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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Frequently asked questions
Yes! There are plenty of hostels in Ireland where you can get a cheap room, though most are located in cities like Dublin, Galway and Cork.
Hostels in Dublin start as low as $15/night.
Yes — whether you’re staying at a B&B, hostel or traditional hotel, you’ll need to book at least the first night’s stay in advance because Immigration requires incoming travelers to provide an address when you arrive at the airport.
A hundred thousand welcomes is the direct translation of the Gaelic, céad míle fáilte. It’s a phrase used to describe the warmth of Irish hospitality, which you can expect especially when staying in a B&B in the country.
Stephanie Yip is the travel editor at Finder and has been writing about travel and lifestyle for over a decade. She has written for a range of travel publications including Thomas Cook Magazine and Showpo. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and has visited over 50 countries (and counting). She has a passion for sharing her experiences and knowledge of travel and helping consumers stretch their travel cash while on holiday.
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