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From luxurious stays in country houses, to stylish boutique glamping, there is a huge variety of accommodation in the Midlands, whether your visit is for work, play or relaxation. From spa resorts to budget breaks, there is a treasure trove in the Midlands to choose from.
The Midlands region is home to hotels to suit every taste and budget. In addition to the above, the region features everything from urban town centre hotels, relaxed country hotels, destination wedding venues, unique Castles and Great Houses, and large hotels suited to business and conferences.
Family-run guesthouses are situated throughout the region. From quaint cottages, to country houses and everything in between, there is something for everyone, from unique wedding venues to perfect weekend getaways.
Bespoke destinations for Glamping and Camping are popping up all over the region, from lakeside yurts, to converted buses and vans, all offering something different and unique for your stay. Read more in our Feature Article below
Ireland’s Blue Book is a romantic collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants. Five properties in the region are included in the Guide.
Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Ballyfin Demense is a luxury 5-Star destination of tranquillity and great natural beauty. Stone walls enclose 614 acres of parkland, a lake and ancient woods, delightful garden buildings, follies and grottoes abound. The house itself has long been admired as the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland, and over the last decade the magnificent estate has been painstakingly restored to become a small hotel like no other.
You’ll feel the difference the moment you get to the Wineport. More home than a hotel, Wineport is a luxury lodge with a unique sense of cosiness and comfort at every turn. Nestled on the banks of Lough Ree, in a tranquil, country setting surrounded by water and native woodland, Wineport Lodge is exceptional in style and casual luxury. With hosts who instinctively ensure your every need is met, here luxury and comfort come wrapped in easy humour and effortless hospitality.
Located in the heart of Ireland, Castle Durrow is regarded as one of Ireland's hidden gems. Built in 1716, this magnificent 300 year old mansion has been fully restored to its former glory, with all rooms elegantly and individually designed by Shelly and Peter Stokes with family heirlooms and antiques dotted around the building. The original cantilevered grand staircase is located in the west wing of the mansion, lit by a magnificent stained-glass window.
Discover this boutique gem, a secret tucked away in the heart of Ireland. This magnificent 17th century manor is complemented by its incredible countryside surroundings, and by the four acres of meticulously-maintained garden that surround it. Within the manor you’ll find a place of character, with open fires, beautiful furniture, fresh flowers and Irish literature. The manor retains its stately, historic charm, and blends it with thoughtful renovation that incorporates modern comfort.
For a truly unique Blue Book stay, the Shannon Princess is a luxury hotel barge that cruises on the fabled River Shannon in Ireland. Family-run by the Gibbons family, the Shannon Princess is the perfect way to explore what the river and her loughs have to offer. Guests onboard will enjoy all the indulgent comforts of their own private floating luxury hotel.
Nestled in 400 acres of beautiful historic forest just five kilometres from Ballymahon, Longford Forest is the first Center Parcs village in Ireland. You’ll find plenty of activities, restaurants and accommodation options tucked away amongst the trees, offering everything you need for a perfect short break. Already winning many awards, including Spa of the Year, Activity Provider of the Year and Pet-Friendly Stay of the Year.
A short stay at Ballintubbert is a luxuriant place for relaxation. The former home of cinematic greats Sir John Hurt & Sebastian Shaw, the birthplace of poet laureate C. Day-Lewis, Ballintubbert’s rich theatrical & literary history is inspirational while calmative. Boutique Camping is also on site with luxurious canvas Yurts. The House was recently voted as a Wedding Venue of the Year.
Crackling campfires, quirky accommodation, and a friendly welcome, at Glamping Under The Stars you’ll experience some of the best glamping in Ireland with fairytale gorgeous, grass-roofed ‘hobbit house’ to classic glamping in a bell tent, wood lodge, or shepherd’s hut. Recently voted as a Camping/Glamping destination of the year.
Ardmore Country House Bed and Breakfast in Kinnitty near the Slieve Bloom Mountains is a real treat for anyone looking for a refreshing and authentic Irish experience. Savour the flavour of great home produced food, cosy bedrooms, relax and rest in high-quality accommodation, recently voted one of Ireland’s best B&B’s
Glasson Lakehouse destination hotel & golf resort is an imaginative retreat perfectly located for you to explore the best of Ireland’s hidden heartlands, just moments from the quaint village of Glasson and nestled on the tranquil shores of the Lough Ree, recently voted a Dog Friendly destination of the Year.
To discover all of the accommodation options in the Midlands region, select from the counties below to view the full directory of fantastic accommodation options.