We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Hotel Westport
Nearby Hotels
US$184
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$241
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
The Wyatt Hotel(Westport)(Great Value!)
US$254
US$184
Priceline
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$210
HotelsClick
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$276
getaroom.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Hotels.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
No availability for your dates from our partners
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Clew Bay Hotel(Westport)
No availability for your dates from our partners
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
No availability for your dates from our partners
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Reviews (1,206)
Filter reviews
1,206 results
Traveller rating
616
370
130
60
30
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
616
370
130
60
30
Show reviews that mention
All reviewspanda clubpremier roomriver walkcrazy golfleisure centrekids clubtown centrefamily hotelthe ground floorwalk in showerbar foodlovely hotelbreakfast and dinnerfamily breaklast weekendtea coffeeenjoyable stay
FilterAll languages
Updating list...
838 - 843 of 1,206 reviews
Reviewed 28 May 2013

It’s a leisurely drive to Westport, stopping off at the end of the M1 for a leisurely breakfast, before heading through Enniskillen and Sligo. Four and a half hours of relaxed driving brings us to a haven of luxury second to none, the Hotel Westport. Modestly secluded off the main road it nestles like Frank Lloyd Wright’s House in the Woods as if part of the landscape at the edge of the Carrow beg River that quietly murmurs tales of mountain and bog to the reeds on its way to the Atlantic. The modern facade of metal and glass reflects the many shades of the natural woodland of Westport House estate.
There is immediately an impression of quiet grandeur in the carefully designed foyer with its curved reception desk and the rich wooden panelling, but it is the welcoming staff who adds the perfect touch, and indeed throughout our stay, nothing is too much trouble. All of the staff are most pleasant and attentive including staff we meet in corridors who greet us in a friendly manner. At first we thought our room is a mistake, as we had booked a standard and this was palatial but we are assured that this is a normal sized room. The furnishings are exquisite and the bathroom impeccable in its cleanliness, always a good barometer of a hotel.
Our favourite area is the Birmingham Lounge that is more an atrium with tall ascending walls of tinted glass fringed by enormous rich drapes looking out to the woods, while a fireplace baronial in its size tempts us to languish in the comfortable club chairs where we read and fall asleep.
Although there is an impression that we are in the depths of woodland, a five minute walk along the bank of the Carrow beg among drifts of bluebells, brings us to the centre of Westport. There is something very Mediterranean about a river flowing through the centre of a town and here the parapets of the bridges and walls are smothered with blossom. Dappled sunlight filters through the sycamores and limes which shade the footpaths along the boulevards, while enormous hanging baskets garnish every available wall. No effort has been spared to enhance this pretty Mayo town and with its buzz of different languages and accents in the bars and shops it has a pleasant cosmopolitan atmosphere.
It has been awarded the Tidy Towns’ Award and according to the Irish Times survey, “The Best Place in Ireland to Live” for quality of life.
The town is honeycombed with bars like Mick Molloy’s, (of Chieftain’s fame), John O’Malley’s and The Porterhouse all doing pub grub with lots of seafood dishes and live music and storytelling at night that goes on into the wee small hours. Our hotel is within easy walking distance of any of these watering holes but keep away from the edge of the river on your way home! Accommodation in Westport is at a premium. Recession? Everywhere is booked out from the humblest bed and breakfast to executive apartments. Our hotel has that established feel of grandeur that comes from a rolling programme of refurbishment with its soft luxurious carpets, tasteful furnishings and carefully chosen art works in rooms and corridors. Quiet corners with luxurious sofas nestle around the hotel, pleasant havens to relax in and read a book or just listen to the subdued rhythm of a Bach violin concerto. In the morning laze over a second cup of coffee after the fluffy poached eggs on slivers of wholemeal toast, the grilled Dover sole or the creamed porridge with cinnamon. Afterwards sit in the foyer and read the morning papers while the morning passes gently by. The foyer is one that immediately welcomes as do the friendliest of staff. There is a comfortable atmosphere with relaxed seating and lighting, a pleasant setting to do the Irish Times crossword – the easy one. Dinner here is exquisite with immaculate table linen, heavy silver cutlery and a wine cellar second to none. It is a gourmet’s delight and not to be rushed.
Take time between courses to enjoy it. Savour the skill of the chefs as everything is freshly made. As a vegetarian in Ireland it is difficult to find properly prepared dishes and not the ubiquitous penne with mushrooms, but here nothing is too much trouble. Chef will talk to you about preferences and if you take his advice you will have eaten one of the finest meals in Ireland.

And during school holidays there is the Panda Club with the Breakfast Train in the morning picking up children for breakfast and activities all day by trained staff, so never is heard the phrase so dreaded by despondent parents on holiday with children, “We’re bored!” Or for the older ones, Teen Territory keeps them together for the way teens like to be with activities organised by the hotel.
Croagh Patrick looms over the landscape, brooding and massive with its memory of the saint and a challenge to the pilgrim on the last Sunday of July. There’s a great scenic drive out from Westport through Louisburgh down to Leenane.



The mountains shoulder each other aside above the black moorland bog pools while tiny cascades tumble over boulders worn smooth by time, their waters stained rich with peat. All around the area are huge beaches, the Silver Strand being one of the best. These are strands to wander along at the water’s edge and feel the winds drifting in from warm ocean currents born in the tropics. Travel out to the Aran Islands on the edge of Europe and touch the past watching hard shoe dancing to haunting airs in the village hall taken from the rich traditions of Connemara and Arain.

There are Golden Holiday breaks, Murder Mystery Weekends, Bridge Breaks and of course The Spa. Herself decided to sample the unmentionable pleasures of The Black Mud Energiser and the Face Print Mask. Me, I surrendered to the temptations of the body in the form of the liquid gold of Mr Jameson’s golden concoction and a favourite novel curled up in a snug corner that no one else seems to know about. And when it’s time to leave and you walk the river bank through woodland glades remember that you may have been bewitched, for the home of the fairies is not far from here. And it’s believable in this land of mist and light, whispers and wind. Take care and if in doubt, doff your hat to the breath of wind which touches the barley, don’t touch the thorn tree in the field, but do believe in those little people for some day you might be back in Westport.


.

Room Tip: Be nice to the staff and charm the girls with blarney.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank james_m186470
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 May 2013 via mobile

Stay for one nite, rooms tired looking,in need of updating, good space in room however. Room clean. Bathroom needs updating also.
Breakfast ok. Staff friendly.a suitable location for families. Leisure complex good, large and clean. Overall getaway was good.

  • Stayed: May 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank C81
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 May 2013

A wonderful hotel in the centre of the town with a gorgeous riverbank walk to the town. spotless great staff, caters well for families with a pool, table tennis, pool table and crazy golf, also beside a cinema.. Breakfast was lovely lots of choice. rooms were modern and had everything we needed.
free car park & wifi .would stay again no probs 10 out of 10 .

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank christymurphy2005
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 May 2013

We stayed here for a weekend booked at short notice. While it was not the cheapest hotel in Westport, it was well worth paying that bit extra. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious and comfortable with a great bathroom - separate shower and huge, deep bath and even though there was a wedding on Saturday night we did not hear any noise from the band etc.. The decor was very nice and attractive and the location was great for access to Westport House. I must compliment the staff in the Ocean Spirit Spa for a wonderful relaxing experience. We would definately recommend this hotel and also stay there again

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank CateCork
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 May 2013

really nice hotel manager. Went to a Failte Ireland work conference here. great pool and jacuzzi would go back great food and service. Ideal for couples,families,golden years, business conferences, central hotel

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Amy M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews