Hand-Picked | Best Loved | Client Pleasing

Accommodation:

With the Brack Tours Team we aim to exceed all expectations with our clients interests at heart. We ensure that each tailored tour package is personalised for you, ensuring that unforgettable experience is delivered by us to you. However, none of this would be possible without the hospitality of Ireland’s wonderful hotels, luxury castles and not forgetting the intimate B&B’s.

The Brack Tours Team have delicately selected the properties that we include in our tour packages, warranting the client’s satisfaction as the top priority. Our Travel Specialist Team have inspected and experienced many of the properties in Ireland, with only the finest accommodation hand-picked for each individual package. We have created this page to provide an oversight on some of the Team’s favourite hotels, castles, guesthouses and B&B’s found throughout the island of Ireland.

Our clients have undoubtedly shared a similar sentiment we have experienced through these properties.

Please note that the accommodations listed and named are only a selection of the hotels, B&B’s & Self-Catering options that we use. We may also provide alternative hotel options depending on the size and preference of your group e.g. Outside bustling city centres, coastal towns and outstanding views, countryside escapes etc.

Our Team's

Hand-Picked Hotels:

Actons of Kinsale is situated in heart of the colorful historic harbor town of Kinsale also referred to as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland. Actons is the oldest hotel in Kinsale originally established in 1946 by two sisters, Sidney and Shelia Acton and since then has become an integral part of Kinsale town. This hotel overlooks Kinsale Harbour and Yacht Club allowing you to wake up to the twinkling sound of yacht masts.

Over the years Actons of Kinsale has established a reputation for its exceptional location, highly personal and genuine guest care, and renowned cuisine, this makes it one of our teams favourite hotels and has been a great inclusion for past clients.

The Ashling Hotel Dublin offers a great central location, on the Luas red line, adjacent to Heuston Station, and close to the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol, Collins Barracks, making it the ideal choice for a hotel break in Dublin. What other hotel has Dublin Zoo as their back garden!

This hotel is a favourite for the Brack Tours team as either a first night or last two nights in Dublin City as part of our tour packages. Nuala’s favourite aspect of the Ashling Hotel is the outstanding Irish Breakfast and attention to detail the hotel staff provide to each client’s experience.

Camden Court Hotel boasts an envious location in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre. Located within walking distance from some of the city’s top landmarks such a Trinity College, St Stephen’s Green and the National Concert Hall. The hotel offers spacious and well-appointed guest bedrooms that include; twin, triple, double and family rooms. These fresh and contemporary bedrooms include high standard amenities.

In the past, Camden Court have been second to none with their level of customer service and treatment of each individual guest. It has been one of the key hotels used in our tour packages since the founding of Brack Tours, due to its ideal location and with many key features within walking distance. 

The Hastings collection has six luxurious hotels across the province, including the five star Culloden Estate and Spa, the world famous Europa hotel, and the four star Stormont hotel – all situated in Belfast. Outside the capital, the magnificent Slieve Donard Resort and Spa is situated adjacent to the famous Royal County Down Golf course, rated the best course in the world in 2016-2017. The Group also owns the four star Everglades Hotel in Derry/Londonderry – Northern Ireland’s second city, and the historic Ballygally Castle set on the stunning Antrim coast at the gateway to the nine Glens of Antrim, a short drive from the Giant’s Causeway and world famous Games of Thrones Tour.

The Hastings collection has been one of our preferred hotel chains in the North of Ireland, primarily due to the standard of services and products they offer across each of their properties. Each hotel has its own unique charm and character. With many successful groups at a number of the properties we have never hesitated to include of the hotel offerings within our packages. 

Nestled in the heart of the old town, just moments from Killarney National Park, the 4-star International Hotel Killarney has been welcoming guests with its blend of traditional hospitality and comfort for more than a century. And now it’s your turn.

One of the best loved family-owned hotels in Killarney, the International Hotel is ready for your visit. The hotel have taken great care to preserve the historical charm of the four-star hotel, while ensuring that you enjoy every modern convenience, from Wi-Fi and a well-equipped gym to Jacuzzi baths and pillow-top mattresses.

Along with friendly staff and genuine Irish feel, the International Hotel has become one of the best loved hotels among the entire team. 

O’ Donoghue Ring Hotels is a collection of family owned town centre Kerry hotels offering special value breaks all year round.

From the moment you enter the lobby’s of the luxury Killarney Plaza Hotel,  the charismatic Killarney Avenue Hotel or the charming Killarney Towers Hotel you will sense the unique personality, comfortable atmosphere and superior service that keep guests returning for more.

Lets not also forget the River Island Hotel located in Castleisland, the heart of the Siabh Luachra, a part of Ireland that is known and respected for it’s love and contributions to traditional Irish music and dance.

Each of the hotels will always put the client first making sure that they exceed expectations and to go that extra mile to ensure each clients experience will be unforgettable and seamless. 

Renvyle House is a four star, family owned, historic country house resort, first opened as a hotel in 1883 and is spectacularly located on a 150 acre estate on the shores of the  Atlantic.

The grounds include a private freshwater lake, par 3 golf course, a beach, woodlands, gardens and numerous activities on site including tennis, croquet, outdoor heated swimming pool (summer months), fly-fishing, canoeing, shore angling and more.

The Hotel and the Rusheenduff Restaurant @ Renvyle House have won many awards over the years including Best Customer Service, Best Chef and for Irish hospitality and are most proud of these.  The team at Renvyle extend a warm welcome to each and every guest.

Renvyle House is the perfect location to explore the beautiful and serene region of Connemara, with an amazing back drop, highly professional staff and awarding winning food it is no wonder this hotel has become a favourite for our family groups and full group tours, and of course our team have also enjoyed their time visiting such a unique hotel.

The House Hotel, where city luxury and boutique surroundings meet, and where comfort, style and a friendly atmosphere become one. Located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, where Galway comes alive, just around the corner from the ever bustling Quay Street and Shop Street, The House Hotel is Galway’s unique city centre boutique hotel and home to Galway’s favourite cocktail bar.

This 4 star hotel is perfect for anyone visiting the city of the tribes, be it for business, leisure, girls weekend away or a romantic night away to spoil someone special, or to enjoy any of the endless Galway festivals.

Experience the most stylish of Galway’s city centre hotels, and enjoy all that Galway has to offer on your doorstep. Brack Tours love using this boutique hotel for its unique atmosphere and its great location with many of the key features of Galway within walking distance. Perfect for younger groups or for those who wish to experience something truly romantic during their visit to Galway. 

The hotel at the crossroads; where history and tradition meet luxury and style. The Twelve is a place for passing time, not simply passing through. Nestled in the charming seaside village of Barna; yet 12 minutes from the thrills of Galway city – and on the doorstep to Connemara. Named after the rolling peaks that surround the stunning landscape, it’s the perfect place for accessing many of Galway’s top attractions or as a hideaway, surrounded by style and luxury, from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Authentic. Opulent. Cool. An eclectic mix of tradition, design and style to relax your mind and refresh your soul. The Twelve strikes a fine balance between contempory decor and historic charm. This hidden gem is a place to drift away after a busy day. Indulge in a luxurious treatment in their sanctuary, Le Petit Spa. Or have a sumptuous seaweed bath prepared by the bath butler in the privacy of your own room, ensuring any knots or aches are ironed out.

