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Mr. Selfish and I once again decided to cram everything we possibly could into our Ireland trip.  We therefore stayed in 6 hotels over the span of 7 nights. This post is part 1 of our hotel review, which includes the 3 hotels in Trim, Galway, and Dingle.

Ireland Trip Report

  1. Ireland Overview
  2. Driving in Ireland
  3. Castles, Castles, and more Castles
  4. Kylemore and Connemara
  5. The Cliffs of Insanity!
  6. The Loop Around the Dingle Peninsula
  7. Searching for the Best Guinness in Dublin
  8. 6 Hotels in 7 Nights! Part 1
  9. 6 Hotels in 7 Nights! Part 2
  10. Ireland’s Fine Eats – Part 1
  11. Ireland’s Fine Eats – Part 2

1.  Castle Arch Hotel in Trim – We stayed in a simple but clean room that cost $87.19.  This rate included breakfast, of which I neglected to take photos since I was so jetlagged.  Suffice to say, it was the first time I had the black and white pudding, and they were delicious!

This hotel was definitely price-efficient, and its location in Trim was perfect since it was only about 45 minutes outside of Dublin.  However, the room did not include wifi, so we had to sit in the lobby and use the wifi in order to plan the next day.

We probably wouldn’t go back to Trim since there isn’t much to see except for the castle, but I would recommend it to those touring the southern half of Ireland by car and wanting a quick overnight stop.

2.  Clayton Hotel in Galway – This hotel was very modern.  We had a large suite that cost $92 but did not include breakfast.  However, the suite was completely renovated, contained a huge bathtub, and a very large shower.

This hotel had the best bathroom by far of all the hotels in Ireland.  Bathrooms in Europe typically are very small with low water pressure – not Clayton Hotel though!

Although we did not have wifi in our room, we did have an old school ethernet cord for one laptop.  As long as we have Internet access, we’re happy!  I would recommend staying at Clayton Hotel if you plan on staying in Galway.

3.  Shores Country House Bed and Breakfast in Dingle – This was a beautiful bed and breakfast set near the cliffs of the Dingle Peninsula.  The view was gorgeous, and we arrived just in time for the sunset.

The room, which cost $126.36 and had wifi, was average, but the view and the delicious breakfast made up for it.

I recommend staying at Shores Country in order to drive the loop around the Dingle Peninsula.  The location was perfect, and breakfast hit the spot!

We will continue with the hotels in Cork, Waterford, and Dublin tomorrow…

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