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Knockranny House Hotel
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
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“Highly recommended”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Just returned from a weekend stay in Knockranny. Every aspect of the hotel was excellent but the dinner deserves special mention - it's in a class of its own. Each element of the meal was perfect. All the staff we met had a friendly, helpful attitude. Will be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We had a two night stay at the Knockranny House in September 2012.The accommodation was very good and spacious.Our breakfast and dinner was very nice (even if the dinner portions were small).I have to say the staff could not have being nicer and the could not have done more to make our stay as plesent as it was.Unfortunately we did not get time use the Spa this time but I'm sure we will when we return soon.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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dublin
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

I booked a stay at this hotel recently for a special occasion and was pleasantly surprised with the hotel and staff. Beautiful hotel located in Westport with fantastic views of the beautiful mountain that is Croagh Patrick(reek). The accommodation was top class, rooms and hotel in general was very clean. Staff in the bar,restaurant and spa were so friendly and really couldn't do enough to help you.Breakfast and dinner was delicious.


Thank you for making my special occasion even more special and look forward to a stay again in the future.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

This was our second stay here as we enjoyed ourselves so much the first time.
Everything about this hotel is just brilliant. I have worked & stayed in many hotels & none are as good as this. The staff are very polite & helpful. The rooms & hotel itself are gigantic & are decorated & furnished to the highest possible standard. The breakfast is delicious.
We had to leave a day early due to a family emergency & even though we were on a package we were refunded part of our money.
If only this hotel was a bit closer to Dublin we would have our wedding reception in it.
I have no problem in recommending Knockranny to anyone & will no doubt stay here again & again.
Many thanks for another excellent stay.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Boyle, Ireland
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Coming back home from Connemara we decided to stop here for the night. After arranging a good deal at reception for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, we went for a swim in the spa pool. This was followed by a good dinner from Seamus (the ever so talented chef at Knockranny), with amazing views of Croagh Patrick, Clew Bay and the town of Westport. Then back up to the room for a great night's sleep. Second time staying here and the rooms we've stayed in have been sumptuous. Will definitely be returning.

Room Tip: Definitely spend a little more and get yourself a Master Deluxe Room or even one of the cosy Courtya...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

If the #1 requirement of a hotel is a good nights' sleep, then that I had. But a pleasant ambiance was harder to come by.
We were moved to this property by another hotel in town, and upgraded to 2 suites. The suites were massive and therefore fun, but sterile. The hotel is so strung out that it took quite a bit of walking and 2 different elevators to reach our area. A lady with a cane walking down our hallway quipped that "they should issue bicycles" to get around.
My call to reception to request a wake-up call was answered by desk agent who didn't conceal his annoyance. And the next morning, no wake-up call. Breakfast service was abysmal. A pot of tea took 20 minutes, the buffet had empty fruit bowls and on the 2nd morning, after 30 minutes of waiting, we had to seek out someone to take our order. The plates took another 30 minutes. Apparently there was an electrical problem, and the staff simply disappeared en masse. Tip to manager: your customers will understand if you explain delay; they will be peeved if instead you leave them sitting with only an empty teapot for company.
Nice rooms are a plus, but service makes the difference between just okay and outstanding.

Room Tip: For those who walk with difficulty, ask for a room close to reception and restaurants.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Dublin
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Really enjoyed our stay here in September 2012. We picked the hotel on reviews alone and it lived up to it's reputation. Staff are very friendly and helpful and the food is outstanding. We booked our stay directly via the hotel website and availed of a 3 night midweek B&B with two dinners package.

Firstly, the room. We stayed in 405 which seems to be a newer wing of the hotel. These ensuite rooms are very spacious with equally spacious bathroom (apparently we were upgraded). Room featured a kingsize bed, seating and a nice Bose sound system (you can pipe the audio into the bathroom too!). Bathroom has a shower area, lighting control and jacuzzi style bath. The room is located at the end of a corridor so it was very quiet and certainly here any passing noise or from neighbouring rooms. So a peaceful sleep! No views from the room but there are some fine views of Croagh Patrick from the dining and bar areas.

The dining. It's excellent. They have won various award for their restaurant and I can see why. Food was delicious, well presented and the staff super friendly and attentive. Menu varied nightly and the staff had a nice habit of dropping little tasters and surprises between courses. The bar food menu is equally good. One word of warning - they have a notice warning about the busy breakfast time of 9.15-10.00am. Worth heeding as you are likely to have to wait on a table - though they do manage the queue well. You should also advance book evening reservations.

The hotel has a spa and use is complimentary for hotel guests. Nice facilities - vitality pool, steam rooms, sauna and a range of massages and other treatments (not complimentary). It's worth noting that the spa area is over 18's only so the vitality pool is off limits to kids.

Location wise, the hotel is a little out of town so not ideally located if you want to be in the centre of things - it's a 5 min drive.

On the downside - I was a little surprised that there is no wheelchair access through the front door into reception. There is full access immediately to the right of the entrance through a drawing room but the doorway is a bit awkward. I was a little surprised at this. There is no issue with access once inside the hotel (none of our party are wheelchair users but we did have a pram and used the wheelchair access).

We were travelling with a 3month old and while there are family rooms available, there doesn't seem to much for older children to do (the vitality pool is off limits). In fact, I didn't see any other children in the hotel during our stay.

The hotel is a bit of a labyrinth inside which can be a bit confusing. There is no shortage of wayfinding signage so you won't get lost but do expect some odd routes when going from, say, the rooms to spa.

Overall, we really enjoyed staying at this hotel and would highly recommend it.

Room Tip: The 400 series rooms are very spacious.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Knockranny House Hotel
Address: Knockranny, Westport F28X340, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Westport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Westport
#4 Romantic Hotel in Westport
#4 Family Hotel in Westport
#4 Business Hotel in Westport
#5 Luxury Hotel in Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Knockranny House Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and run, Knockranny House Hotel & Spa is one of Ireland's finest 4* hotels. Set in secluded grounds on a hillside, this luxury hotel stands proudly overlooking the picturesque town of Westport and enjoys breathtaking views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay's islands to the west and the Nephin Mountains to the north. The welcoming atmosphere at Knockranny House Hotel begins with the open log fires in the reception hall, and is carried throughout the property with its antique furniture, excellent spa facilities, superb cuisine and friendly service, creating a genuine sense of relaxed warmth and hospitality. It was previously voted as AA Irish hotel of the year. Knockranny House Hotel & Spa is the perfect base for a touring or activity break or just to simply relax. So whether you come west to explore the Wild Atlantic Way or relax in Spa Salveo, we will do all we can to ensure you have a wonderful stay. ... more   less 
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