The Killarney Park Hotel
After a swim in the spa pool, a meal at the all-day bistro-style Garden Bar and a hushed conversation over malt whiskey, guests can curl up to slumber under an Irish wool blanket. You'll want to rouse yourself on the early side though, for a day trip to Killarney National Park or 18 holes at Killorglin or Ballybunion. Finger sandwiches accompany traditional afternoon tea to greet you after cycling or horseback riding. An impeccable formal dining room can be found in the hotel's Park Restaurant, which offers private dinners.