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.
You’ll find more than 800 years of history and decoration at Waterford Castle, as evidenced by the Jacobian-style antiques and original tapestries that dress its great halls and foyers. Country-house style and elegant décor are throughout the castle’s five suites and 14 deluxe guest rooms.
Chef Myrtle Allen's 1964 Ballymaloe House proved that Irish farmhouse cooking could garner worldwide critical acclaim and launched Ireland's food revolution.
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.
This 19th-century château, a 30-minute drive west of Dublin, epitomizes an authentic Irish countryside escape.
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
It may be something of an eyesore from the outside (with a hospitalesque brick building that was panned by architecture critics when it opened in 2001), but the characteristically luxurious Four Seasons property has some of the largest and best-appointed guest rooms in town.
Ideal for a family reunion, this enormous thatched-roof stone house has undergone a six-year restoration by owner Alan Callender.
Standing outside on orderly Dawson Street, you’d never imagine the Indo-Asian fantasy that lies behind the door of this Georgian manse. The property is flamboyantly chic, its 37 rooms adorned with Balinese wall screens, teak furniture, potted palms, gold moldings, and mirrors.
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.