Hotels in Ireland
From quaint comfort in family run B&B's to opulent luxury in a centuries-old castle, hotels in Ireland have much to offer.
For those travelers looking for budget accommodation, Ireland's hostels are a great way to go. There is an abundance of hostels in the big cities of Dublin, Cork, Galway and Belfast, and it is usually easy to find one off the beaten track too. Most offer clean facilities and basic amenities, such as bike or surf rental.
Another option for affordable hotels in Ireland is a family run B&B or guesthouses. Most rooms will have en-suite bathroom facilities and many accommodations serve a delicious Irish breakfast and afternoon tea with scones. The woman of the house, or Bean an Tí, is usually a great source of local knowledge and folklore.
Some of the best hotels in Ireland are located in breathtaking old castles and manors. Many offer spa facilities, gourmet dining and links golf courses. Adare Manor in County Limerick, Ashford Castle in County Galway, and Doonbeg Hotel and Dromoland Castle in County Clare are our stunning options for old-world luxury.
Located on 1,000 acres, the private country house was formerly the sporting lodge of the Marquis of Sligo.
Set among verdant mountains and the Lakes of Killarney, this modern stone structure has a wellness focus (the hotel is home to an Aveda spa and staffers encourage guests to explore the nearby national park).
The 18th-century former Jameson whiskey family estate—known as the Still—could hardly have anticipated its latest incarnation. Glass corridors now link the stone manse with a polished new spa. Guests can detoxify in the salt grotto and Swedish log sauna or have a caviar facial.
Classic Victorian hotel located along the Ring of Kerry overlooking Kenmare Bay, with the Samas Spa, Ireland's top wellness center (thanks to its comprehensive fitness, dining, and therapeutic programming).
Located on the coast of Portmarnock, also known as the Velvet Strand, this hotel was originally built in 1847 as a private mansion for the Jameson Whiskey family.
Justin Green, the fourth generation of Greens to live at this enormous Italianate country property, runs the place with his wife, Jenny, in a comfortably homey style - a friendly cat stretched out on the bench of the grand piano, spaniels and children scampering about - but with a deluxe and vagu
The hotel’s main building is a five-minute walk from Powerscourt’s 47 acres of formal gardens and a 40-minute cab ride from central Dublin. The 200 guest rooms feature eiderdown-swathed beds and massive marble-clad bathrooms with heated floors and Bulgari bath products.
Occupying a cluster of four stately Georgian houses, which overlook formal landscaped gardens, this property set right across the street from the city’s government offices was carefully restored in the late 1990s to its 18th-century splendor.
Located in Dublin’s city center, the Westbury Hotel is located just off Grafton Street, next door to the high-end Westbury Mall, and close to Trinity College and Temple Bar. A grand staircase leads to the lobby, which is decorated with marble floors and antique furnishings.
Epitomizing the “new Dublin chic,” this stylish, designy boutique property is a favorite among the city’s fashionistas. Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in the swanky D4 area, the hotel enjoys a peaceful location—although just a 10-minute drive from the center of town.