Accommodation in Ireland

Ireland offers tourists a wonderful selection of hotels, b and b’s, self catering accommodation. Hotels in Ireland range from small quaint Irish hotels and often family run b and b premises, to the larger international hotel chains, to the up market historical castle accommodation.
Ireland offers a comprehensive selection of guesthouse accommodation. Many of the guesthouses are akin to smaller hotels. Guesthouse accommodation often boast home cooking as their uniqueness. The traditional Irish breakfast with freshly baked brown bread has often provided enough sustenance to see many a tourist through the day.
The self catering category of accommodation covers a variety of premises in urban and rural areas, ranging from modern bungalows, old converted houses, ‘semi-detached’ two-storey houses to group schemes of purpose-designed units.

Summary of hotel classification descriptions
The following are the hotel classification descriptions:
Five Star ; These include Ireland’s most luxurious hotels, all of which are of high international standards. They range from elegant, stately castles to prestigious country clubs and top class city hotels catering for both the business and tourist. All guest accommodation is luxurious and spacious suites are available.

Four Star; These hotels include contemporary hotels of excellent quality and charming period houses renovated to a very high standards complete with all modern comforts. All guest accommodation is of high standard and half suites are usually available.

Three Star ; These range from small, family-operated hotels to larger, modern hotels. Guest rooms are well decorated with the emphasis on comfort and all have private bathrooms with a bath and/or shower.

Two Star ; These are more likely to be family-operated hotels, selected for their charm and their comfortable facilities. All guest rooms have a telephone and most have a private bathroom with a bath and/or shower.

One Star ; Here you can enjoy the comforts of a pleasantly simple hotel where a warm welcome prevails. These premises offer all the mandatory services and facilities to a satisfactory standard, necessary for a most enjoyable and relaxed visit.

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