Hotels in Kingscourt, Ireland

by Mark Heidelberger Google

Kingscourt, Ireland is home to a number of elegant, privately owned hotels and inns that are surrounded by rich Celtic culture and emerald green landscapes. Some of these properties actually feature old stone architecture dating back hundreds of years while others embody a slightly more chic, modern feel with just traces of old Irish influences. Each hotel offers a wealth of luxury services and amenities, while also providing convenient access to local parks, pubs and historic points of interest.

Dun A Ri House Hotel

The family-owned-and-operated Dun A Ri House Hotel is nestled in the center of Kingscourt close to Dun A Ri Forest Park, where guests can enjoy four planned nature walks past sights like the Holy Well and old Ice House. Guests can relax on soft leather bar stools in the 100 percent smoke-free pub while enjoying a beer and a light meal, with live musical entertainment provided on weekends. A stylish lounge offers snug seating, a spacious dance floor and large-screen plasma TVs, while the restaurant next doors serves modern international cuisines culled from fresh local ingredients. In addition, this hotel received the Irish Pub Guide's Dining Pub Award every year from 2003 to 2007. Each en-suite guest room features a flat-screen TV with satellite service, fitted wardrobes, power showers and broadband access. Wake-up calls, morning newspapers and babysitting services are all available on request.

Hollow Stream B&B

The Hollow Stream B&B, which features a classic red brick facade overlooking a lush green lawn and old stone wishing well, serves as an ideal base for local sightseeing, with attractions like Saint Peter's Church and the Millmount Museum just a short drive away. The property, which is open year-round, offers free off-road parking, complimentary tea and coffee, a cozy guest lounge and child care services. Additionally, the owners will arrange local transportation for those who need it and can provide meeting room space for business travelers. Guests can enjoy a hearty breakfast each morning in a designated dining room, while numerous lunch and dinner options can be found in the town center less than a mile away. Every guest room is individually decorated, some with plush carpeting and others with hardwood floors, while room amenities include free Wi-Fi access and a private bath.

Cabra Castle Hotel

The Cabra Castle Hotel boasts a storied history dating back as far as 1760. The property, which is less than an hour's drive from Dublin Airport, serves as a major local tourist attraction as well as a hotel. Visitors can explore the expansive grounds or sip tea and cocktails under shaded patio tables. All guests are also entitled to free rounds of golf on the hotel's nine-hole executive course, with clubs available at the reception desk. Dining options include an elegant bar area with fireplace and an a la carte restaurant serving regional and international entrees. Guests can select from a total of 15 uniquely decorated units, including courtyard rooms and oversized suites, each with ultra-soft bedding, coffee/tea maker, satellite TV and direct-dial phones. Six large four- and five-bedroom cottages with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside are also available. This property caters to weddings and receptions, too.

The Headfort Arms Hotel

The family-run Headfort Arms Hotel is situated less than 25 minutes south of Kingscourt in the town of Kells, offering easy access to points of interest like the Causey Farm and Bachelors Lodge Equestrian Centre. Golf lovers can sign up for a "stay and play" package, allowing them to enjoy 36 holes of play at two nearby courses with more than 12,000 total yards of tree-lined fairways and fast-rolling greens. The on-site day spa offers therapeutic body treatments and professional teeth-whitening, while evenings bring live musical shows and comic entertainment. Kids dine free in the gourmet restaurant, with the adjacent lounge's private booths and leather sofas perfect for an after-meal cocktail. All 45 luxury guest rooms come with a flat-screen HDTV, private safe, heated towels and orthopedic beds. In addition, this property was given the 2010 National Hotel & Catering Gold Medal Award in the category of "Best Three Star Hotel" by Tourism Ireland.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.