The AA Hospitality Awards is a yearly event that celebrates the best of the best in terms of serving guests over the country. In 2018, an Irish establishment was lucky enough to win hotel of the year. The hotel is the Ballyfin Demesne, which is located in Co. Laois. This five-star hotel is absolutely amazing which is also apparent in its price because it would cost you around €960 per night to stay here during peak season.
Although this hotel hasn’t been around for many years, the fact it has been going strong and gained itself a reputation as a fine place to stay and eat at. These awards are actually chosen by a trained team, who know good quality of service when they see it and it was a unanimous decision that this hotel deserved the award.
The building is absolutely beautiful inside and out, with a 600-acre estate that guests can also enjoy. When you step through the door at Ballyfin Demesne, you will feel like you are in your own little paradise. The hotel has even attracted celebrity guests, such as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West staying here when they went on a honeymoon to Ireland. The manager Damien Bastiat states that he is very proud of the award and the hotel will do their best to keep living up to this high standard. The restaurant at the hotel is absolutely amazing, with a range of gorgeous dishes being served.
The AA Hospitality Awards are not given out easily so it really shows the quality of the hotel. If you have a little more money to spend on your time in Ireland, this is definitely the place to go. The only issue with the Ballyfin Demesne is that you are not going to want to leave.