The Brehon has been ranked among the 2,500 best hotels in the world, according to reviews by users of, one of the biggest online accommodation booking websites in the world.

A total of 18 Irish hotels ranked amongst the 2,500 best hotels, as announced at the Loved by Guests Gold Awards earlier this week. Travel experts analysed millions of guest reviews to compile the substantial list. has over 25 million trusted, genuine guest reviews on its website. Each hotel taking home the top prize of a Loved by Guests Gold Award has achieved an average guest review rating of 4.7 or higher (out of 5).

A total of 87 countries made the list, the United States had by far the greatest representation of hotels with 969 in total, followed by the United Kingdom with 171, Italy with 153, Canada with 86 and Spain with 70.

“The Loved by Guests Awards celebrate those top-notch hotels that guests really loved and wanted to tell everyone about,” said Taylor L. Cole, Head of Public Relations with

“We’re finding reviews are becoming more powerful than ever and in fact many travellers are preferring to book based on guest reviews rather than official star rating. Think of how many times you’ve chosen a hotel because you’ve been scrolling through reviews on your smartphone and read about its comfy beds and fantastic breakfast.”

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