Accolades & Awards

As one of the country’s finest Five Star hotels, the Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa is highly appreciative of the industry recognition our luxury hotel, service, spa and restaurant has received over the years.

Recent Awards

IASI Awards - Gold Award For Excellence in 5* Accommodation Standards 2023

Irish Tatler Spa Awards
Best Hotel Spa Munster Spa 2022 - Highly Commended 

International Spa & beauty Awards - Best Day Spa in Ireland 2021

Ireland Golf Tour Operators Association - Service Excellence Award 2019

Irish Hotel Industry Employee of the Year 2018 – Maura Casey (Lounge Supervisor)

Irish Tatler Spa Awards – Best in Service 2018

Chinese Outbound Tourism Research Institute – Accreditation China Ready

Travel and Leisure – UK and Ireland Resorts Top 10 2018

Irish Hotels Federation – Quality Employer Award 2018

AA (Automobile Association) – Two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence 2017

Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards – Ireland’s Five Star Hotel Spa Experience 2017

Irish Tatler Spa Awards – Munster Spa of the Year 2017

Irish Tatler Spa Awards – Munster Spa of the Year 2016

Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award – Top 30 Resorts in Europe 2015

Irish Tatler Spa Awards – Best Specialised Treatment 2015

World Luxury Spa Awards – Best Luxury Wellness Europe 2015

Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards – Best Five Star Hotel 2014
Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards – People Award – 2014

Irish Tatler Spa Awards – Hotel Spa of the Year 2014

Irish Tatler Spa Awards – Best Body Treatment 2014

Full List of Hotel Awards

Irish Tatler Overall Spa Winner 2013

Hotel Spa of the Year 2013

Best Treatment 2013 “Himalayan Rejuvenation”

Best Therapist 2012 – awarded to Rita Bonn

Best Service 2010

Best Service 2009

AA Five Red Stars
Automobile Association 2002/2003/2004/2005/2006

‘AA Hotel of the Year’
Automobile Association, 2001/2002/2006

RAC Blue Ribbon
RAC Hotel Services, 1990-2002

RAC Gold Ribbon
RAC Hotel Services, 2001/2002/2003/2004

Five Star Deluxe
Irish Tourist Board

RAC Dining Award – 3
RAC Hotel Services

Golf Hotel of The Year
IGTOA, 2004

Georgina Campbells
Jameson Hotel of the Year 2005

Travel & Leisure (Feb 2005)
Top 50 Most Romantic Places in The World

The Professional Beauty & Spa Awards UK
Short-listed to the Final 3 for Best European Spa Category 2005

Therapist of the Year, 2007 & 2008
Best Hotel Resort Spa of the Year, 2008
Destination/Resort Spa of the Year, 2006
Irish New Destination/Resort Hotel Spa of the Year 2005

Hotel & Catering Review 2006
Five Star Hotel of The Year

The Food & Wine/Edward Dillon
Restaurant of the Year Awards 2006
Best Restaurant Service 19

What others have said about us

The Times
“At the end of three days, she was positively comatose, thanks to the rejuvenating, healing, chilling and nurturing environment of the hotel’s brand new Aveda Spa…”

Harpers & Queen magazine
“The Spa is the ultimate in luxury, with a purist feel –very Aveda. Perfect for those who want more than just a spa: you can also go walking, play golf….”

Vogue Magazine
“Such pampering, combined with the surrounding nature, makes it a great break.”

Tatler Magazine
“These days, the real Ireland is more likely to be found while sipping cocktails in the quintessentially stylish bar of the Aghadoe Heights Hotel before relaxing the hotels world class spa….”

“Is this the best penthouse in the world? The Penthouse at Ireland’s Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa will take some beating…”


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