Two Irish hotels feature in the Conde Nast Traveller list of Europe's Top 10 resorts - the newly refurbished Adare Manor in fourth place - described by Condé Nast as "a statel
y manor house on hundreds of acres, a raging river, and a picture-perfect adjacent village" - and Trump International Golf links and Hotel Doonbeg, in tenth place.
Ireland's top hotel was named as The Westbury in Dublin, coming in ahead of Ballyfin, Co. Laois (2), and The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo (3).
Ireland's Top 10 Hotels (Readers' Choice Awards 2018) are
The Westbury, Dublin
Ballyfin, Co. Laois
The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Co Mayo
Park Hotel Kenmare, Co Kerry
Waterford Castle, Co Waterford
The Shelbourne, Dublin
Lough Eske Castle, Co Donegal
The Merrion, Dublin
Clontarf Castle, Dublin
The Readers' Choice Awards are largely voted on by US-based readers.
The awards also saw Dublin named among the world's Top 20 cities, taking 20th place in a list topped by Tokyo, Kyoto and Melbourne.