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The Gateway Hotel

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Reception hall
Front of property
Desk, iron/ironing board, free rollaway beds, free WiFi
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Combined shower/bathtub, free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of The Gateway Hotel

The Gateway Hotel

3.0 star property
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar
Main Street, Swinford, County Mayo

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMeelick Round Tower6 min drive
  • Popular LocationMartin Sheridan Monument8 min drive
  • Popular LocationHennigan's Heritage Centre10 min drive
  • AirportKnock (NOC-Ireland West)14 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Gateway Hotel is located in Swinford. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Cunnagher More Bog Natural Heritage Area and Lough Talt, while Michael Davitt Museum and Basilica of Our Lady, Queen of Ireland are cultural highlights. Tir na nOg Fun Park and Angling Advice Centre are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Meelick Round Tower - 6 min drive
  • Martin Sheridan Monument - 8 min drive
  • Hennigan's Heritage Centre - 10 min drive
  • Charlestown Town Hall - 10 min drive
  • Barnacahogue Stone Fort - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Foxford Station - 13 min drive
  • Knock (NOC-Ireland West) - 14 min drive


  • Mellett's - 2 min walk
  • Subway - 2 min drive
  • Blue Thunder Swinford - 1 min walk
  • Carmel's Cafe - 3 min walk
  • The Market Deli - 2 min drive

About this property

The Gateway Hotel

3-star hotel
Take advantage of free full breakfast, a return airport shuttle and dry cleaning/laundry services at The Gateway Hotel. In addition to 2 bars and a business centre, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self-parking
  • Luggage storage, meeting rooms and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak well of the quiet location and helpful staff
Room features
All 20 rooms offer comforts such as free WiFi and room service.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and free toiletries
  • Free extra beds, coffee/tea makers and daily housekeeping

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Room amenities


  • Free rollaway beds


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds!
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.

Property is also known as

Gateway Hotel Swinford
Gateway Swinford
The Gateway Hotel Swinford
The Gateway Hotel Hotel
The Gateway Hotel Swinford
The Gateway Hotel Hotel Swinford

Frequently asked questions

Is The Gateway Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Gateway Hotel?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Gateway Hotel?

Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at The Gateway Hotel?

Checkout is at noon.

Does The Gateway Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is The Gateway Hotel located?

Situated in Swinford, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Meelick Round Tower, Hennigan's Heritage Centre and Martin Sheridan Monument. Tir na nOg Fun Park and Station Master's Exhibition Centre and Sculpture Park are also within 9 miles (15 km).



Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 20 out of 54 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 37%
Rating 8 - Good. 20 out of 54 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 37%
Rating 6 - Okay. 12 out of 54 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 22%
Rating 4 - Poor. 2 out of 54 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 0 out of 54 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Small hotel very central room was a bit small but clean and comfy our dinner was good and tasty good service no problems breakfast was good
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Its a nice place. At night we can hear from the bar maybe shouting although we open the window for its warm. But overall its a good place.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Really Comfortable, Clean, Service not great.
Very friendly and approachable manager and a few very friendly staff. The room was large and very spacious almost like the size of an apartment. Very clean. Really comfortable, high quality mattress on the bed. However, room temperature was a bit too warm for sleeping at night , it could have been cooler. Also my partner got the wrong breakfast served to him one morning, he asked for an egg with his full Irish and he never got it. Instead they have him mushrooms and he told them he doesn't like mushrooms when he was ordering. Also, he noticed a white scum floating in his cup of tea. We also did not get a tea pot for our table, only got one cup of tea each. Also, for anybody who is not used to noisy traffic, the hotel is situated on a really noisy road with large trucks passing at high speed all night. Also, the morning we were checking out, the girl who checked us out was not that friendly. She never even asked us how our stay was. We think it's really important to ask customers how their stay was so that they have the opportunity to voice any problems they may have had during their stay and this can provide valuable feedback on improving service and avoid receiving negative reviews.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

10/10 Excellent


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very cozy hotel with lovely customer service. Very welcoming and accommodating
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Grand spot
This was a last minute booking for us for the Gateway Hotel in Swinford which we were deighted to get as we wanted to spend a couple of nights in Mayo. The Gateway is right on Main Street with a handful of eateries and takeaways around - on street parking but apparently never an issue with not having discs up. The hotel staff were fantastic - very efficent, pleasant to deal with and always smiling. The hotel is seeing many changes since covid such as no tea/coffee facilities or shower gels in the rooms but the girls from reception bring them up or prepare at the bar. Breakfast was good and filling - options between full irish, smaller full irish, various eggs on toast or porridge. One thing of note is that Swinford is a town which large lorries travel through all through the night and with the hotel being right on main street etc the noise from the speed these trucks are traveling at is incredible! Lighter sleepers may struggle with this. There are two sets of stairs depending where your room is and no lift - not an issue for us but good to know. This hotel does not offer laundry service.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

10/10 Excellent


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

6/10 Okay

Verified traveller

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Another great stay
Having some work done but noise and mess minimal - fantastic staff, we will be back xx
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

10/10 Excellent

Sarah condon

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Cathal and staff went above and beyond on our trip to ensure that our stay was comfortable. They staff were always super friendly and the food was really good. Had a great weekend in the hotel
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019