Condé Nast has had its say on Irish Hotels: Do You Agree?

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Condé Nast and its readers have given their verdict. And they’re saying that Adare Manor is the best resort in the world. In fact, two Irish hotels have made it to the world’s Top 50 hotels and resorts. What’s more, and this is something that we’ve always known – Ireland has also emerged on top, with it being voted as the friendliest country in Europe.

Those in Ireland, are no strangers to Adare Manor and its famed past. But its charms and Irish hospitality haven’t escaped the attention of Condé Nast Traveller readers – this year, over 240,000 readers cast their votes. They generously shared their updated travel knowledge of the world’s top hotels, resorts, cities, countries, islands, spas, trains, airlines, airports, cruises, and more.

The magazine describes Adare Manor out as “a thoroughly modern reinvention of a country escape”, praising its lush décor and many activities on offer.

You see the beauty of Adare Manor in this photograph, which may have been taken from a drone. You see the manor sitting on he 840 acres of pristine parkland
Adare Manor will host the Ryder Cup in 2027

Adare Manor has accepted this accolade with elegant joy, updating its website with “…Known. That’s how it feels. This is a place where even your first visit feels like a homecoming, where the first glimpse stirs something familiar down in your bones. When you arrive at Adare Manor, that moment of recognition is mutual.

A cherished heritage of Irish hospitality has been distilled into the spirit of welcome you feel within these walls. Adare Manor was a labour of love from the very start, created to delight, astonish and impress…”

You can see the lush interiors of Adare Manor in this photograph. There's a chandelier, two beautiful pillar arches, and long windows with some gorgeous furnishings.
Prestige without pretence, and authentic Irish hospitality at Adare Manor

Two other Dublin hotels also made it on a separate list by the publication (World’s Top 50 hotels). While this list was topped by Cheval Blanc St-Tropez in France, Conde Nast readers voted for The Marker (it scored at number 49) and The Westbury (it was placed at number 36).

So, what are Ireland’s top 10 hotels in 2022? According to Conde Nast, they are:

  1. The Westbury, Dublin
  2. The Marker Hotel, Dublin
  3. Ballyfin, Co Laois
  4. Lough Eske Castle, Co Donegal
  5. Conrad, Dublin
  6. Generator, Dublin
  7. Kilkea Castle, Co Kildare
  8. Park Hotel Kenmare, Co Kerry
  9. Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Co Galway
  10. Killarney Park Hotel, Co Kerry

Now, we need to hear from you. Do you agree with Condé Nast and its readers? And if you’ve stayed at the Adare Manor, do you concur with what the hotel says about itself, “…It’s prestige without pretence and magic without nonsense. Above all, it is the sense of belonging. You are known. You are family. You are home.”

Home audience in Ireland, do please share your thoughts!

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Prerna Shah
Prerna Shah
Prerna Shah is a media and content professional with over a decade of experience in both print as well as digital. She pursues her love of a good story and storytelling by writing features, blogs, essays and interviews.

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