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Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020
Pocket Guide: Douglas
Hotels in Douglas
You’ll enjoy plenty of choice when it comes to places to stay in Douglas. From luxury hotels offering gourmet food and exceptional facilities to welcoming B&Bs and budget hotels, you’ll find somewhere tailored to your pocket and your personal preferences.
Many of the hotels, bed and breakfasts and guestlodges are situated in and around East Douglas, so you’ll enjoy easy access to the many shops, restaurants and pubs around the main street of Douglas East and the Douglas Court Shopping Centre.
Cork Airport Hotels for Douglas
If you’re coming to Douglas via Cork Airport, you should consider any of the hotels near the terminal, which is just ten minutes or so away by road from Douglas centre. Accommodation options include everything from chic 4 star hotels to budget chain hotels, plus several friendly guesthouses and B&Bs a little further from the airport.
Hotels Ideal for Enjoying Douglas
If you’re keen to take full advantage of the shops, restaurants and amenities of Douglas, then you may want to look at one of the grand 4 star hotels or spa hotels set on the fringes of town, and also handy for Douglas Golf Club course.
Alternatively, you can consider staying at a welcoming bed and breakfast to enjoy a taste of home and a slice of traditionally generous Irish hospitality. You’ll find a range of B&Bs and lodgings that cover all price points, from those with luxurious rooms and beautiful gardens to simple, no frills guesthouses and pubs with budget rooms.
If you’re planning to spend time exploring the coast and countryside around Douglas it’s worth considering staying just outside town. A wide array of cosy bed and breakfasts, small hotels and self-catering properties can be found in the surrounding County Cork landscapes, villages and port towns.
When to Book Hotels in Douglas
Douglas is just a short drive from Cork centre, so it’s a convenient gateway to the city. With this in mind, you could look at staying in hotels or B&Bs in Douglas if you’re visiting any of Cork’s popular annual festivals. That way, you can dip in and out of the festivities as you please and escape to a comfortable, quiet base once the day’s over.
You should consider booking your accommodation early for popular events such as the Cork Folk Festival, a celebration of traditional folk music that takes place in October, and the Cork Jazz Festival, also staged in October. Or you may want to consider visiting Douglas for other events, such as the art, theatre and dance events of June’s Cork Midsummer Festival.
Hotels for Business in Douglas
Coming to Douglas on business? If so, you should view Douglas as a handy accommodation option that’s close to Cork Airport. You can choose between upscale hotels that boast impressive meeting and conference facilities, as well as relaxing spa amenities ideal for de-stressing after work. Or you could choose one of Douglas’ homely B&Bs or guesthouses if you’re meeting clients in the area and just need a convenient stopover.