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Ballyfin Demesne comes out on top at the 2019 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLER’S CHOICE AWARDS

January 2019: Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to announce that Ballyfin Demense has been named No. 1 Small Hotel and No.1 Luxury Hotel in Ireland at the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2019.

Ballyfin Demesne, widely admired as being one of the most lavish Regency mansions in Ireland, was also named in The Top 25 Small Hotels in the World as well as being included in The Top 25 in Ireland for both Service and Romance respectively.   

Several other Ireland’s Blue Book Country Houses and Hotels were also among the winners in the categories of; Top Hotels, Top Small Hotels, Top Romantic Hotels, Top Hotels for Service, and Top Luxury Hotels. 

Now in their 17th year, the highly-anticipated Travellers’ Choice® awards for hotels honour the world’s most outstanding. The 2019 Travellers’ Choice® award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide.
Top Hotels in Ireland 2019
Hayfield Manor, Cork
Merrion Hotel, Dublin
Cahernane House, Kerry
Castle Leslie Estate, Co Monaghan 

Top Luxury Hotels in Ireland
Ballyfin Demesne, Co Laois
The Merrion, Dublin
Hayfield Manor, Cork
Glenlo Abbey, Galway

Top Small Hotels in Ireland
Ballyfin Demense, Co. Laois
Blairscove House, Co. Cork
Currarevagh House, Co. Galway
Viewmount House, Co Longford
No.1 Pery Sqaure, Limerick 

Top Romantic Hotels in Ireland
Ballyfin Demesne, Co. Laois
Hayfield Manor, Cork
Castle Leslie Estate, Co. Monaghan
Blairscove House, Co.Cork

Best Hotels for Service in Ireland
Ballyfin Demesne, Co. Laois
Hayfield Manor, Cork
The Merrion, Dublin
Currarevagh House, Co. Galway 

Best Bargain Hotels in Ireland
Castle Durrow, Co. Laois


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About Ireland’s Blue Book:

Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants. Located throughout the island of Ireland these charming and stylish hideaways are the perfect choice for your romantic escape or weekend retreat. Also included in the collection are five of Ireland’s finest Michelin star restaurants. Ireland's Blue Book is the sole Irish representative association of Europe's leading heritage accommodation provider - Historic Hotels of Europe.

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