There’s some incredible hotels in Wexford.
From pure extravagence, like Monart, to family-friendly spots, like Amber Springs, this county boasts some mighty accommodation.
In the guide below, you’ll discover the best hotels Wexford has to offer, with something to suit most budgets.
What we think are the best hotels in Wexford Town and beyond
1. Whitford House Hotel
Whitford House Hotel is the #1 Trip Advisor choice in Wexford. Family operated, this 4-star hotel has first class facilities and is located just 3 miles from the historic town of Wexford. It has 36 bedrooms, all luxurious and spacious with tasteful decor and high quality linens. Enjoy garden views or upgrade to Superior Standard for a balcony or bay window with seating. You can even book a family room or Lodge accommodation. Start the day with a swim or workout in the award-winning Health and Leisure Club before tucking into breakfast in the Seasons Restaurant.
2. Ferrycarrig Hotel
Set on the waterfront, the Ferrycarrig Hotel is truly special. All 102 plush guestrooms are well appointed and you’ll wake up to breathtaking views of the River Slaney Estuary. Opt for a balcony or French doors for the ultimate experience. There are family rooms and a Kid’s Club as well as an Adults Only floor for those wanting to get away from it all. Gourmet dining can be savoured in the Dry Dock Bar or bistro-style Reeds Restaurant with its beautiful surroundings. There’s an onsite Leisure Centre with 20m pool, gym and Wellness Spa. What’s not to like at the Ferrycarrig?
3. Killiane Castle
Stay in a real Irish Castle! Killiane Castle Hotel combines history and charm with modern luxury, surrounded by scenic Wexford countryside. The 17th country house adjoins an older Norman Castle with stunning views from the tower. Elegantly furnished rooms and suites have a host of modern conveniences including Wi-Fi, TV, hairdryer and even electric blankets. The breakfast buffet is a feast of local produce including eggs from the hotel’s own chickens. Guests can stroll the Farm Walking Trail, try the Footgolf Course, Driving Range or play tennis and croquet. Ideally located for exploring Wexford, Johnstown Castle, Hook Peninsula and pretty Kilmore Quay.
4. The Riverside Park Hotel
Another waterside gem, the 4-star Riverside Park Hotel in Wexford offers modern luxury accommodation overlooking the River Slaney. Designed for supreme comfort this contemporary hotel has 100 stylish rooms featuring soft mood lighting and a calming colour palette. Make use of the swimming pool, spa treatments and leisure facilities while kids enjoy their own playground and pool. This award-winning wedding venue is renowned for its dining in the Alamo and Moorings Restaurant where locally sourced produce features high on the menu. Where better to enjoy a weekend break and a little pampering!
5. Clayton Whites Hotel
Relax in comfort at Clayton Whites Hotel in the heart of historic Wexford town. Whether you’re looking for a romantic break, a business stay or a family getaway, Clayton Whites has a full range of beautifully furnished rooms. Guests have full use of a spa and pool along with the state-of-the-art Vitae Leisure Centre. The Terrace Restaurant is a sought-after place to dine with floor-to-ceiling windows and serene courtyard views. Enjoy a tasty breakfast, cooked to order. There’s also buffet dining and a la carte choices. Lighter fare is always available in the Red Bean Roastery. Evenings start and end in one of the hotel’s well-stocked bars.
6. Talbot Hotel
Four star comforts are assured at the contemporary Talbot Hotel in Wexford. Rooms are artistically decorated and furnished with deep mattresses, tea/coffee makers, marble bathrooms and plasma screen TV. Just 2 minutes walk away is Wexford’s main street with shops, boutiques, restaurants and galleries. Upgrade to a sea view room or river suite for the ultimate stay and make use of the Fitness Centre and pool during your stay. Start the evening with cocktails in the friendly Ballast Bank Bar before moving into the Oyster Lane Restaurant for fine dining with superior service.
Hotels in Wexford near the beach
Known as the Jewel in Irish Tourism, Kelly’s Resort Hotel and Spa is one of the oldest and best independent luxury hotels. Family run for five generations, it offers a truly special stay right on Rosslare’s sandy beach. From guest rooms and suites to family rooms, all the accommodation is top notch. The relaxed ambience and first class service extends to the restaurant and SeaSpa. The resort is home to two of Wexford’s top restaurants, La Marine Bistro and the Beaches Restaurant, while the wine cellar is hard to rival. With nightly entertainment, this four star resort is hard to beat.
2. Fort Conan Hotel
Fort Conan Hotel is located in the lovely coastal village of Duncannon overlooking the sandy beach. Start the day with a walk along the seafront and view the little harbour dominated by the large fort. There are plenty more historic landmarks nearby including Loftus Hall which offers guided tours and a spine-chilling history. Comfortably furnished rooms are light and well furnished; breakfast in the Wild Rose Cafe is included in the price. Located in Ireland’s Ancient East, the hotel is the perfect base for exploring Hook Head, the John F. Kennedy Arboretum and Dunbrody Famine Ship, among other fascinating Wexford attractions.
