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Travellers’ Choice Awards
Travellers’ Choice Awards

Best of the Best Hotels

Luxury - Ireland

These winning hotels take everything to the next level (think: above-and-beyond service and amenities for days).

The Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.


The Merrion Hotel is a charming place in Dublin with historical and artistic touches. You'll find luxurious accommodations, including spacious bathrooms and attention to detail. For relaxation, there's the Merrion Spa and Health Club, featuring an 18m pool, gymnasium, and six private treatment rooms. Nearby attractions make it perfect for exploring the city. Dining options are abundant, with a 2-star Michelin restaurant, Patrick Guilbaud, and the Garden Room restaurant. Additionally, there's the Cellar Bar and the intimate No 23 cocktail bar. The hotel's elegant vibe, incredible art collection, and professional staff set it apart.
What travellers love most
 Heated pool
 Spa
 Restaurant
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best Hotel I have ever stayed at. The staff are unbelievably genuinely friendly,helpful-the service is superb. From the time we walked through the front door we were greeted with such warmth and helpful attention.The food was beautiful and fresh.
    Adventure15678616805
    @Adventure15678616805
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our trip with Brendan Vacations began at The Merrion Hotel in Dublin where we initially stayed for two days. We were greeted by two valets in top hats that were very welcoming. The lobby of the Georgian Hotel was lovely with period style rugs, furniture and Crystal chandeliers. We had three rooms for ourselves and our three adult children that were traveling with us and they were all beautifully appointed, very spacious with views of the government building across the street. The included breakfast was delicious and service was very good. We had dinner in the bar, restaurant and the lower wine cellar and each meal was delicious with great service. The hotel was on the south side of Dublin and was walkable as we did a 3 hour walking tour of the city including parks, gardens, shops and historic buildings. We went on a tour of the rest of the country and came back to The Merrion for our last afternoon/evening before returning home. I would highly recommend this historic hotel for the excellent service, beautiful rooms and location.
    WebsterMo
    @WebsterMo
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding on all levels. One of the very Best! Excellent warm and pleasant staff. A wonderful experience! Great location for walking as you explore the city of Dublin. A Clean and beautiful city. We felt very safe. I would highly recommend at least a 2 night stay to enjoy a total experience.
    Departure66150201157
    @Departure66150201157
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hotel is in an excellent location exhibiting attention to detail, exceptional service, friendly staff with nice rooms and restaurant on site! A Michelin Star restaurant is located next door to the hotel too! I’d highly recommend this hotel if staying and traveling in Dublin!
    Explore26406888689
    @Explore26406888689
    Reviewed June 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I stayed in Dublin for a few days at the end of May. Unfortunately we were unable to stay at the Merrion as it was fully booked. Nevertheless we made point of capping off our evenings by visiting the lounge and indulging in a few cocktails. The ambiance is wonderful, calm and tasteful. Service was absolutely superb. An acknowledgement to both Adrian and Conor who provided subtle, professional and attentive service. The cocktails were delicious with the Penicillin and Paloma being our favourites made by Jorge and Michele. Overall it was a memorable and pleasant experience and would certainly stay here if the opportunity arises in the future.
    MisterCheeky
    @MisterCheeky
    Reviewed June 2024

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5.0 of 5 bubbles2,466 reviews
The Killarney Park is where you'll find a combination of exceptional service, luxurious accommodations, and a family-run atmosphere. Set in beautiful grounds, it's conveniently located with heaps of activities for you to enjoy. Unwind in the steam room, spa, or sauna, or get active with horseback riding, hiking, or fishing. For families, they've got child-friendly activities and an indoor pool. When it comes to dining, the on-site restaurant serves delicious food, and you can relish the lovely outdoor seating. The hotel is clean, well-kept, and even offers complimentary car parking.
What travellers love most
 Indoor pool
 Salon
 Wine / champagne
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5.0 of 5 bubbles3,068 reviews
Adare Manor is a beautiful retreat in a picturesque setting. The accommodations range from luxurious rooms to spacious family suites, all well-equipped and comfortable. On-site, you'll find a variety of activities including horseback riding, fishing, and golf, plus a spa with a steam room, sauna, and heated pool. For dining, you'll be pleased with the high-quality breakfast and multiple restaurant options. The grounds are stunning, and the hotel's design showcases exceptional attention to detail. The friendly, genuine staff provides top-notch service, making your visit even more enjoyable.
What travellers love most
 Pool with view
 Massage
 Breakfast in the room
04.
