Are you a family with more than 2 kids? Are you looking for a child-friendly hotel that you can take the kids away to? We asked Mykidstime parents to recommend their favourite child-friendly hotels that they had stayed at. Here are Recommended Hotels in Ireland for Families with More than 2 Kids, all of these were nominated by parents, because it’s great to hear from other parents that you can trust the hotel to welcome your family.
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Diamond Coast Hotel, Ennsicrone, Co Sligo
“The Diamond Coast Hotel in Enniscrone sits above an amazing beach with an abundance of water sports that the whole family will enjoy”, says Mum Jane. The hotel prides itself on being truly family friendly and have won awards in the family category on Trip Advisor.
Best of all their family rooms can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people, and have all recently been refurbished. The restaurant and bistro have a children’s menu with imaginative options that include dairy and gluten free meals. And they offer a ‘family dine out’ deal with 3 meal choices to feed a family of 5 for just €30.
During summer and school holidays you can relax while your little ones are entertained at the Little Diamond Kids Club. For older kids and teens, alongside the beach and water sports, the hotel has a tennis court, playground, astro pitch and basketball court with all the equipment needed to enjoy them, at reception.
Close to the hotel you will find Water Point Aqua Park, pitch and putt, surfing and boat trips. With some of the largest family rooms in Ireland, you are guaranteed a family friendly welcome at the Diamond Coast Hotel, Sligo.
Castleknock Hotel, Dublin
Castleknock Hotel is an award winning four star property and is a great choice for a Family Friendly Hotel break in Dublin. Ideally located beside Castleknock Village, the hotel is only 5 minutes from Blanchardstown Village and 15 minutes from Dublin City Centre.
It is the perfect location for a family break with many fun attractions located nearby, Dublin Zoo is a very popular attraction with both children and adults alike, The National Aquatic Centre, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, Fort Lucan adventure centre and Tayto Park are all easily accessible from the hotel. The hotel itself boasts an 18m pool with a separate kids pool, a spa and waterfall.
Castleknock Hotel accommodation includes 190 guest bedrooms. All of the bedrooms have been designed with your comfort in mind with each guest bedroom featuring cable TV, radio, complimentary Wi-Fi, in room safe, tea and coffee hospitality tray and trouser press as standard. Each bathroom features a separate shower and bath and can cater for all your family needs. You can book family rooms which come with extra beds in the room or suites with interconnecting rooms. These are perfect for catering to those families who have more than 2 children.
Riverpark Hotel, Wexford
The 4 star Riverside Park Hotel is set in a scenic location on the banks of the River Slaney. Considered one of the friendliest hotels in Wexford their family friendly accommodation includes; 1 double & 1 single bed (with an option of an extra camp bed), 2 double beds or 1 double bed and one fold-away double sofa bed which can sleep up to 2 adults and 3 children perfectly. Rooms may vary in style and décor, and they also have a couple of bedrooms which can accommodate up to 2 adults & 4 children.
In-Room Facilities Include:
- Complimentary toiletries
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Tea/coffee making facilities
- Iron & ironing board
- Mineral water
- In-room safe
- 24-hour room service etc
The Riverside Park family hotel is one of the most conveniently located hotels in Wexford. Enniscorthy and the surrounding areas offer an abundance of family activities to keep you and your children entertained whatever the weather. Visit our families section for ideas and more information. There is a fantastic playground located directly adjacent to our wonderful hotel in Enniscorthy.
Located in the centre of Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim, above the popular An Poitín Still, Ridgerock offers family friendly rates for 1 & 2 night stays mid-week, which are especially popular during the summer holidays and during mid-term breaks.
Ridegrock accommodation comprises of large family rooms, which are suitable for up to 6 people. Each room is en-suite with a flat screen TV, fridge and faciliites for making tea/coffee and cereal and treats are provided for the kids.
