Ireland

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.

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.

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.

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

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).