Took the opportunity for a weekend break last November and ended up staying here as the reports were quite good and it seemed a suitable base from which to explore Westport town.
The hotel is perhaps a ten minute walk from the centre. Check-in itself was painless but after that my impressions went steadily downhill. When we arrived they were no longer serving lunch in the bar which seemed odd, and the restaurant itself was full of lunching families so we ended up heading into town after checking out the room.
Finding the rooms was a bit of a trek from reception. We walked down long corridors, all very wide and dotted at intervals with flea market furniture. It was as if the interior designers realised that the corridors were so wide they should be broken up with the odd table, chair or sideboard. The effect in the end was pretty ghastly, also there was a stange odour in most of the corridors reminiscent of an old folks home. Eventually we found the room which was huge and the bed was very comfortable, before decamping into town for the night.
On return and slightly peckish we attempted to order room service. We were surprised to find that nothing on the menu was avaiable and therefored we had a choice of chicken or salad sandwiches. Not on in a hotel of this standard!
Overall the impression was of a new, revamped but odd hotel. It does what it says on the tin and caters to people who expect what they get, but that being said it wasnt for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family owned and run, Knockranny House Hotel & Spa is one of Ireland's finest 4* hotels. Set in secluded grounds on a hillside, this luxury hotel stands proudly overlooking the picturesque town of Westport and enjoys breathtaking views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay's islands to the west and the Nephin Mountains to the north. The welcoming atmosphere at Knockranny House Hotel begins with the open log fires in the reception hall, and is carried throughout the property with its antique furniture, excellent spa facilities, superb cuisine and friendly service, creating a genuine sense of relaxed warmth and hospitality. It was previously voted as AA Irish hotel of the year. Knockranny House Hotel & Spa is the perfect base for a touring or activity break or just to simply relax. So whether you come west to explore the Wild Atlantic Way or relax in Spa Salveo, we will do all we can to ensure you have a wonderful stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Knockranny Hotel Westport