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Westport Woods Hotel wins Family Friendly Hotel of the Year 2012

Westport Woods Hotel only Mayo winner in Georgina Campbell Awards

The Westport Woods Hotel was the only Mayo winner in the respected Georgina Campbell Awards 2012. The hotel was crowned “Family Friendly Hotel of the Year 2012” at a ceremony in Dublin recently.

The Georgina Campbell Awards are Ireland’s longest-running hospitality accolades and are completely independent and not commercially driven.



“We are genuinely thrilled at receiving this award, we have specialised in family holidays for many years and are very proud of our go!kids! club and the many family-friendly facilities we have developed. Repeat customers are a significant part of our family business which underlines the satisfaction rates. Winning awards like this is very important to us,” said Michael Lennon, General Manager, Westport Woods Hotel.

Westport Woods Hotel Georgina Campbell Award

Michael Lennon, General Manager, Westport Woods Hotel and Spa receiving the Family Friendly Hotel of the Year Award from Georgina Campbell

Commenting on the Awards, Georgina Campbell said, “These awards are not just a random selection of outstanding establishments; as a group they are of the highest calibre, and offer a snapshot of the very best of hospitality across the country, demonstrating its strengths and showing how good food and hospitality can lead the way forward to a better future for all.

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Every year Georgina Campbell and her team of experienced assessors comb the country’s hotels, country houses, guesthouses, restaurants, pubs and cafés, seeking out the best consumer experiences for readers of The Georgina Campbell Guide (‘the glovebox bible’) and, increasingly, for followers of the very successful website, www.ireland-guide.com.

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Describing The Westport Woods Hotel and the Family Friendly Award, the Georgina Campbell website says, “Family-friendliness is increasingly important in Irish hospitality as more people prefer to choose the simplicity, relaxation and – if chosen wisely – better value, that airport-free home holidays offer. Our Family-Friendly award is more highly valued each year, as times change; we look for the places that cater especially well for families by providing the range of services and activities for varying ages and interests that make for a stress-free break. With their leisure centres and other all-weather activities, the best family-friendly hotels are a very good option indeed.”

The Westport Woods Hotel is described as an “eco-friendly, activity-focused” hotel with “someone who cares at the helm”. It goes on to say, “Also well known for its special interest breaks, Westport Woods Hotel wins hands down as a family-friendly destination: the simple bonus of providing a complimentary “go!kids!” Club to entertain all ages from little ones to teens at arts and crafts, pony riding and disco-dancing while parents enjoy adult time makes it an effortless (and extremely reasonable) getaway for families”.

Read more about The Westport Woods Hotel and Spa

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