The 21-room Brook Lane Hotel is an upper-middle-range boutique property located on the edges of the charming town of Kenmare. Elegant, contemporary interiors are clad in neutral tones complemented by vibrant maroon colors and patterned wallpaper accent walls. There are lots of comfortable couches and armchairs in various common areas, including a small library, and tasty seasonal and local food is served in the hotel’s Casey’s Bar and Restaurant. Stylish, homey rooms feature country charm, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and safes, but lack minibars, mini-fridges, or coffee and tea-making facilities. The nearby Kenmare Bay Hotel and Resort, though not as stylish, has a pool, sauna, steam room, and fitness room, all at much cheaper rates.