Until recently the hospitality industry has been associated with the 2+2 nuclear family.
If you’re motivated to have more than two children, you’ve probably spent countless hours searching for accommodations that can accommodate your entire family without the expense of booking two rooms. no problem.
We’ve found the best family-friendly hotels with activities to suit everyone with rooms that can accommodate more than four people, so no one is left out in the cold.
The beautiful river on the banks of the River Slaney is one of the family’s favorite trump cards.
In fact, every one of the 102 rooms you stay in will have a view of the river and if you’re a family of five you can pile into a new room with a king, single, and bunk. bed options.
You can also create your own leisure time by choosing kayaking, dune climbing, horseback riding, surfing, and SUP, while the property has a pool, kids’ club and lounge.
This friendly four star combines a waterfront location overlooking Killala Bay with ‘the largest family rooms in the west of Ireland’, sleeping up to eight doubles, a double bedroom and a camp bed.
It also comes with two smart TVs so parents can watch Peppa Pig and YouTube on repeat.
If you can drag them away from the shows there’s also a kids’ club, tennis court, gym, playground, astro gym, basketball court, and water park nearby – plenty to keep everyone entertained.
Fun and family fun don’t have to go hand-in-hand, and while the Inn at Dromoland may not have much to offer around the property, its location on the grounds of the Dromoland Estate means you’ll have access to all the amenities nearby, including a swimming pool, horse riding. -hiking, spa, and golf, and still have your family of five in one spacious room.
There are endless activities and walks in the area, from Bunratty Castle to the Cliffs of Moher which make for a great weekend trip without digging as deep as a castle.
The big draw here is the location on the banks of Lough Ree, so bring your covers and prepare for a weekend of high-octane water sports at Baysports.
The hotel caters for families with plenty of activities for children, including a fun club, cookery school, arts and crafts, as well as a 20m swimming pool and award-winning spa for when mum and dad need a break.
The latest addition is Yew Point, 145 acres of unspoilt woodland with magical trails and hiking trails.
The spacious family rooms accommodate up to eight guests overlooking the lake and are equipped with everything to keep children and parents entertained.
Ideally placed to explore child-friendly Kilkenny, Newpark also has strong credentials having been named Family-Friendly Hotel of the Year in 2020 at the Irish Food & Hospitality Awards.
There’s no airs and graces here, just a homely cosiness that keeps families at ease despite mini-tantrums.
Luxury family rooms sleep up to five and there’s plenty on offer to keep parents and kids busy, from the playground, play area, wildlife farm, and go-kart track to their popular entertainment center with pool and sauna.
With several awards under its belt, this four-star Wexford has a family-friendly market, with 48 suites that cater for families from small to large.
With an open area of 55sq m, the Amber Suites have a ‘kids area’, two beds, and a separate children’s area with benches.
They also come with smart TVs, mini-fridges, and a nice family bathroom with a tub that sits comfortably between the family room and connecting room.
It can also be a hit with its activities, from the kids’ club, go-karting, mini golf, playzone, and cinema for small children, to the gym, cold room, air hockey, and pool for teenagers and tween.
There’s also a luxury spa for adults – it’s all round.
For a family break in the city The Grafton is unbeatable. Just a short walk from Grafton Street, with many shared rooms sleeping up to six, they provide a great base for exploring the city without the expensive price of an ‘interconnecting room’.
Rooms have twin beds, a double bed for parents, separate toilets, showers and smart TVs.
It may not have all the bells and whistles of family-friendly activities, but it has Dublin on its doorstep.
Big city hotel rooms are no longer synonymous, but Galway’s Connacht defies several stereotypes.
As three stars go, it’s way ahead of the pack: a modern lobby including a library and bar and rooms that run the show, with rooms and dining rooms that sleep up to six and a swish motorhome (sleeps 8-10). ) equipped with TVs, two toilets, a washer, dryer, and a barbecue area.
Guests who book directly can enjoy a free kids’ club and free breakfast.
Smack in the middle of the Great Western Greenway overlooking Clew Bay, Mulranny is a solid bet if you’re planning a free holiday along the scenic Greenway.
Families have a choice of accommodation from family rooms that sleep up to six and smart dining rooms, many with sea views and extra sofa beds.
Activities are also well thought out with a kids’ club and a full range of dances for older kids, from bike rides and discos, sea safaris, movie nights, and lobster fishing.
It has been high on family vacation lists for years and with good reason.
A beachfront location facing the beach, as well as a children’s club and youth club to rival any Club Med operation full of oil, The Dingle Skellig, is another place where parents are eager to entertain the charges, while they are also waiting. the relaxing breath of the sea.
Deluxe rooms sleep up to five people and each day they list activities for the kids from cooking, drumming, crafts and treasure hunting while mom and dad hit the spa or linger over a late breakfast.
The charming town of Dingle is just a short walk away and has plenty of family attractions, including the Oceanworld Aquarium and Dingle lighthouse.