Limerick is a vibrant city that offers regular arts events, music nights and performances so there are plenty of good reasons to choose a hotel close to the city centre. For atmosphere the Georgian part of town boasts a certain period charm but a hotel overlooking the River Shannon offers the most romantic views.
If you’re looking for something a little quieter away from happening heart of it all, your best bet is to head for the surrounding countryside. Don’t worry; you’ll in no way end up stranded with the town is just a short car journey away – and the countryside plenty to offer.
There are some wonderful luxury hotels and converted farmhouses to be found, but being on a budget is not a barrier to taking in the views and enjoying the tranquillity. There are plenty of guesthouses and self-catering cottages available where you can really make yourself at home.
Hotels by the River Shannon
Ireland’s tallest hotel may afford wonderful views over the Shannon, and offer pool, spa and pampering facilities too, but it’s not all about imperial grandeur by the river: there are plenty of equally impressive boutique hotels nestling by the waterfront and budget guesthouses too.
The graceful river offers a picturesque backdrop to your stay in Limerick but the excitements of the centre are less than a 5-minute stroll away. You can enjoy a restful, romantic night in or a lively night out as the mood takes you.
Hotels in the Limerick Countryside
The countryside around Limerick offers you even more ways to enjoy the best of both worlds. A short half hour drive will place you directly in the lap of luxury. The pretty, historic village of Adare is enchanting by itself, but it is also home to a 5 star luxury hotel, complete with golf course and a stunningly beautiful setting. There are other options in Adare which will suit those on a lower budget, and wherever you stay you will benefit from the accessibility of Limerick and the beauty of your hotel’s surroundings.
Family Hotels in Limerick
Travelling outside the city centre of Limerick also opens up the spaces for family fun and you will find hotels with fitness centres for the health-conscious mums and dads and play pools for the energetic children. What’s more many of these hotels still determinedly cling to the upstream banks of the river to the northeast of Limerick.
Budget Hotels in Limerick
Limerick is not all extravagant hotels though; there are plenty of budget options that range from student rooms that are rented out over the summer to visitors, as well as
hostels, B&Bs and cheerful guesthouses that are waiting to welcome you to the city.
Wherever you choose to stay it is almost impossible not to enjoy your time in Limerick, so find that flight, pick your accommodation and book yourself into some much needed fun.