Ireland is world renowned for its 'Céad míle fáilte' and a recent poll from American magazine Travel + Living has cemented the place of Irish hotels among the best in Europe

Three of the country's top hotels have been ranked among the best in Europe by the New York-based magazine. 

Sheen Falls Lodge in Kerry, Ashford Castle in Mayo and Ballyfin Demense in Laois are the three Irish hotels that made the list. 

The Irish trio are in good company, earning a place among stunning establishments in Greece, France and Switzerland among others. 

While Santorini clinched the title of best island in Europe, two Irish hotels made it into the top 100 resort hotels worldwide - Ballyfin Demense and Ashford Castle. Ballyfin was even ranked among the top 40. 

Santorini
Santorini was voted best island in Europe 

The county Laoise hotel had another cause for celebration as they were awarded the title of the best hotel resort in the UK and Ireland.

Italian hotels dominated the European chart with six of the fifteen hotels based in the country. 

The list was assembled as part of Travel + Living's World's Best Awards survey, which sees magazine readers vote on their best travel experiences around the globe. 

Here's the full list:

Top 15 resort hotels in Europe

  1.  Castello di Casole - A Timbers Resort, Casole d’Elsa, Italy

  2. Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino, Italy 

  3. Mont Cervin Palace, Zermatt, Switzerland

  4. Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland 

  5. Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne, Switzerland

  6. Ashford Castle, County Mayo, Ireland

  7. Katikies Hotel, Santorini, Greece

  8. Canaves Oia, Santorini, Greece 

  9.  J.K. Place Capri, Italy

  10. Trianon Palace Versailles, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Versailles, France

  11. Sheen Falls Lodge, County Kerry, Ireland

  12. Palazzo Avino, Ravello, Italy

  13. Caesar Augustus, Capri, Italy

  14. Convento do Espinheiro, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa, Évora, Portugal

  15. Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy

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