Best gourmet hotels in Ireland

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Best gourmet hotels in Ireland

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Ballymaloe House

Ballymaloe House

Shanagarry

‘Remains a flagship in its idiom,’ writes a trusted reader, of this legendary enterprise, centred on a wisteria-draped Georgian house grafted on to the remains of a Norman castle.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • cooking_school
  • wine
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • golf
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
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The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

Ballingarry

‘Tranquil air of relaxed calm’, ‘Good for the soul’, ‘An oasis of peace’. We hear perennial praise for John Edward Joyce’s country house hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
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Castle Leslie

Castle Leslie

Glaslough

Scottish Baronial meets Italian Renaissance in Samantha Leslie’s Victorian pile on one of the last great Irish castle estates still owned by the founding family.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • historic
  • disabled
  • golf
  • wi-fi
  • gourmet
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Viewmount House

Viewmount House

Longford

A long drive through parkland brings guests to this Georgian mansion beside the golf course on the edge of town, where Beryl and James Kearney are the ‘warm and friendly’ hosts.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • disabled
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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Ghan House

Ghan House

Carlingford

A tree’s length from medieval Carlingford, this pretty Georgian house sits in mature walled gardens.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • gourmet
  • historic
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The Mill

The Mill

DUNFANAGHY

‘Exceptional service’ and ‘well-crafted food’ characterise this 19th-century flax mill on the Wild Atlantic Way, now home to Susan and Derek Alcorn’s friendly restaurant-with-rooms.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • historic
  • dog_friendly
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Inis Meain Restaurant and Suites

Inis Meain Restaurant and Suites

Aran Islands

Emerging from the landscape, Ruairí and Marie-Thérèse de Blacam’s sustainably run stone-and-glass restaurant-with-suites is a design-led sanctum in a remote Gaelic stronghold.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • fishing
  • wi-fi

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Last updated: March 07, 2019