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West Ireland Accommodation Regional Picks

With the West being a must-see region for a large amount of people visiting Ireland, the accommodation in the region is some of the best you'll find. There's luxury 5-star hotels, set amounts the wilds of Connemara, Bed and Breakfasts bursting with old world Irish charm and hostels up and down the coast, for those looking to explore the outdoors. Below we've curated a list of the best stays in Ireland's West.

Where to stay in West Ireland


Unusually for the Irish accommodation sector, the more luxurious hotels in the west of Ireland are found away from the larger towns and cities. While the hotels of Galway City and counties Clare and Mayo are of high quality, it's in the wilderness of Connemara in County Galway that you will find hotels of an upper echelon.

Hotel DoolinCounty Clare

Hotel Doolin is found at the heart of Doolin, County Clare, the traditional Irish music and Cultural capital of Ireland.

Carrygerry House HotelCounty Clare

An old-world country house originally built in 1793 in a setting which remains peaceful and tranquil today. A truly relaxing escape.

Carna Bay HotelCounty Galway

Carna Bay Hotel is a Pet Friendly Hotel and the local area and beaches are ideal for keeping those loved ones entertained.

Claregalway HotelCounty Galway

This multi-award-winning hotel provides the perfect choice of accommodation while travelling in the West of Ireland.

Sea View HouseCounty Clare

Visitors can expect luxurious accommodation and surroundings, superb local food along with natural and warm hospitality.

Bed & Breakfasts

Famous for its welcoming locals and abundance of country houses, it's of little surprise that the Bed and Breakfast industry in the west of Ireland is of the highest quality. From townhouses in the larger towns to farmhouses in the tranquil countryside, below we have listed some of the standout B&B's in the west of Ireland.

Breezemount B&B Mulranny, Co. Mayo

Found on the shore of Clew Bay, Breezemount is the perfect location for cycling, walking and generally discovering West and North Mayo, as well as Achill Island.

Bertra House B&BWestport, Co. Mayo

Between Westport and Louisburgh, Bertra House is ideally situated Croagh Patrick, Bertra beach and The Great Western Greenway.

Rusheen Bay House County Galway

Rusheen Bay House is located just a 5 minute drive from Galway City Centre, making it the perfect base for exploring Ireland's idyllic west coast.

Buttermilk LodgeCounty Galway

Buttermilk Lodge is warm and friendly, a traditional Irish home. Close to Clifden with restaurants, pubs and traditional Irish music.

Clifden Bay LodgeCounty Galway

Situated on the scenic Lower Sky Road, Clifden Bay Lodge is just 3km from Clifden, the capital of Connemara. Open year-round.

Crag Shore B&BCounty Clare

This traditional family B&B is quietly situated on a hill with beautiful views onto the Atlantic Ocean and its splendid coastline.

Grovemount HouseCounty Clare

Family-run guesthouse on the outskirts of Ennistymon on your way to the Cliffs of Moher and the unforgettable Burren landscape.

Fough East B&BCounty Galway

Nestled beside Lough Corrib and the Connemara mountain range, Fough East is just two-minutes' walk from local pubs and restaurants.

Heron's Rest B&BCounty Galway

On the banks of the river Corrib in the heart of Galway's Latin Quarter. A boutique interior with gourmet breakfasts and a welcoming feel.

Lurgan HouseCounty Mayo

A warm and welcoming traditional family home just two-minutes' walk from Westport town centre. The views will leave you speechless.

Slieve Aughty CentreCounty Galway

Total immersion in nature and quality time with family. Go horseriding or walking through the forest, enjoy delicious organic food.

Churchfield B&BCounty Clare

Located within a couple of hundred yards of Doolin's Traditional Music Pubs and within short walking distance of shops and restaurants.


While hostels in the west of Ireland are by no means as plentiful as their hotel and B&B counterparts, the ones that are available are ideal for any type of journey to the region. Although more suited to a younger crowd/people looking to drop their bags and head out exploring, hostels are, perhaps, the most cost-effective and sociable option for your stay in the west.

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