2021 Irish Hotel Awards reveals the best hotels in Ireland

With staycations on the cards for many this summer, an award-winning hotel break sounds like a great idea.

The results of the 2021 Irish Hotel Awards have been revealed. So, here are the best hotels in Ireland to make your break that extra bit special.

The Irish Hotel Awards seek to celebrate the commitment and dedication of Ireland’s hospitality industry. Something that is of the utmost importance after what has been an extremely hard year.

So, if you’re looking for somewhere great to stay for a summer break, read on.

The best hotels in Ireland – three, four, and five-star hotels

Castlemartyr Resort in Cork took the prize for best five-star hotel.
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Three categories of the Irish Hotel Awards reveal the best three, four, and five-star hotels in Ireland.

Coming out on top as the Emerald Isle’s best three-star star is the amazing Great National South Court Hotel in Limerick. This amazing hotel boasts 124 elegant rooms with a range of amenities, plus a fantastic location close to Limerick City Centre.

Price: From €72 per night

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Irish Hotel Awards name the best hotels in Ireland.
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Topping the four-star hotel category is The Lodge at Ashford Castle in County Mayo. This award-winning boutique hotel destination is sure to provide guests with an unforgettable stay.

Plus, The Lodge also took the prize for Fine Dining Hotel of the Year, so if you want delicious food, check it out.

Finally, the luxurious Castlemartyr Resort in County Cork was named the best five-star hotel in Ireland. Hosting several celebrities throughout the years, this hotel and resort is a must if you want a lavish stay.

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Other winners – budget hotels, business trips, and more

Radisson Blu took the prize for Business and Conference Hotel of the Year.
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The 2021 Irish Hotel Awards revealed the best hotels in Ireland in a number of categories.

Coming out on top as the Best Budget Hotel in Ireland is Ibis Hotel in Belfast, perfect for a city break on a budget.

Winners of Country House Hotel of the Year is the stunning Manor House Country Hotel in Fermanagh. So, if you fancy a weekend away on the lakes, this could be the perfect option.

Sligo’s Glasshouse Hotel won the award for Excellence in Service, while Mount Falcon took home the prize for Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year.

Spa Hotel of the Year and Hotel Bar of the Year went to the modern g Hotel in Galway. Then, Athlone’s Radisson Blu took the award for Business and Conference Hotel of the Year.

A summer of staycations – restrictions on travel

Irish Hotel Awards reveal the best hotels in Ireland.
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The 2021 Irish Hotel Awards results revealing the best hotels in Ireland could not come at a better time. As travel restrictions are still in place across Ireland and worldwide, many people are planning an Irish staycation.

So, with top-class hotels dotted around the Emerald Isle, you’ll have plenty of great options to choose from.

Whether you want a five-star resort stay with all the added extras or just a comfortable bed to rest your head, Ireland’s hotels have it all.

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