Ballyfin Demense beat a lot of well known hotels in the survey of readers.
An award winning US travel magazine ranks a Laois hotel among the best in Ireland.
The five-star Ballyfin Demense lands at number three on the list of Condé Nast Traveller following a survey of over 800,000 readers.
It comes in ahead of The Conrad, The Westbury and Merrion hotels in Dublin and only behind The Marker and Lough Eske Castle in County Donegal.
The luxury holiday publication releases its Readers Choice Travel Awards each year.