#Ireland castle chosen as this year’s best luxury hotel

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An opulent, carefully restored, 18th-century castle in Ireland has been named the hotel of the year by experts at luxury travel network Virtuoso.

At the group’s 2018 best of the best awards held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States, Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland took the night’s top honor of hotel of the year, a title which recognizes “an iconic hotel that epitomizes excellence in luxury hospitality and acts as a positive change in the community”.

The win comes just a year after Adare Manor’s reopening, following a painstaking 21-month restoration process that involved 670 construction workers, craftspeople and artisans who were tasked with adding a new 42-room wing to the castle. The manor now features 104 rooms in total.

Other new additions include a ballroom with a capacity of 350 guests for weddings, meetings and events, a remodelled on-site golf course, and the opening of The Carriage House Restaurant, Terrace and Bar which debuted this spring.

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The Spa at Adare Manor is also the first and only La Mer Spa in Ireland and Britain, affirming its standing as one of the most extravagant properties in the region. La Mer sits on the highest rungs of the beauty world with triple-digit price points.

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Meanwhile, beyond the castle’s impressive facade of parapets, turrets, arches and columns lies a hidden significance – 365 leaded windows, 52 chimneys, seven stone pillars and four towers mark the annual number of days, weeks and seasons in a year.

Other architectural features include gargoyles, wood carvings and displays of heraldry.

Inside, rooms are elegantly decorated with statement pieces like wall tapestries, plush tufted sofas and heavy damask tasseled curtains, in a muted beige and off-white palette.

The winners are determined by Virtuoso’s 1,000 travel agency members, composed of 17,500 travel advisors from 50 countries, and editors of Virtuoso Life, the group’s travel magazine. 

Here are the winners:

Best Achievement in Design: The Silo Hotel, Cape Town in South Africa

Best Dining Experience: Meadowood Napa Valley – The Restaurant, St Helena in California

Best Bar: Brown’s Hotel, A Rocco Forte Hotel – The Donovan Bar, London

Sustainable Tourism Leadership: Six Senses Douro Valley – Lamego in Portugal

Best Family Programme: The Ranch at Rock Creek – Philipsburg in Montana, the US

Best Wellness Programme: BodyHoliday Saint Lucia – Castries in St Lucia

Best Virtuoso Newcomer: Hotel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel – Paris

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Constantinou Bros Athena Beach (4 Star) Hotel, Cyprus

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This property is 10 minutes walk from the beach. Athena Beach Hotel is a 4-star beachfront hotel in Kato Paphos, within walking distance of the harbour, archaeological sites, shops and nightlife. It offers rooms with balconies and 3 outdoor swimming pools.

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The rooms at Athena Beach Resort have air conditioning, LCD satellite TV, safety deposit box and coffee/tea making facilities. Guests are provided with bathrobes. The rooms’ spacious balconies offer views over the Mediterranean or the hotel’s tranquil gardens.

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There are many leisure facilities at Athena Beach Hotel, such as tennis courts, paddling pools, outdoor and indoor bowling and mini golf. The hotel features 3 freshwater swimming pools, a waterslide, a heated indoor pool and hot tubs.

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The hotel’s spa, covering an area of 800 m2, features 2 saunas, 2 steam baths, a gym and a hairdressing salon. A range of professional massages and other treatments are available.

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Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire hotel. Free private parking is available on site. The resort is located 15 km from Paphos International Airport and 140 km from Larnaca International Airport.

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Yeroskipou is a great choice for travellers interested in relaxation, food and beaches.

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San Clemente Palace Kempinski (5 Star) Hotel, Venice Italy

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With an exclusive location, on its own island, the San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice features 2 bars, 3 gourmet restaurants, and elegantly decorated rooms. It has a swimming pool and a terrace overlooking the lagoon.

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The rooms are spacious and fitted with elegant furnishings. Each comes with an LCD flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom made of Italian marble. Some rooms have Terrazzo floors, some overlook the lagoon, and some have a seating area.

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At the San Clemente Palace you can relax and unwind by the pool, set in the property’s own park and equipped with gazebos and plenty of tables and chairs. There also are a tennis court and fitness area.