Brack Tours have used the Twelve Hotel in the past due to its proximity to Galway City it offers clients the chance to unwind, relax and to have the freedom of visiting Galway at their own leisure.  The key feature that our team loves about the hotels is the varying room categories which are unique to the Twelve Hotel. These category’s range from Splendid Guest Room, Marvelous Family Suite, Funnymoon Suite etc.

As the most centrally located 4 star hotel in Dublin City Centre, guests of the Trinity City Hotel enjoy access to some of the city’s top gems, within a few minutes’ stroll. Enjoying a prime city centre location, the 4-Star Trinity City Hotel is located on Pearse Street in Dublin 2, beside Trinity College Dublin and just a couple of minutes’ stroll from Grafton Street. Many of the capital’s iconic landmarks and venues are just a couple of minutes walk through Dublin City Centre.

Perfect for small family groups, couples or groups of friends with its old world feel due to its location in the beautifully maintained Georgian building’s located on Pearse Street. Our colleague Debra who deals with most of our small groups is particularly fond of the hotel and was impressed with the rooms, the location and of course the standard of customer service she has received on a number of occasions. 

The Westport Hotel Group features three 4 star hotels in Westport, County Mayo. The Westport Plaza Hotel and the Castlecourt Hotel are located together in the centre of Westport town, close to shopping, bars and entertainment. The Westport Coast Hotel is Westport’s only waterfront hotel which overlooks the stunning Westport Harbour. The 3 Westport Hotels offer great value hotel deals, including spa breaks and family breaks. A luxurious break awaits at the Westport Plaza Hotel. This contemporary 4 star hotel will leave you spoilt for choice with an intimate restaurant featuring sumptuous informal fine dining and the relaxing Plaza Bar and beautiful Spa Sula.

Each of these Westport Hotels offer family rooms, leisure facilities and Kids Clubs to ensure that all the family enjoy a great stay in Mayo. The Westport Hotels Group is the perfect choice for family hotels in Westport.

Working with the Westport Hotel Group has been a great success for Brack Tours as the properties have been featured on many of our group tours. Our group leaders have loved the central locations of both the Westport Plaza and the Castlecourt Hotel, the clients that have experienced the hotels have loved the food, the friendly staff and the comfortable and spacious rooms on offer at the hotels. 

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Luxury & Charming

5* Hotels & Castles:

Adare Manor is set on a 840-acre (3.4 km2) estate and now operates as a five-star hotel, featuring the Adare Golf Club, Lavender Cottage, Townhouses and Villas on the rest of the resort. Adare Manor was voted “Ireland’s Leading Hotel” at the World Travel Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and “The World’s Leading Boutique Golf Resort” in 2012. As of spring 2016 the main hotel remains closed for refurbishment, but the villas are still in operation.

Adare Manor is being reborn and is aiming to be one of the Top Castle Hotels in Ireland.

This is the perfect hotel to end your touring experience with, it is thought to be one of the most romantic locations in Ireland and some of the team here at Brack Tours agree, once this hotel opens and if you have a Honeymoon or wish to celebrate a wedding anniversary Brack Tours would be delighted to include this property in your tailor-made tour package. 

Unrivaled service, warm Irish hospitality and five star luxury await at Ashford Castle, part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection and a member of Leading Hotels of the World.  Situated in a spectacular 350 acre estate, discover sumptuous rooms and suites, splendid interiors brimming with antique furniture, fine fabrics and unique features at every turn.

From fine dining to a wealth of activities on the doorstep, a stay at Ashford Castle is perfect for romantic breaks, family escapes and elegant private events.

A personal favourite of our Managing Director Nuala Saul, perfect if you wish base yourself here for a few days with a range of activities to suit everyone, also great if you wish to experience afternoon tea at the height of its game. This amorous castle hotel has been the highlight of several couples who toured with their own private chauffeur vacation with Brack Tours making them fall more in love with the country of Ireland.

Regarded as one of the finest small luxury Five Star Hotels in Ireland with stunning views overlooking Ardmore Bay, their 39-room seaside boutique hotel features an intimate Irish destination spa as well a Michelin- Starred restaurant. All of the luxury rooms and suites are sea facing while many are interconnected to provide family-friendly configurations. In 2011, The Cliff House Hotel in Waterford was awarded three AA Rosettes for The House Restaurant presided over by multi-award winning chef, Martijn Kajuiter. In 2013, House Restaurant was honored with four AA Rosettes.

This is just not a hotel… it is an “experience”. With past clients and members of our team having stayed at the hotel, they have longed to go return because of the unique hotel experience provided. The award winning food, surreal spacious rooms, incredible service…. All topped off with room views which are unparallel to anything in Ireland. Debra and James from our office team have exclaimed their desire for a return visit to this alluring hotel.

Savour your first glimpse of this majestic castle and its enchanting lake, as you pass through the castle gates. This was the ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland who were the Kings of Thomond. Under glittering antique chandeliers descend grand staircases and meander through elegant hallways and beautifully furnished rooms. Luxuriate in plush, sink-in sofas in front of large, ornate fireplaces with blazing log fires. Relax as the unsurpassed, experienced and friendly staff takes special care of you.  The Earl of Thomond’s Restaurant offers you a heavenly dining experience you’ll remember forever. Appreciate the natural beauty as you stroll through the peaceful Dromoland Estate (with more than 400 acres to explore).

This is one of the most luxurious locations in Ireland, and an old favourite of our Founder, Peter Clarke. With their highly dedicated, experienced and friendly staff, the authentic bedrooms and its charming architecture, Dromoland is a place that you would soon not forget and that is why it has made our list.

At the five-star Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort, nature and luxury meet to create a memorable escape. Nestled in 400 acres of countryside between the Wicklow Mountains and the Irish Sea, yet only thirty minutes from Dublin, Druids Glen provides a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort features 145 spacious guestrooms and suites, eight conference and event spaces, dining options to include Hugo’s Restaurant and The Thirteenth Bar & Pavilion Lounge along with a Spa, Health Club and two championship golf courses, Druids Glen and Druids Heath.

Druids Glen Hotel has made our list as we feel it is one of the best golf/hotel resorts in the country and if perfect for those who wish to tee off and unwind. As it is also located in the beautiful county of Wicklow known to us as the Garden of Ireland, it is a perfect choice for those who wish to see the beautiful floral displays or abundance of local wildlife. 

Nestled peacefully on a stunning 138 acre estate on the edge of Southern Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Corrib, the 5* newly refurbished Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers the discerning traveller a warm, personable and luxurious base during their travels to Galway.

The beautiful, rugged and unspoilt natural scenery of Connemara lies right on our doorstep and creates a soft and balanced contrast to the vibrant and eclectic surroundings of life in Galway City. Voted recently as one of the friendliest cities in the world by ‘Travel & Leisure’ magazine, the scene is well and truly set in Glenlo Abbey to offer the opportunity for enchanting memories to be created.

Glenlo Abbey is the perfect 5 star experience located in Galway City, offering a very high standard of experience and makes sure that clients are always well looked after. Perfect for those group who wish to visit Galway but do not want to be in the city centre. This is a personal favourite of our small family specialist Debra who has used it on many of the smaller, more intimate groups and it has always been a great highlight. 

Luxury knows no bounds at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel. Housed in a 200-year-old historic building in the heart of the city, we set the stage for an exceptional visit to Dublin. Settle into your 5-star hotel room or suite. You’ll be thrilled with the array of luxury on-site amenities. On offer is a leisure club with fitness center and an indoor pool, a tranquil signature spa and salon, and true 5-star restaurant dining at The Saddle Room and Lord Mayor’s Lounge. In addition, the central location allows for easy access to famous attractions like Grafton Street, Dublin Castle and St. Stephen’s Green. Let luxury surround you at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel.

