Get Inspired by 3 Totally Stunning Irish Hotels
Ireland is in the spotlight today, and with all this celebration of the Irish, we can't help but feel we're overdue for a trip to the island nation. Feel the same? We've hand-picked a few gorgeous boutique design hotels in Ireland where we wouldn't mind spending the rest of our days. Whether you're looking for a place to escape or hunting for interior design inspiration, these pretty spaces offer the best of both worlds.
Built as a classical Georgian home for Lord Chief Justice Sir Richard Pyne, historic Irish country manor Ballyvalone House is now home to a young family with three children and a run as a bed-and-breakfast. For a romantic getaway or a family vacation, the North Cork property offers luxury accommodations and salmon fishing on the nearby river Blackwater. With crisp bedding, gorgeous clawfoot tubs, and thoughtfully selected decor, the house is elegant yet laid-back—with none of the frills that give B&Bs a bad name.
Located in County Meath, Bellinter House is a magnificent example of an 18th-century Palladian-style country house. Designed by a renowned architect, the property exudes period glamour, yet its interiors have been tastefully updated with a contemporary aesthetic—think leather poofs, African JuJu hats, faux taxidermy, and midcentury furniture. The juxtaposition of old and new is striking.
A five-star, privately owned luxury hotel located close to Cork and Waterford, Cliff House clings to the south side of Ardmore Bay. With private balconies, sun-drenched terraces, dramatic architecture, and colorful contemporary suites, the Irish modern design makes a great getaway for families and couples alike—provided you’re prepared to be totally pampered.
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