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Hotel Westport
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Westport
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Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

We coulda flown from New York to Dublin in the time it took to drive here. As we approached Westport David Bowie was singing 'Gene Genie' on the car radio; we saw a mountain in the distance and from a distance it had the shape and form of Cheops, the largest of the three pyramids of Giza. Buddy Holly playing as we parked in the hotel; 'Think it Over what you just said.' Check - in was about the fastest we've ever experienced at under a minute. All the staff mega friendly. The room was warm and cosy with tea & coffee making facilities. Comfy double bed and a single bed in the room. Old style 20 inch tv. Two chairs and a mini table.The room floorboards were creaky underfoot. I worried that someone below would be bothered by my walking about. The view from our room was a car park. We had 3 rounds of sandwiches not long after arrival €4.50 each. Took a bit of time to rustle them up. I had a pint of clew bay real ale (€4.30) as I waited. It was wonderfully good. I checked out the company on line; it has 3 ales on offer, sadly only one available at the hotel, yet the big breweries are here in abundance, what a pity there's no more room for local producers. Wine is a minimum of €6.25 a glass, making a bottle €26, pricy and seems to be served by pump. May be ok for locals but to UK, French, Spanish & Portuguese folks it's very expensive. Most of the usual fare is on offer at breakfast with few highlights, there's cheap sausage & bacon (not organic) over cooked black & white pudding, mushrooms, beans, tomato, fried and scrambled eggs (not organic) and a guy in a chefs outfit dishing out the cooked cheap meats. No ham, no salami, no croissants nor chocolate croissants. If there was cheese I didn't see it. No salmon. One jam one marmalade on offer and 3 types of fruit juices: apple, orange & cranberry. Good coffee. There's a seed and nut based brown bread which is very good and about the highlight. The porridge is great too. I had kippers, well a small lonely dyed orange salty kipper on a big plate really, with two poached eggs. Next day the equally small whiting. The dining room has little natural light without scenic views. The spa & pool area is fab. Great steam bath, jacuzzi & pool area. The hotel room numbering is a bit chaotic and a bit of a labyrinth to find the spa from our room. Lots of parking at the hotel. It's walking distance to the town. There's plenty of restaurants in town giving good deals. From experience I recommend Maple Moose cafe in the town centre for friendly service, great crepes, waffles & panini as well as great coffees. Achill island is about 20 miles away from the hotel and a must see along a stunning Atlantic drive and the whole area has a raw natural as well as stunning scenic beauty. It also has a great, long history: Westport means "stone fort of the beeves' it is at the south-east corner of Clew Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. The town centre was designed by James Wyatt in 1780, in Georgian architectural style. Its layout follows medieval principles of urban design introduced by the Normans in the 13th century. The design for the town was commissioned by the Lord Sligo of the nearby stately home, Westport House, as a place for his workers and tenants to live. A particular feature is the incorporation of the river into the composition, contained for two blocks by low stone walls producing, on each side of the river, attractive tree lined promenades (The Mall) with several stone bridges over the river Carrow Beg. The layout further includes several tree lined streets, addressed by the narrow fronted commercial buildings typical of Irish towns, though with many here remaining of a singular refinement and charm. Some modern interventions, like the Garda station, are less successful in maintaining the original continuity of the urban fabric. It was the home of the pirate chief Grace O'Malley in the mid-to-late 16th century. The famous Roman Catholic pilgrimage mountain of Croagh Patrick, known locally as "the Reek", is some 6 ml west of the town near the villages of Murrisk and Lecanvey. The mountain offers a striking backdrop to the town. The church on the summit can just be made out with the naked eye from Westport. Westport is a popular tourist destination. It scores highly for Quality of Life. It has won the Irish Tidy Towns Competition three times in 2001, 2006 & 2008; in 2012 it won the Best Place to Live in Ireland competition run by the Irish Times.

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Reviewed 24 February 2014

just leaving the hotel now feeling lovely and relaxed. the staff are attentive and taughtful without being over bearing. the rooms are comfortable and quite. the resturant had good food and the service was excellent. this was our second time here and we would definetly come again

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Arriving in a cold and slushy Westport in February is a daunting experience! However, the warm and welcoming reception staff at Hotel Westport soon had us smiling and ensconced in a very comfortable and relaxing room. We had dinner in the restaurant - another excellent experience. Our server (Teresa, I think) was very attentive, discreet and helpful. I asked for well-done beef but it was served very pink. It was whisked away with an apology and came back quickly just as I ordered it. No complaints there! Breakfast was equally delicious. We felt well-cared for and the staff always managed to acknowledge you as you passed the reception or moved around. We would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone who values friendliness, professionalism and good food.

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Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

Just stayed in Hotel Westport this week. First time in this hotel. Had a great time from the time we got there. Excellently trained staff, customer focused and genuinely interested in their work. Very impressed with the Gluten Free menus, first class standard for any Celiac. Used the Gym & Jacussi, very well serviced & exercise machines worked well without any hitches. Bar staff, dining room staff, reception staff, housekeeping staff very friendly & helpful. Owners/managers played an active role but could be a bit more customer friendly, perhaps they should observe how their staff deal so well with everyday customers and learn something from them.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

Just back after 3 day break. This hotel has the best staff ever, in reception, bar, restaurant and the lovely young girl with ponytail who cleaned the room. They were all just so friendly and polite. Would absolutely recommend because of staff alone. The hotel itself was in a great location within walking distance to shops, bars etc. Rooms very comfortable and clean. Will definitely be back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We stayed in the Hotel Westport for a long weekend on the 14th of February 2014. It was our first time to stay in this hotel and I can honestly say we will be back. There is one thing that makes this hotel the best we have ever stayed in, the staffs are simply wonderful. Wonderful seems to small a word for the friendliness, kindness, and sincere attention to our every need during our stay. We have stayed in hotels all over the world and this hotel would be a typical good four star hotel, however what puts this hotel at the top of our list of hotels we have stayed in, is the sincere friendliness of the staff. Everything was dune for us with a smile. My wife and I agree, that in our forty two years of hotel stays the Hotel Westport is the winner.

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We've just returned from a lovely Valentine's weekend at Hotel Westport. Everything exceeded our expectations. The staff were so helpful, the rooms were so comfortable and the meals were sumptious. ato top it all we had two fantastic massages. We'll be back.

Peter& Susan

Sligo

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Property: Hotel Westport
Address: Newport Road, Westport, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Westport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Westport 4*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Westport is secluded in 7 acres of beautiful woodland in the heart of Westport, Co. Mayo. They are renowned for their theme breaks, Golden Years, Golf, Walking, Murder Mystery, Bridge, Indoor Bowling, Theatre Breaks and Family Holidays.The Hotel has 129 bedrooms including 6 Suites and 48 newly extended and refurbished Premier Rooms, offering guests a more luxury and stylish sophistication. Other facilities include their Award Winning Ocean Spirit Spa & Leisure, Hair Salon, Maple Bar and Islands Restaurant. ... more   less 
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