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What We Love

  • Every luxurious room has unique handmade touches
  • Walking distance to the quaint town of Adare, one of the most charming in Ireland
  • Legendary facilities and activities on the estate, from falconry and fly fishing to medieval ruins and hiking trails
  • A wide choice of high-quality dining experiences, including gourmet chef tasting menus and fish and chips
  • The best inland golf course in Ireland, an impeccably maintained Robert Trent Jones Sr. design that has repeatedly hosted the Irish Open and is known as “Ireland’s Augusta”
  • Free WiFi

What To Know

  • Most optional activities, from spa to golf to other sports, are costly add-ons
  • Three-night minimum on the Deluxe Room
  • Dunraven Staterooms are significantly larger than Standard Rooms and even more ornate than Staterooms
  • Both rental cars and taxis are quite pricey in Ireland, and taxi transfers from Shannon Airport will run to nearly $200, round-trip
  • Adare does a lot of group business
  • The resort has a fairly formal atmosphere, and most guests dress the part

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Golf Course
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

Adare Manor is a true luxury resort, one of the top three or four in all of Ireland, and it has long been the choice of countless celebrities and sporting figures. While the tariffs are steep, if you can afford it, the service and facilities are equaled by few hotels in the world, with a long list of tempting activities, one of Ireland’s finest spas and a wealth of dining options. In short, Adare Manor melds the best of Irish hospitality and Irish opulence under one roof — on 840 acres.

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Its unique “calendar house” design features exactly 365 stained glass windows and 52 chimneys, topping the 75 working fireplaces. The place is so unique and steeped in antiquity that guided historical tours are offered daily, and well worth taking.

The 2nd Earl of Dunraven, who undertook the immense two-decade architectural endeavor on show today, was a devoted outdoors and sporting enthusiast, and that predilection lives on in the resort’s endless list of on-site activities. These include archery, bicycling, fly fishing, clay target shooting, falconry and horseback riding, all available for experts, total novices and everyone in between. Special activities often arranged for guests include whiskey tastings and hot air balloon flights.

Then there is the golf course. Easily the most highly regarded of Ireland’s resort layouts, it’s a scenic masterpiece adorned with elaborate stone bridges, stone bulkheads on its many lakes and creeks, absolutely pristine greens, and well-kept flower beds at every turn. The host of two recent Irish Opens, this beauty is the work of the late, great Robert Trent Jones Sr., and its condition and beauty lead to frequent comparisons with the Magnolia-festooned Augusta National, of Master’s fame.

Despite all these attractions on the vast resort property, perhaps Adare Manor’s greatest asset is its location at the foot of the main street in Adare village. With its thatch roofs, antique shops, galleries and restaurants, this is one of the most charming towns in Ireland, and while other tourists go to great lengths to get here by car or tour bus, you simply have to walk out your door and across the great estate lawns to enjoy the town’s welcoming and historic flair.

How to Get There

Adare Manor Hotel
Adare
Adare, 00000 Ireland

Reviews

this is a place that invites you to come back
boswo

Such a splendid property with a superb staff. The rooms are fantastic, my wife claimed it to have the best bathroom ever!! The grounds are impeccable and the golf course is fantastic. They did an amazing job with this old building making it so comfortable. I will not comment on the food, except to say that the owner's grandmothers raisin bread recipe makes up for the other shortcomings.

Best Hotel in the World...and I have traveled the world...
gigitexas

Went to Adare Manor so that my husband could play golf. This hotel was AMAZING!!!! Beautiful flowered grounds with lots of room to walk, jog, bike, take a photographic safari or just sit and meditate. There was so much to do for a "golf widow"! The falconry course was the highlight of my stay. So unusual and interesting. Audio tour of the grounds. Archery. Nice spa and pool. Wonderful tea. And the building itself...like staying at Downton Abbey! All the common areas were GORGEOUS with the sunlit drawing room with multiple antiques, a chess board, and a view of the garden my favorite. And our huge hotel room in the main building overlooked the river and golf course and had a huge chandelier! It was lovely! Probably the nicest hotel room I ever stayed in. Ten minute walk to the village. And the staff was soooo friendly...the doorman remembers your name! I give it my HIGHEST recommendation! And I would go back in a heartbeat!

Second amazing visit to the best hotel in the world!
Highheeledlady

Myself and a large family group stayed here for three days in August 2018 and then again in August 2019. It was simply amazing on both occasions.
Firstly the staff..... fantastic I can not commend everyone enough. From the moment you arrive until check out the service we encountered in both occasions were second to none.
When we checked in on the second occasion we stayed in the very same room with a welcome back note and complimentary pastries. Such a wonderful personal touch.
The food at breakfast in The Galley and In the oak room were both amazing. We also ate in the carriage house restaurant which didn’t disappoint.... we were offered a choice of steak knife for our steaks.
Amazing. Will definitely be back and can’t wait to return.