Condé Nast Traveler Reveals Ireland's Top Ten Hotels
The top ten hotels in Ireland according to ratings submitted by over 300,000 travellers for the 2017 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards have been revealed and are as follows:
1. Ballyfin, Co. Laois
2. The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo
3. Lough Eske Castle, Donegal
4. The Shelbourne, Dublin
5. Waterford Castle, Co. Waterford
6. The Killarney Park Hotel, Co. Kerry
7. The Merrion, Dublin
8. Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin
9. The Westbury, Dublin
10. The InterContinental, Dublin
Ireland is just one of the countries recognized by the travel bible's annual awards, with hotels representing just one of many categories. Other accolades at this year's awards included "World's Best Hotel", which was awarded to La Réserve in Paris, "Top Airline", which was awarded to Air New Zealand, and "No.1 City", which was awarded to Tokyo, as reported by The Irish Independent.
Describing Ballyfin, Condé Nest Traveler asserted, "If you've ever dreamed of summering at a country house, you couldn't do much better than this stately, 20-room Georgian home."
Additionally, Dublin was ranked as the 39th best city in the world for its "medieval buildings, live music, stately churches, and of course, Guinness", under all of which "hums a modern heart."