Top 5 best hotels in Dingle, RANKED

From super luxury to cosy family-style, we have found the best hotels in Dingle for your Kerry escape. Read on to discover which spots made the list.

Spectacular views and picturesque beaches, great seafood, numerous artisan shops, friendly locals, and a lively town centre, there are a lot of reasons why you should visit Dingle in County Kerry at least once in your life.

And while you could technically visit Dingle town in just one day, we strongly recommend staying at least for a weekend to take in the surrounding sights.

The good news is that County Kerry’s beloved getaway has great options for overnight stays. So, you can take advantage of the rural location and some of the best nightlife in Ireland.

Whether you are looking for a homely boutique hotel for a staycation in Dingle or a luxury spa to stretch your legs after a day of exploring, you won’t be disappointed. Have a look at our list of the best hotels in Dingle below.

The rundown – our top picks for hotels in Dingle

Best luxury hotel: Dingle Benners Hotel

Best spa hotel: Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa

Best family hotel: Dingle Bay Hotel

Best budget hotel: Lovett’s Hostel

Best hotel in the town centre: Heaton’s Guesthouse

Best seafront hotel: The Waterfront Dingle

Best bed and breakfast: Greenmount House

Hotels in Dingle ‒ tips and advice

Looking for the best hotels in Dingle?
Credit: Tourism Ireland The best site for booking hotels in Dingle.

When to book: NEVER book last minute! Hotels in Dingle are in high demand. Your trip will be much better value, and you will get to stay in the best hotels by booking at least three months in advance.

Where to stay in Dingle – the best locations in this seaside town

You'll have plenty of choice when it comes to the best hotels in Dingle.
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Dingle Town Centre: When exploring the stunning Dingle Peninsula, the best place to stay is undoubtedly the quaint Dingle Town itself. Offering panoramic views, close proximity to the incredible Slea Head Drive, and a seafront location at Dingle Harbour, this beautiful town has everything you could wish for from a weekend away.

There are also plenty of nearby attractions for all ages to enjoy, including Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium, local boat trips, the famous beehive huts, and the Gallarus Oratory. Just outside town, you can find the beautiful Ventry Beach, perfect for dipping your toes in the sand. You will also be just over an hour from Kerry airport, making this a convenient location for those flying in.

1. Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa – a family-friendly luxury hotel with its own spa

The Dingle Skellig Hotel is a luxurious hideaway.
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Overview: As one of the best hotels in Dingle, this family-friendly four-star hotel offers everything you could wish for when looking for a relaxing getaway in Kerry.

Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa opened its doors in 1969 and has 113 contemporary bedrooms and luxury suites, as well as an outstanding restaurant and a fancy bar.

There’s also a children’s club, a fully-equipped fitness centre, an indoor pool, a steam room, and a beauty spa, providing everything from massages to facial treatments, body scrubs, and special packages for brides.

Offering amazing views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Harbour, attractions such as Greenlane Gallery and The Dillon Gallery can be reached within ten minutes on foot.

This hotel is close to… DINGLE HARBOUR!

This hotel is perfect for… A LUXURIOUS SPA BREAK!

IN HIGH DEMAND: This is an extremely popular hotel. NEVER book last minute!

Facilities here include:

  • Classic, superior, and deluxe rooms and suites
  • Coastguard Restaurant and Blaskets Bar
  • Binn Bán Brasserie and Gallarus Lounge
  • Skellig Leisure Club & Pool
  • The Peninsula Spa, complete with luxury facilities

Address: Mail Rd, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

2. Dingle Bay Hotel – for one of the best hotels in Dingle

Dingle Bay Hotel is one of the best hotels in Dingle.
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Overview: Easily recognisable by its bright red facade, this is one of the most popular Dingle hotels cherished by visitors and locals alike.

Dingle Bay Hotel is located right in the heart of town, a stone’s throw from Dingle Harbour and the town’s main attractions. It is also close to some of the best restaurants and pubs, including Paudie’s Bar, a mecca for live music fans.

The family-owned three-star accommodation has 25 stylish rooms suitable for couples, solo travellers, and families. What really makes Dingle Bay Hotel stand out as one of the finest hotels in town is its good vibes and friendly staff.

Owner Sarah welcomes new arrivals personally and makes them feel at home immediately.

Previous guests have raved about the Irish breakfast served at Long’s Restaurant, with all the ingredients sourced locally. The menu also features some of Kerry’s most famous dishes, such as Blasket Island lobster, Cromane Bay mussels, and Kerry lamb.

This hotel is close to… DINGLE TOWN CENTRE!

This hotel is perfect for… DELICIOUS FOOD!

Facilities here include:

  • Comfortable en-suite hotel rooms
  • Free wifi, multichannel TV, and direct-dial telephone
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Paudie’s Bar and Restaurant
  • Live entertainment

Address: Strand St, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

3. Dingle Benners Hotel – Dingle’s oldest and most traditional guest house

Dingle Benners Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Dingle.
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Overview: Dingle Benners Hotel is an award-winning boutique accommodation and the town’s oldest guest house, making it undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Dingle.

