• Cyril McAree

Tourism Ireland welcomes news that Ashford Castle is named number one resort hotel in UK and Ireland

Ashford Castle has been voted the number one resort hotel in the UK and Ireland, in the annual reader survey of the hugely popular US travel magazine, Travel + Leisure.

In all, an incredible eight luxury Irish hotels made it onto the ‘top 10’ list – with Ashford Castle coming in at number one and Ballyfin Demesne, Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, Sheen Falls Lodge, the K Club, Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Dromoland Castle and Adare Manor also featuring.




Every year, Travel + Leisure asks its almost 5 million readers to weigh in on their favourite hotels, cities, travel providers and more, in its annual World’s Best Awards. The magazine has unveiled the results of its 2020 survey, including its list of the top resort hotels in the UK and Ireland. To view the results, click here.

Welcoming the news, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “I am delighted to see eight of our fantastic resort hotels appear in the prestigious Travel + Leisure readers’ survey. I would like to congratulate all eight properties – it is truly another well-deserved accolade. Our industry has been one of the hardest hit by COVID-19, so this accolade is extremely welcome, as we look to the future and plan for the recovery of overseas tourism.”

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