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

‘Country house luxury’ abounds in this Georgian mansion, run by owners Simon Haden and Frederieke McMurray as a luxury hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • gourmet
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
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Ballymaloe House

Ballymaloe House

Shanagarry

‘Utter comfort – a fire lit after breakfast in the drawing room, drinks from the bar when needed.’ An endorsement from a regular visitor, following another stay at this family-run hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • golf
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • for_wine-lovers
  • great_breakfast
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3
The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge

Ballingarry

‘We were charmed by the hotel and its attentive staff.’ Guide regulars declared John Edward Joyce’s country house hotel ‘in a class of its own’ in 2019, with praise for the man himself: ‘Mr Joyce has a gift for hospitality.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • dog_friendly
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Castle Leslie

Castle Leslie

Glaslough

A ‘splendidly labyrinthine' Victorian pile overlooking a lake, this castle in name only is Ireland's brilliant riposte to the corporate blandness of many modern hotels.
  • 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
  • wi-fi
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • good_value
  • gourmet
  • for_wine-lovers
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • outdoor_pursuits_(hunting
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Viewmount House

Viewmount House

Longford

In ‘beautifully maintained’ grounds, from orchards to a Japanese garden, Beryl and James Kearney’s early 17th-century mansion is ‘memorable for all the right reasons’, reports a Guide stalwart in 2019.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • disabled
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • rooms_with_a_view
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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
  • conference_meeting
  • wi-fi
  • country_house
  • gourmet
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conference/meeting_friendly
  • with_cooking_school
  • historic
  • baby-friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • electric_charging_point
  • electric_charging_point
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Inis Meain Restaurant and Suites

Inis Meain Restaurant and Suites

Aran Islands

Blending into the landscape, Ruairí and Marie-Thérèse de Blacam’s design-led restaurant-with-suites is on a remote Aran island, a stronghold of Gaelic culture.
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • fishing
  • wi-fi
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
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Rayanne House

Rayanne House

Holywood

‘There is a magnificent view over Belfast Lough’ from Conor and Bernie McClelland’s Victorian merchant’s house in large gardens close to Holywood Golf Club.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • guest_house
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
  • seaside
  • great_breakfast

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Last updated: March 07, 2019