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Accommodation - Ireland


Whether a rustic rural, old country estate, traditional villa or castle hotel, accommodation is carefully selected to always reflect the character and charm of the destination you are staying in. Some properties are situated in a stunning setting or have interesting historical and architectural heritage; whilst others may be chosen for their owner-hosted welcome or excellent food. Character is not a substitute for quality and comfort however and at all of our hotels you're guaranteed an en-suite, a great night's sleep and delicious food. There is a choice of twin, double or single rooms and while room sizes in older buildings may vary, each room will have its own unique style and character. Below is a selection of some of our special accommodations.

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Markree Castle - Ireland

MarkeeOwned by the Cooper family for 370 years, Markree was originally built as a castle in the 14th century. Following a loving restoration by current owners Charles Cooper and his wife Mary, Markree has now become one of the finest country house hotels in Ireland. Set in a secluded
500 acre estate in County Sligo, peace and relaxation, combined with good food, fine wine and old-world charm, make a stay at Markree a step back in time. Sligo’s only castle hotel, Markree is a truly unique hidden gem and a fantastic base for exploring this beautiful corner of north-west Ireland.

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Malone Lodge Hotel

MaloneLocated in the leafy Queen’s Quarter of south Belfast, just a 5 minute walk from the Botanic Gardens and the Ulster Museum, Malone Lodge Hotel is a boutique Victorian townhouse hotel. The bright, contemporary bedrooms offer a combination of space, comfort and modern technology and in the award-winning restaurant guests can enjoy excellent food, prepared using the finest local produce. For a more informal dining experience, Macklin’s Bar, with its elegant mahogany and leather furnishings, offers light snacks and a grill menu.

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Park House Hotel

Located on Forster Street in the heart of Galway city centre, the Park House hotel blends 4-star luxury with the warmth and personality of a boutique hotel. The hotel’s 84 bedrooms are decorated in warm colours, with natural wood furnishings and luxurious fabrics and feature satellite TV’s and tea/coffee making facilities. The Park Restaurant serves delicious home-cooked food, using fine local produce, on its table d'hote menu and the award-winning Boss Doyle's Bar, serving an extensive selection of wines, spirits, beers and cocktails is popular with visitors and locals alike.

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Kilkenny River Court Hotel

KillkennyLocated in a private courtyard, away from the bustling streets of Kilkenny city centre, the River Court Hotel is overlooked by Kilkenny’s majestic 12th century castle. The hotel has a classic style and an old world grandeur, with crystal chandeliers, elegant Georgian furniture and beautifully designed fabrics throughout the property. The 90 rooms and suites feature modern amenities and other hotel facilities include the Riverside Restaurant and an exclusive Health and Leisure Club.

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Beech Hill Country House

BeechBeech Hill Country House is an elegant 18th century rural manor house offering the very warmest in Irish hospitality. Located just 2 miles outside the historic walls of Londonderry (Derry), Northern Ireland's second city, it is also within easy reach of the Republic of Ireland's rugged but beautiful County Donegal. The hotel combines the best traditions of a country house hotel with the modern amenities of a 4 star hotel. President Bill Clinton has stayed here twice and he is just one of the ‘celebrities’ who have enjoyed the finest and freshest, and imaginatively cooked local food that is served daily in the award winning restaurant.

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Dingle Benners Hotel

dingleLocated in the centre of Dingle, in the heart of West Kerry, the Dingle Benners Hotel is an ideal base for exploring the magnificent Dingle Peninsula and surrounding areas. Offering traditional Irish hospitality and an old world charm, this hotel has 52 luxuriously appointed guest rooms where antique furnishings blend with modern amenities. Mrs Benner’s Bar, with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, has an extensive bar menu featuring the best locally sourced ingredients.

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