Cashel Palace Named Hotel Of The Year 2022


The Cashel Palace has being named the Ireland Guide Hotel of the Year 2022.

The well established travel guide says the Palace which reopened earlier this year “quickly established itself as a must-visit destination, introducing a new cohort of discerning international and domestic travellers to this lovely area.

The history of the building goes back to the 18th century when it was the bishops’ residence beside the Rock of Cashel.

It went under major restoration by its new owners, the Magnier family of nearby Coolmore Stud – who the Ireland Guide says “have nurtured it immaculately while also developing the amenities befitting a five-
star hotel, including a wonderful spa”.

The Guide says the reception rooms and accommodation are all equally beautiful and Director of Culinary Stephen Hayes creates an exceptionally varied locally-flavoured dining offering, with the vaulted Bishop’s Buttery, an atmospheric Guinness Bar, a Garden Terrace and Mikey Ryan’s Bar and Kitchen (next door) among the beguiling choices.

The Ireland Guide believes under the guidance of General Manager, Adriaan Bartels, it still exudes that old-fashioned atmosphere and hospitality that modern hotels simply cannot emulate adding the West Tipperary hotel is another truly great hotel to join Ireland’s top rank.