The 9 Most Gorgeous Hotel Suites in Ireland
Planning a special getaway to the greenest land of all, where beer and laughs run wild and free? Here, a guide to the most luxe suites in the country.
The Ballyfin in County Laois
As the largest room in this transformed home, you’ll feel like royalty when you stay in the Sir Christopher Coote Suite at the Ballyfin in County Laois, Ireland. The room, named after the 15th Baronet and the senior member of the Coote Family, includes a sitting room and curved windows overlooking Instagram-worthy views of the fountain and the stunning grounds. As a perk, breakfast is always included in your rate! Don’t miss out on these undiscovered gems in Ireland.
The Shelbourne in Dublin
Ever secretly wished your family would one day reveal you’re actually a princess? Though—sadly—that’s likely not the case, you can at least pretend you’re a descendant of the crown when you stay in the Princess Grace Suite at The Shelbourne in Dublin. As a timeless landmark in this capital city built in 1824, it’s one of the most sought-after addresses in the country. The suite is named after Princess Grace of Monaco, and this is the actual space she stayed at when she visited. Get ready to pull out your camera, since you’ll see sweeping views of the city and St. Stephen’s Green.
Ashford Castle in County Mayo
In the stunning County Mayo of Ireland sits Ashford Castle, a destination in itself that offers some of the most charming and romantic Ireland-inspired experiences for lovebirds. Stay at The Reagan Presidential Suite, which as you can guess, was named after the president himself after he visited in 1984. It’s located in the oldest wing of the castle and comes complete with an original fireplace, an antique George III-style four-poster bed, and floor-to-ceiling views of Lough Corrib. And to ensure you can sit back, relax, and savor time alone together, this split-level suite also comes with 24-hour housekeeping, champagne and chocolate upon arrival, complimentary bar, canapes and a surprise gift delivered daily. Find out the other fairytale Irish castles you can stay in, too.
The Merrion in Dublin
For a top-tier experience in this bucket list destination, consider booking The Penthouse Suite at The Merrion. As you take in the high-floor views, you can enjoy this two-bedroom suite that’s been home to many heads of state, dignitaries, celebrities, and other guests—like you!—who seek privacy. Decorated with Georgian-inspired fabrics, marble floors and featuring a full-kitchen, you won’t need to pack too much to feel like you’re at home at this one-of-a-kind hotel. Be sure to check out the private roof terrace that overlooks the hotel’s garden, which dates back to the 18th century.
The Dromoland Castle in County Clare
In addition to a prime supply of beer, Ireland also has its fair share of castles, and this one is a must-see. How come? You can stay in it! When you book the Brian Boru Suite, you’ll rest your head where royalty used to live. In fact, Brian Boru was one of the last high kings of Ireland and his descendants lived in The Dromoland Castle until 1962. His suite is a spacious 700-square feet with jaw-dropping views of the property’s lakes and gardens. In addition to a former king, Nelson Mandela, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton also stayed here, too.
Adare Manor in County Limerick
After a two-year renovation to expand and restore this landmark, Adare recently reopened its doors as one of Ireland’s most renowned castle hotels. When you tour through this region of the country, stay in the Lady Caroline Suite, which offers a king-sized bedroom, a private sitting area, historical tapestry, 119th-century art, and Georgian-inspired furniture. In addition to spiraling views of the property and acres, guests who stay in this unique suite also have a dedicated butler who will tend to each and every last request you might have. Talk about service! Check out these mysterious sites in Ireland you won’t want to miss when you’re there.
The Conrad Dublin in Dublin
As one of the most respected names in luxury hotels, it’s no surprise the Conrad Dublin is a must-see when you visit this historical city. Overlooking St. Stephen’s Gardens, the Presidential One Bedroom Suite also offers views of the city. If impeccable service and plenty of lavish meals isn’t enough for your getaway, you can also try dancing across the baby grand piano that’s in your very own room.
The Morrison in Dublin
If you’re more of a boutique hotel fan, consider The Morrison for a more secluded and private experience. Here, you can reap in the views of River Liffey and enjoy easy walking access to Trinity College, Temple Bar, Jameson Distillery, Phoenix Park, Guinness Storehouse, and more. Book the Penthouse Suite, with 360-degree views, a private balcony, an integrated sound system, and more.
The Cliff Side Hotel in Waterford
Want a bit of sea and sand with your Ireland vacation? Consider this boutique property located in Waterford. Here, you can book a split-level, loft-like suite that makes you feel like you’re in your own home. As the largest on the property, you can wake up each day with a view of the ocean while sipping on your coffee and enjoying an Irish breakfast. In addition to deep sofas and original 18th-century furniture, you can also enjoy an early morning stroll with direct access. Now you definitely won’t want to miss these 11 stunning photos from Ireland to get you ready for your trip!