This romantic, modern hotel overlooking Lough Rea is a truly relaxing getaway. The contemporary bedrooms have plenty of space, and balconies offer views of the Lough—great for watching the glassy waters turn orange as the sun goes down. The hotel spa is surprisingly good value for a place like this; choices range from a simple aromatherapy bath for €45, or a deeply relaxing full-body hot-stone massage for €110. It should come as no surprise that the restaurant is equally excellent. Good-value dinner-bed-and-breakfast packages are available.