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Westport Hotel still for sale for €1.2 million

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Westport hotel still on sale for €1.2 million


Áine Ryan

ON offer at a cut-price sum of €1.2 million, it is no surprise there has been huge interest in Westport’s Atlantic Coast Hotel. But with over 100 inquiries and a number of expressions of interest, however, the four-star hotel is still on the market, according to Leona Mullen of Savills Hotel and Leisure selling agents.
Some weeks ago The Mayo News confirmed that joint receivers, Stephen Tennant and Paul McCann of Grant Thornton had put the 85-bedroomed, four-star hotel up for sale.  
Located at the centre of Westport Quay’s tourism quarter, and trading under the name of the Carlton Group, the hotel has been successfully managed by BDL Hotels since October 2012.   
“Hotel opportunities in Westport are very rare and Carlton Atlantic Coast Hotel offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire a hotel located in such a prime tourist destination where there is great potential to build the business further. This is an exceptional opportunity for both owner operators and investors,” Leona Mullen said some weeks ago.
Built in 1999, the hotel was reconstructed on the site of 18th century mills, which once served a busy Westport harbour. As well as the 85 rooms, the hotel has a bar and restaurant, conference and banqueting facilities, spa and swimming pool, with on-site parking for 58 cars. The recently refurbished Fishworks Café Bar offers a casual dining experience for the many passing tourists and locals.