Great Hotels for an Irish City Break
Ireland’s cities are buzzing and are great destinations for a break away. So to help you decide where to go, we’ve picked out some great hotels, all ideal for an Irish city break.
Situated just outside of Galway city, the Connacht Hotel is the perfect place to stay if you plan on exploring Galway city this year. Not only is the hotel centrally located, it also offers, free Wi-Fi, parking plus a free daily newspaper. Galway is a fantastic city with so much to see and it’s full of culture and colour. You can grab a coffee and take in all of the musicians and street performers in Eyre Square, stroll down Shop Street and treat yourself to some retail therapy, and if the weather is good why not make the short trip out to Salthill and walk the promenade and breathe in the fresh sea air!
Limerick’s four star boutique hotel, the Absolute Hotel is perfect for a city break in the City. It’s super trendy plus it’s on the doorstep of the historic city. You can explore the King John Castle, St Mary’s Cathedral and St Johns Square which is lined with gorgeous Georgian Townhouses. You’ve also got the home of Munster rugby, Thomond Park, which is definitely worth a visit if you’re a sports fan. For food junkies, there’s the famous Milk Market which sells a wonderful variety of fresh, local products from bakery treats, fruit and vegetables to arts and crafts. Limerick is also a great shopping destination too with all of the leading high street stores so you might even pick up a bargain or two.
Travelodge Belfast central is in an excellent location and right on the doorstep of Belfast’s main attractions and it’s just half a mile outside of Belfast city centre. Belfast is an amazing city steeped history and has become one of Ireland’s trendiest cities. It’s full of cool hip bars and restaurants and boasts some brilliant tourist attractions such as the Titanic Museum, docklands area, Queens University and the Belfast City Hall. You’ll also find lots of options for tours such as the Black Taxi tours which will show you around the city’s sights and some companies will take you to see where the hit TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ is filmed.
The modern and super comfortable Grand Canal Hotel is a great place to stay for a city break in Dublin. It’s in a really central location and within walking distance of Dublin’s bustling city centre. Ireland’s capital city is full of things to see and do with the world famous Guinness Storehouse being one of the top attractions in the city. Dublin offers other spectacular attractions such as Trinity College, St. Stephens Green, Kilmainham Gaol, National Museums and Temple Bar just waiting to be explored. If you want to hit the shops, then Dublin city has got some of the best with Grafton Street and O’Connell Street - full of the best high street and designer boutiques around, you won’t go home empty handed. And of course there’s the excellent Dublin night life with trendy bars, restaurants and a selection of theatres such as the Gaiety Theatre, The Olympia Theatre and the Tivoli Theatre which attract top quality entertainment such as the hit musical ‘Jersey Boys’ and pop stars such as ‘Jess Glynne’ all year round.
Our Final pick of hotels for an Irish City Break is Hotel Isaacs in Cork city. Cork, Ireland’s second city, is a brilliant spot for a city break. Referred to by locals as the true capital of Ireland, Cork is known for its friendly vibe and for its people being some of the most talkative in Ireland! Cork is reinventing itself now boasting a youthful trendy vibe, a hipster scene with a trendy artisan coffee shop on almost every corner. You’ll find lots to see and do with the English Market, the Shandon Bells and the Jameson Experience being some of the top things to do. You’ll find dozens of cool bars as well as restaurants as the foodie scene is really growing in Cork. You’ll also find a selection of traditional Irish pubs where you’re likely to hear live music. Cork has a vast selection of retail stores too between Opera Lane and Patrick Street boasting all of the leading high street stores.
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