2019 Award Winners HOTEL OF THE YEAR 2019

Adare Manor, Adare, Co Limerick


As long as we have great independent hotels an important aspect of this country’s unique appeal will be in safe hands. We must treasure them, while we can.

Just as every capital city needs its great restaurants, every country needs its grand hotels – and it was a very good day for Ireland when one of its most important properties and the former home of the Earls of Dunraven, Adare Manor, came into the caring ownership of Limerick businessman J.P. McManus in 2015. Following extensive and painstaking restoration (‘a love letter to architecture and virtuosity’), this five star resort – which is synonymous with the postcard-pretty village of Adare - re-opened to well-deserved acclaim in November 2017.

The magnificent neo-Gothic mansion is set on 900 acres on the banks of the River Maigue and, thanks to the recent (and ongoing) TLC, it is now living up to its beautiful surroundings once again and enjoying a new lease of life charming visitors from Ireland and around the world with its tasteful luxury, excellent food and engaging staff. And best of all, perhaps, while very much a five-star resort, the revitalised hotel and its surrounding estate still retains its original familial warmth and we salute it especially for that. A stunning destination.

5 votes

Adare Manor

Adare, Co. Limerick
Hotel / Restaurant
5 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Deluxe Accommodation Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Set in 900 acres beside the River Maigue, Adare Manor is the former home of the Earls of Dunraven and has been the most impressive manor house in the region since it was built in 1832 - and, while the Dunravens have long since departed, the estate sti ...

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