Top 5 bed and breakfasts in Ireland

Co Wicklow

Traveling by day and stopping at quaint bed and breakfasts is a great way of seeing a country, especially one so rich in natural beauty as Ireland. Bed and breakfasts are much less impersonal then hotels, and their air of cozy familiarity is a welcome treat for a weary traveler. B&B are a great place to meet other travelers too, and make new friends among like minded people, which can prove to be a great addition to any vacation. There are hundreds of great bed and breakfasts in Ireland, in cities towns and even the countryside, so if you want unpretentious accommodation and friendly service, here are the top 5 bed and breakfasts in Ireland.

Rusheen Bay House, Salthill, Galway

Rusheen Bay House is overlooking Galway Bay, so the location of the B&B is an instant plus. The bed and breakfast not only has a great view, it is also located near a golf clubs, horse riding center, swimming pool, and most importantly, a nice selection of pubs. The B&B only offers breakfast, of course, but the full Irish breakfast, plus juice and cheese is more than enough to keep you full until lunch!

Rivermount House, Co Cork

If you like your accommodation to be as scenic as possible, book a room in Rivermount House, a quaint little B&B located not far from the stunning Garrettstown Beach at the Atlantic. The B&B overlooks Bandon River so the view is rather nice, and in addition to the delicious breakfast, a packed lunch service is offered for those who are intending to spend their day roaming the countryside.

The Auburndale, Kilkenny

There is no shortage of accommodation to choose from in Kilkenny, but the Auburndale, located on the outskirts of the town, is definitely one of the top 5 bed and breakfasts in Ireland. The rooms are extremely comfortable and classically decorated, but you’ll probably want to spend most of the time at Auburndale in their award winning garden.

The Old Coach House, Vale of Avoca, Co Wicklow

This award winning B&B was set up in an amazing restored 18th century building, which predictably enough used to be a coach house in the past. The nearby Meeting of the Waters, the place where the rivers Avonmore and Avonbeg meet, is one of the most scenic places in the county, and the beaches of Wicklow are a short drive away.

Gort Na Mona Bed And Breakfast, Ardara, Donegal

Gort Na Mona Bed And Breakfast is located minutes away from the heritage town of Ardara, one of the most interesting places in Donegal. The B&B’s location make it perfect for those who want to escape city life – the countryside around the B&B is practically deserted and rife with idyllic scenery.

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