They speak of “The luck of the Irish” but those who has stayed at one or some of Ireland’s most luxurious hotels are lucky people too.
Luxury Ireland Hotel – POWERSCOURT
ESPA, Swarovski crystal-lit poolm amethyst crystal steam room, grounds and gardens and Ireland’s highest waterfall, the Dargle River, McGills pub, and the Sugar Loaf Mountain looking at you in the Sugar Loaf Lounge. What luxury is there not to like and lap up at this iconic stately shrine to Irish hospitality, just a half an hour from Dublin?
Luxury Ireland Hotel – SHEEN FALLS LODGE, KERRY
Hard to avoid the words “Wow!”, “idyllic”, “bosky” and “beguiling”. And harder still to avoid “stunning” to describe this stunning waterside and forested watering hotel and plush place to explore western Ireland’s Iveragh and Beara Peninsulas and Killarney National Park. Kerry International airport is only, one hour away. All antler chandeliers, VOYA and Sheen river salmon. The place for fly fishing , clay pigeon shooting, falconry, stand-up paddle board. But not at the same time.
Most rooms have river or Kenmar Bay views. You be soon as laud back as the local moss.
There are also three cottages and two Bay villas, with thatched roofs. The Falls Restaurant serves what you expect and hope – Kerry lamb, Cromane oysters and fish fresh off the boat at close-by Castletownbere.
SHEEN FALLS LODGE
Luxury Ireland Hotel – HARVEY’S POINT HOTEL, DONEGAL
Offering resident swans as well as lough-side luxury cabins and view of the Blue Stack mountains, the hotel on Lough Eske is a few miles from Donegal Town on the Wild Atlantic and Malin Head, Slieve League and Glenveagh Castle.
HARVEY’S POINT HOTEL, DONEGAL
Luxury Ireland Hotel – MONART DESTINATION SPA
Set in 1100 uncountable acres of green, green Irish countryside near Enniscorthy, 90 minutes from Dublin airport, this acclaimed adult-only spa hotel has 68 rooms and two suites in the estate’s eighteenth century country hotel. The Monart is located just one and a half hours from Dublin Airport with the 1798 Rebellion Centre, Vinegar Hill and Curracloe beach nearby.
The best spa in the world? In Europe? Certainly in Ireland. Offers peerless pummeling, a mud chamber, a caldarium, fruit infusion treatments, Kniepp pool and hydra-clouding. You can’t leave the Emerald Isle without one of its crème fraiche facials.
Luxury Ireland Hotel – THE EUROPE HOTEL RESORT, KERRY
Beside Killarney Lakes and Killarney Golf & Fishing Club with views of the MacGillycuddy Reeks mountain range, dining is in the well-named Panorama Restaurant. The hotel is the perfect place to tick off the Ring of Kerry and visit the Torr Waterfall, Muckross House and the Gap of Dunloe.
THE EUROPE HOTEL RESORT
Luxury Ireland Hotel – CLIFF HOUSE HOTEL, WEXFORD
Clinging onto the south side of Ardmore Bay, this is considered to be one of the country’s best boutique hotels in the whole of Ireland. If not, the best. Michelin-starred David Parkin is the chef. He hotel has two restaurants, an indoor pool and a rock pool. Accommodation is in Balcony, Terrace and Veranda suites as well as a three-bedroom, self-catering cliffside cottage.
All tweedy throws, organic salmon, free-standing baths, ocean-facing windows, it’s on the Copper Coast and its Geopark cliffs. So you are guaranteed a lot of fresh air and monastic ruins.
Luxury Ireland Hotels – ADARE MANOR
A nineteenth century mansion and “calendar house with an unfeasible amount of leaded windows , ornate chimneys and towers representing the seasons. It will dare you not to some time start a limerick “I once stayed a night in Adare/Among its 842 acres…”
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher are easy excursions and well-served Shannon Airport a mere 30 mins away. The 40m Gallery is reportedly the second-longest room in the country. Breakfast and afternoon tea are taken among choir stalls, oak wood carvings, tapestries and stained-glass windows. There are also the Padel Club “well-being facility”, the Michelin-starred Oak Room and the Carriage House all-day grill.
The hotel is set to host the 2027 Ryder Cup. The question is : Which captain gets the Caroline Suite?
Luxury Ireland Hotels – CASTLE LESLIE, CO. Monaghan.
Repurposed Victorian Gothic privilege with hot air ballooning, pike fishing and seaweed peat bathing opportunities. Twenty miles from Armagh, it’s the aristocratic must-book for four posters, crackling fires and carriage clock scenario with Sir Winston Churchill’s christening dress and Paul McCartney and Heather Mills wedding memories.
Luxury Ireland Hotels – ASHFORD CASTLE, CO MAYO
Shoreline walks along Lough Corrib, Irish grandeur, Knock Airport an hour away, moss-green Connemara marble bartops, more hawks, mor fishing ( on the River Cong) and a nine-hole golf course. Plus penguin-suited waiters in the George V Dining Room and an atmospheric billiard room to bootr,
Luxury Ireland Hotel – BALLYFIN, CO LAOIS
THE Great House. And your first time in a luxury demesne. Sixty miles from Dublin city and airport, this wonderfully restored country home will satisfy all stucco work lovers and appreciators of good service and fine food, vast bathrooms, sleeping in Egyptian cotton sheets, whiskey tasting, golf , swimming and walking – where the h Slieve Bloom Mountains come into play.
The Westmeath Room has a bed shaped like a Faberge egg. There is also the Gardener’s Cottage,the State Dining Room and Irish buttermilk pancakes for breakfast. And 24/7.
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