Almost 500,000 travellers have taken part in Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards, submitting millions of ratings between them.
The results amount to one of the world's most influential reader-driven travel splashes, naming everything from the world's best island (Santorini, Greece) to its top airline (Singapore Airlines) and No.1 city (Tokyo).
Two Irish hotels feature in its list of Europe's Top 10 resorts - the newly refurbished Adare Manor in fourth place - described by Condé Nast as "a stately manor house on hundreds of acres, a raging river, and a picture-perfect adjacent village" - and Trump International Golf links and Hotel Doonbeg, in tenth place.
Ireland's top hotel was named as The Westbury in Dublin (pictured), coming in ahead of Ballyfin, Co. Laois (2), and The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo (3).
Ireland's Top 10 Hotels (Readers' Choice Awards 2018)
- The Westbury, Dublin
- Ballyfin, Co. Laois
- The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Co Mayo
- Park Hotel Kenmare, Co Kerry
- Waterford Castle, Co Waterford
- Intercontinenal, Dublin
- The Shelbourne, Dublin
- Lough Eske Castle, Co Donegal
- The Merrion, Dublin
- Clontarf Castle, Dublin
Resorts differ from hotels in Condé Nast Traveler's awards categories - with hotels judged as individual buildings, but resorts seen as properties spread over larger areas with a wider selection of activities, often in natural surroundings.
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