Ireland is blessed with an abundance of quality hotels and accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, ranging from simple B&Bs and guesthouses to world class luxury hotels and timeshares that are sure to impress even the most discerning tourists and business travellers.
Top Tourist Hotels: Convenient for Irelandís Attractions
The Irish tourist industry is truly geared up to cater for its visitorsí every need. This includes a wide choice of attractive hotels conveniently located for visiting all Irelandís major tourist attractions.
Irelandís capital cities, Dublin in the Republic of Ireland and Belfast in Northern Ireland, with their concentration of excellent hotels, both make an ideal base for touring round Ireland.
If youíre planning a trip to the Southeast, why not check out the hotels in and around Cork, Kilkenny and Waterford? Or, if youíre heading West, the beautiful, historic city of Galway has huge tourist appeal and some very upmarket hotels and excellent visitor facilities. Similarly, Limerick, of Viking heritage, offers a wide range of quality hotels and tourist accommodation.
Northern Ireland Hotels
Belfast, in recent years, has blossomed as one of Europe's trendiest cities; demand for top quality, value accommodation in Belfast and the stunning surrounding regions of Co. Antrim, has also grown apace.
The wide range of hotel accommodation in Belfast and its environs is such that youíll be spoilt for choice, whatever your budget. From the 5* luxury Belfast Hilton or the contemporary and stylish Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast, to 2* guest house style accommodation, e.g. Pearlcourt Guesthouse, located near Queen's University, or the Ravenhill Guest House, approximately 2 miles south of Belfast city centre, youíre bound to find an hotel that exactly meets your needs.
The hotels of Londonderry, Armagh, Newry and Lisburn also make perfect bases for exploring the glorious scenery and heritage sites of Northern Ireland.
Stay in Ireland - Grand Style
To experience Irelandís grandeur in terms of hotel accommodation, why not stay in a stately home, country house, timeshare cottage or even an Irish castle? Suggestions for rural idyll retreats include:
Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo: once part of the Guinness family estate, mock-Gothic baronial edifice, opened as a hotel in 1939; award winning 5* luxury;
Ballyvolane House, near Fermoy, Co. Cork: period country house, billed as Ďa slice from home rural chicí, great character and ambience;
Rosleague Manor, Letterfrack, Co. Galway: listed Regency manor, stunning setting with panoramic views, relaxed country house atmosphere, superb restaurant.
Killarney Country Club Choose from a one or two bedroom cottage style timeshare overlooking stunning gardens and including private patios. Each lodge comes with a full kitchen, open concept living areas and modern amenities. Located just a few minutes away from golf courses and horse stables.