10 great family hotels in Ireland

Are you searching for a list of suitable family accommodation throughout Ireland for your Irish family staycation? You’ve found it!

Are you searching for a list of suitable family accommodation throughout Ireland for your Irish family staycation?
You’ve found it! We’ve compiled a list of some of the great family friendly hotels that actively target families with children, so you can be sure of an excellent Cead Mile Failte and are happy that you’re booking with a hotel that welcomes children. We'll be adding to this list in the next few weeks and months...
Enjoy reading Family Friendly HQ’s list of good quality family accommodation throughout the country, and we hope this helps make your search a little easier!
  • Kelly’s Resort & Spa, Wexford
Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa in Co. Wexford is one of Ireland’s leading 4-star luxury resort hotels. Uniquely situated along 5 miles of safe sandy beach this famous family resort is a favourite with every generation
  • Faithlegg House Hotel & Golf Club, Waterford
Located just outside Waterford city with easy access to surrounding beaches of Dunmore east and Tramore. This hotel offers a leisure centre : 17m swimming pool and fully equipped gym. Kids club opens July and August and there is a newly built playground at rear of hotel. Self–catering options on site 1 2 and 3 bedroom houses are also available. https://www.facebook.com/FaithleggHouseHotel?fref=ts
  • The Quality Hotel Clonakility, Cork
The Award Winning Quality Hotel Clonakility is just a short stroll from Clonakility town and offers a range of accommodation from spacious rooms to family rooms, apartments & holiday homes.
  • Fota Island Resort, Cork
Fota Island Hotel and Luxury Spa in Cork offers inviting and sumptuous interiors. The contemporary external styling of Fota Island Hotel & Spa surrounds what can only be described as an indulgent and truly sumptuous interior. It offers superb views of the surrounding woodlands and golf courses while also providing spacious hotel bedrooms that are supremely comfortable and ideal for families. They also provide luxury Self Catering Accommodation for those who want more space or to take life at their own pace.
  • The Ardilaun Hotel , Galway
The Ardilaun Hotel Galway offers luxury 4 Star Galway Accommodation in a tranquil setting with facilities for children including Kids Activity Club during school holidays, babysitting on request, swimming pool and children’s menu.
  • Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone
In the heart of Ireland’s Lake District Hodson Bay Hotel & Spa is only five minutes from Athlone town centre, located just 1 hour from Dublin and Galway. The Hodson Bay Hotel is the perfect family holiday destination with entertainment for everyone in the family.
They have a fully supervised Kids Activity Camp and offer the following activities for families: Boat Trip, Kayaking, Sailing, Spa Treatment voucher, Round of Golf, Bowling, Archery, Pellet Gun Shooting and many more.
  • Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen
Lough Erne Resort, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, is the first AA and NITB Five Star Hotel in Northern Ireland. The Resort is set on its very own 600 acre peninsula, between Castle Hume Lough and Lower Lough Erne, just outside Enniskillen, with stunning panoramic views from almost every vantage point. They offer Cygnets at Lough Erne, the ‘BIG’ Experience for their younger Guests (0-11 years) combined with warm, friendly and attentive service.
  • The Osprey Hotel, Kildare
The Osprey Hotel and Spa in Kildare is only 35 minutes from Dublin and has many family friendly attractions on the doorstep. The Osprey offers contemporary style accommodation for families with a choice of rooms.
  • Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, Kerry
Situated just a stone’s throw from the beautiful town of Kenmare in County Kerry, the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort is the perfect location for a family break. The complex comprises of Hotel bedrooms and Self-Catering Holiday Homes. The Leisure Centre features a 20m swimming pool, kids’ pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a fully-equipped gym. The Hotel runs a kids club daily during School holidays, and Saturdays and Bank Holiday Sundays only at all other times.
  • The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney
The family-friendly Gleneagle Hotel offers fantastic leisure facilities, family entertainment and genuine hospitality – all without stepping beyond the front door!
With a selection of family rooms and suites as well as spacious two-bedroom apartments, The Gleneagle can cater for families big and small. There is a choice of bars and restaurants and both the Ballroom and adjacent INEC regularly host superb concerts and family shows.

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