5 fantastic autism-friendly hotels in Ireland & Northern Ireland to visit this summer 1 year ago

5 fantastic autism-friendly hotels in Ireland & Northern Ireland to visit this summer

Some fantastic spots.

Travelling when your child is neurodivergent can be difficult but it really shouldn't have to be.

Being on the spectrum myself I'm always keeping an eye out for autism-friendly hotels that I can recommend to others.

Over the last couple of years, I've seen a handful of autism-friendly hotels pop up time and time again.

Below is five hotels that I highly recommend booking this summer if you're looking for an autism-friendly environment.

1. Radisson Blu - Sligo


Last year the Radisson Blu Sligo launched their new sensory-friendly rooms.


Specially designed to help individuals explore, develop and engage their senses in a safe environment, the sensory bedroom provides a calm environment in which families with children with additional needs can relax.

2. Clonakilty Park Hotel - Cork

Clonakilty is Ireland’s First Autism-Friendly town in Ireland. In order to acquire this designation, Clonakilty had to go through a robust accreditation process.

With that in mind, Clonakilty Park Hotel is an ideal choice if you're looking for an autism-friendly staycation.

3. Roe Park Resort - Derry

Named Northern Ireland’s first autism-friendly hotel, you're in for a truly stunning vacation at this hotel.


A 4-star hotel, Roe Park is located on sprawling green grounds and is only a stone's throw from the famous Giant's Causeway.

4. Pillo Hotel - Meath

You only have to look up up Pillo Hotel's Tripadvisor reviews to see that it is one of the best hotels in Ireland when it comes to being autism-friendly.

Formally the Ashbourne Marriott the Pillo is a 4-star property located only five minutes from Tayto Park and 25 minutes from Dublin City Centre.

5. Clayton Hotel - Sligo

Sligo is absolutely smashing it when it comes to autism-friendly hotels.

Named Ireland’s First Hotel to have a sensory room the Clayton Hotel is situated in an idyllic scenic location on the Atlantic coast, overlooked by the spectacular Benbulben mountain.