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About us

The word ‘hotel’ does little justice to our unique collection of castles, palaces, villas, monasteries, convents and other ancient treasures. At Historic Hotels of Europe, we handpick dream properties in captivating destinations across the continent, all inspired by millennia of prosperity, charm, intrigue, romance and cultured creativity.

Choose from an eclectic range of more than 400 enticing stays, dotted across 11 incredible countries. You’ll find that each of our hotels provide exceptional standards of hospitality and service, boasting fine dining and the very best in modern luxury while championing Europe’s historical heritage. 

Our aim is to give you that ‘something special’, a genuine, one-of-a-kind experience. It could be living like a lord or lady at a 16th century manor, or a spa-based bliss on a Mediterranean island. You could crave a quaint townhouse among the cobbled paths of an old city, or dream of a grand hotel in the Alpine air. Explore our collections and discover the quirks, drama and fascinating stories behind these luxurious stays, both past and present. 

Our Members

We know how important a hotel’s independence is to you. Every one of the 11 member groups we represent shares our vision: being custodians of each historic property and guardians of the stories and places of the past. As well as authentic architecture and incomparable tales, our independently-spirited hotels are superb hosts of the present.

Ireland's Blue Book

Ireland's Blue Book

Ireland's Blue Book of Country Houses and Restaurants greets their guests with a Hundred Thousand Welcomes. The Association is one of Ireland's oldest and most prestigious tourist marketing organisations and comprises a unique collection of the country's foremost gracious and historic Country Manor Houses Castles and gourmet Restaurants with accommodation. These Houses provide an unusual and attractive alternative to conventional tourist accommodation.

All properties are renowned worldwide for their high standards of traditional hospitality elegant accommodation and superb cuisine. Our Country Houses and Restaurants let you discover an Ireland of dreams and legends from Cork and Kerry to Donegal and Down from Wicklow and Wexford to Galway.

Contact info

Ireland's Blue Book, 8 Mount Street Crescent, Dublin 2, Ireland
Tel:+353 16769914 Fax:+353 16314990,
Email : enquiry@irelandsbluebook.com
Website: www.irelandsbluebook.com

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors has been elected for the period 2015 - 2017:
 
  CHAIRMAN
  Mrs. Barbara Avdis - Contact by email
  Founder of Yades Greek Historic Hotels, Greece
  VICE CHAIRMAN
  Mr. Claes Livijn
  Chairman of Countryside Hotels, Sweden
  TREASURER
  Mr. Kenneth Healy
  Hotel Owner and Board Member of Ireland´s Blue Book, Ireland  
  SECRETARY GENERAL    
  Mr. Mike Morgan
  Hotel Owner and Chairman of Welsh Rarebits, Wales
 
 

400 Independent Historic Hotels in 12 European Countries