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Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • Luxuriously appointed 1830s manorhouse

  • Acclaimed restaurant headed by Kevin Dundon

  • World-class cookery school

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  • Overview

    Set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland on the Hook Peninsula, Dunbrody Country House Hotel is an enchanting 1830s Georgian manor that has won accolades around the world for its luxurious hospitality and gourmet dining experience. Famed Irish chef Kevin Dundon and his wife Catherine have transformed this gorgeous Queen Anne-style country house into a sophisticated yet intimate rural getaway. Interiors of original Irish oak floors, pitched pine window shutters and crackling turf fires will invite you to unwind, while the hotel spa will pamper you with its range of unique gourmet treatments. Foodies will find a slice of paradise in the Harvest Room restaurant, where master chef Kevin Dundon works the culinary magic that has earned him worldwide acclaim and recognition. Experience comfort and luxury in this beautiful corner of the Emerald Isle.


    Stroll through the parklands and landscaped gardens of the beautiful 200-acre estate surrounding the manor, or curl up before a crackling fireplace with a good book and a glass of Irish whiskey. The hotel’s spa is on hand for all of your pampering needs. With a stylish interior of wood and natural stone, the spa includes a Serail steam and mud room, a relaxation room with comfortable day beds, and individually-styled treatment rooms. For a particularly indulgent treat, the spa offers a delectable seasonal menu of sophisticated nibbles to enjoy between treatments, each one personally created by Kevin Dundon.

    The Dunbrody Cooking School offers courses for chefs of all levels, from budding enthusiasts to experienced gourmets. Courses range in length from one-day amuse-bouches to five-day masterclasses, where you’ll learn the philosophy and art behind the understated but delicious food served in the hotel’s restaurant.

    The hotel is located in the Hook Peninsula on Ireland’s eastern coast, filled with the sort of dramatically beautiful landscape that can bring a tear to the even the most jaded eye. Experience the scenery in all its craggy glory at the Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world. If you’re lucky, you might spot a humpback whale breaching in the slate-grey waters below. Connoisseurs of medieval monastic architecture will find the 12th-century Tintern and Dunbrody Abbeys particularly fascinating, while the Dunbrody Famine Ship sheds light on a darker period of Ireland’s history, when thousands of desperate souls took passage to America to escape the conditions. The Kennedys were one such family, and you can learn more about one of the most famous Irish-American families at the Kennedy Homestead, the site where JFK’s great-grandfather was born.


    Master Chef Kevin Dundon serves innovative culinary creations at the Harvest Room, with recipes that celebrate the extraordinary produce and flavours of this corner of Ireland. Meals are served within the intimate settings of the dining room, and the menu changes daily depending on what is freshly available, with ingredients sourced from local suppliers wherever possible.

    The hotel’s bar is the perfect place to soak up the legendary Irish craic, the near-mythical blend of conviviality and good cheer that is a truer hallmark of a good Irish pub than any number of Guinness taps.

  • Facilities
    • babysitting

    • WiFi/Internet

    • car parking

    • spa treatment room

    • gardens

    • hammam/steam room

    • weddings

    Facility details:

    Accessible bathroom, Area shuttle (surcharge), Babysitting or childcare, Babysitting or childcare (surcharge), Breakfast available (surcharge), Business center, Computer station, Concierge services, Conference space size (feet) - 40, Conference space size (meters) - 4, Designated smoking areas, Designated smoking areas (fines apply), Dry cleaning/laundry service, Fireplace in lobby, Free WiFi, Free newspapers in lobby, Free self parking, Full-service spa, Garden, Gift shops or newsstand, In-room accessibility, Laundry facilities, Library, Limo or Town Car service available, Luggage storage, Meeting rooms - 2, Multilingual staff, Number of bars/lounges - 2, Number of buildings/towers - 2, Number of floors - 3, Number of restaurants - 2, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Shopping on site, Spa services on site, Spa treatment room(s), Steam room, Terrace, Total number of rooms - 22, Tours/ticket assistance, Wedding services, Year Built - 1830.
  • Location

    Arthurstown, - Arthurstown, Ireland

    How to get there?

    To best explore the Hook Peninsula, we recommend hiring a carArthurstown village is a 2-minute drive from the hotel (450m)

    Nearest airport

    Dublin Airport is a 2 hour 42-minute drive from the hotel (176km)Cork Airport is a 2 hour 30-minute drive from the hotel (169km)

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    Each of the 22 bedrooms are spacious and individually styled, and many have beautiful views over the hotel gardens. Rooms feature charming original details from the 1830s building, such as exposed ceiling beams, elegant Georgian windows, or even antique roll-top baths. Pillows and duvets are luxurious duck down, although non-allergenic options are also available.

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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)