Ireland is not short of world-class luxury hotels but Limerick's Adare Manor has just nabbed one of the most prestigious accolades in the industry.
Seeing off competition from luxury hotels around the globe - including The Berkley, London and the Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat in St Jean Cap Ferrat, France - Limerick's Adare Manor has been named the Best Hotel of the Year.
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The award was presented as part of Virtuoso’s Travel Week in Las Vegas, the largest luxury travel trade show in the world. Adare Manor also earned a spot on The Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 Hot List earlier this year.
If that's given you a taste for a few days spent in pure luxury here are a few more top class hotels around Ireland that fit the bill.
No stranger to awards itself, Mayo's Ashford Castle is one of the best loved hotels in the country. Perched on the edge of Lough Corrib on a 350 acre estate, the castle also boasts a rather stunning spa and its own falconry school!
One of the most luxurious spots in the country, Portlaois' Ballyfinn is quite a special destination. With just 20 rooms, it feels like a country home (albeit a very elegant one!) and the service is second to none. Make sure to catch a tour of the house and learn its fascinating history
Dublin's historic Shelbourne, located on Stephen's Green, is a much loved landmark and has the city on its doorstep. For true luxury, opt for the Presidential Suite. Located in the Heritage wing of the hotel, this two-bedroom escape has two bathrooms, a living room and dining room with seating for up to eight people.