I did a lot of research when finding places to stay in Ireland. I usually have no problem finding a cheap, central hostel and crashing, but my parents were with me. After browsing the Rough Guides Ireland guidebook, I learned it is extremely common to stay at Bed & Breakfasts when touring through Ireland. After reading reviews on TripAdvisor of the top accommodations, I finally narrowed down my choices and started making reservations based on our itinerary.
The average per person rate comes to roughly $47 USD per night for the B&Bs we stayed at (excluding our wedding accommodations), which is not bad considering we are getting breakfast and are traveling during high tourist season.
Here is the itinerary we followed to see as much as Ireland in our ten day visit:
Thursday – Dublin
Friday – Belfast
Saturday – Explore Northern Ireland
Sunday – Killybegs
Monday – Donegal
Tuesday – Mayo Region
Wednesday – Galway
Thursday – Aran Islands
Friday – Explore Dublin
Saturday – Fly home
I wish we could have stayed in some locations for more than one night since the scheduled breezed us through Ireland if we were to blink. I know there were many stops we were not able to visit because of our driving times and short time in Ireland.
Below are the following accommodations for our trip:
- The Times Hostel – College Street Lodging
- Cherryville Lodging*
- Oaklands B&B Lodging
- Solis Lough Eske Castle Lodging (2 nights)
- Cuaneen House*
- Moher Lodge
- Aghade House* (2 nights)
*I used B&B Ireland to research and book the noted reservations.
I will be reviewing some of my B&B stays and hotel stays during my Ireland destination series in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for tips on what to look for when booking your Ireland accommodations.
More in this series:
- Planning for Ireland
- How to Save Money in Ireland
- An Ireland Road Trip Photo Essay
- Newgrange – A Prehistoric Site
- Walking through the Titanic Belfast
- Reasons to Stay at a Bed and Breakfast in Ireland
- Treated like a “President” at Solis Lough Eske Castle
- Giant’s Causeway and Cliffs of Moher
- Review of the Guinness Storehouse
- Meeting Irish Locals
- Glenveagh Castle
- Why I am Glad We Detoured to See Kilkenny
Have you ever stayed in a B&B? What is your experience?
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