While we love our summer holidays with the family, now that they are settled back into the school routine it may be nice to take a short mini breaks, let our hair down and give yourselves a nice pat in the back. There is nothing like booking into a nice hotel for a well-overdue weekend break and leaving all the stresses and strains of daily life behind. So grab a couple of girlfriends or your better half (if you have not killed them during the lockdown and restrictions) and enjoy a well-overdue catch-up over facials, sumptuous afternoon tea and a few glasses of something sparkly?
Luckily, we are spoiled for choice in Ireland with the range of gorgeous hotels to choose from and there are some fantastic deals around now that the peak season is over. So, put your feet up and browse through some of our favourite hotel breaks which we have handpicked to suit all tastes and budgets.
One of my personal favourites is this five star resort in the most stunning location and they are offering an amazing deal of €260.00 in total for 2 people sharing. Dining Delight not only includes bed and breakfast but also a four course meal in Hugo’s Restaurant. Wow is all that comes to mind!
The Metropole is the perfect spot, ideally located in the Victorian Quarter in Cork, which has many restaurants and tapas places to choose from. It’s 5 minutes form the train and bus station and near to all local city tourist attractions. Well known for their delectable cocktails, curated by their mixology team and their fab Tea Rooms, open from Thursday to Sunday, where you can enjoy afternoon tea for two with Prosecco and cocktails.
They have some amazing packages for couples and gal pals looking to escape for a mini holiday:
1 NIGHT B&B WITH DINNER -Enjoy a luxury getaway with an award-winning breakfast, 2 course dinner in The MET Restaurant on the night of stay and free city centre car parking for the duration of your stay. From only €179 per night.
3 NIGHT prosecco afternoon tea stay – This package includes 3 nights bed & breakfast.Prosecco Afternoon Tea for two in the Tea Room, 2 course dinner on one evening from €159 per night.
Just a few minutes’ walk from the charming shops and gourmet delights of Kenmare Town is The Kenmare Bay Hotel. We have been raving about their latest offer all over social media as this Autumn you can avail of the Staycation Tax incentive and relax and unwind with an overnight stay at the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort from only €37.50pps per night B&B and €59.50pps including a 3 course meal. Kids under 12 share free including breakfast ONLY.
If anyone wants to take me away this is the one for me…..Located between only 20 mins from the luxury shopping destination of Kildare Village, the Heritage Hotel enjoys the benefit of a superb parkland setting which overlooks the renowned Seve Ballesteros Championship Golf Course. While they have a fabulous Wine and Dine offer at the moment from only €85 pps and including B&B and a three course meal (yes you read it right €85pps). It is the Suite Retreat Package and All the Frills that really caught our eye!
Suite Retreat Package (1B&B, Dinner, Wine & Treats all delivered to your Suite)
This package is idea for those who want some pampering and luxury without having to move too far. The package is tailored so that everything you need comes to you in your spacious suite, featuring private living space and balcony.
All the Frills (1B&B, Sparkling Afternoon Tea -Afternoon Tea with a glass of Prosecco, CHAUFFEUR driven to Kildare Village, 10% off at Kildare Village & Newbridge Silverware, Hands Free Shopping and Tea & Coffee at Kildare Village, 2 Hour access to The Spa Thermal Suite , Access to the Leisure Centre & Pool, Espa Gift in your room on arrival) FROM €159.00 total stay! – I will just leave that here!
Tip: They have an award-winning ESPA Spa too!
Over the last few months we have all missed opportunities to celebrate special occasions so now is the time to claim those moments back with the Missed Moments offer from The Connacht Hotel. The offer includes an overnight Stay with Breakfast in Bed, Prosecco and chocolates in the room on arrival and a three course dinner in the newly refurbished Reubens Restaurant from only €179.00. The Connacht Hotel is located on the Old Dublin Road as you enter Galway City, easily accessible to the M6 Motorway and just a 5 minutes drive time/ or taxi from Eyre Square so perfect if you want to head into town!
Link: The Connacht Hotel
From €254.00 for 2 adults for two nights you can stay at Anner Hotel in Co. Tipperay. This is the place to get away from it all to relax and unwind by walking the gorgeous countryside and this offer not only includes breaks, a two course meal but also access to their leisure facilities including sauna and Jacuzzi. Best of all it’s a steal at this price for two nights in a luxurious four star hotel.
Link: Anner Hotel
If log fires, seaside walks and cosy dinners spell romance for you and your special someone, then enjoy a Romantic Getaway at the 4 star Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo, Galway. Enjoy the rugged landscape, unrivaled scenery and gourmet food which combined will spoil you with the ultimate relaxing romantic escape from only €258.00 for two nights B&B including a three course dinner.
Tip: Pencil in some time to enjoy their gorgeous hot tub with views overlooking Galway Bay!
This hotel provides a real luxury retreat away from the stresses of everyday life and is perfectly located for exploring south-east Ireland. Seafield Hotel & Spa Resort is nestled in the midst of 160 acres of wooded park lands where you can stroll the private riverside walk to the white sands of Ballymoney Beach with the dramatic backdrop of Tara Hill. However it is in the exquisite award-winning Oceo Spa that will surpass your every expectation. From only €300 for a double room you can enjoy B&B and a one hour spa each.
Link: Seafield Hotel & Spa
From only €99 per room per night B&B you can enjoy majestic yet rugged Co. Mayo. Spend your days trekking Mayo where you will find beautiful beaches and mountain ranges and relax in the leisure centre of the Mc William Park Hotel in the evening!
The four star Cavan Crystal Hotel has a spa break from only €219.00 for two people and includes an evening meal, breakfast and of course a spa treatment.