Ireland has an endless supply of luxury and extravagant hotels to offer its visitors, or it’s natives who want to get away for a break. Hotels on this list are those which can be considered amongst the most beautiful and breath-taking the country has to offer.
10) Ard Na Sidhe Hotel, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Ard Na Sidhe Hotel located in Killorglin is not just one of the most attractive hotels in Kerry, but in the whole of Ireland. This luxury manner house is situated in an ideal location just off the shores of Caragh Lake on the scenic ring of Kerry.
Ard Na Sidhe can be described as having a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere with scenic views and gardens to put one back in touch with nature. This combined with the hotel’s vintage art collection and antique furniture, transports its guests back in time but does not leave them lacking any of the comforts of the modern world.
9) Clontarf Castle Hotel, Clontarf, Co. Dublin
This hotel found in Clontarf finds its home inside a gorgeous Norman Castles dating back to 1172. Apart from its stunning exterior and deep history, the Clontarf Castle Hotel has much more to offers its guests. It’s first bonus being that it is located only a few minutes from Dublin’s City Centre, which makes it the perfect location for those looking for something historic, while still wishing to visit the more modern city centre.
The hotel’s plush and bright rooms, filled with unique photography and flat screen TV’s are one of its main attractions. Guests also have the options of stopping by the hotel’s elegant and stylish lounge for some afternoon tea. A bar and grill restaurant are also located on site.
8) Ballynahinch Castle, Connemara, Co. Galway
The ravishing Ballynahinch Castle Hotel is pure luxury and certainly one of the finest hotels Ireland has to offer. The castle is located right in the heart of Connemara, Co. Galway in a private 450-acre estate surrounded by stunning woodland and rivers.
The Castle Hotel overlooks its famous salmon fishery and has a backdrop of the stunning 12 Bens Mountain range. Ballynahinch has something to offer everyone; it is the perfect spot for those looking to unwind and relax, whereas those looking for activity will have a number of expert guides on hand to assist them with the mountains, rivers and trails. With all this in mind, it is not surprising the hotel was voted number one in Ireland by Conde Nast readers.
7) Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.
The Lough Erne Resort is a multi-award winning 5-star hotel located in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. The resort sits on a 600-acre offering gorgeous views of the Lakelands and the Faldo golf course.
Lough Erne has something to offer everyone with two championship golf courses, a luxury Thai-inspired spa and three acclaimed restaurants featuring menus from chef Noel McMeel. So, whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a guy’s golf weekends or a family trip, Lough Erne is ta perfect choice.
6) Castlemartyr Resort, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork
The Castlemartyr Resort comes in the form of an 18th-century classic manor house that sits across from an 800-year-old castle. The resort finds its place amongst 200 acres of breath-taking landscape consisting of streams, parkland, a peaceful lake and gardens.
The 5-star resort also includes three dining options including modern Irish dishes and relaxed Italian classics. Castlemartyr offers endless activates for those interested in the outdoors such as archery, croquet on the lawn, clay pigeon shooting, a game of hurling and an 18-hole golf course.