Hotels in Ireland

It isn't surprising that Ireland is one of the most visited destinations in Europe. Well known for its hospitality, the Emerald Isle also boasts some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery imaginable, historic towns and charming villages, and plenty of castles, manor houses and stately homes. Of course, the food and drink is also a big draw for many tourists, as are the many literary connections.

Comfort and Convenience

Ireland has a wide variety of accommodation to choose from, including bed and breakfasts, farmhouses, camping, cabins and self catering flats. However, your best choice for somewhere to stay is a hotel, and whether you are looking for hotels in derry, Cork, Dublin or anywhere else, you can find the best room to match your budget and needs. These days, most hotels can be researched, booked and confirmed online, and with the large well known chain hotels, you know exactly what you are getting - a clean comfortable room, all the amenities you need, including Wi-Fi, room service and alarm calls. Furnishings are generally modern and functional, and most importantly, you can be assured the bed is comfortable and will give you a good night's sleep. Perhaps old-fashioned is more your thing, and you can find the hotel that suits your style, whether modern and contemporary, or quaint and rustic. Ireland also has more than its share of castle hotels - for many travellers, this type of accommodation has come to symbolize Ireland.

Read more about hotels in derry

Location, Location, Location

Another advantage of staying in a hotel on your next visit to Ireland is that many hotels enjoy a convenient location, often right in the centre of town. This allows you to make the most of your time, and to sight see, and many top hotels are literally down the street from the museums and monuments you came to see. However, if you don't want to be in the centre of everything, some hotels in Derry and other Irish towns and cities offer a more secluded and peaceful location, ideal for relaxing and enjoying a break from everyday life. Many country hotels pride themselves on the freshness of their meat, vegetables and fruit, making a meal there a memorable experience.

Local Knowledge

One of the benefits of staying in a hotel is being able to take advantage of local knowledge and insight. At larger hotels, you can use the concierge service to do just about anything you need to do - rent a car, book theatre tickets, or perhaps grab the last two seats at that sold out restaurant. Even if your hotel doesn't have a concierge, the staff typically know the local area and can advise on a charming place to eat nearby, as well as the best way to get there. Hotel staff can often give you accurate advice on local weather conditions, allowing you to more effectively plan ahead. Ireland is known for its often changeable weather, and a hotel can offer much better protection against strong winds or rain than a flimsy tent, or a basic cabin or hut.