Ashford Castle, part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, was recently named Best Hotel in the World during Virtuoso Travel Week. As Irish people, we pride ourselves on our warm welcome and impressive surroundings and it comes as no surprise that Irish hotels continue to impress on an international level.
Visitors to the Emerald Isle are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting quality and exciting accommodation for their vacation. From ancient castles to lighthouses, to stately homes, even to farmhouses, for the more adventurous travellers; Irish hotels offer a unique and memorable experience for everyone.
Whether you are travelling to Ireland to play on the award winning golf courses, to discover your Irish roots, to sample Guinness from a true Irish pub or to explore its vibrant cities; you will be sure to find the perfect Irish hotel where you will feel right at home.
What makes Irish hotels so special? Our people. In no other country will you find someone willing to discuss the weather at any time of the day or night or will there be someone always willing to make a cup of tea and share stories with you.
From the cosy Horse shoe bar in The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, to the Michelen Star Restaurant at the Cliff House Hotel in Waterford, to the scenic surroundings of Castle Martyr Hotel in Cork, to the Old World Class of Ballyfin Estate in Laois, we wonder how the judges of the Best Hotel in the World could chose just one from the stunning range of Hotels in Ireland.