Athlone, County Westmeath Ireland
All rooms at this secluded and intimate lodge look out over the placid waters of Lough (Lake) Ree. Sleek glass coffee tables complement plush king-size beds and walnut furniture. Guests can linger over breakfast on the balcony when the weather is fine. The excellent on-site restaurant draws on fresh local ingredients such as organic vegetables, goat cheese and mussels.