3. The Wooden House Hotel
Overlooking Kilmore Quay, the Wooden House Hotel is a charming place for a relaxing break by the sea. Refurbished in 2019, the upgraded rooms, studios and apartments are bright and comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Dine well on local seafood in the restaurant or sample a delicious Irish steak with all the trimmings. They also do burgers, tasty sandwiches and sweet treats along with speciality coffees. It’s ideally located for a family holiday or a weekend break enjoying the fresh sea air, scenic walks and nearby attractions around Wexford
4. Hotel Curracloe
Enjoying a beautiful coastal location, Hotel Curracloe is just a 5 minute drive from Wexford town attractions. It’s also a quick hop from the gorgeous Blue Flag sandy beaches stretching from Raven Point to Ballinesker. Rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished for the ultimate comfort in this family-run establishment. After a busy day of sightseeing, relax in the Tavern Bar or refuel in the Blake Restaurant with a meal of hearty local fare at affordable prices. Try the fresh Catch of the Day, Irish Choice Cut Steaks and Grilled Bacon Chops in Dijon Sauce. Yum! Plan to dine at the Sunday Carvery, which is the largest in the south-east, for a memorable feast.
Spa hotels in Wexford
Enjoy an escape at The Monart, a luxury destination spa hotel listed in the “Top 10 Hotels in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes Magazine and TripAdvisor. Nestled in 100 unspoilt acres of Wexford countryside, it has 68 deluxe bedrooms and suites with peaceful lake or woodland views. Ireland’s only destination spa, the Monart boasts a thermal suite, steam room, outdoor Finnish sauna, caldarium and hydrotherapy pool. Fifteen treatment rooms stand ready with an impressive range of massages and treatments for the ultimate relaxation. Enjoy upscale dining in the opulent Michelin recommended restaurant beneath glittering chandeliers. It’s the ultimate paradise.
2. Seafield Hotel
The smart refurbished Seafield Hotel and Spa Resort is a breathtaking place to relax and chill. The award-winning Ocea Spa offers hours of indulgent pampering in 15 treatment rooms, thermal suites and the hydrotherapy pool. Spend time in the sunken spa garden after a delicious lunch in the Spa Cafe. First class service is matched by exquisite gourmet dining in the award-winning Beatha Restaurant with chef prepared delicacies tantalising the taste buds. Beautifully furnished rooms round off the exceptional amenities with big soft mattresses, TV, desk, tea/coffee, bathrobes, fancy toiletries and slippers. All this and stunning views too.
3. Amber Springs
For a luxury hotel and health spa break, Amber Springs offers a warm welcome. Set in picturesque gardens, it’s a 5-minute stroll to Gorey Town main street and equally close to stunning sandy beaches. As well as having a fabulous Cocoon Spa with swimming pool, hydrotherapy and fitness studio, the hotel is very family-friendly. Youngsters can enjoy supervised activities, go-karting, archery and games at the Amber Kid’s Club. There’s also a Jungle Gym, Playzone and Showtime Cinema so you’ll hardly see them! Teens will love the cool Gaming Room and Oasis with pool table, foosball and air hockey. Multiple dining options include the BBG Bar Bistro, Kelby’s Restaurant, Farina Italian Garden Restaurant and Farmhouse Burger.
Luxury, boutique and 5 star hotels in Wexford
1. Wilton Castle
Standing on the banks of the Boro River, Wilton Castle is surrounded by park and woodland, much like the original fortified tower back in 1247. After careful restoration, this traditional turreted castle is now a luxury hotel at Bree with stunning suites furnished in grand style. Each historic room has a fireplace with cosy woodburner stove and quality handpicked furniture including a sofa and dining table. There’s a separate bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Stay a night or two, or invite family and friends and book the whole castle for an unforgettable stay!
2. Marlfield House Hotel
Staying at the exquisite Marlfield House hotel is like no other luxury boutique hotel experience. This historic country house is set in 26 acres of woodland, lake and gardens. Awarded Hotel of the Year 2020 (Georgina Campbell’s pick) it focuses on environmental practices and is a haven of tranquility. Savour every moment in your bedroom with its rich fabrics, king-size bed, elegant furniture and marble bathroom. Look out across the garden or lake and spot peacocks, hens, ponies, birds and other wildlife. The Turner-style conservatory houses the award-winning restaurant while The Duck is the place for cocktails and European-influenced cuisine.
Kilmokea Country Manor and Gardens is a slice of boutique paradise in the glorious Wexford countryside. Everything from the beautiful gardens to the “Best Tea Room in the World” deliver a warm glow of satisfaction. Return from a day’s walking and exploring to wallow in the Jacuzzi or swim in the heated pool. The Patterdale Spa offers holistic aromatherapy treatments for the ultimate unwinding. Bedrooms are equally inviting and comfortable, some with over-bed canopy or even a four poster bed! Breakfast and lunch can be enjoyed in the conservatory while a three-course dinner menu is served in the Peacock Dining Room.
4. Dunbrody Country House Hotel
Dunbrody Country House Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel on the dramatic Hook Peninsula near Wexford. Family owned and operated, this historic 1830s Georgian residence is all about indulgence. Foodies will appreciate the gourmet restaurant and champagne seafood bar. There’s even a Cookery School onsite. Late breakfasts are thoughtfully served until noon. Airy rooms and suites are tastefully filled with rich fabrics and antique furnishings. For more privacy book the Cosy Cabin, a woodland retreat which enjoys stunning sunsets across the valley.
Gillian Birch is a travel writer and published author. She has travelled the world and uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many travel experiences, particularly those that involved adventures in Ireland.