Knockranny House Hotel and Spa
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This stately lodge is 2.9 km from Westport Quay and 4.7 km from Westport Golf Club.
The refined rooms have TVs with satellite channels, and upgraded rooms add free WiFi. Suites add pillow-top mattresses and goose-down bedding, as well as living rooms, 32-inch flat-screen TVs and work desks.
Breakfast is complimentary, and there's a fine-dining restaurant serving French cuisine and a bar serving light meals and snacks. The spa has 12 treatment rooms, a steam room and a sauna, as well as an adults-only vitality pool and a hair salon. Other amenities include 6 conference rooms, a fitness room and free access to a nearby family pool.
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- Overall: based on 1462 reviews
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Very Good Hotel
Stay Date: 11/2017, 25georgina53 wrote this review.
We stayed for two days in this beautiful hotel with fantastic views of Croagh Patrick. Our room was a grand deluxe which was very large and very well appointed. We had a fabulous meal in La Fougere on one night that was served by very efficient sta… See more
We stayed for two days in this beautiful hotel with fantastic views of Croagh Patrick. Our room was a grand deluxe which was very large and very well appointed. We had a fabulous meal in La Fougere on one night that was served by very efficient staff. We also enjoyed afternoon tea, our only complaint was that after being served the food our server disappeared from the room not to return during the hour we were sitting there to ask if we would like some fresh tea. Breakfast both morning was good but not being a big fan of the full Irish I would have liked to see a far better selection of fresh fruit and fresh berries to accompany the fresh yogurt. We would definitely consider staying again when we return in the spring. Collapse
Perfect hotel for some quiet time
Stay Date: 11/2017, SaraM1977 wrote this review.
Perfect hotel when you just fancy some quiet time to relax.Great hotel situated on the edge of Westport.The restaurant is absolutely fantastic with very well trained staff and exquist food cooked to perfection. A few quiet drinks in the bar to follow… See more
Perfect hotel when you just fancy some quiet time to relax.Great hotel situated on the edge of Westport.The restaurant is absolutely fantastic with very well trained staff and exquist food cooked to perfection. A few quiet drinks in the bar to follow with a one man band for light entertainment . Visiting the spa the following morning we were nicely surprised with a little early bird discount after having lovely massages . The staff were so friendly we didn't want to leave... I will definitely be returning here Collapse
Fantastic location friendly service and good food
Stay Date: 11/2017, anne m wrote this review.
One of a few hotels that I have visited that I can say I will definitely be back. The location, on the outskirts of Westport is perfect but it is the hotel itself that is the main attraction. Went there with four friends to celebrate a significant bi… See more
One of a few hotels that I have visited that I can say I will definitely be back. The location, on the outskirts of Westport is perfect but it is the hotel itself that is the main attraction. Went there with four friends to celebrate a significant birthday. Everything from the friendly and helpful staff to the fabulous food and the spacious rooms and spa left nothing to be desired. The cost, for a hotel of its calibre, was unbelievable - €99 for two nights b/b 1 dinner and afternoon tea. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Well done Knockranny. Collapse
Stay Date: 11/2017, Carmel20142014 wrote this review.
We stayed in Knockranny in November, based on many previous stays at this hotel on this occasion we were very disappointed. Although the bed was very comfy and the room spacious the room location (downstairs) with the only window looking straight out… See more
We stayed in Knockranny in November, based on many previous stays at this hotel on this occasion we were very disappointed. Although the bed was very comfy and the room spacious the room location (downstairs) with the only window looking straight out at the Reception steps was a real downer - it meant that not only was there no scenic view, we also had to leave the curtains closed as visitors arriving could see straight into the room! Mealtimes also proved chaotic. We had prepaid for dinner - yet there was initial confusion over available times and then service was very poor- requests to waiter were completely ignored and there was an issue with charges; breakfast was no better- we had to wait for 30 minutes to be seated, then our breakfast order took 25 mins to arrive! guests seated beside us got the completely wrong breakfast order -again after a lengthy wait. Overall there appeared to be no competent manager in charge. Unfortunately we will be extremely reluctant to return to Knockranny as it is no longer a top class hotel as it was on previous visits. Collapse
Disappointing and poor quality Afternoon Tea
Stay Date: 10/2017, Aine1725 wrote this review.
