This is a restful place and the décor’s monochrome colour scheme reflects this. Cream-coloured panelling sweeps half way up the walls and is met by a matte, soft brown wallpaper with an embossed brown pattern that comes down in orderly pillars. Simple, moss green armchairs, light brown couches and a grey-green carpet add to the cosy, relaxing and serene atmosphere.
The intricate detail is relegated to the pencil sketchings that adorn the walls and the paintings of random country scenes by Percy French take the décor’s undertones and draw them into tableaux of vivid colour.
The Centenary Lounge draws the deliberate guest, intent on simply enjoying the peace and quiet. Here, you can forget the world outside for a while. This is the perfect place to listen to spring showers, watch the sun set over Kenmare Bay in summer, witness the fall of leaves in autumn and in winter, curl up in front of the crackling fire and read your favourite book.