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Hotels with Kids in Ireland

A question about Irish hotels in general... when booking, we entered info about our family (2 adults, one 5 yo child) and were only shown the suites and multi-sleeping area large accomodations.

We would be happy with a queen sized bed for us, and a rollout or cot bed for our daughter. Is this not common in Ireland as it is in the US?

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In general, I have found family rooms (double or queen + a twin) much more common in Ireland than many other countries. And, with the exception of Dublin, costs are very reasonable and the additional space is nice. If for some reason you don’t want a family room, you could email and ask about a cot instead.

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We have traveled with teens to several countries in Europe including Ireland and have always experienced the same as you are finding. Family rooms if you find them listed (not super common) are a double-sized bed, sometimes a queen, and one twin or single-sized bed. I have yet to see rollaway cots as an option when I searched for my family, you may need to follow up directly with the establishment. I don't think that is a common practice there. We actually had better luck in Ireland though compared with other countries we've visited finding one room for all 4 of us.

For our family of 4, often we have had to reserve 2 rooms which I then follow up with the hotel directly to ask that the rooms are next to each other (or if they have adjoining rooms). Granted my kids are older so that won't work for you now but something to think about for future family travels overseas.