The B&B is centrally located along the canal and in close proximity to the downtown sights. We stayed in the top floor room with a spacious private bath. The room and bath were colorfully yet tastefully decorated (as was the entire house) and everything was clean. The price was competitive (70 euros for a quad, but we were only a couple and got the couple's price and they volunteered a discount to us because the skylight shades weren't working properly). The B&B was quiet. Guests were given free access to the wireless network, but on the top floor, we could not access it with the room door closed, so we had to stop onto the stairs to use it.
The breakfast was good too. We were given an option between the full-blown Irish breakfast and the healthier yogurt and cereal route, which we opted for.
While the facilities themselves were worth the price, perhaps the guesthouse's best asset was the super-friendly and helpful staff. The manager, Angie, was exceptionally welcoming and accomodating, and she took the time to point out the best places to eat and drink as well as answer any and all of our questions.
The Boulevard Guesthouse is highly recommended and we will definitely stay there should we find ourselves in Westport again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Boulevard Guesthouse is located on the South Mall, a quiet residential street in the center of the town, along by the river and yet so quiet at night. Sadie & John Moran have refurbished their home to a very high standard and all six bedrooms have private bathrooms as well as tea- and coffee-making facilities, televisions and full wireless broadband access (Wi-Fi available in all rooms). There is plenty of free on street parking outside the house on this quiet side road. We are near all amenities including Matt Molloy's of ''The Chieftains'' fame (traditional Irish group ), Hoban's Bar at the Octagon has good Irish Music and lots of other bars with good music in them too. The town is full of top quality restaurants and cafés with every type of food you could want. There is so much to see and do around this lovely part of Ireland with such unspoiled and rugged beauty. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Boulevard Guesthouse Hotel Westport