From Our Editors
Overlooked by the mighty Benbulben mountain, Clarion Hotel sits on the outskirts of the coastal town of Sligo. With the town centre just a short walk away, visitors will be on the doorstep of many popular tourist attractions, including the 13th century Sligo Abbey, which is home to historic carvings, tomb sculptures and a 15th century high altar. Surrounded by lochs, mountains and the coast, adventurers also have the opportunity to explore the natural landscape, taking on the Aughris Cliff walk, or even a casual stroll up the Knocknarea mountain. Those with cars may also decide to broaden their horizons, with Donegal just a 50-minute drive away, and the Northern Ireland border reachable in around 40 minutes. As well as a separate living room containing kitchen facilities, each suite features at least one king-sized bed, an en suite bathroom with toiletries, digital TV and a fridge. Up to two children aged 16 or under may stay in each suite with two adults. Among the leisure facilities available include a fully equipped gym, heated indoor pool and sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Kids can also have a splash around in the separate children’s pool, while complimentary classes are on-hand for those looking to keep up their fitness regimes. Whether customers are looking for a formal or relaxed atmosphere for dining, there’s a range of on-site opportunities. The Sinergie Restaurant serves up European cuisine in contemporary surrounds, while snacks and hot drinks are available in the low-key Savour Lounge.