Ireland luxury hotels provide unique experiences in the kind of setting that will make you fall in love with the Emerald Isle. Of course the attractions, restaurants, and landscapes should make you want to visit this beautiful country, but each 5 star hotel in Ireland has its own allure that keeps travelers coming back. If you’re looking for luxury accommodation in Ireland, you’ll find it from Dublin to Wicklow, Kerry to Limerick. While of course they will offer luxury experiences, locally sourced food, and spas, what’s most important is they will also offer the hospitality and charm that Ireland has been famous for generations.
Where to begin when deciding on Ireland luxury hotels? The first decision to make is whether you want to be in the city or the countryside. If you choose the city, the capital Dublin is the place to be. The Shelbourne is a legendary 5 star hotel in Ireland with a deep-rooted history in Dublin. The St Stephen's Green location of this hotel can’t be beat, and they also have a great restaurant and oyster bar. Nearby is the 5-star Merrion Hotel, also with a great central location near Merrion Square. This hotel has a Michelin-rated restaurant and is well known for its afternoon tea, a splurge that is worth every penny.
If you’re looking for luxury accommodation in Ireland that is close to the city, check out the Ritz Carlton Powerscourt. This 5 star hotel in Ireland is located just 30 minutes south of Dublin in the so-called Garden of Ireland, County Wicklow. Besides being located on a stunning country estate with sweeping views of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Ritz Carlton is also home to a Gordon Ramsay restaurant. One great luxury itinerary would be to spend a few days in Dublin, at the Shelbourne, Merrion, or boutique Dylan hotel, followed by a few days relaxing in the country at the Ritz Carlton. River walks, bicycling trails, and beautiful gardens will keep you occupied during your country escape.
There are many Ireland luxury hotels outside of Dublin as well. On the west coast of Ireland, in County Kerry, there is a 5-star resort in Kenmare that critics and guests rave about: Sheen Falls Lodge. This country estate is full of crackling fireplaces, a library, indoor pool, and spectacular restaurant overlooking the River Sheen. Rooms are incredibly spacious and guests appreciate small touches such as fireplaces in the rooms, oversized bathrooms, and free wireless internet. A popular wedding destination, Sheen Falls Lodge has a quality of service that consistently brings repeat guests.
Other luxury accommodation in Ireland includes Adare Manor (pictured) in County Limerick. This castle provides access to a championship golf course and an award-winning restaurant. If you like the idea of staying in a historic luxury hotel, look into Ashford Castle in County Mayo. Another fantastic castle option is Dromoland Castle in County Clare. No matter what corner of the island you want to explore, there is a luxurious 5-star option waiting to welcome you. Whether you want to unwind at the spa or practice your swing on some of the best golf courses in the world, Ireland luxury hotels are the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate the spirit.