Behind the traditional stone facade of an old mill on Westport harbour, this bright modern hotel has spacious public areas combining traditional and contemporary themes and materials.
On the ground floor, the Fishworks Café Bar offers informal meals from lunchtine onwards; while mainly seafood themed, menus have something for everyone.
Fair-sized bedrooms have good facilities and, although it may seem like an impersonal city hotel in some ways, staff (including those in the excellent leisure centre, and spa) are exceptionally friendly and efficient.
Conferences/banqueting (160/140). Business centre; secretarial services; video-conferencing. Children welcome (under 4s free in parents' room, cots available without charge, baby sitting arranged; kids club in school holidays & midterm). Leisure centre, swimming pool; spa; fishing; discount at local golf club. Golf breaks; details on application.
Rooms 85 (1 suite, 2 junior suites, 10 superior, all no smoking, 3 disabled). Lift. 24 hr room service. B&B from €49pps, ss applies; SC incl. Closed 22-27 Dec.
Blue Wave Restaurant:
The restaurant is situated right up at the top of the building, which is a good idea, although the view is restricted by sloping roof windows and the room can be very warm in summer.
But the hotel has always taken pride in its food and interesting, well-balanced contemporary menus offer a good choice of imaginative dishes, with a natural leaning towards seafood.
Cooking is reliable and, as elsewhere in the hotel, friendly and helpful service adds to the occasion.
Breakfast is also served here.