Whether you’re visiting Ireland for business or tourism, you’ll find that you have a huge range of accommodation options to choose from. The Irish accommodation sector now encompasses everything from luxury business hotels in the heart of cities like Dublin or Cork, to cottage rentals in the secluded Irish countryside, and everything that lies in between. No matter your taste or budget, you’re bound to find something that’s absolutely perfect for you. Read on, and we’ll take you through some of the most popular options.
Let’s start with the options in Ireland’s major cities. Hotel accommodation in Dublin and Cork is fairly expensive by European standards. It’s not difficult to spend over € 150 a night for fairly mediocre accommodation. Key to success is to book in advance and be flexible about where you decide to stay. This will make it far easier for you to enjoy a stay in one of these fantastic Irish cities and have plenty of money left to explore the area and do the things that made you want to go there in the first place.
If you’re looking farther afield then it’s more or less essential that you rent a car. Public transport in the Irish countryside is not particularly good and if you don’t have a car, you’ll be severely limited in terms of accommodation choice. If you’re planning to visit pubs during your trip then it may well be worth deciding to stay in one that has rooms, as Irish drink driving limits are strictly enforced. Even if you’re not, it’s still worth checking which facilities and amenities are within a reasonable drive of your accommodation so you don’t find yourself driving miles to get some milk!
Whatever brings you to Ireland and whatever accommodation option you choose, we’re sure you’ll have a fantastic time.