Looking for somewhere to stay in Navan
Navan may be the primary city of County Meath, but much of the best accommodation is located in the countryside. With that in mind, many tourists and visitors end up booking rooms in smaller countryside towns.
Trim (15 km south via R151) is one of the most popular hotel bases. The town’s castle makes for a beautiful backdrop for rooms with a view. Kells (16 km north-west via R147) also tops the list thanks to the role it played in protecting its eponymous book from the 9th to 16th centuries.
The following are among the most popular hotels within short distance of Navan:
Bellinter House (outside Navan)
The Bellinter House is located on the outskirts of Navan and offers some of the most sought-after accommodation within reach of the city centre. This 18th-century country home presides over the River Boyne and offers plenty of period ambiance. Facilities include the Bathhouse spa and a set of restaurants.
Headfort Arms Hotel (Kells)
This family-run operation in Kells is one of the most popular places to stay in County Meath. The rooms are decidedly modern, but not at the expense of the establishment’s lightly rustic charm (think: open log fire in the lounge). Facilities include a restaurant and spa.
Castle Arch Hotel (Trim)
The Castle Arch manages to feel posh without being pretentious with its Old-World ambiance. The hotel offers 21 rooms and is a favourite place to host seminars, weddings and small conferences outside of Dublin.
Trim Castle Hotel (Trim)
Located in the Trim town centre, this hotel has played a key role in rehabilitating a neighbourhood close to the castle. Guests enjoy impressive views and plenty of luxurious extras. Facilities include a collection of five restaurants and bars, one of which features rooftop dining.
Knightsbrook Hotel (Trim)
This impressive hotel is situated on just shy of 200 acres of attractive parkland. Guests enjoy luxury amenities, fine dining and access to a swimming pool, health club and championship golf course.