Open fires take the chill out of the air at this modern hotel, where more than 100 rooms and suites each feature plush classic furnishings and styles. Amenities include an indoor pool and spa facilities. Westport's centre is 1.5km west, a 15-minute walk.
The restaurant, La Fougère, is renowned for innovative cuisine and an extensive wine list. Afternoon tea (per person €19, 2.30pm to 5.30pm daily) in the Brehon Bar is another favourite.