Ballyfin Demesne takes TripAdvisor’s small Irish hotel top spot

Travel Bag: Wine tasting in Wexford, a townouse stay in Dublin, and a stately cruise

The super luxe Ballyfin Demesne, Co Laois

The super luxe Ballyfin Demesne, Co Laois

 

Small But Perfect

TripAdvisor has named its Top 10 Small Irish Hotels 2018, with the super luxe Ballyfin Demesne, Co Laois taking the top spot. Other winners included Castlewood House and Greenmount House in Dingle, Ballyliffin Townhouse in Donegal and Currarevagh House in Galway. For a full list of the finalists visit tripadvisor.ie. 

Ballyfin Demesne, Co Laois

Wine & Dine 

The annual wine tasting events at Kelly’s Resort Wexford return this March with winemakers Eric Forest, Pouilly-Fuissé and Domaine Montirius taking over the hotel for three days. Enjoy a sampling of fine wines when you stay overnight between Monday, March 5th to Thursday, March 8th. Half-board and overnight accommodation starts from €115 per person per night, visit kellys.ie for more.

Open House

The townhouse on Leeson Street known as House Dublin has upped its offering from cocktails and lunch to accommodation. Now you can stay in the renovated Georgian block and enjoy the log fires, glass conservatory and the garden’s olive and citrus trees during the perfect city centre stay. Visit housedublin.ie for more.

Stately Cruise

Sunway Holidays are offering the perfect city and beach holiday this June, with their Las Vegas, Miami and Bahamas Fly Cruise. Visit two of America’s most buzzed-about cities before enjoying the best of the Bahamas from €1,475 per person. The offer includes return flights from Dublin, four nights in Las Vegas, two nights in Miami plus a three-night Bahamas cruise. The trip is a premium all-inclusive and departs June 6th. Visit sunway.ie to book. 

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