Five historic hotels you have to visit in Ireland

Ireland is known for its beautiful scenery and its abundant history, much of which is reflected in its beautiful hotels.  Here are five of the Good Hotel Guide’s favourite historic hotels in Ireland that you have to visit…

Five historic hotels you have to visit in Ireland

1
Enniscoe House

Enniscoe House

Ballina

It's ‘something of a mystery tour’ getting to this ‘fine-looking’ pale-pink Georgian house, ‘but utterly worth it’, says a Guide inspector.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • wi-fi
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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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Marlfield House

Marlfield House

Gorey

Approached through 40 acres of manicured grounds embracing woodland, lake and lawns, the Bowe family’s ‘ambitious, guest-centred hotel’ occupies an ‘imposing Regency house with sympathetic modern addition’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • wi-fi
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4
The Quay House

The Quay House

Clifden

In a small harbour town between the foothills of the Twelve Bens and the Owenglin river where it meets the Atlantic, Julia and Paddy Foyle run their B&B with ‘generosity of spirit’.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • historic
  • vegan-friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
10% discount voucher

Five historic hotels you have to visit in Ireland

1
Enniscoe House

Enniscoe House

Ballina

It's ‘something of a mystery tour’ getting to this ‘fine-looking’ pale-pink Georgian house, ‘but utterly worth it’, says a Guide inspector.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • historic
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
2
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
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
3
Marlfield House

Marlfield House

Gorey

Approached through 40 acres of manicured grounds embracing woodland, lake and lawns, the Bowe family’s ‘ambitious, guest-centred hotel’ occupies an ‘imposing Regency house with sympathetic modern addition’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • wi-fi
10% discount voucher 25% voucher Upgrade voucher
4
The Quay House

The Quay House

Clifden

In a small harbour town between the foothills of the Twelve Bens and the Owenglin river where it meets the Atlantic, Julia and Paddy Foyle run their B&B with ‘generosity of spirit’.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • historic
  • vegan-friendly
  • baby-friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
10% discount voucher

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    Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide