The 10 best hotels in Ireland according to TripAdvisor (2019)

TripAdvisor is a travel and accommodation search engine and rating platform that boasts a wealth of travel-related content. We’re particularly interested to see how it rates Irish hotels.

The American website is mainly celebrated for its seamless accommodation booking service which allows users to price compare against other popular websites.

Flights, car rental and restaurants all fall under the TripAdvisor remit, too, ensuring your entire catalogue of bookings for a single trip can be met from one platform.

Each year TripAdvisor releases its list of top Irish hotels; let’s see what’s on the table for 2019.

The Results…

10. The Marker, Dublin

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A five-star boutique hotel, The Marker, in the Dublin capital took 10th place on the list.

This city-side luxury stay is set in the newly developed and oh-so-chic area of Grand Canal Dock, only moments from the centre of the city.

The urban retreat offers an oasis in the capital and surrenders to all of the highest standards; think suites, a world-class day spa, and a decadent rooftop bar overlooking the city.

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Address: Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2, D02 CK38, Ireland
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9. Ballygarry House, Hotel and Spa, Co. Kerry

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Ninth place went to Ballygarry House, Hotel and Spa located in County Kerry – arguably the most beautiful stretch in all of Ireland.

This four-star property has been in the Ballygarry family for generations and continues to provide luxury services and endless fine dining options to its guests.

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Address: Leebrook, Tralee, Co. Kerry, V92 W279, Ireland
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8. Hayfield Manor, Co. Cork

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Hayfield Manor in County Cork earned eighth place. This stately red-brick manor which is covered in green ivy emits regale and romantic notes in abundance.

No surprise that it’s a favourite of newlyweds and courting couples.

The five-star hotel offers an oasis from the booming city sitting outside its walls.

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Address: Perrott Ave, College Rd, The Lough, Cork, T12 HT97, Ireland
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7. Adare Manor, Co. Limerick

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The prestigious Adare Manor in County Limerick stole seventh place on TripAdvisor’s list of Top Irish hotels for 2019.

The five-star retreat and golf course has become a haven for those looking to relax in the lap of luxury. Think: stately, regale, romantic and gothic.

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

6. Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny

Sixth place went to the International Hotel in Kilkenny. It sits within the town centre and offers its guests the fusion of old-world luxury with every contemporary amenity you could ask for – WiFi, a state of the art gym, a golf course – not to mention, it is family-run which gives the hotel an added warmth.

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Address: College Rd, Sugarloafhill, Kilkenny, Ireland
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5. Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare

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The long-established and much-esteemed Dromoland Castle in County Clare snags fifth place.

The salubrious five-star retreat offers every activity, amenity and convenience one could ask for; whether it is fine dining, a state-of-the-art golf course, horse-riding, magnificent sleeping quarters, archery or an opulent spa, Dromoland Castle has it all.

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

4. Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo

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Fourth place was awarded to Ashford Castle in County Mayo. This grand hotel set on the West Coast of Ireland offers fairytale splendour across a 350 acre, perfectly-manicured estate.

Exquisite, majestic interiors and service that is second to none make this hotel truly worthy of a top spot on this list.

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Address: Ashford Castle Estate, Cong, Co. Mayo, F31 CA48, Ireland

3. Merrion Hotel, Dublin

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Dublin city’s Merrion Hotel takes third place in TripAdvisor’s top 10 Irish hotels of the year.

Set in a stunning Georgian townhouse, just moments from Dublin’s high streets, the Merrion is the pinnacle of sophistication and elegance.

This sanctuary in the heart of the capital city offers five-star standards at every turn, securing a top spot on this year’s list.

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Address: Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland
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2. Killarney Park Hotel, Co. Kerry

Second place was awarded to Killarney Park Hotel in County Kerry – having fallen one spot since 2018 when it was given the first place title.

Effortlessly offering old-world elegance fused with new-world convenience this grand hotel, which is set in the stunning surroundings of Killarney National Park, is a lovely eden.

Those little extra touches such as valet parking and a Guest Relations Manager who acts on-site to enhance your experience in any way possible puts this hotel a cut above the rest.

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Address: Town Centre, East Ave, Dromhale, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 CF30, Ireland
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1. Harvey’s Point, Co. Donegal

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The prestigious title of first place was awarded to the utterly enchanting Harvey’s Point in County Donegal. Sitting on the secluded shores of Lough Eske just over 8 kilometres from Donegal town is this Elysium.

Surrounded by the Bluestack Mountains with the sound of fresh water lapping the shore, Harvey’s Point does atmosphere like no other.

Expect the highest standard of service, attention paid to every detail, roaring log fires, decadent chandeliers and award-winning cuisine. Yep, this is the crème de la crème.

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Address: Lough Eske Rd, Tawnyvorgal, Donegal, Ireland
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Overview

  1. The Marker Hotel, Co. Dublin
  2. Ballygarry House, Hotel and Spa, Co. Kerry
  3. Hayfield Manor, Co. Cork
  4. Adare Manor, Co. Limerick
  5. International Hotel, Co. Kilkenny
  6. Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare
  7. Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo
  8. Merrion Hotel, Co. Dublin
  9. Killarney Park Hotel, Co Kerry
  10. Harvey’s Point, Co. Donegal