Having covered the luxury end of the market, we have to show you that there’s more to Ireland than just the top end of the market. There are plenty of places that are easier on the wallet that will give you a great experience while you’re staying here. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the best reasonably priced hotels in the country. Ranging from country lodges to city hotels, you’ll be able to find the perfect place to stay whether you’re looking for a country retreat to get away from it all or a city base for exploring.
Wild Honey Inn
Situated on the wild Atlantic coast in Lisdoonarva in County Clare, the Wild Honey Inn is run by chef Aidan McGrath and his partner Kate, who deals with the running the inn and the hospitality side. The accommodation is simple and elegant with a range of rooms in the old house. The Michelin starred restaurant is an informal dining experience based on classical French genre, using locally produced Irish produce including game and freshly caught fish.
Located in the heart of 400-year-old Kilkenny’s Medieval city centre, the Zuni Hotel offers high-quality service, boutique accommodation and a chic cocktail bar. Set in a former theatre that was built in 1902, the 13 rooms and bright and simple. The hotel has made its name with its modern European style restaurant with its menus devised by chef Maria Rafferty.
The Tannery Townhouse
Based in the coastal town of Dungarvan, this 14 room B&B has 14 rooms across two 19th Century townhouses, offering quiet luxury and great Irish hospitality. The rooms offer free Wi-Fi and louvered shutters for when you fancy a lie-in. The hotel is famous for its restaurant and cookery school both run by chef Paul Flynn, has written various cookbooks. The hotel also has a wine bar serving 20 varieties of wine.
Located in the city centre of Cork, this four-star hotel offers 48 rooms and is within a few minutes’ walk from The Opera House, University College Cork, St. Finbarre’s Cathedral and The Opera House. Rooms are equipped with flat screen LCD TVs, digital safes and free Wi-Fi. There is also a limited selection of Jacuzzi Suites complete with a super king-sized bed, with a Jacuzzi whirlpool bath, a Nespresso Coffee Machine and a 39” Panasonic Smart TV.
Lough Inagh Lodge
Situated to the west of Galway city on the banks of Lough Inagh, the hotel was built in 1880 as a fishing lodge and was redeveloped into a boutique hotel in 1989. The hotel offers old world atmosphere mixed with modern elegance. Enjoy the open log fire in the library or the traditional oak panelling in the bar before retiring to one of the hotel’s 13 rooms. The restaurant offers simple country cooking with a varied menu using local ingredients and seasonal dishes including game and seafood dishes.