Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's decision to spend a portion of their honeymoon in Ireland was met with some surprise. However, if their enthusiasm has tempted you to visit the Emerald Isle, you will most likely not be disappointed. Although small, the country boasts a selection of exclusive and luxurious accommodation options, including sprawling country manors and penthouse suites overlooking Dublin. Although speculation is still rife to where exactly Kim and Kanye stayed, hotel search website trivago.co.uk has compiled a list of five hotels fit for a celebrity honeymoon.
1) Park Hotel Kenmare - Kenmare, County Kerry
Situated on the idyllic Kenmare bay, this Victorian landmark is the perfect place for a peaceful and stylish retreat. Dating from 1897, the hotel boasts everthing needed to keep a celebrity couple entertained: an 18-hole golf course, a deluxe spa and yoga pavilion, a cinema and fine dining. The hotel has 12 acres of extensive grounds and its secluded location is a stone's throw from the Cork and Kerry Mountains and the quaint heritage town of Kenmare - perfect for a couple looking to get away from it all.
2) The K Club - Kildare, County Kildare
Situated amid 550 acres of parkland on a private stretch of the River Liffey, the five-star K Club hotel is nothing if not exclusive. The restored Georgian mansion was opened as a hotel and country club in 1991 and boasts two championship golf courses (which have hosted the Ryder Cup and the European Open respectively), as well as a 20,000 square-foot spa, which is one of Europe's finest. Located just 35 kilometres from Dublin, The K Club offers honeymooners a slice of indulgent tranquility just a short journey from the city's bright lights.
3) The Morrison - Dublin
Those wishing to lap up luxury without leaving the capital should look no further than The Morrison. Found in the heart of Dublin, the Doubletree by Hilton hotel is the perfect place for those searching for celebrity chic in the city. Close to popular Temple Bar, the newly furbished hotel maintains an air of rock 'n' roll, honouring Ireland's best musicians and performers. All rooms are stylishly furnished, while the penthouse suite boasts sweeping views of the river from the private balcony, in addition to a king-size bed and walk-in shower - an ideal place for a music-loving couple to explore Ireland's capital.
4) Adare Manor - Adare, County Limerick
Built in the mid-19th century, this sprawling Gothic manor was converted into a five-star resort in the 1980s. The hotel has an array of evening entertainment options, including a cellar bar with live piano music, and an internationally acclaimed restaurant boasting an 8 eight course tasting menu and a selection of over 300 wines. The hotel also features high Gothic windows, hand-carved fireplaces and four poster beds for a traditional experience with a touch of Irish indulgence.
5) Natural Retreats Castlemartyr - Castlemartyr, County Cork
Kim and Kanye are said to have spent the first night of their honeymoon at this impressive 18th century manor house in County Cork and it's easy to see why. The five-star hotel sits amongst 220 acres of sweeping lawns, where you'll find streams, a lake, a golf course and even the ruins of an 800-year-old castle. Combining the historic setting with contemporary comfort, Castlemartyr offers an extensive range of lavishly furnished suites and private rooms, including a presidential suite with private elevator and own sauna. And what better way to relax after a celebrity wedding than with a private horse-drawn carriage ride around the grounds.