Dingle hotels are a cozy place to stop and rest during a driving tour of County Kerry, in southwestern Ireland. The Dingle Peninsula is the island’s westernmost point and is a popular tourist destination for people seeking scenic views of the striking coastline. Accommodation in Dingle is affordable, whether you’re looking for hotels or bed and breakfasts. You can make a reservation in advance or take your luck on finding a bed and breakfast, but either way you’ll be glad you ventured into this beautiful corner of County Kerry.
Dingle B&Bs are often locally owned and can be a great introduction to local culture. Dingle is in a Gaeltacht, meaning that it is one of Irish-speaking areas of the country. Over a full Irish breakfast in the morning you will be more exposed to local culture than you would be in the more urban areas of Ireland. Many Dingle B&Bs are actually private homes that have been converted to accommodate guests. Expect families to live in a certain section of the B&B. Prices can vary depending on the number of guests and length of stay, but the nightly price always includes breakfast.
There are many Dingle B&Bs to choose from including Bay Watch B&B, Browne’s Country Home, Fiuise B&B, Garvey’s Farmhouse B&B, Hazelbrook B&B, Russell’s B&B, and more. From Dingle Town to the surrounding countryside, these B&Bs are affordable options for overnight accommodation. Expect to pay between 30 and 100 euros per night for a B&B, depending on the location and amenities. If you want to be walking distance from the gourmet restaurants of Dingle, choose a B&B that is located in the town. If you don’t mind driving to your evening meal, you may be able to save more money by choosing accommodation in Dingle outside of the village.
Dingle hotels are another option. Dingle Bay Hotel is located right in the heart of this fishing village. The hotel is family owned is home to a bar called Paudie’s and a restaurant called Long’s. Rates for this hotel include bed and breakfast, and range from 45 to 85 euros per night. Waking up at Dingle hotels you will be able to explore the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula, hike Mount Brandon, play golf, or go horseback riding on the beaches. From archaeological sites to fishing to traditional music in the pubs, accommodation in Dingle will be only the beginning of exploring this fascinating corner of Ireland.
Other options for Dingle peninsula hotels include Dingle Benners Hotel (pictured). Known for elegance and old-world charm, this hotel has 52 rooms and its own bar. The Dingle Skellig Hotel is nearby and has an award-winning restaurant, Coastguard Kerry Restaurant. This is known as one of the best restaurants in Kerry; it is renowned for its locally-caught seafood. Another affordable option for accommodation is the Lantern Townhouse. Wherever you spend the night in Dingle, you’ll be glad you ventured out into the west of Ireland to see the landscapes the island has become famous for. After exploring Dingle, continue to see other famous places in County Kerry, including Killarney and Kenmare.