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October 07, 2021

Experience Irish Hospitality in Luxury: 5 Best Hotels in Ireland

ireland hotel cullodenFull of iconic sights such as the Cliffs of Moher and Temple Bar, Ireland has much to offer. It is made up of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, making it an extremely popular destination with many travellers. Filled with rich history, lush green landscapes, castles, culture, distilleries -- Ireland is the perfect European vacation. One thing Ireland is known for, the people! The Irish people are a huge part of what makes Ireland so special! As a traveler, you’ll experience their fun sense of humour and extremely warm hospitality, especially when staying in one of these five incredible hotels and resorts.

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#1. Culloden Estate & Spa
Belfast, Ireland
This Belfast hideaway is Victorian grandiosity meets modern-day luxury! Sitting high on the slopes of the Holywood Hills, which overlook Belfast Lough and the County Antrim Coastline. A real majestic Gothic mansion with all the amenities to properly live up to the hotel's motto, ‘b
uilt for a bishop, fit for a king!’
With 12 acres of spectacular gardens and woodland the Culloden House was once the official residence of the Lord Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore. (Again, living up to its motto.) Having been newly renovated for the modern world, the hotel combines contemporary luxury with pieces from its illustrious past quite effortlessly.
TravelTip: Start your day with a full Irish breakfast, before venturing out on a leisurely stroll (or bike ride) through the gardens. See the nearby coastal path on your route as well & pop into town for some sightseeing. Then be sure to return to the Culloden Estate and Spa in time for afternoon tea, an experience you won't want to miss. 
4195_2_29_091215269073_2_0_1003#2. Adare Manor
Limerick, Ireland
This five star luxury resort is defined by its spectacular setting, authentic character, impeccable service, and true Irish welcome from its world-class team. Each room is lavishly appointed with original art, furnishings that reflect the Georgian-style and marble bathrooms. Visit The Carriage House on property for cocktails and classic Irish cuisine or the Michelin-star Oak Room restaurant with renowned chef Michael Tweedie. Experience the resort' new wellness facility, the Padel Club, which offers a wide range of invigorating and restorative activities to explore. Think padel, sports simulation games, pilates, yoga, personal training and gym work-out sessions and even a 17-metre swimming pool. Create your own itinerary all on property with falconry, archery, gun dog displays, clay pigeon shooting, fishing and more, with further adventures such as horseback riding and shooting available within a short drive of the Manor House.
Travel Tip: Calling all golfers!!! Get out on the greens at Adare Manor's pristine golf course, the host venue for the 2027 Ryder Cup. It's never too early to start planning your golf escape of a lifetime. (*this might arguably be one of our most favorite resorts!)

#3. Hayfield Manor Hotel Cork City, Ireland
Tucked away within private gardens located in the city of Cork, this hotel glamorously highlights the beauty of the Irish countryside just like the ones you read about in 18th-century novels. Absorb the unique and hospitable ambience that greets you when you set foot on the grounds. Each guest-room and suite is specifically styled with antiques and lush fabrics, offering a diverse range of superb accommodations. Spacious marble bathrooms featuring traditional deep claw baths with separate showers.
Enjoy the classic afternoon tea, complete with Champagne, fresh-baked goods, and Irish teas. Cork is renowned for its local gourmet fare with delicious dining in Orchids as well as a more casual meal in Perrotts Garden Bistro. Relax at the hotel's Spa, which has an array of Elemis treatments.
Charming decor, first-class service, amazing amenities - Hayfield Manor will take you on an Irish escape that is different from the rest.
3990_2_6_0831 3793_2_1_0917#4. The K Club
Kildare, Ireland (Dublin Neighborhood)
The K Club welcomes guest with the warmest of Irish welcomes with their highest of standards comfort and service all combined with elegance and unique charm of an Irish country house. Nestled on 500+ acres of gardens and parkland this beauty offers family rooms and an abundance of family-friendly activities. Picture fly-fishing, falconry, and horseback riding, as well as a spa, pool, and health center. It has everything to meet all travelers needs as it is perfectly located for guests to discover Ireland’s Ancient East and 5,000 years of Irish history.
The K Club boasts two Arnold Palmer designed golf courses, both of which have been hosts for numerous golf events including the iconic Ryder Cup and European opens. 3793_2_13_0917-14254_2_0_0910
#5. Mount Juliet Estate 
Kilkenny, Ireland
There is a legacy to the Mount Juliet experience. It stretches beyond the luxury of the bedroom designs and decadence of all the dining options that you'll see the moment you step across the threshold. A sense of romance is splashed around every inch of the manor with rooms that hold captivating views of the River Nore and the paddocks of the Ballylinch Stud. Continue to see the breathtaking surroundings on Jack Nicklaus signature-designed golf course or jump on horseback through open pastures and trek across woodland trails. Or feel the tug on a line as a salmon takes your bait from the River Nore. See for yourself the unparalleled way Mount Juliet combines deep-seated historical traditions with a unique range of activities all accessible on the estate grounds. Travel Tips: Learn how the Earl of Carrick & his wife, Juliet, made the Manor House their first home in 1750 by taking a tour of the Estate and explore the rich heritage present all around you. 4254_2_29_0910-1
If you're ready to experience the incredible hospitality of the Irish in luxury let us know. Get your luxury vacation redefined by VIP Travel Experience - we are here to help you get started and give you all the travel tips you'll need to know about traveling during times with Covid. Email me at tammy@viptravelexperience.com to get in touch and get started.
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