There is a multitude of bed and breakfasts in Ireland. Therefore, how do you choose the right one? Are there standards that B&Bs have to meet? How do you know if a B&B is the right fit for you?
Standards for a bed and breakfast in Ireland
To be approved as a bed and breakfast in Ireland the home has to follow:
- planning legislation
- fire safety and local building regulations
- food legislation
- health & safety regulations
Types of bed and breakfasts in Ireland
B&Bs come in all different styles:
- farm houses
- town houses
- Victorian homes/historic homes
- country homes
In Ireland you have to pay attention to where the home is located. Example: The B&B might advertise that they are in the County of Kerry, near Killarney. As the traveler you are looking for accommodations near Killarney, close to the city. Kerry is a large county – you don’t want to get stuck 2 hours from the city because you weren’t aware of the exact location.
Is a bed and breakfast for me?
That depends on your preference. Some B&Bs are small and you will truly be staying in a person’s home and your room may or may not have a private bathroom. Others are bigger and will feel like you are staying in a boutique hotel. Also, there is the possibility of staying in a re-furbished manor home or historic home that will give you that “Irish” feeling. Or even a castle!
Whichever your preference there is a place for you in Ireland, even if you decide that a quaint hotel is the way to go!
Do you have questions about traveling to Ireland? Contact me here!