5 Best Castle Hotels Near Limerick, Ireland - Updated 2024

Kim Raya C.
Kim Raya C.  
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Limerick, one of the oldest and largest cities in Ireland, is known for its love of sports, scenic outdoors, iconic wonders, and colorful culture. In short, there are lots of things to do! It has over 98 km (61 mi) of vast trails perfect for hiking, cycling, and other adventures. Hosting a variety of culinary gems, Limerick is also particularly known for its world-famous Irish coffee, contemporary cuisine, and fresh produce. The city was declared a National City of Culture in 2014 for its established art and music. One would need enough days to explore this majestic city, and a unique accommodation such as a castle hotel will definitely be worth it. If you want to take a trip down the olden times, continue reading about these best castle hotels near Limerick, Ireland.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 22, 2024.

1. Bunratty Castle Hotel, BW Signature Collection (from USD 84)

This castle hotel will cater to your accommodation, wellness, and relaxation needs to the best extent. With several well-maintained facilities like the indoor pool, gym, and steam room, your exhaustion will be replaced with sighs of awe and contentment. Moreover, the bedrooms are adorned with modern and traditional designs that fit your comfort needs.

You can satiate your hunger with the dishes and flavorful wines from their Shannon Room Restaurant. While you’re there, try their tour packages, including destinations such as Thomond Park, The Burren, King John’s Castle, and Cliffs of Moher. Do you need to celebrate a special occasion or launch a product? If so, they also offer banquet facilities that can cater to up to 300 guests.

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Bunratty Castle Hotel, BW Signature Collection

Wifi Available

Address: Bunratty
434 meters (0.3 ft) from Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

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2. Fanningstown Castle (from USD 750)

This restored Gothic-style hotel from the 12th century is your Irish castle dream come to life. It is one of the best castles to stay near Limerick, Ireland. Located in the heart of the Golden Vale region, this property offers spacious and lovely space for you to relax and enjoy nature. You can bring children with you and have them around the enclosed patio and share the experience with you. You can even bring your furry family member with you!

Nights can be very relaxing, curling up in front of the indoor fireplace and reading one of the books and other reading materials provided. You can also drop off your luggage in case of early arrival or late departure.

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Adare, Limerick, Ireland
17.68 km (11.0 mi) from Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
63 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Castle 7 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was extremely comfortable and exceeded all our expectations
we were comfortable though in warm sweaters and wrapped up at night with the extra blankets provided
sheets and towels were clean and fresh
bringing extra towels and tea-towels offering to clean when we were out
great place clean quaint charming quiet peaceful just a great place to stay
the castle was clean comfortable and impeccably curated
the host was communicative and overly accommodating and even had some wonderful surprises for us
mary was very kind and accommodating
mary was the perfect host helpful but not intrusive
mary and dave were the most gracious of hosts
she was super communicative and helpful
the castle is a lovely building in a great location
lovely accommodations in adare close to limerick
the castle slept 9 of us very comfortably and the location is fantastic
such an amazing home and location
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3. The East Tower (from USD 1272)

Located in the middle of a 200-acre (80.94-hectare) wooded estate, this luxurious building is truly a wonderful place. Go on a refreshing walk in the beautiful woodlands, meet a deer at the organic deer farm, or relax in the private hot tub.

If you want to know more about the history of the property, one of the owners will be more than happy to share stories of battles fought at the estate or give you a tour of the adjacent 15th-century tower. If you want, your hosts can even arrange for a chef to come cook for you. You can also enjoy various sports such as table tennis, croquet, darts, and pool.

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Dromcolliher, County Limerick, Ireland
39.96 km (24.9 mi) from Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
3 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 6 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
jonathan was also a fantastic host - always helpful and quick to respond
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4. Dromoland Castle (from USD 682)

Adhering to the highest standards, this pet-friendly castle hotel will surpass all your expectations. It was built around the 16th century and has accepted guests with generous hospitality ever since. The rooms are fully equipped and elegant. They offer other impressive facilities such as free indoor pools, a fitness center, and a restaurant that serves their specialty Irish breakfast and other award-winning dishes. With all these amenities, you’ll feel like you’re in a 5-star hotel in Limerick.

Live like a distinguished member of royalty, with the most exquisite decor and service. You can relish by the campfire at night, improve your skills on the golf course, or try other services like archery or horseback riding. This castle hotel in Ireland has a spa where you can calm your nerves and have a relaxing time.

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Dromoland Castle

Wifi Available

Address: newmarket on fergus
8.96 km (5.6 mi) from Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

5. The Black Castle (from USD 357)

Turn back time and settle in this castle that stays true to the medieval aesthetic. It also overlooks the hills of North Tipperary and is surrounded by a forest. Walk around the “Great Hall,” where your primary light sources will be candlelight and the illumination of a roaring fireplace.

The bedroom features a king-size bed and a modest bathroom on one floor below. There may be no Wi-Fi connection and electricity, but that will only add to the authenticity of your stay. However, you can charge your electronic devices in the kitchenette.

They offer a range of fresh ingredients if you want breakfast or dinner. Feel free to wander acres of undisturbed land or dine out by the outdoor seating area. Additionally, you can drive to the nearest pub and grocery shop for your needs in the village of Puckaun.

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Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland
49.62 km (30.9 mi) from Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
70 reviews   Wifi Available
Castle 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was also extremely comfortable in the great hall and the furniture is beautiful
so comfortable with lovely linens blankets and pillows
spotlessly clean and lovely complementary food
clean private beautiful highly recommended
the composting toilet was very pleasant even for my uber clean-loving princess wife
the hosts were welcoming and wanted to make sure we had a comfortable stay
they were amazing hosts that my partner and i now consider friends
you were the perfect hosts and the black castle was the perfect accommodation
sonja and kevin were the most amazing hosts
they are the nicest hosts and made our stay really comfortable
we enjoyed watching the sunset during our quiet evening
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Mirror to the past

It’s the closest thing you’ll get if you want to encounter the distant history of Limerick, Ireland. With these castle hotels, you’ll get to step into the confines of a medieval setting. No matter the level of comfort you opt for, a castle hotel, a cottage, or an Airbnb vacation rental, a diverse selection is waiting for you.

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