Knockranny House Hotel Co Mayo Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland

AA Review

Overlooking Westport town, with Clew Bay and Croagh Patrick in the distance, the reception rooms of this family-run hotel take full advantage of the stunning views. The comfortable furnishings create an inviting and relaxing atmosphere throughout the lounges, bar and restaurant. Two styles of bedrooms are available, with the most recently built being particularly spacious. Dinner in the award winning La Fougere Restaurant is a highlight of a visit. Spa Salveo features a thermal suite with hydrotherapy stations in a vitality pool. Winner of AA Hotel of the Year 2012-2013

Hotel Description

Knockranny House Hotel & Spa is set in secluded grounds on a hillside overlooking the picturesque town of Westport, with breath taking views of Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay’s islands to the west and the Nephin Mountains to the north.

Adrian & Geraldine Noonan opened Knockranny House Hotel & Spa in May 1997, and since then it has become a byword throughout the country for its welcome, service and cuisine, as well as for the excellent range of facilities available to leisure, spa and corporate guests. A 4 Star Deluxe hotel, Knockranny House Hotel has 97 rooms in total, including 13 suites.

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.

The hotel’s restaurant, La Fougère offers excellent cuisine with the emphasis on fresh seafood and the finest local ingredients is under the guidance of head chef Seamus Commons. Having spent years in some of the country’s finest kitchens, Mayo native Seamus has earned regular culinary awards for Knockranny House Hotel, not least among them 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence. Now considered a gourmet destination among its other draws, Seamus’s outside the box thinking has helped to put La Fougère restaurant on the ‘foodie’ map with his regularly themed events which have included seafood and shellfish weekends, gourmet game weekends and vegetarian weekends, as well as his regular complex and exhilarating tasting menus., and a walk-through wine cellar boasting a comprehensive selection of fine wines from around the world.

The Brehon Bar is the comfortable and relaxing bar at Knockranny House Hotel, which offers a great selection of bar food throughout the day, and provides an ideal spot for afternoon tea, the finest cocktails or a quiet pint of Guinness by the fire.

In Latin, ‘salveo’ means to heal, and Spa Salveo at Knockranny House Hotel provides a genuine escape from today’s hectic lifestyle through the rejuvenation of the mind and body. Centering round a beautifully designed vitality spa pool, the expansive thermal spa includes a brine inhalation room, aromatherapy grotto, herbal sauna, scented steam room, monsoon shower and hydrotherapy body massage stations.

Twelve treatment rooms provide guests with ample space and opportunity to try out the wide range of Kerstin Florian treatments offered by an expert team of spa therapists. A serail mud chamber and dry floatation room are also available while various consultation and the facilities are complimentary to hotel residents. Spa Salveo was recently awarded a Irish Tatler Spa award for the best Spa package – Sami Zen – in Ireland.

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Area Information

Knockranny House Hotel and Spa is located on the main Dublin - Castlebar road. It is situated at the top of a hill offering fantastic views out over Westport. The hotel is a 10 min walk from the town centre and 15 mins from the bus and train stations. The nearest airport is Ireland West Airport at Knock and it is approximately 50 minutes away by car although traffic can make the journey longer by up to 20 minutes.
Our Customer stayed here in August 2016

We had a fantastic 4 night stay at Knockranny House Hotel. Our room was beautiful, very spacious and comfortable. We found all staff friendly and helpful. We ate 2 nights in the bar and the food was really nice. It's only about 10-15 walks into the centre of town. Definitely recommend Knockranny House Hotel to our family and friends.

Rating: 5/5
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Our Customer stayed here in July 2014

Was not really impressed with this Hotel. I have stayed in better 3 star hotels. Felt they did not make any effort. Seem to live of reputation so feel they should not make an effort. Example: The weather was beautiful yet there was no seats out on terrace to enjoy view and weather. If there had been we would have loved to have had a drink there before going out to dinner each night. Example: At breakfast the menu mentioned potatoe cakes on request I ordered some one morning I got one which was the size of a one euro coin it was so small. Also The leisure centre, some items were out of order and I was very disappointed that there was no Jazzusie I would think for a 4 star hotel offering leisure facilities the least they could have was a jacussie. As for their Gym Please tell me how you could call it a gym with only 6 pieces of equipment????? I really will not be staying there again and would not recommend it as 4 star, maybe a 3 star? Both myself and my husband were sorry we did not stay for the duration of our holiday in the B&B we stayed for the first night of our holiday.

Rating: 2/5
2 out of 5
Our Customer stayed here in February 2014

Great ambiance. The food was magnificent and the staff was very efficient and kind.

Rating: 5/5
5 out of 5
Our Customer stayed here in April 2013

We stayed in Knockranny over Easter. We liked the staff who were generally very pleasant and helpful. Only service we weren't happy with was on the Good Friday when the bar staff seemed to be understaffed and rushed off their feet. We were left waiting with empty plates for a long period of time and had to call the staff to see dessert menu - this was our first night, so it probably influenced my view of the hotel generally, as it was my first experience of their service. Our food was delicious though - would happily go back for food. The breakfast service was very nice and staff very professional. Buffet variety was satisfactory for me and the cooked menu was nice. Rooms were huge, beds very comfy, but overall was a slightly on the basic/dated side to be honest. We had a great view from our bedroom window, so that was a great benefit (ask for room facing the town/Reek). Pool area was ok, with pool, sauna, steam room. There is no jacuzzi but they have two jet stands in the main pool, which are a poor substitute for a jacuzzi. The showers in the changing rooms were cold on both days we visited (we informed the staff on the first day). I'd rate this as a 3 star, not 4.

Rating: 3/5
3 out of 5
Our Customer stayed here in July 2012

The hotel is located close to Westport Town - about 10 min walk. We had beautiful view of Craogh Patrick from our window (to the side, not straight on, but still nice!) Bed was comfortable, as was room temperature. I used the Spa it was WONDERFUL, I have been there once before and will definitely attend again. Great service, lovely facilities, and there is excellent value. Only complaints were 1) only a shower stall in the bathroom, no bath. 2) loud noise / chat outside of the room in the morning (approx 9am) by cleaning staff. 3) room felt a bit "basic" for a luxury hotel. Missing the little extras, was just like a standard 4 star hotel. It's the attention to detail that helps!

Rating: 4/5
4 out of 5
Our Customer stayed here in September 2011

This was our second visit to Knockranny having been there two years previous. On both occasions stayed in different room types. First was a suite which was fabulous, this time round stayed in a standard room which was much smaller and much more basic but an upgrade can be requested at extra cost but the room had everything that you would require and housekeeping was very good. Check in and out were very efficient with no delays. All staff members are very courteous and pleasant. Food at the Hotel, ranging from bar food to the restaurant is superb, with spectacular views from the Bar and the Restaurant, both reasonably priced. We had previously used the Spa facilites and made a return and they were just as good as the first time, great range of treatments at reasonable rates, with use of the pool and steam room/sauna etc. The pool closes at 7 p.m some evenings which is a bit early especially if you have been out all day and would like a swim before dinner. The Hotel is located just outside the town of Westport on the Dublin side, easily accessible and close enough to the town with a selection of bars and restaurants (5 min drive)and a great base for touring the area, plenty of information to hand and staff will assist with any advice. Although the Hotel looked a a little "tired" on this visit we would consider making a return visit at some time. Thanks you for a lovely weekend.

Rating: 4/5
4 out of 5

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