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Donegal Hotels shine at the Inaugural Hotel Awards in Dublin!

The inaugural Hotel Awards Ireland 2019 recognise top hotels in Ireland

More than 150 representatives of the country’s top hotels gathered on Monday at The Crowne Plaza Hotel Blanchardstown to recognise the champions of the industry. The Hotel Awards Ireland did not only celebrate hotels, but also other forms of overnight accommodation, including; resorts, inns, lodges, serviced apartments and guest houses amongst other.

Whether they are solo travellers, families looking for their annual trip, groups that are looking for unforgettable adventures in the countryside, or romantic couples looking for a short gateway, these winners offer exceptional services to meet any demand of their guests.

The prestigious event was hosted by TV and radio presenter and producer, Pat O’Mahony. who welcomed on stage talented individuals and businesses, recognised for the efforts they put into ensuring that their guests enjoy themselves.

The awards provided a platform to thank those who constantly deliver memorable experiences to visitors, enhancing the tourism in Ireland.

A Spokesperson for The Hotel Awards Ireland 2019 said: “The hotel industry has grown significantly over the years and this has introduced new challenges to the professionals who work within the sector.

“The customer expectations have been increased but these winners are the experts in offering great hospitality, making Ireland a top destination for travellers.

“The awards provided a platform to the hotel owners to showcase their brilliant work and get an award for their excellence.

“We would like to congratulate all winners and finalists for their amazing achievements.”

The winners of the Hotel Awards Ireland 2019:

Country Hotel of the Year: Castle Grove Country House Hotel (Letterkenny)

Best Family Hotel of the Year: The Village Hotel (Bettystown Co Meath)

Romantic Hotel of the Year: Belleek Castle (Ballina)

Hotel Dining Experience of the Year: Castleknock Hotel (Dublin)

Best Budget Hotel of the Year: Tullyarvan Mill Hostel (Buncrana)

Best Holiday Home of the Year: Decoy Country Cottages (Navan)

Golf Resort Hotel of the Year: Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort (Moyvalley)

Hotel Spa of the Year: Knightsbrook Hotel Spa and Golf Resort (County Meath)

Luxury Hotel of the Year: GN Mulranny Park Hotel (Mulranny)

Best Self Catering Accommodation of the Year: The Courtyard Apartments (Carrick-on-Shannon)

Best Holiday Lodge of The Year: Gateway lodge (Donegal town)

Hotel Team of the Year: Silver Tassie Hotel (Letterkenny)

Hotel GM of the Year: The Heritage (Killenard)

Resort Hotel of the Year: Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort (Newtown Mount Kennedy)

City Hotel of the Year: Maldron Hotel (Dublin)

 Best New Hotel: Clayton Hotel Charlemont (Dublin)

 Best Honeymoon Experience of the Year: Dylan Hotel Dublin (Dublin)

 Conference Hotel of the Year: The Marker Hotel (Buncrana)

 Serviced Apartments of the Year: Staycity Aparthotels (Dublin)

 Northern Ireland Hotel of the Year: Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges (Enniskillen)

 Hotel Chef of the Year: Lyrath Estate Hotel (Kilkenny) 

B&B of the Year Ulster: The River House (Dungloe)

B&B of the Year Connacht: Frenchville House B & B (Galway)

B&B of the Year Leinster: Avlon House Bed & Breakfast (Carlow)

B&B of the Year Munster: Island View House B&B (Glengariff)

B&B of the Year Overall Winner: Frenchville House B & B (Galway) 

Boutique Hotel of the Year Ulster: Moville Boutique Hostel (Moville)

Boutique Hotel of the Year Connacht: The Ardilaun Hotel (Galway)

Boutique Hotel of the Year Leinster: Lorum Old Rectory (Carlow)

Boutique Hotel of the Year Munster: Ballyvolane House (Fermoy) 

Boutique Hotel of the Year Overall Winner: Moville Boutique Hostel (Moville)

Independent Hotel of the Year Ulster: Silver Tassie Hotel (Letterkenny)

Independent Hotel of the Year Connacht: Galway Bay Hotel (Galway)

Independent Hotel of the Year Leinster: Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort (Kildare)

Independent Hotel of the Year Munster: Garryvoe Hotel (Garryvoe)

Independent Hotel of the Year Dublin: Castleknock Hotel (Dublin) 

Independent Hotel of the Year Overall Winner: Silver Tassie Hotel (Letterkenny) 

Wedding Hotel of the Year Ulster: Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa (Ballyliffin)

Wedding Hotel Of The Year Connacht: Mulranny Park Hotel (Mayo)

Wedding Hotel of the Year Leinster: Newgrange Hotel (Meath)

Wedding Hotel of the Year Munster: The Dunloe Hotel (Killarney) 

Wedding Hotel of the Year Overall Winner: Newgrange Hotel (Meath)

Hotel of the Year Ulster: Shandon Hotel & Spa (Portnablagh)

Hotel of the Year Connacht: Great National Hotel (Bellini)

Hotel of the Year Leinster: Knightsbrook Hotel Spa and Golf Resort (County Meath)

Hotel Of The Year Munster: The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens (Killarney)

Hotel of the Year Dublin: Maldron Hotel (Dublin) 

Hotel of the Year Overall Winner: Knightsbrook Hotel Spa and Golf Resort (County Meath)

Carolynne Harrison, GM Shandon Hotel with her team Denise, Gert and Siobhan who won Hotel of the year (Ulster) in Dublin on Monday night.
Teresa and Georgina along with their dapper gents who won Hotel Team of the year in Dublin.
The faces from the Silver Tassie say it all …………………
Congratulation to the Shandon Hotel with their Hotel of the year award, Ulster.
Congratulations to Castle Grove Country Hotel who won Best Country Hotel.
Congratulations to Blas in Donegal Town who won Best Holiday Lodge in Ireland.




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