Just back from a four night family package stay at the Woods Hotel. Overall this hotel ticked most of the boxes and was pretty much up to expectations. I would consider it good value and the staff all worked hard. There was entertainment each night in the bar and a children's club which catered for under 10 year olds I would imagine, and also a leisure centre with pool. The issue for our family, with older children, was the very poor internet coverage in the hotel which I reported and was told that the reception PCs work from it also! It was non existent at the end of the third floor and very weak in the bar and reception area on either tablet or mobile phones. Added to that our television was one of the old tube box types whereas we noted a lot of other rooms had flat screens with presumably better reception. I also informed reception about this issue. Apart from this, the food was up to scratch and even very good on some nights. Westport is a bit of a walk but not unbearably so, and hardly a five minute drive. In the other direction, a short distance, lies a grocery shop which just about sells all and around the corner from that a modern harbour area with a few bars and other small outlets. At this point is one of the two entrances to Westport house, the other just before you enter Westport Town. At first I thought the admission price was high(even with a 10% reduction for hotel guests)but it was worth it. This allows one access to the house which is in an amazing state of preservation, the swan boats in the lake, the miniature train journey and then the log boats and swinging ship and Cannon Ball Run. There is also a bar and restaurant available and many more activities but which cost extra! We also brought our children horse riding at Clew Bay, Drummindoo stables where they were looked after by Padraig and his team. It is only 5 minutes on the Dublin road from Westport and the children loved it. Apart from the bustling town of Westport itself the other great attractions are the wonderful coastline and scenery, including Achill Island and the towering site of Croagh Patrick which we somehow managed to scale on the Wednesday of our stay which was a misty enough day but this still didn't seem to deter many other climbers of all ages and from many parts of the world!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit us at the Best Western Plus Westport Woods Hotel and Spa for a fun and relaxing holiday in the West of Ireland. We have a range of breaks to choose from family holidays (with free go!kids! club), themed, weekend and golden years/over 50's breaks. Our guests love the Beech Club Leisure Centre with it's swimming pool and gymnasium, the teen adventure activities on the seven acres of our private woodlands looking down upon Westport House Loch and the space to relax and enjoy a great holiday or break. Everyone enjoys the regular local evening entertainment in the Bench Café Bar. Our unique location helps us specialise in romantic and memorable Wedding Receptions, created and designed especially for each individual couple. Make an appointment with our Wedding Coordinator and she will gladly show you what we have to offer you upon your Big Day. We offer one of the few approved hotel equestrian based holiday centres in Ireland, with excellent beach and mountain packages available all year round visiting areas in Clew Bay that very few visitors rarely get to see. Check out our current and best special offers on our web site. The hotel is easy to find, just a couple of minutes drive from Westport town centre on the Quay Road. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westport Woods Hotel And Spa
- Westport Woods Hotel Westport