Far from being all rustic charm and cosy countryside cottages, Ireland is home to a burgeoning luxury travel scene that includes some seriously high-end hotel options. If you’re looking at pushing the boat out on your next trip to the Emerald Isle, you’ll have no shortage of luxurious places to pick from. Whether you’re looking for somewhere refined in the capital or a polished country retreat, we present some of the swankiest options Ireland has to offer, bookable with Culture Trip.
Thee location of Powerscourt Hotel – across a valley from the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain – is tough to beat. A Palladian, 194-room hotel on the secluded grounds of a historic country estate, this peaceful hotel in the Wicklow countryside offers a spectacular signature restaurant, and two championship golf courses. With bedroom options that range from a classic deluxe up to the Presidential Suite, a room that opens on to the balcony terrace is worth the splurge for their incredible vistas.
Sadie Whitelocks has contributed additional reporting to this article.