Top 5 Themed Hotels In Ireland - Updated 2024

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Ireland is famous for its whiskies, sweeping landscapes, and countless lakes. Dublin serves as the gateway to exploring this island nation that can easily be explored via scenic road trips.

Dublin Castle and Jameson Distillery Bow St. are popular attractions in the capital. In southwest Ireland, the famous Killarney National Park close to the town of Killarney is a must-visit. Visitors can spend some days exploring Loch Corrib and its surrounding cities, such as Galway. Blarney Castle & Gardens and Rock of Cashel are also part of most tourist itineraries. Moreover, you shouldn’t miss visiting National Museum of Ireland or EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum to learn more about Irish history.

You can set your holiday apart from the thousands of tourists who visit Ireland annually by skipping traditional hotels and opting for boutique accommodations. Continue scrolling to find a list of the top themed hotels in 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 23, 2024.

1. Ashford Castle, Cong (from USD 488)

The 800-year-old Ashford Castle enjoys a prime location on the northern bank of Loch Corrib. The magnificent estate was once the home of the famous Guinness family but has been operating as a boutique hotel for the past several years. Each room is individually designed and features vibrant wallpapers, monogrammed linen, custom carpets, and 24-hour room service.

The 350-ac (141.64-ha) estate is an experience in itself and includes activities such as fishing, falconry, and golf. When you wish to take a break from the outdoor excitement, take a pick from one of the six restaurants and three bars available at Ashford Castle. No stay at this historic property is complete without a soothing session at the exquisitely designed award-winning spa.

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Ashford Castle

Address: Ashford Castle
103.23 km (64.2 mi) from Birr Castle Demesne

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2. Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin (from USD 248)

Booking this 12th-century property allows visitors a chance to enjoy a resort-like stay without leaving Dublin. Clontarf Castle Hotel is located close to the sea and is 5.9 km (3.67 mi) from the city center, making it an excellent option even for a staycation in the city. The opulent vintage-style bedrooms are individually decorated for a personalized stay. However, each is air-conditioned and offers complimentary mineral water and 24-hour room service.

Get a taste of modern Irish cuisine at Fahrenheit Restaurant, while the decadent Indigo Lounge with scarlet chandeliers is perfect for a celebration. If you are in the mood for some casual dining and a glass of your favorite wine, then Knights Bar is the place to be.

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Clontarf Castle Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Castle Avenue, Clontarf
117.49 km (73.1 mi) from Birr Castle Demesne

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

3. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Dublin (from USD 183)

Overlooking Killiney Hill Park, this 18th-century hotel is an excellent choice for a romantic holiday or a family break in the city. Killiney Beach is only a short drive away from this family-run hotel and is a great place for a fun day by the sea. Guests can opt for a mid-day break with Afternoon Tea at the exquisitely designed Library Cocktail Bar. A trip to Ireland is incomplete without a taste of delicious local ingredients. Mapas Restaurant serves a seasonal menu with the very best of locally sourced ingredients. Intimate private dining is also available at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel.

If you are looking to de-stress, you can swim a few laps in the 20-m (65.62-ft) indoor pool or sweat it out in the Scandinavian wood sauna.

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Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Killiney Hill Road
121.53 km (75.6 mi) from Birr Castle Demesne

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

4. The Gibson Hotel, Dublin (from USD 150)

If you are a music lover or visiting Dublin to attend a concert, then this music-themed hotel will make for the perfect stay. The Gibson Hotel is next to the famous 3Arena, while Aviva Stadium and Croke Park are less than 10 minutes away via public transport.

Led Zeppelin fans will recognize that the on-site restaurant Coda is named after the band’s final studio album. It is open for breakfast daily and for dinner on concert nights at 3Arena. If you a looking for a spot for brunch or an evening snack, Hemi Bar offers all-day dining.

Aside from music lovers, environmentally conscious travelers will also appreciate this hotel for its sustainable practices and green initiatives, including conservation, recycling, and waste management.

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The Gibson Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: The Point Village
115.67 km (71.9 mi) from Birr Castle Demesne

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace

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5. Kinnitty Castle Hotel, Kinnitty (from USD 221)

Situated more or less in the center of Ireland, this is the accommodation to book if you are looking to get away from it all. Spread on 650 ac (263.05 ha) of parkland, the castle dates back to 1209. A truly unique feature at Kinnitty Castle Hotel is that many of the staff are second-generation.

The 37 luxurious rooms retain original architectural elements such as exposed brick walls and antique furnishings while providing modern amenities such as bathtubs. The hotel also offers multiple dining venues to choose from. The Drawing Room is decorated to represent the Louis XV era and still includes the original stone fireplace.

Moreover, not only does the castle hotel offer whiskey-tasting sessions, but it also manufactures its own premium whiskey, which will make for excellent souvenirs to remember your stay by.

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Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Kinnitty Village
13.87 km (8.7 mi) from Birr Castle Demesne

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Garden

Explore the beauty of Ireland from the luxury of a themed hotel

The scenic landscape of Ireland will appeal to all who love the outdoors. Visitors can easily leave the bustling cities behind and escape to small towns to stay in heritage properties surrounded by parkland. Use this list as a guide to pick one of the top themed hotels in Ireland for a memorable stay.

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