If you’re in search of the best Dingle hotels, our Dingle accommodation guide will save you a lot of time.
In the guide below, you’ll discover the best accommodation in Dingle, from fancy hotels to gorgeous guesthouses and everything in-between.
Our favourite Dingle hotels
I’m going to kick things off by showing you some of our favourite Dingle hotels, from the brilliant Dingle Skellig to the often overlooked Dingle Bay. If you’re after self-catering accommodation, see our Dingle Airbnb guide.
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1. The Dingle Skellig
If you’re staying in Dingle, you want to be able to look out and see the famous Dingle Bay, and from the Dingle Skellig, the views are magnificent.
Watching the waves glisten under the morning sun while you have your breakfast is magical and sets you up for the day.
The service at this 4* hotel is certainly 5* as the staff can’t do enough to make sure your visit is enjoyable. The hotel is also a short walk from some of the best pubs in Dingle.
If you’re in search of Dingle hotels with a swimming pool on-site, you can’t go wrong with a night or two at the Falls.
2. The Dingle Bay
This is one of the few family-run hotel in Dingle, but unlike the stereotypical family-run hotels of old, this one is light, bright, and oh-so-modern.
Located close to the bustling Marina, you’re never short of exciting comings and goings, with many of the top restaurants in Dingle a short ramble away.
The customer service is terrific with friendly, chatty staff; there’s a real sense of Irish welcome here. Having a bar on the premises makes it easy to have a pint, and you can either eat in the bar or in the restaurant.
3. Dingle Benner’s (one of the best hotels in Dingle location wise)
Benner’s is arguably the best-known of the many Dingle hotels, and it boasts an Old-World charm that’s sure to please guests looking for comfort and relaxation.
There’s nothing false or forced about the genuine Irish hospitality on offer here, and you will most likely fall in love with the character (you can even sleep in a four-poster bed, if you wish).
As soon as you arrive, you’re off to a great start with a free carpark, a massive plus in the centre of busy Dingle. Couples love the intimate seating in the Bar, and the quiet places in the lobby and the rooms are spacious while still being cosy.
Unique Dingle accommodation
There’s lots of unique Dingle accommodation on offer, for those of you that fancy a night away with a difference.
Below, you’ll find places to stay in Dingle with incredible views, like Pax Guesthouse, and with a pool, like Fab View House.
1. Fab View House
Dingle accommodation doesn’t come much more delightful than the next place on our list. Just what it says on the tin, Fab View House is a bit of a steep 10-minute walk from Dingle town and offers fabulous 180-degree views of Dingle Harbour.
If you have spent the day sightseeing and/or hiking, you couldn’t pick a better place to return to. From the indoor pool to the steam and relaxation rooms and seaweed baths (booking required), there’s everything your aching muscles will love.
The rooms are stocked like a 5-star hotel = towels, bathrobes & slippers, Voya toiletries, and of course a mini-fridge and snacks and a coffee maker.
2. The Waterfront
Next up is a guesthouse that could go toe-to-toe with some of the best Dingle hotels. Welcome to the Waterfront!
Unusually for a guesthouse (or at least I think so), the Waterfront has a 24-hour concierge service and provides storage for guests’ luggage which can be a Godsend if you’re checking out before your sightseeing is finished.
The location is fantastic, being right in the heart of all the shops, restaurants, pubs etc. The rooms are exceedingly clean, always a bonus in these times, and Netflix is available on the Smart TVs.
3. Greenmount House
Only a 5-minute walk from Dingle town will take you to the luxury that is Greenmount House. Set quietly on an elevated position, you have a panoramic view of Dingle Bay.
Relax in one of the many areas around the house where you can sit and read (there’s a book exchange system) or take advantage of the cosy TV lounge.
Much of the food on offer is homemade, and it’s delicious. Like the rest of the house, the bedrooms are beautifully decorated, comfortable, and spacious; luxury is the aim, and it’s been carried off with style.
4. Pax Guesthouse (the most unique accommodation in Dingle)
This award-winning guesthouse is one of the most unique places to stay in Dingle, offering breathtaking views across the sea that make for a calm ambience.
This place blends the homely vibe of a bed and breakfast with all the style and attitude of a chic boutique hotel.
Just minutes from Dingle Town but isolated enough to feel like a true retreat, Pax Guesthouse is a stunning hotel that’s ideal for a romantic getaway.
Pax Guesthouse has been voted in the top bargain hotels worldwide by TripAdvisor users, so you know you’re going to get some serious bang for your buck at this swanky Dingle accommodation.
Other great places to stay and hotels in Dingle
The final section of our guide to the best hotels in Dingle is packed with some more great Dingle hotels and accommodation that have racked up great reviews online.
Below, you’ll find everything from Base and Hotel Ceann Sibeal to Short Strand B&B and some other gorgeous places to stay in Dingle.
