The luxurious hotel that welcomed Kim Kardashian and Kanye West during their brief honeymoon in Ireland has been named the country’s grandest by travel bible Conde Nast Traveller.
In its most recent issue, the publication named Co. Laois’ Ballyfin as the top Irish hotel to “lord it up in style”.
Kimye evaded international press during their four day visit to Ballyfin. The 5-star in its entirety can be rented at a cost of €25,000 per night, which was a steal for the A-list couple who arrived in Ireland last summer after their lavish Italian wedding ceremony.
Waterford’s Lismore Castle was also tipped by the prestigious magazine, which described the hotel as a perfect combination of “cosy domesticity” and “baronial swank”.
“It’s easy to understand why Fred Astaire was in no hurry to leave. For all its grandeur, Lismore Castle has a way of making everyone feel at ease,” the article in Conde Nast read.
The respected US publication has featured Ireland heavily in recent months - recently labelling Dublin as one of the friendliest cities on earth.
As well as noting Ireland’s grandest getaway, the magazine recently included Ard na Sidhe Country House in Co. Kerry on its list of the world’s best hotels available for less than £150 (€208) per night.
"There's definitely a hint of magic at work at Ard na Sidhe," the travel bible says.
"Ard na Sidhe's setting also bewitches," Condé Nast adds.
“Its gardens, sweeping down towards Caragh Lake, are described as "almost tropical in abundance", with guests advised to "get a gillie and land a salmon for supper".