There are some absolutely Wild Atlantic Way hotels – with more than a touch of luxury! The route offers one-of-a-kind scenic views of the rugged wilderness and coastline of Ireland which is just waiting to be explored.
It’s a beautiful route to do and offers you unlimited options when it comes to going your own way. If you tried to follow the entire route religiously you would never leave the car!
Accommodation is an essential part of your trip and there are some wonderful hidden gems along the coast that will add to the beautiful memories you will make on your Irish adventure. This list will contain castle hotels, B&Bs and manor houses that are all unique and unforgettable in their own special way.
If you don’t make it out to the west coast and are staying in Dublin then be sure to check out our list of Unique Things To Do In Meath. There’s a lot of beauty to be found near Dublin as well as on The Wild Atlantic Way.
We’ll start up at the top of the route, in Donegal and then snake our way down Ireland, through Galway, Mayo, Clare and Kerry before finishing in Cork.
Luxury Wild Atlantic Way Hotels
Lough Eske Castle | Donegal
Lough Eske Castle Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in Ireland. Situated beside the town of Donegal, the 500-year-old castle is the perfect place to explore the county of Donegal. The rooms are vast and spacious and offer an amazing amount of comfort. The hotel also has an award-winning spa and is a very popular wedding destination… and it’s not hard to see why!
The grounds of the hotel are perfect to explore and there are a lot of walking options as the hotel sits beside the Eske Lake which is incredibly serene.
Within the hotel, you can enjoy the fine dining experience in Cedars Grill where we would recommend their signature lamb dish. They also serve an extremely popular afternoon tea which is perfect if you want to see the castle without staying over. Click here to book now.
Castledale | Sligo
It’s hard to believe that Castledale is a B&B but it is, and it’s one of the most beautiful B&B’s in Ireland. Situated a short drive from the town of Sligo, Castledale is an excellent place to stop along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Gerry and Kaajai are incredibly attentive hosts and will make sure that you can have the best possible time there. Their penthouse apartment is absolutely HUGE and the height of luxury!
If you plan on visiting with little ones there will be plenty of things to keep them busy including a cinema room and a pool table. Their breakfasts are locally sourced so you get a real taste of Sligo while staying here.
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Mount Falcon Estate | Mayo
Mount Falcon Estate is situated in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way and this gothic manor gives you the chance to step into the past while still enjoying the luxuries of the present!
This manor house offers a range of activities that will keep you entertained during your stay such as falconry, salmon fishing, golfing and clay pigeon shooting.
There’s also plenty of options when it comes to relaxation and the forest beside the house is a lovely way to experience the nature around you.
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Glenlo Abbey Hotel | Galway
The first thing you will see when you walk into the foyer of Glenlo Abbey is a roaring fire and the experience only gets better from there. The hotel offers stunning views and some experiences that are completely unique. The decor is dripping with elegance and you will feel like royalty while staying in this beautiful hotel.
Glenlo Abbey is located about 10 minutes from Galway City and right on the edge of Connemara so it is a great place to spend a night or two if you plan on exploring the region over a couple of days. They have a range of exciting activities to choose from and have just redeveloped their 9-hole Championship Golf course. It is a must for any golfing fans out there.
They also have a restaurant on their land called The Pullman Restaurant which is located inside two former train carriages that once served on the Orient Express… Now there’s something you don’t hear every day.
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Gregans Castle Hotel | Clare
If you plan on visiting the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren then look no further than Gregans Castle Hotel. It has a much more modern take on the castle hotel concept and people come from far and wide to stay here and try their world-class food.
If you are a foodie, then Gregans Castle Hotel is definitely the perfect choice. They are famous for having absolutely exquisite breakfast and delicious fine dining at night. Some have even said their food surpasses Michelin star restaurants in its quality.
Their afternoon tea is also something else… Just look at this:
If you want somewhere to tuck yourself away and dig into a good book then their Corkscrew Bar is also the perfect choice. With a warm fire burning in the hearth, a drink in your hand and a book on your lap, you won’t want to leave! Click here to book.
Ballyseede Castle Hotel | Kerry
Ballyseede is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful Castle Hotels in Kerry and definitely one that you shouldn’t miss. It’s a hugely popular wedding venue and also an excellent location if you want to unwind for a few days.
The hotel itself is situated beside the iconic Ring of Kerry and very close to the town of Tralee. The hotel also sits on 30 acres of woodland and gardens, which is perfect for exploration!
One of our favourite things about the hotel is their resident Irish Wolfhound, Mr Higgens… We’re serious. Look at this beautiful dog:
There is a lot of nature and wildlife available to explore on the hotel grounds as well.
Ballyseede is also known for its exceptional staff who will go out of their way to make sure that you have the best possible trip during your stay.
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Hayfield Manor | Cork
This country manor house is located less than 15 minutes walk from Cork City Centre so if you want to spend a night in a city while also staying in the lap of luxury then Hayfield Manor is a must.
Hayfield Manor has it all, An excellent location, award-winning gourmet food, afternoon tea and some suites that have to be seen to be believed. If you want to experience true Irish hospitality, then Hayfield Manor is the right choice for you.
Click here to book your stay at Hayfield Manor.
So that’s our list! Hopefully, you will find some useful information in here and if you have any recommendations please feel free to send them along.
Whatever you end up doing, make sure you make some wonderful memories during Your Irish Adventure. Have any more Wild Atlantic way hotels to recommend? LET US KNOW!
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