When it comes to luxury accommodation and 5 star hotels Wexford is home to its fair share.
However, this corner of Ireland is often overlooked as a weekend getaway destination, despite the fact that there’s endless things to do in Wexford.
In this guide, you’ll discover Wexford’s swanky side. Each of the properties below make a mighty base to explore this glorious corner of Ireland from.
Our favourite luxury and 5 star hotels in Wexford
Section one is packed with our favourite luxury stays and 5 star hotels in Wexford. These are places that one of the Irish Road Trip team was lucky enough to have stayed in, and loved.
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Monart is one of the most exclusive spa hotels in Ireland and it welcomes guests with its plush well appointed rooms, tempting cuisine and destination spa. This is, after all, one of the top five star hotels in the world as per Conde Nast, Forbes and TripAdvisor 2020.
If you’re looking for pampering, head straight to the Monart Spa. There’s a thermal suite offering a Finnish Sauna, steam room, slat grotto, calderium and much more. Trained massage therapists offer a full range of relaxing therapies while the Spa Cafe serves healthy snacks for lunch.
Set in 100 acres of tranquil countryside, all 68 deluxe rooms and suites have stunning views. This is the only 5 star hotel in Wexford and it’s a stunning spot for a night away.
2. Wilton Castle
The 13th century Wilton Castle is one of the most beautiful castle hotels in Ireland and it’s an amazing getaway experience surrounded by history. The authentic turreted castle has just four beautiful self-contained apartments, fit for royalty.
Relax in front of the roaring logburner stove after a day’s exploring. The historic sights of Waterford are just an hour away while Wexford offers its own historic and coastal attractions.
Suites include a modern fully equipped kitchen and separate sitting room for the ultimate home comforts. The castle is surrounded by parkland on the banks of the Boro River.
Although there aren’t many 5 star hotels in Wexford, you can see why places like Wilton Castle are a very close alternative.
3. Marlfield House Hotel
Hand-painted murals, formal gardens and a noteworthy conservatory restaurant make Marlfield House Hotel stand out from the rest. It is renowned for its impeccable fine dining experience with service to match.
Accommodation includes 19 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, suites and a contemporary two bedroom lodge with open fire and fully equipped kitchen. This prestigious member of the Relais & Chateau hotel group is set in 40 acres of park with woodland walks, herbaceous borders, lake and a waterfowl reserve.
There’s golf, archery, tennis and horse riding available nearby. For luxury, scenery and tranquility, Marlfield House Hotel is hard to beat!
Surrounded by Wexford countryside, Kilmokea Country Manor and Gardens is a haven of luxury. Beautifully furnished rooms provide an elegant private space with alluring views of the walled garden.
Opt for a four poster bed for an added romantic touch. Breakfast and lunch are served in the bright conservatory overlooking Kilmokea Gardens.
A seasonal three course menu is served for dinner in the main Peacock Dining Room featuring organic produce often picked fresh from the garden. Treat yourself to afternoon tea at the Georgian Tea Room, one of the Top 5 in the World!
5. Dunbrody Country House Hotel
Located on the dramatic Hook Peninsula in Co. Wexford, Dunbrody Country House is a luxury boutique hotel for discerning travellers. Owned and operated by a husband and wife team, there’s an emphasis on fine food in the world-renowned gourmet restaurant and champagne seafood bar.
Foodies should note that the hotel also offers residential cookery courses. The Georgian architecture has airy rooms filled with chandeliers, oak flooring and original features in deluxe and superior rooms.
There’s also a Cosy Cabin woodland retreat with superb sunset vistas over the valley. Outside there’s a sunny terrace and 300 acres to wander around.
More unique and luxury accommodation in Wexford
Now that we have our favourite luxury accommodation and 5 star hotels in Wexford out of the way, it’s time to see what else this corner of Ireland has to offer.
Below, you’ll find everything from unique hotels and luxury guesthouses to some very quirky places to rest your head for a night.
1. Killiane Castle Country House
Killiane Castle Country House offers award-winning boutique bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Wexford countryside. The 17th century house and adjoining Norman Castle provide eight luxury rooms, tastefully decorated and exuding grandeur.
Modern conveniences are not forgotten with TV, Wi-Fi, hairdryer and electric blankets for snuggling down in cooler seasons. The breakfast buffet includes eggs, bacon and sausages raised on the farm and honey from the hotel’s beehives.
Explore the grounds, play tennis, footgolf or croquet and work up an appetite before heading into Wexford (6km) for dinner.
2. Anam Cara Luxury Manor
Although there aren’t many 5 star hotels in Wexford, there’s endless luxury guesthouses. Located in Enniscorthy, Anam Cara is a tastefully remodelled solar home designed with luxury in mind. Rooms feature unique furnishings, chandeliers, decadent window dressings and rich fabrics.
Guests are sure to feel pampered with super-king beds, high thread count linens, power showers, plasma TV and more. After a dreamless night’s sleep, breakfasts is served in the dining room with garden views as you tuck into locally sourced produce from the menu.
Close to the Blackstairs Mountains and Curracloe Beach (Ireland’s longest), this luxury B&B is a well picked retreat for those looking for above average accommodation and service.
3. Railway Country House, Bed & Breakfast
Within easy reach of picturesque Gorey, the Railway Country House offers bespoke B&B accommodation. It uses green energy and even has freshly laid eggs from their own hens on the breakfast menu.
Comfy beds ensure a good night’s sleep in rooms that are clean and comfortable. They include flatscreen TVs, tea/coffee makers and upscale toiletries in the ensuite bathroom. Some rooms even have a kitchenette for longer stays.
Take your pick from continental or cooked breakfast options to set you up for a day’s adventures. Return and relax in the guest lounge chatting with fellow guests.
4. Rathaspeck Manor Country Home B&B
For a truly five star B&B experience, book a stay in one of the four bespoke rooms at Rathaspeck Manor. Recently restored and refurbished to a high standard, rooms are sumptuously appointed and all have a history to tell.
Relax in the drawing room with afternoon tea in front of the Robert Adams fireplace, one of a rare few remaining in Ireland.
This beautiful 300-year old country house oozes character and the rooms are designed to showcase opulence and attention to detail. The extensive grounds include an Executive Golf Course.
Wexford 5 star hotels FAQs
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What luxury stays are the most exclusive?’ to ‘Which 4 star hotels are worth a look?’
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What are the best 5 star hotels in Wexford?
There’s only one 5 star hotel in Wexford – Monart. However, there’s plenty of luxury accommodation, as you’ll see at the top of this guide.
What are some good value luxury stays in Wexford?
Marlfield House Hotel and Wilton Castle are both excellent value and each has racked up rave reviews online.
Keith O’Hara has lived in Ireland for 34 years and has spent most of the last 10 years creating what is now The Irish Road Trip guide. Over the years, the website has published thousands of meticulously researched Ireland travel guides, welcoming 30 million+ visitors along the way. In 2022, the Irish Road Trip team published the world’s largest collection of Irish Road Trip itineraries. Keith lives in Dublin with his dog Toby and finds writing in the 3rd person minus craic altogether.