Fodor's Expert Review Ryan's Hotel

Main St., Cong, Co. Mayo, Ireland

With framed fishing ties and specimen fish given pride of place on the lobby wall, you know you are in a hostelry favored by anglers. But you don't have to be a fisherman to recognize that Ryan's—a clean and comfortable, affordably priced, and totally frills-free hotel—is a total catch. Guest rooms above the pub and bistro are mostly sunny, reasonably sized for the price, and simply decorated with white furniture, plain walls and carpets, and colorful quilted bedspreads. The staff are friendly and informal, and you can hone your dart-playing skills in the lively Crowe's Nest Pub, which has live music year-round. It even has its own bus stop.

PROS

  • affordable alternative to Ashford Castle
  • central to village
  • good area for walkers and anglers

CONS

  • uninspiring views from most rooms
  • rooms on the main road can be noisy
  • decor needs updating

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Casual
Central
Basic
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 094-954–6243

HOTEL DETAILS

12 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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