An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Ireland are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Dublin and then beyond in Ireland.
Ireland has been placed among the worst European performers in a range of environmental areas, according to detailed new statistical analysis.
Best Eco Tours in Ireland
- Giant’s Causeway & Belfast City Day Tour from Dublin
- The Gap of Dunloe Adventure Day Tour from Killarney
- Wild Atlantic Way Self-Guided Bike Tour from Clifden
- Connemara National Park, Beach & Blanket Bog ecology walk. Private Full-day
- Shore Excursion: Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands, and The Burren Tour from Galway
1. Hemp Cottage 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Ireland
Located in Crossgar in the Down County region, Hemp Cottage has a garden. The accommodation is 37 km from Bangor, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.
The holiday home features 2 bedrooms, a TV, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower.
Belfast is 27 km from the holiday home, while Lisburn is 25 km away. The nearest airport is George Best Belfast City Airport, 25 km from Hemp Cottage.
This is an opportunity to stay in a really ecological cottage, set in a very attractive location right beside a river, in the grounds of the owners converted Mill. The cottage was featured in Living Design Summer 2010 and was built with hempcrete walls and a grass roof. A short film is available on YouTube for those interested in the innovative construction. Our visitors really enjoy the generous internal & exterior spaces which are designed to enjoy the space and light with a simple and natural style. It has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with bunk beds.
There is level access throughout the cottage and the shower is a level access wet room (no bath). There is underfloor heating throughout, and it is a very comfortable environment due to the high levels of insulation. There is also a wood-burning stove. The cottage has a sun-filled veranda on two sides with table and chairs on the west-facing veranda to catch the evening light. The house is set in a natural attractive garden with young orchard and vegetable plots, and has access to the river bank with diverse bird and wildlife. So come to this restful place and fall asleep to the sound of the river.
I would highly recommend without any hesitation this eco friendly cottage…Rachael & Tom were so welcoming..it was tranquil, peaceful, relaxing with the sounds of the stream close by to the chickens that greeted us each morning.
The house is the perfect size for two adults and two young children. The toys, the enclosed garden and the chicken and ducks were all a bonus and very much enjoyed. The location of Hemp cottage makes it ideal for day trips that don’t require more than a 30 minute drive. Equally, the days spent ‘at home’ were relaxing and entertaining. We would love to come some time in the future!
The facilities are great. Second bedroom although no photograph has large adult size very comfortable bunk beds. So our adult size teenagers were very happy. The double bedroom again very comfortable king size bed with wardrobe & everything you would need. Large modern wet room, perfect for us.
The cottage is actually very spacious with a well equipped kitchen & lovely dining area with views of the river. The owner’s Tom & Rachel, perfect hosts so helpful but not intrusive, had no problem with us inviting our family over for lunch, so we were able to cater for 7 of us quite comfortably.
There’s a beautiful garden with plenty of room to sit outside in this lovely environment. We were blessed with perfect weather, so could enjoy peaceful walks.
Downpatrick isn’t far with shops & cinemas & a bit further Newcastle to see the Mountains of Mourne, Murlough beach & a coffee or ice- cream at Maud’s.
For a family who live in the city, Hemp cottage gave us the chance to experience the ” good life” in comfort. We came home feeling refreshed & happy, looking forward to our next visit here!
How much does a room costs at Hemp Cottage?
Prices start 139$/night for Two-Bedroom House.
This holiday home has a toaster, oven and microwave.
Where to book online – Hemp Cottage – Eco Friendly Hotels Ireland – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Ireland during Kilkenny Cat Laugh’s Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Ireland on Booking.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. The Hendrick Smithfield 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Dublin
Attractively situated in Dublin, The Hendrick Smithfield features air-conditioned rooms, a bar, free WiFi and a terrace. The property is situated 1.2 km from The City Hall, 1.3 km from Guinness Storehouse and 1.3 km from Dublin Castle. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge.
At the hotel, rooms include a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
Round-the-clock advice is available at the reception, where staff speak Portuguese, English and Spanish.
Close to restaurants and bars, this hip hotel in a brick building is a 4-minute walk from both the bustling Smithfield Square and the nearest tram stop. It’s 1 km from the 13th-century Dublin Castle.
Featuring hardwood floors, the laid-back, streamlined rooms provide flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access. Some rooms come with bunk beds.
There’s a trendy bar, and a lobby lounge with an industrial-chic vibe.
How much does a room costs at The Hendrick Smithfield?
Prices start 121$/night for Double Room.
