Dingle, also called An Daingean or Daingean Uí Chúis in Irish, is the only town in the Dingle Peninsula, located on the northernmost section of County Kerry. Tourism is one of the biggest industries in town, and with good reason. Its top attraction is St. Mary’s, a neo-Gothic church. For those with a sweet tooth, a visit to Murphy’s Ice Cream, which offers homemade ice cream made from milk from local cows, is a must. If you want your refreshments a little harder, get a drink from Dingle Distillery. Alternatively, you can drop by one of the pubs in town and listen to traditional Irish music with your beer. Of course, no trip to Dingle would be complete without trying out activities near the water, including swimming, surfing, and spotting the unique rock formations jutting out of the ocean. Once you’re done exploring, lay your head at one of the accommodations listed below. Take your pick from these places if you’re looking for where to stay in Dingle, Ireland.
The Dingle Skellig Hotel and Peninsula Spa is just 200 m (656 ft) away from the bay, but that’s not the only selling point of this luxury hotel. The establishment overlooks Dingle Bay, affording guests with fantastic views of the water. It comes with a restaurant that specializes in seafood. It also has two bars which offer a variety of alcoholic beverages to guests. If the well-furnished rooms are not enough to help you relax, visit the in-house spa, where you can take your pick from the beauty and relaxation treatments offered. If you’re traveling with your children, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a kids’ club and a kiddie pool here.
If you want to stay somewhere that makes you truly feel like you’re in Dingle, book a room at Dingle Brenners Hotel. This hotel is actually the oldest in town but this works in its favor, as it prides itself in its old-world charm and ambiance. However, it does come with modern amenities such as WiFi and satellite TV for your comfort and convenience. The hotel comes with an in-house bar and restaurant where you can get snacks and meals. It is positioned at a central location, making just about every part of town easily accessible from here.
Staying at this hotel, you will almost feel like being a guest in someone’s home because of its coziness. You’ll enjoy the fantastic views of Dingle Bay right from the hotel. If you want to explore what Dingle has to offer, the town is just 1 km (3,280 ft) away so you can simply take a leisurely stroll to and from there, and even to Oceanworld Aquarium. If you’re a dog lover, you’ll adore the two friendly resident wolfhounds who also serve as the unofficial welcoming committee.
Here’s another hotel that will make you feel more of a house guest than a customer. Dingle Bay Hotel, which is located at the center of town and is just a few steps away from the pier and the marina, is a family-owned establishment that takes pride in the friendliness of its staff. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The in-house restaurant serves the famous hearty Irish breakfast to guests daily, and you are more than welcome to order other food any time of the day there. There’s regular entertainment offered at the bar as well.
The Dingle Hotel is just four minutes away from the beach and providing guests with fantastic views overlooking the bay. Because of its somewhat remote location just outside of town, this establishment would be a great choice if you wish to disconnect even for just a short while. However, it offers free shuttle services to and from local destinations if you want to go somewhere close by. There’s a nearby pub where you can get a few drinks but complimentary wine is actually offered upon arrival. If that’s not enough, you get a goodie bag from the hotel when you leave.
Dingle Peninsula Hotel
Address: Gallarus Cross
Able to accommodate up to six people, this apartment is located right at the heart of Dingle, making just about everything close to you, should you choose to stay here. This property is equipped with its own kitchen, but if you don’t want to do your own cooking, there are a number of restaurants and pubs within the vicinity. Oceanworld is just a short distance away as well. Bikes can be hired from the host, and you can play mini golf right on the property. Do note that you need to climb stairs to access the living room and the kitchen, and another flight to get to the bedrooms.
Dingle Town Center Apartment
Address: Orchard Lane, Dingle, Co.Kerry
This apartment is a great choice for small families and two couples on holiday, being able to accommodate up to four people. You wouldn’t know that it’s right by the town center because the neighborhood it is in is quiet. This cozy property is furnished with everything that you may need to feel right at home, including but not limited to a kitchen, a flat-screen TV, and a washing machine. This rental provides fabulous views of the mountains, the sea, and the city.
