The 10 BEST family hotels in Ireland

Looking for somewhere the whole family can enjoy in Ireland? Look no further! Here are our 10 best family hotels in Ireland.

The 10 BEST family hotels in Ireland

Renowned for its hospitality, every year thousands visit the Emerald Isle to experience the magic on offer. As Ireland is the land of a hundred thousand welcomes there are countless incredible hotels to choose from when booking a family getaway.

Whether you are planning your next family staycation or your planning a family getaway to the Emerald Isle there are so many incredible family hotels to choose from. We have narrowed it down to the 10 best family hotels in Ireland to make any decision making easier.

Here are the 10 best family hotels in Ireland!

10. Druid’s Glen Resort (Co. Wicklow) – a hidden sanctuary

Druid's Glen Resort in County Wicklow is one of the best family hotels in Ireland.
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Situated on 360 acres of countryside between the Wicklow Mountains and the Irish Sea, this five-star hotel provides kids and grownups alike with a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

With countless on-site activities, an outdoor playground, an indoor swimming pool and an extensive DVD library there is so much to do here with children. There is even a baby pantry which has a bottle steriliser, microwave and dishwasher!

Prices: from €515

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AddressLeabeg Upper, Newtown Mount Kennedy, Co. Wicklow, A63 DW08

9. Kelly’s Resort & Spa (Co. Wexford) – parents will love it here

Kelly’s Resort & Spa (Co. Wexford) – parents will love it here

This Rosslare hotel caters to children of all ages along with their parents. Children have the opportunity to join their “Pirates Club” where there are so many events and activities.

There is a leisure centre which has two swimming pools alongside a jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. If that isn’t enough, they serve a special children’s dinner each evening which is followed by a disco!

Between the hours of 7pm and 9pm, parents can dine in peace with the knowledge that their children are being looked after in a supervised children’s playroom.

Prices: from €350

AddressStrand Rd, Doogans Warren, Rosslare, Co. Wexford

8. Castle Oaks House Hotel (Co. Limerick) – a riverside retreat

The Castle Oaks House Hotel is one of the best family hotels in Ireland.
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On the banks of the River Shannon, this 18th-century manor house is the perfect place for a tranquil family break. With scenic walks and a Fairy Woods all within close proximity to the hotel, there is something for everyone.

Offering family rooms and family suites, families of all sizes are catered for. They have a stunning indoor pool along with tennis courts, a children’s playground and a seasonal kids club.

Prices: from €119

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AddressStradbally N, Stradbally, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick, V94 EH94

7. Parknasilla (Co. Kerry) – an activity haven

Parknasilla (Co. Kerry) – an activity haven
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Intending to make everyone’s stay as memorable as possible this Kerry hotel really sets the bar. From a welcome activity pack to the tons of children’s DVDs and board games children will be amused the minute they arrive.

With onsite games rooms, along with activities such as archery and kayaking, there will never be a dull moment. They have a heated indoor swimming pool, but for those who enjoy a bit of adventure, the Atlantic Ocean is on its doorstep!

Prices: from €299

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AddressDerryquin, Parknasilla, Co. Kerry, V93 EK71

6. Delphi Resort (Co. Galway) – for the thrill-seeking families

Delphi Resort (Co. Galway) – for the thrill-seeking families
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As Ireland’s leading Adventure & Spa Resort, this Connemara getaway is the perfect place for adventurous families. With options to stay in a family room, family suite or stay in the resorts onsite hostel there is something for everyone!

Although there are no televisions in the rooms there are so many ways to be amused in this beautiful family hotel. Partake in some of the many land and water-based activities such as ziplining, rafting and surfing before heading to the kid’s club for some more fun.

Prices: from €138

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AddressTawnyinlough, Leenaun, Co. Galway

5. The Merrion (Dublin) – feel like royalty

The 5 star Merrion Hotel is one of the best family hotels in Ireland.
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This five-star hotel goes out of their way to make their younger guests feel welcome. From in-room amenities to keep them entertained to a special junior room service menu, they are going to be spoilt!

Take a dip in the pool before warming up in fluffy mini-bathrobes while enjoying a delicious mocktail. There is also a fantastic gym and steam room on-site for grownups to enjoy!

Prices: from €995

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AddressMerrion St Upper, Saint Peter’s, Dublin 2

4. Hotel Westport (Co. Mayo) – for one of the best family hotels in Ireland

Hotel Westport (Co. Mayo) – for one of the best family hotels in Ireland

This picturesque estate has 400 acres of land just waiting to be explored. Grab a Pirate Explorer Pack and embark on an expedition as you follow the clues around the magnificent grounds.

Splash about in their leisure centre before hiring a bike to explore the area which is overlooked by Croagh Patrick!

Prices: from €138

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AddressNewport Road, Westport Demesne, Westport, Co. Mayo, F28 E438

3. Camden Court (Dublin) – catering to all your family’s needs

Camden Court (Dublin) - catering to all your family’s needs
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Catering to big kids and little kids alike, the Camden Court Hotel offers an “Ultimate Family Staycation” package. On request family, rooms can come stocked with a treasure chest full of toys, a bean bag and even a PlayStation!

There is a leisure centre on-site as well so that everyone can let off some steam. For those with babies, you will be glad to hear that rooms are kitted out with a microwave and fridge which is a necessity!

Prices: from €129

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AddressCamden Street Lower, Saint Peter’s, Dublin, D02 W086

2. Fota Island Resort (Co. Cork) – a dream family holiday

Fota Island Resort (Co. Cork) – a dream family holiday
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This five-star hotel situated just 10 minutes from Cork City, offers an unforgettable family getaway. Choose between gorgeous hotel rooms, penthouse suites or their luxury self-catering lodges; it’s easy to see why this is one of the best family hotels in Ireland.

Enjoy the outdoor playground, an indoor playroom and kids club. With the Fota Wildlife Park only a few minutes away all members of your family are sure to enjoy this wild and wonderful family break.

Prices: from €210

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AddressFota Island, Co. Cork, T45 HX62

1. Dingle Skellig Hotel (Co. Kerry) – the best family hotel in Ireland

Dingle Skellig Hotel (Co. Kerry) – the best family hotel in Ireland

Nestled on the most westerly peninsula in Europe this family-friendly hotel does not disappoint! They offer a large selection of family rooms available including interconnecting rooms.

Offering a creche alongside an incredible kids club, parents can relax in the knowledge that their little ones are enjoying themselves in a safe environment. Every evening the hotel offers a Junior Evening Meal which has an extensive three-course menu with nutritional favourites as well!

Prices: from €188

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

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Aoife O'Mara is a travel-hungry 21-year-old from East Clare. Having returned from a gap year in Melbourne, she discovered a newfound appreciation for the place she calls home. Now studying communications and media production in Griffith College Dublin, she is also writing for the university's magazine. When not dreaming about future trips and adventures, she can be found petting dogs, exploring Ireland's lakes and rivers, and taking photos.