Looking for elegance, beautiful surroundings and the royal treatment from a hotel?

Look no further. “This is the place for you”, our readers of the Irish Independent said of Adare Manor, named Ireland’s Favourite Hotel in our Reader Travel Awards 2020. This is a “world-class” stay, “a once in a lifetime opportunity” and “without doubt, the best hotel in Ireland”, you told us.

“It is just wow. It’s like being in a fairytale! All the staff are so helpful and attentive, while not overdoing it and giving you space.” That last point is key, and was made several times. In describing the “old-fashioned hospitality” of this Co Limerick five-star, you were also quick to mention how “lovely, friendly” and “down-to-earth” its staff were.
“Spectacular service, they couldn’t do enough for you, from taking your jacket when you first entered to immaculate service for the dinner”, one guest reported.
They treat you as if you are a family guest they invited over and cannot do enough for you”, another said. “Simple as that!”
Our judges noted that, since it re-opened following a multi-million euro refurbishment in November 2017, Adare Manor has quickly established itself as a flagship Irish five-star.
As well as our readers’ recognition, last year alone saw it secure the Ryder Cup for 2026, a Michelin Star for its Oak Room Restaurant and a place on Condé Nast Traveller’s Gold List.
If this run of form continues, it may need a bigger mantelpiece.

The Irish Independent Reader Travel Awards 2020 are sponsored by Iarnród Eireann. Read the full list of winners here and share on social using the hashtag #indotravelawards.

For a full report on these awards click on https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/awards/

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