20 beautiful hotels in Ireland

20 beautiful hotels in Ireland

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Marlfield House

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Gorey

‘Ambitious’ and ‘very stylish’, the Bowe family’s Regency-style mansion (Relais & Châteaux) stands in extensive, ‘well-kept’ gardens'.
From £230 per night
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • wine
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
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Temple House

Temple House

Ballymote

A half-mile drive meanders through sheep-grazed parkland towards this Georgian mansion, on a vast estate including ancient woods and a ruined Knights Templar castle overlooking a lake.
From £150 per night
  • country_house
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
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Enniscoe House

Enniscoe House

Castlehill

Find ‘an otherworldly air of genteel shabbiness’ and ‘a somewhat Enid Blyton approach to things’ at this ‘countryside hideaway’, gazing down ‘a sweep of fields’ to the lakeshore.
From £80 per night
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
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Rosleague Manor

Rosleague Manor

Letterfrack

‘Mark Foyle, the owner, has seemingly endless enthusiasm for the Rosleague project. The energy he brings to it helps make it a very special place,’ say regular Guide correspondents this year, of this pink-washed Regency manor house on the shores of Ballinakill Bay.
From £75 per night
  • tennis
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Roundwood House

Roundwood House

Mountrath

Arrive to tea and home-made biscuits at Paddy and Hannah Flynn’s Georgian country house in parkland below the Slieve Bloom mountains.
  • country_house
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • guest_house
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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

Surely Ireland’s oldest hotel in continuous family ownership, Henry and Lucy Hodgson’s Victorian country house on the shores of Lough Corrib was taking paying guests as a sporting lodge in 1890.
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • view
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Rathmullan House

Rathmullan House

Rathmullan

Built as a summer retreat in 1820, this country house on the wooded shores of Lough Swilly has come up in the world since its 1940s hostel days of shared dormitories, sing-songs and potted-meat sandwiches.
From £60 per night
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Coopershill

Coopershill

Riverstown

In a vast swathe of woodland and deer pastures, the ‘easy grandeur and graciousness’ of the O’Hara family’s Georgian mansion is unmistakable.
From £109 per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
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Hilton Park

Hilton Park

Clones

‘Grand and glorious’ Hilton Park is less a hotel than a stately ancestral home where one stays as a cherished guest.
From £90 per night
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • view
  • activities
  • historic
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
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Ballymaloe House

Ballymaloe House

Shanagarry

With ‘outstanding’ meals, ‘comforting’ log fires and ‘effortless, round-the-clock attentiveness’ from ‘helpful’ staff, this ‘timeless’ hotel provides an experience of ‘absolutely top-quality hospitality’.
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • wine
  • cooking_school
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons

There’s ‘an atmosphere of warm hospitality’ and ‘a genuine sense of welcome’ at Justin and Jenny Green’s historic, family-friendly country house in the North Cork countryside, say Guide inspectors in 2016.
From £150 per night
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
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Mornington House

Mornington House

Multyfarnham

‘Gracious and enjoyable’ hosts Anne and Warwick O’Hara have long welcomed guests to their 18th-century country house with tea and home-baked cakes or biscuits.
From £75pps per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • b&b
  • wifi
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The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

Ballingarry

‘I’ve stayed in glitzier places. I’ve stayed in grander places. But I’ve never stayed at a more charming spot,’ says a regular Guide reader of this ‘lovely’ restaurant-with-rooms in a pretty, rural village.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Lorum Old Rectory

Lorum Old Rectory

Bagenalstown

There’s no place like home – especially if home is Bobbie Smith’s ‘gracious’ guest house, in a peaceful spot in the Barrow river valley.
From £160 per night
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • guest_house
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Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Ballycastle

‘I had an excellent stay.’ In a ‘dramatically beautiful’ setting on the Wild Atlantic Way, Frances Kelly-McSweeney’s hotel wins praise for its ‘comfortable’ rooms, its ‘local and freshly prepared’ meals and its ‘cosy’ atmosphere.
From £75.00 per night
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • view
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
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Newforge House

Newforge House

Magheralin

‘Excellent in every way’, John and Louise Mathers’s traditionally decorated guest house has much to please the modern guest.
From £125 per night
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • weddings
  • garden
  • wifi
  • guest_house
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Inch House

Inch House

Thurles

Trees grew out of the ground-floor windows of this ‘imposing’ Georgian mansion when John and Nora Egan rescued it from dereliction more than 30 years ago. Today, at the heart of a working cereals farm, the house, all polished wooden floors and ‘a comfortable clutter everywhere’, welcomes guests who come for the warm hospitality and the ‘hearty’ dinners.
From £120 per night
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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Viewmount House

Viewmount House

Longford

There’s a quiet charm to Beryl and James Kearney’s ‘extremely comfortable and well-appointed’ hotel, in a Georgian mansion on the outskirts of town.
From £70.00 per night
  • view
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking
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Gregans Castle Hotel

Gregans Castle Hotel

Ballyvaughan

There isn’t a castle at this chic country hotel, but the welcome guests receive is nearly royal. Peat fires warm the bar and ‘gracious’ drawing room; there are antiques, garden flowers, books to borrow, ‘gorgeous, squashy’ sofas.
From £265.00 per night
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled
  • wifi
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Castle Leslie

Castle Leslie

Glaslough

‘I was charmed by its old-world, run-down eccentricity when I visited some 20 years ago; in that time, it has positively flourished,’ says a regular Guide correspondent in 2016 of the Leslie family’s history-rich hotel.
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • historic
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled
  • wifi
  • parking