Unquestionably the best thing about this hyper-modern hotel, perched above the sleepy fishing village of Howth, is its sweeping view of the rugged North Dublin coast. It's enduringly popular with golfers and rugby weekenders, and its location (some distance off the main road) makes it tranquil and relaxing.
Rooms are spacious, and most enjoy grand sea vistas; there's a large indoor swimming pool with sauna and steam room, a spa, tennis cours, and the bar has a sizeable outdoor area. Howth is a short walk away, and the hotel is conveniently close to the DART station. Needless to say, there are always a few special offers and packages aimed at golfers (and, for that matter, weekenders and families), so call or look online to find out what's on.