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About us

Exciting, intriguing and fascinating, our collection of unique places to stay encompasses castles, chateaus, palaces, villas, monasteries, convents and more..
At Historic Hotels of Europe, our primary aim is to give our guests the very best experience during their stay. We operate to exacting standards of hospitality and service, offering fine dining and the very best in modern luxury.
But we also see ourselves as custodians of each of our 400 properties, spanning 11 countries. Each has been handpicked for their historical architecture - and the incomparable stories they encompass.
Run meticulously by those passionate about Europe´s historical heritage, our growing collection of hotels continues to provide unforgettable, authentic experiences.

Our Members

Our unique structure - we represent 11 member groups - means our properties remain independent, while operating to our shared vision of being guardians of the stories and places of the past, as well as 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,
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Board of Directors

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

400 Independent Historic Hotels in 12 European Countries