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Here for your viewing pleasure is our updated Top 30 list of Irish Hotel Pages on Facebook. There’s been quite a shake-up since last week, with 8 new entries pushing a lot of the field down and in some cases out of the top 30.

Congratulations to all those hotels who have grown their fan base. A special hat-tip goes out to the Faithlegg House Hotel who have grown their fan base by over 100 in the past week and are now sitting at number 28 on the list!

The list is by no means final so if you feel we’ve missed you out, please let us know by commenting below.

The list is based on the number of fans the Facebook Page has and is open to all hotels in the Republic of Ireland.

The top spot has been claimed for a second week by Fitzwilton Hotel, Waterford. Keep up the good work guys!

Rank

Hotel/Group

Location

Fans

1st

Fitzwilton Hotel

Waterford

4,311

2nd

Dylan Hotel

Dublin

1,806

3rd

ClareGalway Hotel

Galway

1,468

4th

The Brehon

Kerry

1,133

5th

Temple Bar Hotel

Dublin

1,132

6th

Ice House Hotel

Mayo

990

7th

Carlton Hotel Group

Nationwide

947

8th

Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel

Limerick

928

9th

Best Western Academy Plaza

Dublin

802

10th

Ashford Castle

Mayo

713

11th

The Clarence

Dublin

667

12th

Dromoland Castle Hotel

Clare

662

13th

Mount Herbert Hotel

Dublin

614

14th

The Europe Hotel & Resort

Kerry

611

15th

The Court Yard Hotel

Kildare

562

16th

Limerick Strand Hotel

Limerick

561

17th

Kinnitty Castle

Offaly

487

18th

Bellinter House

Navan

480

19th

Clarion Liffey Valley

Dublin

464

20th

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

Dublin

456

21st

Harvey’s Point Hotel

Donegal

432

22nd

Dunraven Arms Hotel

Limerick

429

23rd

Hayfield Manor Hotel

Cork

401

24th

Adare Manor Hotel

Limerick

399

25th

Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel

Donegal

387

26th

Fota Island Resort Cork

Cork

386

27th

Kellys Hotel

Dublin

373

28th

Faithlegg House Hotel

Waterford

371

29th

Travelodge Ireland

Nationwide

357

30th

Dunboyne Castle

Meath

351

(list is correct as of 8st March 2010)

This list only considers Facebook Pages as opposed to groups and personal profiles.

A Page or a Groups, which is better? Well the answer to that depends on you and what works for your business.

Facebook Groups:

1. Set up for more personal interaction, they are highly active and require constant engagement.
2. Connected to the profile of the people who administer them.
3. When you post something as a group administrator, it appears to be coming from you and is attached to your personal profile.
4. Groups are great for organizing on a personal level and for smaller scale interaction around a cause.
5. If the group is under 5,000 members, group admins can send messages to the group members that will appear in their inboxes.
6. Permissions settings make it possible for group admins to restrict access to a group, so that new members have to be approved.
7. Groups can’t host applications.
8. You can advertise your group.

Facebook Pages:

1. Access to a Page, however, can only be restricted by certain ages and locations.
2. Page admins can send updates to fans through the Page, and these updates will appear in the “Updates” section of fans’ inboxes.
3. There is no limit on how many fans you may send an update to, or how many total fans a Page can have.
4. Pages can host applications, so a Page can essentially be more personalized and show more content.
5. Pages can benefit from social ads that publicize the fan connection between a Page and a specific user.
6. Pages are better for brands, businesses, bands, movies, or celebrities who want to interact with their fans or customers without having them connected to a personal account, and have a need to exceed Facebook’s 5,000 friend cap.

Neither Groups nor Pages have great moderation features. If someone posts spam on your Group or your Page, you have to remove it manually, and you can also remove specific members.

So it’s up to you which best suits your business right now and going forward.

Just to note a few hotels who have a strong group presence on facebook.

The Morgan Hotel, 2212 members

The Beacon Hotel, 437 members

Be sure to check back every Monday to see if your hotel has made the list!

Download the list as a PDF here



10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Castleknock Hotel & Country Club // Mar 9, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Hello
    I was looking at your repot and we appear to have been missed off this list. We currently have over 1500 fans on our facebook page. Please see the link below. Could you please include us in report going forward?

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Dublin/Castleknock-Hotel-Country-Club/49510129804?ref=ts

  • 2 Michael Ferry // Mar 9, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Hi, one hotel not on your list
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Abbeyfield-Hotel-Conference-Centre/67282903072.

    It has been over 400 since last month.

    Thanks

  • 3 Glenlo Abbey Hotel // Mar 11, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Galway is also on Facebook

  • 4 Park Plaza Tyrrelstown // Mar 11, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    1043 fans on Facebook

  • 5 William // Mar 12, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Hi Michael,
    We’ve addad the Abbeyfield now. Check back on monday for the updated list!

  • 6 William // Mar 12, 2010 at 9:31 am

    The Castleknock Hotel has now been added. The list gets updated every monday so be sure to check back then!

  • 7 William // Mar 12, 2010 at 9:49 am

    We’ve added the Glenlo Abbey page to our database. Keep pushing your presence and you might make the top 30 in the future! Good luck!

  • 8 William // Mar 12, 2010 at 9:50 am

    The Park Plaza Tyrrelstown has now been added to our database and it looks likely you’ll be in the updated list on monday! Well done guys!

  • 9 Terry McCartney // Mar 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Hi folks

    We’ve also been missed.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Enniskillen-United-Kingdom/Belmore-Court-Motel/19239507233?ref=ts

    Ta.

    Terry

  • 10 William // Mar 15, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Hi Terry.
    Belmore Court Motel has been added to our database and should appear on the list later today!

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