You have many options for accommodations in Ireland, and thanks to Failte Ireland’s star ranking system, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Rooms over a bar room are not generally considered luxurious accommodation, but having a room near the place where you may do a lot of drinking has its advantages!
These four- and five-star properties are as luxurious as you would imagine. Typically found in the country the castles offer high living and gorgeous surroundings. A night in a castle is truly a memorable event.
These upscale B&Bs are generally outside of cities or towns. The proprietors are often first rate chefs and for a fixed price (usually 30 to 50 euros) will prepare an exquisite and memorable dinner.
Similar in some ways to what you would expect in the U.S. - but different in that they tend not to be the cookie cutter sterile hotels typically found here. Instead, hotels in Ireland tend to have a little more character and offer more interaction with the staff. Many are small family owned businesses that feel more like a bed and breakfast than what you'd expect from a hotel - and most hotels will include a breakfast that will leave you wondering whether or not lunch is necessary!
Bed and Breakfasts
Comfortable and reasonably priced, B&Bs are the best way to get to know the locals. Costs range from 30 to 40 euro per night depending on the time of year and location.
Pubs & Restaurants with Accommodation
Rooms over a bar room are not generally considered luxurious accommodation, but having a room near the place where you may do a lot of drinking has its advantages!