4 Irish hotels have been listed in Europe’s top 10 list

Four Irish hotels have been named in the top ten resorts in Europe, according to Condé Nast Traveller.

Four Irish hotels have found themselves amongst the rankings of the top ten resorts in Europe. Internationally renowned travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveller, released the rankings earlier in October. 

This is the 33rd annual awards, which are primarily voted on by the magazine’s US readers. This year over one million votes were cast from almost 77,000 readers.

The Readers’ Choice Awards encompass everything from the world’s top city, to the best airline, best hotel, and top resorts. 

This year the four Irish resorts that were ranked among the top ten included Ashford Castle (fourth), Trump International Golf Links and Hotel, Doonbeg (fifth), Adare Manor (ninth), and Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate (tenth).

No other country boasts the same number of hotels on this coveted list.

Ashford Castle –  the highest-ranked Irish resort

Ashford Castle was one of the Irish resorts listed in Europe's top ten.
Credit: ashfordcastle.com

Leading the rankings for Irish resorts, Ashford Castle narrowly lost out on a third-place ranking.

This County Mayo hotel is situated in a beautiful 13th-century castle overlooking Lough Corrib. It boasts 82 luxurious bedrooms, a cigar room, a wine cellar, and a spa. 

This isn’t the first time Ashford Castle has been among the rankings of Europe’s top resort, and no doubt it won’t be the last. 

Address: Adare, Co. Limerick, V94 W8WR, Ireland

Trump International is another of the Irish resorts listed in Europe's top ten.
Credit: Facebook / @Trumpinternationaldoonbeg

This beautiful hotel nestled on Ireland‘s rugged West Clare coastline comes in at an impressive fifth place in the top resorts in Europe.

It boasts a world-renowned 18-hole championship golf course that attracts golfers from all over the world.

Trump International in Doonbeg has ranked among the top resorts in Europe since 2014 – what an impressive achievement! 


Address: Doughmore Bay, Doonbeg, Co. Clare, Ireland

Adare Manor – a stately manor house

Adare Manor is a must-visit.
Credit: adaremanor.com

As Ireland’s most expensive hotel, Adare Manor does not skimp on grandeur and impeccable service.

Offering a well-balanced mix of old and new, this resort rightly deserves its rankings among the top ten resorts in Europe. It is no wonder that Adare Manor took first place in the top resorts in Europe in 2019.

Address: Adare, Co. Limerick, V94 W8WR, Ireland

Dromoland Castle Hotel & Country Estate – a lord and lady-worthy experience

Dromoland Castle Hotel is one of the Irish resorts listed in Europe's top ten.
Credit: Facebook / @dromolandcastle

This is one of the top spots for American golfers and business people who utilise its close proximity to Shannon Airport.

Be welcomed by doormen and porters who will introduce you to a world of charm and royalty. Dromoland Castle dropped in the rankings from being the second-best resort in Europe in 2019.


Address: Dromoland, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare, V95 ATD3, Ireland

How does it all work? – dreaming of travel during lockdown

How did the voting work?
Credit: pixabay.com / @DariuszSankowski

This year, due to COVID-19, the “readers voted for the places that they love and would return to”.

A spokesperson for Condé Nast Traveller said that the voting for this year’s winners was conducted during lockdown “when the thought of going anywhere further than the local shops seemed like a dream”. 

As the readers of Condé Nast Traveller are primarily an American based audience, the winners of the awards usually reflect where Americans frequent.

Resorts are judged separately from hotels, as resorts are seen as larger properties that offer a more comprehensive selection of activities in their surroundings. 

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