Hotel Classifications

Five Star Hotels

These include Ireland's most luxurious hotels, all of which are of a high international standard. They range from elegant, stately castles to prestigious country clubs and top class city hotels. All guest accommodation is luxurious and spacious suites are available. These fine hotels boast some of the country's best restaurants and offer table d'Hote and/or a la carte lunch ad dinner menus. Exceptional service and a personalised welcome are the norm in these hotels.


Country Houses

These include exclusive Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and Gourmet Restaurants, whose qualities combine charm, style, character and individuality. They are renowned nationally and internationally for their high standards of traditional hospitality, elegant accommodation and superb cuisine. Each property is different in style, setting, ambience and atmosphere. In an age of increasing uniformity this is indeed unique.


Four Star Hotels

These include contemporary hotels of excellent quality and charming period houses renovated to very high standards complete with all modern comforts. All guest accommodation is of a high standard an half suites are usually available. Restaurant facilities provide excellent cuisine and service for the discerning diner. Table d'Hote and/or a la carte lunch and dinner menus are available.

Three Star Hotels

These range from small , family operated premises to larger, modern hotels. Guestrooms are well decorated with the emphasis on comfort and all have a private bathroom with a bath and/or shower. Restaurants offer high standards of cuisine in relaxed and hospitable surroundings. Table d'Hote and/or a la carte lunch and dinner menus are available. These hotels offer a range of services, making them ideal for the cost conscious traveller seeking comfort.

Four Star Guesthouses

This is the top classification for guesthouses in Ireland. Guest accommodation includes half suites and all guest rooms have private bathroom with bath and/or shower, direct dial telephone and colour TV and radio. Many premises provide dinner and services include car parking, fax, newspapers.