Struggling to find hotels with large family rooms in Ireland? I’ve hand-picked fifty Irish hotels that are family friendly and can accommodate families of five, six, and more in some cases.
Many hotels with family rooms only accommodate families of four, and if you are reading this post I am sure you are one of the many people who have more than two children, and are looking for hotels with large family rooms in Ireland.
I have a separate post listing hotels with lodges in Ireland which are ideal for large families, but they can be difficult to secure in peak season, and they tend to be more expensive than hotel rooms. Many families are happy to share a hotel room – for some it might be to keep the cost down, while others like the comfort of having their children in the same room as them while they are away.
I receive many requests from parents looking for hotels with large family rooms in Ireland, so I decided to collate a list of some of our most popular hotels below. I have hand-picked three to five-star hotels across many counties in Ireland and all are family friendly. Hopefully you will find something to suit you.
It is important to point out that not all hotel facilities may be in operation. Kids clubs, fitness classes and health suites may be operating at reduced capacity or not at all, so if there is a facility that you are particularly interested in, it is best to check directly with the hotel. You may also need to speak to the hotel directly if adding a fold out bed in a room, these may not show online.
Most of these hotels with large family rooms in Ireland include my affiliate links – where I receive a small commission if a booking is made, but at no additional cost to you.
3-Star Hotels with Large Family Rooms
1. The Inn at Dromoland, Co. Clare
Situated on the famous Dromoland Estate, The Inn at Dromoland offers endless outdoor walks over 450 acres of countryside. With Bunratty Castle, the Cliffs of Moher and beaches just a short drive away, there are plenty of options for day trips, as well as an indoor pool with separate kids pool at the hotel. This is one of the best value hotels with large family rooms in Ireland. The spacious family rooms accommodate up to five.
2. Westlodge Hotel & Leisure Centre, Bantry, Co. Cork
Set in 30 acres of gardens, yet close to Bantry town, The Westlodge Hotel is a super choice for families wishing to explore West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way. The leisure centre, games room and pitch and putt course are a big hit with families, and the deluxe family suites can accommodate a family of five. Suites have one room with a double bed and an adjoining room with two single beds and a pull out sofa bed.
3. The Connacht Hotel, Co. Galway
The Connacht Hotel has been a firm favourite with families and groups for many years. Its close proximity to Galway city, superb leisure facilities and wide selection of room types, are just some of the reasons. Recently refurbished it now boasts family suites and bunk bed family rooms that can sleep up to five, as well as self-catering apartments.
Unlike most family hotels in Ireland, the kids club operates at weekends year round, and daily during school holidays, with indoor and outdoor activities are organised for children.
4. Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Co. Donegal
The Inishowen Gateway Hotel is located on the unspoilt Inishowen peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way. Overlooking Lisfannon beach, with Buncranna on your doorstep, this is an ideal choice for families looking to explore Donegal and its stunning coastline.
It boasts a leisure centre with a 20 metre pool, kids pool, sauna and jacuzzi, and a Planet Active kids club that usually operates during school holidays and nightly movie shows. Extra large family rooms are available as well as interconnecting rooms – please contact hotel directly if not showing below.
5. Ocean Sands Hotel, Enniscrone, Co. Sligo
Located in the heart of Enniscrone, overlooking one of Ireland’s best beaches, the location couldn’t be better. Children will love Waterpoint Aqua Park which is only a few minutes walk away, and there are family rooms as well as two and three bedroom apartments that can accommodate larger families.
6. Hotel Killarney, Co. Kerry
The Hotel Killarney is well known for its family-friendly facilities. There is a swimming pool, sports hall and gym onsite, as well as a Friendly Fellows Kids Club with regular live shows, Crazy Cube Play Centre, and indoor soccer. There is a choice of dining options with nutritious kids menus and family suites are available for families of five.
7. Lough Allen Hotel, Co. Leitrim
The Lough Allen Hotel & Spa is located on the shores of Lough Allen, within walking distance of the pretty town of Drumshanbo, and close to Lough Key Forest Park. There is a swimming pool, spa and fully-equipped gym onsite, as well as plenty of outdoor activities available, including family walking trails, cycling, horse riding, kayaking and golf.
