This stunning hotel is likely Ireland's best hotel. Everything from the building, the history, and the service to the food, the rooms, and the bathrooms and amenities is just perfect and so very special. This is one of those spectacular hotels where you would spend all your time in and around it, exploring all it has to offer. It's not a place you would simply come back to in order to get some sleep after a day of sightseeing. Ballyfin is perfect for a short stay to recharge yourself, for a romantic weekend, or as a honeymoon destination. It’s also a great place for kids, but there are restrictions, and you’ll need to book the whole house to go there with kids aged under 9. Definitely go to Ballyfin if you can afford it. Dmitrii Siling

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Luxury
Secluded
Historic
Boutique
Garden
Gourmet
Sport
Stylish
Spa
900. to 1819 $
1284 to 1819 $

Castle Durrow is a mansion house that has been converted into a hotel but still preserves the heritage and history that is a part of the building. When the transformation of Castle Durrow was taking place, special attention was given to the bedrooms to ensure that it retained its architectural features but at the same time was comfortable for guests to enjoy all of the benefits of a modern luxury hotel. Guests who have stayed at Castle Durrow have been very impressed with the ambience and overall facilities of the hotel, especially the attention to detail and the customer service they experienced throughout their stay. The Restaurant has a relaxed setting to it and a very informal environment. The menu is changed on a weekly basis and weekly specials are determined by the locally sourced fish and poultry. Aleksandr Siling

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Historic
Boutique
Garden
Stylish
53 to 278 $
Superb score on Booking.com

If you are looking to move away from city life and find a quiet spot in the country that is pristine and relaxing, need look no further than the Roundwood Country House. It’s a great place to sit back, chill out and spend quality time with family and friends. During the day, there are a number of popular tourist locations that guests can go visit. The house is situated around 75 minutes away from the centre of Dublin and can be used as an ideal base to see the Midlands. Roundwood House is also a great location to host small parties and even business events. If you are looking to have a small to medium scale traditional Irish wedding, then Roundwood could be an ideal location, as long as your wedding reception does not exceed 60 guests. Aleksandr Siling

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Cottage
Historic
Garden
Boutique
Family
102 to 200. $
160 to 214 $

County Laois

All that you need to know about Ireland’s County Laois

Most people visit Ireland without every discovering the beauty of County Laois. Formerly known as the Queen’s County, this enchanting county is not very far from Dublin and is part of the Midlands region. The county is slowly beginning to bring in more tourists...

Spa hotels in Laois

The Heritage Killenard typically markets itself as a spa resort and offers many programs. Ballyfin offers the very best spa programs, with highly trained experts at hand to advise on and apply treatments that are best suited to your needs.

The best place for a wedding in Laois

Among the best hotels available as wedding destinations in Laois, four in particular stand out for their attention to detail, excellent service, and outstanding surroundings to make any wedding a memorable event. These are the Ballyfin Demesne, Castle Durrow, ...