has a complete range of tourist accommodation from hostels
to castles, with price ranges to match.
Hotels in Ireland are of a high standard,
and again range from basic to sumptuous, with prices
from around €64 to €200 per room per night.
Tourist offices provide details of registered hotels,
and again bookings can be made through these offices,
or from one hotel to the next. Ireland boasts some of
the most beautiful castles and manor houses in Europe
which have been tastefully converted to provide the
very best international standards of accommodation.
Hotel Kinsale Cork
Haven Kinsale Cork
Hotel & Conference Centre Louth
Country Club Cork
Guest houses and Bed and Breakfasts are abundant throughout
Ireland. Normal standards now usually include en-suite
showers, TV, tea and coffee making facilities.
are numerous unregistered Bed and Breakfasts and Guest
houses, many of which are superb in every way. It is
always advisable to ask to see the room before booking
in, as standards of registered and unregistered accommodation
can vary greatly. Generally though, the standard is
Guests, Cobh, Cork
There is a hostel organisation for Northern
Ireland called Youth Hostel Association of Northern
Ireland (YHANI) which has seven hostels in the North
Tel: 01 232-315435
the Republic, "An Oige" looks after 37 hostels
and can be contacted at Tel: (353) (0)1 8304555 e-mail
web site www.irelandyha.org.
Hostel prices can, depending on location and season,
vary from €8 to €23 per person per night.
It is generally necessary to rent or have a sleeping
The self catering market in Ireland has
developed hugely during the past 10 years. Normally
they comprise small groups of purpose built apartments
or cottages, but there are a number of individual townhouses
available in many cities.
details of self catering accommodation are available
from any Bord Failte tourist office or the Northern
Ireland Tourist office.