilliam or staff - noise during the night; once, when having a meal in the Bar, a man near me was changing his little daughter's nappy! Ugh! There are facilities (outside of the ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2019

The McWilliam Park Hotel Mayo
Breaffy House Hotel
4 out of 5
Castlebar, off Claremorris Rd, Castlebar, Mayo
per night
19 Apr-20 Apr
4.2/5Very Good! (470 reviews)

"Really nice hotel, kids enjoy pool and the bank bed was big plus for them"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Breaffy House Hotel
Breaffy Woods Hotel
3 out of 5
Castlebar, off Claremorris Road, Castlebar, Mayo
per night
5 May-6 May
3.9/5Good! (363 reviews)
Really relaxing family stay

"Just back from two nights at the Breaffy Woods and i really enjoyed all the facilities, especially the leisure center. Very hearty breakfast and polite staff. Great spot for families."…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov 2019

Breaffy Woods Hotel
The Connaught Inn
3 out of 5
Spencer Street, Castlebar, County Mayo
per night
5 Apr-6 Apr
4/5Very Good! (24 reviews)
All Good

"Stayed over during the Xmas break. Good accommodation for a short time, basic with all u need including parking.I paid extra for breakfast and it was good too."…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2019

The Connaught Inn
Westport Coast Hotel
4 out of 5
The Quay, Westport, Mayo
per night
4 May-5 May
4.3/5Excellent! (380 reviews)

"Great hotel overseeing harbour, a couple of kms outside town centre. Lovely room and amenities."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

Westport Coast Hotel
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Pocket Guide: Castlebar

Castlebar is a popular town in Mayo for a short break, with many visiting the town across the year. Located 20 minutes from Westport and a short drive from the coast, Castlebar can be a great base for exploring wider Mayo. With Lough Conn to the north and Lough Mask to the south, water sports and boat trips are a hit with many visitors to the area, while the picturesque Castlebar Lough is well worth exploring on foot, with an easy-to-follow walking loop just waiting to be explored.

Things to Do in Castlebar

Castlebar has plenty to offer visitors to the area, whether you are travelling with kids, friends, your partner or alone. One of the highlights is the National Museum of Country Life, where you can discover the traditional ways of Irish life over the years, with everything from the trades, farming and crafts over time explained. The museum has a host of exhibitions across the year that give a great insight into Irish country living through the generations.

When visiting Castlebar, be sure to visit the Linenhall Arts Centre, while the streets of Castlebar are home to some charming shops, with Main Street and Market Square a hit with many visitors. The Castlebar Quarter is another great shopping spot, with many popular high-street brands and local independents located here.

Golfing Breaks in Castlebar

Castlebar Golf Club is sometimes referred to as ‘The Augusta of Connacht’, a tag that it certainly lives up to thanks to its stunning surroundings and pristine fairways and greens. Other popular Mayo golf courses to test your game on are Westport Golf Course and Ballina Golf club, both less than one hour from the centre of Castlebar. The Carne links course in Belmullet is another stunning course, and will enable you to explore the rugged Mayo coastline.

Things to Do near Castlebar

Mayo is home to some of the most stunning beaches in Ireland, with Keem Bay on Achill Island up there with the very finest in Ireland. While this lies about a one-hour drive from Castlebar, the drive will certainly be a rewarding one once you soak up the views that await you. If it’s a walking or hiking adventure you are after, Mayo has plenty to offer. The scenic Ballycroy National Park is a must see, while Castlebar itself has several looped walks that everyone can enjoy. These walks are a great way to discover more about the town, and the surrounding area.

A Visit to Knock

Knock Shrine is arguably Ireland’s most famous shrine and is located 30km south east of Castlebar. If you want to pay a visit to the shrine and the museum, be sure to visit earlier, as this is a popular visitor attraction, especially during the Easter and summer period. If you’re feeling energetic, continue your pilgrimage journey by visiting Croagh Patrick and, if you’re feeling really up for the challenge, scale this peak.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Castlebar?
Westbrook Country House is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 5-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Other top choices based on traveller reviews include The Ellison (formerly The Harlequin Hotel) and TF Royal Hotel.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Castlebar, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before your scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to review the best options available in Castlebar.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Castlebar?
Based on reviews, Breaffy House Hotel is a popular hotel for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Another top choice for your stay on the cheap is Breaffy Woods Hotel.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Castlebar?
Breaffy House Hotel is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a free children’s club and free parking. Other good choices for your stay with the children include Devard and The Connaught Inn. Also, attractions in the area such as Tir na nOg Fun Park are fun for the whole family.
What's the best hotel for a couple going to Castlebar?
The Ellison (formerly The Harlequin Hotel) is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features flat-screen TVs and coffee makers. Other good options for a stay with your sweetheart include TF Royal Hotel and Breaffy House Hotel.
What's the best luxury hotel in Castlebar?
Breaffy House Hotel is a 4-star hotel and popular for Expedia travellers looking for a luxurious stay. Westbrook Country House and The Ellison (formerly The Harlequin Hotel) are other upscale choices for your trip.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Castlebar?
The Ellison (formerly The Harlequin Hotel) is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free parking and free WiFi.
What is staying in Castlebar like?
Families will find child-friendly activities in Castlebar, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its theatres, entertainment and bars. A top sight in the area is Knock Shrine. In Castlebar, there are 12 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Castlebar?
A couple of favourite places to visit are McHale Park and Mayo Memorial Peace Park. Additionally, you’ll find Knock Shrine in the area.
How should I get around Castlebar?
If you want to explore the larger area, take a train from Castlebar Station. Castlebar might not have many public transport options, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.
What's the weather like in Castlebar?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 19°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 2°C. Average annual rainfall for Castlebar is 803.80 mm.

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