If you’re in search of the best B&Bs and hotels in Killaloe, our Killaloe hotels guide will be right up your street!
Killaloe is a popular destination for tourists in search of lough walks, bike rides, scenic drives, gourmet food and a delightful small-town ambience.
In the guide below, you’ll find everything from Airbnbs and hotels in Killaloe to B&Bs, guesthouses and some unique accommodation in Killaloe.
Our favourite accommodation and hotels in Killaloe
The first section of the guide contains our favourite accommodation and hotels in Killaloe. These are places that one of the Irish Road Trip team has stayed in and raved about.
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1. The Killaloe luxury pods
Beautifully decorated and furnished with many thoughtful extras, the word “luxury” really does apply to these Killaloe luxury glamping pods.
Located on the shores of Lough Derg in Annacarriga, guests are wowed with the modern lodge-style pods and open-plan living room with floor-to-ceiling windows framing serene lough views.
There’s a modern kitchen and bathroom and a comfy double bed. Throw in the private deck and hot tub and you can see why this is regarded as one of the best places to go glamping in Clare.
As well as free parking, guests receive a breakfast tray of tasty ingredients to create a mouthwatering Irish breakfast.
2. The Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Centre
If you’re in search of Killaloe hotels, you’ve found it – there’s only the one, but it packs a fine punch! Gazing across the scenic waters of Lock Derg, the Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Centre promises four star pampering in an outstanding location.
Built in 1894, this upscale Ballina hotel offers stately rooms with plush furnishings, flatscreen TVs and tea and coffee-making facilities.
Start the day in the Leisure Centre with its fully equipped gym and heated indoor swimming pool.
Return from a day’s sightseeing to a satisfying gourmet meal in the Derg Room Restaurant, one of the many great restaurants in Killaloe, before retiring for a comfortable night’s sleep.
3. Blossom Hill Bed and Breakfast
A warm and friendly welcome awaits at Blossom Hill B&B where guests can book the whole house. It has 4 ensuite bedrooms all with TV and Wi-Fi – perfect for groups and family gatherings of up to 9 guests.
This luxury B&B offers all the comforts of home with a sitting room, dining room, quality bedding and modern bathrooms.
Located in a scenic area on the outskirts of Killaloe, it has large well-planted gardens for relaxing. Free-range hens provide fresh eggs for the sumptuous breakfast cooked to perfection by your hosts. Now that’ll do nicely!
4. Lakeside Holiday Homes
Lakeside Holiday Homes are a cluster of modern homes in the shores of Lough Derg and just a short walk into the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina.
These 3-bedorom luxury houses are ideal for 6 guests to relax in their own private space. There’s an open-plan living/dining room and a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher for taking care of breakfast, snacks and family meals.
The homes have a double ensuite and a twin bedroom on the ground floor with another double bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. Onsite parking, picnic table and kiddies’ playground round off the amenities.
More hotels and accommodation in Killaloe with great reviews
So, while there aren’t many hotels in Killaloe, there are plenty of beautiful guesthouses and B&Bs, many of which could go toe-to-toe with the best hotels in Clare.
In the final section of our Killaloe hotels and accommodation guide, you’ll find some more great places to stay with excellent reviews online.
1. Lakeland House B&B
Showcasing Irish hospitality at its best, Lakeland House B&B is a large family home in Killaloe in a beautiful location. Guests can book a double room, family room or a deluxe double/twin room with garden view for their stay.
This upscale B&B has exceptional reviews from many happy guests who appreciate the personal service and attention to detail.
here’s a welcome cuppa and homemade cake on arrival and breakfast includes homemade granola. With comfortable rooms, a garden terrace and plenty of suggestions from the owner on local places to visit, this B&B comes with added benefits!
2. Bealkelly Country House
Located 8km from Killaloe in Ogonnelloe, Bealkelly Country House is a historic Georgian property in a peaceful location a short stroll from Ring of Lough Derg walks.
Enjoy lake and garden views from your spacious bedroom along with flatscreen TV, private bathroom and seating area for relaxing.
Book a Superior King Room with an extra-large double bed or opt for a Junior Suite with Mountain Views. The staff, facilities fires and location all get full marks from previous guests along with a 10/10 for cleanliness. The cooked breakfast gets a big thumbs up too!
3. The Derg House
Boasting gorgeous lake vistas, The Derg House is a modern 3 bedroom home for up to 6 guests with three double bedrooms. Guests have full use of the garden, barbecue facilities and parking.
The comfy living room is perfect for watching satellite TV and DVDs from the cream corner sofa while the dining area and kitchen have everything you need, right down to a dishwasher and breakfast bar.
The peaceful lakeside deck, spacious bedrooms and cosy log-burner make this an idyllic place to stay that gets deservedly high reviews.
4. Shannon Breeze B&B
If you’ve not already found your Shangri-La, the Shannon Breeze B&B gets full marks for its scenic location just 6 minutes’ drive from Killaloe.
Ideal as a base for fishing, walking and exploring the Ring of Lough Derg, rooms at Shannon Breeze B&B have ensuite bathrooms, TV, hairdryer and those all-important tea and coffee-making facilities.
Family-owned and run for 26 years, you’ll not be disappointed with this, or any of out other handpicked places to stay in Killaloe.
What Killaloe accommodation have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally missed out on some brilliant Killaloe accommodation in the guide above.
If you have any places to stay in Killaloe that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments section below.
FAQs about the best accommodation and hotels in Killaloe
Since publishing our guide to the best things to do in Killaloe many years ago, we’ve had questions asking everything from what are the best hotels in Killaloe for a special occasion to which ones have a pool.
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 are the best hotels in Killaloe?
If you’re in search of Killaloe hotels, you won’t have long to look – there’s only the one; The Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Centre.
What is the most unique accommodation in Killaloe?
If the Killaloe hotels don’t tickle your fancy and if you want a unique experience, you can’t go wrong with the Killaloe luxury pods.
What are the best places to stay in Killaloe if you’re visiting for the first time?
This depends on if you’re travelling solo/how many people you’re travelling with, in my opinion. If you’re on your own or visiting as a couple, one of the Killaloe hotels are worth looking at. If there are a few of you, try and grab an Airbnb in Killaloe.
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.