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12th Jun 2017

8 Of Ireland’s Plushest And Most Impressive Five-Star Hotels


Staying in a hotel is one of the nicest treats ever.

The fancy sheets, the room service, the sheer and total laziness – it’s just great. 

Luckily, Ireland is home to a wide selection of incredible five-star hotels that will go the extra mile to make sure you have the absolute time of your life.

The price tag might be a bit steep but sure, you only live once!

The Powerscourt Hotel

Staying at a place like this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and it has been the chosen venue for many to pop that special question. The Powerscourt is all about classic elegance and the rooms have tons of special touches, like rainforest showers and bathroom televisions. Yes, there’s a TV in the bathroom. The dream.

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The Shelbourne Hotel

One of the most revered hotels in Ireland, The Shelbourne prides itself on providing incredible service to its guests, so you can rest assured that you’ll be waited on hand and foot while staying here.

The city centre location means that you have the entire city on your doorstep and the tasting menu in The Saddle Room restaurant is a must-try.

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Ashford Castle

Set on a 350-acre estate, Ashford Castle was voted the World’s Best Hotel in 2015 and it’s easy to see why. The spa is an sight to behold and each of the hotel’s rooms have unique character and charm. It’s really something special.

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The K Club

This one is probably best known for its golfing facilities but there’s far more to it than that. This 18th century property is located in Straffan in Co. Kildare and is just 30 minutes from Dublin – making it the perfect spot for a weekend break. 

There’s a walled garden, a beautiful spa and tons of different activities available on site – including fishing in the river that flows through the estate. Nice.

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Park Hotel Kenmare

Kenmare is one of the most beautiful areas of Ireland and what better way to enjoy it than with a visit to Francis Brennan’s Park Hotel? The fabulous spa offers Sisley treatments, while there’s also a 25-metre lap pool, online movie streaming in the rooms and a host of daily lifestyle classes. You might even spot the man himself!

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The g Hotel

The entire interior of this Galway hotel is a style statement, with the Design Director being none other than famous milliner Philip Tracey. There is a gorgeous spa on site and they do a fab afternoon tea – the ideal hotel for an Insta-worthy girly weekend.

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Ballyfin Demesne

One of the hotels selected by Kim and Kanye for their Irish honeymoon, Ballyfin has long been a popular choice for those looking for tranquility and privacy. You can indulge all of your Downton Abbey fantasies on the 614-acre estate and browse some incredible art from the likes of Louis le Brocquy and Mainie Jennett.

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Adare Manor

This Limerick spot is currently under refurbishment and given how impressive it was pre-transformation, we are very excited to see what they do with the place. The new reborn Adare Manor will include a cinema and “an entire new wing of luxurious bedrooms”. It reopens later this year so watch this space…

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