Fitness classes and a kids club are usually in operation too, but check with hotel as restrictions may be in place. Family rooms can sleep up to five and there are interconnecting rooms and self catering apartments that sleep up to seven are also available.
8. Claregalway Hotel, Co. Galway
Located just 20 minutes from Galway City, within easy access to the Wild Atlantic Way, and with a leisure centre onsite, this is one of the best value family hotels in Galway. A kids club usually operates during school holidays and the restaurant has great family friendly meals. Family rooms vary in size and many sleep up to five.
10. Treacys Hotel Spa & Leisure Centre, Co. Waterford
Treacys Hotel is ideally located on the waterfront in Waterford city centre and within easy access to the Waterford Greenway, the Copper Coast and wide selection of beaches. There are two dining options as well as a beauty spa and Leisure Centre with gym, jacuzzi, sauna and a 20 metre swimming pool. A kids club usually runs during school holidays.
Family rooms can accommodate families of five and there are larger rooms with or without bunkbeds, as well as interconnecting rooms and apartments.
11. Maldron Hotel, Co. Wexford
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The Maldron Hotel is a great value choice for a families looking to explore all that Wexford has to offer – there are so many things to do in Wexford with kids.
The hotel restaurant has a special young diners menu, and family activities usually run during school holidays. Guests have complimentary access to the leisure centre with its 20 metre swimming pool and kids pool, and there are two outdoor playgrounds and a mini-golf course onsite. Large family rooms cater for up to to adults and 3 children with interconnecting rooms also available.
12. Treacys West County Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare
Located in the popular holiday town of Ennis, with a pool, kids club and choice of dining options, this is a great value family-friendly hotel. Family bunk brooms can accommodate families with three children.
4-Star Hotels with Large Family Rooms
13. Amber Springs, Co. Wexford
Amber Springs is without a doubt one of the best family hotels in Ireland and it is not difficult to see why. There are so many facilities to keep kids entertained, including Amber Park with go karting, mini golf, archery and the Amber Express train. If the weather is not in your favour, you don’t need to worry, there is a playzone with state-of-the-art jungle gym, a tween room with air hockey and foosball, and a VR room with gaming consoles. There is also an indoor pool and a cinema!
And if all of that wasn’t enough there is a birds of play display, reptile show, dancing games and lots more fun activities in the kids club. There is a wide selection of family rooms to choose from, including the Amber family den suite, which has two sets of bunk beds, sleeping up to four children.
14. Diamond Coast Hotel, Co. Sligo
Located close one of Ireland’s best beaches, the Diamond Coast Hotel is one of the best places to stay on the Wild Atlantic Way. There are a host of water sports available and the family friendly hotel has a Kids Club that operates during school holidays, which is suitable for older kids and teens too. Although there isn’t a swimming pool onsite, the Water Point Aqua Park is close by and there are plenty of options for water sports on the beach.
The Diamond Coast Hotel is one of the most popular hotels with large family rooms in Ireland – the rooms can sleep up to 8! They are equipped with two smart TVs with child friendly apps, a fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities.
15. Lahinch Coast Hotel, Co. Clare
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With Lahinch beach located just a short stroll from the hotel, and a wide selection of activities on site, you will be spoilt for choice at the Lahinch Coast Hotel. The Leisure Centre boasts a 17 metre pool, kids pool, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, and gym and there is a kids club that operates during school holidays.
The one and two-bedroom deluxe suites have a kitchenette with microwave, fridge and Nespresso machine, and sleep five or six respectively.
16. Hodson Bay, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
The Hodson Bay hotel boasts a wonderful lakeside location on the shores of Lough Ree. As well as a 20 metre pool and an award-winning spa, it also has a Kids Adventure Club which includes cookery school, music & dance, arts & crafts, treasure hunts and lots more.
As well as superb facilities on site, the world’s tallest inflatable waterslide at Baysports waterpark is located close by. Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and pedal boats are also available here, making the Hodson Bay Hotel one of the most popular family hotels in Ireland, especially during the summer months. Two-bedroom family suites can accommodate up to five, and interconnecting rooms are also available which can cater for families of eight.
