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The Glasshouse Hotel

The Glasshouse Hotel

Situated in the heart of Sligo on the banks of the Garavogue River, The Glasshouse Hotel’s intricate architecture is eye-catchingly designed to resemble the bow of a ship. Inside, the hotel is quirky with bright, vibrant hues throughout, eclectic furniture, and eccentric artwork. The 116 contemporary bedrooms are slightly more muted with subtle touches that are in line with the rest of the hotel’s decor. All of the bedrooms have air-conditioning, LCD TVs with a full entertainment menu, and tea/coffee making facilities. Dining options include the Cafe Bar, View bar, and Kitchen Restaurant, although the property is within walking distance to numerous nearby options.

Our rating: First Class

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The 116 rooms are contemporary to match the design of the rest of the hotel, with bright tones, unusual furniture pieces, and modern artwork on the walls. Many of the rooms are pleasantly located with views overlooking the gushing Garavogue River. Each room contains all standard amenities including TVs, iron and board, tea/coffee making facilities, and individually controlled air-conditioning.


The Glasshouse Hotel is located in the heart of Sligo, nearby the WB Yeats memorial building and tourist office. The hotel is adjacent to O’Connell Street, the main street containing shops, restaurants and museums all just within a minutes' walk away. The hotel conveniently has an underground car park located on site.

Food and drink

The hotel’s main restaurant, the Kitchen, is spacious with a classic design and splashes of vibrancy, in line with the rest of the hotel. Floor to ceiling windows overlook Garavogue River. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here daily. The hotel has two casual dining options, the ground floor lively Cafe Bar and the upstairs Manhattan-style lounge, View Bar.

Our opinion

This hotel impressed us with its quirky touches and its location, right in the heart of the city.

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