1. Base Dingle
This is a relatively new boutique-style hotel in the centre of Dingle and is an excellent location for exploring the Peninsula.
Although room only, there are plenty of restaurants close by as well as a supermarket next door so you can stock up on snacks and water.
The rooms are on the large side of spacious, and the family room sleeps five. As well as the usual satellite TV, the Base supplies Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube. Free parking outside the hotel is a huge bonus and makes the visit even more affordable.
If you’re after boutique hotels in Dingle that boast a great location, BASE Dingle is well worth considering.
2. Hotel Ceann Sibeal (one of the most overlooked hotels in Dingle)
If you’re looking for location, this hotel about 20 minutes west of Dingle is just the ticket. It’s in Ballyferriter Village, which sits on Slea Head and is surrounded by Smerwick Harbour and gorgeous beaches.
The beds are big and comfortable, and with the quiet location, you can get a great sleep before and after heading out a long day’s hike.
The warm and welcoming atmosphere continues into the restaurant, and the food is plentiful and varied. Absolutely perfect for exploring the Dingle Peninsula; it’s a hotel you’ll want to visit again.
If you’re in search of cosy Dingle hotels that you won’t want to leave, Hotel Ceann Sibeal is worth a look (the review online are excellent!)
3. Ashes Seafood Restaurant Accommodation
The Ashe family have owned the Bar in this establishment since 1849. Now, with accommodation and a Restaurant, they can cater to a broader audience.
It might look like a pub from the outside, but inside, the restaurant is filled with a lovely ambience in a rustic setting. The food is fresh and tasty is not doing it justice. The John Dory. The oysters. The Chowder!
All are scrumptious. Although the Inn is small, the bedrooms are large and comfortable with a mini-fridge, a kettle, and a coffee machine included. Just minutes away from the Marina, this is an excellent Dingle location.
4. Dingle Centre Townhouse
For anyone looking to be self-sufficient, this 3-bedroom townhouse is perfect. Filled with comfort and character right in the heart of the action but still quiet and peaceful, you’ll enjoy a very relaxing break.
From the moment you arrive and are greeted with a welcome pack full of local produce, you’ll feel at home, especially when you see the secluded courtyard where you can enjoy your morning coffee or evening wine.
Your host is friendly and welcoming without being intrusive, and with lots of activities on your doorstep, you’ll be dragging your feet when you have to leave.
5. Short Strand
A 2-minute drive from Dingle town brings you to Short Strand B&B. Two minutes in the opposite direction takes you to the beach.
How could you go wrong? Stunning views from the house accompany your breakfast, and the ensuite rooms are big and comfortable.
It’s the breakfast though that guests rave about. From the traditional Full Irish to salmon, pancakes, fruit, and cheese, you’d have to stay a week to sample it all.
If you’re in search of cosy Dingle accommodation, you can’t go wrong with a night at the Short Strand.
6. Barr Na Sraide Inn (very cosy Dingle accommodation)
This Main Street staple is a cracking B&B for couples and families looking to soak up all the ambience of Dingle town centre.
The exterior may look like a traditional Irish pub, but inside the Barr Na Sraide Inn is pure modern class.
Rooms are contemporary and luxurious, with flat-screen televisions and local art adorning the walls.
Head downstairs for breakfast in the light and airy dining room before unwinding with a perfectly poured pint of the black stuff of an evening in front of a roaring fire.
7. Hillgrove Guesthouse
Located at the foot of Conor Pass just a short stroll from Dingle town is Hillgrove Guesthouse, a lovely little spot whose modern rooms make for a comfortable stay.
The blend of traditional and modern decor at Hillgrove is what strikes you upon arrivals, with the vibe just the right side of homely.
The lounge and bar area is perhaps the best thing about this hotel, with grand Chesterfield couches and an extensive cocktail list the likes of which you simply won’t find elsewhere.
What places to stay in Dingle have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant places to stay in Dingle from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
Frequently asked questions about the best Dingle hotels and accommodation
Since publishing a guide to the best things to do in Dingle a few years back, we’ve received heaps of questions about where to stay in Dingle.
Below, I’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. Have a question that we haven’t tackled? Let me know in the comments.
What are the best Dingle hotels for a weekend break?
When it comes to Dingle hotels, you can’t go wrong with the Dingle Skellig, the Dingle Bay and the Benners hotel.
What Dingle accommodation is the most unique?
If you’re after unique places to stay in Dingle, Pax Guesthouse and Fab View are two great options.
What Dingle hotels have a pool?
If you’re in search of Dingle accommodation with a pool, look no further than Fab View and the Dingle Skellig.
Norah is a writer and self-publisher of fiction and non-fiction. She adores the excitement of unknown places and together with several locations in Ireland, has, over 21 years, made her home in London, The Hague and New Zealand, returning to Ireland with her Kiwi rescue dog Barney, in tow.