Hotel Markree Castle

CollooneySligo Town0000Ireland
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About Hotel Markree Castle

Hotel Markree Castle in Sligo Town is the only castle hotel on the Wild Atlantic Way.

There are 30 guest rooms at the Hotel Markree Castle, all of which are en suite and individually furnished and decorated. There are also 12 self-catering cottages available.

The Hotel Markree Castle is part of 500 acres of the secluded Irish countryside estate. The facilities may also serve as a wedding venue, with the capacity to host up to 170 people.

There is an on-site restaurant and dining room with Roccoco style plasterwork. The meals served consist of locally sourced produce from the castle garden and lamb and venison from the estate grounds.

The Hotel Markree Castle is located just off the N4 and two hours from the M50, on the Wild Atlantic Way, the longest defined coastal route in the world. Activities available on the castle grounds include a Hawk Walk, trail running and horseback riding. There is also surfing in Sligo, as well as mountain biking and kayak tours.


Collooney, Sligo Town, 0000, Ireland
Telephone: +353(71)9167800 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews


Guests have reported that the Markree Castle is kept clean and guests are made to feel comfortable and at home.


Many guests were pleased with the graciousness of the staff at the Markree Castle. The staff are reportedly warm and welcoming, with efficient and friendly service from reception and housekeeping. The hotel is also dog-friendly, and the staff reportedly go out of their way to make sure the pets are made to feel welcome, as well. Guests express that the treatment of their dogs is also in keeping with the comfortable atmosphere of the hotel.

Lovely Grounds.

The Markree is part of a 500-acre estate. Guests have raved about the landscaping of the grounds and the natural surroundings of the castle. There are reportedly quite a few walking trails around the gardens and river, as well as horse stables and other outdoor activities, such as paddling the river. It has even been reported that the views are wonderful in winter months, too.

Negative Reviews

Windows Need Washing.

Guests have reported that the windows of the castle are in need of a deep cleaning.

Slow Food Service.

Some guests have been disappointed with the speed of service in the on-site restaurant. It has been reported that there is not enough staff for the hotel, and this is apparently reflected in the slow delivery of meals.

Lots of Walking and Stairs.

There are reportedly quite a few stairs guests must climb in order to stay at the Markree. This is apparently even the case for a first-floor guest room, so if a member of your party is less than able to walk around a good bit and climb stairs, this could be an issue.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 67 reviews across the web
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8.6 out of 10 based on 67 reviews