17. Actons, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Kinsale’s landmark hotel, Actons, is an excellent place to stay according to TripAdvisor, and I second that! I love Actons’ home from home atmosphere, its choice of dining options, and its health and leisure club.
Family rooms can sleep up to five, but you need to call to confirm and the third child must be under 12. Rooms have tea and coffee making, a large flat-screen TV, and a fridge can be requested in advance.
18. Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Co. Limerick
The Woodlands House Hotel is one of the most popular family hotels in Ireland. With a mini pet farm, Woody’s Kid’s Club, Woodlands Fairy Trail, and a family toddler pool in the Leisure Centre, it has plenty to keep the kids entertained. I’m told the kids menus are pretty good too.
As well as the host of onsite facilities, the opportunities for day trips are endless, with Bunratty Folk Park, the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trail and the Cliffs of Moher all close by. Family Rooms are ideal for families of up to two adults and three children, and interconnecting family rooms for larger families are also available.
19. Hotel Westport, Co. Mayo
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The Hotel Westport is located just five minutes walk from the centre of Westport town. With the Great Western Greenway, Croagh Patrick and a host of stunning beaches nearby, the location couldn’t be better.
Families love the leisure centre with 20 metre pool and kids splash pool, as well as the family-friendly menus available. The complimentary ice-cream cart at 4pm is also another big hit. Family suites can accommodate up to five and interconnecting rooms are also available.
20. Clayton Hotel Sligo, Co. Sligo
Set on beautiful grounds overlooking Benbulben Mountain, yet within walking distance of Sligo Town centre, the 4-star Clayton Sligo ticks all boxes for a family holiday in Ireland. The leisure centre has a 20 metre pool and a separate kids pool, and there is a playroom, games room, an 18-hole crazy golf course on site.
A kids club and kids disco usually operate during school holidays and a new multi-sensory room is also available for children with additional needs. Family suites will sleep two adults and three children and come with fridges and microwaves. Two-bedroom suites are also available.
21. Breaffy House Resort, Co. Mayo
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Breaffy House Resort consists of two hotels set on 90 acres. The Breaffy House Hotel and Breaffy Woods Hotel are just two minutes walk from each other, and both hotels have large family rooms that sleep up to six. There are also self catering lodges located at Breaffy Woods Hotel.
Guests have complimentary use of all resort facilities including 20 metre swimming pool, paddling pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gymnasium and award-winning spa. Children are well catered for with two playgrounds, crazy golf, GAA pitch and plenty of opportunities for forest walks.
22. Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford
The 4-star Riverside Park Hotel and Leisure Club in Wexford is a firm favourite with families. The leisure club with separate kids pool, and the lively Alamo Steakhouse prove popular with guests, as well as its close proximity to Curacloe Beach, the National Heritage Centre and Wells House and Gardens.
Superior family rooms sleep up to sleep five comfortably, and will sleep six if you contact the hotel directly. They have a dividing wall with additional TVs and headsets for children – so you can watch individual movies.
23. Delphi Adventure Resort Hotel, Co. Galway
Delphi Resort is one of Ireland’s best known adventure resorts, so it is ideal for an active family holiday. You can take part in over 20 different outdoor adventure sports, with the added advantage of staying in a four-star hotel. Kayak the Killary Fjord, surf the Wild Atlantic Way, or brave the Zip’n’Trek aerial course.
There is a free morning kids club during school holidays and lots of family friendly activities available. The hotel also offers family package rates including meals and activities. The two-bedroom split-level suites can accommodate two adults and four children, however note that bedrooms do not have televisions. DVD players are available on request with accompanying TV for playing DVDs only.
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24. Newpark Hotel, Co. Kilkenny
The Newpark Hotel is one of the best family hotels in Ireland – I have no doubt your kids will agree! It was voted Family Friendly Hotel of the year in 2020 at Georgina Campbell Irish Food & Hospitality Awards, the fact that there is a wildlife park and a go-karting track (8+) on site might have something to do with that!
