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.
Gorgeous landscape and beaches, great seafood, numerous artisan shops, friendly locals and of course Fungi, the famous Dolphin – there’s a lot of reasons why you should visit Dingle in County Kerry at least once in your life.
And while you could technically visit the sea 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 Kerry’s beloved getaway has great options for overnight stays.
No matter if you are looking for a homely boutique hotel 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.
5. Greenmount House – a family-run bed & breakfast for garden and sea lovers
Opened by John and Mary Curran in 1977 and now run by their children Gary and Mary, elegant Greenmount House is an inviting Bed & Breakfast, combining traditional style with modern amenities such as king size beds, flat screens and complimentary unlimited WIFI.
The accommodation is just a five-minute-stroll from the town centre, making it a great base for first-timers in Dingle. The dining room and many of the guest accommodations boast a romantic bay view while garden enthusiasts will love all the flowers and palm trees around the building.
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.
Address: Gortonora, Dingle, Co. Kerry, V92 DX99, Ireland
Prices: From €160
4. Heaton’s Guesthouse – for a relaxing vacation in a top-notch location
This four-star Bed & 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 (views, views, views!) while just a five-minute-walk from the heart of town, the location is top-notch for both sightseeing and all kinds of outdoor activities.
The family-run guest house offers traditional Irish hospitality in a luxury boutique hotel ambiance, allowing guests to choose between classic doubles and suites with either garden or sea view.
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 own restaurant, its key selling point being the stunning view out on the water.
Address: The-Wood, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Prices: From €110
3. Dingle Benners Hotel – Dingle’s oldest and most traditional guest house
This award-winning boutique accommodation is the town’s oldest guest house and undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Dingle to date. Boasting cosiness as well as traditional old-world charm, the 52 rooms (from classic to luxury) 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 to 5 PM that can be upgraded to include prosecco, gin or cocktails. And have we mentioned the cosy log fire?
Dingle Benners Hotel is in a prime location on the shores of the Dingle peninsula – it comes with no surprise that many of their guests keep coming again and again.
Address: Main St, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Prices: From €134
2. Dingle Bay Hotel – for one of the best hotels in Dingle
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 the seaside and Dingle’s main attractions as well as some of the best restaurants and pubs, including Paudie’s Bar, a mekka for live music fans.
The family-owned three-star-accommodation has 25 stylish rooms suitable for couples as well as solo travellers and families. What really makes it stand out though are its good vibes – owner Sarah welcomes new arrivals personally and makes them feel at home right away.
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.
Address: Strand St, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Prices: From €130
1. Dingle Skellig Hotel & Peninsula Spa – a family-friendly luxury hotel with its own spa
Our winner 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 rooms 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. This makes it one of the top places to stay when searching for things to do in Dingle.
Overlooking the Dingle peninsula, the harbour and beach, attractions such as Greenlane Gallery and The Dillon Gallery can be reached within ten minutes on foot
Address: Mail Rd, Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Prices: From €99