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Reviewed on 20 Jul 2017
For those planning a family break, a romantic weekend away or perhaps a golf or fishing holiday, the small but vibrant town of Ballina in County Mayo is a great place to stay. Balancing the wonder of the Irish countryside with an animated culture and nightlife, Ballina also boasts a great selection of eateries, hotels and bed and breakfasts.
With a heritage dating back to the 14th century, Ballina is a fascinating blend of past and present. Eat in first-rate restaurants overlooked by ruins, or contemporary cafes under the grand Cathedral. Ballina’s past is evident everywhere you look and you’ll even find it in the town’s eclectic range of hotels and bed and breakfasts, many of which are located in historic buildings.
Your accommodation in Ballina will always be close to the action. A small town with a compact centre, Ballina nevertheless has a mix of modern and heritage hotels all centrally located, on the banks of the River Moy.
You’ll find some gems on offer in this historic riverside town, boasting big city chic with countryside views. From family-run, family friendly hotels to accommodation for that romantic weekend you’ve been meaning to book – you’re sure to find a hotel that meets all your needs.
If a swanky hotel isn’t for you, why not check into one of Ballina’s friendly bed and breakfast? Most of the B&Bs here are approved by the Irish Tourist Board, so you can rest assured that you’ve landed in a safe spot. The locals are extremely warm and welcoming, and your host will undoubtedly be able to offer some top tips about the area. Often with stunning gardens and always with unobstructed country views, a bed and breakfast is a great way to enjoy Ballina.
Popular for fishing on the River Moy or the nearby Lough Conn, Ballina also houses an 18-hole golf course. Add to this the local athletics club, which hosts an annual triathlon, and Ballina fast becomes a hot spot for outdoor sports. Maybe you’re taking part, or you’re coming to enjoy one of Ballina’s annual festivals, such as the annual Salmon Festival. Whatever your reason for visiting, make sure you book your hotel early – hotels book up fast, especially during the summer season.
Experience the very best of Irish hospitality by booking accommodation in the small but sparkling town of Ballina. Look for a hotel or hostel online today, and let Expedia help you find the best deal.