This aptly named hotel just across the road from the river has a dramatic lobby with a large marble and granite fountain feature - and an imposing cast-iron staircase creates a certain expectation.
Bedrooms, many of which have views over the Shannon, are spacious and comfortable, with individual temperature control as well as the more usual amenities (direct dial phone, TV, tea/coffee facilities, trouser press) and well-finished bathrooms.
Informal daytime meals are offered in Aromas Café, and both lunch and dinner are served in the balcony dining area, the Boardwalk Café, named after the new boardwalk across the road. The smart-casual food is attractively presented and good value.
Very modern,with a marine theme, neon blue lighting and a cobblestone floor (the latter can be difficult for ladies in high heels) the bar features 8 large screen televisions, which are less obtrusive than one would think.
There is also an outdoor seating area in front of the hotel.