20 beautiful hotels in Ireland

With emerald green landscapes and rugged coastlines, Ireland is a a beautiful destination where the hotels are a glorious part of the experience.  Here are 10 of the Good Hotel Guide's most beautiful hotels to visit in Ireland.
Castle Leslie, Glaslough

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20 beautiful hotels in Ireland

1
Temple House

Temple House

Ballymote

A private drive loops through native woodland and pastures to this classical mansion overlooking a ruined Knights Templar castle and teeming fishing lake in W B Yeats country.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • parking
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
  • romantic
2
Gregans Castle Hotel

Gregans Castle Hotel

Ballyvaughan

It may not be a castle but this rambling 18th-century manor house, wrapped in gardens and with views over the otherworldly karst landscape of the Burren, has its own romantic charm.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
  • seaside
  • dog_friendly
  • babyfriendly
3
Enniscoe House

Enniscoe House

Ballina

Solitary Nephin, Ireland's highest stand-alone mountain, provides a dramatic backdrop to this classic, pink-washed Georgian country house in wooded grounds on Lough Conn.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • golf
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
4
Rathmullan House

Rathmullan House

Rathmullan

Pass the little gate lodge to drive up to this bay-fronted country house in wooded grounds edged by a beach on Lough Swilly.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • disabled
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • for_winelovers
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • weddings
  • outdoor_dining
  • surfing
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • good_value
5
Ballymaloe House

Ballymaloe House

Shanagarry

‘We enjoyed a walk in the extensive grounds with the hotel’s biodiversity champion,’ write readers on a visit to this legendary Irish country house hotel that is passionate about locally sourced food.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • golf
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • for_winelovers
  • great_breakfast
  • foodie
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
6
Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Fermoy

With breakfast served until noon, afternoon tea by the drawing room fire, shooting, fishing and communal dining, a house-party atmosphere prevails at this Georgian country house.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • babyfriendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • foodie
  • historic
  • parking
  • boutique
  • golf
  • veganfriendly
7
The Mustard Seed 
at Echo Lodge

The Mustard Seed 
at Echo Lodge

Ballingarry

Every painting, sculpture and piece of furniture feels cherished and chosen at John Edward Joyce’s Victorian country mansion in landscaped gardens.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • foodie
8
Newforge House

Newforge House

Magheralin

There is a happy sense of continuity at this classic Georgian country house, where sixth-generation owners Louise and John Mathers have been welcoming guests since 2005.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • horse_riding
  • golf
  • cycling
  • foodie
9
Rosleague Manor

Rosleague Manor

Letterfrack

Drive under a leafy canopy to this pink-washed manor house ‘in rhododendron-filled gardens rolling down to the shore of Ballinakill Bay’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • seaside
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • great_breakfast
  • tennis
  • romantic
10
Roundwood House

Roundwood House

Mountrath

Rattle over a cattle grid and watch out for roaming ducks and geese as you approach this imposing Palladian villa in native woodland, home to Hannah and Paddy Flynn and their family.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • country_house
  • view
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • historic
  • horse_riding
11
Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

‘A long private road through woodland’ leads to Henry and Lucy Hodgson’s Victorian country house, ‘lost in time’ in 180 acres, overlooking Lough Corrib.
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • mooring_available
  • parking
12
Coopershill

Coopershill

Riverstown

Simon and Christina O’Hara and rescue collie Juno delight in welcoming guests to their Georgian ancestral home, a mile off-road, on a 500-acre wooded estate with deer park.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • historic
  • tennis
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • boutique
  • cycling
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • horse_riding
  • surfing
  • wildlife_watching
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • electric_charging_point
13
Castle Leslie Estate

Castle Leslie Estate

Glaslough

The Leslie clan's High Victorian pile overlooking a lake is a stupendous trove of Grand Tour treasures and family lore.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • babyfriendly
  • gourmet
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • cycling
14
Lorum Old Rectory

Lorum Old Rectory

Bagenalstown

Bobbie Smith and her daughter Rebecca welcome guests to their Victorian rectory B&B, in a peaceful situation four miles from town on the slopes above the River Barrow.
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • golf
  • weddings
  • dog_friendly
  • adultsonly
  • country_house
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
15
Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Ballycastle

Though it styles itself a ‘country house’ and stands amid gently rolling hills, the sea provides the drama at Frances Kelly-McSweeney's former coastguard’s HQ on the Wild Atlantic Way.
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • parking
  • country_house
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • cycling
  • boutique

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Last updated: December 01, 2022