This double room has air conditioning.
Where to book online – The Hendrick Smithfield – Eco Friendly Hotels Dublin – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Ireland during Kilkenny Cat Laugh’s Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Ireland on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. The Wilder 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Ireland
The Wilder in Dublin provides accommodation with a garden, a terrace and a shared lounge. This 4-star townhouse offers free WiFi. St. Stephen’s Green is an 5-minute walk away.
The bedrooms in the guest house are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Every room comes with a private bathroom with a shower, while selected rooms also boast garden views.
A continental breakfast and an a la carte cooked breakfast is available daily at the property.
This stylish hotel on a tree-lined street is 3 km from Dublin Castle, and 2 km from the National Gallery of Ireland. It’s 12 km from Dublin Airport.
The chic rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffee making facilities, as well as designer toiletries. Upgraded rooms have mini fridges.
Amenities include a gin bar and a restaurant. Breakfast is available.
The hotel itself is impossible to fault. It feels like they’ve thought of everything you could want. I stayed in the Lady Jane suite and couldn’t recommend it enough. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom has both bath and (incredible!) shower. When we visited bars and restaurants in Dublin were closed except for outdoor dining. That was fine with us because between the gorgeous room and the great service in the bar we didn’t want to leave the hotel.
Another high point was the breakfast. There was a great selection and they were very generous with the servings.
I would definitely rate this hotel as 5 stars and hope to return for another visit soon.
The Wilder is the most beautiful Victorian style hotel. It is elegant with stunning red bricks on the exterior. It is so peaceful, tranquil and relaxing. A wonderful getaway for a romantic weekend.
As you walk into the entrance you will notice the beautiful patio gardens which immediately grabs your attention and you sense that welcoming WOW.
The most important element I noticed was the level of hospitality, professionalism and the attention to detail all staff members offered. As I was somewhat incapacitated the staff over exceeded their level of duty to offer me the excellent customer service.
Our bedroom was the most beautifully decorated room I have ever stayed in. The Victorian style is so sophisticated.
Simply put, we were offered 7 class service in The Wilder Townhouse. It exceeded my expectations and I for sure will be returning again.
My compliments to the manager and staff.
How much does a room costs at The Wilder?
This double room has air conditioning, electric kettle and fireplace.
Where to book online – The Wilder – Eco Friendly Hotels Ireland – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Ireland during Kilkenny Cat Laugh’s Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Ireland on Booking.com or Trip.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. The Salthouse Hotel 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Northern Ireland
Located in Ballycastle, 7 km from Rathlin Island, The Salthouse Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel features family rooms.
At the hotel, each room comes with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a kettle.
Guests at The Salthouse Hotel can enjoy a continental breakfast.
In a remote, rural setting with views of the Atlantic Ocean, this sophisticated hotel is 1 mile from both Ballycastle Beach and the A44 road. It’s 4 miles from the remains of the 16th-century Kinbane Castle.
Refined rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and sitting areas, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Some have ocean views.
Parking and electric charging stations are complimentary, as is breakfast served in an elegant restaurant/bar. There’s also a spa and a courtyard terrace.
Staff brilliant, efficient and friendly despite being very busy. Great place to eat. 😁 Great eco friendly concept and the view is fantastic from a beautifully crafted interior. I would recommend this place to anyone. One of the best spots on the North Coast in my humble opinion.
We loved it Lovely high ceilings, huge windows and amazing views of Rathlin
The kitchen is fully equipped with everything and the bed was comfortable – what a view to wake up to.
Amazing views from the front of the hotel, the most friendly helpful staff. Great location for exploring area. Large spacious rooms. Very quiet. fabulous courtyard to sit in on sunny days and have a drink.
Really enjoyed our overnight stay. Everyone was so friendly from the reception staff to the barman and the lovely waiting staff in the restaurant, even the chef gave us a recipe from the menu. The food was just delicious.
The bedroom was really clean and spacious and the views fantastic – I think it’s got one of the best views in Ireland. I would highly recommend this beautifully decorated and cosy hotel. Looking forward to our next visit.
The Salthouse may have been our second choice but was undoubtedly first class. We chose a chalet to suit the needs of our family and it was perfect. Everything you need, comfy beds and the most amazing view. It was so relaxing and peaceful just what we needed after a very busy few months due to pandemic/ house move. There were a few technical issues in the chalet on arrival with the TV, WiFi and door keypad.
