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 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.
The hotel's owners include Bono and The Edge of the band U2. This Arts and Crafts hotel was restored by the singer and the guitarist and reopened in 1992.
The striking property, which opened in 2007, sits gracefully alongside the River Garavogue, surrounded by 18th- and 19th-century buildings.
Part Georgian town house, part groovy seventies crash pad, it's a secluded yet popular 20-room boutique B&B just off St. Stephen's Green. An ivy-clad door at the end of an alley opens onto a mirrored reception desk and sunken lounge.
Georgian estate with a full roster of activities, including golf, fly-fishing, and horseback riding.
While Galway has been gaining attention as a seaside bolt-hole for euro-flush Dubliners, the new G Hotel is about to permanently alter notions about Irish style.
Formerly the Lodge at Doonbeg
Part of a chain of businessmen's hotels with the blandness of urban boutique lodgings. The property does have a few delights, like a library of books by Irish authors in the lobby, and an airy bar overlooking the river.
The Shelbourne, Dublin’s most famous historic hotel, is where Ireland’s founding fathers first drafted the country’s constitution, in 1922. These days, the 1824 Georgian building—located across the street from the verdant gardens and meandering walking paths of St.
Baronial castle dating from the 16th century on the edge of Lough Dromoland, 10 minutes north of Shannon; it's one of Ireland's most storied castles, in a fairy-tale setting complete with falconry grounds and a golf course.