Stella Maris

‘I had an excellent stay. More

Contact details

Stella Maris
Ballycastle
Co. Mayo
Ireland
00 353 96 43322
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

11. 1, on ground floor, suitable for disabled.

Open

28 Apr–9 Oct.

Facilities

lounge, bar, restaurant, conservatory, free Wi-Fi (’most dependable in public areas’), in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, 2-acre grounds.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 5.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per person B&B from €75, D,B&B from €125. À la carte €35.

Other Credits

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘I had an excellent stay.’ In a ‘dramatically beautiful’ setting on the Wild Atlantic Way, Frances Kelly-McSweeney’s hotel wins praise for its ‘comfortable’ rooms, its ‘local and freshly prepared’ meals and its ‘cosy’ atmosphere. The team of young, local staff is appreciated. ‘Frances is permanently in place.’ The long, seaward conservatory is an ideal place to sit over drinks or coffee, while gazing out over Bunatrahir Bay. ‘There are books scattered around; binoculars available; it is totally tranquil,’ writes a guest this year. Bedrooms have antique furniture and original features; most have sea views. In a series of small dining rooms, the tables are set with white linens at dinner. A trained chef, the Ballycastle-born hostess cooks a small, daily-changing menu of modern Irish dishes, perhaps ‘moderate’ portions of grilled prawns; local cod with a Parmesan crust. At breakfast, find a ‘good pick-and-mix’ buffet with fresh sliced fruits, porridge, smoked salmon; ‘excellent’ bacon; ‘very good’ bread. Enniscrone and Carne golf clubs are 40 minutes’ drive away; a number of coastal walks are easily accessible. (Richard Parish)

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Stella Maris
Ballycastle
Co. Mayo

Guest comments

'An excellent stay. The setting is dramatically beautiful. Rooms very comfortable, individually furnished, almost all overlook the bay as does the conservatory that runs the length of the ground floor. It is a venue for aperitifs, coffee or just sitting. Books scattered around, binoculars available, totally tranquil. Dinners, on a small, daily-changing menu all good. Everything is local and freshly prepared. Ditto for breakfast. ' - Dr Richard Parish - September, 2015

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Tourist attractions

  • Enniscrone Golf Course

    An 18-hole links course on the Sligo coast.

  • River Moy

    One of the best salmon-fishing rivers in the world.

  • Ceide Fields

    A unique Neolithic landscape of world importance, which has changed perceptions of the Stone Age.