James from our office team has described The Shelbourne as one of his favourite hotels that he has visited and that they are true to their name when they call themselves a Renaissance Hotel. This hotel has the perfect combination of old world meets new world, with many of the rooms keeping their old world charm but by also providing you with the latest amenities you would expect in a modern hotel. 

Lough Eske Castle, a five-star castle hotel located on a secluded lakeside estate just outside Donegal Town, has a rich history dating back to the 1400s. Associated with the O’Donnell Clan, the founding fathers of Donegal, the property is based in the northwest region of Ireland.

Lovingly restored to blend its historic past with a dash of contemporary elegance, County Donegal’s only five-star hotel has been titled. Recent awards include that of earning a spot as one of Condé Nast’s top three luxury Ireland hotels, Ulster Wedding Venue of the Year 2017, Luxury Hotel of the Year 2017, Ulster Spa of the year 2016, Travelers Choice Award 2016, Luxury Castle Hotel & Spa of the year 2016, Venue Coordinator of the Year 2016, Ulster Hotel Wedding Venue of the Year 2015.

Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel is one property that all members of our team have visited and completely enjoyed the experience. It is the perfect hotel for any sized group and if you want to make your tour to Ireland memorable and if you are visiting Donegal it is one to add to the list. With an amazing and dedicated team of like minded individuals Solis will make sure that you will not forget them in a hurry.

The AA 5 Red Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is situated in the heart of Belfast city centre’s historic Cathedral Quarter. The grandeur of the original Grade A listed building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities. This Belfast hotel includes a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views, a dedicated meeting and events suite and a fabulous jazz bar. The Merchant Hotel Belfast is located a short distance from a host of Belfast Attractions including Victoria Square shopping centre, the Ulster Museum, the Titanic Quarter and The Waterfront Hall.

If you are looking for that 5* hotel experience in the capital of Northern Ireland, then The Merchant Hotel is the perfect hotel for your group or romantic getaway. This hotel has made our list as we have used in the past and have heard nothing but good reviews about the quality and quantity of this hotel. It may be down the spacious rooms, the mouthwatering food or the award winning cocktails and mocktails, whatever it may be it would be a shame to not include such an elegant and luxury hotel in our list. 

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Boutique & Intimate

B&B's, Guesthouses & Townhouses:

In this section you will find our selection of Irish run Bed & Breakfasts, Luxury Guesthouses & Townhouses and some unique properties that we have used in the past. 

Each property will provide you with the genuine Irish feel and make you feel like you are at home, this is solely down to many of the list properties being run by Irish-families or have been in the family for many years .. Of course this list is not exhaustive and our travel professionals may have many more options to suit each and every person requirements. 

Ariel House Guesthouse is your home away from home in Dublin. Situated in the beautiful, leafy suburb of Ballsbridge, Ariel House is among Dublin’s finest guesthouses. This award-winning breakfasts, home baked afternoon tea and prime location, make for an exceptional stay at our elegant Victorian guesthouse in Dublin 4.

This Dublin guesthouse is made up of three charming Victorian buildings, lovingly restored yet still displaying distinct Victorian era features from the Flemish brick work to the ornate stained glass and sash windows. Ariel House offers superior accommodation in Dublin 4 with the perfect blend of classic style, elegance and modern amenities. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Dublin!

The Cliff Townhouse is a Dublin restaurant-with-rooms, located at 22 St Stephen’s Green – the centre of Georgian Dublin, close to Grafton Street’s upscale boutiques.

Their menus are overseen by CLIFF Executive Chef Martijn Kajuiter, who holds a Michelin Star at their sister property, Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, County Waterford. Martijn also oversees cuisine at our country retreat Cliff at Lyons, just a short drive from Cliff Townhouse.

Their five Dublin townhouse rooms have elegant Georgian proportions — and exude the soul of a private home rather than grand hotel, also on offer are the four elegant parkview rooms with a modern twist.

David and Margaret Kent welcome you to Foxmount, a Georgian country house bed and breakfast offering five-star accommodation near Waterford City. It is a place of beauty, peace and tranquillity where visitors are thought of as friends and family. You’ll be made feel very much at ease at Foxmount Country House – their bed and breakfast is an ideal place to relax & enjoy the slower pace of country life. Foxmount Country House is on a dairy farm where guests are welcome to walk through the green fields & enjoy the country air & wild life. The Kent family have a great love for nature. The garden at Foxmount is traditionally laid out with manicured lawns, mature trees & shrubs.

The Harp is a spacious family run B&B just a five minute walk from Killarney town centre on the N71 en route to world renowned Muckross House & National Park. The perfect place to relax with four luxurious ensuite rooms designed and furnished with your comfort in mind. Wake up to the smell of fresh baking. The Harp boasts an extensive breakfast menu satisfying the most discerning palate. The National Event Centre (INEC) is less than a five minute walk which hosts many wonderful events and shows. We can arrange day trips for Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Gap of Dunloe, Blarney Castle or Cliffs of Moher. You can enjoy local amenities such as golf, fishing on the lakes & rivers, walking and cycling.  At the Harp, guests are their number one priority and we will do our utmost to ensure you have a pleasant enjoyable and memorable visit to Killarney.

The National Geographic Traveler described Dingle as “the most beautiful place on earth” and in this idyllic spot Heaton’s Guesthouse enjoys a superb location on the edge of the water with magnificent views of Dingle bay and Harbour, just a 5 minute walk to the heart of dingle town. Dining at this family run 4 star guesthouse will simply blow your taste buds away, Breakfast is prepared and served by Chef David, the breakfast is truly their specialty. Accommodation in Heaton’s is of the highest standard where cleanliness and warmth comes first and has been voted one of the best places to stay in Ireland.

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If there is one place that embodies the serenity and physical beauty of Dingle, it’s the luxury of Pax House. Set against an idyllic sea view backdrop, life at Pax House enjoys a pace, rhythm and calmness of its own. The smallest of pampering touches, thoughtful service and stunning art, creating the warmth, cosyness and friendliness of a bed and breakfast but also the professionalism of a boutique hotel. All topped with breathtaking views, described as one of the top ten views in Ireland. The result is a restful retreat full of spacious areas and only minutes from down town Dingle.

The Old Presbytery has long been established as one of the premium providers of accommodation in Kinsale and has been run by the McEvoy family for over 20 years. The original Georgian house dates back to 1750 and this historic house has been elegantly restored, with each room having its individual personality. Enjoy free private parking, free wifi, superb breakfasts, stylish unique rooms and great personal service in an excellent location. The self-catering apartments are located in the newer annexe and are a popular choice for travelers seeking a “home from home”, a more laid-back experience and perhaps a longer stay. They offer space and privacy, free parking and WiFi in this great town centre location. Kinsale is a very picturesque town, which is steeped in history and has much to offer.

Your hosts, Philip and Noreen, are always on hand to offer advice and suggestions.

Sea Breeze Lodge is the first and only bed and breakfast in all of Galway and one of just a handful of luxury bed and breakfast operators in Ireland to be granted the coveted International Five Star award for B&B accommodation in 2015. Just 2.5 miles ( 4 km ) from Galway city center and boasting a prime position on the spectacular coastal road. The Bed and breakfast offers convenience, value and optimum comfort in this gorgeous destination. This 5 star bed and breakfast enjoys all the benefits you would expect to find in a luxury B&B or hotel, along with the outdoor pleasures of beautiful Galway Bay.

