The 50 most romantic hotels in the world have been listed, and a County Clare classic has found its way onto this prestigious list. Read on to find out more.
In the wake of Valentine’s Day, popular travel website Big 7 Travel has revealed what they have assessed to be the top 50 most romantic hotels in the world.
Using a ranking system made up of several criteria, the wide and varied list has been boosted by the addition of a County Clare hotel located on the west coast of Ireland.
Indeed, Dromoland Castle Hotel has joined a prestigious list, including sites in Iceland, Japan, Spain, Morocco, New Zealand, and Mexico.
The ranking criteria – how the list was picked
Big 7 Travel ranked their ‘Best of’ list by following a number of criteria points, such as editorial opinions and experiences, previous critic reviews, online customer reviews, and location and accessibility.
Other considerations include; the hotel’s online presence, consistency, atmosphere and service, value for money, and presentation.
Big 7 revealed they developed this ranking system “to ensure we’re showcasing only the very best places” and that their “readers are always at the forefront of our minds”.
The list – the most romantic hotels in the world
The 2023 edition of the Big 7’s list of romantic hotels “features some familiar faces and plenty of newly-opened, recently-refurbished additions too” for you to consider for your next choice.
Kicking off the list in 50th place was Hotel Ranga, Iceland. In 40th place is Hotel Villa Honegg in Switzerland, and in 35th place is Lion Sands Ivory Lodge in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Meanwhile, in 30th place is The Wickannish Inn, Tofino, Canada.
In the 20th spot is Omaanda in Namibia, and the 15th spot goes to Casa de Uco Vineyards and Wine Resort in Mendoza, Argentina. The top ten kicks off The Plaza Hotel, New York.
Time + Tide Miavana, Madagascar, is in fifth place, then Amangiri in Utah, US, in fourth.
One & Only the Palm, Dubai, is in third place, while in second place is Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa in Australia. The top choice goes to Buahan A Banyan Tree Escape in Bali. You can read the full list here.
Dromoland Castle Hotel – about the sole Irish entry
Finishing in an incredible 18th position on the list of the 50 most romantic hotels in the world is Dromoland Castle Hotel in County Clare.
Big 7 had this to say; “Billed as Ireland’s ‘most magical address’ … You’ll feel like you’re travelling back in time as you drive through the gate and approach the magnificent castle, set in forest thickets not far from the Wild Atlantic Way.
“For real royal treatment, check into one of the suites. The Brian Boru Suite features a four-poster bed, chandeliers and huge windows offering sweeping views over Dromoland Lough and the estate”.
Address: Dromoland, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare, V95 ATD3, Ireland
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