Killeen House Hotel
Killeen House Hotel

Welcome to Delightful Hotels.

This website showcases interesting hotels, luxury lodges and guesthouses which have been reviewed by Hilary Finlay, Travel Writer & Blogger.  The hotels are chosen because of their authenticity.  They range from chic boutique hotels to historic country houses.  Recently, hotels which suit families have been included.  Have a pleasant read and if you want a proper story of a real visit to a hotel this website is tailor made for you.  One guarantee is that there is nothing bland about any of these featured properties.

Food & Wine Magazine Restaurant of the Year Awards (ROTYA) 2016 – judging day.

Hotel Stories with a Twist:

My website Delightful Hotels features personal reviews and recommendations of some of the many hotels, guesthouses and historic properties that I have had the pleasure to visit over the years. The featured establishments are located around the globe but obviously a strong emphasis on places in Ireland.  That’s because that’s where I live!

My selection process is very simple.  I include hotels that have a distinctive character.  The properties should also have a personal uniqueness.  In other words they should stand out from the crowd as being special places to stay.  Hotels regularly proclaim themselves as unique and far too often they disappoint; The chosen few on my list cover a broad range from traditional heritage properties to chic, trendy modern hotels. More recently I have expanded my featured hotels to include ones suitable for families; since I am now periodically a Grandma on Tour.  The chosen places showcase different styles and grades. The common denominator is that they are all delightful places to stay, and you, the guest, will hopefully have a memorable experience to look back on with fondness.

Hilary’s Blog:

In addition to these Reviews you might find some interesting information on my regular Travel Blog, which periodically features special offers or some other little unknown facts about hotels or their locality.   I also include some restaurant reviews of some special meals that I have enjoyed.  Feel free to comment as I am always open to new ideas.

Happy reading and remember these are proper stories and not just sound bites!!

Hilary Finlay, Travel Writer & Blogger

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