Inside Ireland’s Best Hotels in 2021

With restrictions on foreign travel still continuing, plenty of holidaymakers would undoubtedly be interested in the winners at the 2021 Irish Hotel Awards.

With various categories and prizes up for grabs, the main three awards can be then separated into the three, four, and five-star hotels in Ireland.

Here is a breakdown of the winners:

Ireland’s best three-star hotel

The Great National South Court Hotel in Limerick took the honours in this field.

The hotel that’s 15 minutes from Shannon Airport retained the award after winning the same accolade last year and it also won prizes for: The great Irish breakfast, great place to stay quality award and excellence in service.

As per its description: “The Great National South Court Hotel is unique among Limerick Hotels offering luxury accommodation with a choice of 124 bedrooms including Executive Lifestyle Suites designed by International designer Paul Costelloe.”

Ireland’s best four-star hotel

It might not come as a surprise to learn that The Lodge at Ashford Castle in County Mayo won this award. Why? Well the beautiful hotel always seems to win the top prizes!

This is the second year running that the Cong hotel has picked up the accolade, which is a testament to excellence in hospitality and service.

As per the description: “The Lodge offers country house charm, fine dining in Wilde’s Restaurant and an exceptional collection of estate activities. This is one of Ireland’s finest wedding destinations, pairing warm Irish hospitality with a modern appeal.

The Lodge also took the prize for Fine Dining Hotel of the Year.

Ireland’s best five-star hotel

The luxurious and decadent Castlemartyr Resort in Cork was named the best five-star hotel in Ireland.

Located in stunning East Cork, the property is set on 220 acres of woodlands and green, and features the ruins of a 13th Century Castle and a restored 17th Century Manor House.

Other Winners

The gHotel in Galway was named Spa Hotel of the Year and also won the award for Hotel Bar of the Year, while the Radisson Blu in Athlone was named Business & Conference Hotel of the Year.

Three is the magic number as staff at Titanic Hotel Belfast celebrate the treble this week, having received the overall award of Ireland’s Hotel Restaurant of the Year, the regional award of Ulster Hotel Restaurant of the Year and the Great Place to Stay Quality Award at the Irish Hotel Awards 2021.

Mount Falcon in Ballina won the award for Self-Catering Accommodation of the Year, while the Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo won the award for Excellence in Service.

The Seasons in Carlingford, Louth won the Great Place to Stay Quality Award 2021 and Wedding Hotel of the Year (Louth).

Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort won Golf Hotel of the Year and Wedding Planner of the Year for Gillian O’Dea, the Garryvoe Hotel picked dup the honour of Coastal Escape of the Year and The Montenotte Hotel was named Ireland’s Boutique Hotel of the Year.

Meanwhile, The Dingle Skellig Hotel was named Family Hotel of the Year and there were wins for the Carrigaline Court Hotel, Sligo’s Diamond Coast Hotel for Irish Coastal Escape of the Year and Golf Hotel of the Year (Connacht Winner) and loads more hotels.

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