Harvey’s Point 12th in Europe & Pax Guesthouse 2nd in world in Tripadvisor Reader’s Choice Awards 2019

  • Harvey’s Point top of Tripadvisor survey
  • Killarney Park won top spot in 2018 

Deirdre McGlone of Harvey’s Point

The Deirdre McGlone-managed Harvey’s Point hotel in  Donegal regained the best in Ireland spot in the Tripadvisor Reader’s Choice Awards 2019 and finished 12th in Europe

Eleven Irish hotels won places on the top 25 World and European lists. Bishop’s Gate hotel in Derry finished 15th in Europe and Killarney Park 24th in Europe.

Pax Guest House in Dingle finished second in the world and Doonmore Hotel Inishbofin fourth in the world in the bargain hotels category. Pax Guest house finished third in the world in the service category and 13th in Europe in the romance category.

Ballyfin finished fifth in Europe,  Castlewood House Dingle eighth in Europe and Heaton’s Guesthouse Dingle 16th in Europe in the small hotels category.  Ballyfin finished 15th in Europe in the luxury hotels category. Creevah Heights in Carrowmore-Lacken finished ninth in the world in the bed and breakfast category.

Killarney Park won the top spot from Harvey’s Point last year. Kelly’s in Rosslare was again voted Ireland;s best family hotel. The Hotel Belvedere in Riccione Italy won the best in Europe. See full award winners here.

Nine hotels from Kerry finished in the Irish top 25:

  • 1 Harvey’s Point, Donegal
  • 2 Killarney Park
  • 3 Merrion hotel, Dublin
  • 4 Ashford Castle, Cong
  • 5 Dromoland Castle, Clare
  • 6 International Killarney
  • 7 Adare Manor
  • 8 Hayfield Manor, Cork
  • 9 Ballygarry House, Tralee
  • 10 Marker Hotel, Dublin
  • 11 Villa Rose, Ballybofey
  • 12 Fernhill House, Clonakilty
  • 13 Absolute Hotel, Limerick
  • 14 River Lee, Cork
  • 15 Montenotte Hotel, Cork
  • 16 Manor West, Tralee
  • 17 Cahernane House, Killarney
  • 18 Westport Plaza
  • 19 Shandon Hotel, Portnablagh
  • 20 Brehon, Killarney
  • 21 Lake Hotel, Killarney
  • 22 Rose Hortel, Tralee
  • 23 Meadowland Hotel, Tralee
  • 24 Croke Park Hotel, Dublin
  • 25 Castle Leslie, Glaslough
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Small hotels, 1 Ballyfin Demesne, 2 Castlewood House, Dingle, 3 Heaton’s Guesthouse, Dingle, 4 Loch Lein Country House, Fossa, 5 Greenmount House Dingle, 6 Belingham Castle, Castlebellingham, 7 MacNean House, Blacklion, 8 Blairscove House, Durrus, 9 Milltown House, Dingle, 10 Brook Lane, Kenmare, 11 Currarevagh House, Oughterard, 12 Beara Coast, Castletownbere, 13 Roundwood House, Mountrath, 14 Vaughan Lodge, Lahinch, 15 Ballyliffin Townhouse, 16 Churchtown House, Tagoat, 17 The Ross, Killarney, 18 Ballyseede Castle, Tralee, 19 Viewmount House, Longford, 20 Earl’s Court, Killarney, 21 No 1 Pery Square, Limerick, 22 Sheedy’s Hotel, Lisdoonvaarna, 23 Lough Inagh, Recess, 24 Victoria House, Killarney net, 25 Strandhill Lodge, Co Sligo

Hotels for Service, 1 Pax Guest House, Dingle, 2 Doonmore Hotel, Inishbofin, 3 Castlewood House, Dingle, 4 Heaton’s Guesthouse, Dingle, 5 Harvey’s Point, Donegal, 6 Ballyfin, Co Laois, 7 Lough Lein Country House, Fossa, 8 Killarney Park Hotel, 9 Killeen House, Aghadoe, 10 Brook Lane Hotel, Kenmare, 11 Greenmount house, Dingle, 12 Manor West Hotel, Tralee, 13 International hotel, Killarney, 14 MacNean House, Blacklion, 15 Beara Coast, Castletownbere, 16 Hayfield Manor, Cork, 17 Bellingham Castle, Castlebellingham, 18 Merrion Hotel, Dublin, 19 Currarevagh Housse, Oughterard, 20 Dromoland Castle, Co Clare, 21 Roundwood House, Mountrath, 22 Adare Manor, Co Limerick, 23 Milltown House, Dingle, 24 Ashford Castle, Cons, 25 Ballygarry House, Tralee

