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4.5
Very Good 1625 Reviews
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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

4.5 Very Good 1625 Reviews
Superb hotel
Reviewed 15 hours ago

We have just had a very enjoyable stay at Adare Manor. The grounds are beautiful and the golf course looks spectacular; it is rumoured to be the venue for the 2026 Ryder Cup and it looks like the owners are spending a lot of money on the estate. We had dinner in The Carriage House restaurant. The quality of food was nothing special and the restaurant service was slow and unattentive so needs to be improved. Service levels certainly seemed to be higher in the hotel itself. Our room on the top floor overlooking the gardens was very nice, newly renovated to a very high standard indeed.

Wonderful stay at Adare
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at Adare for three nights for our honeymoon. It was by far the best accommodations throughout our 2 week honeymoon. The rooms are beautiful, the staff is amazing and our food was FABULOUS. I would recommend it to anyone for a short or long trip!

Outstanding and spectacular
Reviewed 3 days ago

I think I will never stay at a property more wonderful than this. I pretended that I lived there during my stay at this Earl Dunraven Manor. Amazing staff and help at every turn. The town is also very cute but mostly stay on this property to enjoy the grounds with an audio tour, bicycle riding, clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry and other activities.These last three cost extra so make a reservation before you come.
Service is amazing with a knowledgeable and polite staff. Excellent food in the Carriage House too with Hugo our waiter.
Bathrooms have heated floors and high end products.
This place is top of the line.A must if you can stay in the area on the way to Blarney Castle and not far from Shannon airport. We ate at the Wild Geese restaurant in town which was also excellent.
Stay here!!!

Fabulous Hotel and Resort
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying at this hotel as part of our trip to Ireland and Scotland. We had our travel agent pick the hotels and book everything for us, so we did not have any idea what our hotels would be like when we got there. We were extremely upset when we arrived and were not able to stay longer as our trip was coming to an end. If we ever head back to Ireland, we will definitely stay at Adare Manor again! Everything from the beauty of the hotel to the amenities were outstanding. The staff made us feel right at home, and were accommodating in every aspect. The food, golf and falconry were wonderful. What an amazing place! Thanks for a fabulous end to an amazing vacation.

Romantic And Beautiful
Reviewed 3 days ago

The staff was amazing, they took care of every you could ever need. It started right from our arrival and continued to the day we left. We ate dinner in the oak rooms and it is a must at least once while you stay.