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North-West Ireland Accommodation Regional Picks

North-West Ireland has, possibly, the greatest variety of accommodation options in Ireland. There's a seemingly endless supply of hostels and camp-sites aimed at those who are just looking for some rest before heading back into the great outdoors, and some of Ireland's most luxurious hotels and B&B's. Whatever price range you're aiming for, you can find it in the North-West.

Where to stay in North-West Ireland


With open, rugged terrain to spare, the best hotels in the Northwest of Ireland tend to be located across large acres of endless landscapes. Old country manors, castle estates, and farmlands are just some of the idyllic settings you can find a North-western hotel in. Below is a list we have created, showcasing some of the best hotels in the region.

The Allingham Arms County Donegal

Found in the pristine seaside landscape of Bundoran, County Donegal, The Allingham Arms is the ideal base for anyone looking to explore the tranquillity of North Western Ireland.

Castle Dargan Estate County Sligo

Castle Dargan Estate is 170 acres of sheer beauty. W.B.Yeats once said that he liked it for its romance. Featuring Spa & Golf Breaks, luxury facilities and great food.

Ballyliffin Lodge Hotel County Donegal

A luxury, family run four-star hotel located in the picturesque Inishowen peninsula of County Donegal. An ideal venue for golf, walking and family brakes in the North West.

Dillons Hotel County Donegal

Located in the vibrant and friendly town of Letterkenny, Dillons Hotel is the ideal setting for a weekend break. A traditional hotel with charm to spare.

Inishowen Gateway County Donegal

Located in the Inishowen peninsula in North-East Donegal and only a 15 minute drive from Derry. Amazing views of Lough Swilly.

Farnham Estate County Cavan

A stunning four-star spa and golf hotel. One of Cavan's top hotel with superb bar and dining facilities. Midweek spa deals.

Hillgrove Hotel County Monaghan

A great selection of personal and event rooms for every occasion in the beautiful surroundings of Monaghan Town.

Farnham Arms, County Cavan County Cavan

A great option for both the commercial and touring market at a great price. Overnight car parking available.

Lough Rynn Castle County Leitrim

Four-star luxury castle hotel on the north-east shore of Rinn Lough. It is hard to imagine a setting more picturesque or more inspiring.

Lakeside Manor County Cavan

Set on the shores of the beautiful Lough Ramor Lake. Known for its relaxed atmosphere, reasonable prices and friendly staff.

Sligo Park Hotel County Sligo

In the Heart of Yeats' country, The Sligo Park Hotel is set in quiet parkland and surrounded by some of Ireland's most scenic countryside.

Strandhill Lodge and Suites County Sligo

Stunning scenery coupled with luxury accommodation. The beautiful scenery in Strandhill has to be seen to be believed.

Tara Hotel County Donegal

Located in the beautiful Killybegs Tara Hotel caters for your every need. Great conference and leisure club available.

Bed & Breakfasts

The Northwest holds a strong claim to having the most quintessentially Irish Bed and Breakfasts in the country. The surplus of rural land means that the Bed and Breakfasts tend to be larger in size, have more rooms, more parking spaces and generally more chance of availability. You can also expect, on average, to pay less than the more popular tourist spots to the south and east. Here we have curated a list of Bed and Breakfasts in Northwest Ireland. 

The ButterbeanCounty Donegal

The Butterbean Restaurant and B&B in the lively town of Carndonagh, in the heart Inishowen, County Donegal. With 8 en suite rooms and food service all day.

River House DungloeCounty Donegal

River House Dungloe offer 5 bedrooms in a tranquil setting. There is also a hostel and a self-catered apartment available.

Inishfree B & BCounty Donegal

Inishfree Bed & Breakfast is modern and spacious resting stop located on The Inishowen Peninsula, one of Ireland's hidden gems.

Ard na Breatha B&BCounty Donegal

Situated just 1.5km from Donegal Town, Ard na Breatha Guesthouse and Restaurant offers award-winning quality in a breathtaking location.

Ard na Breatha B&BCounty Donegal

Situated just 1.5km from Donegal Town, Ard na Breatha Guesthouse and Restaurant offers award-winning quality in a breathtaking location.

Mairead's B&BCounty Donegal

Charming B&B just walking distance to the 7 Arches Bar and The Dew Drop Inn Lounge Bar and Restaurant with its Traditional Music and Song.

Mount Edward LodgeCounty Sligo

An award-winning luxury bungalow situated in beautiful Yeats Country, Mount Edward Lodge is ideal for relaxing holidays or a business trip.

Ocean HeightsCounty Sligo

A charming B&B near Lissadell, set on the picturesque coastline of the Wild Atlantic Way. The perfect place to relax in a tranquil coastal setting.

Temple House B&BCounty Sligo

A traditional Irish guesthouse in an idyllic rural setting. Expect a unique and luxury country house offering a truly authentic Irish experience.


As the Northwest's rugged and coastal terrain tends to attract visitors that are looking for a more 'outdoorsy' type of holiday, it's of little wonder that hostel accommodation is becoming more and more popular in the region. Nowhere is there truer than in the surf capital of Ireland, Bundoran, County Donegal. Here, it's less about the quality of the accommodation, more about where is it cheap, cheerful and nearest the waves?

Bundoran Surf Co County Donegal

Doubling up as a surf school, stocking the leading boards, clothes and accessories and a a cosy hostel. Run by a friendly crew of surfers all year round.

TurfnSurf Lodge and Surf School County Donegal

Affordable and comfortable hostel accommodation in the centre of Ireland's surf capital, Bundoran. Enjoy great kitchen and chill out facilities, all while learning to surf.

Rougey Lodge Hostel County Donegal

Found in the centre of Bundoran, near the bus stop, restaurants and surf shop. Expect a communal atmosphere, friendly staff and clean living areas.

The Ritz County Donegal

The Ritz, as the name might not suggest, is a no-frill hostel found in the Killybegs region of County Donegal. Offering dorm and private rooms.

The Bluestack Centre County Donegal

Located at the foot of the picturesque Bluestack Mountains, just 5 miles from Donegal Town. A perfect base for exploring Donegal and for all kinds of gatherings & events.

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