Experience hospitality at its best at this popular guest house, where we would be delighted to arrange tours and excursions for you. The seaside resort suburb of Salthill is also convenient for Golf courses, whilst Celtic Heritage lovers will find plenty of treasures to explore, including the Cliffs Of Moher, Connemara and the mystical Aran Islands.

Welcome to Shola Coach House B&B – a beautifully restored historic coach house dating back to c.1860 and set within a secluded and private rural location approximately 1 mile from Portrush town centre.  Stay at the award-winning boutique bed and breakfast accommodation in Portrush and enjoy:

  • First class service and hospitality
  • Spacious and elegant bedrooms with super king-size beds accompanied by ammenities
  • Private luxurious en suite facilities & complimentary premium bath products
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and home-baked goodies on arrival
  • Sumptuous breakfasts including the traditional Ulster Fry and home-baked bread as well as vegetarian and healthy options using local, organic and free range produce from award winning suppliers
  • Cosy guest lounge with real turf open fire
  • Outdoor terrace and courtyard set within stone walled gardens, mature trees, woodland area and lawn

Sinead & Pascal would like to extend to you a warm and hearty welcome to their home Twin Peaks, here in the quaint village of Doolin on the rugged west coast of Ireland. Twin Peaks is located at the rear of world-renowned Gus O’Connor’s Pub in Fisherstreet, just one mile from the harbour. Doolin is a great starting point for day trips. The Burren National Park is right at your doorstep, the Cliffs of Moher are less than 5 miles south of Doolin and a round of golf in Lahinch is less than 7 miles away. All of the bedrooms at Twin Peaks are en-suite and strictly non-smoking. Twin Peaks Bed & Breakfast Doolin has a friendly atmosphere with bright rooms and a generously spacious layout.

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Splendid

Self Catering Options:

In this section you will find our selection of Irish run Self-catering style Apartments, Cottages & Lodges many of which we have used for previous self drive & chauffeur driven tour packages.

Each property will provide you with the genuine Irish feel and make you feel like you are at home, this is solely down to many of the list properties being run by Irish-families or have been in the family for many years .. Of course this list is not exhaustive and our travel professionals may have many more options to suit each and every person requirements. 

*Please note that if you are interested in using self catering properties that this will not include any meals, however welcome hampers can be provided which include a range of food from breads, milk, breakfast packs etc*

Contemporary luxury in a lovingly restored Georgian setting. Cliff at Lyons hotel near Dublin, occupies a collection of historic village houses, a barracks, forge and mill situated on the Grand Canal in Kildare. They originally formed a lockyard, flanking the southernmost of two waterways connecting Dublin in the east of Ireland with the River Shannon in the west. The big house nearby was an important Irish estate, Lyons Demesne, belonging to an old Kildare dynasty. Irish soul, in the heart of the Kildare countryside. There are 40 rooms at Cliff at Lyons – all individually designed, spread out in a number of different historic buildings.

With its stunning location, Jameson Court Self Catering Holiday Homes in Galway is a superb base for exploring Galway, Connemara & the entire West of Ireland. The location of our self catering apartments couldn’t be better. Right in the heart of the beautiful Village of Salthill, you will find everything you need right on your doorstep. Galway City Centre is just a 20 minute walk away and there you can browse through the many boutiques and shops and sample the vibrant social scene. The city has an excellent selection of bars and restaurants offering a wide variety of food, music and entertainment. In Galway there is something to suit everyone. So if you are looking for the freedom and flexibility that comes with a self catering apartment and an ideally located base to explore all that Galway and the West coast of Ireland have to offer, then look no further.

A cluster of five luxury four star cottages nestled against the magnificent back drop of the Mourne Mountains, in a rural picturesque area close to the bustling seaside town of Newcastle.  A prime location for golf enthusiasts, hill walkers and hikers, with the Royal County Down Championship Links Golf Course only 10 minutes away and the Mourne Rambler bus route right on your doorstep! The spacious cottages are ideal for families or groups and can accommodate either 4 or 6 persons with a total of 24 beds. Surrounded by traditional stone ditches, and with a central green area, the cottages offer plenty of scope for children to play safely. The quaint interiors are finished to a very high standard and provide all the modern facilities expected whilst still retaining the old traditional charm.

What better way to explore the Fermanagh Lakelands than staying in one of the Killyhevlin Hotels’ 13 lakeside lodges idyllically situated on the shores of scenic Lough Erne. Each lodge is to a four star standard with a fully equipped kitchen, sitting room, bathroom, and two twin bedrooms sleeping up to a maximum of four. Lodge guests can also enjoy complimentary use of the Killyhevlin Health Club complete with indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna, steam room, kids pool and Technogym fitness suite. Private jetties are also available on request making it ideal for both boating and angling (subject to availability). Whether you’re thinking of planning a self-catering family break, weekend getaway or adventure break with friends the Killyhevlin Lodges are the perfect choice.

Limepark is an amazing georgian fortified farm which had its old farm buildings at incorporated into six self catering cottages which can accommodate up to 20 guests. Offering a variety of unique spaces from a romantic getaway cottage to a wee cottage ideal for a single person – perfect for peace to write. Families on holiday, guests with disabilities, corporate groups and wedding parties are all catered for. Creative guests can arrange to use the art studios, a classroom and gallery.

The Reserve at Muckross Park is located in the heart of Killarney National Park. A choice of newly refurbished Apartments with 2 bedrooms located beside the hotel. Each apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room & dining room area plus kitchen with all essentials including oven, microwave, fridge and Nespresso machine. All essentials, utensils, linen and towels are supplied. The self catering apartments are serviced every 3 days. The living area has large screen TV and sofas, there is free Wi-Fi internet in each apartment and free parking. The apartments can sleep up to 4 guests. Ideal for family summer holidays and group getaways. Adult guests can avail of free access to The Spa at Muckross with a vitality pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, outdoor hot tub and fitness suite (over 18 years). All guests have complimentary bike hire to explore the local area.

Park Place Apartments is Killarney’s top rated self-catering holiday facility in the heart of Killarney town. The complex is comprised of luxurious one and two bed-roomed self-catering apartments and townhouses. Discounted leisure and swimming pool facilities in the Killarney Towers Hotel, located 5 minutes walk of Park Place Apartments. Facilities include fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, bed linen, towels, electricity included. Luxury as standard. Ground floor apartments have a private patio area. Free secure underground car park. Free Wifi in selected apartments (limited coverage in courtyard townhouses).

Six exclusive 300 year old thatched holiday cottages nestle on the beach front on Ireland’s East Coast located right in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. The Cottages Ireland offer luxury holiday accommodation in the peaceful, tranquil surroundings of large organic flower gardens. Enter into our secluded dreamy thatched hamlet with large organic flower gardens and be greeted at your holiday cottage with a warm Irish welcome, hot, home-made scones and jam. Each of our luxury holiday cottages has been lovingly renovated by owners Roger and Liz Pickett. The cottages provide an exceptionally high standard of self catering accommodation with stunning sea views or picturesque garden outlooks.