Issues happen but it is the way they are handled that counts – the Salthouse were ultra professional and efficient. Carl one of the owners came to personally check out and explain what had happened, the receptionists were so helpful too. It’s a family run hotel and there is that feel about the place. Hotel tastefully decorated, breakfast first day was exceptional, second day they were busier and it just wasn’t as good but still fine. Views from restaurant incredible too.
The spa wasn’t open unfortunately but we will definitely return. A highly recommended stay and despite the pandemic we felt safe and cared for here. Thanks to everyone at the Salthouse.
How much does a room costs at The Salthouse Hotel?
Prices start 295$/night for Superior Double or Twin Room with Garden View.
Where to book online – The Salthouse Hotel – Eco Friendly Hotels Northern Ireland – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Ireland during Kilkenny Cat Laugh’s Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Ireland on Booking.com or Trip.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Iveagh Garden Hotel 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Ireland
Iveagh Garden Hotel is a 4-star sustainable eco-friendly hotel located in Dublin city centre. It is a 4-minute walk from St. Stephen’s Green and Grafton street.
The rooms are decorated in rich textures and offer city views. All rooms have free WIFI, laptop-sized safes, complimentary water, Smart TVs and a bathroom with rainfall shower and hairdryer.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in Elle’s Bar & Bistro.
This warm hotel in a brick building next to historic, landscaped Iveagh Gardens is a 2-minute walk from a tram stop and a 7-minute walk from the shops along Grafton Street.
Polished rooms with marble bathrooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making facilities. Snug rooms with glass-enclosed rainfall showers are available, as are suites that come with balconies offering views of the gardens.
There’s a cosy restaurant/bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.
The Iveagh Garden hotel was fabulous from check in to check out. We were upgraded to a room with a little balcony overlooking the treetops of the same named gardens, A coffee machine, comfortable bed and powerful rain–shower all added to a great stay. Bottled water and Butlers Irish chocolates were a delightful touch.
The hotel has the feel of an art deco boutique style despite having approximately 150 rooms with none of the inoffensive neutrality of a larger hotel chain. We dined that night al fresco in the lovely heated outdoor space as friends joined us and as non-guests could not eat indoors. The hotel staff were great and welcoming.
The rooms are really fabulous, Pure luxury at a great rate. Great wifi, tv, tea, coffee tray, bottles of still and fizzy water, loads of towels and plenty of shampoo, conditioner and soaps. The beds are extremely comfortable and the bathroom is beautiful with a fabulous rain shower.
We went down to breakfast the following morning and it was a huge feast of everything that that you could wish for.
There was overnight oats, a variety of fresh chopped fruit, cheeses, smoked salmon, meats, honeycomb, fresh yogurts, cereals, porridge, juices, teas, coffees, breads, croissants, scones, brown and white breads, and hot buffet of rashers, sausages, scrambled and fried eggs, hash browns, tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, black and white puddings.An amazing buffet of beautiful food.
How much does a room costs at Iveagh Garden Hotel?
This room features floor-to-ceiling windows, a laptop safe, complimentary water, a Smart TV and free WiFi.
The en-suite facilities contain a rainfall shower and hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and eco-friendly bath products.
Where to book online – Iveagh Garden Hotel – Eco Friendly Hotels Ireland – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Ireland during Kilkenny Cat Laugh’s Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Ireland on Booking.com or Trip.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
6. Slieve Bloom Manor Eco Bed & Breakfast 3* – Eco Hotels Ireland
Slieve Bloom Manor Bed & Breakfast is a 10-minute walk from the centre of Killarney. This family-run, eco-friendly bed and breakfast provides free breakfast and free Wi-Fi, 10 minutes’ drive from Killarney’s lakes.
Bright and traditionally furnished, each room at Slieve Bloom Manor Bed & Breakfast features wooden furniture and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Guest can relax with a TV in the room and tea and coffee-making facilities.
The stunning woodlands of Killarney National Park are less than 5 minutes’ drive away, and bicycle hire is also available. You can also go hiking and horse riding in the surrounding area.
On a leafy residential street, this down-to-earth B&B is a 15-minute walk from Killarney train station and 3 km from the 15th-century Ross Castle.
Warm rooms feature free Wi-Fi, as well as tea and coffee making equipment; some en suite bathrooms have showers only.
Continental and/or cooked breakfast is offered, and parking is complimentary. Packed lunches are available for a surcharge.
I would recommend this B&B when staying in Killarney. We received a warm welcome and had a pleasant stay in a large clean room.
The owners have made a huge effort to make guests feel comfortable and safe. The owners wore masks, hand sanitizer was available and social distancing measures were in place.
