Ashford Castle is all about history, service, attention to detail and being made to feel like royalty, that’s what it’s all about. This majestic pile dates back to 1228, from whence it changed hands and appearance many times (it has gone from being, initially, a defensive castle stronghold to French Châteaux to Victorian neo-Gothic).What’s it all about? Well,
Aghadoe Heights, but the one thing that always springs to mind whenever this luxury Irish spa hotel comes up in conversation (which is more often than you might think, especially when you’re stuck at home either nursing a cold, or looking outside and wishing you were anywhere else but home) is the intuitive, instinctive skills of the hotel head honchos, Pat and Marie Chawke.There are many reasons to recommend
Lough Erne Resort resides between two prominent lakes on its own peninsula. And yes, that is as breathtaking as it sounds. All rooms have enviable views of the natural surroundings.A few miles from the famed island town of Enniskillen,
The Cliff House Hotel is aptly named – there it is, improbably stitched onto the coast, overlooking the popular picturesque summer resort village of Ardmore, West Waterford. The Cliff House has been at the forefront of national hotel attention since its opening in the late Noughties, garnering for itself in the meantime a wealth of acclaim, positive reviews, awards and stars (notably in the on-site House Restaurant, which nabbed a Michelin star last year).
Lough Eske Castle Hotel & Spa is Donegal’s only five-star hotel. It sits on over 40 acres of woodland, is a stone’s throw from its namesake lake, and won the World’s Best Luxury Country Hotel Award in 2009 and 2010.
Monart is situated a few miles from Enniscorthy, deep in the heart of the lush Wexford countryside, and arrived at by driving along small roads (big lanes?) that wouldn’t be able to make room for two BMWs or the like.The award-winning