Many people hear of the rich and famous travelling to Ireland and when you visit Ireland’s luxury hotels it is easy to see why. Ireland is the home to many extraordinary hotels, from lavish countryside resorts and renaissance hotels to luxurious townhouses and castle hotels. You can enjoy stunning sea views in comfort and style, five-star spas, golf resorts and much more. Here are our top five luxury hotels in Ireland to help you to have the most lavish vacation possible!
The Shelbourne Hotel is known as the grand old lady of the Dublin hotel scene. This stunning five-star renaissance hotel dates back to 1824 and is set in the heart of Dublin city overlooking St Stephen’s Green, close to Dublin’s cultural and historic buildings, making it an ideal base to explore the city.
The hotel successfully marries traditional splendour and contemporary convenience with its antiques, elegant marble bathrooms, open fires, sparkling chandeliers and its fully digital LED flat-screen TVs, iPhone/iPad docking station for every room.
You can make the most of your stay by availing of one of the many luxury spa treatments available at The Spa at the Shelbourne, a lavish sanctuary of tranquillity in the heart of the Irish capital.
Ashford Castle Hotel
The newly renovated Ashford Castle is one of the best castle hotels in the world! It is situated on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib, Mayo and showcases the best of traditional Irish craftsmanship and interior design. There is also a modern twist in the castle with a cinema, billiards room, children’s game room and a tastefully finished new spa. You can also try some fun activities such as archery, falconry, fishing and golf!
A stay at this magnificent castle means you will witness the famous Irish hospitality first hand while time slows down and stress melts away in the tranquillity of this elegant Irish hotel!
Adare Manor and Golf Resort
Located in Limerick, this five-star Adare Manor and Golf Resort was named Hotel of the Year 2018 at the Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards in Las Vegas. Once you step foot on the resort, it will become clear why! The hotel was luxuriously restored and is brimming with gothic magnificence. The hospitality staff are proud to work for what is regarded by many as the country’s best hotel and welcome guests with open arms. Their personalised and intimate service will make you feel like royalty.
The hotel has the only La Mer Spa in Ireland and a relaxation area with a terrace overlooking the river Maigue. There are many activities for guests to enjoy including golf, trout fishing, falconry and archery.
The five-star Powerscourt hotel, is set among one of the most scenic and historic estates in Ireland. The lavish hotel offers the most spectacular views across a wooded valley to Irelands famous Sugar Loaf Mountain. Powerscourt House and Gardens are a five-minute stroll to the west, beautiful Enniskerry village is a 10-minute walk and the Wicklow mountains and Dublin city are only a short distance away by car. In other words, it has the best of all worlds.
This exclusive luxury Irish resort with its dramatic Palladian style architecture boasts two championship-caliber golf courses, a 30,000-square foot luxury award winning spa by ESPA and a signature restaurant. What more could you want!
The Europe Hotel and Resort
There is no question that the Europe Hotel and Resort is one top five luxury hotels in Ireland. This five-star hotel is wonderfully located, overlooking the renowned Lakes of Killarney, close to the Killarney town centre. This extravagant hotel boasts elegant bedrooms and suites, featuring spacious balconies that are naturally enriched by the stunning golf course or lake views.
Guests can enjoy a wide range of leisure activities and amenities on the hotel grounds such as golf, horse riding, boating and fishing, walking and hiking, tennis, swimming, gym activities and spa treatments. Trust us, you will not want to leave!
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