Staying in an Irish Hotel
All right then, why should you stay in an Irish Hotel?
Aren't hotels everywhere the same? Oh, lads, do we have to teach you
Yes, Irish hotels are the same as those in other countries, only better. Here are some things for you to
Hotel bars stay open.
Although there are a number of reasons why staying in an Irish hotel can be the
preferred way to tour Ireland, perhaps the most common reason is, a hotel pub
will usually stay open for guests until there are no guests left drinking.
If you don't drink, the best time to visit Dublin on a trip to Ireland is on
Good Friday or Christmas day.
On both these days pubs all over Ireland close. It's the law.
However, hotels have a special dispensation to stay open for their guests on
these days and you can bet the Irish have this one figured out.
Cars stream out of Dublin for miles and miles on Good Friday and during the
Christmas season on their way to a hotel somewhere for a holiday. They can't
be missing their pub time now can they?
But you'll find plenty of Irish in the Hotels at any time.
Yes, even on normal weekends hotels fill up with the Irish who check in as
guests there so they can enjoy their weekends, too.
Remember, Ireland is now known as the Celtic Tiger and the Irish are hard
workers. They need their time to relax.
If you like to get to bed early, perhaps the
B&B experience is a better fit for you.
The Irish are not loud when they are having a bit of craic but if the music
begins to stir from within, they will burst into song.
We recommend getting on a late schedule anyway so you can experience the trad
music in the small out-of-the-way pubs so we think Irish hotels are the way to
Irish Hotels are B&B's, too.
One of the best Irish gifts to the world is their breakfast. On our B&B page we explain
what you get on a plate so there's no reason for us to do it here. It's lovely
When you think about it, the Irish hotel can be a
Lunch and Dinner aren't so bad either.
If there is one establishment in Ireland enjoying an endangered species
listing it's the stand-alone restaurant. Although you will find these in the
cities, rarely do you find one in the countryside or in small towns and
Some pubs will sometimes serve lunch and dinner but these are often hard
for the hungry traveler to find.
Irish Hotels fill the need for these meals. The Irish are excellent cooks so
be prepared for large helpings of wonderful meats and fish. Also, be prepared
for the potato. Usually two kinds will come with a dinner and sometimes three.
Room service is nice.
Yes indeed, room service is something to consider when deciding on a type of
lodging. With few exceptions, Irish hotels offer excellent room service.
You don't have to drive after drinking.
We like this one. It almost makes everything else seem like an excuse. We're
not encouraging you to over indulge, mind you, but you really do want to enjoy
that second glass of French wine at dinner, don't you?
Many castles are hotels.
If you are travelling on a budget, a castle might be a bit over the limit
for you but we suggest looking into it.
Irish castle hotels often run specials, especially in the off season, and
there's no experience like sleeping in a bedroom built four or five hundred
Irish hotels are run by the Irish.
This is the best reason for staying in an Irish hotel. You may find a more
polite culture in the world but you won't find one more kind than the Irish.
If you are used to good service, you will find it in Irish hotels. They
sincerely want you to have a good time.
That's about it for now. We do welcome comments on our site so if you've had
an experience you think is worth telling, please send it along.
Slan go foill. (Goodbye for now.)
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