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The Gateway Hotel

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free rollaway beds, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free rollaway beds, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free rollaway beds, free WiFi
Desk, iron/ironing board, free rollaway beds, free WiFi

Overview of The Gateway Hotel

The Gateway Hotel

3 out of 5

4.0/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar
Main Street, Swinford, County Mayo

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMeelick Round Tower6 min drive
  • Popular LocationMartin Sheridan Monument8 min drive
  • Popular LocationHennigan's Heritage Centre10 min drive
  • AirportKnock (NOC-Ireland West)14 min drive

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About this area


The Gateway Hotel is located in Swinford. Michael Davitt Museum and National Museum of Country Life are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Meelick Round Tower and Hennigan's Heritage Centre. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Meelick Round Tower - 6 min drive
  • Martin Sheridan Monument - 8 min drive
  • Hennigan's Heritage Centre - 10 min drive
  • Charlestown Town Hall - 10 min drive
  • Tir na nOg Fun Park - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Foxford Station - 13 min drive
  • Knock (NOC-Ireland West) - 14 min drive


  • Market Kitchen Swinford — 3 min walk

About this property

The Gateway Hotel

3-star hotel with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has 2 bars/lounges and a bar/lounge. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a business center, conference space, and dry cleaning are onsite. All 20 rooms provide free WiFi, room service, and TVs. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and phones.
The Gateway Hotel offers 20 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Laundry facilities

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Room amenities


  • Free rollaway beds


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Free rollaway/extra beds
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards

National rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.

Property is also known as

Gateway Hotel Swinford
Gateway Swinford
The Gateway Hotel Swinford
The Gateway Hotel Hotel
The Gateway Hotel Swinford
The Gateway Hotel Hotel Swinford

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 18 out of 51 reviews
5 - Excellent 35%
Rating 4 - Good. 19 out of 51 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 12 out of 51 reviews
3 - Okay 24%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 51 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 51 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Really Comfortable, Clean, Service not great.
Very friendly and approachable manager and a few very friendly staff. The room was large and very spacious almost like the size of an apartment. Very clean. Really comfortable, high quality mattress on the bed. However, room temperature was a bit too warm for sleeping at night , it could have been cooler. Also my partner got the wrong breakfast served to him one morning, he asked for an egg with his full Irish and he never got it. Instead they have him mushrooms and he told them he doesn't like mushrooms when he was ordering. Also, he noticed a white scum floating in his cup of tea. We also did not get a tea pot for our table, only got one cup of tea each. Also, for anybody who is not used to noisy traffic, the hotel is situated on a really noisy road with large trucks passing at high speed all night. Also, the morning we were checking out, the girl who checked us out was not that friendly. She never even asked us how our stay was. We think it's really important to ask customers how their stay was so that they have the opportunity to voice any problems they may have had during their stay and this can provide valuable feedback on improving service and avoid receiving negative reviews.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very cozy hotel with lovely customer service. Very welcoming and accommodating
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Grand spot
This was a last minute booking for us for the Gateway Hotel in Swinford which we were deighted to get as we wanted to spend a couple of nights in Mayo. The Gateway is right on Main Street with a handful of eateries and takeaways around - on street parking but apparently never an issue with not having discs up. The hotel staff were fantastic - very efficent, pleasant to deal with and always smiling. The hotel is seeing many changes since covid such as no tea/coffee facilities or shower gels in the rooms but the girls from reception bring them up or prepare at the bar. Breakfast was good and filling - options between full irish, smaller full irish, various eggs on toast or porridge. One thing of note is that Swinford is a town which large lorries travel through all through the night and with the hotel being right on main street etc the noise from the speed these trucks are traveling at is incredible! Lighter sleepers may struggle with this. There are two sets of stairs depending where your room is and no lift - not an issue for us but good to know. This hotel does not offer laundry service.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019