5.0 of 5 bubbles5,596 reviews
Dromoland Castle Hotel is a remarkable place with historical charm and picturesque grounds. The well-maintained property offers a mix of luxury accommodations and modern conveniences. You'll find a variety of activities, such as tennis, horseback riding, and hiking, along with a golf course and a fitness centre. There's also a relaxing spa with a sauna and indoor pool. The on-site restaurant serves delicious food, including vegetarian options, and the friendly staff ensures outstanding service throughout your visit. All in all, it's a unique and enjoyable destination with a beautiful setting and elegant decor.
What travellers love most
 Hot bath
 Bar / lounge
 Entertainment staff
05.
5.0 of 5 bubbles5,004 reviews
Hayfield Manor Hotel, centrally located in Cork, is a charming and elegant spot with a cosy boutique vibe. It's got stunning grounds and a welcoming hospitality. The accommodations are sumptuously decorated, featuring elegant marble bathrooms and luxurious amenities. For relaxation, there's an indoor heated pool, fitness centre, and exclusive access to the Beautique Spa with a steam room, solarium, and sauna. You can dine at two award-winning restaurants, including the amazing Garden Room. The hotel has a unique old-world charm mixed with modern conveniences, earning it numerous accolades like Ireland's best five-star hotel at the 2021 Hotel & Catering Gold Medal Awards.
What travellers love most
 Pool
 Steam room
 Concierge
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4.5 of 5 bubbles3,011 reviews
Intercontinental Dublin is a treat for anyone seeking a blend of comfort and fun. The setting boasts a convenient location near beach access, as well as mountain and landmark views. Accommodations vary, with family rooms and facilities for disabled guests, all maintaining high cleanliness standards and luxurious amenities. On-site, there's an indoor pool, fitness centre, and even a picnic area. Relax in the spa, steam room, or sauna after a walking or bicycle tour. Relish the good food and drinks at the hotel's restaurant. Expect excellent customer service, beautiful decor, and a family-friendly atmosphere during your visit.
What travellers love most
 Sauna
 Evening entertainment
 Butler service
07.
4.5 of 5 bubbles3,731 reviews
You'll find The College Green Hotel Dublin, Autograph Collection a charming place to rest your head. With a convenient location and beautifully decorated interiors, it's truly a delightful spot for a relaxing getaway. The spacious, comfortable rooms are perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring. When you're not out and about, take advantage of the amazing facilities like the well-maintained gym or pamper yourself with a spa treatment. The dining options are impressive, too, featuring delicious food and phenomenal service. What really sets this hotel apart, though, is the friendly, welcoming, and attentive staff, who are always ready to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
What travellers love most
 Doorperson
 Restaurant
 Bar / lounge
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4.5 of 5 bubbles491 reviews
Cashel Palace Hotel is a stunning historic property set in a breathtaking location, complete with acres of gorgeous gardens to explore. Choose from a range of comfortable, modern rooms that feature high-quality finishes and top-notch amenities. Get active with horseback riding, hiking, or fishing, or unwind with a dip in the heated indoor pool, a visit to the fantastic spa, or a session in the yoga room. The on-site restaurant serves up delicious meals with a focus on supporting local producers, and the friendly, professional staff ensures a refined experience throughout your visit.
What travellers love most
 Light therapy
 Yoga room
 Pool with view
09.
4.5 of 5 bubbles3,813 reviews
The Morrison Dublin, Curio Collection by Hilton, is a great spot with a landmark view and modern facilities. You can appreciate the contemporary design and well-lit rooms, some even with river views and a private terrace. With family rooms and reduced mobility options, everyone can enjoy a comfortable stay. A fitness centre and meeting rooms cater to your needs, while the attentive and knowledgeable bar staff make your evenings enjoyable. Don't miss out on the complimentary breakfast and high-quality food at the on-site restaurant. Plus, it's well-located for exploring the city, with discounted parking available.
What travellers love most
 Car hire
 Babysitting
 Breakfast in the room
10.
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,312 reviews
Park Hotel Kenmare is a unique blend of historic and modern, set amidst stunning scenery and offering panoramic views of the bay. Designed for comfort, the accommodations are spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated, featuring cosy beds and upgraded bathrooms. When you're not exploring the nearby town and restaurants, you can unwind at the luxurious spa, take a relaxing walk through the garden, or engage in activities like horseback riding, hiking, and canoeing. The dining experience is exceptional, with a tasting menu and well-informed staff ensuring a memorable meal. Overall, it's a lovely place for a relaxing retreat.
What travellers love most
 Infinity pool
 Solarium
 Spa
11.
4.5 of 5 bubbles4,254 reviews
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin is all about a personalised experience in a great central location. You'll appreciate the clean, well-maintained rooms with modern furnishings and luxurious, spacious bathrooms. The fitness centre and business amenities cater to different needs, while the restaurant serves amazing food and ensures a safe and hygienic environment. What stands out is the exceptional service, with polite and helpful staff ready to assist, including a concierge with great recommendations. The hotel also offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests, making it an inclusive choice for your stay in Dublin.
