As part of our County Meath series, we are sharing the best accommodation options in and around the county and why we love them. All of the listed options are hotels we have actually stayed in or visited and adored.
We are from Trim, so we tend to lean more towards our little town and feel that it in fact has a lot more to offer than what meets the eye.
KNIGHTSBROOK SPA & RESORT – TRIM
When it comes to hotels in County Meath, Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa and Resort is our favourite. It’s an award winning hotel and perfect for a family country break. With a Golf course, modern hotel room accommodation and family friendly courtyard cottages, you have everything you need. Whether you prefer to leisure at your own pace or favouring a splash in the indoor pool with the kids, this Hotel is perfect.
We visit Knightsbrook time and time again – from the New Years’ Eve Ball, watching the GAA in the sports bar to multiple nightcaps on a night out in town. We love the warm, inviting atmosphere and friendly service. You will really enjoy your time here, especially when there is live music on. The Terrace Lounge has a great outdoor seating area, overlooking the golf course.
Pros: Knightsbrook is family friendly, a favourite among golf players and perfect for a slow paced, entertaining break.
Cons: Availability is hard to come by in peak seasons. This is a good complaint, I suppose.
TRIM CASTLE HOTEL – TRIM
What we love most of Trim Castle Hotel, is the view. The Rooftop at Trim Castle Hotel has the best view in the town – overlooking the gigantic Norman Castle and the mystical Yellow Steeple in the background. You can spend an evening here ‘talking’ ‘making up’ stories of what life in this town was like in the 1100s.
Pros: Great location. Trim Castle Hotel is the only hotel with a Rooftop Terrace in Trim and right in front of the Castle. A perfect spot for sun downers.
Cons: The Rooftop is not always open/available. It is weather permitting and often used for private events/weddings. Best to ring in advance. Alternatively, the Bailey Bar overlooks the Castle too for those sun downers.One of the best views in Ireland
TANKARDSTOWN HOUSE – NAVAN
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to stay in a classic Georgian manor house on an 80-acre estate like Tankardstown house? With beautiful and elegant interiors, Tankardstown is a luxurious stay. Ireland is full of properties like this. Tankardstown house is mainly a wedding venue. So, we wouldn’t recommend it as a tourist – stay, but rather a romantic break-away for two. The property hosts an award-winning restaurant, Brabazon and a beautiful garden. You truly get the feeling of sitting somewhere reminiscent of the South of France.
Pros: Good for a luxurious, romantic break and delicious food. A stunning property.
Cons: Mostly used as a wedding venue. It’s pricey and a 10 minute drive away from the nearest town. We feel that there is little to do on the property itself.
BELLINTER HOUSE – NAVAN
Our absolutely favourite spot is none other than Bellinter House on the banks of the river Boyne. We have a very soft spot for this quirky, very unique boutique hotel. Read more about why we love Bellinter House in our blog post about this hidden gem in the Boyne Valley.