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19th Feb 2020

An Irish hotel has been named most romantic in the world by a leading travel publication

James Fenton

Valentine’s Day may have been and gone but true romantics will know that it doesn’t need to be February 14 for you to shower your other half with love.

A romantic hotel getaway can be taken at any time of the year and of all the romantic hotels in all the world, it looks like Adare Manor is the most romantic of them all. That’s according to renowned publication Big 7 Travel who have ranked the Limerick hotel at number one in their list of The 50 Most Romantic Hotels In The World.

Adare finished ahead of the stunning private island of Como Cocoa in The Maldives and the Limerick spot is described as ‘a five-star hotel set on an 840-acre estate that brings gourmet food, warm hospitality and grandeur to a new height.’

The blurb goes on to to invite prospective guests to ‘clink glasses over a candlelit five-course meal in The Oak Room, enjoy delicious Irish whiskey with one of their many tasting options in addition to relaxing together in one of their spacious suites.’

Not a bad spot to wake up to next to your significant other and no doubt Big 7’s 360k + Twitter followers will think the same. Adare Manor wasn’t the only Irish inclusion in the list, with Ballymaloe House in East Cork coming in at number 48 in the list. Here, readers are told that they can ‘enjoy tea together by the crackling fire and then take an afternoon stroll through their beautiful gardens.’

Move over, Venice and Paris. Limerick and Cork are clearly where the real magic happens. You can view Big 7’s full 50 Most Romantic Hotels In The World list here.

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