Dromoland Castle, Dublin's Merrion Hotel and Ballyfin of Co. Laois have been included on Condé
Nast Traveler's Gold List of "the best hotels in the world" for 2018.
Dromoland Castle is described as an "outrageously beautiful" sixteenth century fortified castle on a 410-acre estate where guests are made to "feel like royalty".
In its assessment of Ballyfin, the American travel bible says, "If you've ever dreamed of summering at a country house, you couldn't do much better than this stately, 20-room Georgian home."
Commenting on the Merrion Hotel, Condé Nast says, "From the grand marble lobby to the manicured garden, the hotel is a calming, peaceful sanctuary in the middle of Dublin."