Definition of an Irish B&B

What is an Irish B&B?

Bed and Breakfasts or B&Bs are the backbone of the Irish Hospitality sector - you find B&B Accommodation in areas where there are no hotels and yet the B&B owners ensure there is no compromise on comfort.

In Modern Ireland, B&Bs are generally family run or managed, have 4 or 5 rooms with private bathrooms, include breakfast, many provide FREE WIFI and have the individual touch of the owner. B&B REVIEWS the reviews website, rates the majority of Irish B&Bs as 4 or 5 star. You may see the term "Guesthouse" and these offer much the same service as B&Bs but are generally larger and may have additional facilities - again these are generally family run or managed.


What to Expect in an Irish B&B

  • Private bathroom / Shower / Toilet
  • Choice of Cooked or Buffet Breakfast
  • FREE: WiFi - Tea & Coffee - TV
  • Double Rooms - Family Rooms - Single Rooms
  • Last Minute Deals - Multiple Nights Discount
  • Local Knowledge of Attractions
  • Home Baking - Irish Bread or Other Delights

Do NOT Expect (although you may be surprised)

  • 24 Concierge or Laundry Service
  • Restaurants, Bars or Pools
  • Wide Acceptance of Vouchers

The "B&B" or family home accommodation is not unique to Ireland but the number per capita is most likely the highest in the world. Why would that be? Well, Ireland is a large country with a small population and around 50% of people live in rural Ireland away from the main cities. Tourists visiting Ireland are attracted to the most beautiful & often remote areas and there are B&Bs in every corner of the country to satisfy the demand. The competition between B&Bs has lead to a high quality accommodation that is popular with visitors and Irish folk alike. There are also discounts to be had for the traveller in the know - check out RED DOT DEALS for last minute deals and special offers - you could end up saving a small fortune.

Rooms in B&Bs generally have similar facilities to those in hotels but can be furnished to the taste of the owner - these can mean a wide variety of styles that are unlike any hotel. Book a B&B in Ireland and taste the wonderful Irish Hospitality & humour.