15 Oct 2021
A super-luxury break somewhere in Ireland is something everyone should experience at least once.
Ireland does high-end luxury like it’s meant to be. Style, class and opulence blend seamlessly with world-class service in a wide range of stunning properties in heavenly locations around the country.
Those seeking a hideaway in one of Ireland’s lavish castle hotels, manor houses, country houses and spas should look out for three new and updated luxury experiences making a splash on the upscale scene in Ireland’s Ancient East.
Following a meticulous restoration project and sensitive renovation, guests will soon be able to escape to the intimate luxury of the Cashel Palace Hotel in County Tipperary.
Set to open on 1 March 2022, the Cashel Palace will offer 42 unique bedrooms including six sumptuous suites that seem to belong in a fairy tale. This eighteenth-century former archbishop’s palace sits at the foot of one the most emblematic sites in Irish medieval history, the Rock of Cashel – and there are balcony views and private access to it from the back of hotel.
This iconic residence will also encompass the Bishop's Buttery Restaurant serving the freshest local produce, the original Guinness Bar, a magnificent ballroom and an indulgent spa.
For more than 250 years Carton House in County Kildare has been the finest Georgian estate in Ireland. Recently purchased by the Irish-American Mullen family and having undergone an extensive restoration and a luxury redesign it now open as the first Fairmont managed resort in the country, its sister properties including the likes of The Savoy in London and The Plaza in New York.
The renewed splendour of the great estate, which is also famous for its fine dining and two championship golf courses, offers hospitality on a grand scale. Choose from a number of bespoke curated packages, precisely suited to your requirements, check into a contemporary bedroom in the Garden Wing or one of the utterly luxurious staterooms and suites.
Cashel Palace Hotel, County Tipperary
Meanwhile, County Wicklow is home to the Marlfield House Hotel, long recognised as one of the most celebrated luxury hotels in the country. This Regency period house, set in 36 acres of grounds, has launched four new imaginatively designed pond suites to add to its 18 manor house rooms and contemporary two-bedroomed lodge.
Overlooking a pond, in a lush, wooded setting of mature oak trees and ferns, the suites encompass large open plan interiors, with patio doors onto a private terrace. Offering the epitome of a modern, luxurious country house experience, in the most private of settings, this is a classic listing in Ireland’s Blue Book, the bible of luxury Irish accommodation.
Those in search of the finer things in life should check out the full Ireland's Blue Book collection, or Hidden Ireland which offers fantastic country house hotels, town houses and manor house options.
The Irish Landmark Trust also has a portfolio of distinctive buildings, including schoolhouses, castles, gate lodges, country houses and magical lighthouses for self-catering stays, but if your idea of pleasure is leaving the details to someone else, then luxury travel specialists Adams & Butler can take care of your every need in Ireland.
The Morrison Room, Carton House
Carton House Presidential Suite Duke bedroom
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