What travellers love most
 Wine / champagne
 Concierge
 Bar / lounge
12.
4.5 of 5 bubbles3,632 reviews
Castlemartyr Resort provides a relaxing retreat with fantastic facilities and an inclusive vibe. Set on beautiful grounds, you'll find spacious rooms and attentive service to make your visit enjoyable. Get active with walking tours, yoga, hiking, or golf on the high-quality course, or unwind at the spa, sauna, or heated indoor pool. Pets are welcome, and there are activities for children, too. Relish the exceptional food at the on-site restaurant and take in the fresh flowers and plants around the resort. This place comes highly recommended for its efficient service and welcoming atmosphere.
What travellers love most
 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
 Heated pool
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4.5 of 5 bubbles3,390 reviews
When it comes to Cliff House Hotel, think of a place where exceptional hospitality meets stunning landscapes. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Sea and Ardmore, this hotel provides a premium experience with awe-inspiring views. It's well-maintained and features a wide range of amenities, such as a steam room, sauna, fitness centre, and heated pool with a view. There's also a delightful tasting menu at the onsite restaurant, with outstanding quality food. It doesn't stop there, as the hotel is also dog-friendly and offers nearby hiking trails for some outdoor fun. The friendly and efficient staff will ensure a phenomenal stay, making it a fantastic choice for a memorable getaway.
What travellers love most
 Beach
 Indoor pool
 Massage
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4.5 of 5 bubbles3,994 reviews
Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collection is situated in a picturesque location with well-maintained grounds and a backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain. The spacious, grand accommodations make for a 5-star experience, complete with luxurious bedding and top-notch amenities. There's plenty to do, from horseback riding and hiking to enjoying the indoor heated pool, spa, and golf course. Dining is delightful with a generous breakfast and an accommodating restaurant, while the knowledgeable concierge helps ensure your needs are met. What sets it apart is its exceptional service, friendly staff, and a spotless environment that makes it a truly remarkable place to unwind.
What travellers love most
 Pool
 Salon
 Butler service
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4.0 of 5 bubbles3,604 reviews
Fota Island Resort is a family-friendly place with a superb location, featuring excellent amenities and top-quality cleanliness. You can relax in their spacious rooms with comfortable beds or enjoy activities like canoeing, golfing, and tennis. There's a fitness centre, yoga room, and indoor heated pool to keep you active, while the spa, steam room, and sauna are perfect for unwinding. Satisfy your appetite at the on-site restaurant, serving delicious food with the help of friendly and personable staff. The resort's beautiful grounds and outstanding concierge service truly set it apart from the rest.
What travellers love most
 Kids' outdoor play equipment
 Hot bath
 Steam room
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4.5 of 5 bubbles2,414 reviews
Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa is a serene retreat with a mix of modern and classic design, set against a stunning backdrop of mountains and landmarks. The rooms cater to families and those with reduced mobility, ensuring a comfortable stay for everyone. The hotel's facilities include a tennis court, indoor heated pool, and fitness centre, as well as a picnic area for outdoor relaxation. For a rejuvenating experience, try the top-class spa, steam room, or sauna. When hunger strikes, treat yourself to delicious meals at the on-site restaurant, known for its excellent service and friendly atmosphere.
What travellers love most
 Sauna
 Evening entertainment
 Doorperson
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4.5 of 5 bubbles3,058 reviews
The Heritage is a great spot for a relaxing getaway, with its unique blend of modern facilities and beautiful decor. You can unwind in the spa, complete with sauna, steam room, and solarium, or stay active with fitness classes and a golf course. There's a fantastic restaurant serving good food, and don't forget to try the lovely cocktails at the bar. The accommodations are comfortable, featuring cosy beds and great views. With its convenient location, outstanding cleanliness, and excellent service, The Heritage is sure to provide a memorable experience.
What travellers love most
 Solarium
 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
 Heated pool
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4.5 of 5 bubbles1,512 reviews
The K Club, set in a calm and peaceful setting, is a beautiful hotel with a stunning and luxurious suite. It's well-maintained with exceptional facilities and efficient check-in, thanks to the warm and friendly staff. You can partake in walking tours or horseback riding, and enjoy on-site activities like tennis, golf, a heated indoor pool, and a spa with a steam room and sauna. There's also a fantastic restaurant and a picnic area for a pleasant dining experience. Christmas lights add a magical touch to the hotel's impressive front facade, making it a memorable place to stay.