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A free shuttle boat from and to St. Mark’s square to San Clemente Island and runs with a regular service.

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This property is also rated for the best value in Venice! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

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(4 Star) Hotel Fuerte, Marbella Spain

Marbella Beach, Costa Del Sol, Spain

Hotel Fuerte Marbella enjoys a superb beachfront location in the centre of the old town. It offers free WiFi, views of the sea and 2 swimming pools.

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The central location of this hotel means it is surrounded by shops and restaurants. It is just 7 km from the lively Puerto Banús with many bars and clubs. Málaga Airport is 40 minutes’ drive away. Private airport transfers are available for an extra cost.

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All air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Fuerte Marbella feature a private bathroom with amenities and a hairdryer. They also feature satellite TV and free safety deposit box.

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Hotel Fuerte Marbella is surrounded by large gardens. You can also use the padel court for an extra cost. There is also a children’s club for guests aged from 4 to 16, involving creative activities.

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The El Olivo restaurant offers a buffet breakfast and a changing dinner buffet menu. It also has show cooking. Fuerte Marbella has a piano-bar, a coffee-shop and the Beach Club Restaurant which specialises in fish and paella.

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Guests can receive special prices if they wish to play at golf courses in the area. The hotel also offers visits to the old town.

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Hotel Fuerte Marbella has a charging point for electric vehicles.

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This is our guests’ favourite part of Marbella. According to independent reviews, this property is a top choice for people who like to stay in the heart of the city.

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Pure Salt Port Adriano (5 Star) Hotel, Mallorca Spain

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Perfectly located between the Majorcan coast and the Sta Ponsa Golf Course, this luxurious, adults-only hotel has a panoramic terrace with swimming pool and you can unwind in the health spa.

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The hotel’s spa and fitness centre are free to all guests. Beauty treatments are available for an extra cost.

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With a sandy beach steps away, Pure Salt Port Adriano offers the perfect setting to enjoy Majorca’s sun, sand and sea. Admire the beautiful landscapes surrounding the hotel and watch the sunset from the large terrace.

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The hotel’s Bistro Marina offers delightful and healthy à la carte lunches and dinners. The Splendor Terrace Restaurant, with its spectacular views, offers excellent breakfast and exquisite Mediterranean and international cuisine.

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The architecture of Pure Salt Port Adriano is grand and elegant – taking inspiration from Majorcas tradition. Windows and balconies are framed by arched frames and walls are painted in Mediterranean tones.

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The hotel is situated above a modern marina, with a shopping centre designed by Phillippe Starck.

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Boutique Hotel H10, Punta Negra Mallorca

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Boutique Hotel H10 Punta Negra is situated in the tranquil Costa d’en Blanes with direct access to two picturesque coves. Most rooms have a balcony or terrace with views of the Mediterranean.

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The hotel’s extensive gardens contain 3 swimming pools, including one for children. There is also a small spa, with an indoor pool, waterjets, hot tub, and a selection of massages. Guests can also enjoy the Despacio Beauty Centre complete with a sauna and steam room.

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During the summer months, breakfast is served on Punta Negra’s main terrace. There is a restaurant with beautiful panoramic views, as well as a lounge bar and a chill-out cocktail bar during summer.

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Portals Harbour is only 2 km away with a shopping area, as well as many leisure and entertainment activities. The Son Sant Joan Airport is also conveniently located 20 km from the hotel.

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Belfast, Ireland

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In Belfast’s vibrant Gasworks district, the 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast features a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar. The spacious rooms offer free Wi-Fi and air conditioning.

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The elegant Nordic-style rooms are decorated in cool tones, and each features a TV with on-demand movies. All rooms have a minibar, work desk and a private modern bathroom with a hairdryer.

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Overlooking the Gasworks water feature, The Gasworks Restaurant serves an authentic Belfast menu and deli breakfast menu. Guests can enjoy a selection of snacks, fine wines and draught beers at The Gasworks Bar.

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Just a 10-minute walk from Belfast city centre, Radisson Blu Hotel is a 15-minute drive from Belfast Castle. Private on-site parking is available, and the Odyssey Arena is just over a kilometer away.

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Parking is free of charge for stays between Friday and Sunday.

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