I have stayed in this hotel about three times and it is first class. It has all the graciousness of a bygone age but with all modern conveniences. It is seriously comfortable and the food and service superb. Nothing is too much trouble for the very well-trained staff. The situation is glorious with parkland and gardens overlooking the inlet of the sea and the mountains in the luxuriant South West of Ireland. By contrast, the Samas Spa is absolute modern luxury with all sorts of treatments, an infinity pool and rest room in the treetops. Sheer bliss.