What travellers love most
 Babysitting
 Indoor pool
 Spa
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4.5 of 5 bubbles583 reviews
Check out The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens, where you can explore beautiful grounds and enjoy a variety of activities. With spacious, comfortable rooms and thoughtful decor, you'll appreciate the intimate atmosphere. On-site, there's a tennis court, golf course, sauna, and more to keep you entertained. Nearby, you can try horseback riding or hiking. The restaurant serves delicious food in a cosy setting, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. What sets this hotel apart is its combination of exceptional service and outstanding location, ensuring a memorable experience without breaking the bank.
What travellers love most
 Kids club
 Pool with view
 Massage
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful beach
Excellent beach. Crystal clear turquoise sea, golden sand. Cafe at the top of the stairs, donuts on the beach. A real gem.
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4.5 of 5 bubbles4,029 reviews
Lyrath Estate, set in a beautiful location with well-maintained grounds, provides a bright and cheery atmosphere where you can unwind in comfortable, quiet rooms. The exceptional spa, complete with steam room and sauna, creates a calm and relaxing vibe, while the fitness centre and indoor heated pool cater to your active side. There's also a children' playground for the little ones to enjoy. With excellent food and attentive restaurant staff, dining is a pleasure, and the lovely decor and ambience throughout the estate will make your visit truly enjoyable. The spacious rooms and bathrooms add to the overall charm of this warm and welcoming estate.
What travellers love most
 Kids club
 Pool
 Salon
21.
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,142 reviews
Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg is a delightful spot with breathtaking Atlantic views and a long beach perfect for strolls. Each bedroom is a private suite on its own floor, ensuring comfort and seclusion, while the beds, pillows, and linens promise an exceptional sleep experience. The hotel features an impressive golf course, relaxing spa, and a range of activities like horseback riding and mini golf. Dining options are aplenty, and the charming staff go the extra mile to ensure an enjoyable stay. With its elegant ambience and well-appointed amenities, this hotel truly stands out.
What travellers love most
 Beach
 Car hire
 Hot bath
22.
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,589 reviews
Dylan Hotel has got it all: a great location, exceptional service, and elegant boutique vibes. Each room is superbly appointed, creating a cosy atmosphere for you to unwind in. The excellent breakfast and top-notch room service make for a delightful stay, while the variety of local restaurant options gives you a chance to explore the area's culinary scene. This dog-friendly spot also caters to business travellers with meeting rooms and a business centre. So whether you're travelling for work or leisure, Dylan Hotel ensures a comfortable and memorable experience.
What travellers love most
 Restaurant
 Concierge
 Bar / lounge
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4.5 of 5 bubbles1,838 reviews
Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection is a delightful country retreat on 500 acres of lush parkland, complete with ancient trees, woodland, and miles of rushing river. Exceptional equestrian centre, golf course, and fishing opportunities await, while upgraded accommodations ensure a cosy stay. Satisfy your appetite at the Michelin-starred restaurant or the excellent clubhouse, then unwind at the lovely pool and spa. You'll appreciate the stunning decor and surroundings, as well as the friendly and experienced staff that make this estate truly unique.
What travellers love most
 Sauna
 Steam room
 Breakfast in the room
24.
4.5 of 5 bubbles4,035 reviews
The Europe Hotel & Resort promises a unique stay with its stunning lakeside setting and beautiful grounds. You'll find spacious accommodations with modern and chic decor, ensuring your comfort and relaxation. Exceptional leisure facilities include a 50,000 sq. ft lakeshore spa, indoor and outdoor vitality pools, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, and complimentary horse riding and indoor tennis. For dining, there are three on-site restaurants with outdoor terraces and two bars, providing mouth-watering food and excellent drinks. The child-friendly atmosphere, amazing views, and superb service make this hotel special, while its proximity to Killarney National Park offers opportunities for boat and fishing trips.
What travellers love most
 Saltwater pool
 Kids' outdoor play equipment
 Wine / champagne
25.
4.5 of 5 bubbles5,071 reviews
Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel is a top-notch spot with a fantastic mix of comfort and style. It's well-furnished and has excellent communication, making your visit a breeze. The open plan lobby and restaurant create a lively vibe, while the tranquil spaces allow for relaxation. You can take advantage of the amazing spa, first-class leisure pool area, and 24-hour room service. The food is tasty, with a great variety of breakfast options, and the cocktails won't disappoint. With a quick check-in process and friendly, helpful staff, this hotel definitely stands out from the rest.
What travellers love most
 Rooftop bar
 Rooftop terrace
 Butler service
26.
5.0 of 5 bubbles3,363 reviews
As Ireland's first and only Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
What travellers love most
 Kids pool
 Yoga room
 Entertainment staff
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