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Condé Nast Traveller Reveals Its List Of Ireland's Top 10 Hotels For 2021

Published on Oct 8 2021 1:00 PM in Hotel tagged: the westbury / park hotel / Ballyfin / irish hotels / The Marker Hotel / The Merrion / Lough Eske Castle / Conrad / Kilkea Castle / Ballynahinch Castle Hotel / Condé Nast Traveller / The Morrison Hotel

Condé Nast Traveller Reveals Its List Of Ireland's Top 10 Hotels For 2021

As reported by The Irish Independent, Condé Nast Traveller has revealed its list of Ireland's top 10 hotels.

Additionally, Galway is one of the world's top 10 cities to visit, and Ashford Castle is one of the top 10 resorts in Europe, according to readers of Condé Nast Traveller.

The US travel bible has announced the winners of its Readers' Choice Travel Awards for 2021, ranking what it says are the world's best hotels, cities, countries, villas, trains, airlines, cruises and more.

Condé Nast Traveller Top 10

La Mamounia in Marrakech, Morocco has been named as world's best hotel, while Singapore Airlines tops the list of the world’s best airlines.

"As restrictions ease, it is clear that our readers have spent much of the last year and a half dreaming about travel and planning future adventures," Divia Thani, global editorial director, reportedly said.

He reportedly added that the diversity of winners represents "a desire to get back out into the world and experience the best of what the travel industry has to offer."

The awards see Ireland ranked 14th best country to visit, sitting between Kenya (13) and Israel (15) on a list topped by Portugal, New Zealand, and Japan.

Condé Nast Traveller also named the Top 10 hotels in Ireland, as determined from the responses of over 800,000 readers, which are as follows:

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

Largely voted on by US-based readers, Condé Nast's categories and winners tend to reflect the ways its voters travel and the places they visit.

Readers vote on a list of candidates in various categories, which must receive a minimum number of responses and overall rating to be eligible.

Galway ranked ninth on a best cities list topped by Istanbul, Porto and San Sebastián, while Ashford Castle was named seventh best resort in Europe, on a list headed up by Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, France.

With restrictions lifting and the industry unlocking, most people nominating via Condé Nast's website reportedly said that "they wanted to take more trips now than ever before, and to seek out new destinations", the magazine reportedly said.

Sheedy's Hotel Lisdoonvarna

In other awards news this week, Sheedy's Hotel in Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, reportedly won the Editor's Choice award for Walking Breaks by the Good Hotel Guide 2022.

It is the second time the hotel has received the award in the past two years, first winning it in 2020.

"What makes it even more special for us is that these awards are completely independent," Martina Sheedy, whose family-run hotel first opened in the 1930s, reportedly said. "We do not pay to be listed and in fact it was a result of one of our customers, who stayed here, telling the editors of the Guide about our hotel, that we were originally included."

© 2021 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Conor Farrelly. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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