Ireland

Hotels in Ireland

It may be something of an eyesore from the outside (with a hospitalesque brick building that was panned by architecture critics when it opened in 2001), but the characteristically luxurious Four Seasons property has some of the largest and best-appointed guest rooms in town.

Ideal for a family reunion, this enormous thatched-roof stone house has undergone a six-year restoration by owner Alan Callender.

Standing outside on orderly Dawson Street, you’d never imagine the Indo-Asian fantasy that lies behind the door of this Georgian manse. The property is flamboyantly chic, its 37 rooms adorned with Balinese wall screens, teak furniture, potted palms, gold moldings, and mirrors.

The hotel’s main building is a five-minute walk from Powerscourt’s 47 acres of formal gardens and a 40-minute cab ride from central Dublin. The 200 guest rooms feature eiderdown-swathed beds and massive marble-clad bathrooms with heated floors and Bulgari bath products.

Occupying a cluster of four stately Georgian houses, which overlook formal landscaped gardens, this property set right across the street from the city’s government offices was carefully restored in the late 1990s to its 18th-century splendor.

A 784-year-old stone castle with 20th-century additions that recently reopened after a $75 million renovation. The 350-acre lakeside estate starred in John Ford's The Quiet Man, was the private residence of Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness (oh yes, that guiness) and now entertains a di

Epitomizing the “new Dublin chic,” this stylish, designy boutique property is a favorite among the city’s fashionistas. Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in the swanky D4 area, the hotel enjoys a peaceful location—although just a 10-minute drive from the center of town.

Located in Dublin’s city center, the Westbury Hotel is located just off Grafton Street, next door to the high-end Westbury Mall, and close to Trinity College and Temple Bar. A grand staircase leads to the lobby, which is decorated with marble floors and antique furnishings.

The hotel's owners include Bono and The Edge of the band U2. This Arts and Crafts hotel was restored by the singer and the guitarist and reopened in 1992.

The striking property, which opened in 2007, sits gracefully alongside the River Garavogue, surrounded by 18th- and 19th-century buildings.

Part Georgian town house, part groovy seventies crash pad, it's a secluded yet popular 20-room boutique B&B just off St. Stephen's Green. An ivy-clad door at the end of an alley opens onto a mirrored reception desk and sunken lounge.