“Are there any hotels in Achill?!”
We receive emails asking about hotels in Achill on average 6 times per week, randomly enough. It start when we published a guide to the best things to do in Achill and it’s continued ever since.
The answer is yes, there are some hotels in Achill, and there’s lots of guesthouses, B&Bs and holiday homes, too, so you’ve plenty of options.
Below, you’ll find everything from the best hotels in Achill to some quirky places to stay and some homely accommodation.
Our favourite Achill Island accommodation
The first section of this guide tackles our favourite Achill Island accommodation, from the brilliant Achill Cottages to Pure Magic Lodge and much more.
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1. Achill Cottages
Located on Achill Sound just 50m from the sea, these four star luxury cottages have every home comfort from the fully equipped modern kitchen to the cosy turf fire in the sitting room.
Three bedrooms (one downstairs) sleep 6-7 guests and there’s a , private garden and off-road parking. Free Wi-Fi allows you to stay in touch with family and friends by posting photos and letting them know what they’re missing!
2. Ferndale Luxury Boutique Bed & Breakfast
This upscale luxury B&B in Keel has exceptionally high feedback. Chill out in luxuriously appointed rooms and suites with super king-size beds, 50-inch TVs and breathtaking views.
It’s the perfect adults-only retreat with themed bedrooms – take your pick from Venetian, Roman and Mayan to Arabian and Chinese! After a wonderful night’s sleep in a romantic four-poster enjoy a leisurely cooked breakfast with sea views.
3. Pure Magic Lodge
Pure Magic is a lively lodge in Slievemore with themed bedrooms showcasing international destinations. Ideal for outdoor adventurers, the lodge specialises in kitesurfing and watersports from the onsite activity centre which has qualified instructors.
After a busy day on the water, tuck into a delicious home-cooked meal in the restaurant or relax on the hammock enjoying stunning lake and beach vistas. And did we mention the location is Pure Magic?
Hotels in Achill Island
The next section of our guide tackles the best hotels in Achill Island. Now, as is the case with many islands in Ireland, there aren’t many hotels in Achill.
However, the ones that are there (there’s 3) are pretty damn good. Below, you’ll find the Strand, the Cliff House and one of the better-know hotels in Achill – Óstán Oileán Acla.
1. The Strand Hotel
Located right on Dugort Strand, this mid-range hotel has an unrivalled location close to the beach with free parking.
It includes a bar and restaurant as well as providing room service and free Wi-Fi. Spacious bedrooms are all equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, flatscreen TV and ensuite bathrooms.
2. Achill Cliff House Hotel and Restaurant
Overlooking Tramore Beach, Achill Cliff House and it’s one of the better-known hotels in Mayo. This is a modern three star hotel in Keel with free parking and an onsite restaurant specialising in locally sourced produce.
Stunning views are a given from this beachfront hotel. Just a short walk away are more local bars and village amenities. After a day’s hiking, you’ll welcome the chance to relax in the sauna.
3. Óstán Oileán Acla
Another highly recommended three star hotel, the Óstán Oileán Acla is located in Achill Sound. It is well-located for exploring the whole island starting with Kildamhnait Castle just 200m away.
Generously sized rooms are comfortably furnished and many have waterfront views to wake up to. Highly rated by guests, the hotel has a tour desk, bar, restaurant, buffet breakfast and a guest lounge along with free Wi-Fi.
More Achill Island accommodation with exceptional reviews
Now that we have the hotels in Achill out of the way, it’s time to have a nosey at some more Achill Island accommodation that has racked up great reviews over the years.
Below, you’ll find everything from Teach Cruachan Bed & Breakfast and Achill Isle House to Hy Breasal B&B and more.
1. Hy Breasal B&B
Hy Breasal is a neat dormer bungalow offering homely B&B and friendly service. This spacious Achill Sound property is surrounded by gardens and has three ensuite bedrooms including a family room, all with TVs.
There’s free parking and Wi-Fi. Shops and bars are in the nearby village. Bedrooms are clean and comfortable and the breakfast is hard to beat. Vegans catered for too!
2. Achill Isle House
With excellent ratings, Achill Isle House is a modern detached property in Newtown, Keel. It has five beautiful guest rooms, some with sea views. Bedrooms are spacious with comfortable beds.
Keel Beach is just 250 m away for enjoying a stroll before breakfast. There’s a choice of continental or cooked Irish breakfast served with attention to detail. Guests are welcome to relax in the lounge and beautiful garden.
3. Lakefield Gallery
The lovely Lakefield Gallery is another top-notch B&B with exceptional feedback. It has an art gallery on the property showcasing local artworks. Visitors love the peaceful location, garden, BBQ facilities and scenic views.
Two tastefully decorated double rooms boast private bathrooms with hairdryer and toiletries. A tasty breakfast is included in the price. The friendly hosts ensure a perfect stay in this outstanding location on the outskirts of Keel village.
4. Teach Cruachan Bed & Breakfast
Ideal for walkers, Teach Cruachan B&B is near Dooagh and offers stunning accommodation in a modern home with panoramic Atlantic coastal views.
Each boutique bedrooms is individually styled and furnished to a high standard and has Wi-Fi and mountain or sea views. Breakfast is served in the dining room and Keem Bay is just a 5-minute drive away.
5. Greystone House
Ideal for guests looking for privacy, Greystone House offers a warm welcome, a comfy guest lounge with fireplace and a garden offering mountain views for relaxing after a busy day.
It has just one double bedroom which is well furnished with satellite TV. The ensuite bathroom is modern and the beds is comfortable. A super-tasty breakfast is served in the dining room to start each day on a high.
6. Achill Water’s Edge
Beautifully furnished and in a stunning location, Achill Water’s Edge is a top rated B&B with comfy beds, according to past guests. Two double bedrooms are comfortably furnished with quality bed linen and tea/coffee making facilities are available in the dining room.
Breakfasts are highly rated making this a top place to stay near Dugort. There’s a bar and restaurant in Valley, just 0.5 km away. This is a fine spot if you fancy doing the Croaghaun Cliffs hike.
Achill Island holiday homes
There’s an endless number of well-located holiday homes, cottages and cosy apartments on Achill. Why not browse what’s available on the island on Booking.com?
You’ll be amazed at the variety of options, whether you’re looking for friendly village locations or remote hideaways with dramatic sea view.
Have you found your perfect Achill Island accommodation yet? We know you’ll have a wonderful experience.
The best accommodation and hotels in Achill Island: Where have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant accommodation and hotels in Achill Island 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!
Achill Island accommodation FAQs
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from what Achill Island accommodation is the best if you’re visiting for the first time to which is the cheapest.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
What is the best Achill Island accommodation?
My favourite Achill Island accommodation is Pure Magic Lodge, Achill Cottages and Ferndale Luxury Boutique Bed & Breakfast.
Are there many hotels in Achill?
There are a handful of hotels in Achill Island: Óstán Oileán Acla, Achill Cliff House Hotel and the Strand Hotel.
What are the most unique places to stay in Achill?
You could argue that the most unique Achill Island accommodation is Pure Magic Lodge, however, some of the holiday homes in Achill offer incredible views, too!
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.