10 hotels in Ireland with a stunning sea view

While Ireland may not be the first place you think of when you fancy booking a seaside getaway, its magnificent coastline is definitely worth seeing. Wake up to these ten hotels in Ireland with a stunning sea view.

10 hotels in Ireland with a stunning sea view

One of the things Ireland is famous for is its rugged coastline. Visitors from all over the world come to visit the Wild Atlantic Way and the North Coast and what better way to see them from the comfort of a cozy hotel room.

If you’re visiting Ireland and want a room with a spectacular glimpse of the golden coast outside, we’ve got you covered. Here are ten hotels in Ireland with a stunning sea view.

10. The Redcastle (Co. Donegal) – start off your trip of the Wild Atlantic Way  

The Redcastle is one of the best hotels in Ireland with a stunning sea view.
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The Redcastle Hotel on the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal is the perfect place to start a trip along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

This beachfront hotel fuses traditional and contemporary styles as features of the original 18th-century Redcastle Estate House have blended seamlessly into the remodeled luxury hotel that stands today.

The hotel’s classic ocean view rooms boast breathtaking views out over Lough Foyle, a serene view to wake up to in the morning.

Price: Average €64 per night

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AddressInishowen Peninusla, Culineen, Redcastle, Co. Donegal, Ireland

9. The Bayview Hotel, Ballycotton (Co. Cork) – the sea view you dreamed of

The Bayview Hotel, Ballycotton (Co. Cork) – the sea view you dreamed of
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This refined cliff-top hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean providing visitors with the sea view they dreamed of, and the rooms even feature balconies for you to relax on and take in your surroundings.

As if that wasn’t already enough, you can also drive to the nearby Garryvoe and enjoy Cork’s unspoilt beaches and stunning coastline.

Price: Average €80-150 per night

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AddressBallycotton, Cork, P25 KP59, Ireland

8. Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Cork – 180 degrees of beautiful coastline

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Cork – 180 degrees of beautiful coastline
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The Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa sits atop a cliff overlooking a Blue Flag Beach just outside the colourful heritage town of Clonakilty in West Cork, making it one of the best hotels in Ireland with a seaview.

The hotel’s picturesque location offers visitors unspoilt views of the Atlantic Ocean so a stay here is a must if a sea view is high on your list of priorities.

If you feel like going that extra mile you can even book a suite which provides 180-degree views of the surrounding coastline.

Price: Average €150-250 per night

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AddressInchydoney Island, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland

7. The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire (Co. Dublin) – a retreat from the stress of city life

The Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire (Co. Dublin) – a retreat from the stress of city life
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This luxury four-star hotel is located just a half an hour drive outside of Dublin city centre in the more laid-back port town of Dun Laoghaire.

Overlooking Dublin Bay visitors will be treated to breathtaking sea views from their bedroom window.

The hotel is also home to a state-of-the-art gym, spa and 18-metre swimming pool so is the perfect place to retreat from the busy streets of central Dublin.

Price: Average €100-150 per night

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AddressMarine Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland

6. Dingle Skellig Hotel (Co. Kerry) – one of the best hotels in Ireland with a stunning sea view

Dingle Skellig Hotel (Co. Kerry) – one of the best hotels in Ireland with a stunning sea view
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Situated on the most westerly peninsula in Europe, the Dingle Skellig Hotel in Kerry was constructed in 1969 and has since become regarded as one of the finest hotels in Kerry.

The hotel’s superior rooms offer stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean so the Dingle Skellig Hotel is the perfect place to stop if you’re making your way along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Price: Average €200 per night

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AddressFARRAN, Dingle, Co. Kerry, V92 D5X2, Ireland

5. Slieve Donard Resort and Spa (Co. Down) for panoramic views of the Mourne Mountains

Slieve Donard Resort and Spa (Co. Down) – for panoramic views of the Mourne Mountains
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The Slieve Donard Resort and Spa is located on Newcastle Promenade in County Down, Northern Ireland.

The hotel’s prime location means visitors will not just be treated to incredible sea views but also stunning views of the surrounding Mourne Mountains.

Overlooking Newcastle beach, the hotel spa is described as ‘an exquisite haven of escapism’ so provides the perfect location to relax and unwind. 

Price: Average £150-250 per night

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AddressDowns Rd, Newcastle BT33 0AH

4. The Armada Hotel (Co. Clare) – for the Wild Atlantic Suite

The Armada Hotel (Co. Clare) – for the Wild Atlantic Suite
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The Armada Hotel in County Clare is another must visit on your travels along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, and is one of the best hotels in Ireland with a stunning sea view.

The guest rooms are all individually designed by a team of talented Irish designers and filled with furnishings made by local craftsmen and women.

The Wild Atlantic Suite is even fitted with a telescope and floor to ceiling windows so you can make the most of the incredible views the hotel has to offer.

Price: Average €150-250 per night

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AddressSpanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland

3. Kelly’s Resort Hotel (Co. Wexford) – for five miles of sandy beaches

Kelly’s Resort Hotel (Co. Wexford) – for five miles of sandy beaches
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Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare sits along five miles of sandy beach making it the perfect sea view retreat.

The hotel is one of Ireland’s top 4-star luxury resorts offering a wide variety of rooms, including elegant suites, world-class food and the amazing SeaSpa.

The Crozier and O’Malley suites located on the hotel’s top floor are finished with wraparound balconies on which guests can take in the breathtaking views of the Irish Sea.

Price: Average €200 per night

AddressDoogans Warren, Rosslare, Co. Wexford, Y53 Y83V, Ireland

2. Ballygally Castle (Co. Antrim) – for unrivalled views of the rugged North Coast

Ballygally Castle (Co. Antrim) – for unrivalled views of the rugged North Coast
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Set in a 17th-century castle, Ballygally Castle Hotel gives unrivalled views of Ireland’s rugged North Coast.

The quaint town of Ballygally is the perfect starting point to explore the coastline as its close to major attractions including the Giant’s Causeway, Bushmill’s Distillery and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge.

Price: Average £150 per night

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AddressCoast Rd, Ballygalley, Larne BT40 2QZ

1. Parknasilla Resort and Spa (Co. Kerry) – for the ultimate luxury escape

 Parknasilla Resort and Spa (Co. Kerry) – for the ultimate luxury escape

The Parknasilla Resort in Kerry is the ultimate luxury escape. Set on a 500-acre estate, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the sea, as well as the surrounding islands and hidden beaches of Kenmore and the Caha mountains.

The resort is also in the prime location to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, The Ring of Kerry and The Beara Peninsula, making it the top pick of our ten hotels in Ireland with a stunning sea view.

Price: Average €150-250 per night

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AddressDerryquin, Parknasilla, Co. Kerry, V93 EK71, Ireland

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Siân McQuillan is a student at Queen's University Belfast currently studying a masters degree in media and broadcast Production. When she is not studying or off exploring somewhere new, you will find her expressing her love of writing and visual storytelling by creating content for her online blog and YouTube channel. More than anything else, she loves sharing her travel experiences both abroad and closer to home in Ireland with the hope of inspiring others to visit somewhere new.