Children will love meeting the llamas, emus, rabbits and donkeys, and there are over 40 acres of parkland to explore. There is also a fairy trail, treetop zip line, sandpit with diggers, seasonal kids club including weekend evening sessions, and a swimming pool. Superior family rooms can sleep families of five and interconnecting rooms are also available. There is also a parenting room onsite, with microwave, fridge, steriliser and baby changing facilities.
25. Talbot Hotel, Wexford
The Talbot Hotel Wexford is located right in the heart of Wexford Town and boasts a fully equipped leisure centre and swimming pool. Family rooms are spacious and can accommodate families of five, and two and three bedroom apartments are also available in the Talbot Suites.
26. Galway Bay, Co. Galway
Located in Salthill, overlooking the famous Galway Bay, this hotel has been voted as one of Europe’s Top 20 Resorts by the prestigious travel magazine Conde Nast. You can choose to stay onsite and enjoy the Cuan Atlantic Beauty Spa, gym and 15-metre pool, or venture into Galway City which is only five minutes drive away.
As well as spacious family rooms, there are two-bedroom family suites which sleep up to five and interconnecting rooms that can accommodate up to eight.
27. Midlands Park Hotel, Co. Laois
The Midlands Park Hotel is located in the centre of Portlaoise and has the added benefit of a leisure club with a 22 metre pool and a kids club onsite. There is a choice of dining options available, including Kelly’s Steakhouse which is a firm favourite with families. Family rooms can sleep up to 2 adults and 3 children under 10 years old.
28. Vienna Woods Hotel, Co. Cork
The family-run Vienna Woods Hotel caters very well for families. Guest-rooms have a super king sized beds as well as three single beds, and a flat screen TV with Netflix. Milk and cookies can be delivered straight to your door to complete the movie night experience. There is an extensive Kid’s Menu served in Mabel’s Bistro, as well as a special kid’s Afternoon Tea dining experience.
29. Shearwater Hotel, Co. Galway
Recently refurbished, this popular Galway hotel boasts an elegant interior with a luxurious lobby, a 20-meter swimming pool, an awarding-winning spa, and a kids zone. Two-bedroom family suites sleep up to five.
30. Trim Castle, Co. Meath
Overlooking, with a choice of dining options and free access to the Aura Leisure Centre located just five minutes away, this is a super choice for families looking for hotels with large family rooms close to family-friendly attractions. Tayto Park, Newgrange and Causey Farm are all close by, and family rooms can accommodate up to two adults and four children.
31. Ashdown Park Hotel, Co. Wexford
Located in the pretty town of Gorey and close to Wexford’s beaches, this popular hotel boasts an award-winning restaurant, and an impressive leisure centre with swimming pool, sauna and gym. A kids club usually operates daily throughout school holidays, for children aged 4- 12 years. Family rooms and comfort family rooms can accommodate up families of five.
32. Garryvoe Hotel, Ballycotton, Co. Cork
The beachfront Garryvoe Hotel is a firm favourite with families. There is a health club and swimming pool onsite, and the hotel is tastefully furnished in contemporary style, with sea views from all public areas. This is one of the few hotels with large family rooms that has a seaside location. Family rooms sleep up to five and interconnecting rooms are also available.
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33. Great Northern Hotel Bundoran, Co. Donegal
The Great Northern Hotel is a four-star family run hotel that boasts its own 18 hole golf course, as well as a wellness and leisure centre. It also offers magnificent Atlantic Ocean views and exhilarating cliff walks. Family rooms differ in size but some can accommodate two adults and three children.
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34. Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Co. Meath
This multi-award-winning resort hotel won Hotel of the Year and Best Hotel Spa Ireland, at the 2019 Hotel Awards Ireland. It is situated in the scenic Boyne Valley yet only 35 minutes from Dublin. However, with an 18-hole championship golf Course, four restaurants and a leisure club and spa on site, you may find it difficult to leave.
There is also a kids club and games room on site and its close proximity to Newgrange and Tayto Park are sure to please families. Family rooms can accommodate families of five and there are also self catering cottages on the hotel grounds.
35. Millpark Hotel, Co. Donegal
Located close to Donegal town, with some of Ireland’s best beaches and the Wild Atlantic Way on your doorstep, this is a great choice for a family holiday in Ireland. There is a swimming pool, children’s pool, sauna, and state-of-the-art gym onsite, as well as a choice of dining options. The hotel has large family rooms that can sleep up to six, and interconnecting rooms are also available. Please call the hotel directly if they are not showing below.