Hidden Gem Apt of Dingle Town - FREE Parking
Address: 45 Fairfield Close
This new apartment is just right for two people, making this a great option if you’re traveling with your significant other to Dingle. The property is furnished with little touches that would make you feel right at home, from 100% English cotton linens, a wide bed, comfortable furniture, a kitchen equipped with the essentials, and twin sinks in the bathroom. If you don’t feel like cooking your own meals, there’s a restaurant right in the building.
Apt. 1, Georgian Downtown Luxury in Áras de StaicDingle, County Kerry, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsit was a beautiful space very comfortable king bed and in the center of everythingit's very comfortable and closely situated to a great coffee shop - bean in dinglea very nice quaint apartment where everything we needed was at our fingertipsthere is everything you need a comfortable bed bathroom with enough space a very good organized kitchenthe bed was very comfortable and the kitchenette had everything i neededimpeccably clean and comfortablevery clean and lovely bathroomso clean and quaintgreat little clean and comfy spotvery clean great place to stay
Host:the space is so beautifully designed you can tell the owner is a jewelermairead was responsive and very helpfulRead more reviewsthe location is fantasticthe location is amazingwonderful place close to everythinggreat location right in the middle of dinglebest location for downtown dingle
This apartment is a family-friendly property, which makes this a good option if you’re planning on bringing your tiny tots with you. The two-bedroom rental, which fits three, comes with a crib and stair gates so you don’t have to bring your own. Besides being furnished with the essentials, the host also threw in some bonuses for you, such as toiletries, coffee, tea, milk, and biscuits.
Lovely Apartment In Middle Of TownDingle, County Kerry, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewssuch a beautiful space lovely cosy apartment with beautiful furnishingsthe beds were incredibly comfortable and the washer/dryer was a welcome additiongreat cozy space in the center of dingleas ive said it like receiving a warm hug as you enter the aptthe small apartment above their really cool shop was perfect for threeclean and well suppliedthe place is excellently located very clean and was beautifully decoratedclean comfortable beds friendly and helpful hostthe place is adorable and clean and it’s right about katleen’s lovely shopthe hosts are great and so helpful very clean and comfortable
Host:the host was lovely and really helpfulkatleen was incredibly quick with responses and super pleasant and helpful with all my questionskathleen was an excellent host and really made us feel welcomekatleen was very responsive and helpful as wellcheck in was super easy and the host was easy to contactRead more reviewsthe location of absolutely perfectgreat location in the middle of townthe location was perfecteasy walk to everythinggreat location with everything you need
This rental is another option if you’re a couple looking to spend a quiet holiday in Dingle. Able to accommodate two people, this modern apartment is not just equipped with everything that you may need, it also puts you within walking distance to the town’s commercial establishments. Do note that this apartment features a spiral staircase that you will need to climb if you want to enjoy views of the Dingle harbor.
The Park Apartment.Dingle, County Kerry, IrelandSuperhost
Top guest reviewsnice shower and lovely viewsthe fresh flowers on the kitchen table were a lovely touchfrom the most comfortable bed to the beautiful fresh flowers inside and lovely plants outside in courtyardthere were fresh flowers on the kitchen table and the kitchen is well stockedhe made sure we were comfortable with the apt and knew how everything workedit was impeccably clean and very comfortablespacious clean and friendlyit is clean and very well maintainedthe place was very cleanmodern apartment and very clean
Host:vincent is a great hostvincent was an amazing hostparking was easy and the host was greatthe washer access was very helpful too thank you for the hospitalitywhen asked for dinner suggestions vincent gave us some great recommendations he was very responsive to our questionsRead more reviewsthe location is perfect within walking distance to everythingperfect location for enjoying dingleperfect location with handy parkingquiet neighborhood but walking distance to the lively downtowngreat apartment in a very handy location
Dingle-ing for a good time
Dingle, and the Dingle Peninsula in general, draw in tourists regularly because of the beautiful views and fun activities they offer. If you’re planning to spend a holiday there, a day trip simply won’t be enough to see its beauty. Book one of these accommodations and make the most out of your stay in Dingle.
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