This Irish hotel has been named the second best in the world and it's fab 3 years ago

This Irish hotel has been named the second best in the world and it's fab

This hotel is the perfect place to go to relax.

If you'd like a weekend away with the hubby and without the kids you should consider going to Ballyfin Demesne.

The five-star hotel in Laois has been named the second best in the world, and is an ideal place to go to if you want to drop everything and leave the real world behind (or with nana, if you will).

The popular destination is number two out of one hundred on the list of elite hotels around the world and we can see why.

The beautiful spot, which was previously a boarding school, spans six hundred acres and has hosted a few famous faces including JK Rowling, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

The hotel has it all. It has a gym, a spa, and an indoor swimming pool, so himself can workout if he wants to and you can escape from the real world by getting a massage.

The stunning hotel featured on Travel + Leisure's top one hundred hotels in the world. It's a pretty special place because it has been restored to look and feel just like it did in the 1820s.


Located in an elegant setting, it's a picturesque location to go to relax and switch off for a couple of days although it's far from cheap.

If you're prepared to splash the cash, you can book yourself a double room for €960 during peak season.

Sheen Falls Lodge in County Kerry also featured on the list of elite hotels. It came in at number fifty, not too shabby either.

The views from this stunning hotel are incredible and you can see the McGillicuddy Reeks waterfalls from a number of the rooms.

Staying here is expensive but there are a number of offers up for grabs on their website.

We noticed that a lot of Four Seasons resorts made the list of top hotels in the world, the Maldives, Vietnam and Thailand all made the cut.

However, the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Indonesia was ranked the best hotel in the world and from the Instagram snap below it's pretty obvious why.