Photos courtesy of Adare Manor
64, including 13 suites (staterooms)
Double rooms: 220–580 euros
Staterooms: 390–1195 euros
Special packages available
Open: all year
Adare is southwest of Limerick on N21. The castle is signposted.
On site: golf; fishing; clay
pigeon shooting; bicycling;
swimming pool; spa
Nearby: horseback riding; Desmond Castle; Ring of Kerry
Receptions; churches in Adare village; inquire hotel for details.
ADARE MANOR IS CLOSED UNTIL AUTUMN 2017 FOR REFURBISHMENT
Besides offering the usual resort facilities, this fantastic multi-towered and turreted Gothic extravaganza exudes a friendly atmosphere that extends throughout the manor and the surrounding 1000-acre estate.
Some ornate hotels can be overwhelming, but good taste reigns throughout Adare Manor.
The three-story-high reception hall boasts a magnificent wood staircase, crystal chandeliers hung from wood-coffered ceilings, and stone archways. Newspapers are laid out next to inviting tapestry-covered couches.
In the library, you can warm up by the fireplace while daydreaming over garden views, and perhaps choose a book from the outstanding selection to enjoy in your room.
Period reproductions furnish most guest rooms. The enormous staterooms feature Gothic ceilings, antique furnishings, and lace curtains. The hotel’s premier room, the Dunraven Stateroom, enjoys a sweeping view across the river.
Walking through the grounds reveals many small surprises: pet graveyards, a 300-year-old cedar of Lebanon tree, ruins of a former lodge, and inscribed stones.
Robert Trent Jones designed golf course