1 Apr–31 Oct.
sitting room/hall, drawing room, library/bar with TV, dining room, free Wi-Fi, 180-acre grounds (lake, fishing, ghillies available, boating, swimming, tennis, croquet), golf, riding nearby, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 1 bedroom, not in public rooms.
all major cards.
per person B&B €75–€90, D,B&B €110–€135. Set dinner €50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Surely Ireland’s oldest hotel in continuous family ownership, Henry and Lucy Hodgson’s Victorian country house on the shores of Lough Corrib was taking paying guests as a sporting lodge in 1890. Not that it hasn’t been updated since – ‘several licks of paint have sharpened up the decor’, writes one devotee on an annual visit this year. The manor house remains old-fashioned in the best sense, with antiques, button-back armchairs, fringed lamps, ‘friendly and long-lasting staff’ and ‘contented guests – some nearly as long-lasting’. Bedrooms are spacious, with views of lough or mountains (who needs TV?). Henry Hodgson is an ‘attentive’, wryly amusing host; Lucy Hodgson cooks daily-changing, no-choice dinner menus. Guests, summoned by the gong, might find seared Corrib trout, rump of Connemara lamb, with inventive twists (here nori, there wood sorrel or redcurrant jus). Afternoon tea and an Edwardian-style breakfast with a ‘frequently replenished buffet’ contribute to a house-party atmosphere. Sausages are local, orange juice is freshly squeezed, soda bread is home baked. (Richard Parish)
- USA Today: 20 of the most beautiful hotels in Ireland
- The Independent: 10 of the best hotels for fishing in the UK and Ireland
- MSN Travel: Top 10 most beautiful hotels in Ireland
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide
Day trips available to a Gaelic-speaking, traditional area off the west coast of Ireland.
A long weekend of live music, street parties in the Latin Quarter and the World Oyster Opening Championships.
The racecourse festival is in the last week of July each year, but there are regular meets throughout the racing season.