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Our Hand-Picked Accommodation:

With the Brack Tours Team we aim to exceed all expectations with our clients interests at heart. We ensure that each tailored tour package is personalised for you, ensuring that unforgettable experience is delivered by us to you. However, none of this would be possible without the hospitality of Ireland’s wonderful hotels, luxury castles and not forgetting the intimate B&B’s. 

The Brack Tours Team have delicately selected the properties that we include in our tour packages, warranting the client’s satisfaction as the top priority. Our Travel Specialist Team have inspected and experienced many of the properties in Ireland, with only the finest accommodation hand-picked for each individual package. We have created this page to provide an oversight on some of the Team’s favourite hotels, castles, guesthouses and B&B’s found throughout the island of Ireland.

Our clients have undoubtedly shared a similar sentiment we have experienced through these properties.

Please note that the accommodations listed and named are only a selection of the hotels, B&B’s & Self-Catering options that we use.

We may also provide alternative hotel options depending on the size and preference of your group

e.g. Outside bustling city centres, coastal towns and outstanding views, countryside escapes etc.

Hand-Picked Hotels:

Actons of Kinsale is situated in heart of the colorful historic harbor town of Kinsale also referred to as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland. Actons is the oldest hotel in Kinsale originally established in 1946 by two sisters, Sidney and Shelia Acton and since then has become an integral part of Kinsale town. This hotel overlooks Kinsale Harbour and Yacht Club allowing you to wake up to the twinkling sound of yacht masts.

Over the years Actons of Kinsale has established a reputation for its exceptional location, highly personal and genuine guest care, and renowned cuisine, this makes it one of our teams favourite hotels and has been a great inclusion for past clients.

The Ashling Hotel Dublin offers a great central location, on the Luas red line, adjacent to Heuston Station, and close to the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Zoo, Kilmainham Gaol, Collins Barracks, making it the ideal choice for a hotel break in Dublin. What other hotel has Dublin Zoo as their back garden!

This hotel is a favourite for the Brack Tours team as either a first night or last two nights in Dublin City as part of our tour packages. Nuala’s favourite aspect of the Ashling Hotel is the outstanding Irish Breakfast and attention to detail the hotel staff provide to each client’s experience.

Camden Court Hotel boasts an envious location in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre. Located within walking distance from some of the city’s top landmarks such a Trinity College, St Stephen’s Green and the National Concert Hall. The hotel offers spacious and well-appointed guest bedrooms that include; twin, triple, double and family rooms. These fresh and contemporary bedrooms include high standard amenities.

In the past, Camden Court have been second to none with their level of customer service and treatment of each individual guest. It has been one of the key hotels used in our tour packages since the founding of Brack Tours, due to its ideal location and with many key features within walking distance. 

The Hastings collection has six luxurious hotels across the province, including the five star Culloden Estate and Spa, the world famous Europa hotel, and the four star Stormont hotel – all situated in Belfast. Outside the capital, the magnificent Slieve Donard Resort and Spa is situated adjacent to the famous Royal County Down Golf course, rated the best course in the world in 2016-2017. The Group also owns the four star Everglades Hotel in Derry/Londonderry – Northern Ireland’s second city, and the historic Ballygally Castle set on the stunning Antrim coast at the gateway to the nine Glens of Antrim, a short drive from the Giant’s Causeway and world famous Games of Thrones Tour.

The Hastings collection has been one of our preferred hotel chains in the North of Ireland, primarily due to the standard of services and products they offer across each of their properties. Each hotel has its own unique charm and character. With many successful groups at a number of the properties we have never hesitated to include of the hotel offerings within our packages. 

Nestled in the heart of the old town, just moments from Killarney National Park, the 4-star International Hotel Killarney has been welcoming guests with its blend of traditional hospitality and comfort for more than a century. And now it’s your turn.

One of the best loved family-owned hotels in Killarney, the International Hotel is ready for your visit. The hotel have taken great care to preserve the historical charm of the four-star hotel, while ensuring that you enjoy every modern convenience, from Wi-Fi and a well-equipped gym to Jacuzzi baths and pillow-top mattresses.

Along with friendly staff and genuine Irish feel, the International Hotel has become one of the best loved hotels among the entire team. 

O’ Donoghue Ring Hotels is a collection of family owned town centre Kerry hotels offering special value breaks all year round.

From the moment you enter the lobby’s of the luxury Killarney Plaza Hotel,  the charismatic Killarney Avenue Hotel or the charming Killarney Towers Hotel you will sense the unique personality, comfortable atmosphere and superior service that keep guests returning for more.

Lets not also forget the River Island Hotel located in Castleisland, the heart of the Siabh Luachra, a part of Ireland that is known and respected for it’s love and contributions to traditional Irish music and dance.

Each of the hotels will always put the client first making sure that they exceed expectations and to go that extra mile to ensure each clients experience will be unforgettable and seamless. 

Renvyle House is a four star, family owned, historic country house resort, first opened as a hotel in 1883 and is spectacularly located on a 150 acre estate on the shores of the  Atlantic.

The grounds include a private freshwater lake, par 3 golf course, a beach, woodlands, gardens and numerous activities on site including tennis, croquet, outdoor heated swimming pool (summer months), fly-fishing, canoeing, shore angling and more.

The Hotel and the Rusheenduff Restaurant @ Renvyle House have won many awards over the years including Best Customer Service, Best Chef and for Irish hospitality and are most proud of these.  The team at Renvyle extend a warm welcome to each and every guest.

Renvyle House is the perfect location to explore the beautiful and serene region of Connemara, with an amazing back drop, highly professional staff and awarding winning food it is no wonder this hotel has become a favourite for our family groups and full group tours, and of course our team have also enjoyed their time visiting such a unique hotel.

The House Hotel, where city luxury and boutique surroundings meet, and where comfort, style and a friendly atmosphere become one. Located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, where Galway comes alive, just around the corner from the ever bustling Quay Street and Shop Street, The House Hotel is Galway’s unique city centre boutique hotel and home to Galway’s favourite cocktail bar.

This 4 star hotel is perfect for anyone visiting the city of the tribes, be it for business, leisure, girls weekend away or a romantic night away to spoil someone special, or to enjoy any of the endless Galway festivals.

Experience the most stylish of Galway’s city centre hotels, and enjoy all that Galway has to offer on your doorstep. Brack Tours love using this boutique hotel for its unique atmosphere and its great location with many of the key features of Galway within walking distance. Perfect for younger groups or for those who wish to experience something truly romantic during their visit to Galway. 

The hotel at the crossroads; where history and tradition meet luxury and style. The Twelve is a place for passing time, not simply passing through. Nestled in the charming seaside village of Barna; yet 12 minutes from the thrills of Galway city – and on the doorstep to Connemara. Named after the rolling peaks that surround the stunning landscape, it’s the perfect place for accessing many of Galway’s top attractions or as a hideaway, surrounded by style and luxury, from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Authentic. Opulent. Cool. An eclectic mix of tradition, design and style to relax your mind and refresh your soul. The Twelve strikes a fine balance between contempory decor and historic charm. This hidden gem is a place to drift away after a busy day. Indulge in a luxurious treatment in their sanctuary, Le Petit Spa. Or have a sumptuous seaweed bath prepared by the bath butler in the privacy of your own room, ensuring any knots or aches are ironed out.

Brack Tours have used the Twelve Hotel in the past due to its proximity to Galway City it offers clients the chance to unwind, relax and to have the freedom of visiting Galway at their own leisure.  The key feature that our team loves about the hotels is the varying room categories which are unique to the Twelve Hotel. These category’s range from Splendid Guest Room, Marvelous Family Suite, Funnymoon Suite etc.