Bargain hotels, 1 Pax guest house, dingle, 2 Doonmore Hotel, Inishbofin, 3 Castlewood House, Dingle, 4 Castle Durrow,, 5 Sullivan’s Royal Hotel, Gort, 6 Harbour Hotel, Buncrana, 7 Carey’s Viking House, Kincasslagh, 8 Churchtown House, Tagoat, 9 Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar, 10 O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty, 11 Old Imperial Hotel, Youghal, 12 Glashaus Hotel, Tallaght, 13 Caisleain Oir, Annagry, 14 Mulroy Woods, Milford, 15 Pilgrims Rest, Cappoquin, 16 Ocean Sands, Enniscrone, 17 Gullane’s Hotel, Ballinasloe, 18 Leenane Hotel, Connemara, 19 Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon, 20 Cork Airport Hotel, 21 Royal Valentia Hotel, Knightstown, 22 Conyngham Arms, Slane, 23 Foyle’s hotel, Clifton, 24 Premier Inn, Dublin Airport, 25 Crover House Houtel, Mountnugent

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B&B, 1 Creevagh Hieghts, Carrowmore-Lacken, 2 Larkinley Lodge, Killarney, 3 Desmond House, Kinsasle, 4 Lawcus Farm, Stoneyford, 5 On the Rocks, Greencastle, 6 Coill an Eoin, Dingle, 7 Daly’s House, Doolin, 8 Friar’s Glen, Killarney, 9 9th Lodge, Ballybunion, 10 Marless House, Galway, 11 Seamount Farmhouse, Bantry, 12 Avlon House, Carlow, 13 Newlands Lodge, Kilkenny, 14 Hazelwood Lodge, Ballyvaughan, 15 Oranhill Lodge, Oranmore, 16 Milestown House, Dingle, 17 Ardmore House, Clfden, 18 Coomassig View, Sneem, 19 Tigh Cathaion, Trim, 20 Cloister, Kinsale, 21 Burke’s Mulbur House, Killarney, 22 Baywatch, Renvyle, 23 Benbulben Farmhouse, Druncliff, 24 Maggie O’s, Killarney, 25 Boyne View, Trim

Luxury, 1 Ballyfin, Co Laois, 2 Killarney Park, 3 Adare Manor, 4 Ashford Castle, Cons, 5 Merrion Hotel, Dublin, 6 Dromoiland CXastle, 7 Hayfield Manor, Cork, 8 Masrker Hotel, Dublin, 9 Muckross Park, Killarney, 10 Heritage, Killenard, 11 Europe Hotel, Fossa, 12 Druids Glen, Newtownmountkennedy, 13 Conrad Hotel, Dublin, 14 Sheen Falls Kenmare, 15 Westbury Dublin, 16 Monart, Enniscorthy, 17 InterContinental, Dublin, 18 Cliff House, Ardmore, 19 Aghadoe Heights, Killarney, 20 Glenlo Abbey, Bushypark, 21 Dylan Hotel, Dublin, 22 Lough Eske, Donegal, 23 Shelbourne, Dublin, 24 FitzWilliam, Dublin, 25 Powerscourt Hotel, Enniskerry

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Romance, 1 Pax Guest House, Dingle, 2 Harvey’s Point, Donegal, 3 Castlewood House Dingle, 4 Greenmount House, Dingle, 5 Ballyfin, Co Laois, 6 Loch Lein, Fossa, 7 Heaton’s Guesthouse, Dingle, 8 Ashford Castle, Cons, 9 Brook Lane Hotel, Kenmare, 10 MacNean House, Blacklion, 11 Hayfield Manor, Cork, 12 Villa Rose, Ballybofey, 13 Castle Leslie, Glaslough, 14 Brehon, Killarney, 15 Lake Hotel, Killarney, 16 Ardagh Hotel, Clifton, 17 Europe Hotel, Fossa, 18 Blaircove House, Durrus, 19 Pembroke, Kilkenny, 20 Ballynahinch Castle, Recess, 21 Victoria House, Killarney, 22 Cliff House, Ardmore, 23 Muckross Park, Killarney, 24 Twelve Hotel, Barna, 25 Ariel Huse, Dublin

Family, 1 Kelly’s Rosslare, 2 Bellingham Castle, Castlebellingham, 3 Pillo, Ashbourne, 4 Darver Castle, Dundalk, 5 Breaffy Woods, Castlebard, 6 Harbour Mill, Westport, 7 Cill Aodain Court, Kiltimagh, 8 Amber Springs, Gorey, 9 Inn at Dromoland, 10 Quality Hotel, Youghal

Category Ireland World
Top Overall Harvey’s Point Hotel Tulemar Bungalows & Villas –

Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Top Luxury Ballyfin Kayakapi Premium Caves – Cappadocia – Urgup, Turkey
Best Bargain Pax Guest House in Dingle Hotel Lurdeia – Bermeo, Spain
Top Small Ballyfin Anastasis Apartments – Santorini, Greece
Best Service Pax Guest House in Dingle Holiday Emerald Hotel – Hanoi, Vietnam
Best B&B or Inn Creevah Heights in Carrowmore-Lacken The 25 Boutique B&B – Torquay, England
Best Romance Pax Guest house Lani’s Suites Deluxe – Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
Best Family Kelly’s Rosslare Maxx Royal Kemer Resort – Kemer, Turkey
Best All-


N/A Ikos Oceania – Nea Moudania, Greece





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