22. 9 on ground floor, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 24–26 Dec.
lift, bar/restaurant, library, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, wedding facilities.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
Diners, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B from €99, D,B&B from €134. Set menus from €35, à la carte €28.
Good Hotel Guide Review
There’s ‘a genuine sense of hospitality’ at Una and Dermot Brennan’s small hotel, a short walk from the centre of the pretty heritage town. ‘Warm and friendly’, it receives a full entry in the Guide thanks to regular readers who praise its ‘comfortable accommodation’ and ‘value for money’. Enter into a ‘stylish’ spot, all modern art, mirrors, designer lighting; leather sofas in alcoves encourage intimate conversation. Evenings, mingle with locals in the popular bar before sitting down to dinner in the busy, informal restaurant. (Sister eatery, No. 35, is a 15-minute walk away, in town.) Bedrooms vary in size; a two-bedroom studio suits a family. ‘Our ground-floor room had attractive armchairs, a super-king-size bed, a table and an Anglepoise lamp; good bedside reading lights. The spotless bathroom had wonderful underfloor heating; double glazing kept traffic noise to a minimum.’ Enjoy a languid wake-up – with freshly brewed coffee or tea delivered to the room – then head to an ‘immaculately laid-out’ breakfast, where the ‘delightful, articulate’ hostess chats with guests. Ask for a local walking guide – there’s much to discover in town and country. (Robert Gower)