This modern hotel on the Dublin side of Cavan town is an asset to the area, with a health and fitness club, conference and banqueting facilities making it a focal point for local activities.
The striking contemporary design is not immediately obvious from the outside, but the tone is set in the foyer and public areas, including a three-storey atrium area which makes a striking setting for the hotel's Atrium Bar.
Bedrooms are stylish and comfortable, with good amenities. And, at the Zest Health & Fitness Club, there's an impressive beauty salon and hair salon in addition to a pool and other leisure facilities.
Conference/banqueting (500/350); business centre, secretarial services, video conferencing. Leisure centre (swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, gym, treatment rooms, hair dressing).
Rooms 85 (3 suites incl. 1 Presidential, 66 executive; 2 family rooms, smoking rooms on request; 9 ground floor, 6 for disabled); Children welcome (under 4s free in parents' room, cots available free of charge, baby sitting). Lift; All day room service. Room rate from about €75. Closed 24 & 25 Dec.
Opus One Restaurant:
This is a fine dining restaurant on the second floor, off the central atrium area, and has a smart but comfortable feeling, created by native Irish wood and mellow brickwork combined with contemporary furnishings.
Opus One has always had a reputation for food that is well above the standard normally expected in an hotel restaurant and the current executive chef, Dolores Reilly, maintains that tradition with enthusiasm.
Seasonally inspired 'Irish cuisine with a modern twist' is the house style and, proud of the name that Co Cavan is earning as a food destination (the annual Taste of Cavan show alone attracts 40,000+ visitors), ingredients are carefully sourced from the best local and Irish suppliers.
An accessible wine list from the old and new world has plenty to choose from in all price ranges, and an unusually good half-bottle selection.
Friendly staff are well trained and informed, making dinner at Opus One a pleasure.