Carrick and the surrounding area has so much to offer, from the Bluebell woods in Ardcarne and the Shannon Blueway walk at Acres Lake (which are both free), to unique boat tours and excellent family friendly activities, which are designed and suitable for our weather.
Some of the most popular activities include Lough Key Adventure Park, Go-Karting, Quad Bikes, Paint Balling and Swimming. There is plenty more on offer like water activities which work out cheaper when you book through Ridgerock! You can also reserve a table in An Poitin Still for dinner to relax and unwind after all the excitement.
Quality Hotel Youghal, Co. Cork
Jacqueline recommends The Quality Hotel in Youghal. “It’s right beside the beach, has a swimming pool, a kid’s club and kid’s movie screening. I would highly recommend it, kids love it as there is loads to do, budget friendly, clean, and the staff are lovely.”
Samantha loved the “apartments at the Quality Hotel Youghal – small playground, astro turf pitch, swimming pool and right on the beach.”
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The Connacht Hotel, Galway
Aine stayed in The Connacht in Galway in a family suite “which was ideal as it had a little kitchen in the room.”
The new superior family rooms at The Connacht Hotel have a double bed and a three sleeper bunk bed, perfect for 2 adults and 3 children. Interconnecting family suites are also available, like the one Aine mentions and all their suites have kitchenettes with a kettle, microwave, toaster and fridge. You can also stay in their on-site apartments which come with either one or two en-suite bedrooms.
The Connacht Hotel Kids Club is available for children 3-5 years and 6-13 years and guests get full access to the hotel fitness centre with a 20m swimming pool.
The Mount Wolseley Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Co. Carlow
The Mount Wolseley Hotel with an award winning spa and championship golf course is the perfect hotel for families with 3+ kids or those wishing to have a break away with relatives or friends.
I stayed here with extended family for a weekend break and some of my relatives stayed in the on-site lodges, which were very well equipped and close to the hotel, while I stayed with my family in a family room.
All family rooms offer a double bed with 2 single beds or another double bed or double sofa bed. The rooms are large so a travel cot or foldaway bed can be added. And the hotel offers interconnecting rooms for those who have larger families staying.
There are lots of on-site activities to enjoy including an amazing kids club, Woolie Bear Kids Club, which operates during school holidays, playground with a zip-line, golf course that offer lessons, award winning spa and of course a leisure centre with a large pool.
Babysitting can be arranged if you book it in advance and the hotel runs special offers for families throughout the year. For bookings and special family offers check out www.mountwolseley.ie or call +353 (0)59 9180100.
The Inn at Dromoland, Co. Clare
Samantha recommended the Inn at Dromoland: “We have 3 kids. We’ve stayed at The Inn at Dromoland – a massive room with a double and 3 single beds, swimming pool, indoor play centre, playground, tennis court and access to the grounds of Dromoland Castle.”
The Inn at Dromoland is ideal for families of all sizes, with spacious rooms accommodating up to 2 adults and 3 children along with 20 interconnecting rooms for larger families. The hotel is located on the majestic 450 acre Dromoland Castle Estate and is within easy access of many of the Mid West’s top tourist attractions including Bunratty Castle and The Cliffs of Moher.
During mid-term breaks, Easter breaks and summer holidays, the hotel also offers supervised evening activities for children 4-12 years of age, allowing Mum and Dad time to enjoy a meal in Shannigans Gastro Pub. Family facilities also include a 5000 square foot indoor playground (contact hotel for opening times), outdoor playground, games room, tennis courts, swimming pool, crazy golf, foot golf and much more. The hotel has recently been placed on Travellers Choice in the top 10 Family Hotels in Ireland, run by Tripadvisor.
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Talbot Suites at Stonebridge, Wexford
Joanne loved the Talbot Suites at Stonebridge “The sea view apartments are fab”.
