Ah Ireland—land of misty mountains, emerald fields and ancient castles. Few places can beat this enigmatic island for history, culture and, above all, craic (Gaelic for "fun"). This is an island that knows how to have a good time, from its cosy pubs pulling pints of the black stuff to its hauntingly beautiful live music and staggeringly good local seafood.
Ireland has bags of personality and on your trip here you’re sure to want to stay somewhere with real character. We think every one of the places on our list of Ireland’s best hotels has it in spades, from four-poster beds and castle turrets to roaring fires and magnificent countryside—and even the room in which the world first learned of the sinking of the Titanic.