Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly hotel with 3 restaurants and full-service spa


Located in Ballyconnell, this family-friendly hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Bear Essentials Workshop and Showroom and Aughakillymaude Community Mummers Centre. Kilmurvey Beach and Swan Island Open Farm are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Hotel Features

Along with 3 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a full-service spa and a golf course. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge.

Room Amenities

All 222 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, free bottled water, and hair dryers.

Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club ratings based on 58 Verified Reviews

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4.4 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
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5 out of 5
by from belfast
Posted Feb 19, 2017
Pros: Comfort
Cons: No
Location: Limited I stayed at hotel and used the facilities which are good
Lovely restful stay ,greatfacilties . Restaurant, cleaning sand restaurant staff so helpful and pleasant,. My son loved the golf course as he was playing in a juvenile competitions and found it a to be a world class course. Great service at the pool. The children loved the facility .We will be back.thanks for a great stay .
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Valentines break.

5 out of 5
by from NTB
Posted Feb 17, 2017
Beautiful hotel with exceptional room. I was in Premium double room. Staff were welcolming, breakfast buffet great. Grounds and facilities top class.
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Lovely hotel

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 13, 2017
Lovely hotel. Staff were really friendly. The room we got was a bit small but a nice Room. No view. Lovely walk round the gardens would be lovely in the better weather. Yes would go back.
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Couples weekend away

4 out of 5
by from Longford
Posted Feb 7, 2017
Pros: Fab rooms
Cons: Check in and out, queues both times
Hotel was fab, the rooms are spacious with a well stocked up bar in the room. Check-in & out extremely busy. Lots of kids running around so perfect for a family weekend away if that's your thing. Will be going back to the spa soon
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Marvelous building, average hotel.

3 out of 5
by from Belfast
Posted Dec 14, 2016
Pros: Wonderful spacious ground floor with lots of comfortable seating, open fires, beautiful gardens.
Cons: Attention to detail seems to be missing - cracked lampshades, creaking doors, dirty tiles and basin - staff don't seem to care enough.
Location: Golf course looks really good, there are gardens and walks. There is also a Spa and pool (we didn't try either, can't comment).
Stayed for 1 night in December. First impressions were wonderful - beautiful foyer, conservatory, lots of space, plentiful sitting areas, open fires. Check-in was quick and ahead of time - we were 2 hours early but were warmly welcomed by a receptionist who also decided to give us a superior room instead of deluxe one, having found out it was my husband's birthday. We barely managed to finish our lunch by the open fire, when the room was ready. We were so impressed! After that it all went to pot- basin in the bathroom was blocked with food (?!), every cupboard door was making creaking noises, remote control wasn't working, cheap cracked lampshades that need replacing and bathroom tiles looked as if they needed a really good scrub. On the plus side the bed was very comfortable, the room and bathroom spacious and the place was warm. Supper in the Kells Bar took 2 hours as our order was lost in transit, but the staff were very apologetic and made up for it with complimentary drinks and dessert. Breakfast in the main restaurant was very good indeed, plenty of choice for cold and hot food; the restaurant itself was absolutely magnificent with all Christmas decorations and lights. We did take a walk around the golf course which is very nice and well maintained. Afternoon tea was slightly disappointing - some of the sandwiches were quite unappealing, and tea was served in metal pots with teabags, would not recommend.
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5 out of 5
by from dublin
Posted Dec 12, 2016
1 night stay it was really great .great food,staff are so nice ,place clean and comfy , we had a wonderful time ,and the walks around the grounds are wonderful evening in winter. Thank you x
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5 out of 5
by from kenna
Posted Nov 14, 2016
Location: Location easy to get to from Dublin , gardens and golf course excellent
Service excellent staff were like family very friendly !!!
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Great hotel amazing surroundings

5 out of 5
by from northern ireland
Posted Aug 10, 2016
Pros: Friendly staff good food
Cons: Only there one night no faults
Location: Location good sitting on golf course also nice walks
Wedding Anniversary had a great time it was a surprise for my wife she loved it and we will go back again.
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Wonderful Place

5 out of 5
by from IL
Posted Jul 3, 2016
Pros: Walk-in shower, and multiple informal areas to gather/chat/relax.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: On the grounds was a garden, golf course, adventure golf, spa, pool... almost too many things to do in a short visit. Nearby was shopping/sightseeing
Lovely hotel with beautiful grounds and golf course. We were not able to see the grounds due to time constraints, but were told they are amazing. Exquisite decorating with many areas of seating throughout the 1st floor, for informal gathering with homey fireplaces. Staff were professional, facilities very clean, bathrooms were upscale with separate walk-in shower facilities in addition to bathtubs. A very welcome addition for my mother who has mobility issues. Great place to stay.
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5 out of 5
Posted May 13, 2016
absolutely incredible! Can highly recommend for a 1-2 night getaway
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club features a golf course and an outdoor tennis court. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

Event facilities measuring 10075 square feet (936 square meters) include a conference center. This family-friendly hotel also offers an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club is a smoke-free property.

  • Garden 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Express check-out 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Wedding services 
  • Express check-in 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Total number of rooms - 222 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Children's club 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 10075 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 936 
  • Golf course on site 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Conference center 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Free self parking 
  • Sauna 
  • Steam room 
  • Indoor pool 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Phone 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Partially open bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast each morning.

Setanta Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Conall Cearnach Restauran - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves dinner only. A children's menu is available. Open select days.

Summit Restaurant - Overlooking the golf course, this restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.


Start your morning with a free buffet breakfast, available each day of your stay. You can order up room service around the clock.

Nearby Things to Do

A golf course and an outdoor tennis court are featured at the hotel. In addition to an indoor pool, other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Golf lessons on site 
  • Golfing on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 

Spa Services

Ciuin Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub.

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Hotel Name

  • Slieve Russell
  • Slieve Russell Golf Country Club
  • Slieve Russell Golf Country Club Ballyconnell
  • Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club
  • Slieve Russell Hotel Golf & Country Club Ballyconnell
  • Slieve Russell Hotel And Country

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Hospitality Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.