There are so many wonderful destinations in Ireland that it can be hard to decide where to go during your visit. The Emerald Isle is so named because of its green rolling hills and miles of lovely coastline. County Kerry, in the southwest of the country, boasts rugged terrain and charming seaside villages. To the north, in County Clare, are the striking Cliffs of Moher which plunge into the sea. Ireland’s cities like Dublin and Cork are bustling centers of culture, history, and nightlife. If you’re planning a trip to a few different parts of Ireland, it can be overwhelming to find suitable accommodations across regions. We’ve already done half of the work for you by picking out our favorite hotels spread across the country. Read on for our round-up of the top 10 2-bedroom hotels in Ireland.
Staying in Castle Oaks House Hotel is like taking a vacation back in time. The hotel was once a Georgian manor erected in the early 19th century and many of the rooms are decorated with furnishings that echo the time period. It is surrounded by acres of manicured gardens and paths that will bring you to the banks of the river Shannon. The courtyard suites provide two-bedroom accommodations, so you can have even more space during your stay. The suites sleep three to four guests and come with the option to have a kitchenette or just a separate living area with no cooking facilities.
The Westlodge Hotel & Leisure Centre is another great choice if you’re looking to connect with nature during your trip. It is set on a large plot of land overlooking Bantry Bay, and is surrounded by countryside with walking paths. For dining, you can head to the town, which is just a 15-minute walk away from the hotel, or you can enjoy Irish fare at the on-site Sugarloaf restaurant, which uses local ingredients in all of its meals. The hotel’s two-bedroom cottage is the perfect place to stay if you like the amenities of a hotel but enjoy your privacy. It offers stunning views of the landscaped gardens surrounding the property, and has all of the comforts of a home, including its own kitchen.
Enjoy unobstructed views of the beautiful Bantry Bay at this elegant hotel. The Maritime is a designer hotel with opulent decor in all of the common areas. The indoor pool is especially beautiful, with a soaring curved roof rising above it. There is even a separate children’s pool for the little ones still learning to swim. The two-bedroom suite would be perfect for families with kids. It can sleep two adults and up to four children. There is a huge living room, complete with a satellite TV and a small kitchenette, where you can prepare snacks in between meals.
The Elizabethan exterior of the Clayton Hotel & Leisure Club Sligo looks like one of the castles you’d see driving around the Irish countryside. Inside, the hotel is completely modernized for a comfortable stay. If your idea of a perfect vacation includes maintaining your fitness regimen, you’ll be glad to find that the fitness center includes brand new equipment and group classes. After a workout, treat yourself to a meal at the Sinergie Restaurant, which serves international cuisines. The family suites are perfect for any group of travelers and some of them sleep up to four adults, or two adults and three kids.
Clonakilty Park Hotel has tons of fun activities right on site that make it the perfect choice for families traveling to West Cork. Outside, kids will love climbing through the high ropes course and the whole family can play on the 18-hole mini golf course. Indoors, younger children can bounce around the indoor playground, while older kids can hang out in the video game room. There’s even a three-screen cinema on site. The hotel also offers a kids camp daily during school holidays, so parents can get a few hours to themselves to visit the pool or the bar and bistro. The two-bedroom apartment is ideal for families and it has its own kitchenette.
Clonakilty Park Hotel
Address: Park Road, Clonakilty, West Cork
Vending machine (snacks) Indoor play area Kids' outdoor play equipment Restaurant Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays Children television networks Children's playground Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
The Lahinch Coast Hotel and Suites is located in a charming coastal village, just minutes from the beach and the Cliffs of Moher. Right on site are two restaurants — the Dunes Restaurant serves a seasonal Irish breakfast, while the Aberdeen bar has a cozy fireplace, where you can enjoy a nightcap. The hotel has a variety of room configurations for any sized group, including the deluxe two-bedroom suite, which can comfortably sleep up to six guests. It also has a separate seating area and a kitchenette, where you can prep your morning coffee.
Lahinch Coast Hotel and Suites
Address: Main Street
Heated pool Face masks for guests available Walking tours Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Facilities for disabled guests Laundry Shared lounge/TV area Special diet menus (on request)
Although it is located in the small coastal vilage of Barna, The Twelve Hotel is a sophisticated boutique hotel you’d expect to find in a major city. The hotel is uniquely designed with a mix of modern and cozy furnishings. It has its own gastro pub, which hosts live Irish music on the weekends and a bakery, where you can find fresh bread daily. Select the family room to have enough space for kids and adults, or two couples to enjoy their alone time after a long day exploring the village.
The Connacht Hotel has one of the most unique options on this list for a two-bedroom accommodation. You and your traveling companions can stay in a luxurious mobile home with room for up to six guests. Both kids and adults will get a kick out of this glamping experience. The mobile home has all of the amenities you need for a comfortable stay and then some, including a kitchen, washing machine and dryer, and streaming services on the TVs. Guests have access to all of this boutique hotel’s other amenities, like a refreshing pool and a fitness center with a sauna and steam room.
The Connacht Hotel
Address: Dublin Road
Lift Breakfast takeaway containers Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Indoor play area Indoor pool (all year) Concierge service Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Vending machine (drinks)
The Cliff House Hotel is a superb hotel located in a serene setting. It sits atop a secluded cliffside overlooking the ocean, but you won’t sacrifice any amenities by choosing this peaceful location. The hotel has a pool, a hot tub, and a spa where you can book a seaweed bath. The on-site restaurant has even been awarded a Michelin star for its incredible Irish cuisine. The villa is the perfect choice if you need a two-bedroom accommodation. It actually has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, which can comfortably host up to six guests.
Kellys Hotel is the ideal pick for a girls’ or guy’s weekend getaway in Dublin. This adult-only hotel is situated in the heart of the city and there are dozens of bars nearby. The hotel even has its own bar, the speakeasy Bar With No Name, and a gourmet French Bistro l’Gueuleton on the first floor. The two-bedroom suite would be an ideal pick for a couple or a group of friends who want to be right in the middle of Dublin’s fantastic nightlife.
Address: 36 South Great Georges Street, Dublin City Center, Dublin, Ireland, D2
Hotel gems across the Emerald Isle
No matter whether you’re staying in a small seaside village or in the middle of a big city, there are luxurious and comfortable hotels to be found all over Ireland. The hotels on this list range from boutique properties to historic buildings refurbished for modern comfort. They’ll offer a variety of experiences and amenities, but with the option of a two-bedroom accommodation at each location, you’ll feel right at home during your visit to the Emerald Isle.
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