36. Clonakilty Park Hotel, Co. Cork
This Clonakilty Park Hotel is a popular choice with families due to its superb facilities. There is an award-winning leisure centre, a play zone with separate teen area, and a Kids Kamp during school holidays. A three-screen cinema, outdoor playground, high ropes and zip wire adventure centre, and family friendly dining options are also located within the complex.
The hotel has large family rooms sleeping up to five, as well as two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom holiday homes.
37. Maritime Hotel, Bantry, Co. Cork
The Maritime Hotel is ideally located in one of my favourite parts of Ireland – West Cork. With Mizen Head, the Beara Peninsula and some fabulous beaches close by, it is a wonderful destination for a family holiday in Irleand. The hotel boasts a spa, state-of-the-art leisure centre and a choice of dining options.
Two bedroom family suites sleep two adults and four children and have a kitchenette with fridge and microwave, as well as a balcony with views over Bantry Bay.
38. Pillo Hotel, Ashbourne, Co. Meath
The Pillo Hotel is a great choice for a family getaway and it is one of the few hotels with large family rooms near Tayto Park. There is a 16 metre pool and a kids play room as well as a kids club with evening entertainment that usually runs during school holidays.
It is located just five minutes from Tayto Park, and Funtasia and the National Aquatic Centre are also within easy reach. The hotels’s large family rooms can accommodate two adults and four children.Check prices here
39. Glenview Hotel, Co. Wicklow
The Glenview Hotel and Leisure Club is set on over 30 acres of woodlands and gardens and is a great choice for families looking to explore all that Wicklow has to offer. It is located just ten minutes drive from Powerscourt Waterfall and less than a half hour to Brittas Bay and Glendalough.
There is a beauty spa and a leisure club with an 18 metre swimming pool, gym, sauna and outdoor hot tub. Executive Family Rooms can cater for two adults and four children (under 12) and inter-connecting rooms are also available.
40. Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley, Co. Dublin
Located beside the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, this family friendly hotel is ideally located to explore the capital, as is also handy if you like shopping! There is a leisure centre on site with a 20 metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, and a state-of-the-art gym, and a choice of dining options available that families will love.
The large executive family suites can accommodate two adults and three children under 12, and are well equipped with a separate living area and a kitchenette.
41. Yeats Country Hotel Spa & Leisure Club, Co. Sligo
Located in Rosses Point and just five minutes walk to its Blue flag beach and the 18 hole golf links, the Yeats Country Hotel is a perfect location for an active holiday along the Wild Atlantic Way. Families love the leisure centre with its 18 metre swimming pool, kids pool and large jacuzzi. There is also a luxurious Eros Yon-ka Spa offering seaweed baths and a range of treatment options.
A kids club usually operates during school holidays and large family rooms are available that can accommodate two adults and four children.
42. Hilton Belfast TemplePatrick Golf & Country Club, Co. Antrim
Hilton Belfast Templepatrick is ideally located in a countryside setting, but is just 20 minutes from Belfast City Centre and the Causeway Coast. There is a golf course, pool, spa and gym available and a choice of dining options. Family deluxe rooms can accommodate two adults and four children – this is one of the few hotels with large family rooms in Northern Ireland.
43. Roe Park Resort, Co. Derry
The award-winning Roe Park Resort is one of Northern Ireland’s most popular golf and spa resorts. It offers all the charm of a country house, with the modern conveniences of a top four-star hotel.
The Health Club has a swimming pool, kids pool, sauna, steam room and gymnasium, and Derry city and the Causeway Coast are within easy reach. Family suites can accommodate two adults and four children and interconnecting rooms and self catering apartments are also available.
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44. Slieve Russell Hotel, Co. Cavan
The Slieve Russell Hotel is set in 300 acres, surrounded by lakes and a Championship golf-course, as well boasting a a 20-metre swimming pool, luxurious spa and a choice of family-friendly dining options. There is also a Kids Club onsite with a games room, tennis courts, adventure golf and a teen spa.
