Fancy a luxury break in Ireland? I found 15 five star hotels in Ireland, for the perfect overnight escape.
I love searching hotel offers online and I’m always looking for good value in luxury hotels. These five-star hotels in Ireland are priced on overnight stays in January and February but if these dates don’t suit, simply change them via the links below to suit your requirements.
So grab your best friend, or your partner, and head off for a night in one of these five star hotels in Ireland, and give yourself something to look forward to.
- Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel – Dublin
- Lough Eske Castle – Donegal
- Savoy – Limerick
- Castlemartyr Resort – Cork
- The Fitzwilliam Hotel – Belfast
- The Dylan Hotel – Dublin
- Bishops Gate Hotel – Derry
- Muckross Park Hotel & Spa – Kerry
- Mount Juliet – Kilkenny
- The G Hotel & Spa – Galway
- The Morrison Hotel- Dublin
- Lyrath Estate – Kilkenny
- Carton House – Kildare
- Trump International Doonbeg – Clare
- Fota Island Resort – Cork
1. Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel – Dublin: €75pp
This luxury hotel break will you see you stay in a stunning Georgian mansion that dates all the way back to the 16th century. It is situated close to Dublin City Centre, yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.
2. Lough Eske Castle – Donegal, B&B €112pp
Lough Eske Castle is steeped in history and romance. Dating back to the 15th century and set within 43 acres of native woodland on the shores of Lough Eske, it certainly has the wow factor. It blends its historic past with contemporary luxury beautifully, and has a luxury spa with thermal suite and infinity pool for the ultimate relaxing break.
3. Savoy Hotel Limerick: €95pp
The chic Savoy Limerick hotel places you right in the heart of the city centre. Overlooking the River Shannon, it has three restaurants, a modern gym, spa, and plunge pool. With the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, the possibilities for day trips are endless.
4. Castlemartyr Resort – Cork: €125pp B&B
Castlemartyr Hotel is one of Cork’s most popular hotels. Set on 220 acres, with a 17th century country manor house adjacent to the ruins of an 800-year-old-castle, this super hotel has four different restaurants to choose from, a swimming pool and luxury spa. This deal includes breakfast too.
5. Fitzwilliam Hotel, Belfast: €87pp
The Fitzwilliam Hotel offers five-star luxury in the very heart of Belfast city. This boutique hotel offers modern guest rooms, great dining options and an ultra-chic bar. With all of the city’s top attractions on your door-step, this is the place to be seen in Belfast.
6. The Dylan Hotel, Dublin: €108pp
Dublin’s most popular five-star boutique Hotel boasts modern decor and spacious rooms. The Eddison Restaurant serves gourmet Bistro-style cuisine, and its location close to St Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street is just what you want for a luxurious stay in Dublin city.
7. Bishops Gate Hotel, Derry, €84pp
Did you know that Derry is one of the world’s best preserved walled-cities, and is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland? Derry is brimming with culture and history and is waiting to be explored.
The landmark Bishop’s Gate Hotel is located within the historic city walls and combines tradition with contemporary style. This is a superb deal to explore this beautiful city, and must be once of the best value five star hotels in Ireland.
8. Muckross Park Hotel & Spa – Kerry: €108pp B&B ( February)
Muckross Park Hotel & Spa blends traditional style with contemporary decor perfectly. Set amongst 25,000 acres of the Killarney National Park, all of Killarney’s highlights are right on your doorstep. If you can manage to tear yourself away from Killarney’s stunning scenery, the spa and dining options at the hotel are superb.
Note Muckross Park Hotel is closed in January, so I linked this great five star hotel deal for February.
9. Mount Juliet Estate – Kilkenny: €108pp B&B
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Mount Juliet Estate consists of two residences, the original Georgian Manor House and the chic Hunter’s Yard. This super deal is based on staying in Hunter’s Yard and includes breakfast! Why not treat yourself to a meal in the Michelin-starred Lady Helen restaurant, and make it an overnight stay to remember. I stayed in Mount Juliet last summer and loved it.
Read: My review of Mount Juliet
10. The G Hotel & Spa – Galway: €117pp B&B
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The popular G Hotel & Spa is Galway’s only 5-star city hotel.. This modern hotel has just had a €1 million makeover to its lounges and restaurant and its a great choice for a luxury overnight escape.
I stayed here recently and loved its bold design and lively atmosphere. Breakfast is also included in the price.
11. The Morrison Hotel – Dublin: €77pp
The Morrison Dublin, Curio Collection by Hilton is located just five minutes from Temple bar and O’ Connell Street, and a few minutes walk from the nearest Luas (tram) station. Its modern bar and restaurant is as popular with locals as well as tourists, and there is a fitness centre onsite too.
This five-star hotel is more reasonably priced than other five star hotels close by, and is a good value choice for a central stay in the city.
12. Lyrath Estate – Kilkenny, B&B, €98pp
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Set amidst 170 acres of parkland, Lyrath Estate is a luxury hotel with spa, indoor infinity pool, and two award-winning restaurants, yet only five minutes drive to Kilkenny city.
The spa boasts a thermal suites with hydrotherapy pool and heated massage beds, and there are a host of luxurious treatments available.
13. Carton House – Kildare, €104pp
Following an extensive redesign, Carton House reopened this year and is now Ireland’s only Fairmont managed hotel.
The Carton House Spa is housed in the 18th century mill building, and boasts an 18 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, as well as a two-storey gymnasium. Make sure to avail of one of the carefully chosen treatments, with luxury brands such as Margaret Dabbs and Aromatherapy Associates.
14. Trump International Doonbeg – Clare, B&B, €173pp ( February)
Whatever you may feel about its owner, the seaside location of Tump International Doonbeg is hard to beat. There are not many 5 star hotels in Ireland beside the beach, and of course the spectacular golf links course is another top attraction.
There is also a luxury Spa on-site and a choice of dining options in the Ocean View Restaurant, as well as the more relaxed Trumps Bar and Restaurant at the 18th hole.
Note the hotel is closed in January – this price is based on a Saturday night stay in February.
15. Fota Island Resort & Spa – Cork, B&B, €100pp
If you are looking for one of the best 5 star hotels in Ireland for families, then this is one to consider. As well as its close proximity to Fota Wildlife Park, it also boasts great family friendly facilities on site, including a kids camp during school holidays, a fairy trail, playground, and swimming pool.
The Spa features a hydrotherapy pool, with Ireland’s only walking river, which is renowned for its assistance in healing sports and fatigue related injuries. You will also find an 18-metre pool, gym and 18 different treatment rooms.