BEST WESTERN PLUS Westport Woods Hotel
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We're just back from visiting Ireland where we visited Dublin, Waterford, Killarney, Galway and best of all, Westport!
The area is amazing, lots of history with quaint cottages and pubs with music and great characters.
The highlight of our trip was discovering a hotel on route the Westport Woods Hotel in the town of Westport.
... little town, not so much trapped in the past as fully preserved. It had some gorgeous ruins, old oaks, narrow streets and little shop fronts with half doors. But my appointment wasn't in Cong, it was two minutes down the road at Ashford Castle, home to Ireland's School of Falconry.
Ashford Castle was just jaw-dropping. A proper 13th century castle with a few added bits and bobs to keep it up-to-date -- like some serious security. I passed though two gates and guards to ...
... beautiful. :) A gust of wind picked up and carried my sandwich wrapper flying off the table. My instinct was to jump and grab it before the wrapper nailed an Irish woman on the foot. Being the struggle bus that I am, I tripped over the table and knocked my 20 oz water bottle over, which dumped on the Jakes lap. I turned around and didn't know what to do, I couldn't hold my laughter in. About 10 other foreigners sitting around us who barely spoke English joined in ...
... Megan being chased by a vicious small dog (got a grand picture of him), and an afternoon sitting on the pier watching beginner sailors capsize their boats into the freezing Atlantic. Brrr.
We spent 3 nights camping in Westport, before taking a bus east to Dublin. Our last night in Westport was marred slightly by some drunk ...
... dangerous man.
Nodding eagerly and embracing this knowledge, we backed slowly upstairs into our appointed room. It was deliciously comfortable, and we did not emerge again that night, save to purchase some simple food. I used my binoculars to watch the tinker encampment (nothing going on there) while Megs watched Jeremy Kyle (like a UK Jerry Springer).
We slept like ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center