9 Dog-Friendly Hotels in Ireland Where Dogs Stay Free

With the days getting longer and the vaccines around the corner, it is time to start daydreaming of summer holidays! Some good to have come from back-to-back lockdowns and stay-at-home restrictions for us pet owners is the stronger, closer relationships we have all developed with our pups. Spending so much time at home has meant more time for cuddles, playtime, and maybe even trying your hand at some homemade dog treats.

2020 was the year for road trips, staycations, pet-friendly hotels, and all-around dog-friendly awareness, lets hope that 2021 continues on that path. After a year of working from home, it is no surprise that more and more people are looking for hotels where they can bring their best friend along with them. Last Year saw a huge rise in domestic travel and with that, a surge in canine guests checking-in.

So go on and pack the toys, car snacks, and camera; here we have 9 dog-friendly hotels in Ireland that won’t charge you any extra fees for bringing the pup. That’s right, Dogs stay for FREE!
The Twelve Hotel - Barna, Co. Galway

The Twelve Hotel is recognized as one of Ireland's best pet-friendly hotels and for good reason! We can personally recommend it, having visited over Christmas 2020. They offer their Pampered Pet Program, which is designed to treat your pet with their renowned red carpet service, just as you’d expect for yourself. Located on the coast, and surrounded by parks and woodland walks, the hotel is the perfect place for an outdoor getaway with your pup. Can you believe that there is no extra charge for your canine companion?!

You will arrive to a doggie welcome kit, dog bed, and dog bowls, pet treats from their in-house bakery, and a new toy to keep your pup busy while you unpack. Make sure you stop by the doggie reception, full of treats, toys, and leashes. Their onsite restaurant will also welcome pets, providing water bowls and their own dinner or you can relax in your hotel room with their doggie room service menu.

Find more about their pet-friendly policy here
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Ceol Na Dtonnta, Co. Clare

This dog-friendly B&B is located on the Wild Atlantic Way overlooking the village of Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands. It is the ideal base for exploring all that West Clare has to offer. Ceol Na Dtonnta loves animals, even having two resident ponies, ‘Salt n Pepper’, and a dog called Tinkerbelle; all considered family members. Book a guest room and pay no additional fee for bringing your dog. Take your pup down to the seaside for a run along the beach or a paddle in the sea. Treats and doggie bowls are provided in every room and a plush dog bed if requested.

Find more about their pet policy here
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Nine Market - Kinsale, Co. Cork

Located above a cafe, Nine Market has 4 guest rooms that are perfect for anyone looking to explore the seaside town of Kinsale with their pup at no additional cost! The restaurant downstairs is also dog-friendly, so make sure you pop in for something to eat and a doggie treat.

Find more about their pet-policy here
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Emmet Hotel - Clonakilty, Co. Cork

This boutique hotel is perfectly located for you and your dog to explore West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way. Only a few minutes walking from the pet-friendly restaurants, pubs, cafes, and pack the tennis ball as they are just a short drive away from the beach,  Emmet Hotel has it all! Small dogs are welcome with no pet fee and they will be greeted with treats in the room. 

Find more about their pet policies here.
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Uppercross Hotel - Dublin 6, Co. Dublin

Located only 3km from Dublin City, Uppercross Hotel is within walking distance of great restaurants, café-bars, pubs with live music, shops, a cinema, and a fitness center. They welcome dogs of any size, with no breed or weight restrictions. When you arrive, your furry friend will be greeted with food bowls in the room. There is also a pet concierge service with details about local dog walkers, sitters, groomers, and veterinarians. This is a great choice for dog owners with larger dogs.

Find more about their pet-policy here.
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Cliff at Lyons, Celbridge, Co. Kildare 

We love pet-friendly hotel chains and this on one of two pet-friendly locations run by the Cliff Group. Cliffs at Lyons is the ultimate dog-friendly retreat in the countryside with no nightly fee for pets. Hotel guests have easy access to green space, exploring their lush gardens, and wandering through the estate grounds. With miles of countryside walks, both you and your dog will enjoy the fresh air and scenery that County Kildare has to offer. All dogs are greeted with fresh food, water, treats, a doggie bed, a floor mat, and a fluffy doggie towel. 

Find more about their pet-policy here.
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Bellinter House - Navan, Co. Meath

Another countryside retreat, Bellinter House offers both you and your pet the comfort and elegance of a luxury boutique hotel. Pets are welcome in the Stable and Lean-To rooms. 

Find more about their pet-policy here.
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Cliff House Hotel - Ardmore, Co. Waterford

Located on the hills overlooking Ardmore bay, The Cliff House Hotel is perfect for anyone looking to escape to the country with their four-legged friend. With plenty of areas to walk along the cliff-top, and a beach for running and swimming you will surely have a wonderful time at this dog-friendly hotel. 

All pups are welcomed with fresh food, water, a doggie bed, a doggie towel, and special treats on arrival. You can also bring your pup with you for dinner on the Balcony Terrace with views overlooking the bay. 

Find more about their pet-policy here.
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40 Winks - Bray, Co. Wicklow

An eclectic mix of art and design, 40 Winks Hotel is located on Bray seafront, perfect for anyone looking for a little getaway from Dublin and some fresh sea air. With a dog-friendly park just outside the hotel and the Bray promenade beyond that, it is a lovely place to wake up and take a walk with your pup.

Find more about their pet-policy here.
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When planning your staycation it is important to call ahead and reserve a pet-friendly room as demand is outweighing supply.

Whilst you are away, be sure to find the best dog-friendly restaurants, cafes, shops, and vets in the area by searching our online directory at www.pawsfriendly.com.

Be sure to tag us @PawsFriendly in your holiday snaps!!

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