Four of us decided to go for afternoon tea in Knockranny House Hotel early last week on Bank Holiday Monday as a well deserved treat. We were all really excited and booked a table for 3.15pm as Afternoon Tea was served from 1.30pm until 4pm daily. Th… See more
Four of us decided to go for afternoon tea in Knockranny House Hotel early last week on Bank Holiday Monday as a well deserved treat. We were all really excited and booked a table for 3.15pm as Afternoon Tea was served from 1.30pm until 4pm daily. They advertise it as an "indulgent experience", and they say "Our creative team are continually coming up with twists on Afternoon Tea classics to surprise and delight our guests" on their website. We were not surprised or delighted. It was anything but a good experience, poor quality food and matching service prevailed and left us with a bad taste in our mouths, to pardon the pun! On our prompt arrival as per our booking at 3.10pm, we sat for 15 mins at the Dining Reception Desk before we were acknowledged and shown to our table. There was only one waiter on duty who appeared flustered the whole time we were there and he was not very welcoming as a result. After being shown to our table in the middle of a small area with 5 tables with an amazing view of Croagh Patrick and Westport, we waited another 20 mins before our order was taken. Eventually our coffees arrived - 40 mins after we arrived. Finally the food arrived ONE HOUR after our table booking. No explanation or apology was offered for the delays but it was obvious that the Afternoon Tea service and the kitchen were badly understaffed. While waiting we noticed the silverware on the table was badly tarnished and unpolished and our places were incorrectly set; we were missing knives, a fork and two plates. We asked for the missing pieces but they were so slow in coming, we ended up getting them ourselves from other tables in the dining room, as did other guests. When the food finally arrived, we were disappointed at the quality of the two trays served. The sandwiches were something that a young child could have put together rather than a four star hotel which is renowned for their dining experience, led by a notable head chef. The sandwiches were open, basic, uninventive and all on wheaten bread. The cheese fingers appeared to be a processed cheese with a quarter of a cherry tomato covered in oil obviously taken out of a jar. The rest weren't much better, but we were ready to chew our arms off at this stage as we were so hungry, so while frustrated and disappointed we ate and didn't complain as the waiter was rarely there, and it was such an effort to get his attention when he did appear, as all the other people at tables around us also wanted his attention. The petit fours looked like they were taken out of a packet. The scones and orange drizzle cake were cold and didn't appear to have been as freshly baked as the waiter later intimated. Once our table was served, the waiter did not come back to ask if we were happy, or if there was anything else we wanted. Two other tables also complained to him while we were there and he seemed to spend a lot of time going to the kitchen and disappearing for 10 mins at a time. As guests left, their tables sat uncleared. None of this created a good ambiance. The joy of the panoramic views soon wore off as the experience of Afternoon Tea became a disappointment to what the hotel's website had promised. When we finished, I went to pay and had to wait yet again for the waiter to appear. I was not asked if we enjoyed or if everything was OK with our meal. I asked him if the kitchen was under pressure due to a wedding or other event as the food took so long to come out, he seemed surprised. He said they'd a lot of walk-ins for the Afternoon Tea and so the kitchen was very busy baking extra scones etc. If that was the case, surely we would have had warm scones etc on our trays. It was a public holiday so surely additional staff should have been appointed to the kitchen and dining room. He let it drop there, not offering any apologies, or amending the bill to reflect our disappointment. The rate was 14 euro a head x 4 guests = TOTAL of €56. In terms of value, ambiance, quality of food and service it was nothing like what we expected from a 4 star hotel in Westport. What was supposed to be a treat, became a disappointing memory for my mum, dad, sister and myself. We'd have spent our money better in a local bakery or small café anywhere else in Westport. It was a big price to pay for the beautiful view of Westport and the 'holy mountain'. Collapse
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