5-Star Hotel Guide


The country-houses of this proud nation seem the essence of luxury, and are exemplified by its warm hospitality


Favourite 5-star hotels in Ireland

From Michelin-starred fare to championship golf courses by stunning country estates, Ireland is a modern-day treasure island. Amidst the rolling mountains and blankets of green you'll find a island nation that's world-renowned for its special blend of hospitality.

For the last word in luxury, book a special stay at Ballyfin, one of the most enchanting 5-star country house hotels on the planet, voted by Condé Nast readers in 2016 as 'The world's best hotel'. Housed in a magnificent 1820s building, the hotel seamlessly blends Regency grandeur with 21st century necessities and homely service, not to mention exquisite cuisine. The Luxury Explorer team has visited on many occasions and can safely say that you won't fail to be impressed.

For those eager to get onto the green and return to elegance after a long day on the course, then look no further than The K Club. Having hosted the Ryder Cup in 2006, keen golfers will know that the courses at The K Club are perfect, but this 5-star hotel also has much to offer off the green, with shooting, the spa and delicious meals at the various restaurants on site.