As the most centrally located 4 star hotel in Dublin City Centre, guests of the Trinity City Hotel enjoy access to some of the city’s top gems, within a few minutes’ stroll. Enjoying a prime city centre location, the 4-Star Trinity City Hotel is located on Pearse Street in Dublin 2, beside Trinity College Dublin and just a couple of minutes’ stroll from Grafton Street. Many of the capital’s iconic landmarks and venues are just a couple of minutes walk through Dublin City Centre.

Perfect for small family groups, couples or groups of friends with its old world feel due to its location in the beautifully maintained Georgian building’s located on Pearse Street. Our colleague Debra who deals with most of our small groups is particularly fond of the hotel and was impressed with the rooms, the location and of course the standard of customer service she has received on a number of occasions. 

The Westport Hotel Group features three 4 star hotels in Westport, County Mayo. The Westport Plaza Hotel and the Castlecourt Hotel are located together in the centre of Westport town, close to shopping, bars and entertainment. The Westport Coast Hotel is Westport’s only waterfront hotel which overlooks the stunning Westport Harbour. The 3 Westport Hotels offer great value hotel deals, including spa breaks and family breaks. A luxurious break awaits at the Westport Plaza Hotel. This contemporary 4 star hotel will leave you spoilt for choice with an intimate restaurant featuring sumptuous informal fine dining and the relaxing Plaza Bar and beautiful Spa Sula.

Each of these Westport Hotels offer family rooms, leisure facilities and Kids Clubs to ensure that all the family enjoy a great stay in Mayo. The Westport Hotels Group is the perfect choice for family hotels in Westport.

Working with the Westport Hotel Group has been a great success for Brack Tours as the properties have been featured on many of our group tours. Our group leaders have loved the central locations of both the Westport Plaza and the Castlecourt Hotel, the clients that have experienced the hotels have loved the food, the friendly staff and the comfortable and spacious rooms on offer at the hotels. 

Luxury 5* Hotels & Castles:

Adare Manor is set on a 840-acre (3.4 km2) estate and now operates as a five-star hotel, featuring the Adare Golf Club, Lavender Cottage, Townhouses and Villas on the rest of the resort. Adare Manor was voted “Ireland’s Leading Hotel” at the World Travel Awards in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and “The World’s Leading Boutique Golf Resort” in 2012. As of spring 2016 the main hotel remains closed for refurbishment, but the villas are still in operation.

Adare Manor is being reborn and is aiming to be one of the Top Castle Hotels in Ireland.

This is the perfect hotel to end your touring experience with, it is thought to be one of the most romantic locations in Ireland and some of the team here at Brack Tours agree, once this hotel opens and if you have a Honeymoon or wish to celebrate a wedding anniversary Brack Tours would be delighted to include this property in your tailor-made tour package. 

Unrivaled service, warm Irish hospitality and five star luxury await at Ashford Castle, part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection and a member of Leading Hotels of the World.  Situated in a spectacular 350 acre estate, discover sumptuous rooms and suites, splendid interiors brimming with antique furniture, fine fabrics and unique features at every turn.

From fine dining to a wealth of activities on the doorstep, a stay at Ashford Castle is perfect for romantic breaks, family escapes and elegant private events.

A personal favourite of our Managing Director Nuala Saul, perfect if you wish base yourself here for a few days with a range of activities to suit everyone, also great if you wish to experience afternoon tea at the height of its game. This amorous castle hotel has been the highlight of several couples who toured with their own private chauffeur vacation with Brack Tours making them fall more in love with the country of Ireland.

Regarded as one of the finest small luxury Five Star Hotels in Ireland with stunning views overlooking Ardmore Bay, their 39-room seaside boutique hotel features an intimate Irish destination spa as well a Michelin- Starred restaurant. All of the luxury rooms and suites are sea facing while many are interconnected to provide family-friendly configurations. In 2011, The Cliff House Hotel in Waterford was awarded three AA Rosettes for The House Restaurant presided over by multi-award winning chef, Martijn Kajuiter. In 2013, House Restaurant was honored with four AA Rosettes.

This is just not a hotel… it is an “experience”. With past clients and members of our team having stayed at the hotel, they have longed to go return because of the unique hotel experience provided. The award winning food, surreal spacious rooms, incredible service…. All topped off with room views which are unparallel to anything in Ireland. Debra and James from our office team have exclaimed their desire for a return visit to this alluring hotel.

Savour your first glimpse of this majestic castle and its enchanting lake, as you pass through the castle gates. This was the ancestral home of the O’Briens of Dromoland who were the Kings of Thomond. Under glittering antique chandeliers descend grand staircases and meander through elegant hallways and beautifully furnished rooms. Luxuriate in plush, sink-in sofas in front of large, ornate fireplaces with blazing log fires. Relax as the unsurpassed, experienced and friendly staff takes special care of you.  The Earl of Thomond’s Restaurant offers you a heavenly dining experience you’ll remember forever. Appreciate the natural beauty as you stroll through the peaceful Dromoland Estate (with more than 400 acres to explore).

This is one of the most luxurious locations in Ireland, and an old favourite of our Founder, Peter Clarke. With their highly dedicated, experienced and friendly staff, the authentic bedrooms and its charming architecture, Dromoland is a place that you would soon not forget and that is why it has made our list.

At the five-star Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort, nature and luxury meet to create a memorable escape. Nestled in 400 acres of countryside between the Wicklow Mountains and the Irish Sea, yet only thirty minutes from Dublin, Druids Glen provides a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort features 145 spacious guestrooms and suites, eight conference and event spaces, dining options to include Hugo’s Restaurant and The Thirteenth Bar & Pavilion Lounge along with a Spa, Health Club and two championship golf courses, Druids Glen and Druids Heath.

Druids Glen Hotel has made our list as we feel it is one of the best golf/hotel resorts in the country and if perfect for those who wish to tee off and unwind. As it is also located in the beautiful county of Wicklow known to us as the Garden of Ireland, it is a perfect choice for those who wish to see the beautiful floral displays or abundance of local wildlife. 

Nestled peacefully on a stunning 138 acre estate on the edge of Southern Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Corrib, the 5* newly refurbished Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers the discerning traveller a warm, personable and luxurious base during their travels to Galway.

The beautiful, rugged and unspoilt natural scenery of Connemara lies right on our doorstep and creates a soft and balanced contrast to the vibrant and eclectic surroundings of life in Galway City. Voted recently as one of the friendliest cities in the world by ‘Travel & Leisure’ magazine, the scene is well and truly set in Glenlo Abbey to offer the opportunity for enchanting memories to be created.

Glenlo Abbey is the perfect 5 star experience located in Galway City, offering a very high standard of experience and makes sure that clients are always well looked after. Perfect for those group who wish to visit Galway but do not want to be in the city centre. This is a personal favourite of our small family specialist Debra who has used it on many of the smaller, more intimate groups and it has always been a great highlight. 

Luxury knows no bounds at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel. Housed in a 200-year-old historic building in the heart of the city, we set the stage for an exceptional visit to Dublin. Settle into your 5-star hotel room or suite. You’ll be thrilled with the array of luxury on-site amenities. On offer is a leisure club with fitness center and an indoor pool, a tranquil signature spa and salon, and true 5-star restaurant dining at The Saddle Room and Lord Mayor’s Lounge. In addition, the central location allows for easy access to famous attractions like Grafton Street, Dublin Castle and St. Stephen’s Green. Let luxury surround you at The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel.

