20 beautiful hotels in Ireland

20 beautiful hotels in Ireland

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Marlfield House

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Gorey

In woodland and extensive formal gardens, the Bowe family’s ‘beautiful’ Regency-style mansion has been providing ‘prompt and attentive service’ for more than 35 years.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • wine
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Temple House

Temple House

Ballymote

History hangs about Roderick and Helena Perceval’s Georgian mansion, approached via a drive through sheep-grazed parkland.
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  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
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Enniscoe House

Enniscoe House

Castlehill

From the Georgian steps of pale-pink Enniscoe House, take in the ‘enchanting view of Lough Conn shimmering through a break in the woods’.
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  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
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Rosleague Manor

Rosleague Manor

Letterfrack

‘Supremely comfortable in that unique Irish country house way’, this pink-washed Regency manor house on the shores of Ballinakill Bay continues to please, say Guide readers this year.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
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Currarevagh House

Currarevagh House

Oughterard

‘The wonderful views of Lough Corrib, combined with warm, easy-going hospitality, make this a place in which we could stay for ages.’
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • view
  • dog_friendly
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Rathmullan House

Rathmullan House

Rathmullan

On the shores of Lough Swilly, give in to the ‘old-fashioned demeanour’ of the Wheeler family’s hotel, as did guests this year, who found it – and its collection of lough-facing sitting rooms – ‘endearing’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • disabled
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Coopershill

Coopershill

Riverstown

Peace and quiet surround the O’Hara family’s Georgian mansion, which stands in great expanses of woodland and pasture for sheep and red deer.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • historic
  • child_friendly
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Hilton Park

Hilton Park

Clones

At the end of a mile-long drive through ‘an estate of great tranquillity and beauty’ stands Fred and Joanna Madden’s Italianate mansion.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • view
  • activities
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Ballymaloe House

Ballymaloe House

Shanagarry

‘Excellent all round.’ It is more than 50 years since farmer’s wife Myrtle Allen launched the modest restaurant that would burgeon into hotel, shop, café, cookery school and event space.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • cooking_school
  • wine
  • disabled
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Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons

Approached up a long drive, this ‘beautifully maintained’ 18th-century country house stands in extensive grounds – ‘a delight tn the eye’.
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  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
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Mornington House

Mornington House

Multyfarnham

The O’Hara family seat since 1858, this 18th-century house in ‘rolling countryside’ is run with ‘indomitable spirit’ by Warwick and Anne O’Hara.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • b&b
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Inch House

Inch House

Thurles

‘Warm and charming in its small-scale grandeur’, the Egan family’s Georgian mansion sits amid a cereals farm in Tipperary countryside.
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  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
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The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

Ballingarry

‘The Mustard Seed, with its great tradition of Irish hospitality, is in safe hands,’ says a Guide reader this year of a return visit to John Edward Joyce’s ‘lovely, charming’ restaurant-with-rooms.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • disabled
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Viewmount House

Viewmount House

Longford

In ‘cleverly designed, well-maintained gardens’ on the outskirts of town, Beryl and James Kearney’s Georgian mansion has ‘uninterrupted views’ of the surrounding land, and a ‘cheerful ambience’ within.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • disabled
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Lorum Old Rectory

Lorum Old Rectory

Bagenalstown

Built of granite cut from the surrounding Blackstairs mountains, Bobbie Smith’s 19th-century rectory is ‘cosy, comfortable and spotless’, report contented Guide readers this year.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • guest_house
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Newforge House

Newforge House

Magheralin

In a swaddle of green grounds unravelling towards the River Lagan, John and Louise Mathers are the ‘personable, totally customer-centred’ hosts of this ‘remarkable’ guest house.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • guest_house
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Roundwood House

Roundwood House

Mountrath

The vista stretches over open pastures from Paddy and Hannah Flynn’s Georgian mansion, standing in extensive grounds below the Slieve Bloom mountains.
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  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • view
  • guest_house
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Gregans Castle Hotel

Gregans Castle Hotel

Ballyvaughan

In the otherworldly limestone landscape of the Burren, with distant views across valley and mountain to Galway Bay, husband-and-wife team Simon Haden and Frederieke McMurray run their 18th-century manor house as an ‘absolutely top-rate hotel’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • disabled
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Castle Leslie

Castle Leslie

Glaslough

‘Positively flourishing’, the Leslie family’s sprawling estate has remained in the hands of its founding family for nearly three and a half centuries.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • historic
  • disabled
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Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Ballycastle

‘It is dramatically beautiful here, and totally tranquil.’
  • weddings
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • view