While visiting the Emerald Isle known for its lush rolling landscape, dramatic sea cliffs, folk dancing, and Guinness beer, visitors can find numerous hotels to stay with their families. Enjoy strolling through the ancient maritime villages, admiring the Cliffs of Moher, and the museums, markets, and castles in and around Dublin. Admire the stunning natural scenery on a coastal drive along the Wild Atlantic Way to experience the soaring sea cliffs, secluded beaches, and beautiful bay between journeying to admire medieval castles nearby. To get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime visit with your family to a land filled with stunning landscapes, ancient ruins, and mysticism, make certain to check out the following list of the best baby-friendly hotels in Ireland.
After enjoying a fun-filled day at Dublin Zoo exploring the numerous exhibits of cuddly creatures, return with your family to your boutique hotel to enjoy an al fresco dinner on the astroturf patio. Enjoy spreading out in one of the custom family rooms where you can choose your bed combinations to suit the size of your family unit. Unwind by watching the flat-screen TV while taking in panoramic views of central Dublin while the kids enjoy some playtime under the watchful care of the hotel’s babysitting service. After indulging in a luxurious bathroom experience complete with marble shower and designer toiletries, tuck your little ones into their fluffy duvets accented by lilac-and-grey furnishings and quilted headboards.
Families coming to the Emerald Isle will enjoy staying in this hidden gem tucked away on Ireland’s West Coast. Each morning, enjoy a full breakfast before wandering the lush fields en route to admire the stunning views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. After the kids have run free across the acres of hills during summer evenings, tuck them into your luxurious mahogany four-post bed for a bedtime story. After exploring the charming castle next door, take time to indulge in a delicious dinner of fresh seafood before retiring to the lounging area.
Ballinalacken Castle Country House Hotel
Address: Coast Road, Doolin, Doolin, Ireland
After checking into your spacious junior suite or family room complete with four differing bed sizes, get in the car and drive to nearby Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Each morning, enjoy casual dining in the velvet booths while plotting your day’s adventures to the Cliffs of Moher to experience staggering views of the sea cliffs as they descend into Galway Bay. After spending some time shopping in nearby Limerick, let the kids play in the spacious bedroom while you retire to the living room to relax in front of the flat-screen TV. Following a delicious dinner at the hotel restaurant, get the kids ready to enjoy a pre-bedtime bubble bath to finish off a day filled with enjoyable activities. Cribs are available by request for your little ones.
After admiring the innovative exhibits at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, return to your hotel to enjoy a casual meal in the sun under the red umbrellas on the street-side patio. As your family prepares for bed after a pre-bedtime swim in the hydrotherapy pool, enjoy taking in the sweeping views of Dublin from floor-to-ceiling windows. Do note that although the rooms have no capacity for cribs, kids of all ages are welcomed. Curl up under the cosy duvets before indulging in an evening of TV after spending the day touring the Guinness Storehouse or visiting the Dublin Zoo’s intriguing wildlife. Enjoy a quick workout at the hotel gym before heading out for the day to stroll through downtown Dublin with your family.
After indulging your family’s sweet tooth at Chocolate Warehouse, sit back and listen to the piano player turn out classics while the babysitting staff entertain your children before dinner at the hotel restaurant. Before wandering the halls of ancient Drimnagh Castle, enjoy a quick workout at the fitness centre. Then, share an in-room family breakfast courtesy of room service. Following a day strolling the cobbled streets of Dublin to explore the city, return for an evening of relaxation in your spacious suite with plum accents. Enjoy falling asleep after a hot bath alongside your family in the comfortable beds while admiring the star-filled sky from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Indulge in a delicious full breakfast from the hotel buffet before taking your family to visit the inspiring exhibits featured at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History. After spending time checking out Old Jameson Distillery and ancient Dublin Castle, relax in the sunshine on your private balcony while admiring the sweeping views of the Dublin mountain range. Prior to enjoying an evening out strolling the cobbled streets of Dublin, enjoy a family dinner at Grain & Grill Restaurant & Bar to experience delicious Irish and European specialities. After a day filled with exploring the nearby seaside villages, get under the covers of your double bed to enjoy family movie night with your family members. Cribs may be requested while extra beds can be availed for a fee.
Indulge in a delicious breakfast of croissants, fruit, and fried eggs on sapphire velvet couches before taking the family out to admire stunning views of the Irish Sea. After a wonderful night’s sleep under the slate grey duvets, start out on your next family adventure to explore Dublin’s coastal villages. Enjoy a warm bubble bath with the little ones after strolling through the cool stone hallways of Dublin Castle on a dreary fall afternoon. Spend lunch dining al fresco on the red brick patio while soaking up the sun before visiting the National Botanic Gardens to experience an education in botany and admire the beautiful floral arrangements to the delight of your young ones. Your little ones will be in good hands with their babysitting services, though do note that you would need to pay an additional fee.
Indulge in a filling breakfast from the overflowing buffet table before visiting nearby Moore Street Market en route to Ilac Shopping Centre. Enjoy watching your children’s eyes light up in awe during an evening of culture attending one of the performances at Ambassador Theatre. After touring Dublin via a hop-on-hop-off bus, return to enjoy a delicious dinner in the hotel dining room before relaxing in the soaker tub and putting on your velvety robe. After scouring Dublin’s Henry Street for bargains on fashion-forward family apparel, retire to your spacious family room to relax under the cosy duvets. You can indulge in room service and watch movies on the flatscreen TV. Cribs may be requested for free.
After checking into your spacious family suite, depart with your family in tow to experience nearby medieval Dunguaire Castle. Rent bikes from the hotel to wander through the quaint seaside village of Kinvara along Galway Bay before returning to enjoy an afternoon break of tea and scones with Devonshire Cream and raspberry jam. Following a chilly ride on the ferry to experience the magnificent natural beauty of the Aran Islands, relax on the plush couches while warming up in front of the crackling fire. Indulge in a delicious home-style meal alongside a bowl of seafood chowder before retiring to your room to enjoy a family game night from the selection of hotel-provided games. Cribs may be requested for infants.
Address: Main Street
After strolling over to check out the inspirational exhibits at the Castlepollard Museum, make time to join in the weekend fun while watching local musicians perform at the Irish Pub. Prior to experiencing Tullynally Castle & Gardens, take time to enjoy a delicious breakfast at the on-site restaurant. Following a day of fun on the surrounding lakes spent swimming and kayaking, return to your spacious family suite to indulge in a hot shower before diving under your brocade comforter. Your little ones can get comfortable in a crib or extra bed (the latter can be requested for at an additional cost). Before checking out Belvedere House Gardens & Park, log in to the WiFi to attend to any business before heading out on the 30-minute drive with your family in tow.
Address: The Square
Exploring the Emerald Isle with family
Imagine wandering the same the streets as U2 did while visiting thriving Dublin full of cobbled streets lined with pubs, museums, spacious parks, and even some medieval castles. Enjoy strolling through medieval villages where folklore has it St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. Don’t depart this natural gem of an island before taking time to drive along the Wild Atlantic Way to admiring the majestic sea cliffs and rolling green hills that are synonymous with Ireland. Have a majestic time on your trip with a family-friendly accommodation from this list.
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