James from our office team has described The Shelbourne as one of his favourite hotels that he has visited and that they are true to their name when they call themselves a Renaissance Hotel. This hotel has the perfect combination of old world meets new world, with many of the rooms keeping their old world charm but by also providing you with the latest amenities you would expect in a modern hotel. 

Lough Eske Castle, a five-star castle hotel located on a secluded lakeside estate just outside Donegal Town, has a rich history dating back to the 1400s. Associated with the O’Donnell Clan, the founding fathers of Donegal, the property is based in the northwest region of Ireland.

Lovingly restored to blend its historic past with a dash of contemporary elegance, County Donegal’s only five-star hotel has been titled. Recent awards include that of earning a spot as one of Condé Nast’s top three luxury Ireland hotels, Ulster Wedding Venue of the Year 2017, Luxury Hotel of the Year 2017, Ulster Spa of the year 2016, Travelers Choice Award 2016, Luxury Castle Hotel & Spa of the year 2016, Venue Coordinator of the Year 2016, Ulster Hotel Wedding Venue of the Year 2015.

Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel is one property that all members of our team have visited and completely enjoyed the experience. It is the perfect hotel for any sized group and if you want to make your tour to Ireland memorable and if you are visiting Donegal it is one to add to the list. With an amazing and dedicated team of like minded individuals Solis will make sure that you will not forget them in a hurry.

The AA 5 Red Star Merchant Hotel in Belfast is situated in the heart of Belfast city centre’s historic Cathedral Quarter. The grandeur of the original Grade A listed building is complemented by an elegant Art Deco inspired wing with a multitude of exciting amenities. This Belfast hotel includes a stunning luxury spa, a rooftop gymnasium with panoramic city views, a dedicated meeting and events suite and a fabulous jazz bar. The Merchant Hotel Belfast is located a short distance from a host of Belfast Attractions including Victoria Square shopping centre, the Ulster Museum, the Titanic Quarter and The Waterfront Hall.

If you are looking for that 5* hotel experience in the capital of Northern Ireland, then The Merchant Hotel is the perfect hotel for your group or romantic getaway. This hotel has made our list as we have used in the past and have heard nothing but good reviews about the quality and quantity of this hotel. It may be down the spacious rooms, the mouthwatering food or the award winning cocktails and mocktails, whatever it may be it would be a shame to not include such an elegant and luxury hotel in our list. 

B&B's, Guesthouses & Townhouses:

In this section you will find our selection of Irish run Bed & Breakfasts, Luxury Guesthouses & Townhouses and some unique properties that we have used in the past. 

Each property will provide you with the genuine Irish feel and make you feel like you are at home, this is solely down to many of the list properties being run by Irish-families or have been in the family for many years .. Of course this list is not exhaustive and our travel professionals may have many more options to suit each and every person requirements. 

Ariel House Guesthouse is your home away from home in Dublin. Situated in the beautiful, leafy suburb of Ballsbridge, Ariel House is among Dublin’s finest guesthouses. This award-winning breakfasts, home baked afternoon tea and prime location, make for an exceptional stay at our elegant Victorian guesthouse in Dublin 4.

This Dublin guesthouse is made up of three charming Victorian buildings, lovingly restored yet still displaying distinct Victorian era features from the Flemish brick work to the ornate stained glass and sash windows. Ariel House offers superior accommodation in Dublin 4 with the perfect blend of classic style, elegance and modern amenities. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Dublin!

The Cliff Townhouse is a Dublin restaurant-with-rooms, located at 22 St Stephen’s Green – the centre of Georgian Dublin, close to Grafton Street’s upscale boutiques.

Their menus are overseen by CLIFF Executive Chef Martijn Kajuiter, who holds a Michelin Star at their sister property, Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, County Waterford. Martijn also oversees cuisine at our country retreat Cliff at Lyons, just a short drive from Cliff Townhouse.

Their five Dublin townhouse rooms have elegant Georgian proportions — and exude the soul of a private home rather than grand hotel, also on offer are the four elegant parkview rooms with a modern twist.

David and Margaret Kent welcome you to Foxmount, a Georgian country house bed and breakfast offering five-star accommodation near Waterford City. It is a place of beauty, peace and tranquility where visitors are thought of as friends and family. You’ll be made feel very much at ease at Foxmount Country House – their bed and breakfast is an ideal place to relax & enjoy the slower pace of country life. Foxmount Country House is on a dairy farm where guests are welcome to walk through the green fields & enjoy the country air & wild life. The Kent family have a great love for nature. The garden at Foxmount is traditionally laid out with manicured lawns, mature trees & shrubs.

The Harp is a spacious family run B&B just a five minute walk from Killarney town centre on the N71 en route to world renowned Muckross House & National Park. The perfect place to relax with four luxurious ensuite rooms designed and furnished with your comfort in mind. Wake up to the smell of fresh baking. The Harp boasts an extensive breakfast menu satisfying the most discerning palate. The National Event Centre (INEC) is less than a five minute walk which hosts many wonderful events and shows. We can arrange day trips for Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Gap of Dunloe, Blarney Castle or Cliffs of Moher. You can enjoy local amenities such as golf, fishing on the lakes & rivers, walking and cycling.  At the Harp, guests are their number one priority and we will do our utmost to ensure you have a pleasant enjoyable and memorable visit to Killarney.

The National Geographic Traveler described Dingle as “the most beautiful place on earth” and in this idyllic spot Heaton’s Guesthouse enjoys a superb location on the edge of the water with magnificent views of Dingle bay and Harbour, just a 5 minute walk to the heart of dingle town. Dining at this family run 4 star guesthouse will simply blow your taste buds away, Breakfast is prepared and served by Chef David, the breakfast is truly their speciality. Accommodation in Heaton’s is of the highest standard where cleanliness and warmth comes first and has been voted one of the best places to stay in Ireland.

Brack Tours Ireland Wild Atlandtic Way Pax Guesthouse DingleIf there is one place that embodies the serenity and physical beauty of Dingle, it’s the luxury of Pax House. Set against an idyllic sea view backdrop, life at Pax House enjoys a pace, rhythm and calmness of its own. The smallest of pampering touches, thoughtful service and stunning art, creating the warmth, cosyness and friendliness of a bed and breakfast but also the professionalism of a boutique hotel. All topped with breathtaking views, described as one of the top ten views in Ireland. The result is a restful retreat full of spacious areas and only minutes from down town Dingle.

The Old Presbytery has long been established as one of the premium providers of accommodation in Kinsale and has been run by the McEvoy family for over 20 years. The original Georgian house dates back to 1750 and this historic house has been elegantly restored, with each room having its individual personality. Enjoy free private parking, free wifi, superb breakfasts, stylish unique rooms and great personal service in an excellent location. The self-catering apartments are located in the newer annexe and are a popular choice for travelers seeking a “home from home”, a more laid-back experience and perhaps a longer stay. They offer space and privacy, free parking and WiFi in this great town centre location. Kinsale is a very picturesque town, which is steeped in history and has much to offer.

Your hosts, Philip and Noreen, are always on hand to offer advice and suggestions.

