Imperial Hotel, Cork City

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South West Ireland Accommodation Regional Picks

Counties Cork and Kerry, with their abundance of tourist hotspots and bucket-list essentials have lead the way in the accommodation industry for decades. The summer months ensure that Killarney in County Kerry and Cork City are thriving with visitors. The accommodation industry of the region is always kept on its toes, with hotels, Bed and Breakfasts and hostels seeing a huge spike in demand. If you are visiting the South West between the months of March to September be sure to book your stay well in advance.

Where to stay in South West Ireland


The cities of Cork and Limerick and the tourist hotspot of Killarney, County Kerry, are where you will find the main cluster of hotels in the southwest of Ireland. These hotels range from three-star, no-frills establishments to five-star luxury stays. Away from the larger towns and cities, some of the best and perhaps more cost-effective hotels can be found on the coast of West Cork and Kerry.

Ballyseede Castle County Kerry

From the all day dining experience to the luxurious accommodation Ballyseede Castle is the base for a trip to the Kingdom.

Dingle Benners Hotel County Kerry

One of County Kerry's most luxurious hotels situated in the idyllic Dingle area. Amazing location for a holiday or just a quick stop over.

Victoria House Hotel County Kerry

Based in the heart of Killarney and only a stones throw from the local amenities and facilities that Killarney has to offer.

Hotel Killarney County Kerry

Situated only 1 minute from Killarney Town. Great range of different activities and facilities, this is the ideal spot for all the family.

Metropole Hotel County Cork

Boasting a central location and superb bar and restaurant facilities The Metropole Hotel is the ideal location for all types of stays.

Celtic Ross Hotel County Cork

A stunning family-owned hotel located on the unblemished coastline of Rosscarbery. A true haven for beach and food lovers.

Cork Airport Hotel County Cork

Fantastic location right alongside Cork Airport this hotel is the perfect place to stop over for all types of visits. Great bar and restaurant.

Caseys of Baltimore County Cork

A serene location in the small fishing village of Baltimore. Expect commanding views of the untamed scenery which typifies this region.

Riverside Hotel County Kerry

Overlooking the Flesk river, the Killarney Riverside Hotel is perfectly located for exploring Killarney town or the breathtaking national park.

Kenmare Bay Hotel County Kerry

Explore Kenmare and County Kerry from this four-star hotel, complete with beauty spa, leisure centre and kids club for the younger visitors.

Killarney Court Hotel County Kerry

Explore Kenmare and County Kerry from this four-star hotel, complete with beauty spa, leisure centre and kids club for the younger visitors.

Imperial Hotel Cork County Cork

Cork's most centrally located four-star hotel. Expect opulent marble surroundings and a sense of history in this 200-year-old building.

The Mills Inn County Cork

Established in 1755, The Mills Inn 3 Star Hotel Ballyvourney, Macroom is a family-owned business, which is located between Cork and Killarney.

O'Donoghue Ring County Kerry

Choose from four luxurious and prestigious hotels: Killarney Plaza, Killarney Avenue, Killarney Towers, and River Island (Castleisland).

Hayfield Manor County Cork

Located towards the Western end of Cork City, Hayfield Manor is renowned as one of Ireland's finest and most luxurious hotels.

Woodlands Hotel County Limerick

Situated at the edge of the beautifully, quaint village of Adare, this hotel features the Failte Ireland Award-Winning Revas Spa.

Bed & Breakfasts

Perhaps due to the friendliness of its people, a large number of country homes or its decades of looking after visitors to the region—or, indeed, a combination of all these factors, the Southwest of Ireland's B&B industry is globally celebrated. Wherever you're staying in the Southwest, to stumble across a below standard B&B would have to go down as sheer bad luck.

Taobh Coille County Kerry

A high quality guesthouse found in the idyllic Kerry village of Kells ,Cahirciveen. Enjoy picturesque views of Dingle Bay. Taobh Coille is a working farm, ensuring a fresh breakfast every morning.

YNA Dingle Cottages County Kerry

A huge selection of guesthouse located in the picturesque fishing village of Dingle, Co. Kerry and its surrounding areas.

Ashfield B&B County Kerry

Stunning mountain views and comfortable, spacious en suites set Ashfield B&B apart. Off the road parking and WiFi available.

Beachview B&B County Cork

Located in Allihies on the Beara Peninsula, Beachview is family-run and family-friendly. Immaculate rooms and very personal service.

Cashen Course House County Kerry

Perfect for the passionate golfer, Cashen Course House is ideally located for visitors to Ballybunion Old Course and others nearby.

Kathleen's Guesthouse County Kerry

Charming and spacious guesthouse in an ideal location for walking in the National Park, catching a round of golf or exploring Killarney town.

Cill Bhreac House County Kerry

A charming & friendly B&B, Cill Bhreac House boasts an enviable location with commanding views over Dingle Bay.

The Smugglers Inn County Kerry

Thirteen well-appointed rooms, just yards from the globally-renowned Waterville Golf Course. Enjoy seas views or mountain vistas.


Mainly found in the cities of Cork and Limerick, the hostels of the Southwest are a lively and relatively cheap option for your stay, especially if you are planning on stopping in an area for just a night or two.

Bru Bar & Hostel Cork City

Lively hostel accommodation, a stones throw from Cork City Bus Station. Choose from private rooms or 4 & 6 bed dorms. Friendly staff and live music 7 nights a week.

Top of the Rock Cork City

Drimoleague, West Cork, the heart of West Cork's wonderful walkways where every corner is an adventure.

Mount Brandon Hostel Cork City

Located at the foot of Mount Brandon on both the Wild Atlantic Way and Dingle Way, Mount Brandon Hostel is the ideal base for hillwalkers, surfers and anglers visiting the region.

Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel County Limerick

A luxury hostel found in the rambling Ballyhoura Mountains of County Limerick. Enjoy the communal atmosphere, open fire and spacious sitting room.

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