Boasting cosiness and traditional old-world charm, the 52 rooms (from classic to luxury accommodation) all feature antique-style furniture and large en-suite bathrooms.

The hotel’s restaurant Mrs Benners Bar serves typical Irish treats from sandwiches to the ‘catch of the day’, burgers, salads, and curries for vegans. There’s also a traditional afternoon tea from 2 pm to 5 pm that can be upgraded to include prosecco, gin, or cocktails.

And have we mentioned the cosy log fire? Offering such a cosy vibe, Dingle Benners Hotel is a great spot for a romantic getaway. Dingle Benners Hotel is in a prime location on the shores of the Dingle Peninsula. So, it is no surprise that many of their guests keep coming again and again.

This hotel is close to… FOXY JOHN’S PUB!

This hotel is perfect for… A COSY TOWN CENTRE STAY!

IN HIGH DEMAND: This is an extremely popular hotel. NEVER book last minute!

Facilities here include:

  • Classic, superior, and deluxe guestrooms
  • Mrs Benners Bar for delicious food and cocktails
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Cosy log fire
  • Friendly hospitality

Address: Main St, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

4. Heaton’s Guesthouse – for a relaxing vacation in a convenient location

Heaton's Guesthouse is one of the best hotels in Dingle.
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Overview: This four-star bed and breakfast has been a guest favourite – and one of the best hotels in Dingle – for over 20 years.

Located on the shores of Dingle Bay (expect incredible views) and just a five-minute walk from the heart of Dingle town centre, the location of Heaton’s Guesthouse is the ideal base for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

The family-run guest house offers traditional Irish hospitality in a luxury boutique hotel ambience, allowing guests to choose between classic hotel doubles and suites with either garden or sea views.

Besides the slightly rustic flair, we especially love the homey atmosphere, with the owners Cameron and Nuala Heaton, often mingling with their guests and sharing their inside knowledge of Dingle and Kerry.

Irish breakfast is served daily at the hotel’s restaurant, its key selling point being the scenic views out on the water.

This hotel is close to… DINGLE DISTILLERY!

This hotel is perfect for… WARM IRISH HOSPITALITY!

Facilities here include:

  • Classic and deluxe rooms and suites
  • Delicious buffet breakfast as well as a breakfast menu
  • Incredible views over the water
  • Private dining option
  • Private balconies in some rooms

Address: The Wood, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland

5. Greenmount House – a family-run bed and breakfast for garden and sea lovers

You need to visit Greenmount House.
Credit: Facebook / @GreenmountHouseDingle

Overview: Opened by John and Mary Curran in 1977 and now run by their children Gary and Mary, the elegant Greenmount House is an inviting bed and breakfast. It combines traditional style with modern amenities such as king-size beds, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary unlimited WiFi.

The accommodation is just a five-minute stroll from the centre of town, making it an ideal location for first-timers in Dingle. The dining room and many of the guest rooms boast a romantic bay view, while garden enthusiasts will love all the flowers and palm trees around the neat gardens.

Greenmount House has won awards for their Irish breakfast, so make sure not to miss it. They also have all sorts of afternoon snacks and their own little wine bar where you can start your stay in style.

This hotel is close to… DINGLE TOWN CENTRE!

This hotel is perfect for… A RELAXING BREAK!

Facilities here include:

  • Traditional and superior en-suite bedrooms
  • Award-winning breakfast
  • Afternoon snacks and tea
  • Impressive bar menu
  • High-speed wifi and LCD flat-screen TVs

Address: Gortonora, Dingle, Co. Kerry, V92 DX99, Ireland

Notable mentions

Ballygarry Estate is one of the best hotels in Dingle.
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Best luxury hotels: Emlagh House; Castlewood House

Best spa hotels: Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa; Fab View Guesthouse

Best family hotels: Pax Guesthouse; Murphy’s B&B

Best budget hotels: Camp Junction House Bed & Breakfast; Dingle Heights B&B

Best hotels in the town centre: Hillgrove Guesthouse; Devane’s Bed & Breakfast

Best seafront hotels: Dingle Harbour Lodge; Seaview Heights

Best bed and breakfasts: Barr na Sraide; Milltown House; Dingle Atlantic Lodge

FAQs about the best hotels in Dingle

Is Dingle in Ireland worth visiting?

Yes! Dingle is one of the most picturesque towns in Ireland, with plenty to see and do in the immediate and surrounding areas.

How much does it cost to stay in a hotel in Dingle?

Staying in Dingle can cost anywhere from €50-400 per night, depending on the style of accommodation you choose.

What are the best places to visit in Dingle?

Dingle Distillery, Gallarus Oratory, Dingle Oceanworld, the Slea Head Drive, and the Fahan BeeHive Huts are just some of the must-visit spots in Dingle.

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