There’s a choice of breakfast options each morning with plenty of vegetarian dishes as well as a hearty full Irish.
It’s located in a convenient area, although off a busy road. It’s about a ten minute walk to the centre and there’s free parking plus, if you are inclined there’s a bike rental shop nearby so you can cycle to the National Park and nearby attractions.
How much does a room costs at Slieve Bloom Manor Eco Bed & Breakfast?
Prices start 210$/night for Double Room.
This double room features a electric kettle and tea/coffee maker
Where to book online – Slieve Bloom Manor Eco Bed & Breakfast – Eco Friendly Hotels Ireland – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Ireland during Kilkenny Cat Laugh’s Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Ireland on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
7. Roundwood House 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Ireland
Nestled at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Roundwood House offers Irish hospitality in a historic home of architectural interest. Free parking is possible on site, and free WiFi is accessible throughout.
Roundwood House is a country house, surrounded by unspoilt countryside. All bedrooms have their own private en suite bathrooms, and all enjoy a view of the beautiful gardens.
A full Irish breakfast is included in the room rate, served alongside home-baked bread, yoghurt, muesli and fruit compote. The on-site restaurant offers a menu set around local, seasonally available ingredients.
At Roundwood House you will find a garden. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including hiking.
At the end of 10 days travelling around Ireland, we treated ourselves to a night at Roundwood House en route back to Dublin. It was everything we hoped for and more – a wonderful sense of history in the house & grounds combined with comfort & excellent food. Our hosts – Hannah, Paddy & the animal menagerie – were so welcoming.
For dinner that night, we joined our fellow guests & had a highly enjoyable evening of convivial chat over dinner, with Paddy joining us for a post-dinner glass of wine by the fire.
We came away feeling like we had made new friends & would highly recommend Roundwood House for an exceptional experience of gracious hospitality.
This 300 year old Home has a lot of history and charm but it’s the incredible hospitality of Paddy and Hannah and family that makes this among one of my most favorite places to visit!!
We knew we were in for a real treat when greeted upon arrival by “Coco” (incredibly lovable yellow lab). Followed by ducks and chickens that defined “free range”. (We learned later that they were strictly pets of the family that owns the home.) (phewf, what a relief – we got so attached to them.)
When you enter you definitely go back in time. We loved everything about the home. The rooms were comfortable and very clean. No T.V. In the rooms ( which we loved) and the WiFi was great. What we found charming was a pair of child’s shoes by the front door to remind us this IS their home and we are invited guests.
It was truly magical and we felt so much at home in this great house. Hannah and Paddy and their two gorgeous girls obviously love sharing their home with their guests. They were the perfect hosts – there when we needed them and just quietly in the background the rest of the time. Amelie and Lucie brought our grandchildren around to see all their favourite places around the house and the grounds.
It felt like such a happy place and the food was just amazing – we hadn’t realised that we would have such a gourmet feast for dinner and again in the morning for breakfast. The full Irish was terrific and the smoked salmon and eggs just wonderful.
It is a quintessential Irish country estate that transports you back to another time and place. The house and grounds are lovely, but of course it is the charming young couple who make the experience. The wife is warm and always trying to meet any need you might have and her husband is equally hospitable, PLUS he is a FABULOUS chef!
The dinner we had at Roundwood House was the best during our visit to Ireland, no question. Also, we met some charming guests there visiting from Dublin, which made the stay even nicer, with lively dinner table conversation. We had a magical visit to Ireland and every place we stayed was wonderful, but if I could return to only one of the spots we visited, it would be Roundwood House.
We got a very warm welcome from Hannah with tea and cake and she also took the time to chat with us and showed a genuine interest in all we had to talk about. Tough going when you are trying to be everything in a place like this (as well as a mother!). Our rooms were charming and clean and the beds really comfortable. We loved the dog and the rabbit and the chickens.
The library was fab. In the evening there was great attention from the staff and drinks were not lacking in the drawing room. The children ate first (food was spot on for them) and then adults dined privately. The food was absolutely delicious and Paddy brought in every course and provided a detailed explanation. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend here and want to congratulate Paddy and Hannah and their two girls on their wonderful and warm work ethic.
How much does a room costs at Roundwood House?
Prices start 145$/night for Double Room.
This double room features a electric kettle and tea/coffee maker
Where to book online – Roundwood House – Eco Friendly Hotels Ireland – you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Ireland during Kilkenny Cat Laugh’s Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Ireland on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.