Best Ireland Hotels

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Treat yourself to a spa weekend in a by-gone castle, a swanky city break at a boutique hotel in the city or a roll-your-windows-down-and-feel-the-breeze-through-your-hair road trip during the brief Irish summer.

No matter where you stay in Ireland, one thing that is for sure is that the friendly locals and fantastic landscapes will leave you wanting more. Here are some of the best hotels to make your experience in The Emerald Isle even more special.

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How did we pick these Ireland hotels?

Our editorial team selected the Ireland hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.

Best hotels in Dublin, Ireland

If you haven't been to Dublin before, then you haven't seen Ireland at its jolliest, tasted the freshest pint of Guinness or explored some of the country's best castles.

This compact town doesn't demand too much of your time, but you'll want to stay in one of the more happening areas – Portobello, Smithfield, Temple Bar, The Docklands or Merrion Square – to make the most of your visit. These areas will put you within walking distance of bars, restaurants and a top attraction or two.

Backpackers, families, young couples, seniors and all types of travellers will find an array of accommodation to choose from in this cosmopolitan city including the stylish bolthole, Number 31, and the best hotel in town, The Westbury.

Our top picks for hotels in Dublin: Number 31 and The Westbury Hotel.

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Best hotels in Galway, Ireland

Named as one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2020, Galway is unmissable if you're exploring The Emerald Isle.

If it's your first time visiting, it's worth spending a little more to stay in Galway city centre, where pedestrianised streets are peppered with traditional pubs and age-old architecture. The area is also easy to explore on foot.

Like most cities, you'll find budget options, including The Maldron Hotel, in the outer suburbs, a short drive away from the centre. There is a relatively good and affordable public transport system in the city. Otherwise, taxis can rack up costs considerably.

Our top picks for hotels in Galway: The Galmont Hotel and Maldron Hotel Sandy Road.

Best for spa facilities: The Galmont Hotel & Spa
Best for spa facilities: The Galmont Hotel & Spa

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Best for budget seekers: Maldron Hotel Sandy Road
Best for budget seekers: Maldron Hotel Sandy Road

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Best hotels in Killarney, Ireland

The small town of Killarney, known for its picturesque national park, is the perfect introduction to Irish hospitality. Almost all of the city's hotels can be found centrally, are locally owned and provide a hot breakfast as part of the package. Most attractions, including Killarney National Park, are also within walking distance of the centre.

With years of tourism behind it, there are heaps of accommodation in town that'll suit any traveller, from budget seekers just looking for a place to rest their head to high-flyers, searching for the kinds of added extras that you'll find at Europe Hotel.

Our top picks for hotels in Killarney: Hotel Ard na Sidhe and The Europe Hotel.

Best for romantic retreats: Hotel Ard na Sidhe
Best for romantic retreats: Hotel Ard na Sidhe

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Best for 5-star luxury: The Europe Hotel
Best for 5-star luxury: The Europe Hotel

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Alternate Ireland accommodation options

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Airbnb and Stayz properties in Ireland. It's always worth checking out the listings on these platforms, especially if you're after something a bit more unconventional, and, more often than not, better value than a hotel room.

During summer, road trips aren't uncommon and are actually one of the best ways to venture to all of those less touristy corners of Ireland. Free camping isn't strictly legal in the country, so you're best off setting up base in one of the many campsites you'll find scattered throughout the rolling hills.

Frequently asked questions about Ireland hotels

Where can I find castle accommodation in Ireland?

There's nothing like a night in one of Ireland's age-old castles to get to grips with the country's heritage. Castles are peppered around different counties and can be found hidden away in the countryside, normally on the top of a hill or next to a lake. Ashford Castle in County Mayo is considered to be one of the oldest castles in Ireland, and while a stay here isn't cheap, it's a memorable experience.

Is pub accommodation available in Ireland?

Pub accommodation is one of the more traditional styles of hotel in Ireland and is, unfortunately, a dying breed. You'll still find rooms to rent above pubs in smaller, more rural villages.

Which hotels are near Dublin Airport?

Dublin Airport is situated 10km outside of the city centre, which makes catching an early flight or quick transfer a breeze. For the easiest access to the departure hall, Radisson Blu Hotel and the Maldron Hotel are just across the road.

Which sites let me book Ireland accommodation with free cancellation?

These sites let you make a refundable booking for your trip to Ireland, so there's less risk of losing the cost of your stay or deposit. Some sites only offer free cancellation on select Ireland hotels or at a slightly higher rate, so it's best to check the terms on your booking before confirming your stay.

Most sites, like Wotif or Expedia, will clearly state whether each Ireland hotel is non-refundable.

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Which sites let me use a coupon code to book Ireland accommodation?

Using one of our coupon codes at these sites will save you money on your Ireland stay. Some may ask you to pay for your stay upfront rather than on arrival in order to apply the code to your Ireland booking, but the same cancellation policy does apply so if you are able to cancel, you'll be able to get refunded.

Which sites let me book Ireland accommodation without a credit card?

If you don't have a credit card to make your Ireland booking, but would like to reap the rewards of one, compare credit cards that offer hotel rewards here.

Which Ireland hotel booking sites have rewards programs?

Get access to cheaper prices, collect points toward free stays and get extra perks like Wi-Fi or breakfast if you book your Ireland accommodation on sites like these:

  • Wotif: Part of the same family, Wotif lets you access the same benefits as the Expedia Rewards program. You'll get access to lower rates and earn points, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Depending on how often you make bookings, you'll be able to get bigger discounts and earn more perks like breakfast.
  • Agoda: PointsMAX lets you earn up to 6,000 points for your stay that you can put toward a preferred loyalty or frequent flyer program, including KrisFlyer and Velocity.
  • Trip.com: Trip Coins is Trip.com's rewards program where you can earn $1 for every 100 Trip Coins. It's free to join the program. Membership tiers from Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond have different perks to enjoy.
  • Hotels.com: Collect one stamp for every night's stay. Once you stay for 10 nights, you'll be able to redeem one free night up to the average value of your previous 10 nights.
  • Expedia.com.au: Access lower rates as a member and earn Expedia points on bookings, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Different levels of membership get you access to deeper discounts and perks, such as free breakfasts.
  • Marriott: The Marriott Bonvoy Benefits program lets you earn points towards free nights, access special member rates, get free Wi-Fi with your stay and check into your room via the mobile app. There are different status levels depending on how often you stay, starting with Silver Elite (10 nights per year).

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