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Hotels in Ireland

Catch a rest when you're knackered in the Emerald Isle.

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Ireland is a vast and beautiful island bursting with nightlife, national parks and rolling hills.

Hit up Dublin to see the famous Guinness Brewery and trace the footsteps of literature greats, drive through the verdant countryside in Killarney and discover the arresting Cliffs of Moher.

Whatever you’ve got planned on your itinerary, rest easy in-between at these luxurious hotels that are a stone’s throw away from some of the best castles and sightseeing stops in Ireland.

Top Ireland hotels

Hotel Kilkenny

Hotel Kilkenny, Kilkenny

Hotel Kilkenny offers modern accommodation with an indoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi and outdoor terrace. Kilkenny Castle is within walking distance from the hotel, as are shops and a lively nightlife. There is also an on-site restaurant, bar and picnic area.

  • Rating: 4-star
  • Location: College Road, Kilkenny
  • Price: From €103/night (about $115)
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Limerick Strand Hotel

Limerick Strand Hotel, Limerick

Limerick Strand Hotel is ideally located close to King John’s Castle and the Hunt Museum. The surrounding area is popular for its nightlife with many eateries within walking distance. The hotel features an indoor pool, rooftop terrace, sauna, jacuzzi and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Rating: 4-star
  • Location: Ennis Road, Limerick
  • Price: From €94/night (about $105)
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The Brehon, Killarney

The Brehon, Killarney

The Brehon offers views of the Killarney National Park with complimentary Wi-Fi, a Turkish steam bath, fitness center and in-house spa. Castlemaine, Killorglin and Aghadoe Cathedral are only a short drive away.

  • Rating: 4-star
  • Location: Muckross Road, Killarney
  • Price: From €150/night (about $168)
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The Montenotte Hotel

The Montenotte Hotel, Cork

Complete with modern accommodation and luxurious amenities — including an indoor pool, a Turkish steam bath, complimentary Wi-Fi and a fitness center — The Montenotte Hotel even has an in-house cinema for cozy, rainy day entertainment. There’s an on-site restaurant and bar where breakfast is served daily.

  • Rating: 4-star
  • Location: Montenotte, Cork
  • Price: From €139/night (about $155)
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The River Lee Hotel, Cork

The River Lee Hotel, Cork

The River Lee Hotel (a member of The Doyle Collection) is perched on the edge of — you guessed it — River Lee and was built with a glass front for stellar views. Expect an indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna. A number of cafés and restaurants are in the surrounding area and attractions such as Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral and University College Cork are only a short walk away.

  • Rating: 4-star
  • Location: Western Road, Cork
  • Price: From €174/night (about $194)
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Park House Hotel & Restaurant, Galway

Park House Hotel & Restaurant, Galway

The Park House Hotel & Restaurant is within walking distance to many top attractions such as the Galway City Museum, the Spanish Arch and Galway Cathedral. An Irish breakfast is served daily at the on-site restaurant. Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, porters and laundry.

  • Rating: 4-star
  • Location: Eyre Square, Galway City Center, Galway
  • Price: From €206/night (about $230)
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The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway

The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway

Situated around the corner from a public transit hub, The Galmont Hotel & Spa is also right near the Spanish Arch, Galway Cathedral and the Galway City Museum. An east-facing room lends spectacular views of Lough Atalia (lough is Irish for “lake”).

  • Rating: 4-star
  • Location: Galway City Center, Galway
  • Price: From €153/night (about $171)
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Jurys Inn Galway, Galway

Jurys Inn Galway, Galway

The Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel offers views of the Eiffel Tower from its gardens. Plus, Champ de Mars, Ile des Cygnes and the Seine are within walking distance.

  • Rating: 3-star
  • Location: Galway City Center, Galway
  • Price: From €118.15/night (about $132)
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The Gibson Hotel, Dublin

The Gibson Hotel, Dublin

The Gibson Hotel offers trendy 4-star accommodations in a great glass exterior, complete with a rooftop terrace. Attractions such as Fairview Park, the Royal Canal and 3Arena are within walking distance. For fíon aficionados (er, wine lovers), the hotel has its own winery.

  • Rating: 4-star
  • Location: Point Village, Dublin
  • Price: From €246.05/night (about $274)
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Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin

Clayton Hotel is centrally located near River Liffey, with popular attractions such as the Royal Canal, Windmill Lane Studios and Jeanie Johnston all within walking distance. The surrounding area has well-known nightlife spots, bars and restaurants. The hotel offers a restaurant and bar, indoor pool, fitness club, beauty center, kids club and free Wi-Fi.

  • Rating: 4-star
  • Location: Dublin City Center, Dublin
  • Price: From €206.10/night (about $230)
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Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin

Academy Plaza Hotel, Dublin

This modern hotel offers stylish accommodation in Dublin city center with Abbey Theatre and O’Connor street close by. The area surrounding the hotel is full of local bars and restaurants, or guests can choose to dine at the on-site restaurant and bar. Temple Bar and Olympia Theatre are a 20-minute stroll away.

  • Rating: 3-star
  • Location: Dublin City Center, Dublin
  • Price: From €152.15/night (about $170)
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Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, Dublin

Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin, Dublin

The grand, Georgian-style hotel is ideally located in the city center close to major shopping areas and tourist attractions. Mountjoy Square, O’Connell Street and the Abbey Theatre are all within walking distance — as are a wide array of cafés and restaurants. If you’re inclined to stay in, Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin also has an on-site restaurant and bar.

  • Rating: 4-star
  • Location: Dublin City Center, Dublin
  • Price: From €294.13/night (about $264)
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How did we choose these hotels?

We selected the hotels on our list by comparing star ratings, price ranges, key amenities and location. Price data was obtained January 2020 and is based on standard room rates. Keep in mind prices are subject to change and should be used only as a general guide. You might be able to find better deals on hotels from third-party sites.

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Whether you’re traipsing through Cork or galavanting around Dublin, book a hotel that’s ideally situated close to your top to-do list attractions. After pinpointing a home base, figure out how to navigate to and fro around the Emerald Isle.

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