Family rooms can cater for families of five and have tea/coffee making facilities and a fridge. Interconnecting rooms are also available.
45. Treacys Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford
Located in the heart of Enniscorthy, less than an hour’s drive from South Dublin, Treaces is an ideal choice for a short family break. A Kids Club usually operates during school holidays and guests have complimentary use of The Waterfront Pool & Leisure Centre.
Most of the Treacys Hotels have large family rooms that sleep up to five, this particular hotel also offers interconnecting rooms which can sleep up to seven. Large flat-screen smart TVs with Netflix and tea / coffee making facilities are provided in all family rooms.
5-star hotels with large family rooms
46. Intercontinental Hotel, Dublin
We had the pleasure of staying in the Intercontinental Hotel recently and loved the experience. The standard family rooms are extremely spacious, I’m told the most spacious of all five-star hotels in Dublin. However if your budget allows, upgrade to one of the executive suites which have a balcony and can easily accommodate a family of five.
You can choose to dine in the Lobby Bar or the elegant Seasons Restaurant, both of which have superb kids menus, that are very well priced. There is a health club with a 14 metre pool which children can also avail of, and if you fancy a stroll before dinner, Sandymount beach and Herbert Park are both close by.
47. Castlemartyr Resort, Co. Cork
The 5-Star Castlemartyr Resort is dramatically set on 220 acres, with a 17th century country manor house adjacent to the ruins of an 800-year-old-castle. There is a wide selection of room types including two-bedroom suites, interconnecting rooms and self-catering lodges, some of which allow pets.
Read: 40 hotels in Ireland that allow dogs
Regardless of room type, families can enjoy full access to the resorts grounds, dining options, golf, health club, spa and kids club which runs during school holidays. Treasure Hunts, movie nights, children’s afternoon tea and garden games are also part of the family experience.
48. The Europe Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry
When I asked on Instagram for your favourite luxury hotels in Ireland, The Europe Hotel was recommended many times. The outdoor terrace in the Brasserie Restaurant offers beautiful lake views, as does the fine dining Panorama Restaurant.
There are many room types to choose from, including Golfside Family Rooms and Lakeview Family Suites which have a master bedroom and a door through to an additional triple room.
49. Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare
Dromoland Castle has been welcoming guests since the 16th century. This luxurious five-star hotel is full of history, grandeur and romance – a royal stay is guaranteed. At check-in children are welcomed with their own crown or shield – letting them know that this is their castle too!
Rooms have junior bathrobes and slippers, board games and children’s movies. Family deluxe rooms have two queen beds but can accommodate up to five when an extra bed is added at a cost of €75.
50. The Dunloe Hotel and Gardens, Killarney, Co. Kerry
The Dunloe Hotel prides itself on its family friendly facilities, something that is often lacking in five-star hotels. As well as 64 acres to explore, there is a wonderful outdoor adventure playground on the hotel grounds. Families can also enjoy kayaking on the river that flows through the estate, as well as pony trekking, tennis and a kids club with movie nights that operates during summer holidays.
This luxury hotel has large family rooms that can accommodate two adults and three children, which consists of a double room with balcony and a separate room for children via an internal interconnecting door that can not be reached from the hotel corridor.
I hope this post on Irish hotels with large family rooms will help you plan a staycation soon. If I have omitted some of your favourite hotels, please comment below and I will add them to the post.
It is important to note that some of the facilities / activities listed may not be operating to full capacity – please check with individual hotel for clarification. I always recommend booking a room with free cancellation, or a small deposit, incase there are any changes to the listed facilities that may not suit you.
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More hotels with large family hotel rooms in Ireland – added from customer comments. I will continue to add more here, please contact me if I have left out any of your favourites.
Treacys Oakwood Hotel in Clare is located close to Bunratty Castle and within easy access of the Cliffs of Moher and the Wild Atlantic Way. The newly refurbished family rooms have a double bed and three single beds and can comfortably sleep a family of five.
The Holyrood Hotel is located beside the beach in the resort town of Bundoran in Donegal. There is a leisure club and spa onsite and a kids club usually operates during school holidays. Family rooms can accommodate two adults and up to four children.