Members of the public have been entering their nominations for the prestigious award since 2017 . An expert judging panel, including travel writer Pól Ó Conghaile, author Roz Purcell, and Fáilte Ireland’s Niall Treacy, then selected the final winners and runners-up from voters’ favourites and today (Friday) revealed the iconic luxury hotel’s placement in the coveted top spot.
High praise for Dromoland Castle by charmed voters honed in on the hotel’s hardworking team. “As beautiful as the grounds and castle are, it is the people that are the true beauty of this magical place,” one Irish Independent reader said. “Their attention to detail is not matched anywhere else,” added another, hailing “the best staff in the world”, a team of people who “couldn’t do enough for you”. The hotel is “elegant without being pretentious” a reader said. “Class with a capital C.”
Currently riding a winning streak, this latest award for Dromoland Castle comes hot on the heels of being proclaimed Best Hotel for Sleep by Tripadvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards last summer, also voted for by members of the public.
Dromoland Castle Hotel Director Mark Nolan says: “It is truly an honour to have been voted Ireland’s Best Hotel. There is no better compliment than having those who have experienced Dromoland Castle’s hospitality taking the time to nominate us for an award of this calibre. This has given us an incredible start to 2024 and we would like to extend our thanks to every single person who put us forward as their favourite hotel.
Read the full article from Irish Independent here.