Talbot Suites at Stonebridge, part of The Talbot Collection, offer high quality self-catering in the heart of Wexford Town, 100 metres from the Talbot Hotel Wexford. There’s a mixture of one, two and three bedroom apartments with a choice of sea views over the stunning River Slaney or internal courtyard views. Guests have direct access to complimentary secure car parking and complimentary use of the Talbot Fitness Leisure Centre.
Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny
Liz recommended the Springhill Court Hotel in Kilkenny. At the Springhill Court Hotel they offer family friendly rooms catering for families of all sizes. The family rooms come with a spacious ensuite bathroom that includes a power shower and bath. Alternatively extra camp beds and cots are available upon request at no additional cost. Other family attractions which prove very popular are their fully equipped leisure centre with kiddies pool, Lenny the Lions Kids Club which operates during the school & Summer holidays and also their onsite Children’s Playground.
Clayton Whites of Wexford
Claire is a big fan of Clayton Whites of Wexford, their newly refurbished family rooms are located on the 2nd floor of the hotel and are easily accessible by lift from both the hotel lobby and car park. These superior rooms consist of 1 double bed and 2 single beds, comfortably accommodating 2 adults and 2 children. Families can also be accommodated in the Classic or Superior rooms, which have 1 double bed and 1 single bed. Interconnecting family rooms are also available in either the Classic or Superior Room types, with 1 double bed and 1 single bed in each room. Cots and extra beds are available on request.
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Dingle Skellig Hotel, Co. Kerry
Eamon enjoyed his stay at the Dingle Skellig Hotel, “We stayed with 3 kids in connecting rooms”.
At the Dingle Skellig Hotel, Graham and his team fully understand that for many families keeping kids of different ages happy can be one of the greatest challenges on holiday. A unique aspect of the hotel is that guests as young as four months old are welcomed in to their Skellig Creche which specifically caters in the hotel for children aged 4 months to 4 years old, providing a safe and welcoming environment with lots of fun activities. They also run the Fungi Kids club for ages 4+ and offer a Klub Room for older kids with Xboxes, a pool table, Play Stations and protected internet access.
Lough Allen Hotel, Co. Leitrim
Michelle and Shantal have both recommended the Lough Allen Hotel in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim.
The stylish Lough Allen Hotel family rooms come in a variety of sleeping options, they have family rooms with a double bed, single bed and room for a cot, family rooms with a double bed, and 2 singles beds, which can sleep up to 5 persons – 2 adults, 2 children plus cot. They also have a number of family rooms with a double bed and 3 single beds, they feature contemporary décor and have everything you might need for your stay in Co Leitrim. There are also a number of 2 bedroom apartments which sleep families of 7, 2 adults, 4 children plus cot, with double bed and 4 single beds per apartment.
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Carrigaline Court Hotel, Co. Cork
Geneviève loved her stay with her 3 kids in the Carrigaline Court Hotel.
At the four-star Carrigaline Court Hotel their spacious family bedrooms consist of a queen sized double bed and up to two single beds, and they also offer interconnecting rooms to larger families. Babysitting facilities can be pre-booked at reception. As well as a spacious leisure centre which acts as the perfect indoor playground with 20m pool and separate shallow kiddies pool, they also offer a complimentary CAMP ROCK Kid’s Club during school holidays for children aged 5 to 12 years.
Bloomfield House Hotel, Co. Westmeath
Joan recommended the Bloomfield House Hotel near Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
At the Bloomfield House Hotel, their Family Rooms offer accommodation for 2 adults and up to 3 children, with double bed and two single beds or a double Bed, single bed and a sofa bed. They also have interconnecting rooms can cater for 2 adults and up to 5 children. A cot or fridge can be added on request. As well as kids play area they have an on site bouncy castle. Their Health & Leisure Club has a 20 metre swimming pool with kids pool attached, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. There’s a free Bumble Bee Kids Club on weekends and holidays for kids aged 4 to 12.
Over to you now. Where have you stayed with more than 2 kids that you’d recommend? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.