Great Southern Killarney, Co Kerry
A retreat for over 160 years, Great Southern has the famous Irish welcome down to a tee. The resort is a place where time seems to slow down as guests enjoy the 6 acres (2ha) of grounds, a spa and an indoor pool. Rooms are decorated in warm, restful colours, reflecting the resort’s heritage, and each one offers luxuries, such as White Company toiletries. Meals include fresh local ingredients, served in the Victorian-era Garden Room restaurant, which showcases Kerry’s countryside.