– Putting Ireland on a different map

I got a notification from today about a chance to win a break with
I went and took a look at’s website and clicked on their blog where there was a post today about the top 5 hotels in the UK.

To my surprise I found that 3 of the top 5 hotels in the Uk are not in the UK, they are in IRELAND!!!

The three hotels listed are Ashford Castle, Hayfied Manor, and Dromoland Castle

It’s great to see that there aren’t 5 hotels in the UK that out-shine our best 5 star hotels

Maybe should check their geography?

The Post on

Top 5 Ambient Hotels in the UK

Thousands of hotels were included in the polls for the Best Hotels and Resorts in the UK. Ten different criteria were presented to the public and voters were asked to submit nominations for their favorite hotels.

The UK is an amazing are, full of diversity and culture. The following are the Top 5 hotels in the UK in the category Ambiance!

5. Dromoland Castle (Clare County, Ireland)

Dromoland Castle

Image credit: Dromoland Castle

This stunning castle lies on 1,500 acres of stunning Ireland hillside. One of the most famous in the area, the castle was once the home to royal bloodlines dating back as far as 1002. In 1962 the hotel was renovated and transformed into a luxury hotel – a place where you’ll feel like royalty from the moment you step through the doors.

4. Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons (Oxford, England)

Le Menoir Aux Quat Saisons

Image credit: Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons

Le Manoir Aux Quait Saisons is the brain child of the stunning Raymond Blanc. He envisioned a hotel where his guests would be guaranteed a stunning atmosphere, spectacular service, unbridled comfort, and incredible cuisine. The end result is nothing short of magnificent.

3. Hayfield Manor Hotel Cork (Cork, Ireland)

Hayfield Manor

The 88 room Hayfield Manor is as quaint and romantic as it is grand. Those visiting on business will feel as though they’re in a professional atmosphere, while those on a romantic getaway will feel as though they’re the only ones in the hotel. Visitors find the rooms, food at the Orchids restaurant, and surrounding grounds to be absolutely delightful!

2. Ashford Castle (Cong, Ireland)

Ashford Castle

Image credit: Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle is yet another stunning castle in Ireland, one of the most distinguished in the country. Once the estate of the esteemed Guinness family, the castle reopened as a hotel during the late 1930’s. The land provides a stunning backdrop for a romantic getaway or perhaps even your wedding.

1. Gleneagles (Perthshire, Scotland)


Gleneagles is a small hotel with plenty to offer. Each of its 41 rooms is designed to offer you the finest in amenities. The hotel itself is only a 15 minute walk from the beaches, marina, and shopping district. Relax and enjoy your stay at what was voted the most ambient hotel in the United Kingdom!


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