Westport Plaza Hotel

Castlebar St., Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Step past topiary balls in square wicker holders into this hotel's vast marble lobby. With a double-sided gas fire, giant "statement" armchairs, and New Age mood music, it could be in a metropolitan heart anywhere. A product of Ireland's economic boom, this swish and stylish boutique hotel may not be what you've come to the West of Ireland to experience, but there's plenty to enjoy about it. It's part of a large new complex in the town center, and shares leisure facilities with its more traditional sister hotel, the Castlecourt. The best bedrooms overlook a Zen-like inner roof garden, while others have balconies perched over the fountain and ground-floor courtyard. Guest rooms are huge, with large, veneered Art Deco–style furniture and bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs and walk-in showers.

PROS

  • all the creature comforts
  • best of modern design
  • quiet and central

CONS

  • avoid the few bedrooms with street views
  • you might forget you're in Ireland

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 098-51166

HOTEL DETAILS

85 rooms, 3 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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