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Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa

Lough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel & Spa Rating: 5.0 Pearls

The five-pearl Lough Eske Castle is a beautiful and luxurious hotel that sits on the shores of its namesake lake, surrounded by sprawling grounds and gardens. A secluded countryside retreat (though a short drive to Donegal), the property includes a renowned spa housed in the lovely Victorian Glass House where guests can indulge in a bout of pampering and use the sauna, steam room, fitness center, or infinity pool with views of the gardens. The hotel's restaurant uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients, including seafood from nearby Killybegs. Tastefully decorated rooms are large, as are the luxurious bathrooms with walk-in showers and soaking tubs, but not air-conditioned. The nearby Harvey’s Point Hotel is also on the lake and has slightly lower rates, but is not as luxurious as Lough Eske Castle, and does not have spa or pool.
The Merrion Hotel

The Merrion Hotel Rating: 5.0 Pearls

The Merrion is Dublin's most exclusive luxury hotel, and has a convenient location across from the Government buildings in four 18th-century townhouses. It has fewer rooms than the nearby Shelbourne and feels more intimate and private, though its list of features is still extensive: The hotel has a full-service spa, lovely Roman-style indoor pool, and well-equipped fitness center. The impressive restaurant offering includes Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, the only restaurant in Ireland to receive two Michelin stars, as well as the casual and atmospheric Cellar Bar, housed in the original 18th century wine vaults. It's true that some rooms have unremarkable views of other buildings, the gym is a bit small, and not all rooms have iPod docks, but most will find little fault with this five-pearl gem.
Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle Rating: 4.5 Pearls

Ashford Castle embodies the fantasy of the Irish castle hotel, featuring a massive historic stone facade, complete with towers and turrets; gorgeous, manicured grounds; a stunning setting on a huge lake; and common spaces that are truly grand, with rich wood paneling, chandeliers, and antique furniture. After such magnificence, the rooms can be a bit of a letdown. They still retain elements of their original elegance, but some have frumpy style and need renovations. George V Dining Room offers excellent, formal fine dining (jackets are required in the evening), and drinks and tea can be enjoyed in the graceful drawing room with lake views. The wide range of estate activities includes falconry lessons, boat tours on the lake, golf on the 9-hole course, clay shooting, and archery.
Sheen Falls Lodge

Sheen Falls Lodge Rating: 4.5 Pearls

Sheen Falls Lodge is arguably the top hotel in County Kerry. The 300-acre estate belonged to the Marquess of Landsowne in the 18th century, and the hotel -- opened in 1991 -- feels like a country manor house. It has a stunning setting on both Kenmare Bay and Sheen River, which has, as the name suggests, gentle tumbling waterfalls. The 66 rooms have classic country decor -- crown molding, cheerful prints (plaids and florals among them, in moderation), and soft yellow walls; all but one have water views. Estate activities range from clay pigeon shooting to fishing to tennis, and more traditional luxury hotel features include a lovely indoor pool, spa, and small fitness center. Formal fine dining is offered at La Cascade restaurant, while (slightly) less expensive dishes are served at the classy Restaurant Lounge. The sommelier hosts daily tastings in the wine cellar.
Lyrath Estate Hotel, Spa & Convention Centre

Lyrath Estate Hotel, Spa & Convention Centre Rating: 4.5 Pearls

The Lyrath Estate Hotel's blend of 17th- and 21st-century design is impressive, as are the large manicured gardens and lush parkland surrounding the property. The hotel has all the makings of a country getaway, with an extensive list of amenities for children and adults. Rooms are spacious and nicely finished, though old-style TVs should be replaced. The restaurants are on the pricey side, but there are plenty of other options in Kilkenny, just a mile away. All in all, the hotel is a decent luxury option that delivers on facilities. Those looking to be closer to the hustle and bustle of the city center should check out the slightly less posh Newpark Hotel.
Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort

Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort Rating: 4.5 Pearls

The 62-room Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort is a luxurious five-pearl property housed in a gorgeous castle-style manor house set on a sprawling estate on the banks of the River Maigue. The surrounding parkland makes for a peaceful countryside retreat, where guests can partake in a wide range of outdoor activities, including falconry, archery, fishing, and golf on the championship golf course. They can also pamper themselves with treatments at the Lavender Cottage spa. Interior spaces are full of antique pieces and decorative details -- original stone fireplaces and stained-glass windows -- that evoke another era, and extend to the rooms and suites. The Adare has two atmospheric restaurants, and a late-night cellar bar offers live music. Self-catering villas and town houses are also available, but villa guests cannot use the hotel’s indoor pool, steam room, and fitness center.
The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel Rating: 4.5 Pearls

The 265-room Shelbourne, built in 1824, is one of Dublin's best-known luxury icons, with a grand entrance right on St. Stephen's Green and an impressive roster of famous past guests (Bill Clinton, Julia Roberts, and Liam Neeson have all stayed here, to name a few). Rooms have elegant traditional decor, though some are quite small and standard Queen Rooms lack bathtubs. Still, the ornate common spaces, hot spot bars and dining venues, luxury spa, and historic cachet combine to make this one of Dublin's premier options. Only The Merrion can compare.
Hayfield Manor Hotel

Hayfield Manor Hotel Rating: 4.5 Pearls

One of Ireland's most acclaimed properties, this family-run, 88-room boutique hotel in Cork City pulls out all the stops for an authentic Irish experience. The hotel is set on two acres of manicured gardens, in a Georgian-style manor house with elegant, traditional decor, and has an impressive array of features, including two popular restaurants, a lively bar, and a spa with heated indoor pool. Guests can also expect warm Irish hospitality, exemplified in perks like a golf putter in every room and a special milk-and-cookies turndown service for kids. Charming rooms include upscale amenities like iPod docks, orthopedic beds, Nespresso machines, and Elemis bath products. Rates are reflective of the level of luxury; this is definitely Cork's top hotel.
Ambassador Hotel Cork

Ambassador Hotel Cork Rating: 4.0 Pearls

A former military hospital, the Ambassador is now an upscale historic boutique. Its 70 spacious rooms all feature colorful decor, high ceilings, king beds, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. Some have balconies offering expansive city views. Property highlights include a beautiful restaurant with a homey feel, and a fitness center complete with a sauna. The location atop a hill allows for panoramic views -- but guests will have to drive to the city center or take a 20-minute uphill walk on their way back.
Dromhall Hotel

Dromhall Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls

The 72-room Dromhall Hotel is a family-owned upscale property within walking distance to Killarney’s town center. The elegant, bright interiors are traditionally decorated with antique furnishings, damask wallpapers, and patterned armchairs and sofas; inviting common spaces include a lovely lounge with a fireplace and selection of books. Guests also have access to a leisure center located in an adjacent property with an indoor pool, sauna, steam room, and full-service spa. There are two restaurants on-site: a relaxed bar and bistro and a more refined dining room, both serving local, seasonal menus. Rooms have marble bathrooms, and many have mountain views. For the price, though, it may also be worth considering Sheen Falls Lodge, a 300-acre estate with more activities.

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  • Adare
  • Aghadoe
  • Ardmore
  • Athlone
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  • Balcony
  • Basic Television
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