Sea Breeze Lodge is the first and only bed and breakfast in all of Galway and one of just a handful of luxury bed and breakfast operators in Ireland to be granted the coveted International Five Star award for B&B accommodation in 2015. Just 2.5 miles ( 4 km ) from Galway city center and boasting a prime position on the spectacular coastal road. The Bed and breakfast offers convenience, value and optimum comfort in this gorgeous destination. This 5 star bed and breakfast enjoys all the benefits you would expect to find in a luxury B&B or hotel, along with the outdoor pleasures of beautiful Galway Bay.

Experience hospitality at its best at this popular guest house, where we would be delighted to arrange tours and excursions for you. The seaside resort suburb of Salthill is also convenient for Golf courses, whilst Celtic Heritage lovers will find plenty of treasures to explore, including the Cliffs Of Moher, Connemara and the mystical Aran Islands.

Welcome to Shola Coach House B&B – a beautifully restored historic coach house dating back to c.1860 and set within a secluded and private rural location approximately 1 mile from Portrush town centre.  Stay at the award-winning boutique bed and breakfast accommodation in Portrush and enjoy:

  • First class service and hospitality
  • Spacious and elegant bedrooms with super king-size beds accompanied by ammenities
  • Private luxurious en suite facilities & complimentary premium bath products
  • Complimentary afternoon tea and home-baked goodies on arrival
  • Sumptuous breakfasts including the traditional Ulster Fry and home-baked bread as well as vegetarian and healthy options using local, organic and free range produce from award winning suppliers
  • Cosy guest lounge with real turf open fire
  • Outdoor terrace and courtyard set within stone walled gardens, mature trees, woodland area and lawn

Sinead & Pascal would like to extend to you a warm and hearty welcome to their home Twin Peaks, here in the quaint village of Doolin on the rugged west coast of Ireland. Twin Peaks is located at the rear of world-renowned Gus O’Connor’s Pub in Fisherstreet, just one mile from the harbour. Doolin is a great starting point for day trips. The Burren National Park is right at your doorstep, the Cliffs of Moher are less than 5 miles south of Doolin and a round of golf in Lahinch is less than 7 miles away. All of the bedrooms at Twin Peaks are en-suite and strictly non-smoking. Twin Peaks Bed & Breakfast Doolin has a friendly atmosphere with bright rooms and a generously spacious layout.

Self Catering Options:

In this section you will find our selection of Irish run Self-catering style Apartments, Cottages & Lodges many of which we have used for previous self drive & chauffeur driven tour packages.

Each property will provide you with the genuine Irish feel and make you feel like you are at home, this is solely down to many of the list properties being run by Irish-families or have been in the family for many years .. Of course this list is not exhaustive and our travel professionals may have many more options to suit each and every person requirements. 

*Please note that if you are interested in using self catering properties that this will not include any meals, however welcome hampers can be provided which include a range of food from breads, milk, breakfast packs etc*

Contemporary luxury in a lovingly restored Georgian setting. Cliff at Lyons hotel near Dublin, occupies a collection of historic village houses, a barracks, forge and mill situated on the Grand Canal in Kildare. They originally formed a lockyard, flanking the southernmost of two waterways connecting Dublin in the east of Ireland with the River Shannon in the west. The big house nearby was an important Irish estate, Lyons Demesne, belonging to an old Kildare dynasty. Irish soul, in the heart of the Kildare countryside. There are 40 rooms at Cliff at Lyons – all individually designed, spread out in a number of different historic buildings.

With its stunning location, Jameson Court Self Catering Holiday Homes in Galway is a superb base for exploring Galway, Connemara & the entire West of Ireland. The location of our self catering apartments couldn’t be better. Right in the heart of the beautiful Village of Salthill, you will find everything you need right on your doorstep. Galway City Centre is just a 20 minute walk away and there you can browse through the many boutiques and shops and sample the vibrant social scene. The city has an excellent selection of bars and restaurants offering a wide variety of food, music and entertainment. In Galway there is something to suit everyone. So if you are looking for the freedom and flexibility that comes with a self catering apartment and an ideally located base to explore all that Galway and the West coast of Ireland have to offer, then look no further.

A cluster of five luxury four star cottages nestled against the magnificent back drop of the Mourne Mountains, in a rural picturesque area close to the bustling seaside town of Newcastle.  A prime location for golf enthusiasts, hill walkers and hikers, with the Royal County Down Championship Links Golf Course only 10 minutes away and the Mourne Rambler bus route right on your doorstep! The spacious cottages are ideal for families or groups and can accommodate either 4 or 6 persons with a total of 24 beds. Surrounded by traditional stone ditches, and with a central green area, the cottages offer plenty of scope for children to play safely. The quaint interiors are finished to a very high standard and provide all the modern facilities expected whilst still retaining the old traditional charm.

What better way to explore the Fermanagh Lakelands than staying in one of the Killyhevlin Hotels’ 13 lakeside lodges idyllically situated on the shores of scenic Lough Erne. Each lodge is to a four star standard with a fully equipped kitchen, sitting room, bathroom, and two twin bedrooms sleeping up to a maximum of four. Lodge guests can also enjoy complimentary use of the Killyhevlin Health Club complete with indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna, steam room, kids pool and Technogym fitness suite. Private jetties are also available on request making it ideal for both boating and angling (subject to availability). Whether you’re thinking of planning a self-catering family break, weekend getaway or adventure break with friends the Killyhevlin Lodges are the perfect choice.

Limepark is an amazing georgian fortified farm which had its old farm buildings at incorporated into six self catering cottages which can accommodate up to 20 guests. Offering a variety of unique spaces from a romantic getaway cottage to a wee cottage ideal for a single person – perfect for peace to write. Families on holiday, guests with disabilities, corporate groups and wedding parties are all catered for. Creative guests can arrange to use the art studios, a classroom and gallery.

The Reserve at Muckross Park is located in the heart of Killarney National Park. A choice of newly refurbished Apartments with 2 bedrooms located beside the hotel. Each apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room & dining room area plus kitchen with all essentials including oven, microwave, fridge and Nespresso machine. All essentials, utensils, linen and towels are supplied. The self catering apartments are serviced every 3 days. The living area has large screen TV and sofas, there is free Wi-Fi internet in each apartment and free parking. The apartments can sleep up to 4 guests. Ideal for family summer holidays and group getaways. Adult guests can avail of free access to The Spa at Muckross with a vitality pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, outdoor hot tub and fitness suite (over 18 years). All guests have complimentary bike hire to explore the local area.

Park Place Apartments is Killarney’s top rated self-catering holiday facility in the heart of Killarney town. The complex is comprised of luxurious one and two bed-roomed self-catering apartments and townhouses. Discounted leisure and swimming pool facilities in the Killarney Towers Hotel, located 5 minutes walk of Park Place Apartments. Facilities include fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, bed linen, towels, electricity included. Luxury as standard. Ground floor apartments have a private patio area. Free secure underground car park. Free Wifi in selected apartments (limited coverage in courtyard townhouses).

Six exclusive 300 year old thatched holiday cottages nestle on the beach front on Ireland’s East Coast located right in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East. The Cottages Ireland offer luxury holiday accommodation in the peaceful, tranquil surroundings of large organic flower gardens. Enter into our secluded dreamy thatched hamlet with large organic flower gardens and be greeted at your holiday cottage with a warm Irish welcome, hot, home-made scones and jam. Each of our luxury holiday cottages has been lovingly renovated by owners Roger and Liz Pickett. The cottages provide an exceptionally high standard of self catering accommodation with stunning sea views or picturesque garden outlooks.

Luxury Irish Hotel Collections:

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