Awards & Recommendations

"You could pitch up here frazzled from the cares of the world, and imagine that you had arrived in a fairy tale."


John McKenna and Sally McKenna, Ireland the Best, 2018


2006-2020 Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide

Georgina Campbell Guide is a family-run, hospitality guide & cookbook publisher with a big reputation that specialises in Irish food, hospitality & travel.


2007-2020 ‘Best of the Best’s’ Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Guide

Chosen for inclusion in the highly selective ‘Georgina Campbell’s The Best of the Best’ guide only the very best establishments across carious categories have been chosen.

  2006-2020 McKenna Irish Food Guides

The Bridgestone Guides describe and direct you to the finest Irish restaurants, food shops, farmer's markets, places to stay and pubs, those places whose excellence has earned them the right to be featured.


2007-2020 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland

Included in the top 100 places to stay in Ireland by John and Sally Mc Kenna.

2006-2020 AA Hotels Rosette for Culinary Excellence

The rosette recognises restaurant standards that stand out in their local area for establishments that serve food prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good quality ingredients.

2012-2013 AA Hotels Ireland Courtesy and Care Award.

This is awarded annually to an AA hotel, which stands apart in its delivery of superb Irish hospitality.


2008-2009 AA Hotels Ireland Innovation Award

Awarded for the Theatre by the Lake concept