Best gourmet hotels in Ireland

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Best gourmet hotels in Ireland

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Gregans Castle Hotel

Gregans Castle Hotel

Ballyvaughan

This ‘epitome of Irish country house hospitality’ overlooks Galway Bay, in the dramatic Burren landscape, said to have been the inspiration for Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • gourmet
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
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2
Ballymaloe House

Ballymaloe House

Shanagarry

Fifty-seven years after Myrtle Allen opened a restaurant in her home on her husband’s farm, her values are still articles of faith at this legendary country house hotel.
  • 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
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Castle Leslie Estate

Castle Leslie Estate

Glaslough

The claim that Clan Leslie ‘can trace its ancestry back to Attila the Hun’ might give you pause, but fear not: the warmest Irish welcome awaits at this baronial-style Victorian pile on a 1,000-acre estate with three lakes and an equestrian centre.
  • 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
4
Viewmount House

Viewmount House

Longford

This elegant 17th-century country house set among orchards and beautifully designed gardens ‘ticks every box’ for readers.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • disabled
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • boutique
  • great_breakfast
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Ghan House

Ghan House

Carlingford

A tree’s length from the medieval town, the Carroll family’s listed Georgian house sits within castellated walled gardens, with views of the mountains that surround.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • golf
  • gourmet
  • historic
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • with_cooking_school
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Wild Honey Inn

Wild Honey Inn

Lisdoonvarna

Discerning diners make a beeline for chef/patron Aidan McGrath’s 19th-century pub-with-rooms (the first in Ireland to win a Michelin star), which he runs with his partner, Kate, in a spa town on the edge of the Burren.
  • pub_with_rooms
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wifi
  • walking
  • foodie
  • gourmet
  • wildlife_watching
  • garden
  • great_breakfast
  • ecofriendly
7
The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

Ballingarry

This ‘splendid’ heritage hideaway in Ballingarry, where staff ‘fall over each other to be helpful’, is popular with Guide readers.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
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8
Inis Meain Restaurant and Suites

Inis Meain Restaurant and Suites

Aran Islands

At one with the elements, Ruairí and Marie-Thérèse de Blacam’s sustainably run restaurant-with-suites was designed to blend in to the landscape of its remote Aran island setting.
  • bird_watching
  • cycling
  • ecofriendly
  • fishing
  • garden
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi
  • wildlife_watching

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Last updated: March 07, 2019