Jan Morris on Hunter’s Hotel March 2011

by Tom on April 24, 2011

“The simplicity I require is the real thing”

Jan Morris on Hyntrt's Hotel County Wicklow Ireland

Jan Morris

Whether in Hong Kong or the Himalayas, travel write Jan Morris knows what she wants from a hotel: unaffected hospitality, a reasonable degree of comfort and the luxury of being left alone

“Then there is Hunter’s Hotel in County Wicklow, the place I always make for when I drive off the ferry at Dublin. It is one of the oldest coaching inns in Ireland, and looks it. Swallows fly in and out of its courtyard stables, its long, low buildings overlook an inviting garden, and within a few moments of my arrival I shall be having tea, scones and strawberries on the lawn. Hunter’s is Irishness sublimated – with just a touch, I venture to say, of the Anglo-Irish to it. Sporting prints abound, there are sofas everywhere, the Irish Times is there for you beside the stairs, and if there’s anything else you feel you want, like Guinness or a hot-water bottle, sure just give them a tinkle downstairs and it’ll be with you whenever they have a moment. Hunter’s is a fine place to stop off at, so it is, so it is, on your way to the races.”

Condé Nast Traveller, March 2011

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