5) Park Hotel, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
The Park Hotel located in Kenmare, Co. Kerry is a stylish and elegant establishment that sits on the Kenmare Bay and dates all the way back to 1897. The hotel’s rooms have a vintage feel with antiques and old paintings filling each one.
The restaurant is a real treat as one can take in a fabulous view of the bay while dining on classic but delicious dishes. The bar offers an incredible wine menu with over 400 different types making the list. Park also provides various other amenities including a spa, large swimming pool, fitness centre, mini-cinema and tennis courts.
4) Delphi Resort, Leenane, Co. Galway
The beautiful Delphi Resort finds its home right in the middle of nature, nestled amongst 300 acres of woodland. Delphi provides sleek and stylish rooms for guests offering a very fresh and contemporary vibe.
The hotel is most famous for its incredible spa facilities that offer guests both beauty and holistic treatments as well as a steam room and a sauna. The resort also has many activities on site such as surfing, mountain biking and archery, plus ziplining, raft building and snorkelling.
3) Harvey’s Point, Tawnyvorgal, Co. Donegal
Harvey’s Point is a picturesque hotel located along the shoreline of Donegal’s Lough Eske that offers guests wonderful sights of the lake and surrounding mountains. Harvey’s point has been described as having a warm and unique atmosphere thanks to its exquisite artwork, wooden panelling, chandeliers and cosy turf fires.
Each separate suite offers finesse in the form of high ceilings and rich fabrics, along with a 42-inch flat screen TVs. More extravagant rooms go as far as to offer private sitting areas, views of the lake and whirlpool tubs. Other attractions include horse stables, a reading room equipped with a turf fire and a renowned restaurant.
2) The Cliff House, Ardmore, Co. Waterford
The Cliff House first opened its doors in Ardmore in 2006 and since then has built up quite a reputation for being one of Waterford’s hidden gems. This gorgeous 5-star establishment offers a seaside view, situated on the banks of the Ardmore Bay. On top of this, the hotel offers an infinity pool and top class spa facilities.
Cliff House’s most alluring attribute is its Michelin-starred restaurant. Chef Martijn Kajuiter’s kitchen has been met with the highest praise from foodies and critics alike. In fact, in 2010, Cliff House made it into the elite list of the top 475 finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 55 countries.
1) Ashford Castle, Ashford, Co. Mayo
The Ashford Castle Hotel located in Co. Mayo is commonly recognised as one of Ireland’s most stunning getaway destinations. Ashford offers breathtaking views of the lakes and gardens that make this place feel otherworldly. The hotel also offers an exquisite dining experience and an atmospheric bar life at night.
Ashford was built an incredible 800 years ago and was once home to the Guinness family and in the years since has hosted numerous honoured guests including Oscar Wilde, John Lennon, Ronald Regan and Brad Pitt. The establishment has also been the setting of various TV shows and movies over the years. After receiving a €47 million makeover in 2015 Ashford was voted the world’s best hotel.
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